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Friday, January 12, 2007


Written by Adam A. Donaldson

“You’ll never guess who called…Your brother Jack.”
“We should have killed Jack rather than turning him over to the Chinese.”
“My brother has a way of digging up things he shouldn’t.”
“You brought this on yourself.”

It takes a special kind of chutzpah to put a plastic bag over your brother’s head to get him to talk, but Jack Bauer’s got it. Imagine what he’s going to do when he finds out that a) his brother was responsible for his ride on the slow boat to China and b) that he was also responsible for all of Day 5’s events including giving President Logan his marching orders. Oh yeah, most importantly, Graham Bauer is also responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Tony “Soul Patch” Almeida and Michelle Dessler, all of whom were Jack’s close, personal friends.

But you’ve got to love these current developments and if you thought that the Sopranos were a screwed up brood then you haven’t heard of the Bauers. One brother works to foil terrorist plots and the other participates in them and orchestrates them as well. So not only was Graham the mastermind of last year’s long day, now it turns out that he’s in bed with Abu Fayed. And what is the deal with Josh Bauer, Graham’s son? Apparently, Mrs. Graham Bauer had a thing for Jack before she married Graham so the question must be asked: is Josh a spawn of Jack? Am I the only one who got that impression? Does the ever in peril Kim Bauer have a male counterpart who’ll find his way into this season’s cougar trap?

Coming up this week, Jack’s interrogation of Graham continues and Papa Bauer played by James Cromwell makes his premiere appearance on the show. Meanwhile, in DC, White House Chief of Staff Thomas Lennox makes his move to improve security through the erosion of civil liberties with the help of a political operative named Reed Pollack played by Chad Lowe. Of course, their first step will be to remove the objecting Karen Hayes from the President’s sphere of influence (not to mention his underground bunker).

To be continued…

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