24:’ Episode 19, 2-3 a.m.

After Tony aided and abetted in Larry’s death last week, internet folks buzzed with conversation about whether or not Larry deserved a silent, pre-commercial clock tick. Short answer: No. Now, let me elaborate: Heeeellllll no. Just because Larry was “technically” one of the good guys, doesn’t mean he deserves special treatment. In fact, it’s my opinion that Larry really did more harm than good, giving Jack the runaround, using way more cliches than should be permissible in any kind of cop drama, and providing dead-weight sexual tension in his relationship with Renee. Goodbye Larry, we hardly knew ye.

On to bigger and better things. Last night, secret agents gassed Hodges’ lawyer, snuck into the White House and offered the crazy-eyed patriot the red pill, Matrix style. After helping Galvez escape with the bio-weapon, Tony shoots himself in the side and proceeds with a weak story about an ambush and how it all happened so quickly and he’s pretty sure Larry saved his life. I expected more from the former CTU agent-gone-bad-gone-good-gone-bad-again. Jack, as doped up on bio-fumes as he is, smells a rat immediately when he notices inconsistencies in the bullet casings. Meanwhile, Tony skulks around the FBI’s observation camp making not-so-subtle phone calls to Galvez. He feeds him intel and instructs the recruit to rig an abandoned building with C4, lure the FBI in and then blow the thing. But I’m getting ahead of myself...