Joe Dyton

24 recap: “2 p.m.-3 p.m.”

In 24 on February 4, 2009 at 3:46 am

I have enjoyed this seventh season of “24,” but I really felt the train left the station last night. Wow, what a good, exciting episode. There was a good amount of suspense with the near miss at the Ohio power plant. And, there was plenty of action during the mission to secure the CIP device, rescue the Motobo’s and capture Dabaku. Even the side storyline involving President Taylor’s husband was interesting, as it was last week too.

 

To me, last night was about as perfect of a “24” episode as we can expect. The stuff at the FBI office was a little dry (except for Janice helping the head of the power plant over the phone), but the rest of the time, I was on the edge of my seat.

 

To me, the rescue mission was the highlight of the evening. It was an amazing sequence. Just a great, shoot-em-up action packed classic “24” moment. There’s nothing more fun than watching Jack kicking butt and taking names. Add Tony and Bill to the mix and Chloe leading the way with her computer skills, and it’s all the better. It’s just too bad that it wasn’t a 100% successful mission. They were able to rescue the Motobo’s and secure (destroy) the CIP device, but Dubaku got away, courtesy of using poor Latham, the CIP device engineer as a human bomb. I know they say two out of three ain’t bad, but I’m sure Team Jack would have loved to have gotten Dabaku in custody.

 

I guess the other downer is Jack and Co. have more or less blown their cover and will have to work with the government. That’s obviously a problem, because they don’t know who they can trust, but like Jack mentioned, they don’t have much of a choice due to their lack of resources. I am curious what bad things Tony did before he started working with Bill that would make him not want to make the trip to deliver the Motobo’s to the White House. Something is not right there.

 

I was really impressed with Janis’ work with the plant manager. She always seems kind of skittish to me, but she held her own and walked the manager through everything. It’s just a shame he wasn’t able to make it out of there alive. That would have made Janis’ moment in the sun all that much brighter. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Janeane Garafolo’s being on the show, but so far, she’s delivered.

 

And, it looks like the First Gentleman, Henry Taylor is finally going to be linked to everything else that’s been going on. It was too bad that he wasn’t able to escape Samantha’s apartment before Agent Vossler got there. Now he’s going to be held hostage by Dubaku, which will really thicken the plot. President Taylor wasn’t willing to cave to Dabaku’s demands to save the lives of innocent civilians, but will her tune change in order to save her husband’s life? I’m looking forward to next Monday already!

 

One last thing, how strange was the one scene when Dabuku’s, I mean “Samuel’s” girlfriend, showed up at his place to remind him of their dinner plans? With everything that has been going on, it was weird to see a relatively “normal” exchange between two characters. My guess is there’s something more going on there than him dating a diner waitress and using a fake name. He’s using her to get to someone else. I have no proof or reasoning whatsoever to back that up, but I just feel it.

 

So, what did you all think of the show? What’s going to happen when the team delivers the Matobo’s? Will President Taylor call of the U.S. troops in Sangala to save her husband’s life? Is everything alright with Tony? Comment below!

 

Have a comment, question or criticism for Joe? Contact him at thedytonian@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

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