Question: While some people are complaining about the ridiculousness of another Palmer coup on 24, can we all just agree that the assassination plotline is actually the writers' attempt to salvage their season? DB Woodside did a fine job last season, and obviously the powers that be wanted to capitalize on the JFK/RFK angle. However, it's pretty apparent now that Woodside just isn't cutting it. He isn't presidential, and his delivery is rather wooden. I believe the writers saw the performance, realized they made a mistake, and tried to come up with the darkest possible scenario to get rid of him. It is in no way, shape or form more ridiculous than Logan being evil last year. So while a few critics are groaning, I'm actually welcoming these plot developments in the hopes of a better season to come. Plus, who doesn't want to see Powers Boothe as President? Bueller? Bueller?
Answer: I'm not a big President Wayne Palmer fan either, but I seriously doubt the assassination-coup story line was
Nothing brings a family together like a bunch of purloined suitcase nukes. Or so we gather from 24 this season, which apparently has split the fan base over whether it was a good idea to reveal the Big Bad from this and last season to be Jack Bauers own brother: the sniveling Graemplayed by one of TVs most reliable go-to villains, former ER irritant Paul McCrane. (Think maybe Jack can arrange for a helicopter to fall on this creep as well?)As usual, Im willing to go along for the ride, trusting it wont take us into Kim Bauer-meets-the-cougar territory. This storyline is just the latest of many risks taken by this show, which has ruthlessly killed off favorite characters (starting with the death of Jacks wife Teri at the end of the first season) and brought Jack back from the dead, both literally and figuratively, prompting allegations of shark-jumping almost from the start. To which I say, and always have said: Phooey!I loved the way they revealed...
Want to know how to snap a physically and mentally exhausted hero back to life? Try whispering this in Jack Bauer's ear: "You will die for nothing."
By now, any evil terrorist should know better than to taunt 24's mythic warrior (Emmy champ Kiefer Sutherland) this way. When it happens, near the end of the first hour of 24's darkest and most unsettling season yet (premiering Jan. 14 and 15 at 8 pm/ET on Fox), Jack awakens with a bloody vengeance.
But this isn't the same old Jack. This Jack is damaged goods, reeling from nearly two years of torture in a Chinese prison where he uttered nary a word. Now, when he speaks, he says things like, "I don't know how to do this anymore." Say it ain't so.
Making matters worse — something 24 does fiendishly well — the U.S. has suffered in Jack's absence, victimiz
Question: Kristin from E! Online is reporting that Wayne Palmer (D.B. Woodside) will be the next President on 24! Is it true?
Answer: All I'll say is my frienemy on the West Coast has a really good 24 mole. Speaking of 24 intel, did you hear about Chloe getting a new boss at CTU? If not, check out my Ausiello Report blog post for all the details.