24 Legacy Recap Henry Leak

24: Legacy Recap: Wait, So [Spoiler] Sent the Rangers to Their Death??

This week on Fox’s 24: Legacy, Carter literally banged down walls in order to get his hands on the flash drive, while viewers learned exactly who was behind the leak that put the Army Rangers in harm’s way.

Cornered by a wall of blue in the cop shop’s evidence locker, Carter did what I thought he was going to do in the first place — use the explosive charges to blast a hole into the wall, but here as a means to escape (after confirming with Officer Not Brian Dietzen that there was safe egress on the other side). Even so, Carter bumped up against cops and SWAT soon enough, only to see the small army be ordered to stand down, since CTU had confirmed his story and need to dash with the cash.

CTU’s involvement came after Mullins confirmed Ingram’s story best he could, having grilled Andy some. Mullins then arranged for Agent Locke’s team to accompany Carter to the train station rendezvous, provided they don’t spook super-paranoid Ben Grimes. Little does anyone know, Bin-Khalid’s son Jadalla is now also on Grimes’ tail, having realized that the addled Army Ranger is toting around one of the baddies’ burner phones. As such, just when Carter meets up with Grimes and rides a few metro stops to the place where the drive is stashed, the hand-off is waylaid by the arrival of gun-toting hostiles. A shoot-out ensues at the metro station, with both Locke and Grimes getting winged. Carter gives chase to Jadalla and his men, who had grabbed the flash drive from wounded Grimes, but loses them in a train tunnel. Once everyone surfaces topside, the baddies slip off in a van as Carter gets smacked (though not George Bailey’d) by a passing car.

Elsewhere in Hour 3:

* Confronted about24-legacy-henry-gerald-mcraney using Ingram’s CTU passcode to access the Rangers’ WITSEC identities, Donovan’s chief of staff, Nilaa, claims she was out for her morning, after-prayer run at that time, and thus couldn’t have done it. When Ingram looks into Nilaa’s alibi, she finds no street cam footage of her run — only a pic from an ATM showing her about to enter the campaign office just prior to when the files were accessed. Nilaa insists the video is not to be believed. Unbeknownst to Ingram and CTU, it indeed isn’t, because….

* … it turns out that Senator Donovan’s father, Henry, was the one who accessed and leaked the Army Rangers intel that led to their murders. Family friend Luis then arranged to fake the “damning” Nilaa video, by getting it fed to CTU with a fudged time stamp. “CTU won’t trace the leak to you,” Luis assures Henry, explaining, “It was our only play,” unless Henry was willing to see his son’s presidential campaign, everything they had worked for, get “burned down to the ground.”

* At the (ugh) high school, while Mr. Harris and Amira scrambled to fend off a student who was arriving for a tutoring session, Drew and his bludgeoned bean slipped away, crawled out a window and made a stagger for the nearby soccer field — where he collapsed, just as his assailants caught up to him. Unconscious Drew was spotted by a student, though, so “girlfriend” Amira tagged along in the ambulance, whispering to Mr. Harris that she would “finish” Drew before he could tattle to anyone.

* Nicole realized that Isaac’s girlfriend Aisha had surreptitiously phoned rival gang leader Royo before everyone left for the deal. When Nicole shared her concern with Carter, he arranged for CTU to find (!) and forward along (!!) a recording of that cell phone call. Nicole thus heard Aisha greenlighting Isaac’s death, but couldn’t do anything with the intel since henchman Jerome took her phone from her.

* Prior to leaving for the Grimes op, Locke apologized to Andy for how things ended. “Things didn’t just end. You ended them,” Andy retorted. Andy later explained to Mariana that Locke had “broken things off” between them.

What did you think of this week’s twists? Is Henry (lovable Dr. K!) truly guilty of something so despicable, or will we find out he was “forced” to do it or did it for “the right reasons”?

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  1. Mike says:

    I’m actually really enjoying Legacy so far. It’s not groundbreaking by any means nor does it reach the highs that its predecessor did but it’s not terrible either (aside from that godawful Amira storyline). Corey Hawkins does a fine job as the lead, Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits are great as always and Teddy Sears isn’t as bad as most of the previous CTU/CIA/FBI bosses.

  2. James D says:

    I really like the cast, especially Corey, the problem is this is the same exact story as every other 24 season, complete with moles and white rich guys being involved somehow with a terrorist cell. they could of done a lot better in that regard, otherwise I’m enjoying it a lot more than I thought i would.

  3. justsomeguy says:

    24: Legacy is good fun. The show isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel, and I don’t know why some people thought they would, or why they want them to. This is what 24 is. Moles, lies, betrayal, extreme situations. Everything is put inside of a pressure cooker, and it’s a like a rocket shooting off into space. This is what it is, and it does a great job at being true to itself. Enjoy the ride folks. I hope it lasts for a while!

  4. Kevin says:

    24: Legacy is becoming like a theme park ride the same thing it did with the original and it’s perfect for binge watching. The teacher/student storyline is the absolute worst and Aisha is the one character I hate the most but hopefully there’s going to be a cat fight between her and Nicole. Also I’ll be shocked if Henry Donovan is the man who masterminded the leak to killed off the Army Rangers and my favorite moment from the episode – the action sequence in the subway station. One final note: poor Drew I mean he’s falling and he can’t get up.

    • mrmcgee says:

      Now see why you have to predict that the two women will end up in a catfight? Tsk tsk, lol. I really dislike Aisha for all of the cliches she’s packing, but I’m hoping for some sort of twist on the whole thing.

  5. Jackson says:

    Miranda Otto’s character should have been the traitor. One, it would have been a great twist and two, I really would like to see her get killed.

  6. mrmcgee says:

    I know the high school plot is lame, but can we please get more bumbling terrorist adventures of Amira and Mr. Harris? I want every episode to have them messing something up until the last hour when they have their “compound” or whatever and they spoil it in the floor (like Kevin and his chili on The Office)

    Still pretty standard stuff. I do like Carter enough and glad we got everyone on the same page early on.

    Bailey Chase has aged…but still looks good.

    I always get distracted when they try to portray the DC metro. They had a Metro map right on the train but that was about it. If this were real life they’d spend one full hour on the train because of single tracking. #metrojokes

  7. Warn says:

    I know the show is basically the same as the original, but I just don’t care about any of the characters, not even Carter. He just doesn’t have the looks or the acting skills to follow in Kiefer’s footsteps. Also: why do I feel like I should be rooting for the terrorist girl and teacher?