I’ve grown to love this man. It doesn’t matter to me that he breaks every law or bikes the neck of a man or threatens someone’s child to get the information he needs. Because he’s willing to be tortured and even take up a drug addiction for the cause at hand. He did it for me. He did it for you. My husband and I started watching 24 from the first season. We didn’t rent a DVD series. No, we were faithful from the gitgo. We lived in a different home that was in a different state. We also had only one child. A lot has changed in our lives since we began our journey with Jack. With ABC’s Lost and Fox’s 24 both ending in the same week, you’ll understand when I tell you that I am grieving. Grieving the loss of two Jacks. Not only that, but I am done with my American Idol days as well. (But, really, I shouldn’t even mention American Idol and 24 in the same sentence.) And next January when I don’t hear the clock ticking before each commercial break or the voice that says “previously on 24”, I might shed a tear. Might. So long, Jack Bauer. I’ve watched you change over the years and even go a little crazy from time to time. But, I’ve always believed in you. You will forever be the best CTU agent this country, this world has ever known.