We Review the Latest Episode of 24: Legacy SN01 EP02 – ‘1:00 PM – 2:00 PM’
Check out our review of episode 1 here.
24: Legacy made a good start, but there were issues with the stereotypical terrorist and potentially promoting Islamophobia, and it also struggled to set itself apart from its predecessor and other shows. However, it was too soon to make a judgement, as 24 is known for its twists. The first episode showed that it has potential, but we will have to wait and see.
Episode 2 doesn’t show any signs of the show slowing down, as Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) is forced to break into a police evidence lock-up to steal 2 million. Ben (Charlie Hofheimer) wants the money and in exchange, he will give them the flash drive containing the name of sleeper cells, but if he doesn’t get the money in time, he will sell it to Khalid’s men. Eric’s plan to steal the money from the evidence lock-up at a police station seems extremely risky, but I guess it’s something Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) would do too.
Back at CTU, Rebecca (Miranda Otto) and Andy (Dan Bucatinsky) do their best to help Carter by looping the police station CCTV. Rebecca tries to get through to Mullins (Teddy Sears), who is currently tied up in an interrogation room after being tased last episode. She needs Mullins override codes so she can look into who leaked the Army Rangers identities and locations to Khalid’s men. They find they used Rebecca’s access codes. They trace the computer they accessed it from and it belongs to her husband’s campaign manager, Nilaa (Shelia Vand), but before they can do anything Mullins and the head of CTU field ops burst in. This leads to the looped feed at the evidence lock up to fail, meaning Eric is exposed.
This was a decent episode, I like how it’s very quick paced! However, this could be its downfall as I’m finding it hard to connect with/care for these characters.
The story at the school isn’t interesting me at the moment, it feels so disjointed from the rest of the story, but I’m sure it will connect soon.
One of the highlights of the episode was the focus on Senator Donavon, Jimmy Smits performance was enjoyable, and it seems that we all may be wrong about Donavon. The first impressions of him in episode 1 made him seem questionable, but after showing loyalty to Nilaa and giving her the benefit of the doubt (although this could have been a big mistake), he could be a useful and powerful ally for Carter.
I feel the show is still struggling to set itself apart, so far it seems a little cliché. I’m still waiting for something special, so far it seems ordinary, there is nothing unique or spectacular. Although I think it is still too early to make a final judgement for this show, I don’t think anyone should write it off just yet.
Check out the tease for the next episode below:
- very quick paced
- Jimmy Smits performance was enjoyable
- finding it hard to connect with/care for these characters
- the show is still struggling to set itself apart, so far it seems a little cliché