But he probably doesn’t know how to use it.
More not-so-deep 24 thoughts:
It’s hard to believe there are only three hours left. At least, that’s how I feel. Part of that may be is because we haven’t been told the bomb/virus/assassination will explode/be released/take place at 6:45 a.m. We know what Jack and company are trying to do. We know who’s trying to stop him, but we don’t know where and how all the action will take place. And I think I like it this way better.
The only problem with this approach is it’s unpredictable. In this show, each season has an effect on the ones that follow it. But what if they decide to run with this so long that they don’t finish it up this season and decide next season takes place “tomorrow?” Of course we’d watch, but we’d also all probably be really pissed off.
And with that, I hope for a speedy resolution that wraps everything up nicely in the next three hours.
Thoughts about this episode:
-Heller’s alive!! He pulled a Derevko! I called it.
-Curtis to Audrey (about Sec. Heller) : “We have a team at the hospital, he’ll be safe.” That doesn’t give me the greatest confidence that Heller will remain among the living.
-Was that a commercial flight or a diplomatic flight that Jack was hopping on? Wouldn’t there be more reprecussions to shooting down a diplomatic flight? Can’t they just re-classify it a Federal Express flight, shoot it down and be done with it? From what I hear, Federal Express doesn’t take too good care of their packages, so shooting one of their planes down wouldn’t matter.
-Was it me, or did Mike say the Admiral was stationed at Port Magoo?
-The admiral looks familiar. Is that Sugar Ray Leonard? Wow. George’s boss has really moved up in life!
-Can’t Jack transmit the recording to someone on the ground using his magic cell phone? That way, they could authenticate it, create a backup copy, put it on the Internet and mash it up with the Safety Dance to make the surprise music hit of the summer.
-Even though Interstates weren’t designed to be used as emergency landing strips, I still thought it was a cool plot point. And I liked the way they carried it off. Even if the stopping right before the overpass was a bit cheezy.
-The last thing the pilot of a fighter plane about to shoot down an airliner is need to talk to the president as he’s doing it. Logan is such a micromanager, I bet he offed Cummings himself.
-Talking down the Marine commander proved Curtis is the man. But I bet Curtis’ driver peed himself.
-If Miles doesn’t get killed by the end of the day, I will be very disappointed. This show, more than any other, really knows how to milk those characters everyone hates.
-Could they have telegraphed Bierko’s head nod of doom to the driver any more? I think they should have had a signal flag guy standing behind Bierko giving the code in semaphore. (Sorry, I’ve always wanted to work semaphore into a blog entry).
-I’ve noticed it before, but I’m now sick of Logan’s pin. I think the pin is Logan’s version of Jack’s manpurse.
-Gregory Itzin can sure act. I know he’s not going to do it, but he’s doing a hell of a job in the contemplating suicide scene.
-So Logan takes a drink. I think he’s thinking his last words are going to be “You won’t have Chuck Logan to kick around anymore.”
-Logan’s not dying. Is it too much to ask that he be drunk for the remaining three hours of the day?
-Wow, Miles turns bad!! What a shocker!! Everyone who didn’t see that one coming, raise your hand. Okay, you’re the same group of people who missed the flank two code and Bierko’s nod of doom, aren’t you?
-Show’s over!! Lobot, Logan, everybody—drink!!