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!