24: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

I am now officially scared (and in awe) of Jack Bauer.  This entire episode was awesome.  Jack kidnaps President Logan, threatens to kill him, then takes out the Russian ambassador…with what looks like a fireplace poker.

-Jack dressed in full body armor and wearing a mask might be have been the coolest thing ever.  Very effective as well, as Logan screams out “Did you hear what I said?  That’s Jack Bauer!”  That guy should win an award because I was convinced that he was actually shitting his pants.

-To make the scene better, he stands on the hood of the limo and shoots at the windshield until it cracks, then drops in some tear gas and then covers the hole with his foot.  Honestly, the way that scene was shot was just super cool.

-Did everyone else get upset that they did not show how Jack killed everyone at the Russian place?  It was probably the best way of showing that scene though.  Just a bunch of dead bodies and the ambassador lying there with a poker sticking out of his guts.  Again, very cool.

-I guess Meredith’s editor is some kind of moron.  He is going to call the Justice Department regarding a Presidential cover up?  Remember what happened when Jack went to Secretary of Defense Heller (Jack’s girlfriend’s dad) about President Logan’s involvement?  Heller wanted to use it to blackmail the President.  Why would this be any different?  She should have just been like “Oh, the FBI is there?  I will go to the NY Times, or CNN, or any other media outlet.”  Hell TMZ would work just fine.

-I really, really thought that Chloe was going to bring in Tony Almeida.  The way she said that there was one person who could go to Ricker, I just assumed she meant Tony, not Cole.

-Speaking of Cole, I am still not sure how I feel about him at the moment.  This whole “I do not agree with Jack’s revenge, but I also want to expose the cover up” thing is pretty lame.  I hope Jack just shoots him at some point.

-The ending with Jack listening in to Logan and Subarov’s (I am way too lazy to look up how to spell his name) phone call was awesome.  Even at a point where Jack is now just a homicidal maniac, he still has the foresight to plant a bug on Logan.

Needless to say, I am excited about the finale.  Way more excited for the finale this season than I have been in years for a 24 finale.