Kiefer Sutherland: Jack Bauer
24 7.03 Day 7: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (2009)
Even though Almeida’s in custody, Juma’s demands to the President simply don’t give the FBI much time to do anything as he threatens to cause an American disaster if American forces are not withdrawn within the next couple of hours. Tony finds himself between a Jack and a hard place but manages to sputter out information that may save his life.
Along with Jack the writers now need to convince us of Tony’s motives and they deliver the expected plot not-twist. However, it’s not disappointing as it’s what we hoped for and it is packaged in a thrilling episode. Tony even gets a Dark Knight van jump as a bonus but we still don’t know he’s not, you know, dead. The sub-plot regarding the FBI leak is well-handled with either of the protagonists involved suspected at any one time before tying that strand up. Annie Wersching portrays Walker’s furious betrayal successfully and without melodrama. We might almost forget that the President has only part of next week’s episode to decide between American or Sangalan lives and there’s still an interesting (but Colm Feore-starring) sub-plot regarding the death of her son. This is shaping up to be a great day.
This 24 episode contains a mild swear word and violence.