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Jack Bauer has planted audio 'bugs' on President Logan, who in a fit of rage over his wife's behaviour at a ceremony for the dead President David Palmer, confesses to his role in the events of Day 5 (terrorist attacks across the country using Nerve Gas, narrowly avoiding a series of missile strikes from a docked Russian sub, etc).
The day finally coming to a peaceful resolution, Jack is informed by an agent that his daughter wishes to speak to him. Assuring Audrey Raines that he'll be right back, Jack proceedes into the building, only to find a dial tone and an ambush. Taken into custody by Chinese military forces, he is shown moments later on board a cargo ship destined for China. Beaten, battered and knowing what comes next, he asks merely that they kill him. Being too valuable to kill, they instead torture him for at least 7 months.
Season 6 begins
8pm (EST) on January 14th, the new season begins with a 2 hour premiere, followed by another 2 hours on Monday, January 15th, again at 8pm. On January 16th, a DVD will be released with all 4 episodes, as well as a short preview for episode 5.
A trailer is available for the season, both with the Season 5 dvds, and online, such as here.
So, this is the discussion thread for the new season of 24. Though you guys will discuss whatever you want, may I suggest a standard for spoilers? I will use a similar standard to what we are trying to adopt in the BSG thread.
1) For past seasons of 24 (seasons one through five), no spoiler tags are needed. These are already out on DVD and can be seen in syndication on several cable networks, so discussion of past seasons should be common knowledge.
2) For episodes that have already aired in season 6, the current season, spoilers should be marked with a [spoiler:3a749ca9d7]spoiler![/spoiler:3a749ca9d7] tag. This is for friends in areas of the world who may not get the new episodes as quickly as we in the States do. Note that this category should probably include wild speculation about future episodes that is based only on events from season 6 episodes that have already aired. Confirmed info from future eps should fall into the next category:
3) For future episodes of season 6 that have not aired yet, spoilers should be marked with a [realspoiler:3a749ca9d7]Real Spoiler![/realspoiler:3a749ca9d7] tag. And when I say spoilers, I don't mean speculation about what might happen - I mean leaked information about actual plotlines that will definitely appear in future episodes. That way people can discuss the current season without spoiling future eps for themselves, while those who just can't stand the suspense can look at the real spoilers.
Edit: according to what I've heard, the DVD has already been leaked onto the 'net, meaning that the first 4 episodes can be found if you look hard enough. Out of respect for those of us who are waiting for Sunday/Monday, please PLEASE use realspoilers for info gleaned from watching or reading about these coming episodes.