We were glued to the television last night as we saw the second installment of the two-part four-hour season premiere of 24. We can’t wait for the next episode airing next Monday. (Drats! That’s a week away..)
America is besieged again and Jack Bauer is out to save the world. He flinches, he seems softer — but towards the end of this premiere, we see him killing Curtis, backing out, and then the nuke explodes. In the preview of the next hour, he actually returns to the fold as the nuclear explosion enrages him anew. If only they could take Jack out of that locale and bring him to DC or even New York.
While we are well in touch with the fact that this is just television, the twists and turns of the plot of each season of 24 sometimes gives us pause to think about how it would be if the threat were actually real and it was known to the public.
Perhaps it’s my maternal instinct which makes me think about how things would be in the grimmest of scenarios, and how I would protect my son. I pray we will always be safe, but we know it’s not a perfect world we live in. And yet I know we have those unknown Jack Bauers who help keep this world safe — even if we don’t know the risks they take.
tick.. tock.. tick.. tock..