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Mary Lynn Rajskub
Feeling conflicted about the return of Jack Bauer tonight in '24'
Feeling conflicted about the return of Jack Bauer tonight in '24'

Here are my two conflicting thoughts on tonight’s "24: Live Another Day." First, I cannot remember the last sequel to a major series that did as smart as job as this one in picking up old threads of theme and character and adapting them for today. That said, I started the screener with almost no interest in finding out what Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) was up to after four years off the grid, and I ended up caring less after I knew. I don't know if that's a function of Bauer, a character who once spoke so profoundly to a nation beset by post- 9/11 jitters, not having the same relevance today – or viewers like me having moved on and come to understand...

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