24 (2001–2010)
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Day 2: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. 

Jack discovers that Shery Palmer is somehow involved in the conspiracy when he tries to talk to Alex Hewitt. Tony and Michelle make a critical decision on how to handle the Chappelle situation.


Ian Toynton


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Sarah Wynter ... Kate Warner
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sherry Palmer
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Dennis Haysbert ... President David Palmer
Reiko Aylesworth ... Michelle Dessler
Lourdes Benedicto ... Carrie Turner
Billy Burke ... Gary Matheson
Jude Ciccolella ... Mike Novick
Alan Dale ... Vice President Jim Prescott
Paul Schulze ... Ryan Chappelle
Glenn Morshower ... Aaron Pierce
Rick D. Wasserman ... Alex Hewitt
Paco Farias Paco Farias ... Deputy Sheriff


Jack discovers that Shery Palmer is somehow involved in the conspiracy when he tries to talk to Alex Hewitt. Tony and Michelle make a critical decision on how to handle the Chappelle situation.

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After fleeing to the attic, Kim would not have been able to fold up the ladder and close the hatch from up there. These attic hatches with folding ladders are not designed for that, there is no kind of strap attached and she did not have time to tie a string to it or anything. See more »


Jack Bauer: [fires a shot at Sherry Palmer] Sit down!
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Sherry's back!
2 July 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

The season began with Arabic extremists being responsible for the nuclear attack on American soil. Then it turned out the NSA, led by Roger Stanton, was also involved. And then it was all revealed to be an elaborate scam concocted by some businessmen, Peter Kingsley (Tobin Bell) among them, in order to make more money thanks to a gratuitous war. And now, with only three episodes to go before the day ends, another element is "introduced".

The element is Sherry Palmer (Penny Johnson), returning to the show after more than ten episodes in which she was missing. The last minutes of the previous hour indicated she might be involved in the conspiracy (something that had already been suggested about fourteen hours before that), and so the majority of the 60 minutes that occur between 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. are spent showing an open confrontation between Sherry and Jack, who has never liked the former First Lady's methods. In other news, newly appointed President Jim Prescott gives his approval to the initiation of the already announced conflict with the Middle East, and Tony and Michelle decide to neutralize Ryan in some way in order to help Jack. Oh, and Kim's in trouble. Again.

That Mrs. Palmer was an unreliable, manipulative witch was obvious from her very first appearance in Day One (yes, it was that evident), but few could have predicted she would go as far as scheming against her ex husband at the expense of democracy. Clearly fond of her role, Johnson plays Sherry in typical femme fatale fashion which, paired with a new cameo by Tobin Bell, makes this episode one of the most enjoyable in terms of subtle acting. No complaints about her verbal duel with Sutherland, either. Bravo. Can't wait to see how this ends.

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6 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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