>She seems to have issues similar to what Jack had back
>in seasons 2/3. She does not seem to care
>if she lives or dies. I think Jack senses
>this in her.
Yes, this is where the potential in this storytline is. Remember Episode 1 of Season 2, when George Mason has to call Jack out of retirement (like Hastings did with Renee) ... and he beheaded the federal prisoner who was giving them information on the terrorist cell and used the severed head to gain admittance to the cell? At the time, Jack was supposed to be nihilistic after the death of Teri and Nina's betrayal, and he was estranged from everyone, even Kim (who ended up as cougar bait).
So he's been where Renee is. For this to be interesting, he needs to show Renee how to get from there to where he is supposed to be now. I have my fingers crossed.
>How many years have passed in Jack's world? Only 8
>have passed in our world, but it seems like 1-1/2
>to 3 years is common and that would mean at
>least 12 -18 years have passed for Jack. There have
>been what, 4 Presidents?
Season 1: D. Palmer running for office. Let's call it year x.
Season 2: D. Palmer in office.
Season 3: D. Palmer withdraws from re-election campaign. Year x+4
Season 4: New President dies in office and is succeeded by Logan.
Season 5: Logan arrested at end and succeeded by VP.
Season 6: W. Palmer newly elected to succeed Logan's VP. Dies in office just weeks after election and is succeeded by Daniels. Year x+9.
Season 7: Taylor is newly elected to replace Daniels. Year x+13.
Season 8: Taylor still appears to be in her first term, but Kim's former baby Teri appears to be 3, so let's say that two years have elapsed. That makes it year x+15.
Which fits, since Kim was supposed to be about 16 in season 1 and now appears to be about 31. But even if Jack was just 18 when Kim was born, he would have been about 35 in season 1 and would be about 50 now.
In real life, Kiefer Sutherland is only 43. But he looks like those have been some hard years.