The Rules of Inevitable Death

I am so pumped up right now. Few things can get me as riled up as 24.
This is the final season of the show, and it has had its ups and downs. If you haven’t watched it, you really should. It’s a staple of good American television. Violence, conspiracies, it’s got more twists and turns than a Dan Brown novel.
Tonight’s episode featured a very memorable torture scene. These scenes always offer a spike in the episode. Shoot-outs are good, but there really is only so much gruesome shooting death, and this is on national television so it is sorely lacking in the headshot department.
24 is in its final throes. Officially, this is the final season and there are just three more hours to go. I don’t know if this is a spoiler but….
Jack is rumoured to die before the end. I don’t know how or when, but for a man who’s in the same boat as Chuck Norris I am not looking forward to it. There could be manly tears shed.
Remember that part in Scream where that dude explains the rules of horror movies? Well, those rules just apply to TV death in general. We can assume Jack is going to die because he had sex with Rene Walker earlier in the season. In fact, the Rene got snipered moments after they finished.
Second, Jack has killed a bunch of people in cold blood, and there’s just something morally wrong, even if we know it was kind of justified.
It’s such a good show and I love conspiracies. I’m sad to see it come to an end, but Jack Bauer is getting as old and rickety as they come, and theres only so many things that can be threatened exploded/released/dropped/exposed/poured into America. Gonna miss that guy on Monday nights.

I’m taking a class called Death and Dying right now. The title sums it up, but it’s given me a whole new perspective on death in the media. Bauer’s TV death is fairly canonical. He’s going to die for his wrong-doing. If he didn’t have sex or torture people, he’d make it out alive, but after eight seasons of chastity, it’s time for him to let loose.

Sorry, there’s no good 24 videos.

Bryan

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