It was always going to be a risk for Fox to bring back the post 9/11 warrior Jack Bauer. Jack was a perfect character for the early years of the “War on Terror”, but now in an age of shows like Homeland and The Americans, there was a possibility that 24: Live Another Day would feel more like a call back to the era of ticking bombs and aggressive interrogation than something entirely new. Sadly for the show it appears that most viewers felt the same ambivalence towards Jack being back.
Tonight’s season finale could end up being the last time viewers ever see Jack Bauer on their TV screens, so let’s hope he goes out with a bang. Last week’s episode ended on a cliffhanger as Audrey went with the daughter of a high ranking Chinese official. The meeting was cut short when a sniper picked off the people she was talking with, and now it is up to Jack to save her, the United States, and the world from complete devastation. Something tells me that Jack won’t ride off into the sunset on a down note.
Here’s the promo for tonight’s season finale.
The episode description doesn’t give much intel about the finale.
As the terror plot looms, Jack and the team reunite to prevent an impending international crisis; the American administration grapples with devastating news.
Tune in tonight for one last grand Jack Bauer send off.
Date: Monday, July 14th
Episode Title: Day 9: 10:00 pm – 11:00 am
Start Time: 9:00 pm ET
Online Stream: Fox.com