The returning 24 star on what we learned about Tony in his return. By James Pugh
Carlos Bernard reinvigorated 24: Legacy with his return as Tony Almeida in last week’s episode, with the longtime fan-favorite character finding himself once again tasked with thwarting an attack on America.
As we learned, Tony is now the leader of a mercenary unit that operates outside the law and handles the jobs the government can’t have on the books. Bernard finds this an interesting way for the character to be portrayed, telling IGN, “He’s been a leader for the good guys and the bad. Now he kind of skirts that line. He’s definitely not a bad guy – it’s a shade of grey.”
Tony mentioned in his return that he and Rebecca had a relationship not long after Michelle died, only further complicated by her involvement in his escape. “[Rebecca] was the one that broke him out of prison,” Bernard noted. “She needed his skills off the grid; she broke him out because of Bin Khalid.” This relationship can only get more complex, with Bernard saying, “I think he fantasizes about the regular life they might have been able to have.”