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Tony Almeida (Character)
from "24" (2001)

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"24: Day 5: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (#5.13)" (2006)
Jack Bauer: It won't make you feel any better Tony, believe me.
Tony Almeida: Yeah, you're probably right Jack. I'll let you know.

Jack Bauer: This won't make you feel any better Tony, believe me.
Tony Almeida: Yeah, you're probably right Jack. I'll let you know.

Tony Almeida: You may not remember me, my name's Tony Almeida and this morning you killed my wife Michelle Dessler. She was my life, and you took her away, and now im gonna take yours

Tony Almeida: She's gone Jack...

Tony Almeida: When Jack gets here we will figure it out.


"24: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (#1.1)" (2001)
Jack Bauer: Tony. I need detailed background on everyone on Senator Palmer's staff now.
Tony Almeida: Why?
Jack Bauer: Because I think this is about him and I want us to be prepared.
Tony Almeida: If it leaks out that we're screening Senator Palmer, people might think it's because he's black.
Jack Bauer: Well, it is because he's black. It makes him the most likely target.

Nina Myers: Tony, I need you to do something for me.
Tony Almeida: For you or for Jack.


"24: Day 3: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#3.14)" (2004)
Tony Almeida: [Asking about Marcus Alvers] All we've been able to dig up on him are a few random medical records under one of his known aliases. He had an MRI on one of his knees, there's a prescription for antibiotics, treated for HIV ...
Dalton Furrelle: [From other room] Her pulse is spiking. Someone hasn't been using protection with Marcus Alvers.
Michelle Dessler: [From other room] She's probably had sex with him.
Tony Almeida: See, Nina, my colleagues in the next room tell me that something in those medical records concerns you. I'm guessing it's not the knee.

Tony Almeida: [During torture] How much more of this do you wanna endure, Nina?
Nina Myers: I think this is about it.
[Nina jerks her head backward, causing the needle to plunge into her neck]


"24: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#1.3)" (2001)
Tony Almeida: You mind telling me what's going on around here tonight?
Jack Bauer: What's going on? You mean besides a 747 falling out of the sky and a threat on a presidential candidate's life?
Tony Almeida: Yeah, besides that.

Tony Almeida: This is Almeida at C.T.U. Look, you better get down here fast. Jack Bauer needs to be relieved of his command.


"24: Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (#2.24)" (2003)
Ryan Chappelle: [Just hung up the phone] That was District Director Vaugn, he was so happy on what we did here today, he didn't know where to start.
Tony Almeida: That's great.
Ryan Chappelle: So, What up my friend?
Tony Almeida: Well, it's like this:, either fire me, or get out of my chair.
Ryan Chappelle: [Getting up] The chair's all yours.

Michelle Dessler: The new shift is here, they've been brought up to speed. I was thinking I would get my brother and go home.
Tony Almeida: There's a handful of people that made a big diference here today, and you're one of them, you made some tough choices and went against me and I wanted to let you know, you were right.
Michelle Dessler: Thanks.
Tony Almeida: [as she turns around to leave] So, go home and get some rest. I'll see you tomorrow.
Michelle Dessler: [Smilies and nods]


"24: Day 4: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (#4.7)" (2005)
Jack Bauer: [In a car with tony driving after leaving a safe house where several armed men tried to kill him and Audrey] Thanks for picking us up, saving our lives.
Tony Almeida: no problem.
Jack Bauer: I'm sure you want to know what's been going on...
Tony Almeida: No not really.
Jack Bauer: something wrong?
Tony Almeida: what could be wrong? I'm no longer in a federal prison, thanks to you and President Palmer. Michelle left me, never mind, why don't you tell me what this is all about?
Jack Bauer: you heard about Audrey and her father this morning?
Tony Almeida: Yeah.
Jack Bauer: we went to Fall Sted Security so Audrey can make an ID check on the man she saw during kidnapping.
Tony Almeida: I don't get it, why?
Jack Bauer: Secretary of State's kidnapping was just a cover. The terrorist's main objective was to gain control of nuclear power plants from around the country. The man Audrey saw is our only lead.

Jack Bauer: [In a car with tony driving after leaving a safe house where several armed men tried to kill Jack and Audrey] Thanks for picking us up and saving our lives.
Tony Almeida: No problem.
Jack Bauer: I'm sure you want to know what's been going on.
Tony Almeida: No, not really.
Jack Bauer: Is something wrong?
Tony Almeida: What could be wrong? I'm no longer in a federal prison, thanks to you and President Palmer. Michelle left me, forget I said that, just tell me what this is all about?
Jack Bauer: Did you hear about Audrey and her father this morning?
Tony Almeida: Yeah.
Jack Bauer: We went to Fall Sted Security so Audrey can make an ID check on the man she saw during kidnapping.
Tony Almeida: I don't understand, why?
Jack Bauer: Their kidnapping was just a cover. The terrorist's main objective was to gain control of nuclear power plants from around the country. The man Audrey saw is our only lead.


"24: Day 4: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (#4.12)" (2005)
James Heller: Tony, I want to thank you for filling in and I'd like you to stick around and assist Miss Dessler.
Tony Almeida: I'm sorry, who?
James Heller: Michelle Dessler, do you know her?
Tony Almeida: I used to be married to her.


"24: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (#1.14)" (2002)
Milo Pressman: What do you think they're going to do to Jack?
Tony Almeida: Not going to name a street after him, that's for sure.


