24 (2001–2010)
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2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. 

Palmer and Jack finally meet for the first time and discuss Operation Nightfall. Nina talks to Teri about her and Jack's past relationship after they reach the safehouse.


Jon Cassar


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

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Leslie Hope ... Teri Bauer
Sarah Clarke ... Nina Myers
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Dennis Haysbert ... Senator David Palmer
Tamara Tunie ... Alberta Green
Zeljko Ivanek ... Andre Drazen
Daniel Bess ... Rick Allen
Misha Collins ... Alexis Drazen
Paul Schulze ... Ryan Chappelle
Kara Zediker ... Elizabeth Nash
Eric Balfour ... Milo Pressman
Wade Williams ... Robert Ellis (as Wade Andrew Williams)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sherry Palmer
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Senator David Palmer calls Alan Opticam from Pentagon to break the protocol of an internal investigation in CTU conducted by Regional Director Ryan Chappelle and have a meeting with Jack Bauer. After clarifying the misunderstand about the incident in the power plant with Jack, the Senator discovers that the attempt is not related to the election process or racism, but just a revenge against the Operation Nightfall, which was ordered by him. They call Robert Ellis in New Orleans and explain that someone close to Victor Drazen seems to have connected David Palmer to Jack Bauer and wants revenge on the day of the second anniversary of Nightfall. Ellis sends a couple of missing files and they disclose that Drazen's wife and daughter were in the bunker that was exploded. Palmer forces Chappelle to reinstate Jack Bauer to his position in a provisional status for the rest of the day. Meanwhile Elizabeth is ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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12 March 2002 (USA) See more »

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President Palmer: I know why you want me dead, Mr. Bauer.
Jack Bauer: Want you dead, Senator? I don't know what you're talking about.
President Palmer: Kosovo!
Jack Bauer: Kosovo?
President Palmer: I know you hold me responsible for the men you lost there. Two years ago today.
Jack Bauer: You know about Operation Nightfall?
President Palmer: I authorized the mission. I know you took out Victor Drazen and his inner circle, and I know you lost six men in the process.
Jack Bauer: And you think I want revenge for the death of men?
President Palmer: Yes, I do.
Jack Bauer: With all due respect, Senator, I almost died today trying to protect you! ...
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The Real Reason
3 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

We are finally let in on why the bad guys are after Jack, his family, and Palmer. The Presidential run is secondary. It all goes back to Kosovo and a bombing. We also find out that Jack's wife is still deeply hurt be Jack's short fling with Nina (which actually isn't resolved). The women are in a safe house and it appears it is about to be a fortress. Jack and Palmer are allies now but there are forces within CTU that are hard to crack. One of the problems in this show is that every once in a while, we are shown a traitor, but there are no clues up till that point.

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