Skip to comments.Jack Bauer stares down an unhappy ending on "24"
Posted on 05/07/2010 5:26:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Jack Bauer stares down an unhappy ending on "24" 6:49pm EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For fans of hit TV show "24," this will come as no great shock: the show's creator on Friday promised that when the action program finishes its run this month, an unhappy ending will greet Jack Bauer.
U.S. government agent Bauer, played by Kiefer Sutherland, has saved the world time-and-again and been thanked for his efforts with any number of personal tragedies, including the death of loved ones. So it seemed natural that in the final seconds of his final show, he should face hardship -- again.
"(It) leaves him in a compromised place morally, ethically and emotionally," said executive producer Howard Gordon. "This show is a tragedy, and to give Jack a happy ending didn't feel authentic."
But Gordon remained mum on the specifics of how Bauer meets his unhappy fate. Still, beyond the end one thing is certain, there will be more of Jack Bauer to come -- in movie theaters.
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Bauer will face charges from Murtha and Obama???
...so he’s going to be accused of domestic violence and have all his gun-rights abridged after a run-in with a one-night stand that got pregnant 20 years ago.. oh, and has to pay the back-payments on the child-support as well?
Yeah, that would suck as an ending.
in a side note just for the record it make’s no sense to headbutt Murtha (other than the pleasure of dishonoring a POS turd) and the other...... well lets just say I would pay a buck to see that.
A communist-Muslim president will be elected and prosecute him for war crimes. Naah. Too far fetched.
They determine he’s affiliated with some bunch of Tea Bagger anarchists who want to overthrow the government (sic)....
I loved the show; but if they can’t do a happy ending; then I will stop watching now. Jack has been through enough and deserves a happy ending.
Is anyone troubled that Jack Bauer carries a purse?
Granted, he can get more SIGs in that thing.
If you want to confront Jack about his feminine side we’ll stand back and let you. Way back. Behind cover. With ear and eye protection. In HazMat suits. ;^)
The word is out...Jack Bauer undergoes gender reassignment surgery.
This “movie” talk is all nonsense. There will be no movie. Bauer will die in the final episode.
Pretty original huh?
leave room for me!
I remember movies made during the 70s. Hardly any of them ended happily. It was such a bummer to suspend your disbelief for two hours, then to leave the theater bummed because it either ended badly, leaving a bad taste in your mouth; or it didn't really end, leaving you to guess at the ending.
Then, during the 80's, they started making movies that had happy endings (again). People would leave the theater feeling good, not like they just wasted two hours.
Since the announcement that this is the last season, fans on the 24 board have been hoping that Jack can finally "get some rest", and not the permanent kind! If it all ends badly for Jack, DVD sales will plummet. Fans will refuse to support their efforts, and 24 will die off. I doubt even the 24 movie will help them.
UNLESS . . . . the ending is a teaser for the movie! Talk about your marketing! UGH. Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
that’s not a purse, silly ! It’s a messenger bag !
(that’s really how they’re sold, as messenger bags, very popular in lieu of backpack)
I bet he kills Chloe
That reminds me!
I had my satellite turned off in Jan 2009...so watch all my shows online free- on MY schedule.
So I save up 3-4 episodes of “24” to watch at once - (half the time ‘cause it doesn’t have the long commercials - and I don’t have to wait a whole week between episodes to see ‘what happens now?”
So I’m gonnamake the popcorn and catch up
Typical ending for almost every show that starts off well, and then makes the fatal mistake of using the show for a platform for left wing politics.
“You can give me what I want right now or we can do this the “hard” way.” - Jack Bauer - ordering breakfast
What will he do? What will Jack do?
A fitting ending would be for Jack to put a slug right between the POS ex-president Charles Logan eyes
NOTHING can beat the final episode of “St. Elsewhere.”
Reminds me of the ending of Miami Vice. Crocket hunts down his arch nemesis, and blows his brains out in cold blood, and then takes off... sweet...
“The word is out...Jack Bauer undergoes gender reassignment surgery.”
The folks at CTU feel sorry for Jack because of all that he's been through. So they set him up with a blind date, who ends up being......
It’s a swiss army messengers bag.
HE WOULDN’T DARE!!!!!!!!
MY EYES....MY EYES!
They reveal that he voted for Obama.
I think you get a pass on the unmanliness of a purse when it is used to carry two HK 9mms, a silencer, extra clips of ammo, and a cache of hand grenades.
My guess is that he kills Logan. Assassinating an ex-President, no matter how much of a jackass he is, is a big deal.
That was a hard season to watch. I muted their stupid "Global Warming crap", and looked away from the screen whenever the Ugly One was on. It made it hard to follow what was going on. After all of our *show loyalty* over the years, they tortured us by forcing Ugly on us. Didn't they know that the Ugly One is one of our most hated liberals?
Jack doesn't deserve a happy ending anymore. He killed in cold blood on Monday night (our time). He deserves to rot in jail.
Guessing Jack takes out both Logan and Taylor, and the UN building topples into the East River.
They don't care! ...Just like with the Liberals in Congress...YOU and I don't matter. It's all about what THEY want to do......until the show doesn't do well (DUH) and it gets canceled. Oh, if THEY could only learn to cater to their buying audience, so MUCH of this would be a lot easier.
Was a big fan, but forgot how it ended....care to remind me.......please........
They already made it clear there would not be a happy ending for Jack when they killed off Renee. I had rather hoped that we would see Jack & Renee retire together at the end of this season and open a deli or something. But now I think they will probably kill him off. Poor old Jack. I’ll miss him on Monday nights!
“Jack Bauer will be sitting down to enjoy a meal in his favorite Italian restaurant ...
Jack Bauer never eats. In 7 years of watching 24, I’ve never seen him eat even an M & M. I don’t think he sleeps either. Doesn’t need water, and thus never sweats. He doesn’t fish, watch TV, paint houses, bake bread, change the batteries in his cellphone or hunt ducks.
And he never runs out of ammo, just like the Lone Ranger who owned a 26 shooter or more.
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