History YMMV / TwentyFour

18th Feb '17 6:23:12 PM Pren
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** The entire subplot in ''Legacy'' with the teenage terrorist and her chemistry teacher making a bomb. Both of them are so incompetent at covering their tracks that half the time it honestly feels like it's deliberately being played for wacky slapstick, except the music never stops being deadly serious.
15th Feb '17 6:26:37 AM Larkmarn
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* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaFNERDwwuk "I'm Special Agent Jack Bowser..."]] and of course Kiefer Sutherhound. [[Memes/MetalGear Kept you waiting, huh?]]
8th Feb '17 5:57:17 PM InvaderYoukoChan
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* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaFNERDwwuk "I'm Special Agent Jack Bowser..."]] and of course Kiefer Sutherhound. [[Memes/MetalGear Kept you waiting, huh?]]
5th Feb '17 2:18:29 PM jlindsay
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*** Originally Cara Bowden was supposed to be [[EnsembleDarkhorse Mandy]]. That would have made this entire section of the plot FAR more interesting for two reasons. First of all, Mandy's connection to three separate terrorist plots before this would give more credibility to the idea that this OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness really did have a big hand in the plots of previous seasons. Second, considering Tony and Mandy faced off during Season 4, seeing them on the same side this time (and even possibly dating, assuming they still had the same relationship Tony and Cara did) would be an awesome way to represent Tony as a case of HeWhoFightsMonsters.
29th Jan '17 10:05:52 AM WarriorsGate
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** In season 4, the "corrupt defense contractor selling weapons to terrorists" plotline is abruptly dropped after episode 13, right as the show was getting into full-on conspiracy mode. Seems like someone at FOX didn't like where it was heading....

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** In season 4, the "corrupt defense contractor selling weapons to terrorists" plotline is abruptly dropped after episode 13, right as the show was getting into full-on conspiracy mode. Pointedly, episodes of ''24'' are always shot in pairs by the same director, '''except for''' those two episodes, implying the original episode 14 was scrapped. Seems like someone at FOX didn't like where it was heading....
3rd Jan '17 7:05:05 PM Wyldchyld
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** Sherry Palmer elevated herself to a new level of villain [[BadAss BadAssery]] in Season 3, (when she was formerly a behind-the-scenes [[ManipulativeBastard manipulator]]) when she [[spoiler: talked Alan Milliken to death and prevented his wife from administering life-saving medicine.]]

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** Sherry Palmer elevated herself to a new level of villain [[BadAss BadAssery]] Badassery in Season 3, (when she was formerly a behind-the-scenes [[ManipulativeBastard manipulator]]) when she [[spoiler: talked Alan Milliken to death and prevented his wife from administering life-saving medicine.]]



** John Quinn. {{Badass}}? Check. EvilCounterpart to Jack Bauer? Check. Killed off after only appearing in two episodes? [[TooCoolToLive ...Check]].

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** John Quinn. {{Badass}}? Badass? Check. EvilCounterpart to Jack Bauer? Check. Killed off after only appearing in two episodes? [[TooCoolToLive ...Check]].



** Hamri Al-Assad. A very interesting and complex {{badass}} who could have played a bigger overall role in Season 6 and whose character study could have given the story much more depth and substance...had he not [[spoiler:been unceremoniously killed less than halfway through the season and reduced to little more than someone else's patsy]].

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** Hamri Al-Assad. A very interesting and complex {{badass}} badass who could have played a bigger overall role in Season 6 and whose character study could have given the story much more depth and substance...had he not [[spoiler:been unceremoniously killed less than halfway through the season and reduced to little more than someone else's patsy]].



*** Similarly, Katee Sackhoff being cast as an office drone seemed strange, with some viewers suggesting that maybe she and Prinze (who was playing a {{badass}} field agent) should switch jobs. [[spoiler:Once she was revealed as a double agent the casting seemed to make more sense.]]

