I have watched 24 for years now. I think it will go down as one of the best shows of its time. As for Season 7, it was like pitching a good game of baseball but blowing the game in the ninth inning. The season starts off with a bang. Characters from the past reappear, new characters are compelling, and the storyline (even though it may have seemed familiar compared to others in the series) was good enough to keep me watching. One thing I loved about the season was the introduction of Annie Wersching's character Renee Walker. Renee is in simple terms a female Jack Bauer with one exception: she usually limits herself because of rules. The two of them on screen make television magic. There are even times of rare vulnerability that we see in Jack that can be difficult for 24 fans to watch (in a good way). My problem with the season is, like I hinted at before, it fails to be compelling with the final few episodes. The entire season was a great one yet the conclusion was extremely predictable which for this franchise used to be a rarity. The anti-climatic ending keeps me from rating Season 7 too highly.