Okay, Martha is one persuasive woman. So why didn't she get the confession? Because the writers only gave her six minutes.
Aside: I checked the timeline, That's six minutes from the beginning of the "Oh honey, I was a bit harsh when I called you a %&*$# traitor. I really think that you are a great man and a stud" to "Here, let me zip you up." According to my Guinness Book of World Records, that would mean that she is due for a mention just for the act of changing her clothes with such alacrity,even without the element of multitasking. I'm sure there have probably been a few hundred thousand emails floating around that are alot like this one that I received from a friend: "I'm sure I would have used my prez-pass and held out for at least a couple of hours, even if Jack Bauer was knocking at the door and threatening to torture me. But then that would have turned the show into 26 or 27."
You could almost hear Chloë whispering urgently in her ear, "Martha, you have thirty seconds!" But do we blame Martha? No, of course not. We've only spent twenty-four hours with Charles and already have a book full of reasons we know he would be, uh, how to put this delicately...a disappointment in the boudoir. Reason number one: worm tongue. But I have to give it to the actor, Greg Itzin- that was a great tic.
"24" has spawned a whole new orthopedic malady: "Jack Bauer elbow."
Couples: Karen Hayes and Bill Buchanan; Martha and Aaron; Chloe and
Spenser Wolff Edgar Lynn McGill the bank manager Morris...
We interrupt this blog for a message from our 16 year-old son:
THERE'S ONLY 10 MINUTES LEFT!! THE JERKS!! THE JERKS!!
Audrey and Miles; President Logan and that male Rottweiler that's kenneled behind the stable and regularly taunted by a sadistic groundskeeper wearing a Richard Nixon mask.
It's been a fun season and you can see it all again in two hour installments on Fox, Fridays starting June 16.