After two and a half years in solitary confinement, the Bauer Hour crew pull a Tony Almeida and mobilize on the brand new season of 24: Legacy. Ty, Drew, and Badway reunite to discuss the prospects of a Jack Bauer-less season, voice their expectations and reservations, and do a rundown the brand new cast of characters. The clock starts…NOW!
As we mentioned on our last show, the 24 show runners don’t have to worry about writing a script for next season (Day 10). We took the liberty of helping them out. We’re calling it 24: Liberation.
Set two years after the events of 24: Live Another Day, Olga Kurylenko plays Veronika Andropov, former Russian KGB spy who refused to help the Russian government senselessly murder Ukrainian civilians in the Ukrainian Civil War. Veronika is then thrown into a gulag. While repeatedly being tortured, Veronika discovers that her husband and two-year old son have been captured and murdered by her former KGB comrades.
After hearing the news, she is thrown back into her cell. Under the weight of it all, she breaks down. While sobbing uncontrollably on the cockroach infested cell floor, she hears a grizzled American call to her. Over the course of the next few weeks, she begins to confide in this American stranger’s voice, as it becomes the only thing that keeps her from taking her own life. His name is Jack Bauer. She discovers that he has also been a prisoner for the past two years and has also been repeatedly tortured at the will of the sadistic Russian guards.
Meanwhile in the United States….
Former CIA Agent Kate Morgan works tirelessly in a dimly lit apartment. Her eyes are tired because she hasn’t slept in days. Her entire wall is covered in photographs and newspaper clippings. After fully realizing the sacrifice Jack Bauer made for his friend Chloe O’Brian and the United States, Kate hasn’t been able to live with the guilt of moving on with her life. She has made it her mission to find and rescue Bauer.
The phone rings. She answers and confirms that everything is ready finally ready. The months of planning are finally over. It is now time for action. CIA Chief of Station Erik Ritter has called in his biggest favor.
“Everything is a go,” he says, “He’s being processed and should be headed your way with O’Brian within the hour.”
“Good. Did you confirm the air transport to Russia?” she asks.
“Are you sure this is going to work?” Erik says, questioning Kate. Erik has always been better at asking questions than he is with providing answers.
“Just trust me. We’ll have him. He’s been in situations like this before,” she fires back.
[scene cuts to a prisoner being transported with a black cloth bag on his head, hands restrained behind his back, dressed in a tactical black SWAT gear]
“Are you sure you’re up to this?” an unnamed agent asks the prisoner.
“Yeah,” he curtly replies in a familiar tone.
Agent Kate Morgan arrives in a black SUV escorted by a TAC team. Getting out of the car, she marches toward the prisoner and pulls the black cloth bag off of his head.
She stares nervously into his eyes and says, “Thanks for agreeing to this. I know that you’re the only one that can help me get him back….Tony.”
We want to hear from you. What do you want to see if 24 comes back for another season? Let us know in the comments below.
In the season finale of the Bauer Hour Podcast, Ty, Drew and Badway say their farewells to the beloved cast of 24: Live Another Day by grading each character’s performance (spoiler: Erik Ritter did not get an “A”). The guys also speculate future plot points for the inevitable renewal, including Drew’s spectacular piece of Day 10 fan fiction. Furthermore, the gang sifts through the rubble from the shots fired at Kiefer by none other than Cole Ortiz AKA Freddie Prinze Jr. We’ll see you all next season!
Following a shocking, heartbreaking, brilliant finale of 24: Live Another Day, Ty, Drew, and Badway fight to hold back tears while sorting out the aftermath of the season. Along with an episode recap, the guys discuss the potential fates of the surviving characters and contemplate the potential future of the franchise. This is the “Silent Clock” of podcast episodes.
In the wake of a terrific episode eleven of 24: Live Another Day, Ty,
Drew, and Badway discuss all of the angles and have all the answers to your burning questions about the upcoming season finale. Will Boudreau redeem himself? Will Audrey and Jack have the opportunity to act on their burgeoning emotions? Will President Heller survive the night? Erik Ritter surely doesn’t have the answers, but Bauer Hour does! The guys also have a spirited discussion regarding Mark Boudreau’s ethos, the impact of Cheng as a recurring super-villain, and the future of the series as a whole.
Ty, Badway, and a rejuvenated Drew break down an action packed episode ten of 24: Live Another Day. Cross gets double-crossed by a new threat, Navarro catches a beating from Jack and Kate, and Boudreau sees his marriage slipping through his treasonous fingers. We also learn that Jimmy Heller chases his medication with whiskey, wars are started over laminated faxes, and Erik Ritter has many questions after being put in charge.
Coming at you faster than a speeding Chrysler 200, episode 7 of 24:
Live Another Day was all killer, no filler! Ty, Drew, and Badway break
it all down including Margot’s bombing of a hospital, Jack out-running drone missiles, and President Heller’s possible surrender to the enemy. Other topics include the origin of terrorist family henchmen, Kate’s soft touch with child victims, and techie Jordan’s heroic work in the field. They also speculate on the ramifications of Cross’ Quadruple-cross.
We’re at the midway point of 24: Live Another Day, and the guys hit on the show falling on old habits. Between moles, untrustworthy Presidential aides, people ruining Jack’s operation, and a Kim Bauer-esque bus accident, there’s plenty to break down. Ty, Drew, and Badway also score the alpha male showdown between Boudreau and Bauer, go over some internet chatter, and make some predictions on the second half of the season.
After digesting the emotional fifth episode of 24: Live Another Day, Ty, Drew, and Badway analyze Jack and Audrey’s heartbreaking confrontation, and its impact on the Boudreau marriage. Other topics include: Erik still being a bitch, Navarro’s credentials as a point man in a raid, Naveed’s tragic fate, and the worst hour of Mark Boudreau’s life. The guys also question the technological limitations and inconsistencies in the current 24 world, and praise Ian Al-Harazi’s pilot training success.
Recapping a very eventful episode four of 24: Live Another Day, Ty, Drew, and Badway discuss President Heller’s triumphant speech in front of Parliament, Audrey’s feelings upon hearing her long lost love has returned, as well as Mark Boudreau’s pathetic attempts to acquire companionship. The guys also break down the evil that is brewing within Margot Al-Harazi and wonder how hard it could possibly be to pilot the drones. Badway goes on a tirade regarding “know-it-all” Kate Morgan and the irrelevant Erik Ritter.