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The premise of Season 1 (the attempt on David Palmer's life) occupied
only eight episodes, with the remaining sixteen devoted to dealing with
whoever organized the threat. Day 2 follows the same pattern, but
reverses the proportion, since the nuclear bomb is out of the way only
now, with nine more episodes to go.
With the nuke out of the picture, Jack returns to CTU where Tony has been appointed director, which means the man who secretly helped him in Day 1 is likely to become an annoying bureaucrat now. In fact, Tony insists everything be done by the book, especially since a recording found in Syed Ali's apartment indicates he was backed by three Middle Eastern countries and effectively closes the case. Or at least it would, weren't it for Ali's claim that the conversation featured in the recording never took place. Jack and Michelle (Reiko Aylesworth) believe him, but have a hard time convincing Tony and President Palmer. Ali being taken out by a sniper doesn't help that much either.
Whereas other drama shows, like The Sopranos, have calm moments after particularly eventful episodes, 24 can't, by its nature, stop for one second. Major explosion that killed a recurring character? No problem, it can be followed by an assassination that casts doubt on everything that has happened so far. That's the beauty of this series: it never allows you to take it easy.
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Jack and Michelle question Ali who reveals that the recording made in
Cyprus is a forgery. However during the transfer from CTU to
Guantanamo, Syed is shot and killed by a sniper. Palmer comes across a
startling piece of evidence that leads him to prepare for war against
three countries who appear to have been involved in the nuclear strike.
Kim becomes a hostage in a convenience store robbery, and Jack is
contacted by Syed Ali's assassin, the seventh Coral Snake soldier,
Jonathan Wallace who offers him critical information regarding the
Cyprus recording in exchange for Kate Warner. Michelle assists Jack in
breaking Kate out of CTU custody. Tony attempts to stop Jack and fails.
In summary,here the events that happened during that hour:
1.At the Counter Terrorist Unit, Michelle Dessler expresses doubts about the Cyprus recording to Jack Bauer.
2.President David Palmer is told by Jack that Syed Ali has been assassinated, and that the veracity of the recording is in question.
3.Ramon Garcia unintentionally shoots Frank Davies, and in a panic holds Kim Bauer hostage.
4.Jack Bauer gets a call from an unknown man who wants Kate Warner in return for evidence that the recording is a hoax. Jack knocks down Tony Almeida and flees with Kate.
After an eventful previous episode wherein George Mason sacrifices himself to end the nuclear crisis,the action continues in this next episode as Tony Almeida becomes the new CTU head and when President Palmer started making plans on taking action on those responsible on the nuclear crisis.
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