Monday, April 26, 2010

Review - 24 Season 8 Episode 19 Day 8: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

What's going on? Plot-wise, not much. On the character side, every inexplicable action imaginable. Somehow, Logan utterly bamboozles Taylor into buying into his wicked ways without providing a good reason other than peace can be achieved if Dana is taken care of. Easy, right? But Taylor thinks it's a good direction tactically and morally. Since when did Taylor think like this? She turned in her own daughter for crying out loud.

Jack is off trying to save Dana from her eventual waterboarding while Chloe tricks him to bring him back in. The eventual result is Jack gaining a helpful ally in Cole. More vigilantism in New York. Yay.

As we approach the end of the series, it almost feels like we are also approaching the end of an unfinished rollercoaster. Each move forward brings us closer and closer to the eventual implosion of Season 8, where everyone, including the actors and writers, acknowledges just how bad the show has become. The horizon has no viable story, no viable characters, and no viable drama. Hang on, because we are sinking deeper and deeper into the abyss.

Just wondering, is waterboarding now the kind of de facto torture on 24? We've seen dangerous chemicals pumped into people, body parts cut, people suffocated, people shocked, and waterboarding was the torture for Dana? I hope next week brings something else.

Score: 7.5/10
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