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Season 8, Episode 19
Episode Synopsis: President Taylor enlists a private security firm led by Mark Bledsoe (D.B. Sweeney) to assist in the crisis, and Jack calls in a marker from old friend Jim Ricker (Michael Madsen) during a crucial mission. Charles Logan: Gregory Itzin.
Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2010
Guest Cast Justin Alston: Agent Beck Graham McTavish: Mikhail Novokavich Lesley Fera: Press secretary Reed Diamond: Jason Pillar Michael Madsen: Jim Ricker D.B. Sweeney: Mark Bledsoe Necar Zadegan: Dalia Hassan Navid Negahban: Jamot Nazneen Contractor: Kayla Hassan
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Season 8, Episode 19
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Length: 12:35:46
Aired: 4/26/2010
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24 Episode Recap: 1:00 P.M - 2:00 P.M. Season 8, Episode 19

The last regular hour of 24 finds Jack not only shooting two Secret Service agents, but kidnapping and assaulting a former President. The gloves are off now.

As the hour opens, President Taylor's press secretary is announcing that Secretary of State Ethan Kanin has stepped down for "health reasons," and that President Logan has been such a big help with this whole peace process. Watching from a private room, Logan smiles with self-satisfaction, but his moment of triumph is short-lived.

Pillar calls to tell him that Jack not only killed their Russian sniper, Pavel, but also tortured and gutted him.

"I don't think Bauer is just looking to expose the Russians' involvement in the plot against Hassan," Pillar warns. "This guy's out for blood."

Meanwhile, Jack is sending intrepid reporter Meredith Reed off to her editor with the evidence he procured from Walsh — which seems to indicate he isn't just out for blood, but also for bringing a lot of shady politicians to justice. At least that righteous streak is still in there somewhere.

At the U.N. building, Logan is hard at work on trying to convince a horrified President Taylor that she needs to call Reed's editor and kill the story before it gets out. After making a halfhearted attempt to lecture Logan on freedom of the press, Taylor concedes. And she actually she does him one step better, sending Tim Woods to apprehend Reed before she can even get to her editor.

Logan prides himself on being two steps ahead of everyone, but even he isn't aware that Jack is now on the hunt for him. And thanks to Bricker's help, he knows exactly where Logan is headed — a parking garage where Jack will be ready and waiting.

And oh man, is he outfitted in full body armor, including a bulletproof mask that looks like something out of the torture chambers in Hostel, and carrying an arsenal of firearms. After shooting out the tires on some taxis in front of Logan's car, boxing him in, Jack moves methodically toward the now-terrified former President, taking out two of the Secret Service agents guarding him with carefully placed leg shots. And Logan quickly turns from cool and in-control to screaming like a terrified schoolgirl, "That's Jack Bauer — he's coming for me!"

Despite the car's bulletproof glass, Jack manages to blow a hole in the windshield big enough for a tear gas canister, plugging it with one black-booted foot to insure the interior becomes thoroughly inhospitable. As Logan crawls out choking and gagging, Jack puts a pistol to the back of his head and warns, "Get up, Mr. President, or so help me, I will kill you right here."

Once Pillar arrives on the scene, he spots a broken padlock on a door leading to a service tunnel, where Jack is currently in the process of interrogating a weeping Logan.

After declaring between sobs, "I'm not the bad guy, here," Logan confesses that Novakovich was the one who gave the kill order on Renee. Then, somewhat surprisingly, Jack knocks him out and flees the scene just before Pillar shows up.

Meanwhile, having called her editor and given him just enough information to whet his appetite, Reed heads to their meeting spot where she receives a troubling call from that editor. Apparently the FBI has stormed into the newspaper's offices and declared that Reed is wanted for possessing information that could be harmful to national security.

After slipping out of the diner, she also manages to place a call to Kayla Hassan, tipping her off that the real people behind her father's murder are still at large. Before she can meet with Kayla and her mother, though, Reed is arrested by the FBI and the evidence on the Russians taken from her. So much for freedom of the press.

Back at CTU, Chloe springs Ortiz from holding in order to send him after Bricker, who they seem to believe will know Jack's exact location. And Ortiz has prepared his own arsenal to take along in pursuit of Jack because, and as he tells Chloe, "If Jack's there, and he makes any move other than complete surrender, I'm putting him down."

They're too late to stop Jack's latest move, though. He's in the midst of working his way through the security guys guarding Novakovich. it's all going according to plan until one Russian thug with a knife manages to stab Jack in his side. We all know Jack's going to get out of this season alive, but obviously not unscathed.

Interestingly, we only see the aftermath of Jack's execution of Novakovich, which is apparently was carried out via a fire poker to the stomach. Ouch.

We then learn through a phone call between Logan and Russian President Yuri Suvarov (Nick Jameson) that Novakovich was acting under orders from the President himself to have Renee killed. Jack hears every word of the conversation through a microphone planted on Logan's lapel (obviously the reason he was let go) and now he has his final target.

Stray Observations:

  • Did we really need to see Pavel's guts on the floor not once, but twice? We get it already, he was eviscerated! Jack's crazy!
  • It's hard to believe next week is really the last time we'll hear that ticking clock, at least on TV. But this being 24, saying it looks like the series will go out with a bang is probably a huge understatement. Can't wait!
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The last regular hour of 24 finds Jack not only shooting two Secret Service agents, but kidnapping and assaulting a former President. The gloves are off now.

As the hour opens, President Taylor's press secretary is announcing that Secretary of State Ethan Kanin has stepped down for "health reasons," and that President Logan has been such a big help with this whole peace process. Watching from a private room, Logan smiles with self-satisfaction, but his moment of triumph is short-lived.

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Premise: An exciting and edgy real-time action series about U.S. counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer trying to save his country from foreign and domestic enemies in the course of 24 grueling hours (with each hour a separate episode). The series took a great concept and executed it superbly, juggling taut storylines with forceful performances and a stylish, gritty look. Which made it easier to forgive some of the more foolish and implausible subplots, many involving Jack's crisis-magnet daughter, Kim.

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