LAST EDITED ON 03-06-06 AT 10:58 AM (EST)
Special double-episode tonight -- and the Boston Herald has been kind enough to spoil some of the plot twists.
From the Boston Herald:
The two hours end with a close-up of everyone’s favorite tech girl, a teary Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub).
When last week’s hour closed, Jack was on the trail of a former associate (Peter Weller) implicated in selling nerve gas to terrorists. What Jack does to force his one-time colleague to talk is shocking and revolting.
First Lady Martha Logan (Jean Smart, the sexiest woman on TV) ... is drafted into duty, however, after the vice president (Ray Wise, “Twin Peaks”) persuades the president to usurp the law and declare martial law in Los Angeles.
Bauer has a frostly reunion with his daughter Kim (Elisha Cuthbert), who is stunned to realize her father faked his death.
Tony (Carlos Delgado) awakens from that first-episode car bombing demanding to see his wife, who perished in the blast.
Those terrorists ... keep everyone busy by staging an attack on a hospital and then an assault on CTU, helped by the stolen key card from a certain ex-hobbit (Sean Astin, doing a wonderful job of playing an utterly useless bureaucrat). Everyone is in jeopardy, and it looks like another hero falls in the line of fire.
So who's the casualty at CTU? Probably not Kim, since the person is referred to as a "hero" -- a word that would never be used in connection with Our Lady of Peril -- and I'm not sure that Chloe would be teary-eyed about Kim's death anyway.