So today, Michael Ausiello spills the dirt on why we didn’t see Tony Almeida on Monday night’s season finale of “<a href=”http://fox.com/24″ target=”_blank”>24</a>.” <a href=”http://www.tvguide.com/News-Views/Columnists/Ask-Ausiello/default.aspx” target=”_blank”>Here’s</a> a link to the column where he explains, but I’ve cut and pasted the info below:
Question: Hey, what’s the deal with no “long dead” character returning “with a vengeance” in 24’s finale, as reported earlier in TV Guide? I was all wound up to have Tony Almeida back, and no such person showed up!Ã¢â‚¬â€ Tom
Ausiello: OK, here’s the straight scoop: I know for a fact that producers very briefly considered bringing Tony back from the dead in the finale’s closing moments. Ultimately, however, they decided that such a twist would violate the premise of the series. And as cool as it would’ve been to have Tony back, I believe they made the right decision.
NO, THEY MOST ABSOLUTELY DID NOT.
How on earth would that violate the premise of the series? I’m so ticked off right now I can hardly type straight.
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