When we last saw Jack Bauer, he was headed into custody of the Chinese government, sure to undergo all sorts of unspeakable torture, as the Communist regime had made him the fall guy for the killing of their ambassador at the nation's embassy on US soil. While the rest of the world awaits the series' debut in a week to see what's happened to Bauer and the rest of the 24 crew, some early birds already know, and just might spoil the fun if you want to be surprised, thanks to an early leak of the season's first four episodes as BitTorrent files - downloadable from anywhere in the world.
As TorrentFreak wrote on their blog yesterday, it's unknown who the source of the leak is. Some think it's a ploy by Fox or the series' creators to drum up interest in the franchise. Alternatively, it could be an aggressive fan. Regardless, the cat's out of the bag, and any tech-savvy 24 fan could take the time to download more than 1.2 gigabytes of non-stop 24 action to catch the first four episodes before anybody else. It just takes intelligent Web searching and smart software to hear Jack order people to holster their weapons for the first time in months.