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Ira Gaines (Character)
from "24" (2001)

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"24: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (#1.6)" (2001)
Ira Gaines: Now tuck that in your ear and say something.
Jack Bauer: If you hurt my daughter I will kill you.
Ira Gaines: Good. That was a nice clear signal.

Ira Gaines: Bury your friend.
Rick: Where?
Ira Gaines: [annoyed] In the ground.

Ira Gaines: Say something.
Jack Bauer: If you hurt my daughter I WILL kill you.
Ira Gaines: Good. That's a nice, clear signal.

Ira Gaines: That's right, we're watching you.

"24: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (#1.7)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: [steaming] If Alan York's dead, then who is the man with my wife.
Ira Gaines: [smug] He's not an accountant from the valley, that's for sure.
Jack Bauer: I swear to God if you hurt my wife or my daughter, I will kill you you son of a bitch!
Ira Gaines: [fires a gun into the air]
Jack Bauer: [panicked] Oh my God! What have you done?!? What have you done?!??!??!??
Ira Gaines: Everything's fine Jack, but unless you start doing as you are told, that will be the last sound your wife and daughter will hear.
Jack Bauer: I'll do as your told.
Ira Gaines: Good. That's the spirit.

Jack Bauer: If Alan York is dead, who is the man with my wife?
Ira Gaines: He's not an accountant from the valley, that's for sure.

"24: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (#1.3)" (2001)
Ira Gaines: [Mandy's girlfriend has just been shot] The job is on summer. Are you in?
Mandy: [suppressing emotion] Yes.

"24: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (#1.12)" (2002)
Ira Gaines: [Rick is about to drive away in a van] What are you doing?
Rick: Taking the van.
Ira Gaines: I can see that Rick. Where are you taking the van?

"24: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (#1.4)" (2001)
Ira Gaines: Be good and you'll be back at the mall in a day or two, be bad and you won't.

"24: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (#1.5)" (2001)
Dan: We'd like our money now. If that's like, you know, okay.
Ira Gaines: Well, just so we're like, you know, clear, what happened to the other girl?
Dan: Janet? Like I told you, we had to kill her.
Ira Gaines: My people tell me that a girl fitting her description was taken to a hospital near to where you were. How do you explain that?
Dan: Well, the thing is that
Dan: Maybe she wasn't quite dead.
Ira Gaines: Well, I'll tell ya, Dan. You're either dead or you're not dead. There's no such thing as "sorta dead". Here, let me show you.
[pulls out gun and shoots Dan]
Ira Gaines: [to a very shocked Rick] Congratulations, you've just been promoted

"24: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (#1.13)" (2002)
Jack Bauer: [over a walkie-talkie] You're losing blood.
Ira Gaines: Not enough to stop me from killing you.
Jack Bauer: Maybe neither of us has to die.
Ira Gaines: Like I said, Jack, I don't have that choice.
Jack Bauer: Well, maybe at least you can tell me what's going on.
[Gaines is silent as he looks for Jack]
Jack Bauer: Cofell. He mentioned something about Belgrade. That was a military operation, how's Palmer connected to that?
Ira Gaines: You were there, Jack, you should know.
Jack Bauer: Let's say I don't.
Ira Gaines: [after a long pause] Neither do I. The less I know, the better I can do my job, that's just the nature of our business.
Jack Bauer: Then why did you bring my family into this?
Ira Gaines: That might've been a mistake. They wanted to make it personal.
Jack Bauer: [no longer on the walkie-talkie] Who's they?
[Gaines realizes Jack is behind him]
Jack Bauer: Put down the weapon, Mr. Gaines. We can protect you.
Ira Gaines: No, you can't.
[Gaines gets up]
Jack Bauer: Put down the weapon!
[There's a short pause]
Ira Gaines: [his last lines] Good luck.
[Gaines turns around, weapon in hand. Jack drops to the ground and shoots him in the chest. Gaines falls to the ground dead]