Question: Have you seen the first three episodes of 24 Day 4? If so, what did you think? — Michael Meinecke
Ausiello: Yes I have, and I think it's probably the best start 24 has had since Season 1. I was leery about all the cast changes (good-bye Dennis Haysbert, Reiko Aylesworth, Elisha Cuthbert, etc.), but the new blood has reinvigorated the show. Standouts include Alberta Watson as CTU's new take-no-prisoners boss lady, Kim Raver as Jack's latest love, and Shohreh Aghdashloo as a modern-day Mommie Dearest-turned-terrorist. But the best news by far is the emergence of Chloe as a major player at CTU. She's practically running the entire operation this season. It's a much-deserved promotion for Mary Lynn Rajskub, and one I hope Emmy voters take note of.