24 Season 8, Episode 7: ''Day 8: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM'' Review

Yet again an hour of underwhelming storylines and increasingly annoying characters is saved, thanks to the unpredictability of Annie Wersching's Renee Walker. President Omar Hassan continues to be completely different than when we originally met him, Kevin and Nick predictably screw up their police evidence warehouse heist, and Sergei Bazhaev talks to some people. If it wasn't for Renee's use of a knife this episode, it would have been better if the characters had gone to bed early for the night.

I have no sympathy whatsoever for Dana/Jenny (a.k.a. Denny). Her storyline could have gone two ways: she could have set up a situation where Kevin and Nick would get killed while doing a heist, removing them as a threat; or she could naively think they could successfully pull off a heist and not put her job and life in even more in danger than they already are. The 24 writers decided to go the latter route, and we had to watch Kevin -- who apparently is smart enough to track Denny down under her new identity -- bumble around looking for the correctly numbered storage area and fail to convince his even stupider partner that they need to leave so they don't get caught. It was all painful to watch, and achieved a new level of annoyance when Nick pretended to hold Kevin at gunpoint with a water pistol, demanding Kevin turns over the money -- when the duo was supposed to leave the warehouse 20 minutes earlier. I wish Katee Sackhoff wasn't Denny; she's a much better actress than this role calls for, and if Denny was played by someone who was less of a big name I'd be able to hold out more hope that this character will go away early.

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