Season Review-24 Season 5

by whifferrack | created - 30 Sep 2012 | updated - 02 Jan 2013 | Public

Overall: 9.5-amazing

Wow. What a season. This was without a doubt, the best season of 24. It was gripping, tense, and just downright awesome. Let's dissect it, shall we?

The premiere started off with a bang, with the assassination of David Palmer. As if that wasn't enough, Michelle Dessler also was killed off. These were shocking deaths, and that quickly catapulted us into this season.

President Charles Logan, introduced last season, was just a fantastic character to watch. Even before the revelation that he's one of the bad guys, he was amazing to watch. Gregory Itzin portrayed him perfectly, the not confident, sneaky president. I loved the whole story with the attack on the Russian motorcade; that was exciting. After that, we had the nerve gas. I was a little nervous about this, as it had been done before (and would actually be done again in Season 7). However, I really liked how this all worked out, especially since it was revealed Logan was behind it all. Bierko was also a formidable villain, as was Henderson. I loved Weller this season; he brought a cold, calculating presence to the show (I'd say the villains this season are the best out of all the other seasons).

Look at my grades from episode 9 on. It's amazing that, in a 24 episode season, that they could sustain the same quality throughout the season. Yes, the plot was ridiculous, but it kept moving and moving. I honestly was never bored the last half of the season. The last half was kicked off with Edgar's death, which was incredibly moving; silent clock well deserved. Then, Logan was revealed as the guy behind it all. There it kicked into high gear. It was compelling TV, watching Logan try to cover his tracks. Jean Smart did fantastic work as Martha Logan, and I also loved that Aaron Pierce took a bigger role this season.

The finale was the best, as well, that the show produced. The submarine raid was incredibly tense and well done, and the last episode was absolutely brilliant. It gave Itzin and Sutherland a chance to shine, and was a great ending. The cliffhanger was also good (although I really hate cliffhangers to end seasons).

To sum it all up, fantastic work, 24. That was awesome.

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1. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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The Russian and US Presidents are set to sign an anti-terror treaty when assassinations rock Los Angeles, a call from a distressed Chloe forces Jack into action and President Logan's wife believes there may be a conspiracy.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 1,092

9-amazing

2. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Evidence links Jack Bauer to a dastardly assassination; he goes rogue to clear his name while terrorists work below the radar.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 831

8.5-great

3. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Jack hides in the Ontario airport where terrorists are making demands. The First Lady looks for evidence of a phone call from David Palmer the night before.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 802

8.5-great

4. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Jack allows himself to be captured to save Derek. CTU must attack the airport terrorists before the treaty can be signed.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 805

9-amazing

5. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Jack is in custody at CTU, in danger of assassination; the President won't believe his own wife; Curtis investigates canisters taken from the airport.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 780

7.5-good

6. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Bauer goes to Mike Novick with evidence implicating the President's chief of staff. Nerve gas arrives at the port: is the danger to L.A. or elsewhere?

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 782

8-great

7. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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President Logan reinstates Jack to CTU when he learns that the US - not Russia - is in danger. Jack captures and must negotiate with a scientist who helped Bierko open the nerve gas canisters. President Logan must decide how to handle revealing Walt's complicity to the public.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 768

9-amazing

8. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Jack poses as a terrorist and hundreds of lives are at risk in a shopping mall. Meanwhile, the President must manage a high-profile suicide.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 760

8.5-great

9. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Bierko contacts President Logan and demands information about the route of President Suvarov's motorcade. Jack races to protect a witness who helped supply Bierko the nerve gas cannisters before Bierko has him killed.

Director: Tim Iacofano | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 756

9-amazing

10. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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The First Lady endangers her own life to save others while Jack heads to Omicron International to meet Christopher Henderson, a former colleague from CTU.

Director: Tim Iacofano | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 759

10-masterpiece

11. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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As Jack tracks Henderson, CTU discovers that terrorists are planning to release nerve gas in a hospital.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 775

9.5-amazing

12. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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A terrorist infiltrates CTU, Kim is reunited with her father, and the Vice President arrives to handle the crisis.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 899

9-amazing

13. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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While CTU itself deals with an attack, the Vice President tries to convince the President to declare martial law in Los Angeles.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 853

10-masterpiece

14. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Homeland Security takes control of CTU. President Logan orders martial law. Wayne Palmer goes to meet with Aaron Pierce. Jack interferes with a German spy's undercover operation while searching for Bierko.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 771

8.5-great

15. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Audrey faces custody and torture. Bierko moves nerve gas canisters to the Wilshire Gas Company. Aaron Pierce goes looking for Wayne Palmer.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, James Morrison

Votes: 772

10-masterpiece

16. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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CTU makes Christopher Henderson their priority while dealing with the restructuring into Homeland Security. Jack and Wayne must save Evelyn Martin's daughter in order to get crucial information about the conspiracy.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 760

9-amazing

17. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Jack and Wayne must retrieve a digital recording from a safety deposit box before Henderson's men get to it. President Logan starts to cover his tracks when he orders Homeland Security to issue an arrest warrant for Jack.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 759

9-amazing

18. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Jack and Audrey show Secretary Heller the recording, but are shocked by the actions he decides to take in handling it. Karen Hayes works to cut off Jack's support inside CTU. Mike Novick begins to become suspicious of President Logan's actions.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 740

9-amazing

19. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Jack and Buchanan work outside the chain of command by recruiting Curtis for help. Homeland Director, Karen Hayes, begins to see discrepancies in the President's actions and begins to suspect his motives.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 730

9.5-amazing

20. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Jack's search for the recording takes him to an airport in the Valley. Bill Buchanan helps covertly.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin, James Morrison

Votes: 741

9.5-amazing

21. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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When President Logan realizes he is backed into a corner, he resorts to a drastic solution. While Karen becomes an ally in Jack's quest to expose Logan, Miles changes allegiances, and a villain from the past returns.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 753

9.5-amazing

22. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Vladimir Bierko manages to escape custody and take control of a submarine, the Natalia, bent on getting his revenge against the US. Jack reluctantly teams up with Henderson in hopes of getting a lead on Bierko, while Martha helps Aaron.

Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 751

9-amazing

23. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Jack Bauer teams up with Christopher Henderson to put an end to Vladimir Bierko's terrorism.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 784

9.5-amazing

24. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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Jack Bauer works with Martha Logan to get a confession out of President Logan and an old antagonist returns to settle a score with Jack.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Gregory Itzin

Votes: 995

10-masterpiece