May 22, 2002
The Jack Bauer Power Hour

Wow, last night's finale of 24 was nothing short of spectacular. First off, kudos to the writers for a whole season of amazing television. This show really was like a 24-hour feature film. In Monday night's interviews, Kiefer said that there would be resolution and no cliffhangers, and they pretty much delivered. Sure there's a few loose ends like WHO IS NINA WORKING FOR? But for the most part, the day ended. Each plotline was exquisite in it's resolution.

The Palmers - Over at the forums, Sherry Palmer is nicknamed LadyMacPalmer and with good reason. I was thrilled with the scene in the banquet room. She had it coming and then some. I almost wish he would have had her bags packed and had Secret Service haul her away. And I would totally vote for David Palmer.

The Drazens - So very dead, and what a great scene. I wish Kiefer would have had another clip to empty into "Veektor".

Nina/Yelena -THAT BITCH! Way back when Jamey died, there was talk of it not really being suicide. I thought it was though. Again, great writing. Brilliant use of the digital video back-up to serve as a flashback. SO creepy to see her look into that camera after she did Jamey in. And what a hardcore spy girl she is! Where can I get a job where sleeping with Kiefer is in the line of duty? And in the parking lot, I was screaming at the TV, "Shoot her!!!!" I almost thought that she was going to get in a shot at Soul Patch (Tony) or maybe even Kiefer before that was over. I knew that one of the major players was going to cack it last night, but I was really shocked that it was....

Bride (Teri Palmer) - Bride of Kiefer, we hardly knew ye. So sad, especially with the pregnancy and everything. And she survived so much just to be eliminated over overhearing about Nina's German connection. Leslie Hope deserves an Emmy. We didn't see so much of her in these final hours, which is why it was that much more dramatic to have her gone so suddenly. But her portrayal of Teri Bauer should set the standard for complexity of dramatic female leads from here on in.

Kiefer - Has there been a better character/performance/man on television than Jack Bauer, ever? Not to me. When he broke down when he thought Kim was dead, my heart ached. When he came back up, guns a-blazin' I cheered. And yes, I cried as he held Teri at the end. I could go on and on. I'd like to see an Emmy for him as well.

All in all, last night was the finest episode of the finest show on television.

I can't wait until next season.

off topic | from inside the mind of krix at May 22, 2002 01:21 PM .

Hey Krix,
"24" will be air next week for the first time here in it any good??...Hahaha...i'm sure it is good!!

Posted by: Nat on May 22, 2002 03:33 PM

QUESTION..... What are you going to do with yourself, now that the Kiefer is gone and Keanu is STILL out of the country? I don't know about you, but I feel a long "drunk" coming on! Rhonda

Posted by: Rhonda on May 22, 2002 03:34 PM

Word, Rhonda.

Nat, I can't even begin to explain how good this show is. Don't miss it.

Posted by: krix on May 22, 2002 04:34 PM

I definitely agree-24 rocks! Only up to 11am here in the UK,and I couldn't help myself,I had to read your blog Krix.But I still want to watch more of the Keiferfest!

Posted by: wendy on May 23, 2002 03:30 AM

Oh no, sorry about the spoilers, Wendy (and Nat). I forget that people from other countries read here.

Posted by: krix on May 23, 2002 11:38 AM

Krix, ok, I guess I'm out of the loop,,, What's Nat? Pardon the ignorance.

Posted by: Rhonda on May 23, 2002 11:42 AM

WHO's Nat? The poster of the first comment.

Posted by: krix on May 23, 2002 01:50 PM

Yay! I finally saw the rebroadcast of the finale last night, and once again cried twice during the show. When Jack broke down about Kim, I was crying, too, but then started yelling at Jack to pull it together, afraid that the evil Drazens were going to sneak up on him. Then, when he shot VD (hee!) over and over, I was cheering too! I had seen the last 15 minutes, and so knew about Teri, but man, I cried again. Poor Jack; poor Kim. Damn that Nina, Jack shoulda blown her head off in the parking lot. OK, enough of my serious critique (right...). If I'm THIS into the show after seeing only the last 4 episodes, I'll probably DIE when the DVD comes out...

Posted by: Lori on May 24, 2002 09:26 AM

i borrowed the DVD set of the 1st season.. iw as hooked i watched all 24 episodes in 3 days... it was a CRAZY rollercoster ride!

Posted by: warren on February 3, 2003 08:06 PM
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