Monday, May 08, 2006

"24" -"...And Thank You for Flying Bauer Air"

Well, the pre-game show for tonight's episode was that David Blaine cat doing his impersonation of a dime store betafish.
Where else but on American network TV can you see a 10 minute trick milked for 2 friggin' hours!???! We all know he lives, so at 7:58 we blast over to Fox...afterall, finding out just HOW Jack manages to get a 757 to land whilst having a F-18 honed in on its butt is way more important. Way more. ABC seriously miscalculated.

It was a real shouter tonight. As in shouting angrily at the screen almost with every scene. Folks be's doing dumb stuff left and right. Slick Greasy pouted and got his way, being let into the sooper secrit little club and immediately went off to tattle. Dink.
He. Must. Die.
Preferably at the hands of Jack. Although, I'll settle for Chloe getting her digs in too.

Thinking back on the episode, though, it's a toss-up tonight. I dunno which I enjoyed more- seeing that insanely ridiculous and totally beyond all belief freeway landing. The plane stopping literally just inches from its wings being sheared off by overpass supports, (thus gypping us out of yet another spectacular firey explosion) and then Jack making good his escape with a a gazillion Marines swarming all over the place like fire ants. (it was the Balboa overpass- I actually lived near a Balboa Ave. in Cal. and it did overpass an interstate. That's the only reason why I can recall the name they used tonight.)

Or was it the overly wrought and dark scenes of the now desperate and defeated President Loopner, pouring himself a scotch (was the glass half full or half empty?) and pondering Hiri Kiri for the good of the country? Yeah, right...good of the country, my ass, he just didn't want the Bluetooth Cabal to take him out-he may have screwed up all their plans so far, but this was one thing he would do on his own terms. And even that was screwed up by the fortutious timing of Slick with his tattletale news to him. So, Presidential suicide is on hold for now.

What I wanna know is how the hell are they gonna get that plane off the road?

And why didn't Jack check to make sure the moley co-pilot did give him the evidence and not just his i-pod loaded with A Flock of Seagulls and the Go-Gos?


Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

What's the fun if Jack doesn't kill any baddies?

5/09/2006 12:15 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Something tells me that the 'kill meter' is gonna peg-out in the remaining episodes.There's too much Yin happening in dire need of some massive Jack Yang to put the universe in balance.

5/09/2006 7:11 AM  
Blogger Lemuel Calhoon said...

I wondered about the scotch. I mean he IS the President. He's having his last drink, ever. Couldn't he have gone for the JW Blue?

5/09/2006 7:29 AM  

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