TV Recap: 24: Live Another Day, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Ryan and Pete are back recapping 24, but need access to some sensitive protocols…

Eric has vanished with a scream, and Ryan has returned with caffeinated goodness. The real-time recap soldiers on, even as Britain’s finest stop treason in progress (or make a terrible mistake).


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5 Comments on “TV Recap: 24: Live Another Day, 4 p.m.-5 p.m.”

  1. Dominic #

    The answer to your unresolved character protocol is George Mason, a man who embodies both the best death in 24 and a fantastic Founding Father.


    • sheely OTI Staff #

      Thanks for the intelligence analysis support, Dominic! Let’s not forget that George Mason is also a mid-major NCAA basketball team that is highly capable of making deep cinderella runs in March Madness.

      I find it interesting that while Mason’s death really stuck in my mind, everything else he did in seasons 1 and 2 was really foggy (see his 24 wikia page). Part of this is my hazy memory, but I think part of it is how the show is constructed. Because there are a lot of red herrings (especially around mole threats) and leads that end up getting dropped, characters do a lot of small things that end up not being super important, and then a few huge things that end up dominating how you think of them.

      Also the 24 wiki page for Mason led me to discover the Indian remake of 24 starring Anil Kapoor as the Jack Bauer analogue. One of the interesting things about this is that Kapoor actually was in Season 8 of American 24 as president Omar Hassan. Because the first season of Indian 24 is based on season 1, I’m also really curious about what kind of large cat threatens the Kim analogue. My money is on a Bengal tiger.


  2. Jamas Enright #

    Hi guys,
    (BTW, it’s Jay-mus, a variant of James/Shamus, and I is he.)

    The bus also brings up what wikipaedia refers to as the Bus Factor, a measure of how vulnerable your company is if particular people with concentrated information are hit by a bus. In this case, Simone may not have a lot of knowledge, when she is bussed, but she does contain the information about how successful she was at quelling the sister.

    Which brings up what does Margot do without that information? What, if I may ask, are her protocols in this situation? Does she assume the worst possible case and thus move up her plans, and so the next hour will see a dramatic escalation (of drama!)?


    • sheely OTI Staff #

      Thanks for updating our name pronunciation protocol, Jamas!

      Thanks for sharing the link on the “Bus Factor”- I had never heard of the concept before, and I like it a lot.

      Your comment about Simone’s bussing and the value of the information that she has leads me to propose what I’d like to call the “Double Decker Bus Factor”, which measures the relative vulnerability of two different organizations to the loss of one person. Although Simone’s information is not super-vital to Margot’s operation, it is central to Jack/Kate/Chloe’s operation, as her cell phone location is the only link they have to Team Al-Harazzi.

      I think that Simone’s double decker bus factor will drive the action forward for the next episode or two. Here’s my prediction of how it will go down. Simone miraculously survives the crash (or at least her phone does). Jack tracks her down, but has to wait for her to regain consciousness to interrogate her (or maybe get her to communicate with Margot to lure her into a trap). He gets some information, but she gets killed, either by Brother or by Navarro (or maybe just succumbs to her wounds). Either way, she provides jack with a half-lead that propels the action into the second half of this week’s episode, or the first half of next week’s episode.

      It is unclear what Margot’s protocols will be if she hears nothing at all from Simone. She’s running out of people to send out, since Brother needs to fly the drones. Maybe she’ll venture out herself?


  3. Jamas Enright #

    I hope in the 5-6 recap there is discussion of the significance of the putting on of jackets. Heller puts it on at the crunch time, Simone gets one put on her after she changes her mind, and Jordan (I think him? CIA computer guy) has on a jacket for his big moment too.


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