Cooter Brown wrote:My wife said Jack dying isn't big enough. He needs to inadvertently cause Russia and the US to launch nukes at each other. Now that would be the ultimate series finale...total destruction of the world.
Nah. On the contrary, the whole point of this exercise is to preserve world peace. I predict Jack will prevent such an incident and die a hero in the process... maybe vaporized.
Things really got rolling a couple of episodes ago when the bad guy water-boarder was using Starbuck as a human shield and kept yelling that Jack wouldn't take the shot because it was too dangerous... and then Jack takes the shot. It's been non-stop testosterone since then.
lonewolf wrote:I gotta watch this (Breaking Bad) before I get too far behind.
Do not start in the middle. This is a series to be relished from the beginning. Try Netflix.
I can see that. I read the full review of the first four episodes..I don't think I am going to get around to watching all back episodes so maybe I need to watch a current episode so I can visualize the characters..
gh wrote:aiyeee! what a stunningly beautiful (err, I mean brutal) episode! Perhaps the most gruesome thing ever aired on network TV?
Shucks, I thought it was most tastefully done.
Hannibal Lector is nodding in agreement.
Wondering if Jack's family will make a return appearance somewhere in the wrap-up (sorry, gh). A good story ties itself together by touching base with the intial events, in this case, the presence of Jack's granddaughter. Maybe a deathbed scene (or mind's eye montage just before the final explosion) complete with flashback to Jack's (dead after the first season) wife...?
lonewolf wrote:Jack is wiping em out. Rusky down... saving Logan for public disgrace..
But how about Madam Prez ? How will she come out of this ?!
Madame Prez, unofficial winner of the Naivety/Stupidity Award, will sign the Peace Accord and posthumously award Jack the CMOH with multiple oak leaf clusters as a Great American Hero. I predict we will learn next week that the Rusky revealed the name of the Russian big wig, now enroute to the UN, who ordered the hit on Renee and will intercept or greet him there with extreme prejudice.. I dunno how we eliminate the weasel who usurped Chloe.. hopefully the "evidence" grabbed from Meredith lands in trustworthy FBI hands.. if there are any.
Jack must have been one horny SOB for Renee. He is now taking out all of civilization. He may end up offing more folk in NYC than the dirty bomb would have killed. This is a combination of Rambo/ Jason Bourne / and the character in No Way Out.
odelltrclan wrote:Jack must have been one horny SOB for Renee.
Well, it had been a while...
[Actually, in Jack's mind, Renee was Jack; he was out to save himself by saving her, the redemption idea extended to another similar person headed down a similar (wrong/damned) path. Good feelings for one person shifted to anger towards others: Emotional transference is, in this case, a deadly thing...]
I just wonder--with all the punches, kicks, gouges, tasers, and car battery/jumper cables used on Jack's gonads throughout the series--how anything down there still works.
Jack deserves a dirt nap. He has crossed way over the line and there is no return now. What I want to know is how has social misfit Chloe made it through all these seasons when everyone else but Jack is gone? Is the actress that plays her related to a producer of the show or something?
gh wrote:The body count is going up so fast that we don't even get to see all the deeds anymore; just a nice pan across a room of mass mayhem.
Extremely effective cinematic visual, IMHO. For the previous X-number of minutes, we had been wondering what's happening with Jack and/or how things will go when he gets up to the Russians' hotel room. Then, we see not the carnage itself but the results. Nice.
Question is, how did Jack let a downed enemy get the drop on him and get stabbed? My guess is that Jack let him live in order to be the guy who talks to Logan so Jack can listen in, then later had to keep the other guy alive to do the job. Otherwise, seems funny that Jack--who's been at least two steps ahead of everyone, including Chloe--should be taken so unawares.