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Facing the Facts about Jack/Chloe

A little bit of a rant, but really more of an acceptance... It might contain a few rumours and spoilers, but nothing major.



This morning I finally made my peace with the creators/writers of 24 and my infatuation with Jack/Chloe. I've come to the realisation that Jack/Chloe will never happen on the show. While I'm disappointed with this, in truth it's a relief.

Yes, we're only a few episodes into Season six, and I do try not to get too morbid about these things, especially since it's only a TV show but I love Jack/Chloe! And it's just gotten a bit too much recently. What with the whole Morris/Chloe/Milo thing they have going on and all these rumours about them playing the whole 'Audrey is dead!' plot, but really playing the 'Audrey is kidnapped' plot again (I think she's been kidnapped in all three seasons she's appeared in!). I've just given up hope of ever seeing Jack/Chloe together.

Kim Raver seems to be a very popular person on the 24 set, and I'm sure she's a lovely person in real life. I don't hate her for being friends with the producers and Kiefer Sutherland, and I can even understand his reluctance to see Raver go for good - who would want to get rid of a friend you enjoy working with? And when it seems her character's only reason for being is to be as Jack's love interest, I think it's unlikely they'll get rid of that relationship. Kiefer's recent comments about Audrey being the love of Jack's life (completely ignoring Terri) and her being the only thing that kept him going in China just cement in my mind his wish to keep the character Audrey and the Jack/Audrey relationship on the show.

It's not that I blame the writers either, I don't (well not really!). I mean it's quite possible that they just don't 'get' Jack/Chloe, just like I don't get Jack/Audrey, or Audrey in general. I don't see her reason for being in the show at all, apart from being Jack's emotional, unpredictable girlfriend - but that's a rant for another day. I don't know if they don't get Jack/Chloe or if they just don't want to get Jack/Chloe. I just can't stand the God awful Jack/Audrey scenes that we've been subject to last season.

I'm not announcing that I no longer love Jack/Chloe, or that I plan on leaving the fandom, because that's not true. I'll still write the odd story here and there and make a few icons. And I'll definitely read all the excellent Jack/Chloe stories out there! ;o) I'm just saying, without wishing to dampen the hopes of others, that I have no expectations whatsoever that the writers and producers of 24 will ever put Jack and Chloe together. And I'm okay with that.

Sort of.
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You're probably right, but I just can't help hanging on to lost causes...I still see J/C as a possibility, like TPTB intentionally are throwing us as far off as possible so that when the day comes, no one will have seen it coming. But I also thought John Kerry was a shoo-in in '04, so what do I know. :)
I hope you're right, and I'm proven wrong...but at the moment I just don't see it happening. Love your stories by the way, just in case you didn't already know! ;)
Oh, thank you very much - that means a lot coming from the author of "Brunette"! (that's one of my very favorites!)
I really don't know what to say to that except Thank you! :D
I'm afraid you're right. The concept is far beyond the 24 creative folk.
I know, I think I'm right too...I just wish I wasn't because I really love the Jack/Chloe dynamic. Oh well, I suppose that's what fic is for. ;)
Hey there! I was just browsing around the chlack community, rereading fanfics and I saw your Mary Lynn icon, which you know I love because I'm the same person who PMed you about it over at the 24 Fanfic Archive. :P Anyway, I Friended you, is that okay?

I'm pretty much in the same place as you about J/C. I sort of always figured it would never happen on the show, and I didn't really care because I'm mostly here for the fanfics, but for a little while when I joined the fandom, I let myself think "maybe...just maybe". And I do understand in a way why the writers don't "get" Jack/Chloe; afterall, they haven't done anything with the characters that in any way overtly suggests a romantic future. I imagine it must be a bit weird and unsettling to write one thing, and have viewers see something totally different.

At least we know that Chloe's not in the middle of a love triangle anymore. That was a bit of a red herring, although I had a feeling something eventually would come up between Milo and Nadia.
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<<but for a little while when I joined the fandom, I let myself think "maybe...just maybe".>>

Yeah, that's always a danger when you get into a community, there's always that one little spark of hope left! I completely understand what you're saying about the writers not getting the relationship because they never intended to write it, but still I would like to see them play on it a little bit more.

I haven't seen any of the Milo/Nadia scenes but I we're getting episodes 5&6 over here tonight, so I'll get to see them then. Glad to hear there's no Morris/Chloe/Milo triangle, I think that may have sent me over the edge ;)

Oh, and I friended you back...it's always nice to meet new people :D
I'd be perfectly happy without a romantic relationship, if the writers would spend some time exploring their friendship. We need a better exploration of why Jack and Chloe trust each other so implicitly. I mean, he entrusted her with his whole damn life when he disappeared at the end of Season 4. Why? Why her? That's what I want to see more of.

And oops, sorry for unintentionally spoiling you in any way about the Milo/Nadia thing. :( But yes, I'm also glad to see that subplot seems to be put away.