"24: Day 4: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (#4.8)" (2005)
Jack Bauer: [Referring to Tony's inability to find a job] Why didn't you ever call me?
Tony Almeida: For what?
Jack Bauer: I've been there, I could help.
Tony Almeida: I'm considered a "traitor" to this country.
Jack Bauer: [Remains silent]
Tony Almeida: My wife left me, so how were you going to help me?
Jack Bauer: [looks down] Yeah
Tony Almeida: Look, I owed you for getting me out of prison and today I repaid that debt, and to tell you the truth, all you do is remind me of a past I'm trying to forget. So do me a favor: do what you need to do here and let's leave it at that.


"24: Day 4: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (#4.9)" (2005)
[Navi has Behrooz hostage in an enclosed area but is very confident]
Tony Almeida: Let's try to open up a negotiation.
Dina Araz: My husband won't negotiate.
Tony Almeida: Why is that?
Dina Araz: He doesn't need to. He has to assume I have agreed to help you in return for my son's safety.
Tony Almeida: Well, he can't stay down there with him forever.
Dina Araz: He won't. In two hours, all the reactors will have gone critical. After that, it won't matter what I tell you, and he can kill my son. I am only helping you to save his life. I believe in our cause, and if you can't save my son, I am happy to see the reactors melt down.
Jack Bauer: [on phone with Discroll] Did you get that?


"24: Day 4: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (#4.14)" (2005)
[Tony has a temporary assignment with CTU]
Tony Almeida: You know, Edgar, you weren't paying attention. Look, we can't afford for you to be losing focus at a time like this, all right?
Edgar Stiles: I'm sick of people talking to me like I don't know what I'm doing! Especially people who don't really work here!


"24: Day 4: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (#4.13)" (2005)
Tony Almeida: Some people are more comfortable in hell.


"24: Day 2: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (#2.5)" (2002)
Tony Almeida: [Across from Reza] So as Chief Financial Officer you oversee all the money that comes in and out is that right?
Reza Naiyeer: [nervously] that's right and in case you haven't noticed I'm getting married today so if we could do this another day I'd appreciate it
Tony Almeida: can you sit down please? We're not done, sit down
Tony Almeida: [Reza slowly sits down] why don't you tell me about Syed Ali
Reza Naiyeer: I told you before I don't know a Syed Ali
Tony Almeida: Oh you don't
Reza Naiyeer: No
Tony Almeida: [Looking at a computer screen in front of him on the table] then how do you explain the fact that his name is in your personal computer files?
Reza Naiyeer: [Suspiciously] don't know
Tony Almeida: You don't know?
[turns the computer around so he can see it himself]
Tony Almeida: So why don't we start again, you've been doing business with a known terrorist and you're going to sit there with a straight face and tell me you don't know what's going on?
Reza Naiyeer: I grew up in London and I married an American girl, a protestant so if you're going to racially profile me, you should at least get it right
Tony Almeida: Our main targets are European Muslims with western educations, passports and the potential to blend in into western societies. So tell me how's my racial profiling going now?
Reza Naiyeer: I want a lawyer
Tony Almeida: No


"24: Day 2: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#2.4)" (2002)
Tony Almeida: I need your password.
George Mason: Hendrix.
Tony Almeida: Is that with an "x"?
George Mason: How else would you spell it?


"24: Day 7: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (#7.15)" (2009)
Jack Bauer: Damn it.
Tony Almeida: Forget about him, Jack. He was dead the minute he stepped out that door. You and I both know that.


"24: Day 4: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#4.24)" (2005)
Tony Almeida: [Jack has faked his own death rather than being taken prisoner in China. Tony, Chloe and Michelle are trying to revive him after the Chinese bought the cover] Come on Jack!
[Shocking Jack]
Tony Almeida: Come on Jack, stay with me. Jack!
Michelle Dessler: [Crying] Jack Please!
Chloe: Come on Jack!
[Tony takes a syringe and injects right into Jack's heart and Jack awakens]
Jack Bauer: [to Tony] Thanks Tony.
[Looks at all of them]
Jack Bauer: You do know that from now on we can't have any communication. You and President Palmer are the only four who know I'm alive and it has to be that way.
[Chloe and Michelle are crying. Tony and Jack shake hands and give a hug. Jack gets up and leaves]


"24: Day 3: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (#3.1)" (2003)
Michelle Dessler: [Hangs up the phone] Was that about me?
Tony Almeida: Yeah, he doesn't have a job for you right now, there's no new funding until after the election.
Michelle Dessler: I see.
Tony Almeida: Also, he needs an answer by the end of the day.
Michelle Dessler: We both know you can't pass this up, it's a major career move. Call him and tell him its a yes.
Tony Almeida: And you'll come with as "the house wife"? Without a job?
Michelle Dessler: I'll go anywhere with you.
Tony Almeida: [Looks at her]
Michelle Dessler: [Jokingly] as long as I don't have to cook
Tony Almeida: [Jokingly] , If you promise me you won't cook, I promise I'll take you anywhere.


"24: Day 7: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (#7.24)" (2009)
Tony Almeida: It wasn't just my wife, you murdered, she was carrying my son. YOU KILLED MY SON! MY SON! And now, I'm gonna kill you!


"24: Day 2: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (#2.10)" (2003)
Michelle Dessler: [Nervously] I don't know what happened with Mason but I just wanted to let you know if you wanted to go out sometime...
Tony Almeida: I've been feeling the same way, I've been just keeping my distance because...
Michelle Dessler: Is it because of what happened between you and Nina?
Tony Almeida: [Nods] Yeah.
Michelle Dessler: [joklingly] so you think I wanted to get closer to you for information?
Tony Almeida: [Smiling] so what are we saying here? We save L.A.from a bomb, then you and I can get together for dinner.