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24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Finale Review

It's all over, Damn it! But is this really the last we'll ever see of Jack Bauer? Brad Wilson reviews the 24: Live Another Day finale, 10pm to 11am.

Why? Why can’t Jack ever just be happy? Damn you, 24 writers! But then again, do we really expect anything less from 24? It seems the whole point of the 24 storyline is: “How much can we beat this hero down physically and emotionally before he breaks.” But that’s the thing, isn’t it… he never breaks, because he’s the man.

First of all, I think my favorite moment in the finale is when Mark and Jack are talking about options to save Audrey. Jack keeps a talking about stopping Cheng, and Mark, with bewilderment on his face, looks at Jack and says “she loves you…” and Jack wheels around as yells “Shut up! That was a great moment, haha! Because Mark knows! He’s known since this day started things were not going to end well for him – and they didn’t. It was so delicious to see him get what was coming to him: Jail.

But then there’s Audrey. Lovely Audrey. (Little Shop of Horrors, anyone)? You know, my gut reaction to her death wasn’t sadness; it was anger. I literally said out loud “Why!? Why!? Damn it!” It’s so frustrating. Audrey was the one thing that gave Jack a chance at happiness, and they took it away. Mark was going to jail, her father was alive and Jack and saved millions of lives – of course he was gonna end up with Audrey. But, alas, it is not to be.

They caught you off guard too, didn’t they? A second shooter? What? If you’re like me, then you like to be surprised in movies and television shows. I never try to guess a twist or what happens next, I just sit back and enjoy. So, after Agent Morgan and her team took out the sniper, I was feeling pretty good about everything. Then, it happens. The second shooter gets her. Blahhhhh. Also, I don’t know if any of you caught how sad and dark this was, but at the end, when President Heller is about to board Air Force One with the casket, he says to Prime Minister Davies he won’t remember. He won’t remember he had a daughter that died such a horrific death. I mean damn, Fox, tug at our heartstrings a little more, why don’t you? At least Audrey got a silent clock.

Then, there’s Jack and Chloe. I was not very satisfied with the way they said good-bye last time (through a drone), but they made it right in this finale. I’ll get to my feelings about the ending in a moment, but how Jack and Chloe said good-bye was very satisfying. They are best friends and they love each other. They got to work together one last time and Jack gets to save Chloe one last time. I don’t know about you, but that whole scene where she’s guiding them through the shipyard reminded me of the first Matrix movie where Morpheus directs Neo through his office. But I digress.

Finally, let’s talk about Jack. He’s always been ruthless, but at the same time he’s always been fair. This season, he was just angry. I mean he tossed Margot Al-Harazi and her son out of a window for crying out loud. And then, ah, so awesome, and then he BEHEADS CHENG?! I may have cheered a little when he did.

I’m not sure why Jack decided to turn himself in to the Russians, especially after President Heller pardoned him of everything. Why not just tell the president they’ve kidnapped Chloe and then try to get her back? I loved every moment of this season except the end. I do not like that Jack is with the Russians. I guess the writers decided a happy ending for Jack is just never in the cards.

Brad Wilson lives in Southwest Florida where he writes every day at his job as a television news producer at WINK News. Follow him on Twitter @bradwilson86 and check out his other articles at geekretaliation.net. You can also follow Geek Retaliation on Facebook at facebook.com/geekretaliation

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