I caught actor Kiefer Sutherland (Jack Bauer on FOX TV's 24) on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night. Kiefer Sutherland was honest, about his emotional response to the filming of the final two hours of 24. Kiefer said that even though the cast knew 24 was going to end six months ago, he still couldn't help feeling emotional on the last day the crew was filming the popular hit show.
Kiefer Sutherland said he had to hold his head down. I think he meant either in order to keep from crying, or in order to hide his tears, but he didn't explain that part. Kiefer Sutherland didn't mention the fact that several blogs, including Conservative Wordsmith, have recently published posts about Jack Bauer's shocking recent change of character into what seems to be a maniacal serial killer. Kiefer also didn't mention anything at all about a new 24 movie in the works, so I don't know if there really is going to be a 24 movie or if this is just a rumor.
I hope the now liberal writers of 24 don't decide to have Jack Bauer officially convert to the Muslim religion during the last episode, or decide to write some kind of ridiculous plot twist in which it turns out that Jack Bauer has been a secret terrorist all along. I hardly believe the writers will be able to come up with something that unbelievable, but, in light of what is happening recently on 24, one never knows. I am still hoping that the final two hours of 24 will be redemptive for Jack Bauer. Even so, Jack Bauer is certainly not innocent of any wrong doings of late, so your guess as to how 24 will end is as good as mine.
I miss the old Jack Bauer. I want the old Jack Bauer back. But, alas, that wish will not be granted, as 24 is quickly approaching the final two hours of the final series, Season 8 , on Monday night, May 24, 2010.
*This post was originally published on May 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM.