This is from last week, or the week before, but James Wolcott’s not-too-long take down of the DC hive-mindset is great, each delicious sentence dripping with scorn.
Wow, last week was boring, possibly even more boring than the week before. Hopefully this week is a little better. Apparently, we’re getting Kim Bauer back again this week, so we’ll have her character to kick around.
We’ll be back with you at 9:00 EST.
What did you think about Matt’s Live Blog last week? Personally, I found it amazing that he made so much sense considering he’s never seen the show, ever. Last week, we’re left with Jack Bauer at the FBI and the FBI getting taken captive by Starkwood. I’m not sure what they think their endgame is, but I don’t see how this plays out. Really. Also, the First Daughter is a scumbag and we hates her.
We’ll be back with you at 9:00 EST.
Big surprise this week, folks. I will be in an undisclosed location from 9 PM – 10 PM EST, but I know the Live Blog must go on. I’ve arranged for the trusty proprietor of Unlikely Words, Matt, to fill in for the week. I’ll be watching the episode tomorrow evening and adding my Live Blog thoughts then. In the meantime, let’s remember where we were.
Jack Bauer got his JBKC up to 37 in a 2 against 9 firefight and was able to momentarily capture the bioweapon. However, Sepia Tony was captured, Jack Bauer was exposed to the bioweapon, and the bioweapon was recaptured by Starkwood’s assault team. They showed previews of an assault on Starkwood with military helicopters, but I wouldn’t be surprised if that doesn’t happen until next week. In any case, be nice to Matt!
Episode 14 was kind of lame, wasn’t it? Jack Bauer only raised the JBKC by 1 to 32 and only other moment of note in the entire episode was Senator Meyer getting shot. Actually, that’s not true. Jack Bauer knocking the trailer over with a bulldozer was another notable moment. I’m hoping this is the week we introduce a vigilante militia, that’s really the only thing we haven’t seen on ’24’.
Last week (Season 7 Episode 13), Jack Bauer brought the carnage, raising the JBKC from 24 to 31, but something about this week tells me there weren’t be as much mayhem. The letter for today is M. Morris getting it from Moss and Meyers getting it from, well, Jack Bauer.
For the Live Blog last week, I did the updates in reverse chronological order. This was a huge pain and no one seemed to notice so I’m going back to the old way. If you have thoughts on this, let me know and I’ll probably switch back again.
This week we’ll get to see the White House explosion that they prematurely previewed 2 weeks ago and Jack Bauer’s JBKC is at 24. I’m expecting that will rise significantly this week. Also predicting a death for Bill Buchanan, and maybe Senator Meyers and Aaron Pierce as well. We might find out what’s in the special Juma shipment, but we all know it’s probably something to do with bio-weapons. Finally, I hope this episode is better than the 2nd hour of last week. There were way too many holes there.
Also, I’m going to try something new today and update from the top down. The reason I haven’t been doing that is because it stinks for reading the next day, but I can just transpose that back after the show. Let me know how you feel about that.
Last week’s episode was definitely the best of the year and possibly the best in several seasons. If tonight’s episodes are as good (which I doubt), I’ll be fried by the end of the night. I think the use of the ’24’ special event is a good idea to give a jump to the new plot line. Not to mention I just had my wisdom teeth out, so you’ll have to bear with me.
Where were we? Jack Bauer upped his JBKC by 1 to 22. In fact, he only had one JBKC in the last 2 weeks. Something tells me that’s going to change tonight. We know from last week’s previews that there are explosions at the White House this week, does that mean trouble for Bill Buchanan? Remember how they brought Tony back last week, all sepia like? I was a huge fan of Sepia Tony and I hope they use that lighting some more….
We’ll be live after the jump at 9:00 EST.
Interestingly, I don’t think Jack Bauer killed or even knocked anyone down last week, is that possible? Last week we were treated to cameos by Aaron and Morris, WHICH WAS AWESOME! We also found out that Billy Walsh is at least one of the moles. We should be seeing Renee Walker fall in love with Jack Bauer, as if that wasn’t telegraphed in the first episode. How will Larry Moss respond?
We’ve come to the 4 PM – 5 PM of season 7. This week we’re going to find out who the traitor is. Presumably, we’ll also find out why Jack Bauer and Agent Walker are still hot and heavy to go after Dubaku, even though he doesn’t seem like a threat. Anyone have any predictions for tonight’s show?