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Day 5: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

President Logan reinstates Jack to CTU when he learns that the US - not Russia - is in danger. Jack captures and must negotiate with a scientist who helped Bierko open the nerve gas canisters. President Logan must decide how to handle revealing Walt's complicity to the public.



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President Logan convinces Jack to accept reinstatement to CTU following the revelation that Erwich plans to use the nerve gas on Americans. CTU gets a lead on one of Erwich's associates who is helping him re-configure the detonation codes on the canisters. Meanwhile, President Logan enlists the help of his wife, Martha, as an advisor and replacement for Walt Cummings. Written by Shiro

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6 February 2006 (USA)  »

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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) appears in this episode in a walk on role bringing Audrey Raines's character an informational packet. He appears on the split screen at the 1:32 minute after the interruption. See more »


Lynn McGill has his keycard stolen, but manages to re-enter CTU without it. See more »


Jack Bauer: [Rossler has been injured] My name is Jack Bauer, and I'm with CTU. Twenty-five minutes ago, you contacted a man named Ivan Erwich. What did he want you to do for him?
Jacob Rossler: I want my lawyer.
Jack Bauer: You'll get your lawyer as soon as I get what I need. Mr. Erwich is in possession of 20 canisters of Sentox VX nerve gas, which he has threatened to deploy here in the United States.
Jacob Rossler: I guess you have a problem.
Jack Bauer: I'd say you have a problem. You've been conspiring with and aiding known terrorists, which means I get ...
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The End Of Diane, Derek, Walt & Jacob
14 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, we find out Jack still loves "Audrey Raines," which disappoints "Diane Huxley," as would be expected. Diane tells Audrey that if she doesn't love Jack, then let him go. My personal take: Jack should take Diane and her kid "Derek" and thus have a family again. She's a nice woman, the kid seems to have a lot of respect now for Jack....but I think Diane and her son are probably history on this show. That would be a shame but it wouldn't shock me as so many good people disappear from "24" every year.

Walt Cummings turned out to be history when he hung himself. I guess being disgraced was too much for him. This President should consider that option.....he is such a wimp and idiot, it's annoying. Now that he's back in good graces with wife, after she convinces him to use her as his chief adviser and he does, the First Couple is happy. Few others are, as is the case normally, as terrorists are getting closer to getting their nerve gas up and running. In an odd scene, "Lynn McGill" (Sean Astin) has a bad moment with (I presume) his ex-wife who's a druggie and comes to him for money. They meet outside and McGill is mugged by a guy he doesn't see, since he's talking to this woman he calls "Jenny." I'm sure we will be seeing more of her. This program likes to divert to some personal stories here and there to give us a break from the ongoing suspense and action.

Chloe is more rude than ever. Her ex-boyfriend is employed for 20 minutes to help C.T.U., and Edgar is happy those two aren't seeing each other. I doubt Chole (Mary Lynn Rajskub) would ever go out with Edgar (Louis Lombardi) but he has the hots for her. Gee, there are two social losers there, although really Edgar isn't a bad guy. It's just that fat guys have little chance nabbing the girls of their dreams, even if they are ugly and PMS chicks like Chloe. I have a feeling Edgar is setting himself up for some major disappointments down the road.

Jack is hoping to see his daughter. I hope so, too. I'd like another look at Elizabeth Cuthbert, who I haven't seen since the third season.

Jack's also back in good graces with everyone, beginning with this nerd President, who also has to apologize to "Mike Novick" (Jude Ciccolella), one of the more consistently-good characters on this show. Jack makes a believer out of everyone sooner or later, but then everyone dumps on him and wants him fired hours later. Gee, a guy could get a complex.

Meanwhile, in the most intense part of the program, perhaps, we see a man named "Jacob Rossler" (Patrick Bauchau), who is helping the terrorists re-configure the remote trigger so they can get the cannisters to go off when they want. Rossler also has a 15-year-old kept girl from Russia that he is physically abusing. In exchange for his help, after being captured, Rossler wants freedom and the right to keep the girl. Jack has already promised this poor beat-up girl that he'd keep her safe....but now how does he keep this promise? Well, she doesn't help the situation at the very end of this show with a shocking scene. I'll let you see that one without saying any more.

Note: In a two-second scene we see a staffer give someone some papers. I thought, "Wow, that look just like John McCain." Well, it was!

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