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

Jack boards a plane with Nina Meyers and several FBI agents because they have to meet a contact in Visalia,California who has info on the bomb's location. Nina tries to escape after meeting... See full summary »

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James Whitmore Jr.

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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
Sarah Wynter ... Kate Warner
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Xander Berkeley ... George Mason
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Sherry Palmer
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Dennis Haysbert ... President David Palmer
Reiko Aylesworth ... Michelle Dessler
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Megan Matheson
Jude Ciccolella ... Mike Novick
Michelle Forbes ... Lynne Kresge
Laura Harris ... Marie Warner
Phillip Rhys ... Reza Naiyeer
John Terry ... Bob Warner
Eric Christian Olsen ... John Mason
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Jack boards a plane with Nina Meyers and several FBI agents because they have to meet a contact in Visalia,California who has info on the bomb's location. Nina tries to escape after meeting the contact. President Palmer and Mike Novick try to ascertain NSA Director Stanton's loyalty. Mason tries to make contact with his estranged son. Tony takes Bob Warner and Reza to CTU for further questioning. Written by Derfel85

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The bank account George turns over to John that nobody knows about, with a couple hundred grand in it, is a subtle reference to s1e1 where Jack blackmails George over money embezzled from Filip Darsay's account. See more »

Goofs

President Palmer says he "invok[ed] executive privilege" to bring Sherry in, but executive privilege is a legal doctrine that allows the President and some high-level executive branch officers to refuse to divulge some information related to executive functions. It does not grant the President or anyone else any other authority. See more »

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George Mason: [after police officers bring John into George's office, while removing his handcuffs] sorry John, hey, I told you I needed to see you right?
John Mason: [after seeing the damage left from the explosion] what happened here?
George Mason: I could never get you to watch the news, could I?
John Mason: [sarcastically] If you're looking to bond here dad, having your son arrested isn't the best way to do that.
George Mason: I don't have much time, things are happening here and I can't go into in it "fully".
John Mason: you couldn't go "fully" into much of anything.
George Mason: ...
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24 Theme
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Written by Sean Callery
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"I'm dying, John"
17 March 2008 | by MaxBorg89See all my reviews

George Mason: huge pain in the ass. That's how people would describe him in Season One, at least. In this episode, he becomes George Mason: warm, sympathetic human being. And for some twisted reason, the transformation works.

The change of attitude is linked to George's attempt to reconnect with his estranged son, John, before he dies. In the meantime, he still has to coordinate Tony's joint interrogation of Reza (Phillip Rhys) and Bob Warner (John Terry), both of whom have now been taken to CTU for further questioning. Elsewhere, David Palmer and his Chief of Staff Mike Novick (Jude Ciccolella) have reason to doubt Roger Stanton's loyalty, and Jack Bauer finds himself working with Nina Myers, as they head to Visalia to retrieve vital information.

The suspense in this episode is exceptional, particularly in the Visalia section, with Jack and his men preparing to raid a building with Nina's help, a fact that raises the stakes since she is all but reliable. And yet, somehow all of that is overshadowed by two brief scenes featuring Mason and his son. Throughout Day 1, the main pleasure of George's presence derived from his sardonic remarks, especially those about Nina (considering Sarah Clarke and Xander Berkeley are married in real life). Over the course of seven shows of Day 2, he has evolved into a deeper character, to the point that he can break the audience's heart in the touching goodbye scene, something that would have been unheard of previously.

Oh, and for those who thought Kim Bauer couldn't get into more trouble: check out this hour's cliffhanger - contrived, but riveting nonetheless.


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