24 (2001–2010)
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3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. 

District Director George Mason (Berkely) shuts down CTU forcing Jack to escape in order to follow up on a lead on a conspirator. Nina and Jamie try to cover for him. Palmer discovers how a reporter found out about Keith. Jack finally learns that Kim and Janet haven been kidnapped.



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Jessie Hampton


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, Janet is left injured on the road, but later they decide to return and execute her. Nina is absolutely upset with Jack Bauer, but she seems to understand his reasons and together with Jamey they try to disclose the scheme and the conspirator in the CTU. However, District Director George Mason is called by Tony Almeida and shuts down the agency. Jack escapes of the lock-down to follow a lead in the key card and Nina and Jamie cover him in spite of being pressed by Mason. The secret service tells the assassination threat to David Palmer, and he tells his wife that a reporter called him telling that Keith had murdered the boy that raped Nicole, and his therapist George Ferragano would have told the truth to the journalist. Jack chases and captures a criminal and he tells that Kim has been kidnapped. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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27 November 2001 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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The series was picked up for the season after this broadcast. See more »


When Jack arrives at 18166 San Fernando Road he leaves his phone in the SUV. When Teri calls him a few minutes later his phone rings from inside his pocket. See more »


[chasing a suspect]
Jack Bauer: I wish you hadn't called for backup.
Jessie Hampton: Why?
Jack Bauer: Because cops have to play by the rules. I may have to break a few with this guy.
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24 Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Jack the Bad Guy?
30 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the fourth episode of the first season of 24. Things really start to heat up and the continuation of the story progresses even better in this episode. I also liked this episode because now even Jack's organization is turning against him and he has enemies from all sides as he tries to make things right.

In this episode, "3:00," Jack has to escape his workplace when the district director, George Mason orders a lockdown. But he gets Nina and Jamie to cover for him. Senator Palmer learns of how the reporter learned about his son's incident. Kim is taken to Ira's place, and Jack learns that Kim may have been kidnapped.

Overall, this was yet again another solid entry in the 24 series. This episode really shows what Jack is up against. An action-packed episode that promises bigger and better things.

My Grade: A-

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