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Jack Bauer stares down an unhappy ending on "24"
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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


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KEYWORDS: 24; ending; jackbauer; unhappy
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1 posted on 05/07/2010 5:26:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: GRRRRR

PING!


2 posted on 05/07/2010 5:28:44 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bauer will face charges from Murtha and Obama???


3 posted on 05/07/2010 5:28:58 PM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

...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.


4 posted on 05/07/2010 5:30:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: gwilhelm56

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.


5 posted on 05/07/2010 5:32:22 PM PDT by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: Sub-Driver

A communist-Muslim president will be elected and prosecute him for war crimes. Naah. Too far fetched.


6 posted on 05/07/2010 5:32:57 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: OneWingedShark

They determine he’s affiliated with some bunch of Tea Bagger anarchists who want to overthrow the government (sic)....


7 posted on 05/07/2010 5:34:23 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

8 posted on 05/07/2010 5:40:28 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Sub-Driver

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.


9 posted on 05/07/2010 5:45:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Is anyone troubled that Jack Bauer carries a purse?

Granted, he can get more SIGs in that thing.


10 posted on 05/07/2010 5:50:18 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2012, the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: SnakeDoctor

24 ping


11 posted on 05/07/2010 5:56:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: depressed in 06

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. ;^)


12 posted on 05/07/2010 6:00:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I told my husband this week that they would likely kill him off. I can't believe that a movie of 24 could be made without Keifer as Bauer though.
13 posted on 05/07/2010 6:00:51 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

The word is out...Jack Bauer undergoes gender reassignment surgery.


14 posted on 05/07/2010 6:15:31 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Sub-Driver

This “movie” talk is all nonsense. There will be no movie. Bauer will die in the final episode.


15 posted on 05/07/2010 6:16:28 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Sub-Driver
Jack Bauer will be sitting down to enjoy a meal in his favorite Italian restaurant when the scene will fade to black...

Pretty original huh?

16 posted on 05/07/2010 6:19:19 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America.....)
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To: TigersEye

leave room for me!

17 posted on 05/07/2010 6:19:21 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: Sub-Driver
WOW! What a way to kill a show and the memory of it, not to mention the loyal fans who have kept it a top-rated show all these years.

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!

18 posted on 05/07/2010 6:22:28 PM PDT by jeffc (One Big A$$ Mistake America)
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To: freekitty
We stopped watching when they started their Global Warming crap, Janine (sp?) G came into the cast, to name a few reasons. AND...the show was canceled...too bad they couldn't just stick with what was working and shut the heck up about politics!

HUMAN TARGET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 posted on 05/07/2010 6:22:49 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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20 posted on 05/07/2010 6:26:12 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: depressed in 06

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)


21 posted on 05/07/2010 6:26:17 PM PDT by EDINVA (Ihttp://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2503873%2C89#help)
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To: Sub-Driver

I bet he kills Chloe


22 posted on 05/07/2010 6:27:49 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Sub-Driver

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

http://www.fox.com/24/


23 posted on 05/07/2010 6:28:20 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: NordP

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.


24 posted on 05/07/2010 6:30:15 PM PDT by rottndog (WOOF!!! Be prepared for what's coming AFTER America.....)
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To: maine-iac7

“You can give me what I want right now or we can do this the “hard” way.” - Jack Bauer - ordering breakfast


25 posted on 05/07/2010 6:30:43 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: advance_copy
As it's set up right now he's heading for a Constitutional/rule of law disagreement with the President.

What will he do? What will Jack do?

26 posted on 05/07/2010 6:34:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Jack Bauer only watches the alternate ending.


27 posted on 05/07/2010 6:36:34 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Sub-Driver
Hopefully it won't end the same way Sledge Hammer! did.
28 posted on 05/07/2010 6:44:50 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Sub-Driver

A fitting ending would be for Jack to put a slug right between the POS ex-president Cha­r­les­ Lo­­ga­n eyes


29 posted on 05/07/2010 6:47:55 PM PDT by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: freekitty

NOTHING can beat the final episode of “St. Elsewhere.”


30 posted on 05/07/2010 6:49:07 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Sub-Driver

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...


31 posted on 05/07/2010 6:59:25 PM PDT by Paradox (`)
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To: montag813

“The word is out...Jack Bauer undergoes gender reassignment surgery.”

Jackie Bauer.


32 posted on 05/07/2010 7:02:16 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Don't think of work as 5 days on, 2 days off. Instead think 4 nights on, 3 off.)
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To: Sub-Driver
an unhappy ending will greet Jack Bauer

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......

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Janeane Garofalo

33 posted on 05/07/2010 7:05:12 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: NordP

I agree.


34 posted on 05/07/2010 7:11:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: depressed in 06

It’s a swiss army messengers bag.


35 posted on 05/07/2010 7:13:16 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Montani Semper Liberi)
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To: rottndog

Well said!


36 posted on 05/07/2010 7:34:29 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: advance_copy

HE WOULDN’T DARE!!!!!!!!


37 posted on 05/07/2010 7:35:21 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: death2tyrants

MY EYES....MY EYES!


38 posted on 05/07/2010 7:36:12 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"(It) leaves him in a compromised place morally, ethically and emotionally,"

They reveal that he voted for Obama.

39 posted on 05/07/2010 7:40:23 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Man proposes, but God disposes.)
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To: depressed in 06

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.

SnakeDo


40 posted on 05/07/2010 8:14:44 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: advance_copy

My guess is that he kills Logan. Assassinating an ex-President, no matter how much of a jackass he is, is a big deal.

SnakeDoc


41 posted on 05/07/2010 8:16:15 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: NordP
We stopped watching when they started their Global Warming crap, Janine (sp?) G came into the cast

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?

42 posted on 05/07/2010 8:31:48 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: freekitty
Jack has been through enough and deserves a happy ending.

Jack doesn't deserve a happy ending anymore. He killed in cold blood on Monday night (our time). He deserves to rot in jail.

43 posted on 05/07/2010 8:35:14 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
For some reason I thought it was the first time he truly crossed the line too.
That was soundly put to rest in a post on this thread.
44 posted on 05/07/2010 8:43:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: SnakeDoctor
My guess is that he kills Logan. Assassinating an ex-President, no matter how much of a jackass he is, is a big deal.

Guessing Jack takes out both Logan and Taylor, and the UN building topples into the East River.

45 posted on 05/07/2010 8:43:45 PM PDT by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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46 posted on 05/07/2010 8:47:21 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
Didn't they know that the Ugly One is one of our most hated liberals?

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.

47 posted on 05/07/2010 9:36:17 PM PDT by NordP (COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: pabianice

Was a big fan, but forgot how it ended....care to remind me.......please........


48 posted on 05/07/2010 10:50:39 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


49 posted on 05/07/2010 11:52:20 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (March 2010: Congress shoved Obamacare down our throats. November 2010: We will shove it back!)
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To: rottndog

“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.


50 posted on 05/08/2010 5:44:37 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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