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4th Aug '14 4:49:57 PM phalanx
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* It's probably unintentional, but Jack's name takes on [[MeaningfulName an additional meaning]] if you know some terminology from card games. In Euchre, cards are ranked from nine, the least valuable, to ace, the most valuable, with cards of the "trump" suit more automatically more valuable than any other card of another suit. However, another rule is that the jack of the trump suit and the jack of the suit which is the same colour as the trump suit become ''the'' most valuable cards in the game, even more than the queen, king and ace of trump. The trump jack, the more powerful of the two, is known as the "right bower", and the other black/red jack, the weaker of the two, is known as the "left bower". In short, the jacks, also known as the "bowers", are the most powerful cards in the game. So Jack Bauer is a [[{{Badasss}} trump card]].

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* It's probably unintentional, but Jack's name takes on [[MeaningfulName an additional meaning]] if you know some terminology from card games. In Euchre, cards are ranked from nine, the least valuable, to ace, the most valuable, with cards of the "trump" suit more automatically more valuable than any other card of another suit. However, another rule is that the jack of the trump suit and the jack of the suit which is the same colour as the trump suit become ''the'' most valuable cards in the game, even more than the queen, king and ace of trump. The trump jack, the more powerful of the two, is known as the "right bower", and the other black/red jack, the weaker of the two, is known as the "left bower". In short, the jacks, also known as the "bowers", are the most powerful cards in the game. So Jack Bauer is literally a [[{{Badasss}} [[{{Badass}} trump card]].
4th Aug '14 4:49:16 PM phalanx
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* It's probably unintentional, but Jack's name takes on [[MeaningfulName an additional meaning]] if you know some terminology from card games. In Euchre, cards are ranked from nine, the least valuable, to ace, the most valuable, with cards of the "trump" suit more automatically more valuable than any other card of another suit. However, another rule is that the jack of the trump suit and the jack of the suit which is the same colour as the trump suit become ''the'' most valuable cards in the game, even more than the queen, king and ace of trump. The trump jack, the more powerful of the two, is known as the "right bower", and the other black/red jack, the weaker of the two, is known as the "left bower". In short, the jacks, also known as the "bowers", are the most powerful cards in the game. So Jack Bauer is a [[{{Badasss}} trump card]].
16th Jul '14 2:04:54 PM pisacrap
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* In the finale of Day 9, [[spoiler:Heller learning of Audrey's death]] is bad enough, but it's even worse if you remember that [[spoiler:Audrey was previously presumed dead between Days 5 and 6, meaning this is the ''second'' time Heller has to mourn his daughter]].
16th Jun '14 12:50:39 PM Raidenshred
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** Zhou killed who he believed to be in command as a demonstration to the other hostages. He had already made his point when he discovered the deception, which by now was in a private setting. Killing Nadia would have served no purpose. You can look on it as a brutal but pragmatic mercenary not wanting to waste a bullet on an unarmed woman, or as a complete monster who thought letting her live with the guilt would have been crueler.
8th May '14 1:28:21 PM pisacrap
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* One major criticism of [[spoiler:Curtis']] death in Season 6 is that it was pointless, since the whole reason for it was to save [[spoiler:Hamri Al-Assad]], who died several hours later anyway. However, this allowed [[spoiler:Assad]] to stick around long enough to tell CTU about Dmitri Gredenko, which in turn affected later plots in the season. So, though it is long-winded and though his motivation for wanting to kill [[spoiler:Assad]] was still contrived, [[spoiler:Curtis']] death served a purpose after all.
11th Dec '13 6:05:43 PM pisacrap
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* FridgeBrilliance: All of the stupid shit [[spoiler: Dana Walsh]] did by [[spoiler: helping Kevin Wade with the robbery instead of just telling Hastings she lied about her past and identity]] makes perfect sense because [[spoiler: she's TheMole and is trying to maintain her cover]].

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* FridgeBrilliance: All of the stupid shit [[spoiler: Dana Walsh]] did by [[spoiler: helping Kevin Wade with the robbery instead of just telling Hastings she lied about her past and identity]] makes perfect sense because [[spoiler: she's TheMole and is trying to maintain her cover]].



