Glee: Life's a journey...
But enough about how smart we are, lets talk some Glee!
Jack finds himself in familiar territory as the clock winds down on Day 8 and the 24 television series. How he gets there is also familiar (but not in a bad way) in what was a fitting and appropriate farewell for TV's most conflicted character.
Chloe, Cole and Arlo have come together nicely as they use CTU resources to conduct their own business while still maintaining security at the U.N. That is until Arlo catches Jack's reflection in the glass of a vending machine - in the building directly across the courtyard where the peace treaty is set to be signed. Chloe determines that only she can deal with Jack and gives herself 20 minutes to find and stop him. Surprise! Jack totally saw it coming and subdues Chloe. As Jack sets up his sniper spot we find out he's using Logan to lure President Suvarov to his office. Logan does, but before Jack can pull the trigger, Chloe wakes up and talks Jack out of an act that could lead to war. If anything, we love the position Jack put Logan in as he waited for the gunshot that never came. If only Suvarov knew how close he came to becoming the former Russian president. Now, we get that the building has been cleared and there's a ton of security; but c'mon, get some men in the rooms where someone can get a clear shot. Jack is able to set up with a perfect view of the ceremony site and President Logan's office!? Our tax dollars at work.
Hour 22 finds Jack Bauer on the run and on a rampage while CTU, the presidents and Chloe try to catch up with him. It would appear Jack has gone off the edge as he tracks all the ties to Renee's killer, something that's not lost on those involved.
President Logan's good feeling after he's formally recognized for his help in the peace process is short-lived after Pillar fills him in on the search for Jack. Logan still feels far enough away from Jack but news that Pavel was "eviscerated" made him flinch a bit. It's also got him distancing himself from President Taylor and the Russians. We can't help but feel a little sad for Taylor as Logan fills her in - reminding her that all the moves they made that day were ultimately her decisions. He then tells her she needs to step in and stop Meredith Reed's newspaper from publishing the evidence Jack gave her. Taylor knows censoring the paper is the wrong thing to do but calls Tim to organize a sweep of the paper. We were hoping Tim was going to step in and do the right thing, but he follows orders. C'mon Tim, you are the only voice of reason left who has a chance of talking some sense into the president.