Monday, March 29, 2010

24 Body Count

Episode 14: 5 am to 6 am

  • Big ol’ pile of dead Secret Service Agents protecting Middle Eastern President and his family and the Special Ops fellas who were trying to abduct M.E.P. for the good of the country. I counted six agents (of the seven who were protecting) and seven soldiers, three of whom were taken out by Jack and one of whom was shot by M.E.P., himself.

Totals: this episode, eleven. Season total: sixty, including Jack’s twelve.

Aside from the nasty skirmish over the M.E.P., there were several plots of intrigue. Girl Who Was Formerly Hair Over Her Shoulder continued her dialogue with Angry Middle Eastern Guy Who Wants To Assassinate M.E.P. in the name of solving problems in his country.

President Palmer Taylor’s (there really aren’t any real President's after Palmer—merely folks wearing a title) Man Friday, whom I think of affectionately as Sweetknuckle, has a heart attack after walking in on two of her government fellas (one was military—why is one always military?) in the act of seditious activity (see Special Ops soldiers above for how well that went!). He’s not dead…yet.

It goes without saying, obviously, that the shots Jack took last week hit his vest and he suffered maybe a bruised or cracked rib. He, of course, refused an x-ray—there’s terrorists afoot and he’s got a job to do!

Prediction #1: I think that G.W.W.F.H.O.H.S. is a double agent. That’s right. I think she’s actually a good guy baiting the bad guys with intel hoping to catch them at their game. Jack did it way back in Season 3 with the Mexican terrorists. Tony did it last season with the American Government!

Prediction #2: Speaking of Tony, don’t be surprised if he shows back up. I mean, they brought him back from the dead last season. In fact, I think he’s probably involved with G.W.W.F.H.O.H.S. and her sting operation.

Prediction #3: M.E.P.’s former body guard is set to detonate the nuclear weapon; he’s going to see that M.E.P.’s daughter is still alive (and not dead, like he thought) and have second thoughts.  Does Hallmark make a ‘Sorry I set you up to die so that I could nuke this country and further my radical ideologies and sorry I tried to kill your dad’ card? I bet they do.

I’m kind of curious as to how Scooby is going to react to G.W.W.F.H.O.H.S.’s betrayal. Especially if she’s a double agent and is actually a good guy but he thinks she’s a bad guy and so he goes all Shakespeare and kills her, only realizing at the last moment that she really was good. Looking forward to seeing that, too.

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