* FridgeHorror: The realization that Jack likely would have tortured [[spoiler: Renee Walker's murderer]] ''regardless'' of whether he had any information about his employers. Considering just how enraged Jack was for this whole portion of the series, as it goes on it's clear that if he hadn't had any leads to follow up on, Jack would have just put the guy through hell just to see him in agony, and in spite of his claims that he'll make it quick it he told him everything (he didn't, hence why Jack drug the torture out) the fact that he'd already lied several times regarding his goals about dealing with the conspiracy is a strong indicator that his promise to let [[spoiler: Pavel]] die quickly were also false. And that leads to the next horrific realization: [[spoiler: In the end, Jack discovered that he swallowed a data card that in turn led him to Logan, and cut the guy's stomach open and let him bleed to death from the wound both to get the card and so he could suffer a similar fate as Renee.]] If he hadn't had that data card, and considering that he wanted this guy to die in agony [[spoiler: like Renee had]].... ''what would he have done to kill him instead''?
** According to WordOfGod, even though she did not appear nor was she mentioned after the events of Season 6, Karen Hayes remained married to Bill. With that in mind, since [[spoiler: Bill died halfway through Season 7 helping to save the President]] you know that sooner or later she's going to get some unfortunate news delivered to her around that time.


* FridgeLogic: Towards the end of Season 6, when [[spoiler:CTU is being taken over by Zhou's mercenaries]], Milo Pressman lies to him and says he's in command of CTU. A few seconds later, [[spoiler:Zhou points a gun at Milo and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim shoots him in the face]]]]. Several minutes later, Zhou finds out Milo was lying and that Nadia's the one in command. ''He doesn't even touch her''. Umm, okay.
** In Season 3, Nina confirms the authenticity of the virus with a machine. That machine had to operate on specs supplied by the sellers, rendering any promises it could make completely worthless.
** In 3x13, Nina's computer worm threatens to compromise CTU files and they don't know how to stop it. Apparently, they forgot the power switch.
** Again in 3x13, Sherry wants to send Alan to jail, and so she needs his phone records. Rather than calling the police (or the President, who she's working for) she goes to his house and asks his wife Julia to steal his cellphone. A very refrigerated episode.

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* FridgeHorror: The realization that Jack likely would have tortured [[spoiler: Renee Walker's murderer]] ''regardless'' of whether he had any information about his employers. Considering just how enraged Jack was for this whole portion of the series, as it goes on it's clear that if he hadn't had any leads to follow up on, Jack would have just put the guy through hell just to see him in agony, and in spite of his claims that he'll make it quick it he told him everything (he didn't, hence why Jack drug the torture out) the fact that he'd already lied several times regarding his goals about dealing with the conspiracy is a strong indicator that his promise to let [[spoiler: Pavel]] die quickly were also false. And that leads to the next horrific realization: [[spoiler: In the end, Jack discovered that he swallowed a data card that in turn led him to Logan, and cut the guy's stomach open and let him bleed to death from the wound both to get the card and so he could suffer a similar fate as Renee.]] If he hadn't had that data card, and considering that he wanted this guy to die in agony [[spoiler: like Renee had]].... ''what would he have done to kill him instead''?
** * According to WordOfGod, even though she did not appear nor was she mentioned after the events of Season 6, Karen Hayes remained married to Bill. With that in mind, since [[spoiler: Bill died halfway through Season 7 helping to save the President]] you know that sooner or later she's going to get some unfortunate news delivered to her around that time.


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* FridgeLogic: In the Season 1 finale, Jack goes to confront the Drazens, unaware that their leverage, Kim, has escaped. Worried that Jack won't come without proof, the Drazens have Nina tell Jack that Kim's body was found, which backfires when Jack goes in guns blazing and kills the Drazens. However, right before Nina gives Jack the news, he quickly says he ''is'' going in to rescue Kim. This means that [[IdiotBall Nina had no reason to tell him about Kim's death]]; if she had kept her mouth shut, Jack would likely be dead and nobody would know of Nina's treason.

