We are sitting here a few days removed now from the end of “24: Live Another Day,” but we find ourselves in around the same exact sort of emotional position that we were right when the show ended: Namely, we want to get as much “24” as humanly possible, and we have a very hard time at the moment accepting the possibility that Jack Bauer getting on the helicopter is the last thing that we are going to see on the show.
What is interesting is that, based on what we’re hearing now, there was at one point a much more definitive ending, possibly even beyond just those rumors of Jack Bauer dying (which was at least discussed by the writers), than something that could lead into a possible season 10. Mary Lynn Rajskub and Yvonne Strahovski appeared on “Extra” this week, and while this was conducted prior to the finale airing, it is still interesting and of note for them to discuss how there were a variety of different endings to the show, including some that would have made it clear that this was for sure the end of the run.
Now, we are feeling pretty confident that there may still be a little bit of life left in this franchise, after all. As we’ve said a number of times, Fox will probably be good to keep “24” around so long as the ratings are not terrible, and there is at least some sort of demand out there for it. For the time being, that definitely exists. Also, we want to continue to see both Kate Morgan and Chloe O’Brian as a part of it.
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