What a long, strange trip it’s been with 24. Eight years ago, in the wake of 9/11, FOX presented this novel program where each episode represented a hour in a day. The 24 episodes would concern a terrorist threat that would be thwarted by Jack Bauer of the Counter-Terrorist Unit (CTU). The show was an immediate success and Dave Barry started blogging about the unintentional humor of Bauer’s battle against the Bad Guys (and Dolls). However, after eight seasons, the innovation and spark are gone from the series. Right now, Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) is on a murderous mission to avenge the assassination of his lover, Rene Walker. He’s left a long trail of dead bodies (literally!) behind him. The series finale will be broadcast in a two-hour episode tomorrow night, May 24, from 8:00 to 10:00 E.D.T. Check your local listings. This is the end of an era. The only suspense is whether they’ll kill Jack off. I’m guessing NO.