As great as I believed last week was, this week’s show delivered yet another adrenaline-soaked, action-packed sixty minutes. Just when I thought I had things figured out, the plot twisted, turned, and finally spun around completely.
Given last week’s terrific episode, I half-expected the action to slow down tonight – kind of like a re-setting of the proverbial pins so the producers could begin the final march into the (series? season?) finale. Wrong there, sister! Not only were we treated to an overdue heaping of Chloe, but we got the kind of bitchin’ shoot-out I haven’t seen since that Colombian ambush scene in Clear and Present Danger. Plus, more Renee! And Bill Prady! And another CTU infiltrator! Isn’t this the 57th mole in the show’s eight-year history?
…and hello, Renee! I don’t know about you, but I was psyched to have Renee back. She was easily one of the best parts of the early portion of the season, so it was disappointing having her off screen for the past few episodes. Having her show up in the nick of time to save Jack, effortlessly taking out a couple of bad guys in the process, was great.
In another action-packed hour, 24 saves the best for last: CTU Agent Dana Walsh is, in fact, working with the terrorists, and she’s a cold-blooded murderer to boot.
Proving that you can’t please everyone, TV Fanatic calls this the worst hour ever. TV Fanatic 24 Review: 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM, a.k.a. The Worst Hour Ever
the 5 a.m. shocker – that Jenny is actually a mole working for Samir – was enough to make us wish the show’s title were “7” and that its awfulness had ended several weeks ago.