The debut of 24: Legacy brings up a (semi)philosophical question. Is the real-time format or Jack Bauer the star of the show?
Four episodes into the “worst day” of Eric Carter’s life and the answer still isn’t clear.
It’s easy to forgive certain things Jack Bauer did or to accept them as simply part of the power of Baur because we’ve spent ten days together. Seeing Carter act with a similar reckless abandon to what Jack used in order to get the job done and damn the consequences doesn’t necessarily feel earned yet. In the first four hours, Carter has used a large concrete pipe as a shield to take on terrorists, got himself arrested in order to steal $2 million in cash from a police squad and, as hour four ends, is breaking out of CTU in order to try and get a list of potential terrorist cells back. Continue reading