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24 – Day 8: 10:00am – 11:00am

April 27, 2010 by  

So, not much happened this week. There was a lot of setup and not a lot of payoff, so this shouldn’t take long.


  • Ethan convinces Taylor that she is doing the wrong thing and that she must withdraw from the peace treaty. Before she can announce this, Logan convinces her that she can treat Dana as an “enemy combatant” and put her in the custody of a private security firm. This way, they can extract the evidence from her and it will be on their terms, not Jack’s.
  • Jack escapes and calls Chloe, who acts like she will help him, but is actually setting him up. She directs him to a CTU safehouse where they will attempt a sting operation.
  • Ethan resigns, saying he cannot be a part of the cover-up anymore.
  • Jack knows that a sting is occurring and takes Cole hostage. Jack convinces Cole that Taylor is covering up for the Russians and Cole agrees to help reveal the truth.

Agent Philboy’s Assessment

Like I said up top, not much happened. Really, the entire episode was an exercise in the conflict of a certain action weighed against the concept of “the greater good.” “24” has really examined, in its over dramatic, simplified way, the philosophical idea of that greater good and at what point we should stop pursuing it. It’s something that I’ve even talked about here several times, so it really isn’t worth hashing over again. Needless to say, I’m sure that this isn’t the last time this will be discussed, especially as Jack gets closer to exposing the truth.

One thing I would like to bring up is the possibility that Dana doesn’t know anything. I know it’s standard operation procedure to say that you don’t know anything, but what if she didn’t? Then, the cover-up would be pointless, Jack’s vendetta would end in failure, and the rest of the series would be a waste of time. Now, granted, I don’t think that’s the case, but so little happened this week that my mind started wandering into hypotheticals.

Nobody died this week, so the Kill Count stays at a slim 35.

Were you as unimpressed as I was this week? Do you think Dana really has the evidence?


3 Responses to “24 – Day 8: 10:00am – 11:00am”

  1. Angie on April 27th, 2010 3:49 pm

    I agree that this week was a lot of set up and very little actually happening. I don’t think that there is a possibility that Dana doesn’t know anything because Logan is going to great lengths to keep her from Jack. The information that he knows and is using to blackmail the Russian delegate must involve her, otherwise he wouldn’t care so much.

  2. Chancay on April 27th, 2010 6:44 pm

    I was starting to believe that Jack was finally going to be caught off guard for once and thinking of the irony of Chloe being the one delivering the blindside. But I should’ve known better. Jack Bauer cannot be ambushed!! He smelled it from a mile away!!

  3. Billiam on April 27th, 2010 7:26 pm

    I think the kill count may stay low, since Jack isn’t fighting “bad guys” anymore, but rather going up against the powers that be.