There are three certainties in life: Death, taxes, and the fact that picking a fight with Jack Bauer is an insanely bad idea.
Apparently, Freddie Prinze Jr. doesn't care so much about that third certainty. The actor, who appeared on season eight of Fox's "24," has lashed out against the show's leading man, Kiefer Sutherland, calling him "the most unprofessional dude in the world."
"I did '24,' it was terrible. I hated every minute of it. I just wanted to quit the business after that," Prinze Jr. told ABC News of working with Sutherland. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That's not me talking trash, I'd say it to his face. I think everyone that's worked with him has said that."
For his part, Sutherland responded to Prinze Jr.'s claims through his publicist: "Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze, Jr. more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie's grievances … Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best."
That's just about the most amenable possible response one can get from Jack Bauer. Usually, grievances are aired out via choke-holds and torture devices. Perhaps those methods are being reserved for another day.
Following season eight, "24" returned for one more season four years later, in the form of the recently concluded "24: Live Another Day." Given the ending of "Live Another Day," it seems very likely that Sutherland's counter-terrorism operative could return for another season down the line. It seems equally likely that Prinze, Jr.'s character, CTU New York field operative Cole Ortiz, will not be joining in the fun.