24 (2001–2010)
4 user 1 critic

Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. 

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.



(created by), (created by) | 1 more credit »

Watch Now

$0.00 (HD) with Prime Video


IMDb at Comic-Con 2016

Visit our Comic-Con section to see what's trending, watch celebrity interviews, follow event coverage, browse cosplay photos, take our Fan IQ quizzes, and more.

Browse IMDb's Guide to Comic-Con




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-14 | See all certifications »




Release Date:

20 April 2004 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


SylviaImports.com, the website Saunders gives to Palmer, is owned by 24 director Rodney Charters. There is only simple text, which reads: Sylviaimports.com A Big Thank-you from the crew of 24. Thanks for watching, we love making it for you, and yes, we did get picked up for Season 4. 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] ...
See more »


24 Theme
Written by Sean Callery
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

New demands and inconveniences
9 September 2008 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Usually, when a major character dies in a TV show, the episode that takes place immediately after-wards is a little more laid-back, so that everyone can relax. Does this happen on 24? No way. The moment Ryan Chappelle (Paul Sculze) is on the ground, shot in the head by Jack Bauer, three men arrive to collect the body and instruct Jack not to follow them.

Such a dramatic start serves merely the function of setting the tone: after the disposal of the corpse, Saunders calls President Palmer with a new request: if he isn't given a complete list of American agents working abroad, two vials of the virus will be released. While Palmer informs his cabinet of the situation, Jack finds out that Saunders has a daughter, Jane, who goes to college in Santa Barbara. The plan is to replace her with someone from CTU and use her to find the terrorist. Who's gonna do the switch? Why, that would be Kim, actually. In addition, Chase tracks down the infected man who escaped from the hotel.

This episode works on two races against the clock: one to replace Jane Saunders in time to put an end to all of the day's threats, one to find the potentially dangerous hotel guest. These tow situations are inter-cut to great dramatic effect, with more emphasis on the first plot strand, given that will play a bigger part in the last five episodes of the season. Gratifyingly enough, that section of the narrative also gives Elisha Cuthbert something really substantial to do after just sitting around for eighteen hours (not that she was doing a bad job, it's just nice to see her take part in the action again).

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
24:Legacy pilot preview- "It does what it does really, really well". WithinTheHour
will miss Kate Morgan (yvonne strahovski) in legacy. man-mystery20
Are seasons 7 and 8 any good? ajnb07
Kiefer in 2014:We left Season 8 open-ended. Now we're going for closure. ednamode1980
24: Legacy will be as successful as The Bourne Legacy was ThePDF
Palmer or Heller? zmo7
Discuss Day 3: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page