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Jack and Mason use Palmer's campaign staffer Elizabeth Nash in a sting against Alexis Drazen which backfires badly on them. Kim makes a run for Rick's house after getting separated from Teri following the attack.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Bauer
Teri Bauer
Kim Bauer
Senator David Palmer
Andre Drazen
Keith Palmer
George Mason
Rick Allen
Dr. Phil Parslow
Aaron Pierce


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM, Elizabeth Nash accepts to meets with Alexis to plant a bug in his wallet. However, she has an unexpected reaction jeopardizing the operation. Kim calls CTY from Pine Canyon and does not tell Tony where she is; then she calls Rick and takes a cab to his house. Teri gets a lift on the road with a stranger to a hospital, but when she sees a restaurant, she asks the driver to pull over since she has some recollection of the place. When the maitre arrives, he recalls her. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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26 March 2002 (USA)  »

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This episode marks a rare instance in which the split-screens are not used to transition to the closing moments of the episode. See more »


As Dr. Parslow enters the restaurant, Terry is asleep, her head leaning back. In the next shot, her head is leaning forward. See more »


Alexis Drazen: I must say, I do find it a little strange that the Senator wouldn't include someone as smart and capable as you in his inner circle.
Elizabeth Nash: How would you know how smart I am? We've spent, what, maybe 15 hours together, and most of it has been in bed?
Nina Myers: [listening on the monitor] That wasn't smart.
Alexis Drazen: Was that a complaint or a compliment?
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Performed by The Trephines
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Set-ups, screw-ups and stupid amnesia
20 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

It is stated in this episode that some people might suffer from amnesia after a particularly strong emotional trauma. Fair enough, however the decision of having Teri Bauer lose her memory at the end of the previous show, no matter how plausible that subplot could be, looks a lot like the worst thing that can occur in a serialized drama: a narrative dead end. Basically, the writers had run out of ideas but needed the character to do something, so they came up with the amnesia gimmick.

The biggest problem, though, is that whereas Ep. 16 featured said trickery only in the very last scene, this hour devotes almost half of its time to Teri's irrelevant attempt to remember what happened, taking vital minutes away from the main event: Jack and Senator Palmer's plan to frame Alexis Drazen by setting up a meeting with his mistress, senatorial aid Elizabeth Nash. As the set-up unfolds, Kim Bauer, having once again escaped from her captors, seeks help from the only person she finds trustworthy: Rick, the guy who kidnapped her in the first place (to his credit, he then helped her get away alive).

Fundamentally, this episode is about trust: Elizabeth no longer trusts Alexis and must exploit his "feelings" because Palmer has faith in her (which makes the ending even more shocking, though it is not so unexpected), while Kim has to rely on her awkward connection with Rick to survive. And let's not forget Jack, who has had trust issues since Episode 2. In total, three powerful elements from which to obtain dramatic strength. Pity most of the energy is sucked out by that dull memory loss subplot.


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