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Twenty Four (24) -- "Day 6: 11:00AM - 12:00PM" -- 01/29/07

Old 01-30-07, 10:41 AM
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This is the first season I've watched so I'm pleased as punch with everything.
I think that's the problem. For those who have seen every season prior (like me) It's starting to get a bit old. I'm just not surprised at anything that happens anymore because I feel I've seen it all. I love the show but it doesnt have that edge of the seat feeling it once did for me. Dare I say I'm enjoying prison break more than 24 so far.
Old 01-30-07, 10:46 AM
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It was nice to see Jack act all sharp and alert despite foolishly going in by himself.
That stuff irks me. The writers sacrifice character for the convenience of the plot. They create the guy to be a machine, yet he has to be captured so two rent a cops take him out by blindsiding him?
Old 01-30-07, 11:16 AM
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Reminded me of those old Miami Vice episodes where you see only quick moments at the beginning of the episode of Crockett & Tubbs and the rest of the episode is all about Zito and Swytek... not very interesting. (But I'll still watch it all)
Old 01-30-07, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by firteen88
I think that's the problem. For those who have seen every season prior (like me) It's starting to get a bit old. I'm just not surprised at anything that happens anymore because I feel I've seen it all.

This is so true.
Old 01-30-07, 11:36 AM
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Rather odd that Karen didn't tell the President she was being blackmailed. After that, even if those "witnesses" come forward Palmer would make sure nobody would listen to them.
Old 01-30-07, 11:47 AM
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I agree with most of you here...pretty sad epsiode.

How many administrations are we going to go through where either the guy in charge is being manipulated by one of his aides; or the guy in charge is manipulating everyone else?! Hey - how about an administration where everyone is working together and all the tension/drama comes from outside sources? The show is starting to become a mockery of itself. Karen being "forced" to resign was really poor and desperate writing.

I do think the Jack & Family storyline has some potential - only because I know what a good actor Cromwell can be. I got the sense that Poppa Bauer might be "playing along" with Bluetooth Brotha last night...but that's probably because Cromwell has played a number of "heavies" before. But this IS 24...characters change totally mid-way through seasons all the time.
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Why do you all keep calling him Biscuit?
Old 01-30-07, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb
Why do you all keep calling him Biscuit?
He was known as the Biscuit on Ally McBeal.
Old 01-30-07, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
He was known as the Biscuit on Ally McBeal.
Which begs the question why was he called the Biscuit on Ally McBeal?
Old 01-30-07, 12:57 PM
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Good question. I could not remember so this is what I was able to find out:

Why is John Cage called "The Biscuit"?

Here is what David E. Kelley and Peter MacNicol had to say about this question. It is from the January 13, 1998 edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kelley says it's how he pictured Cage as a kid, a Pillsbury Doughboy who was "poked and prodded" by his friends. (An ex-hockey player, Kelley denies the name is a takeoff on a puck, known as a "biscuit" in jock slang.)

MacNicol's take: "A biscuit is something doughy, warm, not sharply defined. Something rounded and smooth and inviting. Actually, I have no earthly idea. I don't want to know."

Philadelphia Inquirer, January 13, 1998
Old 01-30-07, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
He was known as the Biscuit on Ally McBeal.
I prefer calling him Janosz Poha.
Old 01-30-07, 02:27 PM
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Filler?

You want filler? Wait til they write an episode where Jack Bauer sits in LA traffic for the entire hour.
Old 01-30-07, 03:10 PM
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Hey at least we didn't get the obligatory fallout episode where the rain washed away all the radiation a la Jericho.
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There didn't seem to be too much filler to me, but perhaps it was because I FF'd thru most of the interment camp scenes. That being said, let me make sure I have this straight: The suspicious arab guys were completely innocent, and were just repeating rumors posted on a public website. Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't these random arab guys the primary source for the feds know there were 4 more nukes? So it was just a fortuitous coincidence that the BS they were repeating was correct?

Also, did they explain why this group of terrorist wanna-bes were debating whether they could trust the muslim center guy? "We can't trust that guy with our DailyJihad.com rumors. It's too risky!"

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Old 01-30-07, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by wmansir
There didn't seem to be too much filler to me, but perhaps it was because I FF'd thru most of the interment camp scenes. That being said, let me make sure I have this straight: The suspicious arab guys were completely innocent, and were just repeating rumors posted on a public website. Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't these random arab guys the primary source for the feds know there were 4 more nukes? So it was just a fortuitous coincidence that the BS they were repeating was correct?

Also, did they explain why this group of terrorist wanna-bes were debating whether they could trust the muslim center guy? "We can't trust that guy with our DailyJihad.com rumors. It's too risky!"
It was a private site that they somehow infiltrated to get information... but it does seem odd that they would pick and choose who to trust, unless they didn't want everyone to know that they were terrorist sympathizers. I liked Graem's switch at the end of the episode... we all knew he was buying time for something, I guess it was to get daddy into the ground with Jack.
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Well, that preview for next week really drained all the suspense out of the end of this episode didn't it?
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Originally Posted by Shannon Nutt
I agree with most of you here...pretty sad epsiode.

How many administrations are we going to go through where either the guy in charge is being manipulated by one of his aides; or the guy in charge is manipulating everyone else?! Hey - how about an administration where everyone is working together and all the tension/drama comes from outside sources? The show is starting to become a mockery of itself. Karen being "forced" to resign was really poor and desperate writing.
Its the same way with M Night movies. Sixth Sense caught us off balance but after going for the shocker everytime we're smart enough to stand on guard anytime we see one of his movies.

In 24 we now watch with the mindset to expect the unexpected.
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Originally Posted by auto
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Well, that preview for next week really drained all the suspense out of the end of this episode didn't it?
So TRUE
Old 01-31-07, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Jadzia
He was known as the Biscuit on Ally McBeal.
And in Sophie's Choice and in The Dragonslayer eons ago.
The whole Karen thing and her having to resign was very frustrating and please, now that the girl has full security access at CTU, don't let her be a trader.
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How are you people defining filler? A filler episode is an episode that is not required to understand the the story. It doesn't move the story in any way. Fillers are mostly used to give minor characters a chance to shine or give backstory. They are always self contained. If the the basic story of what you are calling a filler episodes continues past one episode then it is story arc.

Bad writing, a boring story is not what makes an episode filler. There can be great episodes that are more or less filler episodes.

I don't believe 24 has ever had an episode that can be described as filler. Each episode advances the story along.

On a different note it finally came to me where I have seen that FBI guy from. He played the slow guy on OZ, the long haired O'reily brother. This show has the biggest cast of "I know that guy from somewhere actors".
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Anyone know if they even approached Donald Sutherland about playing Jack's dad? Seems like such a waste!
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I wonder if she'll make it from D.C. to LA by the end of the episode
Palmer did say he would have the military get her there ASAP. So it won't be long. 2 hours tops.

Definitely a snoozer.
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb
Which begs the question why was he called the Biscuit on Ally McBeal?
who knows?

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Who is playing that hooker/whore that is with the English guy that is trying to find the tech to program the nuke? I know I've seen her before, but just can't remember where.
Old 01-31-07, 09:47 AM
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Yeah, the Arab camp thing didn't make a lick of sense. If you're innocent, is it really a good idea to be sneakily accessing Islamic terrorist websites while being held under suspicion of being a terrorist? Even if you're a wannabe sympathizer, you wouldn't want to go down like that... what use are you to the 'cause' that way?

I didn't think the episode was filler as much as it was a boring "table setting" episode. It basically just switched all the gears in the storylines... take Karen away from Palmer, introduce Papa Bauer, wrap up the Arab camp undercover plotline...

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