So we’re well into season 8 of 24. I’m finding it a bit hard to watch again this time around, but having invested so much time already I figure I might as well keep up. My only problem is that since you now it’s going to be 24 episodes, it’s a little anticlimactic when Jack gets oh-so-close to catching the bad guys in episode 6 or whatever, when you know full well they’re going to just barely slip through his fingers (again and again and again).
My real problem, though, is with the oh-so-inevitable mole in CTU. I was unhappy to find out that it was (SPOILER ALERT) Dana this time, as I still had some bad/good girl carryover from Battlestar Galactica. Anyhow, aside from that level of disappointment, I was unshocked but still heartily displayed by the existence of yet another mole in the newly refurbished CTU. Has there been a season without a mole? I don’t remember one, but I’d be happy to be corrected. In any case, it’s certainly a common plot element.
My question is: Who is doing the job screening and interviews for this place? Clearly, they need someone more along the lines of Jack for the job interviews. Imagine:
Jack: Are you a terrorist?
Prospective Employee: No.
Jack: <grabs their throat> ARE YOU A TERRORIST?
Prospective Employee: <breaks down in tears> Yes, yes, I confess, I was going to be next season’s mole.
Granted, this might pose some problems on the “how do the bad guys slip away so many, many times” front … maybe some sort of low blood sugar episode for Jack could make up the difference. Good opportunity for some product placement as well. Hmmm. Somebody get back to me on this.
Of course, this being the last season, I guess I’m a bit late with the constructive criticism. Maybe the movie could, dream of dreams, be mole-free! Anybody?