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Day 5: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

Jack hides in the Ontario airport where terrorists are making demands. The First Lady looks for evidence of a phone call from David Palmer the night before.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Bauer
Audrey Raines
President Charles Logan
Bill Buchanan
Curtis Manning
Edgar Stiles
Martha Logan
Mike Novick
Diane Huxley
Derek Huxley
James Nathanson
Evelyn Martin
Spenser Wolff
Walt Cummings


Jack Bauer takes up a tactical position in the Terminal that the Terrorist group has taken over. As he feeds information to CTU about them, the Terrorists state their demands on live television. Meanwhile, Martha Logan tries to find unaltered evidence of her phone conversation with David Palmer the night before. Written by Shiro

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16 January 2006 (USA)  »

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While performing recon for CTU inside the airport, Jack calls Bill Buchanan and says there are "ten to twelve" hostages, but his lips mouth the words "ten to twenty" See more »


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Hostage Drama
12 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack conceals himself inside the airport, surveying the Russian separatists and feeding information to Curtis Manning and his assault team. The terrorists continue to execute hostages in an attempt to make Logan give in to their demands to nullify the treaty. With help from Chloe back at CTU Jack detonates one of the terrorist's explosive vests to stall the executions. However the traitor Walt Cummings contacts Beresch, the leader of the terrorists and informs him of Jack's presence and his connection to one of the hostages, Derek Huxley. Beresch threatens to execute Derek, forcing Jack to give himself up. Martha discovers that all the traces of her conversation with Palmer might not have been erased and accesses the archives at the presidential retreat looking for a transcript.

In summary,here the events that happened during that hour:

1.President Charles Logan is notified by Mike Novick about terrorists controlling the main terminal at Ontario Airport. They then watch the leader of the terrorists, Anton Beresch, make a live broadcast telling the public on TV that he will execute hostages unless the Presidents of the United States and Russia repudiate their accord. Logan pressures his staff to fix the hostage crisis.

2.Martha Logan wants to talk to her husband about her conversation with David Palmer, but Logan presents her with an innocuous recording where Palmer did not mention anything about national security. To prove she was right, Martha gets a key card from Burke and finds out the transcripts of her conversation with Palmer in the archive room.

3.At CTU, Bill Buchanan tries to negotiate with Beresch, but instead he executes a hostage in front of the camera and makes his point clear that he wants Logan and Suvarov to repudiate the treaty and that CTU shouldn't attempt a rescue mission.

4.Jack Bauer, while hidden inside the airport, feeds information to Curtis Manning and CTU. As he does so, he finds out from Diane that Derek is inside the terminal among the hostages. Beresch learns that Jack Bauer is inside so he scrambles his cellphone signal and threatens to kill Derek if Jack doesn't come out. With Beresch pointing a gun at Derek's head, Jack comes out and surrenders.

After Day 5 started with a bang with death to familiar characters of previous season and with the second episode tells us a story of deceit and intrigue,the third episode becomes action packed as a group of terrorists try to stop the arms treaty that President Logan of the United States and President Suvarov of Russia are going to make with a hostage drama happening at Ontario Airport.Jack is present there and we do know that the action is going to intensifies in the next few hours.Added to that,we also notice that the First Lady - Martha Logan - is still going over the last conversation she had with the late President Palmer.The web of intrigue and deceit also deepens during this hour.

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