Need a Map, '24'?
The first season of "24" to be set largely in D.C. offered us locals a gut-wrenching image in Monday's episode: two planes colliding in a fireball visible from the White House.
Horrible! Minutes later, an aide gave President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) the even-worse news: The planes "went down in a residential neighborhood near Edgeboro."
Um, where? What's the matter -- did the writers worry we'd panic if they crashed in, say, Falls Church? (And they came up with a mythical hybrid of Edgewater and Upper Marlboro?)
Nope, said executive producer Manny Coto: "I just pulled it out of my head. We're in the writers' room, and we need a name quickly because we don't want to stop the scene. We were fully intending that later on we'd go back and insert a real place -- and I think Edgeboro stayed." (After all, they didn't hesitate to nuke Valencia, Calif., last season.)
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