Skip to comments.What 24's Jack Bauer Taught Me About Revenge
Posted on 05/12/2010 3:37:30 PM PDT by Patriot1259
Monday night I watched with hands over half open eyes the torturous scene the character Jack Bauer inflicted on the villain of the episode. The bad guy was a Russian terrorist involved with the murder of Jacks love interest and colleague, Renee Walker. If I had been watching the episode in a movie theater, Im pretty sure it would have been Rated R. It was a gruesome and difficult scene.
During the climax of the scene, Jack needs a SD card that the terrorist swallowed. In what appeared to be a psychotic rage, the episode ends with a very dead terrorist and Jack holding the card. As this took place, the effect multiplied with the music backdrop, God downloaded something to my heart:
This is what unforgiveness looks like.
(Excerpt) Read more at thecypresstimes.com ...
For me, it is too late for him to get a pair of balls. He lost them in the last season’s debacle with Madam Presidente.....
No it doesn't
I prefer the Jewish axiom: “When someone gets up in the morning to kill you, wake up earlier and kill him first.”
I don't get why people were whining about Bauer killing Dana Walsh. She was a traitor and deserved that fate.
liberals pretend ??
Getting throttled, sliced, splashed with acid, and burned would truly suck.
It isn’t unforgiveness. The guy could have given him what he needed without him having to die from being tortured.
It’s like when an intruder busts into your home and you defend yourself by stopping the threat with your firearm. You didn’t intend for him to die, that’s an unfortunate outcome (for the criminal) of you stopping the threat.
The guy being tortured could have spared himself going through all that if he’d have just cooperated. Him dying wasn’t the goal, getting the info was. Him dying was an unintended consequence. Jack didn’t care if the guy survived or not, he needed the card one way or another. One way the guy could have lived without any torture at all, a whole other ways of varying pain but still alive, and then maybe several ways of him dying from different reasons. The guy chose to take his chances and hold out. The fictitious thug character lost the gamble and he died.
It would have been difficult to get the POTUS on 24 to OK a searc warrant and besides the Russian guy won't need a SIMM card where he's going. Right?
The woman president was a bad character, and the season was awful.
I LOVE the early seasons.
Meh, watch “Taken” with Liam Neeson sometime if you are into “24.”
It’s an amazing film.
Huh? He has always respect the office of POTUS. Until POTUS crosses him
"when making a decision, make sure it's not the last one"
He was going to kill that dude, no question.
C’mon! Didn’t you watch last season? Shoot! I tell you...I DVR’d 16 or 18 episodes this season (can’t remember, don’t care)....I looked last night at the wasted space they took up and deleted them UNSEEN. Why? Well, based on the contrite, introspective, remorseful, penitent pussy I saw last season, I just did not want to open up the first episode of this season now and see ole hardball Jack walk into a grocery store and buy a box of friggin’ tampons, THAT’s WHY! 24 is O-V-E-R, let’s try to remember the good ‘days’...
Forgiveness only makes sense if there is assurance of final victory against evil. Otherwise, there would be nothing left in a demented hopeless world but vengeance against a limitless enemy.
I said “yes” when he capped Dana last week, and another “yes” when he shot her again.
Tough darts for the Russian - remember Nicholas Cage ruminating in “The Rock” that he was going to get “gutted”? Well, the Russian got “gutted”.
Now let’s see what Jack has in store for ex President Logan.
Julie, you’re an idiot!
This isn’t a lesson to be translated into a sermon!
Jack is trying to prove the Russians were behind the earlier terrorism and assasination to prevent the peace accord. The SD chip traces a call from the Russian terrorist to the former President.
This will end up giving the current President deniability relating to the Russians misdeeds.
Did Jack’s personal loss make it easier to torture the Russian? Yes, so?
It certainly has NOTHING to do with his unwillingness to forgive.....sheesh!
you just ruined things for me......I just saw the episode where martha stabbed him.......so he lived? dang.
This is what retribution looks like. Something “we” have forgotten since 9-11, or we wouldn’t be playing pussy games with KSM, calling US soldiers ‘murderers’ and giving lawyers to terrorists. Think back to 9/12 and the weeks that followed...as a nation we HAVE forgotten.
Jack never forgets.
The author is a fool and a sissy.
Psssssst... don’t tell anyone... it’s make believe... you know... TV.
One of my all-time favorite scenes on TV. The scumbag he killed deserved to suffer more, but time was of the essence.
I consider myself a nice guy. I hold doors open for people, let cars merge in front of me, wait patiently in line.
That being said, if anyone ever hurt one of my family, their death would be long, loud, and bloody.
Guess I was wrong about that nice guy thing.
Nice and wise axiom!
Don't knock 'em, those things are great for deep wounds.
“Now lets see what Jack has in store for ex President Logan.”
I agree. The lying hate America/former President is facing a bad hair day.
****Don’t knock ‘em, those things are great for deep wounds.****
Is that whet they are calling them now a days?
OK, you don't like "24"........thanks for sharing with us but the truth is, nobody cares what you think...........
I don't like beets so lets make a thread of it.........
I think the current episodes are great. You’re missing out.
Awesome last season. Jumped the shark my ass.
I left this comment at the article.
Revenge and retribution are close to each other in the dictionary and have nearly the same definition. The only difference being that in the latter case an authority person or organization gives their blessing to process and outcome, while retaining a chosen level of deniability. The Russian terrorist was collateral damage in the process of obtaining the information, which was a legitimate objective.
Over the years Jack has not indiscriminately killed or tortured, but has kept sufficiently focused on the objective to evaluate an enemys value. However, Jack has never subscribed to the authors asymmetrical definitions of sweetness and light, which allow good people to become perpetual victims. The author should try reading about Dietrich Bonheoffer sometime.
I know that 24 is fiction but I couldn't help but think that was waterboarding?
If you want off my ping list get over it!
Had a freeper who had a son in Iraq and said sanitary napkins, tampons and expecially the thick napkins are great on the battle field, easy to carry and weigh practically nothing...a little knowledge about a subject is better than none......
The thing which disappoints is that the moral seems to be leading up to a conclusion that we (American) are no better than the islamofascists.....a conclusion which I summarily reject.
That being said, it is just a fiction inside a television show, which has been 'bedi,bedi, good' to Kieffer Sutherland. $43,000,000.00 plus residuals and reruns.
I wish I had Jack Bauer pajamas! Oh do I want to get in his pajamas? OOPS!!
Even if we summarily killed off all the islamofascists on the planet, we would STILL be better than they are. No worse fate than for radical Islam to dominate America...except maybe for Communism...oh, wait...
Saw it twice in the theater
Tampons? Where did I see that recently? Oh, yes. On Top Gear. Bolivia episode. First half was hilarious. Second half was harrowing.
BufordP look what you’ve gone and done - Sweet dreams 3D
No video of Jack in his PJs for 3DJoy??
“He simply remarked he believed that was an opener to what Jack will do with Logan.”
Whatever Jack does will be appropriate for traitors who have served in high positions in this country.
Thanks for the good wishes...it was a good night and dreams were X-rated excellent! LOL
No problem...dreams and imagination took care of it all! LOL
They say I should pray for my enemies.
I pray they all go to Hell!
I always like the line from “Red Dawn”:
‘Boy, all that hate’s gonna burn you up.’
Slight smirk, “It keeps me warm.”
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