Skip to main content

24: What happened to you...

After what felt like a fairly poor bridge (24: Redemption), Day 7 finally arrived this evening.

Jack's on trial for his work at the now mothballed CTU and then crisis hits and the FBI need him. New characters everywhere - somehow all the pieces and the people will fit together. The big story is that Tony is bad - which is all over the trailers. Jack leaves his trial to join up with the FBI and his new sidekick FBI Agent Renee Walker. (All of which you can discern from the trailer).

Without wanting to give away anything else, this was a promising start in which perhaps we get to explore why Jack uses torture, how being involved in CTU effects people - both with Jack and Tony - and how we can reconcile Jack's world with the real world. Why has Tony turned? What future does Jack have...


  1. Wow. It'd be hard to make a post that was more spoilerific!

    It's generally considered to be extremely bad form to blog spoilers for things when readers are unlikely to have seen it (and given that it's not been broadcast in the UK yet, anyone here can only have watched it illegally and so presumably few of your readers have done so)

  2. It was broadcast legally today. Possibly a bit spoilerific, but the trailers have been doing the rounds for some time.

  3. The deep issue that really concerns me is whether - now the CTU has been disbanded - I need to take the CTU ring tone off my mobile phone and replace it with the one they use in the FBI office - still three tones, but in a different order and not so warbly.

    Kept me up all night, that worry did....

  4. No spoiler. Any 4 fan will have seen the trailer.

    Also, I'm not to sure we should be so legalistic (get it..oh dear)

    What you have managed to do though mr.bish is cause me to covet your Sky box

    Larry has just done a good 24->Christian living blog on photizo

  5. The challenge is that having sky costs, and I'm looking at budgets for life with baby and having to ask whether we should/can be spending money on that...

  6. If you call to cancel, the cancellations department will offer you Sky for £1 / month or so. I'm not sure how long that works for though.

  7. Google for Sky cancellations and you'll discover both how hard they try to keep you (even if you give them virtually nothing... in the hope you'll eventually go back to paying the full amount), and how hard is actually is to cancel even if you're dead set on doing so :P

  8. My wife got me SKY for Christmas (through Virgin Media) and it ended up costing nothing, because when we called up to cancel they offered us what we wanted to pay for, but for less money than we were paying. Not sure how I should feel about a present from my wife that cost her absolutely nothing.....!! Truth is - I'm enjoying it very much.

  9. @adrian: Is it not only for a certain period? As I understand things, they say "Well you can have that package for x months for y pounds" to keep you hooked, but then the price automatically reverts (I think they tend to let you go if you try doing it a second time).

  10. they've given me 12 month contract cancellable any time by me after 1 month, terms not to be varied by them. Win Win. Not sure this started off as a post by Bish on the vagaries of Virgin/Sky pricing, but.....whatever! Sorry Bish!

  11. The joys of blogging. Anything can happen. Who knows what the post on next weeks episode will spark off!

  12. i'm making a mental note not to read your blog until i've seen each episode.

  13. I wont be blogging the whole way - I just felt the return was worth a comment.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

"Big eyes full of wonder"

Books. Fiction. Libraries. Second only to churches as are the best gateways in your community to ultimate reality and new possibilities.

Our local library has just re-opened after refurbishment, and I love that our boys have spent several mornings there during the summer holidays, discovering some wonderful new stories.

I realised a few months back that I wasn't reading enough fiction. My work necessitates reading a lot of non-fiction, a mix of historical and contemporary thinking, biblical studies and theology. But fiction is the cinderella. Easily overlooked, and yet able to awaken my imagination and show me the way things are meant to be.

So I've picked up a few more lately - bought and borrowed. Not every book attempted flies, and that's ok. These have been winners though.

Ink. This is Alice Broadway's debut novel. It's young adult fiction and tells the story of Leora who lives in a world where the events of your life are tattooed on your skin. Nothing gets hid…

Uniquely Matthew

Reading gospel accounts in parallel is sometimes used to blur the differences in perspective between the evangelists, seeking to harmonise the texts and find a definitive historical account of what happened. No such thing exists because every account is biased and limited. You simply can't record everything. You have to hold a vantage point. And that's not a problem.

Matthew, Mark and Luke take a very different vantage point to John who was of course an eyewitness himself of the events. Comparing the text of Matthew, Mark and Luke across the death and resurrection of Jesus yields two steps.

Firstly, the common ground. All three accounts tell of...
Simon of Cyrene carrying the cross…. · Jesus labelled as King of the Jews…. · Criminals crucified with Jesus… · Darkness in the daytime… · Jesus' loud final cry… The women who witnessed Jesus death, and Jesus' burial… · The tomb lent to Jesus by Joseph of Arimithea… · The women who went to the tomb on the morning of the…

Songs we're singing in Church

Christians are a singing people, it's part of what we do when we gather.

Our church meets morning an evening on a Sunday - normally using 5 songs in each service. So, over the year that's about 520 song-slots available. The report from the database system we use ( tells us that in the past year we've sung about 150 different songs.

Our current most used song has been sung 11 times in the last year, just under once a month. Our top 10 are used about every 6 weeks. By #30 we're talking about songs used every two months. The tail is long and includes loads of classic hymns from across the centuries, plus other songs from the past 40 years, that we have used around once a term or less.

1. Rejoice - Dustin Kensrue

2. Come Praise & Glorify - Bob Kauflin

3. Man of Sorrows - Hillsong

4. Cornerstone - Hillsong

Rejoice was a song I didn't previously know, along with a couple of others that have quickly become firm favourites for me: Chri…