24 Legacy Tony Almeida

24: Legacy Recap: What Brought Tony Into the Fold? And for Good, or Bad?

Nod to poor Edgar excepted, Fox’s 24: Legacy delivered its first blast from the past this Monday night, in the form of the infamous Tony Almeida (played by Carlos Bernard). How did the disgraced CTU vet fit into the mix, and can he be trusted?

It turns out that Tony has a past — post-Michelle romance included — with Rebecca, who has enlisted him to conduct “enhanced interrogation” on Henry Donovan (who even in the wake of my GWB getting blasted is still playing the I Didn’t Consort With No Terrorists card). CTU thus sets Henry free, so that Tony’s team can intercept his detail, bag him and whisk him to their black site. Once there, Tony’s henchwoman Sidra (hey, it’s Moran Atias channeling Lara Croft!) runs a physical on Henry before the “enhanced” fun begins.

CTU does its best to keep John occupied whilst Henry is being released, but when he gets wind from the sketchy family friend that Dad has gone MIA — and just as Rebecca enters radio silence — the senator promptly surmises what is what. Once in touch with Rebecca, he demands that his father go untouched until he arrives on the scene to talk this out with the missus.

Is Tony indeed there to help CTU? Or is the ex-criminal operating on a secret agenda, as suggested by furtive glances between him and an already-jealous Sidra?

As for Carter, he has been tasked with getting the sleeper cell flash drive fixed, now that Jadallah has taken both his wife and brother captive. Carter jumps Andy in the parking garage, then quickly makes his case: Andy will pretend to repair the files while instead slipping in a virus that wipes the drive clean. The cost they likely will pay for this subterfuge: both of their lives. As such, Andy conspicuously pours his heart some to Thomas, before none-too-deftly packing his go bag and slipping away. Thomas later sneaks up on Carter and Andy and orders them to abort, but the former gains the upper hand, cuffs Thomas to a pipe and then drives off with Andy to the meet-up. But hey, at least Thomas copped to having should done better by his ex (?).

Face-to-face with Jadallah in a junkyard lot, Carter holds valuable computer wonk Andy at gunpoint, demanding that his wife and brother be released first. Once they are, Nicole comes to realize that her hubby is on a suicide mission. Isaac drives Nicole away while Carter and Andy surrender themselves to Jadallah’s men, while the terrorist leader quietly orders Isaac and Nicole to be caught up to — and killed.

What did you think of 24: Legacy‘s 6 o’clock hour and Tony’s return?

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  1. Kevin Tran says:

    How come Dan Bucatinsky’s character on 24: Legacy is being so gay like he was on Scandal?

  2. Kevin Tran says:

    What a great hour of television 24 fans will never forget and Tony Almeida’s return was outstanding whether he’s good, bad or both.

  3. susan says:

    Enjoy the show. Have awful problem hearing conversations due to low mumbled whispers and loud background music. No, I do not have hearing issues. During the scene when Isaac and Nicole were tied to the stairs, impossible to hear or understand and had to keep turning up the volume. It still wasn’t perfect. Glad Tony has been re-introduced. Keeps things interesting!

    • George says:

      I have some hearing issues lately and I gotta say I picked up on every conversation. I dunno might be something on your end. Maybe check your speakers or other equipment.

    • Dave says:

      Closed captions.

      • Doug Henning says:

        I have good hearing but use closed captions because of the problem often of mumbled lines and loud music.. of course we do want that 24 Sean Callery music but it is loud sometimes coming out of the Surround Sound… Been used to CC esp with so many shows I like in foreign countries where amazingly not everybody speaks English.. It’s not Hogans Heroes after all..

  4. Zoe says:

    The Fox station here in Tampa Fox 13, had no sound at all for 20 mins. Ruined the show tonight. They had issues with the sound and a weather warning .

  5. jummy says:

    oooooo mmmmm gggg is that tony.he looks like a real terrorist