24 (2001–2010)
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Day 7: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. 

The FBI pulls Jack Bauer from a Senate hearing because an old pal of Jack's may be planning terror, while the President calls for military action in Africa.



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Four years after Abu Fayed's reign of terror CTU has been disbanded by forces inside the government. Jack Bauer is facing questions in a US Senate hearing for actions he took in the pursuit of justice in addition to being fingered as the fall guy for all of CTU's mistakes. The FBI's counter-terrorism squad learns of a plot to cripple the nation's computer infrastructure when they figure out that security expert Michael Latham has been kidnapped. Written by Derfel85

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11 January 2009 (USA)  »

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A thrilling 2-parter start for the seventh season of 24
11 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It has been quite a while since we've seen 24 on television and finally after a year it is back to bring us and hour of of a thrill ride in 2009. And as usual Fox airs a two parter on Sunday and a two parter on Monday when a new season starts. Originally these episodes where shot before 2008, but because of the writer's strike and Keifer Sutherland's DUI the show was put on halt for a while, but now things seem to be A OK with the cast and crew and now the thrill ride has begun...

Now tonight was the annual Godlen Globes awards and though I don't really care if a movie wins any awards, I do check them out anyway for sportsmanship, but missed a good chunk of it tonight, was it worth it you ask? Well, I'd have to say after watching this 2 hour season starter, this was 2 hours well spent.

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m./9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.- It's a nice morning in Washington D.C. but not so much for the Lathan family. Technical Enginer Mr Lathan argues with his daughter over her Cell phone, sadly the situation gets worse and actually it's well above a typical Cell phone argument between father and daughter. Within an instant their van is crashed by another, masked men with guns come out and grab Lathan and take him with them. Meanwhile after going through heck in Africa Jack Bauer is put on trial in the state senate and questioned if he sued extreme interrogation methods just to save a group of children. After explaining that he had no choice and wasn't acting above the law FBI agent Renee Walker arrives asks for Bauer to come with her, the judge allows it but says Bauer must be back tomorrow. Jack is taken to the FBI where he is informed by Agent Malice informs Jack that there have been six recorded technology thefts in the recent weeks, the threat levels are anything but low as national security is at hand. Jack is told that a person from his past is behind it, the thought-to-be-dead Tony. Jack is in disbelief, utter, but after being shown some evidence, it feels like he's seen a ghost but Jack knows his objectives as an agent of the united states, he won't back down. They find a connection to Tony, another familiar face, Scheckter. They travel to his destination and have a Q&A, naturally he doesn't say anything till Jack interrogates him, but before he can speak he is shot by a sniper form above a close building. With a call to Malice a lock down is ordered for the building and SWAT teams pull up and take control of the area. With the help from a rogue agent secretly working for Tony the shooter is helped out of the are.a Jack notices and has him and Renee follow him, but to do so they disobey and lie to Malice, curious Malica has Janis Gold track them. Tony has a partner in this, Emmerson, have been for three years now. They use Lathan to work on their new device which they put to the test on a few planes and to deliver a message to the CIA. Both are working for Gen. Manjuma who is causing problems for President Taylor, she wants to start an invasion now and strip him of his dictatorship. She has debates regarding the decision, but is also informed of the technological terrorist threats recently, including the planes. Meanwhile her husband Henry Taylor goes to meet Samantha, the former love of his late son, and asks her about the money she has and if she was involved in Roger's death.

The story structures for both are very fit, the characters introductions for these new cast of characters are well done, the suspense levels the development and the intensity are not at there low points here. The acting is all top notch.

Overall a good start for this season, can't wait for tomorrow night.

...And so the clock begins to tick...


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