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13 March 2006 @ 10:00 pm
And I used to like 24  
I was bawling my eyes out and loving this episode up until the very last scene when killed Tony! No! I keep hoping that he isn't dead dead and someone will come and revive him, but he has no will to live. Jack was breaking down and it was beautiful, but I can't see Tony pulling through. I think this was it for him. I really do. I wish I had the hope he'll be saved, but I don't. And as much as I enjoy the show, I can't really go on watching if all my fave characters are dead.

I think that is it for me. I am so sad.
 
 
Current Mood: heartbroken
 
 
 
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Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on March 14th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
I was fine until they killed Tony! I thought Lyn's death was heroic and tragic. Kim I want to punch in the face but whatever. And I like the manipulation of the president.

Other than that? They killed Tony! And there was no reason to do that.

I think me and 24 are going our separate ways though. They have killed off way too many people this season and I am tired of it. And I say all of this after I was about to applaud the show on how at least some of their characters die in such a heartbreaking but heroic manner.
Nialla: WTFnialla42 on March 14th, 2006 03:33 am (UTC)
After Edgar's death, I was reading some articles about it, and there was a comment about how originally Tony was supposed to die in the explosion with Michelle. There was also a bit about another major character would die before the end of the season, so I figured Tony would be it.

I think maybe it's a case of the current writers trying to clean up loose plot threads. It was starting to stretch believability that some characters would show up over and over again, especially if they'd been booted out of CTU. But that doesn't mean they have to die, they'd just have to not be on the show. They're ditching so many "old favorites" so quickly, but not giving us some new people we can like.

Right now, the only characters I like are Jack and Chloe. I think Jack's safe, but if anything happens to Chloe, I don't think I'll be able to watch anymore. I love the Jack/Chloe dynamic, so I desperately hope they don't try to ship them.
Working for the Mandroid: Hushmoonshayde on March 14th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
I killing so many off in one shot, or in one season is as bad as having people coming back over and over.

And yeah. I think the only people left I like are Chloe and Curtis.

*sigh* I just didn't see the need with killing so many.

It's hard since my faves were always Tony, Michelle, and Palmer. I lost them all :(
Nialla: Kavanaghnialla42 on March 15th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
I kind of like the Secret Service agent, Aaron. But I couldn't even remember his name until recently. I think it's because events fly so fast and furious, you don't really get to know individuals beyond a select few.

But how sad is it that Kim survives year after year, when many fans would have a party if they killed her off?
aurora_novarum: bad dayaurora_novarum on March 14th, 2006 04:18 am (UTC)
At least Palmer's on a new show! (which I haven't seen yet).

I look at 24 as a comedy anymore because they are so ridiculous. I stopped caring about the characters after the premiere when we lost Palmer and Michelle. Losing Edgar sealed the deal.

They actually asked Jack how are you...and Chloe? What a stupid idea. We're all locked in a room and have seen several coworkers die, but "how you doing?"

Like when Jack is asking Sean Astin and the literal red shirt to sacrifice your lives and being so "I feel so terrible about this..." I added dialogue to the effect of "it reminds me of the time I parachuted out and left my boss to blow up in a plane with a nuclear weapon because he was already dying of nuclear radiation."

See, the manipulation? I'm over it. As useful as Tony's been this season, he might as well have died in the explosion geez. He was more active after he got shot in the neck, for crying out loud!

And why the hell did Jack tell him about NID dude (who has the quickest "I'm in a coma" recovery I've ever seen) being the guy to kill Michelle. Wouldn't it have been simpler to say, don't worry about him, I killed him 5 eps ago before he got to Chloe, but we've got bigger problems now? I knew that was going to be trouble.

Can we at least hope Kim and shrink boyfriend is gone for the season? Of course not.

I have to agree with the TWoP recapper of this show. President Doofus has the smallest group of advisors I've ever seen. We have the wife, the traitor, and Mike. That's just sad. More people paid attention to Palmer going to the bathroom.

Sorry. I've just grown tired of it. I don't even care about the Homeland Security takeover. Tony's death seems to be his breaking point, so I think Keifer should just say, "you know what? Screw it. I'm tired of saving Los Angeles. I don't sleep, I drive all over. People keep trying to kill me, and no one listens to me unless I get intense voice with a ticking clock. I'm moving to Wichita, you're on your own."

Sorry, I have a headache, and I'm taking it out on the show.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on March 14th, 2006 04:24 am (UTC)
I'm too devastated to flip out much yet.

The last 3 eps had that old spark to them and I thought wow, maybe it's getting back to being good and less cliche and then they kileld Tony *sigh*

I did like Lynn's death though. It touched me.
ldyanneldyanne on March 14th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
I thought that Tony's death had the emotional level that Terry's death had way back in the first season. I couldn't believe they killed him. He'd decided that he couldn't kill the man, he was coming back from the edge and then he was dead. Watching Jack grieve over him was amazing. Just as in Edgar's death, watching the living grieve was almost harder than watching the beloved character die.

I thought that Lynn dying was the only way for him to redeem himself. I mean how do you live with yourself when you know that you caused the death of all those people because you were emberassed. I'm glad the guy in the room with him got a chance to call his family. Very affecting!

I'll probably stay with the show because I love Jack and I think he's safe, but with this show, you just never know. I kind of thought that if we ever lost Jack because Kiefer wanted out or whatever that it was Tony that took over, now I guess not.
ParisNTripFan: 24parisntripfan on March 14th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
While I understand that people don't like it when a show kills off so many major characters I can understand why the show does it. It is really the only way to get rid of some characters and not have to worry about how to bring them back. I also think that 24 wants to show us that NO ONE is safe. The writers will do what they have to make what they thing will be the best story - even if that means they have to kill of a popular character to do it.

On one level I love it. I never know what to expect with this show...I love it when things I never saw coming happen and that is what happens with show again and again. I was worried that Tony would give in to his need for revenge and kill Henderson - and I was glad when that didn't happen. We have seen that with Jack and Nina. However, I was looking forward to seeing how Tony would deal with life without Michelle. I have never been a fan of the idea a love so powerful that surriving partner could not go on.

I liked how Lynn died. It doesn't make up for the fact that it was his screw up that basically allowed the attack on CTU to take place, but he was able to salvage something of his life in the end The one who I felt sorry for was the guard. All he did was show up for his job.

However with a show like this, I have learned not to have favorites...given my luck that person would become the writers next target.

Working for the Mandroid: Danieltoonmoonshayde on March 14th, 2006 12:40 pm (UTC)
I totally get why they did and they did a darn good job with it.

It just doesn't mean I have to like it ;)