By the way according to this interview-we're right. They originally wrote Tony's role as some new character and at the last minute said "hey we could make this Tony Almaeida."
I'm not fussed either way if it gets renewed for a 2nd season. I'll watch it if it does, on the hope it is better than S1 but will not miss it if it doesn't.
I was totally caught off guard by the whole 12 hour fast forward thing until I remembered this season was only going to be 12 episodes.
Fuck off 24 Legacy writers.
They simply don't have the time to do that with his cut down format though, and they probably don't have the ideas to do a full season.
Tony was so pathetic. He spent a couple of episodes torturing someone but didn't get information from it, then turns down some foreign job at the last minute while packing his bags, then goes on a mission to kill a little girl and ends up with a broken arm and lets the girl get away.
The whole season was just completely uneventful. Old 24 would be throwing in twists and turns every episode and kept you on your toes, this didn't have anything interesting happen all season.
Either way, I've been very pleasantly surprised as I said with the second half. Looking forward to seeing how things finish up.
Edit: Finished the final episode -- I enjoyed it. I think they closed out the season well. I hope it gets picked up for another one.. I think they found their feet. Glad there were minimal moles and that nonsense was mostly not an issue.