So we're 6 episodes in already, and I've gotta say, this season is slow and lackluster. It's taking a long time on setup, and it doesn't seem like there is going to be much of a payoff. The only real storyline is the acquiring of nukes. But what happened to Hassan's brother that escaped? They didn't even show him in last night's episode. The Jack/Renee plot is the main storyline and it's moving quite slow. Finally Jack's getting thrown in the mix next week and it looks like there will be some action.
All of the side plots have been completely boring, linear, and/or predictable. The guy that took his sick brother to a doctor to have the radiation poisoning treated and his father found out, the Jenny/Dana getting extorted by her old boyfriend while nobody in CTU does anything about her acting weird and breaching security, and the breakdown of the peace process and typical White House BS storyline. All useless distractions, and all those sideplots are so weak that I don't even want them to intersect the main storyline, though I am sure they will. They also introduce giant plotholes. How hard would it be for Dana to tell people at CTU what's going on and get her ex-boyfriend busted? It would be easier/less damaging than helping him steal money, even if her stupid secret is exposed. The father killing his son with the radiation poisoning was totally unneccessary, and would he really not realize that his other son probably wants to kill him now? He acts like it will make his son loyal to him. And the White House. Ugh!
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