The Universe and Me

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

24 : 4 a.m. - 5 a.m.

24. 7.21. Tony and his woman frame Jibran by putting terrorist type information on his computer. If he doesn’t film a statement, they will kill his brother Hamid. The police respond to this domestic disturbance but Jibran tells them there is no trouble. Some friends were drinking and got to arguing. Aw, c’mon, wink wink, at least. Jack orders every Muslim in the area investigated. It’s not racial profiling. Hodges said he was going to blame them. Chloe learns that Jack is infected with the prion variant. Olivia and Martin scheme to take care of Hodges who will leave for his new life in thirty minutes. Some account of Jibran’s clues the gang in on his expired visa. Rene and Jack visit Mr Gohar’s temple, where Jibran worships. Gohar doesn’t know where Jibran is, but he’s certain he’s not a terrorist.

Janis picks up on the earlier domestic disturbance call at Jibran’s. Jack and Renee take Gohar with. Martin calls his hit man. Olivia is to transfer funds and then he’ll proceed. She decides she can’t go through with it and leaves a message that she’s walking away. Chloe finds money in Jibran’s accounts were deposited thirty minutes ago but back dated. He’s innocent. Hodges doesn’t intend to be Mr Tippett forever, he ironically says just before he and his car blow up. Mrs President is informed that it must be an inside job. Jack and Renee find an armed hostile holding Hamid. They storm the place. Hamid attacks his attacker. Not the wisest move, since they need him to say who’s responsible. Jack calls for a medic. Best line: The rabbi’s: “It’s never too late to turn towards God.”

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

24 : 3 a.m. - 4 a.m.

24. 7.20. Jack informs Renee that Tony was the second man and is to be approached with extreme caution. Jack feels to blame for trusting him. Tony shoots his way outside the perimeter. Have the perimeters ever done any good on this show? Galvez wants money for the canister. Tony’s already wired it but the canister isn’t in the bag and Galvez pulls a gun on Tony who warns him “you don’t wanna do this.” I guess not. Jonas pulls through. They figure out his suicide attempt was coerced by the woman impersonating his lawyer who must be part of the larger group he mentioned. If they convince Jonas that the people who wanted him dead succeeded, that will protect his family. Mrs President can make him disappear to a hundred acre ranch in Colorado.

Tony and mystery woman discuss their next move. He thinks they should finish off the enemy while he’s down. But it isn’t their decision to make. The Evil Group holds a phone conference. Everyone received a data pack. The evidence trail will finger an innocent. Olivia isn’t happy with Jonas’s witness protection plan. Jack questions him but all he can reveal is he worked with like minds. People who can protect the country and show that the government can’t. He doesn’t know names. The project was based on anonymity and held together by one woman. Seems to involve private military firms, did they say?

Jack wants access to CTU servers and needs someone who knows the protocols. He phones Chloe to reconstitute the servers. She tells Morris to take their son and leave the city. Olivia can’t live with her mother’s decision. After venting to Aaron about killing Jonas, she calls a man named Martin who once mentioned there was no problem that couldn’t be handled or eliminated. Janis objects that Jack is violating the Bill of Rights among other things. Wow, she becomes more annoying every episode. Jack wants her to go whine somewhere else. In his rant, he calls the president Palmer. Chloe’s concerned about his confusion. Two brothers find the lights in their apartment go out and they receive a visit from Tony. Most poignant line: Aaron’s “I have seen the guilty walk free many times.”

Friday, May 01, 2009

24 : 2 a.m. - 3 a.m.

24. 7.19. Jonas requests his attorney, Miss Eames. As she’s getting ready to leave, she’s maced and injected with something that can’t be good. Her identity is stolen by a look alike. The suspect, Galvez, is in a storage yard in the projects. Tony tells him to stay put and wait for his call. Tony shoots himself to look like Galvez did it. Previously unbeknownst to us, Tony talked Galvez into working and stealing the canister for him. During debriefing, Jack hears Larry’s dead. He decides to help Renee. Tony tells Galvez to draw the FBI into the building and blow them up with the C4 he gave him. The fake Eames meets with Jonas. She guarantees his family’s safety if he does the right thing (have a natural dignified death) and slips him a pill that will induce cardiac arrest.

Kim didn’t have the heart to tell Jack he has a granddaughter named Teri. Jack notices both 9 millimeter and spent 45 casings at Larry’s death site. That many weapons doesn’t add up, so someone must have helped Galvez. While being delivered to the FBI, Jonas gulps the pill and is taken to the hospital instead. Jack’s notified of a discrepancy in his debriefing. Tony’s source, Cardiff, who supposedly died during Tony’s investigation, was arrested just now while going to Canada.

I think I fell asleep here and missed something. When the building blows up, Jack notices someone’s transponder wasn’t in it, so he wants the perimeter kept. Jack finds Renee. They concur that the sweep patterns were known. Jack pulls a gun on Tony. He’d told him earlier if he was lying, he’d kill him. Now he demands an explanation. Tony says he cut a deal with Cardiff. It was a meaningless lie. To Jack, there is no such thing. What is Tony’s involvement? Tony thinks Jack’s toxin is affecting his judgment and he’s paranoid. Jack suffers an untimely seizure so Tony can take his gun. Galvez kills a medic and commandeers his vehicle.