Three years later; CTU receives a threat that Mexican drug lord Hector Salazar is planning on releasing a deadly contagious virus in LA unless Jack gets his brother Ramone Salazar out of ... See full summary »
Three years later; CTU receives a threat that Mexican drug lord Hector Salazar is planning on releasing a deadly contagious virus in LA unless Jack gets his brother Ramone Salazar out of prison. President Palmer prepares for a presidential debate with Senator John Keeler. Written by
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This is my debut in watching a season of this very popular show. I saw a couple of episodes of the first season, and thats it. Thus, outside of Keifer Sutherland's lead character, "Jack Bauer," and Dennis Haybert's portrayal of U.S. President "David Palmer," I am unfamiliar with the cast and what's gone on in the past. So, until I figure a few things out, I will just make some general comments and observations.
First, judging from this episode, I got a real bargain buying this brand new for $14.99. This looks like a very entertaining show. I've always found Joaquin de Almeida an interesting actor and always effect in the villain role, so him playing "Ramon Salazar" seems like a good fit. I know Sutherland is a good actor so anything he does I know is going to be performed well. It appears he's an intense character here. I was glad to see Vanessa Ferlito, too, being a fan of hers since watching CSI: New York - The First Season. She plays a Mexican in here, involved with Hector Salazar, but not really a crook or killer like him.
We get stunning revelations and scenes in this season-opener, such as (1) Salazar stabbing his attorney to death with a pen; (2) a dead body dumped at the door of the National Health Services Building; (3) the knowledge that a Type 3 pneumonic virus, which that dead man had, is a very imminent threat, ready to be unleashed on the city of Los Angeles if Salazar isn't released from prison; (4) - His brother, Hector, is behind all of this; (5) If unleashed, something like a million people in the first week will die; (6) the President is in Los Angeles, scheduled for a debate that evening; (6) Jack has a drug habit.
There's more, too, enough to wear one out....but regular viewers of this show, I assume, are used to that. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.
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