Tuesday, June 3, 2014

24 Live Another Day: Ep 6. – 4pm to 5 pm

Lethal Weapon 24

This week we pick up with Navarro and Ritter dusting themselves off at the ruins of their botched raid while President Heller attempts to explain what happened to the Prime Minister. He tells the PM about his plan to unleash Jack Bauer on Rask, the arms dealer that can lead them to Margot. The PM is pretty leery of this and demands access to all the data on the drone program and they agree that the US will coordinate the RAF on air sweeps for the drones. This is a good idea, as the Brits are famous for their sweeping abilities. Just look at how clean their chim-chimneys are.

Heller tells Navarro to get Jack everything he needs for his mission to find Rask. This includes some snazzy new threads, a sexy sidekick named Agent Morgan… and of course, a new Jack Sack. Morgan is surprised to be called back into action and heads over to meet Mr. Bauer.

However, the Prime Minister’s got a hot sidekick of his own, and she has gotten wind of Heller’s Alzheimer’s problem. So now the PM is even more unsure of the President. Naturally, this means he will go behind Heller’s back instead of talking to him, and he orders MI-5 to track Bauer’s movements.

Back at Casa Al-Harazi, Ian flies his drone amongst the clouds while questioning his mother’s judgment by shooting Navid in front of Simone. Margot replies, in her best Dave Chappelle/Rick James voice, “What did the five fingers say to the face? SLAP!” and whacks him right in the kisser. It’s not wise to question Mommy Dearest.

Then after listening to a voice mail on dead Navid’s phone, Margot sends Simone off to see if Navid’s sister knows anything about their operation. So Simone goes and meets up with Navid’s sister and daughter, ‘Lil Jasmine. Although Simone thinks they are ignorant of the plan, Margot orders Simone to take them out. Simone tries to warn them, but Navid’s sister is spooked and tries to call the cops. Simone ends up stabbing her while little Jasmine watches. ‘Lil Jasmine takes off like a rabbit at the dog track and Simone chases her into traffic. Then, instead of catching ‘Lil Jasmine, Simone catches the 4:55 Double Decker bus to Notting Hill… the hard way. The bus creams her and the last we see of Simone is her bloody body lying on the road.

Meanwhile, Morgan meets up with Jack, who has Chloe and their man Belcheck on the line. It turns out Jack has been working for Rask for a couple of years now, undercover, using his position to fight crime on his own. Yes, he’s a freaking superhero. I think he should be in the next Avengers movie. Let’s face it, if Black Widow and Hawkeye can be on the team with no super powers, why can’t Jack Bauer? He’d be awesome. And where Iron Man has Jarvis to assist him, Jack’s got Chloe. Could you imagine Jack Bauer interrogating Loki? That would be the greatest scene in movie history. Let’s make this happen people. #BauerInAvengers

Anyway, the plan is to present Morgan to Rask as the CIA agent that another guy ratted to, so Rask won’t suspect Jack anymore. This sounds like a great idea, but it gets even better. Then Jack suggests they sedate Morgan, throw her in the trunk and she can be unconscious the whole time while Jack gets the info they need. Sexy Morgan is no stranger to creepy guys wanting to roofie her, but she trusts Jack and actually gives herself the shot. But MI-5 is watching and when they see Jack put Morgan in the trunk, they consider it a red flag and send a squad to intercept Jack, whom they think has betrayed the President.

While all this is happening, Mark Boudreau gets a call from the Russians, who have gotten his forged promissory note concerning Jack. They are anxious to get their hands on him. Not wanting to get busted, he asks the scary Russian guy if they can discuss the matter later, off the record. So obviously he’s going to betray Jack and the President before the day is done.

Rask is not happy to see Jack and roughs him up a bit before Jack shows him Morgan in the trunk. Rask happens to have something that will wake up Morgan so they can interrogate her, so the plan is already going to hell. But all Jack needs to do is get Rask to log into a bank website and Chloe can upload a virus that will allow them to track Margot’s transactions in the account.

Rask is familiar with the bank and asks Jack if he dealt with a guy named Metzger while he was there, and demands that Jack tell him Metzger’s first name. Chloe can hack into the U.S. Embassy’s security camera system, but she can’t seem to access the bank’s phone list to see if there even is a Metzger. Jack tells Rask there is no Metzger and Rask threatens to shoot him. He asks again and Jack says that’s his final answer. Turns out he’s right and he and Rask have a nice laugh over it.

Meanwhile, Sexy Morgan is woken up and strung up by Rask’s goons and they begin to torture her. They cut her, splash her with filthy water and then go to the old 24 standby, the electric shocker. How many times have we seen Jack in this situation? Things are looking bad for Morgan, and they get even worse when Belcheck gets captured by the MI-5 team. He had taken a sniper position and was about to take out her captors. Instead, MI-5 storms the building just as Rask is logging into the site. But he did not click enter yet. Oh crap!

Riggs Style
A shoot out ensues and that distracts Morgan’s captors. This gives her a chance to escape, Riggs style, like in Lethal Weapon. She pulls the old “strangle them with my legs” move and manages to get a knife and finally escape. She gets a gun and joins the firefight.

Oh, and did I mention she is badass?

While the bullets fly, Jack presses enter and Chloe’s program goes to work. The MI-5 team and Jack take out a bunch of Rask’s men, but Rask starts mowing them down like bowling pins. Jack subdues Rask, but he pulls a grenade and kills pretty much everyone except for Jack and Morgan. Chloe gets a hit on a cell phone and our heroes head off to find it. (Guess what. It’s Simone’s phone.)

Take out Bauer... and Gadget too, while you're at it.
Meanwhile, back at CTU, I mean the CIA, Jordan has spotted something fishy with the computer records concerning Morgan’s husband. He asks Navarro if he can look into but Navarro tells him it can wait. They’ve got to find Margot first. But later Navarro goes into a backroom and calls Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget and tells him that they may have a problem.

So there it is. Navarro is the mole we have all been waiting for. (Guacamole!)

Next week: It’s five o’clock somewhere. Jack visits Simone in the hospital while Margot has a gift delivered by priority drone mail. Meanwhile, Jimmy Buffet enjoys a Hurricane with Alan Jackson. 

Find Goth Chloe
Bauer Bonus
I wanted to end this week with a little game called Find Goth Chloe. It's simple. Look at the picture to the left and tell me which one is Chloe. Good luck.

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