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Towards the end of Season 6, when [[spoiler:CTU is being taken over by Zhou's mercenaries]], Milo Pressman lies to him and says he's in command of CTU. A few seconds later, [[spoiler:Zhou points a gun at Milo and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim shoots him in the face]]]]. Several minutes later, Zhou finds out Milo was lying and that Nadia's the one in command. ''He doesn't even touch her''. Umm, okay.
** * In Season 3, Nina confirms the authenticity of the virus with a machine. That machine had to operate on specs supplied by the sellers, rendering any promises it could make completely worthless.
** * In 3x13, Nina's computer worm threatens to compromise CTU files and they don't know how to stop it. Apparently, they forgot the power switch.
** * Again in 3x13, Sherry wants to send Alan to jail, and so she needs his phone records. Rather than calling the police (or the President, who she's working for) she goes to his house and asks his wife Julia to steal his cellphone. A very refrigerated episode.
24th Aug '13 2:32:45 PM ChrisCmoney
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* FridgeHorror: The realization that Jack likely would have tortured [[spoiler: Renee Walker's murderer]] ''regardless'' of whether he had any information about his employers. Considering just how enraged Jack was for this whole portion of the series, as it goes on it's clear that if he hadn't had any leads to follow up on, Jack would have just put the guy through hell just to see him in agony. And that leads to the next horrific realization: [[spoiler: In the end, Jack discovered that he swallowed a data card that in turn led him to Logan, and cut the guy's stomach open and let him bleed to death from the wound both to get the card and so he could suffer a similar fate as Renee.]] If he hadn't had that data card, and considering that he wanted this guy to die in agony [[spoiler: like Renee had]].... ''what would he have done to kill him instead?

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* FridgeHorror: The realization that Jack likely would have tortured [[spoiler: Renee Walker's murderer]] ''regardless'' of whether he had any information about his employers. Considering just how enraged Jack was for this whole portion of the series, as it goes on it's clear that if he hadn't had any leads to follow up on, Jack would have just put the guy through hell just to see him in agony.agony, and in spite of his claims that he'll make it quick it he told him everything (he didn't, hence why Jack drug the torture out) the fact that he'd already lied several times regarding his goals about dealing with the conspiracy is a strong indicator that his promise to let [[spoiler: Pavel]] die quickly were also false. And that leads to the next horrific realization: [[spoiler: In the end, Jack discovered that he swallowed a data card that in turn led him to Logan, and cut the guy's stomach open and let him bleed to death from the wound both to get the card and so he could suffer a similar fate as Renee.]] If he hadn't had that data card, and considering that he wanted this guy to die in agony [[spoiler: like Renee had]].... ''what would he have done to kill him instead?
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** According to WordOfGod, even though she did not appear nor was she mentioned after the events of Season 6, Karen Hayes remained married to Bill. With that in mind, since [[spoiler: Bill died halfway through Season 7 helping to save the President]] you know that sooner or later she's going to get some unfortunate news delivered to her around that time.

17th Feb '13 6:04:42 AM Meneth
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** In Season 3, Nina's computer worm threatens to compromise CTU files and they don't know how to stop it. Apparently, they forgot the power switch.

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** In Season 3, 3x13, Nina's computer worm threatens to compromise CTU files and they don't know how to stop it. Apparently, they forgot the power switch.switch.
** Again in 3x13, Sherry wants to send Alan to jail, and so she needs his phone records. Rather than calling the police (or the President, who she's working for) she goes to his house and asks his wife Julia to steal his cellphone. A very refrigerated episode.
17th Feb '13 5:57:49 AM Meneth
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** In Season 3, Nina confirms the authenticity of the virus with a machine. That machine had to operate on specs supplied by the sellers, rendering any promises it could make completely worthless.

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** In Season 3, Nina confirms the authenticity of the virus with a machine. That machine had to operate on specs supplied by the sellers, rendering any promises it could make completely worthless.worthless.
** In Season 3, Nina's computer worm threatens to compromise CTU files and they don't know how to stop it. Apparently, they forgot the power switch.
17th Feb '13 5:03:16 AM Meneth
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* FridgeLogic: Towards the end of Season 6, when [[spoiler:CTU is being taken over by Zhou's mercenaries]], Milo Pressman lies to him and says he's in command of CTU. A few seconds later, [[spoiler:Zhou points a gun at Milo and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim shoots him in the face]]]]. Several minutes later, Zhou finds out Milo was lying and that Nadia's the one in command. ''He doesn't even touch her''. Umm, okay.

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* FridgeLogic: Towards the end of Season 6, when [[spoiler:CTU is being taken over by Zhou's mercenaries]], Milo Pressman lies to him and says he's in command of CTU. A few seconds later, [[spoiler:Zhou points a gun at Milo and [[DroppedABridgeOnHim shoots him in the face]]]]. Several minutes later, Zhou finds out Milo was lying and that Nadia's the one in command. ''He doesn't even touch her''. Umm, okay.okay.
** In Season 3, Nina confirms the authenticity of the virus with a machine. That machine had to operate on specs supplied by the sellers, rendering any promises it could make completely worthless.
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