24 (2001–2010)
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Day 5: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Jack poses as a terrorist and hundreds of lives are at risk in a shopping mall. Meanwhile, the President must manage a high-profile suicide.



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Suzanne Cummings


Posing as Rossler, Jack goes under cover with the terrorists in the hope that they will lead him to Erwich, even at the expense of hundreds of lives in a shopping mall. Meanwhile, President Logan, Martha Logan and Mike Novick debate how best to deal with the suicide of Walt Cummings. Written by Shiro

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13 February 2006 (USA)  »

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When Jack is in the mall and enters the room with the ventilation controls, you see him go for the rightmost lever, in the next shot he is pulling the lever to the left of that one, yet there is not enough time for him to have moved on and you don't hear him pull the lever down. In total there are 5 levers, we only hear 4, though he starts with the rightmost one and finishes with the leftmost one, we see him pull all the levers. See more »


Lynn McGill: Jack, this is a direct order from the President. Now enter the correct code and let them release the gas. Now!
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a good program goes dumb..
29 May 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i've gone five seasons in this series without missing one show, but this one is so stupid i wished i had. as someone who worked for police at both airport and police HQ of a major metropolitan area, i was flabbergasted at the moronicity of the writers on this one. when told they can move in at anytime on the terrorists, the writers try and make this look believable as jack sits on his tush because of a president who is a coward and no one else has the moral courage to stop known terrorists from releasing a deadly nerve gas on a shopping mall in the unlikely event that their chances are any better after they have been complicit in the cruel deaths of potentially thousands of shoppers. this was really, REALLY ridiculous. I do not know of any leaders of police, Intel, or Emerg services who would have let this happen. ANd i just read the reviewer who agreed with the ''manly thing'' (read in actual point of fact - cowardly) to do because some dipstick POTUS who can't make ANY decisions and a brand new fat little neocon substitute ''leader'' (read - frightened yes man rear seat QB) at CTU decide to let hundreds of people suffer and die right in front of themselves! What a cockamaney FARCE this one was and if i didn't think the usual writers were coming back with some sanity i'd have trashed the whole series along with this - the dumbest and stupedist episode ever written for a major series!

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