I agree, no Jack no show, but I believe he will transition himself off the show.
Perhaps the show needs a new driving force.NY Post
'24' FINALE BUTTS OUT
By MAXINE SHEN
May 20, 2009 --
JACK Bauer flatlined after all -- in the ratings, that is.
Monday night's two-hour season finale of "24" was the least watched episode of the season -- only 9.4 million viewers, according to early Nielsen ratings.
It was not a good sign for the comatose star or the future of the show, indicating that the serial did not generate enough excitement to attract a crowd to see how the story ended.
The lack of interest might have been due to the knowledge that most of the real action and drama had already taken place before the finale.
"The crisis has been dealt with; these last two episodes are for him coming to terms with his own life," Kiefer Sutherland (who plays day-saver Jack Bauer) told E! Online.
"It's a real character shift for Jack Bauer, but it's also a much more dramatic ending than anything we've ever tried before."
Many fans -- at least the ones who tuned in -- would beg to disagree. They were left feeling unsatisfied by the anticlimactic and unexpectedly reflective ending which left Bauer in a medically induced coma, and his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) determined to go through with an experimental stem cell treatment that could save his life.
Of course, there's no question that the treatment will work, since Fox has ordered an eighth season to air in 2010. It will be shot in New York and will involve a political shift that's happening in the world, which Sutherland says will make it the most realistic season to date.http://www.nypost.com/seven/05202009...out_170144.htm