For reasons that defy logic, the powers that be from 24 have decided to inform fans of a huge spoiler prior to the new season (see clip below.) Most likely they did this in an effort to bring back the pissed-off fans (and there are many) for the seventh season.

Producers will most likely use this as a focal point of their ad campaign for the new season, which looks like it will start in the fall (we hope), so we have to embrace this idea. It can go either way. The first part of this article does not give any info about the trailer so it is safe to read for those who still want to be kept in the dark heading into season seven. Obviously, if you aren't up to date with the show, you'd be an idiot to read this.

Season 7 Spoiler Teaser Trailer:

Coming off season five, "24" was on a roll. Even after so many incredible seasons, the fifth installment of this franchise was one of the best the show had seen thus far and dominated the Emmy's with 12 nominations, including a win for best dramatic series and best actor for Kiefer Sutherland.

What a difference a year can make. It is almost as if the writers strike happened last year with the way last season went. After a massively disappointing sixth installment, which included both new highs (the four-hour premiere was perfect) and lows (repeated storylines), the pressure is on the writers to make the show addicting and fresh as it has always been.

So how are they going to do that? For a show that has been to so many places and woven so many twists, what does the seventh season of "24" need to again be considered the most addictive thing that isn't crack?

First and foremost, the writers need to stop repeating storylines. How many times can you bomb CTU? The terrorists in season six snuck through the sewer to get into the building. Are you f-ing kidding me? Talk about lazy writing. It is a great thing they are getting rid of CTU in season seven, and even though we love the place, it has been the most attacked governmental building of all time. You'd think they would have beefed up security after season two. Repeated storylines helped doom season six to the lackluster land of mediocrity.