24 (2001–2010)
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Day 2: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. 

Jack tries to escape from the Kingsley's men after being tortured. Lynn Kresge tries to warn President Palmer about VP Prescott. Regional Director Ryan Chappelle returns to CTU and exerts his authority. Kate tries to retrieve the stolen computer chip. President Palmer begins to suspect something is wrong when Prescott won't return his phone calls.


James Whitmore Jr.


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Sarah Wynter ... Kate Warner
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Dennis Haysbert ... President David Palmer
Reiko Aylesworth ... Michelle Dessler
Tobin Bell ... Peter Kingsley
Lourdes Benedicto ... Carrie Turner
Jude Ciccolella ... Mike Novick
Michelle Forbes ... Lynne Kresge
Donnie Keshawarz ... Yusuf Auda
Alan Dale ... Vice President Jim Prescott
Nick Offerman ... Marcus
Peter Outerbridge ... Ronnie Stark
Raymond Cruz ... Rouse
Maurice Compte ... Cole


Jack tries to escape from Kingsley men. Lynn Kresge tries to warn the President about the conspiracy. Regional Director Chappelle return to CTU. Kate buys herself more time to get the computer chip back from her assailants. President Palmer becomes suspicious when VP Prescott won't return his phone calls. Written by Derfel85

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The U.S.S. Palmer takes in water
21 April 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Most of the real excitement (and unease) in this episode resides in its first half, with Jack being frantically resuscitated and - eventually - making good his escape. It's kind of a bittersweet situation because you want the man to get some decent payback. But the plot must go on and we'll have to make do with mercy killings.

It doesn't live up to the viciousness or the impact of the prior episode . . . but then again, that's probably asking too much. Jack's ordeal is restricted to incremental scenes while most of the dread lies in Palmer's own administration (and the brewing coup inside the government).

It's a fine episode in its own right, and we really came her to see Jack use one of his nine lives and put down some bad guys.

Mission accomplished.


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