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Published:May 26th, 2006 12:17 EST
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SOP reporter: '24' TV show--expect the unexpected

By Garrett Godwin

Since 2001, 24 has been shocking, thrilling, and entertaining us with five years of incredible storylines, along with complex, flawed yet memorable characters-- good or evil -- that we come to love and/or hate.  But there is no greater character on 24 than CounterTerrorism Unit agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

Brooding, strong, silent, and heroic, he has always been able to do whatever it takes to keep America-- including us -- safe from the hands of terrorists, even if it meant crossing the line.  But underneath the soldier lies within a man filled with angst, sorrow, grief, and pain searching for solace, peace, and a life outside the war against terrorism.

From the first hour to the last, season five definitelty changed everything.  Fan favorites such as beloved ex-President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) were killed off.  FOX was right about one thing: the first ten minutes of Day 5 DID changed everything, which makes it even more compelling and interesting to watch 24 all the way to the end.  But there was nothing more interesting than having President Charles Logan as the "Big Bad", which none of us saw that coming. 

The last hour continues to keeps us in suspense, with twists from every corner.  Just as the last few moments when everything turned out okay-- including Jack and Audrey (Kim Raver) finally being together -- we should all know by now that nothing ever has a happy ending on 24

I guess we have to wait in January to see what Jack`s fate will be after being capture, beaten, and torture by the Chinese. 

When it comes to 24, we may never expect the unexpected.