WARNING: Major 24 season 7 plot spoilers follow.
You were right. At least, you were right if you were one of the more conspiratorially-minded 24 fans who noticed, back in season 5, that your beloved Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) didn’t get the silent-clock tribute after Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller) jabbed him with a supposedly lethal syringe. Sure enough, 24’s producers revealed Wednesday that we should expect to see Tony pop up in the coming season. Other big spoilers: Day 7 will take place in Washington, D.C., with Jack Bauer on trial. Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub, pictured) and Bill Buchanan (James Morrison) will be around, no doubt in support of Jack, but otherwise, Kiefer Sutherland will be surrounded by a largely new cast, including (as previously announced) a fed played by Janeane Garofalo and a president played by Cherry Jones.
Bringing folks back from the dead smacks of desperation to me, though 24’s writers do tend to make their characters hard to kill. Besides, after the dismal day 6, the show needs to do whatever it can to mix things up and win back alienated fans. Still, does this news make you more or less eager to tune in to 24 when it returns in January?