Jack Bauer was thisclose to getting the last laugh.
After turning himself in to the Russians in exchange for Chloe's (Mary Lynn Rajskub) freedom in the closing moments of the 24: Live Another Day finale, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) was flown via helicopter to what we can all expect to be months (maybe even years) of torture in Moscow. However, there was almost an ending in which Jack didn't survive. Though, in true Jack Bauer fashion, he would've...
WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's 24: Live Another Day finale. Read at your own risk.]
If it wasn't already clear after nine seasons, the 24: Live Another Day finale served as a reminder that Jack Bauer's life will probably always be one filled with tragedy....
Mary Lynn Rajskub
24: Live Another Day's Jack Bauer is in for a big surprise.
On Monday's penultimate episode (9/8c, Fox) Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) continue their pursuit of the override device only to learn that it's now in the hands of someone far more dangerous than the recently deceased Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).
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In the exclusive, behind-the-scenes preview below, Jack and Kate finally evade a group of trigger-happy Russians only to realize that all the members of Adrian's Open Cell have been killed. Well, everyone except ...
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24: Live Another Day may have fooled audiences when the show "killed" President Heller, but this week's casualty is a goner for sure.
After Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) were able to fake the death of President Heller (William Devane) by hacking into the video feed on the drone terrorist Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) was using to target the leader of the free world, Margot honored her word to crash all her other drones and cease the attacks on London. However, when Margot realized she'd been tricked...
President Heller made the ultimate sacrifice on last week's 24: Live Another Day. But was it all for nothing?
Although Heller (William Devane) agreed to hand himself over to Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) in order to prevent the terrorist's further drone attacks on London, Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) warned the president that Margot still might not stop. And based on this exclusive preview clip from Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox), Jack may have been right
William Devane and Kiefer Sutherland
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's 24: Live Another Day. Read at your own risk.]
Talk about taking one for the team.
On Monday's 24: Live Another Day — the franchise's 200th episode — President James Heller (William Devane) agreed to hand himself over to terrorist Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) in order to stop Margot's continued bloodshed via drone attacks on London. And although Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) warned Heller not to negotiate with Margot, when Jack, Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) were unable to find Margot themselves, Heller moved forward with his plan...
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As they are wont to do on 24: Live Another Day, tensions are rising.
In the most recent episode, Chloe's new mentor Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott) double-crossed Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) as Jack was trying to sneak into the U.S. Embassy to get intel on Lt. Tanner (John Boyega) and the possible hijacking of his drone. Now that the embassy is on high alert, it's up to Chloe (Mary Lynn Rasjskub) to get Jack out....
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I'm still processing that Castle cliff-hanger. Who ran Castle's car off the road? — Linda
Although there are a number of possibilities (3XK comes to mind, for example), it sounds like at least one person isn't involved: the recently arrested Sen. William Bracken. "I think that aspect of the mythology is closed now," creator Andrew W. Marlowe says. "Beckett knows who killed her mother. If there's further storytelling there, I think we're going to be breaking new ground." And for those fans miffed that we didn't get to see Castle and Beckett's wedding, look on the bright side: The show will have a fresh budget to work with in Season 7! "That's right," Marlowe says with a laugh. "We were running on fumes, financially, at the end of this year." When can we expect our diamond-encrusted invite?
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The last four years have not been kind to 24: Live Another Day's Chloe O'Brian.
As viewers learned in the event series' premiere, more than just Chloe's appearance has changed since her days as a CTU analyst. On Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox), we'll find out exactly what went down when Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) tells Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) the heartbreaking truth. An added bonus: Chloe's confession also begins to thaw the icy dynamic between Jack and his former sidekick.
24: Live Another Day: Is Jack Bauer the hero or the villain?
"She's questioning him more than she has," Rajskub tells TVGuide.com....
A day in the life of Jack Bauer would go so much easier if anyone would just listen to him when he barks commands like, "Stop that couple!" Fat chance when what seems like half the armed personnel of the CIA's London bureau have guns pointed at the good guy instead of the fleeing bad guys.
Will they never learn? Apparently not. Which is no doubt exactly the desire of the fans who've been waiting four long years — that's roughly 35,064 hours in real time — for 24, one of TV's most electrifying thrillers, and Kiefer Sutherland as its beleaguered yet seemingly indestructible hero to snap back into action. The novelty — and thus, a bit of the edge — is gone as Fox's 12-part 24: Live Another Day seeks to prove that less is more, slowly revving up the comfortably formulaic engine while visceral split-screen editing once again intensifies the literally explosive twists. And yet, because a sad, mad, badass Jack Bauer is the only Jack we've ever known, there's something grimly satisfying when he mutters bleakly to one of his few allies, "I don't have any friends."