Now that 24: Live Another Day has dispensed with the threat of terrorist Margot Al-Harazi, Jack Bauer & Co. can celebrate, right? Not so fast.
Even though Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) dumped Margot (Michelle Fairley) out a window last week, the override device she was using to control American drones is now in the hands of dirty CIA Station Chief Steve Navarro (Benjamin Bratt), who has designs to turn the device over to hacker Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).
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The good news: In the exclusive sneak peek from Monday's episode (9/8c, Fox) below, Jack is hip to what Navarro is up to and...
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
[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...
No more Mrs. Nice Terrorist.
Although 24: Live Another Day's Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) has already shown she'll do anything to carry out her drone strike against London (remember when she cut off her daughter Simone's finger to keep Simone's now-dead husband in line?), she'll take things to a new level on Monday's episode ...
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."