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Due to its spare 12-episode count this year, 24: Live Another Day has done two things to adapt to the shortened number of hours we get to spend with Jack Bauer and company. The plotting has quickened, but the compelling character drama has slackened. The seventh episode of Fox’s revival was its crazier hour yet, in some ways that were darkly thrilling but also brisk to the point of letting the characters evaporate to let the exposition and plotting take the frame.

Due to the various subplots that the show’s writers must keep moving forward every week, there is no room to slow things down to let some character moments breathe. We had a bit of a reprieve from the heightened tension during last Monday’s hour, when Audrey and Jack had a tender moment, but it was only a moment. Now, any intriguing internal struggle is let »

- Jordan Adler

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