24: Season 3, Episode 19

Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (20 Apr. 2004)

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When CTU learns that Saunders has a daughter attending an LA university they must inform Jack the only match for a bait and switch operation is Kim Bauer. Chase tracks down the man who escaped the hotel quarantine. Palmer informs his cabinet on the dangers of the threat.



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Wayne Palmer (as DB Woodside)


Jack learns that Saunders' has a daughter attending a local LA college and that the only possible match for a bait and switch operation is his daughter Kim. Palmer informs his cabinet of the dangers the nation is facing. Chase tracks down the man who left the hotel quarantine as the virus spreads among the general public. Written by Derfel85

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A scene was cut from the final print of this episode, featuring Jack alone in a helicopter, weeping over the death of Chappelle. It bares a striking similarity to the last scene in the first season finale. Presumably, the writers liked the idea of Jack breaking down alone and saved the idea for the final dramatic moment. See more »


Originally Palmer only came to California for the debate. But this episode, when he calls a conference roughly half of his Cabinet and top advisor's are there with him live. What are they all doing in California with him? They weren't around for the debate, and why would Palmer bring them into the area when the virus is at risk of release (at it has been since roughly 3 p.m.)? Or have them stay there for another 12+ hours. See more »


Jack Bauer: I know you think you're doing the right thing,
[raising his voice]
Jack Bauer: but this is not going to happen.
Kim: Somebody has to do it!
Jack Bauer: Someone will, not you!Someone
Kim: [raising her voice] I'm the best match!
Jack Bauer: [raising his voice even more] You're not a field operative!
Kim: I have weapons training. This is decoy work. Saunders' people won't even come close to me.
Jack Bauer: [shouting] Kim, you don't know what you're talking about. If everything was to go right in this scenario, which not a chance I'm willing to take!
Kim: [shouting] ...
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Containing The Disease
25 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Chappelle's body is taken by three masked men and Bauer is told not to follow, or the virus will be released.

Meanwhile, the President is under a bit of fire after telling higher ups what is going on, and that he decided to comply with the terrorist's demands. That terrorist, Saunders, threatens to release two vials in big cities if he doesn't get a list of about 45 U.S. spies.

Meanwhile, C.T.U. gets a lead on Saunders' daughter, a student in Santa Barbara, and sends Kim up there to impersonate her so that a switch can be made and the terrorist daughter can be interrogated to see if she knows the whereabouts of her father.

The worst part is that the man who escaped from the Chandler Hotel is spreading the disease around but at least he has been located at the ER of an area hospital. However, he came in contact with people in the drug store and with some ER patients who left. The race is on to find them before a full-scale epidemic occurs.

The ending dramatics involve Kim trying to impersonate Saunders' daughter.

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