24 7.02 Day 7: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (2009, TV) – 7/10 review

Kiefer Sutherland: Jack Bauer
Cherry Jones: President Allison Taylor
Annie Wersching: FBI Agent Renee Walker
Colm Feore: Henry Taylor
Bob Gunton: Ethan Kanin
Jeffrey Nordling: Larry Moss
Rhys Coiro: Sean Hillinger
Janeane Garofalo: Janis Gold
Carlos Bernard: Tony Almeida
Co-Executive Producer: Michael Loceff
Executive Producer: Kiefer Sutherland
Executive Producer: Jon Cassar
Executive Producer: Evan Katz
Executive Producer: Howard Gordon
Executive Producer: Robert Cochran
Executive Producer: Joel Surnow
Writer (Series’ Creator): Joel Surnow
Writer (Series’ Creator): Robert Cochran
Writer (Screenplay): Joel Surnow
Writer (Screenplay): Michael Loceff
Writer (Story): Howard Gordon
Writer (Story): Evan Katz
Director: Jon Cassar

24 7.02 Day 7: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (2009)

Almeida uses his control of, er, flight control to set up a collision at JFK airport. Jack and Renee seal up the building with the sniper inside but Jack’s conspiratorial instincts prove correct and Renee has to make a quick decision on how to play things out.

7/10

Things continue on a remarkably even keel for 24 and this is a good thing. It makes the genuinely dramatic bits stand out. So we have the exciting opening of the engineered airplane collision but then things calm down until the climax. This ebb-and-flow is how adventure entertainment should be produced. Story-wise, now that we have Tony Almeida in custody perhaps we’ll get to see what he’s playing at. Renee Walker has instantly jumped onto the violence and torture bandwagon (though she certainly didn’t mean Jack to actually go through with his actions last week, just threaten, as he did) as soon as she doesn’t get her own way and, while 24 has certainly delivered gratuitous torture in seasons past, the topic of whether to use it or not for the ‘greater good’ remains a fascinating one.

This 24 episode contains gun violence, strong melee violence.

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