Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Tate Donovan, Mary Lynn Rajskub, William Devane, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Giles Matthey, Michael Wincott, Benjamin Bratt, Kim Raver
Writers: Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Robert Cochran
Director: Milan Cheylov
Network: Fox, airs Monday nights @ 9 p.m.
Original Telecast: June 30, 2014

Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) try to help Stolnavich (Stanley Townsend) in 24:LIVE ANOTHER DAY | © 2014 Chris Raphael/FOX

Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) try to help Stolnavich (Stanley Townsend) in 24:LIVE ANOTHER DAY | © 2014 Chris Raphael/FOX

Not surprisingly, things are looking pretty bleak on 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY.

But should we really be surprised? It’s 24 for God’s sake. Everything is always bleak and toward the end it really ramps up the bleakness.

So not only does Cheng Zhi (Tzi Ma) have the override device but he also now is control of the fate of Audrey (Kim Raver), yet again. Obviously, Cheng has contacts in the Chinese embassy and followed Audrey’s friend to the meet-up and not only killed the contact but now has a gun pointed on her.

Add to this the fact that most of “9:00PM to 10:00PM” was a race to get to Anatol Stolnavich (Stanley Townsend), the crafty Russian that has orchestrated this whole China-U.S. on the brink of war thing, in order to find Cheng. And it was a good plan to begin with.

Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) after fighting off a horde of Russian bad guys with some help from the CIA. Turn the tables on Mark Boudreau (Tate Donovan) and calling him out on setting up Jack. They get him to contact Stolnavich with the idea that Boudreau was found out and he is seeking asylum. That works until Stolnavich figures out what’s up and they end up in a donnybrook that ends up with Stolnavich with a huge piece of glass in his jugular.

Yeah, not looking good at all at this point for the CIA, Jack and the fate of the world as China rallies its forces in order to attack military targets in Southeast Asia.

Now the thing here is whether or not the series will end with a cliffhanger or if we will be left with a definite finale with all the loose ends tied up. My guess is that if they want to continue the franchise in some ways, they will end in somewhat of a cliffhanger. I hope this is the case because given what has happened in 24: LAD it shows that not only does this series have a lot left in it to give, but that television (or films) need something like this on the air because it is that much different from anything else going on. Sure there are other counter-intelligence shows on the air but nothing with the brutality or the balls to do what this show does. And that needs to go on in whatever capacity they can do.

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