24 (2001–2010)
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3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. 

District Director George Mason (Berkely) shuts down CTU forcing Jack to escape in order to follow up on a lead on a conspirator. Nina and Jamie try to cover for him. Palmer discovers how a reporter found out about Keith. Jack finally learns that Kim and Janet haven been kidnapped.


Winrich Kolbe


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
Michael Massee ... Ira Gaines
Daniel Bess ... Rick Allen
Matthew Carey ... Dan Mounts
Vicellous Shannon ... Keith Palmer
Jacqui Maxwell ... Janet York
Karina Arroyave ... Jamey Farrell
Yolonda Ross ... Jessie Hampton
John Hawkes ... Greg Penticoff
Xander Berkeley ... George Mason
Zach Grenier ... Carl Webb


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, Janet is left injured on the road, but later they decide to return and execute her. Nina is absolutely upset with Jack Bauer, but she seems to understand his reasons and together with Jamey they try to disclose the scheme and the conspirator in the CTU. However, District Director George Mason is called by Tony Almeida and shuts down the agency. Jack escapes of the lock-down to follow a lead in the key card and Nina and Jamie cover him in spite of being pressed by Mason. The secret service tells the assassination threat to David Palmer, and he tells his wife that a reporter called him telling that Keith had murdered the boy that raped Nicole, and his therapist George Ferragano would have told the truth to the journalist. Jack chases and captures a criminal and he tells that Kim has been kidnapped. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

27 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "events occur in real time" text/narration at the beginning of the first three episodes has been dumped. See more »


When Alan York and Teri Bauer drive away after being pulled over, their license plate is 4IEH746. Minutes later, when they see the ambulance, it's 4TWO520. See more »


Police Officer: Freeze!
Jack Bauer: Federal agent!
Police Officer: Your badge! Nice and slowly.
Jack Bauer: I'm putting my gun down.
[puts his gun down, takes out his I.D. and throws it towards the police officer]
Police Officer: [looking at the I.D] CTU? What the hell is that?
Jack Bauer: Counter Terrorist Unit. I am federal agent Jack Bauer, I am following a suspect. Shoot me or help me but decide now!
Police Officer: OK, I will help you.
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24 Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Fragile Alliances
1 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The crooked Mason has it in for Jack and shuts down the unit. He gins making threats to the operatives. Jack sneaks out and goes in pursuit of a guy whose location he has been given. Meanwhile, the girls are still in grave danger. One is struck by a car and is left in the street. Jack and a female cop go in pursuit of the bad guy, and there is an intense chase through a building. Jack hears some terrifying news as the episode ends. These episodes are absolutely captivating. I saw all of them when the show premiered, but that was eighteen years ago and they are as fresh today as then.

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