Review | 24

Credit: Kelsey McNeal/FOX

Airs: Monday 5/24

Us Rating: ****

Goodbye, Jack Bauer. Even fans who have strayed from the conspiracy thriller won’t be disappointed by this nailbiting finale. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland), now rogue, is out to kill Russia’s murderous president and expose the complicit President Taylor (Cherry Jones), even if it means derailing an international peace treaty. Jack’s longtime ally Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) is not on board with his plan, and their impasse ignites profoundly absorbing moments. Toss in a host of expertly plotted hurdles, and the result is a classic and worthy send-off. (Fox, 8 P.M.)

--John Grittiths