Just watched the last two episodes and it’s a cracking end to one of the best series on TV. This series as a whole had some plot issues and pacing that I didn’t like but the series finale was one of the best I’ve seen. Roll on 2007 for 24 in hi-def.
Some other thought’s (spoilers ahead)
Loved the capture of Jack at the end although you knew there was more to come – it was just going too well…China never forgets was a great line. I’m guessing the next series will start with an escape/trade/rescue of Jack – I wonder if it will be set on foreign soil for the first time? Speaking of first time…surely the capture of Jack, his rough treatment and then placement on a ship at sea didn’t happen in real time. For me it’s the first time they’ve shown something that has happened out with the 24hours although they still kept the time ticking at the end of the episode…weird.
The submarine ending before the ending was rushed and fairly predictable although it was good to see they had no problem with Jack killing in cold blood. Robocop deserved it though.
President Logan was excellent – never really suspected him which is the whole point although I’m sure people who over analyse (who, me??) the program will tell you it was not a surprise.
What was good to see is that the producers aren’t afraid to kill off main characters that have run over a number of series. Keeps the viewers on your toes as you just don’t know who’s left.
Bad bits – too many twists for my liking and too many leads going cold and issues explored for an episode or two at the most. Last episode was very predictable – you knew the pen was going to give the president away. Chloe – is she played by a bad actress or a good actress told to act badly – she really irritates me. Jacks man bag – with that one bag he managed to carry a solution for every episode. It was like watching MacGyver.
Now that it’s finished what will take it’s place? Any recommendations?