It's been a while since I've blogged about '24' - the tension filled blockbuster featuring Jack Bauer fighting the war on terror. It's not that Jack isn't a team player - the team keeps getting killed.
I kind of feel sorry for Jack.
He cut off family ties years ago and then when re-united finds they were at the root of some of his darkest times. Plots to kill presidents, Jack's 18 month disappearance, 2 years in a Chinese prison, a partnership with terrorists to set off nukes, and his father's threats to kill his own grandson...it could any family.
Well maybe not any family but most families have something that causes wounds. And like Jack, we sometimes live in denial for a while and when confronted with truth....yikes!! And if we could talk to Jack about his family we would likely find disappointment and a deep yearning to connect - a need to fill that void inside.
Maybe that explains Jack's risky lifestyle -- a need for a hero.