24 recap: Bio doh.

No fuss. We’re off and running with the 24 recap.

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Hour 15 begins at Senator 70s Show’s house, and Larry on the phone with Ethan, telling him that the Senator’s dead and they think Jack did it. Ethan gets pissed and throws Larry some how could you let this happen?! guilt, but Larry fights back with some eff you, this is your fault, and I advised you against letting Jack out. This seems to hit Ethan like a ton of bricks, so much so that he asks Larry to repeat it. Their phone conversation ends abruptly. Meanwhile, the President is on the phone with Henry, who is awake, aware, and evidently in good shape at the hospital. She tells him that all is well and adds that Olivia has come home. Ethan enters as she’s getting off the phone with Henry, and she tells him that Henry is going to make a full recovery. Ethan tells her that Senator 70s Show is dead, that Jack is suspected, that he has to take responsibility for it because it will damage her presidency if he doesn’t, and that he’s resigning. She tries to talk him out of it, but he says he’s going to have a letter on her desk in the morning.

Back out on the roads, Jack and Tony are on the phone, with Jack telling Tony the whos, whens, and wheres of Starkwood obtaining a biological weapon in Alexandria. They meet up at the port, with Tony having already cased the joint. Jack believes the weapon is still at the port and wants to look at the shipment manifest. Tony says he’s seen one security person, and Jack can’t believe that there aren’t more of them so they go to have a closer look. The security guard is on the phone talking to his wife. Through their conversation we learn that she’s pregnant with twins. There’s no way this guy can live through whatever’s about to happen. Tony and Jack appear and Jack sticks a gun in the security dude’s face and demands to see the manifest. Off they go.

Outside the port, Starkwood peeps are waiting to come inside to retrieve the weapon. They call Hodges and tell him that they haven’t heard from Quinn, and Hodges tells them to wait five minutes before going on without him. Hodges enters a conference room that is filled with Starkwood board members and attempts to rally them against the governments inquiries and subpoenas. He thinks Starkwood could’ve helped in today’s siege at the White House. The guy I presume to be Chairman, Doug, thinks it’s ludicrous to risk what would come of failure to cooperate with the government. They talk outside the room and Doug suggests that Senator 70s Show would never let them off the hook, an Hodges tells him that the Senator was killed by a rogue federal agent.

Back at the port, Jack can’t see all the info on all the shipments because there’s password protection, but there were a couple of shipments from that area of Africa. Security dude, Carl, says he doesn’t have password info, and after Jack explains that there is a bio weapon on site, Carl confirms because he was approached by men who said that they were smuggling in electronics and that he was going to be paid to let them in the port and look the other way. He’s security supervisor and arranged it so that he’d be the only one on duty. Jack and Tony send him in with a wire to let Starkwood in and lead them to the weapon, but not before getting Jack to promise that they have his back. Carl lets Starkwood in and is made to get in the car with Starkwood. Jack is upset because Carl’s now in danger, and Tony tries to quell Jack’s worries because they both knew he was dead when he went out there.

Back at the White House, Ethan is packing up his things and Olivia enters to apologize for the things that she’s said to him. Ethan apologizes for thinking she was the leak and gives her some parting advice before departing. When he leaves, Olivia calls reporter dude to tell him to run with the story of Ethan’s involvement in recent Jack events, adding that since he’s resigning he has to be the fall guy and the President has to be nowhere near the story. Reporter responds affirmatively and asks about getting that dinner that Olivia promised. Guess she bribed him with a date? This is the 2nd time someone looking too guilty to be guilty has ended up guilty. Whoops.

Meanwhile, Larry and Lady Jack talk on the phone, as Larry has evidence that points to a third party at Senator’s home. He tells Lady Jack that the Senator is dead and she immediately asks about Jack. Larry concedes that Jack isn’t looking so guilty, and Lady Jack tells him a little about Starkwood and their involvement in what’s been happening to help exonerate Jack.

At the port, Starkwood is taking possession of the weapon. The ringleader instructs a cronie to settle up with Carl, and he takes him to the truck but pulls a gun on him. Jack and Tony watch, and Jack puts a silencer on his gun and takes aim to save Carl. Tony tries to talk him off of it, saying he would bring about a firefight that would be “two on ten” and could cause them to lose the weapon. Jack, staring down his gun’s sight, corrects Tony’s count with “two on nine.” Tony continues to convince Jack, who appears to come over to his side before shooting the cronie. Carl runs off, surprisingly still alive. Starkwood begins to saddle up to leave but discover that the cronie is dead. Cue firefight. Tony and Jack plot to steal the truck onto which the weapon is loaded. The truck rolls out and Tony continues to keep Starkwood engaged as Jack runs for it. He jumps on top of it, climbs down and pulls the driver out. Tony is captured by Starkwood as Jack drives off. Jack calls Larry and tells him he has the weapon and that Larry needs to send people to the port and people to meet him. As he hangs up, he notices a blinking light on the trailer and stops to investigate. There’s a leak in the weapon and Jack, seeing that many people are around, enters the trailer to shut off the leak. As he comes back out, Starkwood appears in an SUV and a helicopter and airlift the weapon out while keeping Jack pinned down with gunfire. Tony’s in the back of the SUV. They flee. Jack calls Larry and tells him that they have the weapon. He adds that he’s been exposed to it.

Next week, the FBI is off to take on Starkwood, and the CDC apparently quarantines Jack and does bloodwork on him to see what the result of him being exposed to the weapon was.

24 recap - Bio doh

2 Responses

  1. I TP your blog and all you can do is talk about Jack? Pshaw.

  2. This just in….24 has not been picked up, and the show is going off the air. Oh wait. That joke is for next week.

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