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      01-18-2010 11:02 PM #72
      LOVE the fact that Walker is back!
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      01-18-2010 11:11 PM #73
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      LOVE the fact that Walker is back!

      Eh, I'm not too thrilled. I thought she was irritating last season. She reminds me of Agent Scully from X-Files always holding Mulder back from what he wanted to do.

      Also does anyone else notice how they always recycle the same material every season? Besides the obvious terrorist plot, there's always:
      high level dignitaries having affairs with someone
      high level dignitaries being betrayed by someone very close to them
      employees of CTU having relationships with each other
      employees of CTU always spying on each other as they get up from their seat to walk somewhere else
      an employee of CTU with a shady past or shady family member that is threatening to blackmail him/her
      Chloe always hacking into other employees' computers


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      01-18-2010 11:21 PM #74
      Renee taking off the tracking bracelet...

      "You can't cut the bracelet."

      "I'm not cutting the bracelet..."

      I'm gonna love the loose cannon Walker.

      Blondie's whole gig with Bubba is already getting old. She's an FBI agent. Go home, cap the butt-munch, call the cops and tell them you found the guy broke in. He has a prison record, she's with the FBI. Who will the cops listen to?

      It seems the government is currently saying, "While we're conducting this unspecified, unwarranted surveillance, we're totally thinking about how to not violate the 4th Amendment that we're currently violating. Because terrorism."

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      01-18-2010 11:55 PM #75
      Anyone notice FPjr refer to Jack as Jim in the begging of tonights ep when talking about the encryption.

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      01-19-2010 01:52 AM #76
      I guess Starbuck is the new Kim Bauer this season . Hell, I even like the current mommy Kim this season. I guess someone has to take the torch

      And damn, Agent Walker has some issues. Wonder if or when Jack is going to match and top the bracelet thing.


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      01-19-2010 02:01 AM #77
      "I'm just getting started"

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      01-19-2010 02:19 AM #78
      Jack should have beaten that meat-head of a cop some more

      I'm thinkin' Starbuck's drama with Billy Bob will create an opening in CTU for the bad guys


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      01-19-2010 04:24 AM #79
      Renee was hot when she was standing in the shop talking to Russian guy about serving seven-to-ten.
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    10. 01-19-2010 06:23 AM #80
      Yep, given Agent Walker's current profile (that she's of questionable emotional stability at present), I just *knew* that when she first mentioned getting that tracker off, she would chop the hand off instead. Poor guy .. at least he knows how Chase feels now! Heh.

      I could also do without the silly soap opera melodrama too. That was one good thing about most of last year -- they stuck primarily with the action and not mess around with silly subplots like this "Billy Bob"/Starbuck one.

      Liked Jack's Axemen-type kills. Nice to keep up the variety of ways Jack kills evil dudes. Though they do seem to be recycling some of the methods used. Like the shooting of the girlfriend/wifey in the leg. That's what Jack did to Robocop's wife in S5. And the Russian gang having access to all those guys and the RPG reminds me of being Marwan-esque. And the aforemtentioned CHASEning of the poor Russian guy in the store by Renee.

      But when a show has been on for as long as this one, you're bound to be repeating a theme or two.

      I still give it a for the start of this season. It still kept me entertained. Just cut out a lot of the silly melodrama stuff.

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      01-19-2010 09:50 AM #81
      Quote, originally posted by GrayRayT »
      Also does anyone else notice how they always recycle the same material every season? Besides the obvious terrorist plot, there's always:
      high level dignitaries having affairs with someone
      high level dignitaries being betrayed by someone very close to them
      employees of CTU having relationships with each other
      employees of CTU always spying on each other as they get up from their seat to walk somewhere else
      an employee of CTU with a shady past or shady family member that is threatening to blackmail him/her
      Chloe always hacking into other employees' computers

      We were just saying the same thing last night.

      Last year it was break into the White House. Stop that threat. Then the thing with the security firm.

      This year: The U.N. Stop that. Now the Russians.

      And some dumb personal issue with a person in CTU.

      Same old, same old. I'll watch it, but I'm not all that interested in the show any more.


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      01-19-2010 10:29 AM #82
      Oh, boo-hoo. 24 has been on auto-pilot for years.

      The key is Jack kills and Chloe mopes.

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      01-19-2010 10:59 AM #83
      Crazy Rene is my favorite thing about this season so far.

      I hope the hillbilly/analyst storyline dies a quick death.

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    14. 01-19-2010 11:14 AM #84
      That subplot is one of the WORST ever for 24. Why bother with that kind of garbage for the show?


    15. 01-19-2010 11:20 AM #85
      I was under the impression that the wrist monitor would probably have a pulse monitor on it but I will continue to suspend my disbelief because it's not that unbelievable and it's a way to show just how gone a character is.

      First four episodes have had a pretty good pace so far, looking forward to seeing more.

      One thing I wish this show would do is when they transition from one arc to another, they would do a two episode night to get the new story moving.


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      01-19-2010 11:27 AM #86
      Quote, originally posted by VW parking only »
      That subplot is one of the WORST ever for 24. Why bother with that kind of garbage for the show?

      I see your hillbilly/analyst subplot and raise you a "head of CTU/crazy retarded daughter subplot"

      That truly sucked too.

