by Matt Putnam
Well we are finally at the end of Day 6, and I’d have to say I’m a little disappointed. Now, there were some pretty sweet moments: Papa Bauer killing Graem, greasy Milo getting capped, Jack’s sliding kill shot, Audrey coming back, the look on Curtis’ face when Jack shot him, President Palmer’s near death/comeback, and, of course, every time Jack choked someone. (There were three of them, I think.) Overall, though, I thought the plot was pretty weak. They failed to follow up on President Palmer 2.0, the Lisa affair wasn’t intriguing, no real mole/betrayal, and too much sensitive Jack time.
At the end of last season, Jack was kidnapped by the Chinese. It blew my mind. I couldn’t wait for Day 6. However, the end of Jack’s 6th really bad day, we fade to black watching Jack stare off into the distance. I’m not sure what to take away from this season. Maybe we were supposed to be thinking, “will Jack ever have a normal life with Audrey?” Although this question might really concern my wife, I couldn’t care less. I want plot twists, bullets flying, traitors, payback, and Jack Bauer playing grim reaper. I have high hopes for next year. But we know a few things are certain: the President will change, the politicians will waiver, the pencil pushers will scuttle, and Jack Bauer will kick ass and kill terrorists.
Things to Expect Next Season: A pregnant, moody Chloe (d’oh). The Buchanans will be tortured, kidnapped or killed (ala the Almeidas). And, yes, I think there is a fairly good chance we’ll see Jack Bauer’s death (Gasp!).
Things Not to Expect Next Season: Don’t expect to catch Jack Bauer listening to Wham! Jack will not be seen sipping a caramel macchiato. Jack Bauer will not be heard singing the Meow Mix song.