Kiefer Sutherland: Jack Bauer
Jack’s symptoms are progressing more rapidly than expected and have started to affect his memory and personality as well as his motor abilities. He is still able to coordinate an attack on the surface-to-surface missiles which Tony reckons he can carry out without being detected. The President meets with the eye-rolling Hodges and clinically-dead Seaton to hear their demands.
After last week’s unconvincing climax where the President stops bombing Starkwood because the hour was up, Jack and Tony throw her yet another lifeline. The feeling that there were too many episodes left for the Starkwood stand-off also prove correct as Jon Voight’s Jonas Hodges states that the big-bad still hasn’t been revealed. The effects of Tony’s C4 on the rocket-fuel storage are laughably and crushingly bad. 24 generates one of the highest ad revenues of any show and so it was disappointing that the appropriate cash wasn’t spent on a big bang. The episode counters disappointment with it’s cliffhanger which, impressively, SPOILER I certainly didn’t see coming and it trims our regular cast by another one. First there was nine, now there are five. Blimey.
This 24 episode contains mild swear words and graphic gun violence, melee violence.