Wow. I take back everything I said about 24 last week. This was one of the strongest episodes yet, and has me once again anxious to see what happens next week. I'm still having a little trouble buying some of it, as they seem to be stretching out the drama a bit, but they've put all the principals into really scary danger and given us a little karmic payback for the hell that some of the heroes went through last episode. Although the good guys still took a beating this episode, with one fatality and one near-fatality that could still end with one of them dead.