As season 7 opens, CTU has been disbanded and Jack is in big trouble for his excessive use of torture. FBI needs his help to find the man responsible for new terrorist attacks; it's an old friend that Jack believed was dead.
This is a pretty good season although the first half, dealing with problems in a fictional African country, was slow, a new plot in the second half was very exciting. There are some truly wonderful elements this season that rank up there with the best of "24;" Cherry Jones plays a sensitive and capable President, Bob Gunton is great as her Chief of Staff, and James Morrison's Bill Buchanan has an unforgettable scene that left me gasping aloud. There are lots of intense twists and turns and it ends up being a very good season.
Kiefer Sutherland continues to be a charismatic super-hero, but there are so many subplots and characters that he's not given enough screen time. The setting, Washington DC, isn't as good as the old CTU, but thankfully, we get Bill and Chloe back and the lovable Agent Pierce, as well. Unfortunately, we also get Kim back.
It's hard to maintain the high level of writing and acting that "24" has set, but this season deserves an A-.