This episode of 24 sucked royally until the last 20 minutes. 24 season 8 episode 14 wrote the book for why the last three seasons + this one have sucked so much more than the first four. With a complete lack of action until the last 20 minutes of the episode, the writers resorted to “intense drama” for the first 40, just like that few season. Unfortunately, this has become the downfall for 24. Keep reading my review to hear why.
24 last night was full of suspenseful and intense drama, oh yeah. The awesomeness of it was unbeatable. Let’s try to remember some of the crazy drama scenes that happened.
Well, we saw more of the Dana Walsh double agent coming out as she all of a sudden starts working for the terrorists although she had been for months before this. She seems like a really unlikely character to be the double agent and Katee Sackoff’s acting doesn’t convince me. She’s no Starbuck after all.
And now this new plot with the general and Mr Weitz? at the White House to capture President Hassan and “pretend” to let the terrorists capture him so it looks like we gave him over? Ethan has a heart attack after finding out what happened and they wouldn’t let him leave. This is all too familiar with past season’s drama and the first 40 minutes of the show exclusively focused on this and nothing else. Who cares that the terrorists are holding NYC hostage if they don’t give them President Hassan? Let’s see all of the political drama, yay! In fact, they had a nearly 5 minute scene of the secretaries of each department and the national security council arguing over what to do. Great, thats 5 minutes less of anything interesting happening.
I would keep going but it sucked. The last 20 minutes were awesome when Jack and Renee had to cover to get President Hassan and his family out of the tunnel because of the special forces team dispatched by that general to kill them and capture Hassan. The best part was the end when Hassan took a shot at one of the operatives and hit him square in the face. Awesome. All of the action was great, but unfortunately there was so little that it barely counts anymore. I am used to the old 24 where 35 – 40 minutes of action was the norm instead of 35 – 40 minutes of gay drama. What do you think?