24 reminds me of a roller coaster ride; there are your your ups and downs, twists and turns and just when you think the ride is over it just takes you for another spin.
I know I stretched this one a bit, but you know what I mean.
We all know 24; there are 24 hours, which means 24 episodes and so far we've reached the 18 hour with 6 more hours hanging in the balance.
It all sounds a bit calculated but that is just how it feels.
I knew when Hodges easily met his defeat so early in the chapter, there had to be another twist.
Imagine Hodges boldly confronting the President, bragging on about protecting the same country he threatened to destroy...
He was actually amusing in the white house, imagining his upper hand, shoving missiles and a deadly virus up the Presidents sleeve. Still, after all he went through just to get the President to agree on his terms, giving him second chair to the President. I felt his capture was ... just to easy. I laughed at his rantings, trying to justify the prosecution of people; kill one to save thousands. In other words kill thousands just so that he could have a conversation at the white house, probably get the President to agree to his terms and maybe he might become President one day... really? Very doubtful his reign was ever going to last.
The President officially owed Jack a big one and seeing as she can't really give him the cure, I guess asking someone to give her updates on Jack's health would do... could she really help Jack?
She may owe Tony a big one as well after all he did risk his life to save his country... or did he?
I found it strange when one of the guards began acting suspiciously, making second rounds? Did you smell a rat there, because coincidentally Tony was able to apprehend him just at the same time he 'went out for rounds' walking him out with a gun to his head ordering the other guard to surrender his weapon.
In fact there were many things done just to easily:
--Tony throwing the bomb and blowing up the missiles--
--The FBI rushing in to save the day--
--Hodges being apprehended after all his work--
--Larry agreeing with Renee--
--The army men not putting up a struggle--
--Kim's surprise visit to save her father--
(Although the bit where she was trying to see him all day was believable)
--Hodges giving the typical 24 cliche liner "You think this ends with me?"--
(Of course it doesn't) :)
When Larry raided in on Hodges parade and began praising Tony for his patriotism and giving what seemed like a pat on the back by taking his handcuffs off... for some strange reason I wondered about Tony. Hodges was in custody and the coast was clear, everything was back to normal, I somehow wondered how cool it would be for Tony to go bad right there as soon as Larry took off those cuffs. Interestingly enough I imagined Tony overthrowing the guards after Larry gave him the 'you now have to face your crimes' speech and Tony just blatantly nodding in agreement.
It was still a surprising turn of events in the end (no pun intended), when Tony really was the 'bad guy'.
It was sad to see Larry go, an essential main character, to watch Tony stifle him to death (there is no coming back from that I guess), when ironically before he was trying to save him, applying pressure to the bullet wound.
That guy waited too long to pull that gun on Tony, then I knew Tony was bad for sure.
Do we need a moment to mourn Larry's death? .... .... .... ....