The longest day of Jack Bauer's life came to a screeching close in this adrenaline-fueled finale. The season itself was and still is viewed as a pure popcorn success (even better when gobbled up as a boxset) and this final episode is a culmination of everything that is great about it.
There's gun fights, double crosses, fake deaths and, in a brutal twist, one demise that is achingly real. The best episode of the show without hesitation.
The dastardly Drazen brothers await the arrival of a grief-stricken Jack, still under the impression they sent his daughter to a watery grave, only to be blindsided by way of a van battering ram. Bauer at his bullish best.
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