How exciting is it to see Tony Almeida again!? While his return brought gravitas to the episode, the entire hour was a success. After last week’s massive bridge explosion, we knew there would be fallout and the tone would be somber. What I didn’t expect however was just how much character development would occur. In a single episode these characters felt more alive than the rest of the season combined.
While it may be overkill to say so, Tony was awesome. It was a bit odd that his introduction lacked any pomp and circumstance– I fully expected the “we have to call Tony Almeida” mic drop moment. Rebecca simply made a call and he was on the other line. Upon reflection, it is very 24. The world is on fire; there’s no time to be star struck.