airs Mondays at 9:00pm on Fox
Everyone's favorite real-time drama is back for its sixth season. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) fights against yet another terrorist plot as the season opener finds him a prisoner being released by Chinese officials into the hands of the CTU.
The relentless and unapologetic violence of the show is prominent in the season's premiere episode. We find Jack held captive by an aggressor. In order to escape, our hero must bite the major tendon in the neck of his captor and spit the fleshy bit out across the room. We see this transaction in highly vivid terms, blood streaming, squishy sound effects, and a crimson-mouthed Bauer victorious when the act is said and done.
24 takes place in an understandably violent "real" world environment with character's that do devastatingly violent things. It is the graphic and often times glamorized portrayal of such violence that earns
24 a negative review from the PTC.
"Day 6 1:00 pm-
Jack and the people
at CTU try to stop arms-dealer Darren McCarthy before he can turn Morris over to
Fayed. McCarthy's girlfriend Rita drives the car to the apartment building where
Fayed is hiding, but kills McCarthy first so that she can be the one to collect
the seven millions dollars Fayed has promised.
When Rita turns
over Morris, she too is held at gunpoint in the apartment. Morris refuses to
help them arm the suitcase nuke. Soon they begin to torture him; first, by
beating him with a bat, then by holding his head under water, and finally by
using an electric drill to drill a hole into his shoulder. Blood is shown
spattering onto the faces of bystanders while Morris screams in agony. He falls
down on the floor is shock.
Washington, Lennox is devastated by the president's rejection of his proposals.
He orders Reed to draft his resignation. Reed lets him know very subtly, that
there are people who support the removal of the president. He doesn't specify
how, but Lennox is appalled anyways.
Back in LA, the
fire department has managed to evacuate the apartment building. By getting most
of the residents out, CTU is able to figure out what room Fayed is in.
In the apartment,
Rita is tired of being involved with the plot and asks Fayed to release her
without paying her. Fayed shoots her twice and she falls down and dies.
Morris agrees to
arm the suitcase nuke. He sits in his bloody shirt and arms it just as Jack and
the other agents burst into the room and open fire. Several of the men who work
for Fayed are killed, but Fayed manages to escape. He leaves behind the armed
suitcase nuke for Jack to disarm while Fayed is moving farther and farther away.
When Fayed realizes the CTU has
found them, he grabs a drill and goes over to Morris who still refuses to
help arm the bomb. They push Morris up against the wall and Fayed turns the
drill on. Fayed begins to drill into Morris's shoulder. Blood is shown
spattering on the faces of the men who stand around. Morris screams in
agony. He falls to the floor. A puddle of blood can be seen where he was
standing. Fayed stands near him again and turns the drill on as though to
start drilling him again. He tells Morris "I will use this all over your
body until you die of shock or blood loss. Then I will just find someone
else to do what I need. Do you understand?"
Rita then comes to Fayed and
tells him that she doesn't want the money, she just wants him to let her go.
"So you give up the seven million?"
"Damn," and "Screw" are used several times.
February 12, 2006 9:00 pm EST
"Day 6 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm"
Jack and the other people at CTU are busy trying to
find Fayed, who managed to escape when his apartment was raided.
Jack's father re-establishes contact with a man who
works with Reed in Washington. They decide they need to get to Fayed before Jack
Meanwhile, Jack tries to apologize to his father
about Graem's death. Phillip Bauer continues to maintain his innocence in his
company's dealings with McCarthy and Fayed.
Morris returns to CTU to be treated for the wounds
he sustained while being tortured
In Washington, Reed tries to get Lennox to think about the plot to remove the
president. When they are told that the suitcase bombs are armed and missing,
Lennox decides to give Reed a chance.
At CTU, Jack talks to Marilyn and realizes that she
might know something about the Russian spy, Gredenko. Jack takes her to a home
she remembers following her husband to once, but Phillip Bauer calls and tells
her that if she takes him to that house, he will kill Phillip. At the decoy
house Marilyn has been ordered to take Jack to, a bomb awaits. It explodes an
the house is destroyed. Milo and Marilyn try to escape but are pursued by
"Piss" is used several times.