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    17. 01-19-2010 11:44 AM #87
      Quote, originally posted by beng »

      I see your hillbilly/analyst subplot and raise you a "head of CTU/crazy retarded daughter subplot"

      That truly sucked too.


      hahaha. I forgot about that one(for good reason!) Easily up there for a tie with the current one for worst ever.


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      01-19-2010 11:51 AM #88
      ...I hope this one ends similarly (IIRC crazy daughter hung herself in CTU).
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      01-19-2010 01:22 PM #89
      As a big 24 fan from the beginning, I'm very disappointed this season. I think 24 has run it's course. It's just not original anymore and is becoming a caricature of itself.

      The new head of CTU is incompetent. Especially after sending a women who has not been undercover in 6 years and tried to kill herself to infiltrate the Russian mob. It's pretty sad when someone like that is still considered an expert on the Russian mob - nothing's changed in 6 years?

      The subplot with Dana is just stupid - like she'd really give him her key.

      The other data analyst needs to be killed soon. He's obnoxious.

      It doesn't say much for the country when the NYPD hires a Russian assassin unknowingly and CTU hires a person with a past (Dana). Good vetting process.

      I just don't care about any of the other characters.

      And, how would they have figured out it was the brother who was the insider when they realized it wasn't the reporter? Why not the wife, daughter, bodyguard, etc. I must have missed something there.


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      01-19-2010 01:25 PM #90
      Like when the brother stuck a knife in someone's neck and ran off?

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      01-19-2010 01:33 PM #91
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      Like when the brother stuck a knife in someone's neck and ran off?

      And there were witnesses.

      I just wonder how Jack is fine after being beaten to a pulp by the cop only 45 minutes earlier. And Freddie Prinz gets out of a blown up car, and he's fine too.

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      01-19-2010 01:36 PM #92
      Quote, originally posted by Cooper »
      Like when the brother stuck a knife in someone's neck and ran off?

      I like that it was a fountain pen

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    23. 01-19-2010 01:40 PM #93
      I figured the brother thing would probably be that the assassin figured the gig was up and phone records would link the two.

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      01-19-2010 01:45 PM #94
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      Like when the brother stuck a knife in someone's neck and ran off?

      But the reason he did that is that the assassin told him that the authorities knew he was the inside link. That's what I don't get is how/when was that connection made?


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      01-19-2010 01:46 PM #95
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      Like when the brother stuck a knife in someone's neck and ran off?

      I think coolchick's point was, why did he have to do that? Why not just stay cool for a while and then slip out in a more quiet way? As far as he was concerned nobody would have immediately found out it was him.


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      01-19-2010 01:50 PM #96
      Quote, originally posted by beng »

      I see your hillbilly/analyst subplot and raise you a "head of CTU/crazy retarded daughter subplot"

      That truly sucked too.

      I see your head of CTU/crazy retarded daughter subplot and raise you a "new hobbit director of CTU/crackhead sibling" subplot.

      speaking of crazy retarded daughter of CTU head, what season was that from? I only started watching 24 since season 5.


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      01-19-2010 02:31 PM #97
      Why does the new head of CTU, always look like he is looking down....as if he has no neck....that stuck out to me

    28. 01-19-2010 02:54 PM #98
      Spent too much time shrimpin'

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      01-19-2010 03:09 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by tngdesi »
      Why does the new head of CTU, always look like he is looking down....as if he has no neck....that stuck out to me

      Yeah I noticed that too. He looks stupid the way he hunches like that all the time.

      He was also in the movie Heat.


    30. 01-19-2010 03:12 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by pacerhimself »
      Spent too much time shrimpin'


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      01-19-2010 03:15 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by CoolChick »

      But the reason he did that is that the assassin told him that the authorities knew he was the inside link. That's what I don't get is how/when was that connection made?

      I think he said they would figure it out, not that they already had at that point.

      Regarding chopping off body parts, I don't think they can top the first hour of season 2.
      Jack to CTU director: "You want results but you don't want to get your hand dirty, I'd start rolling up your sleeves.... I'm going need a hacksaw"


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      01-19-2010 04:15 PM #102
      Quote, originally posted by pacerhimself »
      Spent too much time shrimpin'

      LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

      I think crazy Renee is the only original thing this season. Everything else is recycled. I like crazy Renee, it's nice seeing jack afraid of someone else instead of everyone being afraid of Jack.


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      01-19-2010 04:44 PM #103
      I understand that point of view. But to me this is a case of "if it ain't broke don't fix it." Jack's a one man show. He doesn't need a sidekick. But this is FOX, so obviously they will give him one with a nice rack... anything to increase viewership ratings.

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      01-19-2010 04:50 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by GrayRayT »
      I understand that point of view. But to me this is a case of "if it ain't broke don't fix it." Jack's a one man show. He doesn't need a sidekick. But this is FOX, so obviously they will give him one with a nice rack... anything to increase viewership ratings.

      At this point, I'll take anything "new" to the series. Unfortunately I can see them turning Renee into Jack's love interest later this season, which only adds to the sappiness that they started with all the grandpa stuff.


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      01-19-2010 05:00 PM #105
      Quote, originally posted by salsanacho »

      At this point, I'll take anything "new" to the series. Unfortunately I can see them turning Renee into Jack's love interest later this season, which only adds to the sappiness that they started with all the grandpa stuff.

      Let's face it, Jack probably went from six to midnight after Renee tortured that guy last season.


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