History Series / TwentyFour

13th Nov '17 3:10:29 PM Laqueesha
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* CIAEvilFBIGood: In Season 7, the FBI views the defunct CTU as a reckless, immoral institution.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: In Season 7, the FBI views the defunct now-defunct CTU as a reckless, immoral institution.
13th Nov '17 3:10:05 PM Laqueesha
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** Averted in ''Live Another Day''. CIA agent [[spoiler:Kate Morgan]], undercover as a CIA agent with a different mission, immediately spills everything about the fake mission while hiding what they're really up to. Other characters have been tortured without admitting anything. The only time torture achieves something, [[spoiler:Naveed]]'s wife is [[{{Fingore}} tortured]] to force ''him'' to comply with the terrorists' demands.

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** Averted in ''Live Another Day''. CIA agent officer [[spoiler:Kate Morgan]], undercover as a CIA agent officer with a different mission, immediately spills everything about the fake mission while hiding what they're really up to. Other characters have been tortured without admitting anything. The only time torture achieves something, [[spoiler:Naveed]]'s wife is [[{{Fingore}} tortured]] to force ''him'' to comply with the terrorists' demands.
13th Nov '17 3:09:37 PM Laqueesha
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The first season revolved around an assassination plot on presidential candidate David Palmer (D-MD). Jack's wife and daughter are kidnapped to make him assassinate Palmer on the terrorists' behalf; the only link the two of them have was a covert wetworks operation in Sarajevo, which turns out to be [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the motivation]] for the day's plots.

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The first season revolved around an assassination plot on presidential candidate David Palmer (D-MD).Palmer. Jack's wife and daughter are kidnapped to make him assassinate Palmer on the terrorists' behalf; the only link the two of them have was a covert wetworks operation in Sarajevo, which turns out to be [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the motivation]] for the day's plots.


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*CIAEvilFBIGood: In Season 7, the FBI views the defunct CTU as a reckless, immoral institution.
12th Nov '17 12:17:19 PM Laqueesha
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**After his presidency, Charles Logan grows a beard too.
8th Nov '17 10:28:12 AM kasperow
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* ArtisticLicenseTechnology: Whenever someone (typically Chloe) has to hack something and we see an IP-address, there's a very good chance that the IP-address is completely impossible in the real world. All IP-addresses shown can be assumed to be IPv4, since that was the standard when the show first came out, and as such consist of 4 numbers separated by dots (for instance, 192.168.0.0, which is typically the gateway-address for whatever network you are connected to). None of these numbers can be higher than 255, and the first is usually 10 or 192 (10 for Class A networks, 192 for Class C networks). On more than one occasion, the IP-addresses in 24 completely ignore the rules, as seen for instance near the end of ''Live Another Day'', where Chloe accesses a computer whose IP-address is completely impossible (for one thing, the third number is somewhere in the ''5000''-range)! Generally speaking, if Chloe is the one doing the hacking, you can be absolutely sure that the IP-address breaks the rules established by the IPv4-standard.
7th Nov '17 6:24:20 AM kasperow
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** [[spoiler:Or Jack Bauer, although in his case, the terrorists who tortured him until his heart stopped probably weren't doctors, so they might just have assumed he was dead within seconds of his heart stopping. They only resuscitated him because he had information that they wanted.]]
5th Nov '17 1:31:04 PM kasperow
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** This could be justified by having characters go to the bathroom while they're off-screen, since nobody wants to watch someone take a toilet-break in the middle of the action. And most of the scenes taking place in bathrooms are because someone is talking on the phone and they don't want the CTU to know.
5th Nov '17 12:45:28 PM kasperow
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** Not even Jack Bauer is safe from death. In one season, Jack is killed off by accident while being tortured. The terrorists who tortured him did bring him back to life, because they wanted information, though, but they confirmed that he was dead.
5th Nov '17 12:31:00 PM kasperow
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** In Day 9, [[spoiler:Audrey's death results from this trope. First, Audrey decides to step out for a clandestine meeting in a poorly lit and unsecured park, accompanied by only two bodyguards. Then, Kate Morgan's CIA team rescues Audrey, but instead of taking her away as quickly and safely as possible, they casually escort her toward the park's exit, none of them even considering the possibility of a second shooter. Naturally, Audrey ends up dead]].

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** In Day 9, [[spoiler:Audrey's death results from this trope. First, Audrey decides to step out for a clandestine meeting in a poorly lit and unsecured park, accompanied by only two bodyguards. Then, Kate Morgan's CIA team rescues Audrey, but instead of taking her away as quickly and safely as possible, they casually escort her toward the park's exit, none of them even considering the possibility of a second shooter. Naturally, Audrey ends up dead]].dead.]]
** The CTU in general holds the IdiotBall a lot of the time...
*** In Day 1, a major subplot centers around finding the mole in the organization and bringing them to justice. The stupid part is, that in Episode 2, they uncover conclusive evidence that Nina Myers is the mole, and everyone is instructed to not reveal any vital information while she's present. A few hours later, the CTU appears to have completely forgotten ''who'' the mole is, but they still suspect that there is a mole. Somehow, everyone is surprised when Nina Myers betrays Jack and his family at the end of the day, despite having learned that she couldn't be trusted about 20 hours earlier!
*** The CTU has, on average, AT LEAST some mole per season. For a government agency working to fight terrorists, they sure don't do a good job of vetting the people they hire.
*** Despite having moles in the organization all the time, and in spite of the classified work they do, NOBODY has apparently bought or installing surveillance microphones in the CTU Headquarters, much less in the bathrooms. Every time someone working in the CTU-HQ is talking on the phone, if they have something to hide, they will be having the phone call in the CTU's bathrooms. No exceptions.
30th Sep '17 7:55:37 AM ClintEastwood
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* AuthorAppeal:
** Creator Joel Surnow is a major contributor to conservative causes and political candidates, and the show definitely represents a conservative, ends-justify-the-means worldview. Having said that, it depicts liberals, from President David Palmer (the only character explicitly identified as a Democrat) to Senator Blaine Mayer, as reasonable and sympathetic characters who (usually) don't stray into [[StrawCharacter Strawman Political]] or AuthorTract territory.
*** Though it does become an issue in ''Live Another Day'', as it seems like a large part of why the show was brought back was to make a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed strawman of Julian Assange who actively helps terrorists.
** The number of former ''Franchise/StarTrek'' (particularly ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'') actors who appeared on the show dramatically increased since Brannon Braga and Manny Coto joined on as executive producers. Creator/PeterWeller in particular has appeared in four Coto-produced shows (''Series/OdysseyFive'', ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', ''24'', and ''Series/{{Dexter}}'').
** Tony Almeida is frequently seen drinking out of a Chicago Cubs mug because the actor, Carlos Bernard, is a huge fan of the team.
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