7 thoughts on “Palin, Nukes, 24

  1. dinovelvet on said:

    K, that was hilarious! Interestingly, that footage from season 4 reminds me that one of the plotlines featured the president being killed/incapacitated (can’t remember if he died or not, don’t think we ever saw him again anyway), and his inept, inexperienced VP, Charles Logan, took over.

  2. Wow. That was brilliantly hilarious. It’s especially apt if you’re versed in the characters. Tony Almeida’s incredulous looks were particularly priceless. Great editing!
    I didn’t even know about this flute thing.

  3. It’s a shame they couldn’t work around season 5, which actually had rogue Russians as the villains.
    To answer the first question, at the end of act two of season 4, Air Force One was shot down by a missle. The president was never pronounced dead, but we never heard about him again.
    Fun fact – every single president from David Palmer until the current VP turned president Powers Boothe has either died or been rendered comatose or what not as a result of violence. David Palmer was shot and killed, his successor was blown out of the sky on Air Force One, Charles Logan was (fatally?) stabbed by his wife, and Palmer’s younger brother was critically injured in an attempted bomb plot. Apparently being president is more dangerous than being that other agent who, back in the day, went into a building with Jack, Tony, and Curtis.
    My favorite moment in the clip was Mike Novak’s look of bemused horror. I love how they just tossed him back into the show during season 4, with no explanation regarding his working for the opposing political party or his borderline treasonous actions (which resulted in the apparent death of a presidential staff member) during season 2. Still Novak and the agent Aaron Pierce were the rocks that helped keep the show grounded. They were written out after season 5, and the show has yet to recover (that’s not the only problem with season 6, but it’s a big one).

  4. It’s a shame they couldn’t work around season 5, which actually had rogue Russians as the villains.

    To answer the first question, at the end of act two of season 4, Air Force One was shot down by a missle. The president was never pronounced dead, but we never heard about him again.

    Fun fact – every single president from David Palmer until the current VP turned president Powers Boothe has either died or been rendered comatose or what not as a result of violence. David Palmer was shot and killed, his successor was blown out of the sky on Air Force One, Charles Logan was (fatally?) stabbed by his wife, and Palmer’s younger brother was critically injured in an attempted bomb plot. Apparently being president is more dangerous than being that other agent who, back in the day, went into a building with Jack, Tony, and Curtis.

    My favorite moment in the clip was Mike Novak’s look of bemused horror. I love how they just tossed him back into the show during season 4, with no explanation regarding his working for the opposing political party or his borderline treasonous actions (which resulted in the apparent death of a presidential staff member) during season 2. Still Novak and the agent Aaron Pierce were the rocks that helped keep the show grounded. They were written out after season 5, and the show has yet to recover (that’s not the only problem with season 6, but it’s a big one).

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