andrew morag Says:
May 18th, 2010 12:46 PM
1) Bledso, my friend, is NOT an innocent anything. 1) he is torturing a prisoner, without any urgent reason. there's no clock ticking. he is following, like many good Nazis before him, illegal order. more, he is in fact not even following presidential orders. he intends to execute the prisoner and "make it look like the prisoner is trying to escape"
Wait, are you describing Bledsoe or Jack? I can't tell. Torture, no clock ticking, breaking the law, not following presidential orders, executions. Sounds like Jack to a T!
1) Bledso, my friend, is NOT an innocent anything. 1) he is torturing a prisoner, without any urgent reason. there's no clock ticking. he is following, like many good Nazis before him, illegal order. more, he is in fact not even following presidential orders. he intends to execute the prisoner and "make it look like the prisoner is trying to escape". 2) how can the russian president be brough to justice when the president is trying to cover up the russian involvment? the only way the russian president can be brought to justice is if the evidence Bledso was trying to help bury gets into the open. 3. we've already seen president logan "brought to justice" for the murder of president palmer: he had to stay in a 100 acre ranch. 4. the only punishment for anyone involved in the murder of the brave, beautifu renee walker is death, preferably preceeded by a lot of pain. THAT would be justice, and so if "jack fails", there'd be no justice. 5. daliah hassan, and the IRK, have the right to know who was responsible for their president's/husband's death. jack wounded a policeman in the foot and 2 secret service men in the hand and shoulder. that's not something to be happy abput, but its a small price for the uncovering of all those responsible for murdering renee, president hassan, and threatening to oblitirate half of manhattan. 6. what's wrong with you? don't you have better things to do than defend "private security teams" dug up by criminals?
Another thing. Jack is their creation...not ours.
I applaud the writers for allowing him to be morally wrong and totally unpredictable. At this point he might even kill Chloe.
You gotta take it back 3 years ago when he was dying o the hospital bed. To survive that and spend 3 years trying to get in contact with Renee, (who jhe felt guilty and responsible for the turn of events in her life after the day she had with him)...practically everything he did today was motivated by her.
Then think about the President NOT helping him and NOT being about the truth...TO HIS FACE. (After Renee got killed 5 minutes after orgasm)
I'm sorry,...a man with jack's skills in that situation may do just EXCATLY what we are seeing play out. Yes, it hurts to lose OUR Jack...but that's life
Truth is...he was never OURS.
And these last few hours have been entertaining as all get out.
Jack's lack of a reason misses the point. Overwhelming emotions will crowd out overwhelming logic, every time. Jack is off the deep end. He does not need a "rational" reason. He appears to be driven by his searing emotions. This is what 8 years of corruption and a "take no prisoners" abuse of Jack by his own bosses at the presidential and CTU levels has done to him. Chip, chip, chip, flood. He is not the Jack of 2001. He is out there. And, from Teri to China to Renee, we know how he got there. (or maybe it was his daughter's encounter with the cougar)
Thanks for your 24 blog. Have enjoyed it immensely.
I'm loving it. I'll give him some latitude because, in overall scheme of things, Jack is a positive influence. He's saved millions of lives in total without any rewards or credit. Its the first time he's chosen to get really personal and I'll tolerate it even if I don't approve of it. Its not about peace treaty for me anymore. Its just about the character. Even if he wounds innocent bystanders or risk their lives, I'll still cheer for him.
Actually, I think EVERYTHING is at stake. (in Jack's Mind)
1) Because the Treaty is going to be signed in a couple hours. That means all the guilty in one spot. He will never get another opportunity to get close to them all. Think about Logan, he brokered a backdoor deal and is free 7.5 years after his crimes in office.
If the Peace Treaty gets signed, it will have no teeth, everyone goes back to their home nation and Jack never gets close to them again.
We aren't supposed to cheer for this...we are simply supposed to watch.
How would you write vengeful Jack?
I actually think the movie is a diversion and that Jack will die at the end.
In the Howard Gordon interview it was clear that the movie is about moving forward with the character of Jack, so the possibility of him dying on the show, is quite zero in my opinion. Howard stated that the movie is about starting with Jack in one emotional state at the beginning and brining him to another one towards the end. It is clear that season 8 will bring him to an emotional state where he has never been before. Even when Teri died in S01, he was all about vengeance, but he only acted upon it, when Nina was all dried out of information or use to the National security, now his state of mind is nothing else but revenge for all the wrong-doing in the world, RenÃ©e's death has just been the catalyst for what people in power did to Jack over the course off the last 8 seasons. He wants to bring those to justice that have no moral tought on doing the right thing. To make the justified calls, so Suvarov, Logan and Taylor are going down, coz they embody for Jack the soul off corruption on government level.
Who did Jack kill that was innocent? Deep breath... Bledsoe, the guy torturing Dana (what was he guilty of? Jack killed Dana in cold blood 10 minutes later!); tons of Russians last night (you think everyone in that delegate's office was part of the Hassan murder??); and he put about 100 mall visitors in harm's way last week by organizing a SHOOT OUT IN A CROWDED MALL.
I could forgive some of these if, as I keep harping on, there was actual urgency or a greater good at stake. But, as I said in my review, there's absolutely no logical reason why anything Jack is doing has to a) be done now or b) be done in such a violent manner. NOTHING IS AT STAKE.
if he shot anyone at close range with that gun he may have killed them.
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