Question: Now that Renee has been killed off in 24, is there a chance of Audrey returning for the 24 movie? —Patty
Ausiello: Yes, there’s a chance. “Any character who is still alive has been discussed and is being considered,” says exec producer Howard Gordon. “But I’m not ready to disclose any names because it could change.”
Question: Any chance Kim will return for the big 24 finale? —Charlie
Ausiello: No. According to e.p. Howard Gordon, “Once upon a time she was [going to be in the finale], but we went in a different direction. The story took on a darker hue that didn’t include her.”
Not really sure what Howard is trying to pull here considering he already said Audrey Raines would remain an “unresolved” mystery just two weeks ago (to Ausiello himself even – how could they both forget so quickly?). I guess after Gordon pissed off the Renee fans this week, he’s trying to damage control and woo back the Audrey crowd by giving them false hope she could return. I find it amusing that Howard pretends things “could change” when the finale has already been written and filmed completely. Heh, my mistake – Gordon was talking about the movie here. Doh!
And I’m pretty angry at Howard Gordon’s Kim Bauer response, personally. Long-time fans, did you ever expect that Jack’s daughter would be completely left out of the series finale? Kim’s not dead or anything, just left out. Not even a short phone call split-screen. It was bad enough that Bauer loses his love interest (AGAIN) but now we get cheated out of a final Jack/Kim scene too. Seems like Bauer can’t have romance nor a family – give the guy a break once!
Source: EW.com – Ask Ausiello