24 Live Another Day
24 Recap: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Philip Harris | 21 May 2014 12:00
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24 Episode 4

Meanwhile, out in the country, in coital afterglow, Naveed tells his wife Simone, who is Margot's daughter, he's had it with all this terrorist crap and is about to bounce. Of course, Simone, who is a brainwashed terrorist, can't have this, and lies that she is going to go with him. She's about as opaque as a wall made of cellophane. She warns her husband, who I think is hilarious for wanting to get in one more bone before he jumped ship, that her mother will do more than just hurt him if he leaves. He doesn't care; he's got keys to the gate and a car waiting down the lane.

Back in town, President Heller is suddenly, after being heckled by a bunch of angry Brits, killing this speech, delivering an impassioned message to a stunned crowd. Among the stunned are his daughter and son-in-law. Too bad President Heller doesn't realize the shit's about to hit the fan. After his great speech (well, the second half at least) he's told that none other than his old friend Jack Bauer is up to his old shenanigans. He gives the order to not attack Jack's computer bunker, wanting instead to speak with Jack himself.

A few flecks of hope fall into Jack's plans when the president calls and they are able to speak. Audrey is clearly moved by hearing her former paramour's voice. Could she possibly still be in love with him? Time will only tell. All I know is that her tool husband wants Jack Bauer dead. Jack is finally able to tell someone (and thank heavens it's the president) what is happening. President Heller gives him 15 minutes to complete his mission in exchange for turning himself over. Jack agrees and hangs up the phone.

Of course, Mark Boudreau talks his father-in-law out of his mercy and the Marines are told to storm the office and kill Jack Bauer on site. Once again, the truth is muffled for the sake of personal gain and power. Let's hope that the spark of indignation Audrey showed in this episode is boiling to a showdown and eventual divorce from that slimy Mark. You want to know how awful this Mark guy is? He tells the president that all he's seen of Jack Bauer's work is the damage he's left in his wake, and he looks straight at Audrey, his own wife! What a tool.


Chloe meanwhile tries to convince her boss that these drone attacks are real by showing him footage of past, less harming drone attacks. Of course, her truth also falls on deaf ears. When asked why she can't let Jack go, she has no answer and walks off screen. Later on in the episode, as Chloe is reporting the movement of the marines, she says "corridor" instead of "hallway." She must have been in England for awhile for that distinction to roll of her goth tongue.

Back in the country, Simone rats out her hubby to her mom. Margot, now faced with a dilemma (Naveed is supposed to pilot the massive drone attacks in less than an hour) does what she's got to do to make her war based on antiquated ideologies happy. She confronts Naveed, telling him he has to go through with it. He refuses, so Margot hits Naveed close to home. She starts having her brutes take off her own daughter's fingers until Naveed agrees to pilot the drones. Once again, the female is the leverage for the terrorist attacks, just how in previous episodes Simone used her body to get what she wants. Well, she must have learned it from somewhere, because Margot is also literally using Simone's body to get what she wants.

Kate has decided that she needs to talk to Jack because she believes him, so she jumps into the air ducts and proceeds to crawl to the office where he's bunkered down. The marines are getting ready to storm the room. Before they can do that though, Kate makes here way to the room and takes Jack Bauer as a prisoner of the CIA. The information Jack so needed on the USB was never uploaded. Poor fella. It's a shame too because at that moment, the terrorists take over control of the drones in the countryside.

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