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‘24': On location

RE “Dad Has Come to Save the Day,” by Patrick Day, Jan. 31: If the 162,000 residents of the Santa Clarita Valley were still alive and available to fill in Nielsen diaries, they’d protest loudly that it was they, and not the inhabitants of Simi Valley, who were so famously nuked when “24" chose to annihilate Valencia.

As for James Cromwell “lightening up” the plot: Apparently Day has forgotten his dramatic turn in “L.A. Confidential.” “24" ain’t “Babe,” so don’t expect the new season to wrap up with a winking Jimmy telling Kiefer, “That’ll do.”

ED BRAND

(The former) Valencia

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