24's Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and less-than-plausible story lines have always had an uneasy alliance. Every really bad day of Bauer's packs so many plot devices into 24 hours it's hard to always keep things fresh. Here are a few of the most ridiculous plotlines the writers of the Fox series conjured up over eight seasons:
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Michael Trucco knows a thing or two about being "that guy" in a TV love triangle.
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Trucco's Samuel Anders came between romantic leads Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Katee Sackhoff) and Lee "Apollo" Adama (Jamie Bamber) on Battlestar Galactica. Now on Castle, Trucco plays Detective Tom Demming, an increasingly powerful wedge between Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Detective Beckett (Stana Katic).
But Trucco tells TVGuide.com there's more to his role on Castle than creating another obstacle to a Castle-Beckett pairing. "It's an interesting plot device to enter in a third wheel — it always helps raise the stakes for all parties involved. But often, those characters can be one-dimensional," Trucco says. "What I like about Demming is he's actually a good guy. There's some sincerity in this character and I think he's genuine in his feelings for Beckett.
"He checks with Castle first," Trucco continues, recalling one of his character's first scenes...
The series finale of 24 is nigh, but how will it all play out? Will Jack Bauer finally get unlimited days of rest after eight 24-hour nightmares? Or will his inherent angst finally be his undoing?
Neither, says Howard Gordon, the show's executive producer and showrunner. "One thing we tried and it didn't work was 'happily ever after,'" he says of the series finale. "It just wasn't within Jack's wheelhouse.
"On the other end of the spectrum, Jack...
24 - Katee Sackhoff, Lost - Daniel Dae Kim
TV made us sob like a child this week. Danielle's teary Survivor Tribal Council got to us. Robin's sign-off from the How I Met Your Mother gang made us long for the olden days. Jack's consequence-free offing of Dana Walsh on 24 shook our sense of right and wrong. And the ponderous loss of Sun and Jin Kwon made us reach for the ashes, sackcloth and Kleenex, as our mourning for Lost began a bit early. Welcome to Top Moments: No More Tears Edition.
24 - Katee Sackhoff, Kiefer Sutherland
SPOILER ALERT: This article reveals key details about Monday's episode of 24, so if you haven't watched yet and don't want to know who died and why, stop reading now!
On Monday's episode of 24, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) started off his laser-focused vengeance plan with a bang, shooting and killing shifty mole Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff) at point-blank range for what he perceived to be her role in the death of his girlfriend Renee Walker (Annie Wersching). Executive producer Howard Gordon knows that the fans won't be mourning Dana, but with only four hours left before Jack doesn't ride off into the sunset (see below), Gordon thinks it's important to explain what Dana's death represents in what he calls Jack's "descent into darkness."
Battlestar Galactica alums Grace Park and Tricia Helfer have each been cast in crime dramas, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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24, Mary Lynn Rajskub
This season on 24, Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) isn't just sitting back at the computer anymore. Rajskub tells TVGuide.com that Chloe will take matters into her own hands. She also discusses the possible grim future for Chloe, Dana's dirty little secret and which femme fatale her character will be teaming up with...
Sorry Battlestar Galactica fans, Katee Sackhoff isn't arriving at the New York CTU in a raptor and she's definitely not Starbuck anymore. Sackhoff joins 24 as Dana Walsh, a computer analyst who has a background she's trying to keep hidden.
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How does Dana stand apart from Starbuck? "Dana is very different," Sackhoff told TVGuide.com on the set of 24. "She's very calculated, she's very smart. She's very capable.
"When Starbuck didn't like something, she just shot 'em. When Dana doesn't like something, she has to reprogram the computer."
24: Meet CTU's new head honcho
Watch the video below to get the full details on Sackhoff's character:
Dear Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland),
As you prepare to embark on your eighth action-packed day, TVGuide.com thought it wise — after looking into your future (i.e. the first four episodes of 24's Season 8) — to pass on a little advice.
1. Remember to cherish your friends...