I had high hopes for Season 7, given the extra year they had to prepare the series due to the writers strike. But unfortunately they have failed to deliver the epic I was looking for. Don't get me wrong, it's not hard to watch, infact it's typical 24, but maybe that is the problem. I think the guys are running of ideas now and scenes and themes seem to get repackaged churned out a quick pace. How many times can Kim Bauer get kidnapped etc etc. I remember seeing the trailer for season 7 a good while ago and being really excited when I saw Tony in it, but I think they have really botched his story up to be honest. Like season 6, the show seems to wind down towards the latter few episodes, not pick up pace, which is dissapointing.
I hope season 8 is the last one and they go hell for leather and make it special. 24 has been a big part of my TV life for the last 7 years and it deserves the best send off possible.