’24: Legacy’ plot news: EP explains season finale, story plans for possible season 2

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A promotional image for "24: Legacy" (Facebook/24fox)

Unlike Jack Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) story in the early seasons of “24,” Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) and his wife survived in “24: Legacy’s” finale episode. However, a person close to him died instead.

In the finale episode, Eric had a crossfire against Almeida’s (Carlos Bernard) team. John (Jimmy Smits) contacted Almeida about the situation, which freed Eric.

Then, Eric agreed to the deal made by Asim (Oded Fehr), who released Ingram (Miranda Otto) from execution in exchange of Ara being brought to the Jordanian Embassy to return to her mother in Yemen.

As soon as Ingram was released, Bin-Khalid (Raphael Acloque) killed Asim and turned to Eric. However, Ingram took the bullet for him. Eric shot Bin-Khalid and took Ingram to the nearest hospital where she died from her wounds.

Twelve hours later, John mourned for his wife’s death, but he proceeded to run for U.S. President. His father, Henry (Gerald McRaney), on the other hand, surrendered to the authorities.

Nicole (Anna Diop) decided to keep her marriage with Eric and promised to support him.

“We wanted to end on a slightly hopeful note,” showrunner Manny Coto spoke with The Hollywood Reporter. He claimed that the decision to kill Otto’s character was very difficult for them.

He admitted that they formulated the season’s ending after the tenth episode.

“The story of the finale really started back in episode 10, when we revealed that the Director of National Intelligence engaged in a covert program to grab the families of terrorists,” he recounted.

“It occurred to me that that might be an interesting thing to explore, the idea that somebody might take this up, and actually go after terrorists’ families,” he continued.

As of this time, Fox has not confirmed if the series will be renewed for a second season. However, Coto already has some plans for the plot in case a renewal comes to light.

“It would probably be Eric as a CTU agent, and my guess is it would be in a place that’s not necessarily the U.S.,” he said.