24 (2001–2010)
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Day 3: 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

In order to get Ramon out of prison Jack asks for President Palmer's permission to instigate a prison riot. Michelle takes over command of CTU after Tony is injured. Chase disobeys orders and fiercely interrogates Ramon as Jack puts his plan into motion. President Palmer has Wayne call off the meeting with Anne's ex-husband. Drug dealer Kyle Singer is captured by Salazar's men.


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Reiko Aylesworth ... Michelle Dessler
James Badge Dale ... Chase Edmunds
Dennis Haysbert ... President David Palmer
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Anne Packard
Joaquim de Almeida ... Ramon Salazar
Vanessa Ferlito ... Claudia Hernandez
Vincent Laresca ... Hector Salazar
Riley Smith ... Kyle Singer
Andrea Thompson ... Dr. Nicole Duncan
D.B. Woodside ... Wayne Palmer (as DB Woodside)
Jesse Borrego ... Gael Ortega
Kevin Chapman ... Warden Kevin Mitchell


Jack asks for President Palmer's permission to go deep undercover and get Ramon out of prison after CTU looses track of Kyle Singer. While Jack prepares to get Ramon out under the cover of a prisoner transfer Chase disobeys orders and goes to confront Ramon himself. President Palmer calls off Wayne's meeting with Anne's ex-husband. Written by Derfel85

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The prison scenes were filmed on location at California's abandoned women's prison, Civil Brand. See more »


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It just keeps getting harder
16 August 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

After only three episodes, the third season of 24 sets out to be more morally complex, tense and unmissable than its two predecessors, and it looks like it will succeed.

With Kyle Singer gone, President Palmer contemplates giving in to the Salazars' demands, and still has to deal with the inconvenience of Anne's ex-husband trying to blackmail him. Just when the situation seems to be getting out of hand, Jack suggests a risky alternative: he will make himself look like a traitor and break Ramon Salazar out of jail to prevent the virus' release. Unfortunately, Chase has disobeyed orders and is headed to the penitentiary to interrogate Ramon, which means Jack will have to change his plans once he's in there.

The sudden turn of events, with just a sixth of Day 3 out of the way, hints that the remaining 20 episodes, or at least most of them, will push the series in a new, darker direction, and why not? After all, 24 is the ideal reflection of a post-9/11 America's state of mind, so making things easier would certainly not be an acceptable option, and neither would it be to soften the main character: Jack is loved by audiences precisely because he isn't your regular federal agent, just like Fox Mulder in The X-Files. It's his edge that gives real life to the show - once that is taken away, there will be nothing left to watch.

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18 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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