After last week's intriguing build-up -- wasn't it wonderful to see
agent Aaron Pierce again? Will he eventually tell us what happened to his sweetheart Martha Logan since stabbing her husband the former president -- you knew this week's 24 was going to be a big one.
And it was, but not in its usual way. I think the "24" that kept your heart racing has morphed into more of a character study. There's action, but not just for the sake of action like before. To me, it feels like the writers are moving toward the end of the show's run.
But before we get to the Jack/Renee Walker/torture issue, some other interesting threads: