Golden Globes, Shmolden Globes! Can we please talk about the two day, 4 hour season premiere of 24?? Abso-f'ing-lutely incredible. Only Jack Bauer can spend 2 years not speaking while being tortured in a Chinese prison, only to be released with a long ass beard, looking close to death, and then only needs a shower, shave and a haircut to look hot again. And thank God for that. If I'm going to be watching Jack all season long, you bet I want him looking fresh in one of his form fitting, muscle enhancing long sleeve shirts with a crisp haircut and no facial hair. So much happened over the two day premiere, but right now, aside from talking about Jack's quick transformation from stinky to ha-ha-ha-hot, I can only focus on the shocker that happened at the end of the fourth hour. If you haven't watched it yet, you better stop reading cuz the biggest spoiler of them all is coming.
Just when you thought you knew this show a little and possibly wondered what more they could do to make you fall off your couch in shock, 24 goes and pulls some crazy shit like having Jack kill our dear Curtis in order to save the life of a terrorist. Oh excuse me, a "former" terrorist who now "denounces" terrorism. Oh sweet Lord. Yeah, that guy Assad may know secrets that can lead CTU to stopping nuclear bombs from going off across the country and maybe Curtis was this close to capping his ass, but did Jack really have to shoot him in the neck of all places and kill him? Why not just maim him for a while? After all, Curtis did have a really good reason for wanting to kill Assad. He did decapitate Curtis's fellow soldiers in Dessert Storm or something like that. I'm bummed. I teared up. I can't get the look in Curtis's eyes out of my head when he realized he was about to die at any second because his boy Jack shot him. It was hard last season when we lost President Palmer. It was hard when we lost Tony. We will never forget dear Edgar. And again last night with the demise of Curtis, through all these shocking 24 deaths I keep yelling, "Why?! Why?! don't you just kill Audrey instead??" but apparently, no one is listening. Or maybe, It's just that the peeps at 24 know that we wouldn't really care if they killed off Audrey, so that is why they keep her boring ass around and torture is by killing off the people we love. And with that, Curtis is dead and just when you thought day six couldn't get worse, a "mini nuclear device" gets detonated in Los Angeles. As hard as it is to watch at times, those unexpected, gut wrenching twists are what keep us coming back for more and more 24. Let's hear it for what looks to be another great season!
Bonus: For anyone that missed the two day season premiere of 24, FOX has put out a DVD of it available for purchase in stores today!