Can 24 survive without Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland)? The jury’s still out on that but 24: Legacy got off to a solid start with its first episode.
The hero this time round is former Army Ranger Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) who is attacked in his home by the men of Bin-Khalid. They were looking for a strongbox that was stolen during a military operation and all signs pointed to Eric’s former army buddy Ben Grimes (Charlie Hofheimer).
After getting his wife Nicole (Anna Diop) to safety with her ex-boyfriend Isaac (Ashley Thomas), who is also Eric’s brother, Eric contacted former CTU head Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto) for help tracking down Grimes. Rebecca is married to senator John Donovan (Jimmy Smits), who is running for President, and she agreed to help as she was visiting CTU to see her former employee Keith Mullins (Teddy Sears), who she gave her job to.
Rebecca enlisted the help of analyst Andy (Dan Bucatinsky) to track Grimes’ movements and assisted Eric without the knowledge of Mullins, who she believed to be a mole. Mariana Stiles (Coral Peña), another CTU analyst, realised what Rebecca and Eric were doing, and told Mullins. Rebecca tasered Mullins and locked him in an interrogation room.
Eric managed to track Grimes down and found the strongbox. Inside it he found a USB drive listing Bin-Khalid’s sleeper cells. When they were attacked by Kin-Khalid’s men, Grimes managed to escape with the USB drive then called Eric demanding money in exchange for it.
Elsewhere in the episode student Drew Phelps (Zayne Emory) told his teacher Mr. Harris (Kevin Christy) that he believed class mate Amira Dubayev (Kathryn Prescott) was going to carry out a terrorist attack. It transpired Amira and Mr. Harris were lovers who were working together.
The next episode of the season is 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. When Ben Grimes demands money in exchange for the list he seized from a safe box in Khalid’s compound, Carter must go back to his roots to help obtain the money.
Tune in to FOX HD at 9pm on Wednesday to see the episode. Preview it with our gallery below: