I am new to 24 - my first season is #8. I watched #7 in its entirety and was left with Renee going into the intergation room and Jack ready to die. What happened - I tuned for #8 and it starts with a new theme. I know Jack lived, but how - what happ
Every season is a new theme, just so you're aware. Anyway, Jack had recovered from being exposed thanks to his daughter Kim who gave him an organ of hers I think. They ended the season with her in the hospital room with Jack after having her tell the doctor she wanted to save him. The next day (season 8) had started off with Jack staying in a place in NYC while playing with his granddaughter.
Renee we had left off seeing her going into an interrogation room getting ready to torture the main man behind that day's attacks. The next day (season 8), which is also a year or so ahead of the previous season, we had seen that she had been fired from the FBI for almost killing the man in the previous season.