24 is finally all the way back. This week's episode was the best I had seen in a couple of seasons. Wow! Jack is a lethal weapon and to do that well he has to be a little nuts and is. Indeed, sometimes he's more than a little nuts.
This show has always been at his best when Jack is at the end of his rope because of the exigency of the situation he is facing and becomes willing to do ANYTHING. He is a scary, scary dude but, within the context of the show, I love him for it.
Until I checked her out on IMDb today, I had not known the name of the actress who played Erika; it's Ever Carradine. I thought she was terrific as the overwrought Erika so it came as no particular surprise to learn that she is a member of a distinguished family of actors. She was fun and I will miss her.
I have also hugely enjoyed Annie Wersching's performances as Agent Renee Walker. She is almost as tough as Jack Bauer but has a conscience, which Jack lacks or, more likely, has learned to use only situationally. Wersching is always believable, which is hard to do in a role demanding as many mood swings as hers.
If 24 comes anywhere close to maintaining the quality of this week's episode, the rest of the season is going to be a lot of fun.