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*** Similarly, Katee Sackhoff being cast as an office drone seemed strange, with some viewers suggesting that maybe she and Prinze (who was playing a {{badass}} badass field agent) should switch jobs. [[spoiler:Once she was revealed as a double agent the casting seemed to make more sense.]]
9th Nov '16 8:23:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** Kate Morgan has managed to get pretty popular after just a few hours thanks to her own pretty {{Badass}} behavior.

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** Kate Morgan has managed to get pretty popular after just a few hours thanks to her own pretty {{Badass}} badass behavior.
14th Oct '16 12:06:44 AM MisterCPC
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* JustHereForGodzilla: Many fans of the show who initially had no interest in watching ''24: Legacy'' have started to changed their minds after it was revealed that [[spoiler:Tony would be appearing, continuing off the SequelHook from the ''24: Solitary'' short.]]
1st Oct '16 8:42:14 PM WarriorsGate
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: For the fans who heavily disliked [[spoiler: Tony becoming the antagonist]] in Day 7 [[spoiler: his claim of having a HeelRealization in ''24: Solitary'' could very well be this for them if it is indeed on the level.]]

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* AuthorsSavingThrow: AuthorsSavingThrow:
** A Writer's Room Saving Throw. After the highly divisive response to the plotting ([[WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants or lack thereof]]) in season four, the show brought in professional thriller novelist Vince Flynn to help structure the story for season five. The result was the most acclaimed season of the show, which included an Emmy win for Outstanding Drama Series. Unfortunately, they failed to retain his services for season six, which became the most universally reviled season of the show by far.
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For the fans who heavily disliked [[spoiler: Tony becoming the antagonist]] in Day 7 [[spoiler: his claim of having a HeelRealization in ''24: Solitary'' could very well be this for them if it is indeed on the level.]]
1st Oct '16 6:39:05 PM WarriorsGate
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* CommonKnowledge: Despite what many people think, Jack faking his death at the end of Day 4 was never to escape being imprisoned in China, as he was actually fully willing to let the Chinese Government take him in. He faked his death in order to avoid being ambushed and killed by corrupt members of the U.S. government that were afraid he'd spill something while being held in captivity. Also, due to him working with CTU for the majority of the series, Jack is mistakenly thought to be a CTU agent for the whole show. It's only Days 1 and 3 where he's officially working on duty as an agent. CTU isn't involved at all in either Day 7 or Day 9, and in all other seasons he's specially recommissioned just to help them out for the events of the day only.

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* CommonKnowledge: CommonKnowledge:
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Despite what many people think, Jack faking his death at the end of Day 4 was never to escape being imprisoned in China, as he was actually fully willing to let the Chinese Government take him in. He faked his death in order to avoid being ambushed and killed by corrupt members of the U.S. government that were afraid he'd spill something while being held in captivity. Also, due to him working with CTU for the majority of the series, Jack is mistakenly thought to be a CTU agent for the whole show. It's only Days 1 and 3 where he's officially working on duty as an agent. CTU isn't involved at all in either Day 7 or Day 9, and in all other seasons he's specially recommissioned just to help them out for the events of the day only.only.
** It's common knowledge that the show leapt out of the gate as a scathing propaganda screed about torturing terrorists. In the beginning, though, the show was just a regular investigative cop show with a real-time twist, and on the occasions it did delve into torture the torture was rarely effective. Jack inadvertently killed Ted Cofell because he didn't know about Cofell's heart condition, he was forced to outwit Syed Ali, Marie Werner, and Michael Amador because they wouldn't break under duress, Nina Myers only escaped custody because CTU was jabbing needles into her neck, and Palmer's torture of Roger Stanton was later used as evidence against him in his impromptu 25th Amendment trial. It was only with the fourth season (which had a bevy of other writing problems to boot) where torture started becoming a legitimate font of information, until around mid-season six, when the backlash from critics made the writing staff look for other ways to resolve conflicts besides torturing everybody.


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* RetroactiveRecognition: Teri's rapist in season one is Silas Weir Mitchell, who would later play Munroe on {{Series/Grimm}}.
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