Where have you been? Where are you going? And why?
Tonight’s blog is a tribute to the countdown…(beep, beep, beep) 7 days until 24. Jack Bauer and the cast (well, some of them) are back. It’s that time of year again. You can smell it in the air. Suspense, adventure, explosions, and daring rescues. Adrenaline will be flowing. My wife will be shielding her eyes behind me for approximately 18 of the 24 hours. 7 days away.
One article I read stated that everyone on the show is expendable, except Jack of course. This is one reason the acting is so strong. Each actor and actress only knows the script for that one day, errr episode. Thus, they are challenged to perform their best in hopes that the writers will not tire of them and find some way to kill them off.
My friend Brandt and I were talking last season about how frequently someone extremely important to the storyline is killed. I think it was March then, so the spirit of NCAA basketball bracket pools was all around. You know, where everyone picks the teams they think have the best shot to make it to the Final Four. We thought: What if there was a 24 pool at the beginning of next season? Each player in the pool would pick the characters they thought would make it through the whole season, and the characters they thought would not.
So I want your thoughts. Kim Bauer, Chloe O’Brien, Curtis Manning, Audrey Raines, Martha Logan, Charles Logan, and Bill Buchanan. Who will make it and who will not? Leave your predictions by commenting below. And a bonus question…is Tony Almeida still alive? Be sure to tell why. Then we’ll watch the season together.