24, season 2: help solve the mystery of the chip ...

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  1. Fisher.King

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    After watching the second season of 24, we were left with some questions concerning the chip that supposedly contained the source recordings that were mixed down to fabricate the cyprus recording. Why did someone make this chip, and who was it?

    While speculating about this, we came up with te following:

    fact: Wallace says the chip contains the source recordings that are mixed down to fabricate the cyprus recording
    fact: there is a tracking device on it, embedded in the sillicon
    fact: Kingsley uses this device to find the chip
    corollary: Kingsley put the tracking device on the chip

    fact: Hewitts signature is recovered from the data on the chip
    corollary: the data comes from Hewitt

    fact: Wallace claims he planted the cyprus recording in Syed Alis appartment
    corollary: Wallace is hired by Kingsley to plant the cyprus recordings there

    fact: in the hospital, one of Kingsleys men recognizes Wallace and checkes the wound in his chest
    corollary: Kingsleys men know Wallace has the chip implanted in his body

    fact: Wallace tells Bauer his transport team was taken out by his boss sometime after 12:00 am, this is around the time the nuke detonated
    fact: Bauer speculates that Kingsleys men use the device to track down Wallace to kill him
    corollary: Kingsley planned for Wallace to be killed by the nuke. when the bomb detonated without casualties, he decides to take him out.

    so the question remains: why does the chip exist? And who put the data on it?
    Perhaps it is also relevant to know how and when Wallace gets in possession of the chip?

    possible chain of events: Kingsley used the chip to give the audio files to Hewitt to construct the fake recordings and put the transponder on it to track it. Hewitt constructs the cyprus recording and adds it to the chip with his signature on it. Somehow Wallace collects the chip from Hewitt and copies it to a hard disk to plant it in Syed Alis appartment. He realizes the importance of the chip and decides to have it implanted.

    problem: no one mentioned the cyprus recordings were on the chip, they only talk about the source recordings.
    problem: why would Kingsley give incriminating material to Hewitt, when he has all kinds of recordings on his laptop?
    problem: Wallace making a hard disk seems out of character for such a born killer.
    problem: Wallace wants to use the chip to buy his way out of the country by contacting Bauer and trading the info with Kate Warner. How does Wallace know that Bauer is working on the nuke and that he has access to Kate?

    possible chain of events: Kingsley used the chip to give the audio files to Hewitt to construct the fake recordings and put the tracking on it to retrieve it. These are the only files on the chip.

    problem: There is no way to explain Hewitts signature on the chip. It is used in the series to connect Hewitt to this chip, for storyline purpose only.

    so here you have it. what is your take on this?
     
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    Wallace was working with the Coral Snake commandos when he killed them all at the airport. Since they were working for Stanton, they would have had access to the info that Jack was tracking the nuke and that Kate Warner was involved.
     
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    I thought they operated under radio silence and that they are usually not in the habit of sharing all their intelligence, but of course, it could have been like that.
     
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    I assumed that they went dark just before going to the airport to get the bomb. The other Coral Snake commandos that shot down Jack's plane must have been in contact with Stanton (or someone working with him) to have access to Jack's flightplan so it's fair to assume that they also had access to info about Kate.
     
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    but Kate's role is just a minor one, so why would CTU pass that info up, and Stanton/CIA pass it down? It is possible, and for lack of a better one, i'll go with this one.
     
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    Yeah, that way Wallace didn't kill him and Hewitt was still on Kingsley's good side by giving him a way to get the info back. When Kingsley found out, he sent guys after Wallace. Then when the bomb didn't detonate, they needed to eliminate the evidence that Hewitt had too.

    I know I'm reaching but it makes some sense. [​IMG]
     
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    i hadn't thought of that. so this is what could've happened:

    possible chain of events:
    Hewitt is hired by Kingsley to construct the cyprus recordings. he then gets a visit from Wallace, who plants the recordings in Ali's appartment and asks Hewitt for a copy of the source recordings. Hewitt realizes this could mean trouble with Kingsley and puts a tracking device on the chip. he tells Kingsley about the chip and the device. Kingsley doesn't care, since he believes Wallace (as well as Hewitt) will be killed by the bomb. But when the bomb is detonated in the desert, he decides the time has come to do some cleaning, and tries to kill Wallace.

    i still have some problems:
    -if Hewitt gave the recordings under pressure, it would not have been wise to put his signature on it.
    -it is a bit of a risk for Kingsley to assume that Wallace would carry the chip with him.
    -why does Kingsley think Wallace will be killed by the bomb? Since Wallace knows what's going to happen, why doesn't Kingsley assume he has a plan? (which in fact he has, because he comes with a transportation team)

    so, still some issues, but it is an interesting explanation.
     
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    Kingsley assumes Hewitt will be killed by the bomb (not Wallace) and all that evidence will be destroyed. When it wasn't destroyed, he sent more goons to Hewitt's loft to find it and tie up that loose end.
     

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