Tony Almeida in 24: Solitary
Tony Almeida in 24: Solitary

24: Legacy Episode 7 Press Release


Carlos Bernard Returns as Original Series Character “Tony Almeida”

Carter turns to Andy for help, in order to get crucial evidence back in their possession. Meanwhile, Rebecca calls in someone from the outside when CTU’s regular interrogation techniques lead them to a dead end in the all-new “6:00 PM-7:00 PM” episode of 24: LEGACY airing Monday, March 13 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TFL-107) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Corey Hawkins as Eric Carter; Miranda Otto as Rebecca Ingram; Jimmy Smits as Senator John Donovan; Teddy Sears as Keith Mullins; Dan Bucatinsky as Andy Shalowitz; Anna Diop as Nicole Carter; Ashley Thomas as Isaac Carter; Charlie Hofheimer as Ben Grimes; Coral Pena as Mariana Stiles; Sheila Vand as Nilaa; Raphael Acloque as Jadalla Bin Khalid; Gerald McRaney as Henry Donovan

Guest Cast: Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida, Bailey Chase as Thomas Locke


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So is this the first episode he appears in? Or can we expect to see him in the fifth or sixth episode?

Jesus, Dan. What the fuck warranted a response like that? Also, have you read the comment policy?

I was merely asking because it could be possible that Carlos appears towards the end of episode 6 ‘uncredited’. Therefore, this would be the first episode he appears in ‘credited’.

So excited to see Tony Almeida back but we’ll have to wait until March 13th.

This episode airs on the 11th anniversary of what many thought would be Tony’s last episode.

That’s quite a funny coincidence.

Thought it was six, as Howard Gordon mentioned it in this interview. Forgot that he mentioned “I think” before the number. Since these 2 are shot together, I can see the confusion.

He may well appear towards the end of episode six uncredited. Episode 7 would therefore be the first episode he appears in credited.

That occurred to me, too. Especially as David Fury’s writing that one, & he often tends to get assigned to scripts which feature character returns (Heller in S5, Audrey in S6, Pierce in S7, & Logan in S8).

In season 4 1:00pm-2:00pm when Tony saved Jack and Audrey at Falstead Security, Carlos went uncredited because he was only in about 20 seconds at the end of the episode. I hope he does show up at the end of the 6th episode because I’m dying to see him!!! LOL

I thought carlos Bernard was supposed to be a series regular?

No, just a ‘recurring’ character.

I notice that Ben Grimes’s actor is STILL here so he’s still alive? Also notice that Amira, Khasan, and Mr. Harris are not in the cast anymore, maybe that cell gets taken out by Carter?

Then why did they hype up his return as if he was a series regular?i don’t get that.

Because he’s one of the longest serving cast members in the franchise. Plus, recurring’s not all that bad.

Plus, he has been billed in a recurring capacity before (“Special Guest Star”) in both Seasons 1 & 4.

They never did. The original press release announcing Tony’s return in October clearly specified that his role would be a ‘recurring’ one.

Probably because they realized what a trainwreck their new (failed) idea was probably going to turn out to be and had to find a way to hype it up.

When ratings rise from Tony’s return, they’ll realize what us 24 fans want: our characters.

I haven’t watched a single episode of this new season and have no plans to until Tony returns. Many are following my method. Just watch–the ratings will increase when Tony returns. That’s what we want–our old characters. Respect to the 24 lore. Not this “reboot” crap.

What interrogation techniques does Tony know?

Hope it may involve “torture”.

Tony has never been one to torture his suspects in any season. He doesn’t even have to, really. Tony is NOTHING like Jack in interrogations. Jack will rave, scream and hurt you–Tony is calm, cool, collected, quiet and calculating…that’s much more frightening than Jack, if you ask me.

Just look at some of Tony’s past interrogation techniques:

*Season 2: Reza accuses Tony of racial profiling and then proceeds to tell him that he’s British. Tony counters that with the story of a British terrorist and says: “How’s my racial profiling NOW?” without ever taking his gaze from Reza.

*Season 4: Tony shoves Dina Araz against a wall and simply says: “You’re gonna talk to me.”

Tony keeps his cool in interrogations. None of that chair-flipping that Jack does. But it works–Just in a different way than Jack.

February 23, 2017 at 1:15 pm
He interrogated Bob Warner, Reza, Nina, Dina… Tony knows his shit. And that was while working for CTU, before his fall from grace. I’m sure he’s picked up lots of shit during his years with David Emerson, too.

He’s my second favorite character. I hope he gets to redeem himself somewhat..

From everyone’s theories on here plus the Starkwood reference this week, this is almost certain.

Maybe not redemption, but answers regarding the cabal from S7 and a chance for Tony to do good as he asked for in Solitary.

Honestly, if he was telling the truth about doing good so as to earn Michelle’s love again (and I think he WAS telling the truth, despite that meeting being a play) then that should leave him somewhat redeemed. At the very least, his character will end on a better note than Season 7 and will finally see Tony acting like the Tony we know and love.

Going after Starkwood while PRESERVING innocent lives is definitely a step in the right direction for Tony.

I think the writers know that most of us Tony fans are PO’d at the way he was treated in Season 7 and his return here is a way to wash some of that “Evil Tony” season 7 stink away.

linda dombkiewicz
February 23, 2017 at 10:17 pm
Hope that the Tony Almeida character picks up the intrigue and suspense similar to the original 24.

linda dombkiewicz
February 23, 2017 at 10:18 pm
Glad to see the Almeida character coming on board to add the intrigue and suspense known on 24.

Plus he’s been in prison twice so his interrogation methods should be brutal. Maybe not as brutal as jacks but should be right up there.

This easily explains that portion of the trailer where he’s removing a hood from a man’s head–he’s doing classic 24 interrogation right there.

Personally, I hope that Tony isn’t going to be doing much in the way of physical interrogation because his interrogation techniques have always be a unique departure from Jack’s in the way that he has always employed a more cold and calculated demeanor. The most he’s done is slam Dina Araz against a wall. Tony can be scarier than Jack during ANY interrogation. He’s not outwardly angry like Jack during interrogations: he’s calm, quiet and reserved. That makes him unpredictable.

That’s what I love about Tony. He’s not as outwardly expressive as Jack but, when he DOES express himself, look out.

I looked at that trailer again. It appears he’s removing the hood from Henry Donovan’s head. If that’s the case, it means that CTU will fail to get the information out of Henry on tomorrow’s episode.

And that will be Tony’s cue. Tony is arguably just as good at interrogations as Jack–just in his own way, as I specified.

One of the trailers referred to him as a “special agent”. My theory has long been that it was the government that broke Tony out of prison in order to utilize him as an off the book underground agent. This is nothing fictitious either–the CIA/FBI have been known to recruit criminals in different capacities throughout history if they are people with a certain skill. Tony is definitely skillful.

My view of it is that Tony agreed to become such an agent so as to fulfill his stated vow from Solitary to “earn Michelle’s love again”. It make perfect sense for the government to handle Tony this way because, if he is caught or fails, the government can write him off as an escaped convict and throw the net over him.

So tony steps in for jack basically…….😒

Not implying it’s a bad thing but it’s pretty clear in the absence & hesitation on kiefers part…….

I doubt that we will see Tony for the full episode on March 13th. What will likely happen is that Tony will be in the last 2 min of episode 7 and then be in 4 full episodes. The same thing happened in Season 4 with Dennis Haysbert (David Palmer). My guess is that you will have to wait until 3/20 to see a full episode of Tony.

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