When the Writer's Guild of America strike was looming last year, the producers wisely dedcied that due to the real-time nature of the show, it would be foolish to continue until they knew whether they could compelte a full seasn (24 has for the the few seasons been shown without re-runs).
Some wondered whether or not Jack would weather the twin storms of public fickleness and showbiz circumstance, but he clearly has.
Now he's off and running in what has been, through four episodes, been an incredible start. Action, adventure, conferences at the White House, you name it, the show is definitely back up to power.
Great action, good acting, very nice to see the show out of Los Angeles, and it's all beautifully photographed. Using the Washington, DC backdrop, it's an amazing show. Just the way we like it.