'24' Exclusive: Chloe (Temporarily) Clocks Out!

With Mary Lynn Rajskub about to give birth in real life any day, 24 fans are wondering who’ll replace Chloe as Jack’s go-to geek. Well, they can stop wondering: Sources confirm to me exclusively that she’ll be relieved by none other than the perpetually pouty computer whiz’s ex, Morris O’Brian.

Though the slippery hacker won’t make his comeback in fall’s two-hour teaser “prequel,” portrayer Carlo Rota has just signed on to appear in a handful of episodes, starting around the midday point after January’s official premiere. How will the changeover take place?

Spoiler alert — don’t say I didn’t warn you!

I hear that an emergency involving Chloe’s now-4-year-old spawn causes her to take off for a few hours (i.e. episodes), prompting her (possible) babydaddy to step in. All of which sounds OK to me, so long as Chloe’s kid isn’t being menaced by a cougar. Been there, done that, don’t wanna go there again.

So what do you think? Will you be glad to see Morris again? Or did the lot of him that we got last season go quite far enough? Let loose with your comments below!


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  • Anthony

    “24” has gotten really bad lately….I miss the good ole days!!

  • WildKAT

    Well, I like Carlo Rota. He was great in La Femme Nikita’s blazing 4 year run back in the late 90s. He is an excellent actor and I hope he gets to show more of his chops. I love Mary Lynn Rajskub and her snarky scenes. I don’t think 24 has gotten “real bad” at all. It has gone through various story arcs and progressions that keep it fresh. Even through a few seasons with cougar bait, etc. The ratings are always high, Kiefer has won an Emmy and the show has won awards. It is quality TV in the wasteland of brain dead crud like Desperate Dimwits, Grays Asininity, and other barf inducing nitwittery slop. I can’t wait for the season to start. If the Hollywood Reporter is true there should be another three seasons of 24 after this coming one. I just wish they hadn’t killed off Gregory Itzen who was the best president they ever had on the show. I also will miss the silver fox James Morrison. Reports said that CTU was disbanded. Doesn’t sound like it though with this story.

  • Elizabeth

    I’m cool with Morris helping out Team O’Brien – as long as they don’t bring Edgar back from the dead – Tony is going to be enough – and not Kim!

  • Thom

    I’m just glad it’s temporary. Let’s hope…Mo is good but Chloe is the bomb!!!

  • JoeC

    Yes! As someone who can’t stand Chloe, this is great news! At least I’ll be spared her whining and pouting for a few episodes. Maybe longer? No Chloe is just what 24 needs….

  • JoeCJ

    Yes! As someone who can’t stand Chloe, I am stoked that 24 will be spared her whining and pouting for at least a few episodes. Don’t hurry back!

  • JoeCJ

    Ooops! Sorry for the double post! But ya gotta understand, Chloe..never mind, you get the point…..

  • Prplelah

    I love Chloe and I love Morris, but together, they’re even better! Hopefully, Morris will stick around when Chloe gets back.

  • Ryan

    A few episodes without Chloe is bad enough! Morris will do in a pinch but 24 without Chloe simply wouldn’t be worth watching.

  • Drew

    I fear that 24 will never be the same without Palmer or Logan.
    And how will Season 7 start? Is Tony still the bad guy or have they scrapped that idea?

  • rick

    I for one would want them to make Chloe’s departure permanent. There is no more overrated character on TV. But then I guess hooking up with the producers nephew has it’s priveliges.

  • KateDFW

    I like Morris and I am totally OK with him filling in for Chloe. At least it isn’t Kim filling in for her! Just bring Chloe back tough, show wouldn’t be the same without her. Her reaction to Edgar’s death in S5 is reason enough to bring her back!

  • Alan

    I wonder how`s he`s going to juggle this and Little Mosque on the Prairie

  • Paul

    Alan, I think Little Mosque is done filming by the time most U.S. series begin filming, so it shouldn’t be an issue.

  • Mary in TX

    I like Morris, so that’s fine with me. Any news on if President Palmer II (Wayne) survived? I know he’s not prez anymore, but I’m just curious… Maybe they’ll address it in the first episode.

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