24: Season 5 — 12:00 PM-1:00 PM — Live-Blogging
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12:02 - Samwise says it's about getting the nerve gas, not revenge for Palmer. Why do they have to be mutually exclusive? If you can get the nerve gas AND revenge Palmer, then why wouldn't you?
12:03 - Whoa! No more close-ups of Audrey. She is definitely HFFFFH. Can't the DoD pay for a nose-job or something? Geez.
12:04 - Yikes. I'd very much not like to be exposed to that nerve gas. And who's the poor sap on the training video?
12:07 - Uh-oh... Jack sent the kid away with a red shirt. That does not bode well for his future.
12:10 - Cummings is going to go up against Jack? Obviously he's suffering from delusions of grandeur.
12:16 - Just a thought—every plot of 24 could be prevented if we just didn't allow sitting Presidents, presidential candidates, or SecDefs anywhere near California. Every time the nation faces a major crisis, it's because somebody is in California who shouldn't be.
12:17 - Did anyone see what that longshoreman did in the crate? I missed it, but it looked like he might have set a timer on one of the cans of nerve gas...
12:19 - Hey, cool! Audrey has the same phone I do! It's pretty good, but there's something wrong with the speaker in my earpiece.
12:20 - Uh-oh, Jack has his bag of tricks again. Now I know something major is about to go down.
12:22 - What? Cummings is coming clean?? And Logan is listening to him???? At least put the guy in handcuffs, first! Let Jack at him.
Ohhhhh now I get it. Cummings is going to play the "neocon" rushing to war while waving the flag—yikes.
12:25 - If Logan were a real man, he'd let his presidency "be implicated" and "destroyed," in order to reveal the truth and prevent an unspeakable tragedy. I mean, come on—does he really think Cummings is capable of playing the terrorists? That's just ridiculous.
Who wants to bet that the top terrorist's plan all along was to load the cannisters onto a ship and then turn it around and bring them right back into the states?
Don't forget that the Russian President is in California too—dollars to donuts he's the real target, not Moscow. Remember, you heard it here first.
Oh, and does anyone think that they'll ever explain to us why there were nerve gas cannisters hidden under Ontario airport?
12:32 - Jack in cuffs—that ain't cool. Now we've got the weasel fighting against Bauer again, and this time to protect a traitor.
Cummings should be swinging from the nearest tall tree by now.
12:34 - The Secret Service [Pierce] guy is figuring it out. He'll get Jack out.
12:35 - Yes! Samwise, shut your mouth and disregard the order.
12:36 - Mrs. Logan "How did this happen?" You married a weasel!!
12:38 - Pierce knows there's something going on, and he's seen Jack save the day enough times to know to listen to him. Let's see if he does.
12:44 - YEAH PIERCE!!! "DO something!" "I am Mr. President, I'm upholding my oath to protect you!"
That was frakkin awesome. And it continues to be. I'm completely prepared to watch Bauer torture Cummings.
Take an eye! Take an eye!
Damn, Cummings broke. But now Logan has seen how effective Bauer can be—maybe he'll be a little more trusting from now on...? Doubtful.
12:47 - Well, Logan has finally shaped up. That was a good move putting CTU back in charge. And Pierce and Bauer yet again show what kind of guys they are by being prepared to face the consequences of their actions.
And Logan was ready to get rid of Cummings—that's good, but he's still too much of a flip-flopper.
12:49 - Sorry, Logan, but Bauer disappearing has been shown to be the exact opposite of what's best for the country.
Can we just take a moment to pause and reflect on the fact that Jack Bauer was just allowed to effectively torture and interrogate the White House Chief of Staff in the President's presence?
Now let's all have fun picturing Jack torturing George Stephanapolous in front of Bill Clinton. Or, better yet, Bob Shrum in front of John Kerry. Feel free to supply your own.
12:54 - Are they seriously going to commit the First Lady even though she was right? Oh, no, there we go... that's better.
12:55 - Yeah! Don't trust the asshole! Go to the press! Get him impeached!
12:59 - Saw that coming. Of course there are no cannisters there. Like I said, did Cummings really think he could play the terrorists? Of course they figured him out. And now the nerve gas is loose. And Cummings turned the terrorists against us. Beautiful.
Beep-boop, beep-boop, beep-boop.
1 death—Cummings's inside man.
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