A military hero who returns to the U.S. with a whole lot trouble following him back. With nowhere else to turn, the man asks CTU to help him save his life while also stopping one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.
Set 18 months where Season 6 of '24' left off, former government agent Jack Bauer is in a self-imposed exile in the fictitious African country of Sangala where he hopes to escape from a U.S. investigation of him for his past methods, and to run from his past. Bauer works at a mission school for orphaned children run by his friend Carl Benton. The country is at the mercy of a rogue warlord general named Juma who is plotting a coup to overthrow the government and his right-hand man Colonel Dubaku, is abducting orphan boys and forcibly recruiting them into Juma's army. Bauer and Benton must work together to save the dozen or so boys and try to get them out of the country before Juma takes over. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., it is Inauguration Day where the outgoing President Noah Daniels is handing over the presidency to the first female president Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). Hearing about the coup, Daniels wants to evacuate the country before it falls to the rogue general, while ... Written by
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To begin with, I'd like to say that I've been a fan of 24 since season 1 was first aired in my country. That being said, some might think that my judgment would lack objectivity, well, they might be right. As for a fan, there is everything you'd hope for, and all you hope for is Jack fighting. As usual, everything goes fast - conflict, conspiracy, innocent people dying etc. Nothing new, except where the war is, whose in conspiracy and what kind of people are dying. But, hey, what's new there to think of? Fine with me, as long as it is done right and gives you satisfaction. Of course, it is not as satisfying as a series, since there's only one episode but there is enough to keep you on track while waiting for season 7. Not everything is great though, for example I think that fictional country was a bad choice. What else could be better, I think, is the choice of cast. Some faces don't really add-up(like the new miss president - i find it difficult to believe her being elected) but again, it's just my opinion. What I wanted to say with all this, was that this show really delivers and if you liked 24, you will certainly like this one. I'd give 9.5, unfortunately I can't.
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