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Stephen L. Carter

Has Jack Bauer Ever Watched '24'?

"24" is getting harder to predict and more fun to watch.
More Jack, more fun!
More Jack, more fun!

Midway through last night's enjoyable episode of "24: Live Another Day," when Jack Bauer threw the terrorist Margot Al-Harazi out the window, I yelled at the screen -- I admit it -- "Hasn't he ever seen the show?"

Because, as I mentioned in my review of this season's premiere, in the "24" world, you can always count on the existence of another, more evil villain standing behind the villain Jack happens to be battling. Defenestrating the captive Margot (aka Obviously Insane Woman), quite apart from being illegal and immoral, had the side effect of denying the good guys the chance to interrogate her.