Welcome to another year of the 24 Torture Count. This year Jack Bauer find himself battling terrorists in New York City. So, things have started off really slowly this year. President Taylor is working with the the President Omar Hassan of an The Islamic Republic of Kamistan to come to a nuclear disarmament treaty. Jack, has left the government (again) and is planning on moving back to LA with Kim and her family. Chloe is working at the new CTU but is having a hard time getting up to speed with the new systems and protocols. Basically, this season has started off in the most boring has hell
As I wrote in the intro post, in edition to monitoring torture I will be exploring the ideology drive behind the depiction torture.
Official Torture: Terrorist Torture: Attempt 0 / success 0 / accurate 0
Terrorist Torture: Attempt 1 / success 1 / accurate 1
Improvised Torture Attempt 0 / success 0 / accurate 0
In the first two episodes had a single depiction of torture. At the end of episode two Davros, an assassin attempting to kill President Hassan, poses as a police officer to gain access to his target. He goes to a fellow officers home to switch shifts. The police officer says that he has family obligations and cannot switch. Davros threats to kill the officer and his wife. He has the officer tie up the wife, but the officer refuses to go further, Davros shoots the wife in the leg. Finally the officer complies.
The only other thing I am currently monitoring is an ongoing CTU interrogation of a journalist named Meredith Reed. It is unclear how or if she is involved in the plot to kill Hassan.