Originally Posted by Helson
A great finale. But, I was left wondering, what happened with the override device. I also wondered about that wry smile he flashed to Cloe. He wasn't even bound on the helicopter. Just hopped in and took a seat.
That's one thing I could not remember this morning! If they did not handcuff Jack, then based on previous seasons I would expect Jack to overtake the guys in the copter then commandeer it, or at least cause it to crash and kill everyone, rather than let the Russians take him.
A few thoughts (in no paticular order):
The Russians were to blame for what happened in that last day (the previous series finale), and Jack took the blame to keep a war from starting. But four years later, and after being responsable for not only averting a war with China, but saving the U.S. Presidents life, I would think Keller would step in after he discovers what the russians did, and try to clear things with Russia.
Most of this current day revolved around 24's version of an "Oscillation Overthruster" (see Hitchcock's MacGuffin). Yet where did it end up? Chang took it, and it was never mentioned again, was it?
Kate F'd up big time! I don't have Secret Service training, but I've watched enough movies and TV shows to know that when you rescue your high value asset, you do NOT parade them around the kill zone, at least not before clearing the area. When Regan was shot, did they walk him around the block to shake it off? No, they surrounded him and wisked him away, even after tackling what's his face to the ground. Why? Because they can't know if there's another shooter.
Then she F's up a second time by calling Jack to tell him the news, IN THE MIDDLE OF AN OPERATION! Really? You know, I can suspend my disbelief just fine, but not my stupidity meter. That's why I have such a hard time with The Following. But as over the top as 24 can be, I usually don't have a problem accepting the story (Kim's activities not withstanding).
They didn't tell the president about Audry untill after he dealt with China, for a reason.
Anyway, I hope we see either Jack or Kate again. Though from what I've read the ratings weren't good enough.