24 (2001–2010)
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Day 2: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. 

Jack and Sherry head to LA Coliseum to meet Peter Kingsley. Upon hearing evidence via the live audio feed, President Prescott aborts the air strike. David Palmer is reinstated as President, and speaks to the nation about the nuclear bomb.


Jon Cassar


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 4 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
Tobin Bell ... Peter Kingsley
Lourdes Benedicto ... Carrie Turner
Jude Ciccolella ... Mike Novick
Laura Harris ... Marie Warner
Thomas Kretschmann ... Max
John Terry ... Bob Warner
Tamlyn Tomita ... Jenny Dodge
Alan Dale ... Vice President Jim Prescott


Jack and Sherry head to LA Coliseum to meet Peter Kingsley. Upon hearing evidence via the live audio feed, President Prescott aborts the air strike. David Palmer is reinstated as President, and speaks to the nation about the nuclear bomb.

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This episode marks the third time the clock ticked silently, being replaced instead by the sound of Palmer's heartbeat as the show closed. See more »


At the end of the episode during David Palmer's speech many camerman are visible, being part of the TV crews of the scene. However, one of them can be seen holding a camera with a film magazine attached to it, which was used to shoot closeups of the president. See more »


Michelle Dessler: The new shift is here, they've been brought up to speed. I was thinking I would get my brother and go home.
Tony Almeida: There's a handful of people that made a big diference here today, and you're one of them, you made some tough choices and went against me and I wanted to let you know, you were right.
Michelle Dessler: Thanks.
Tony Almeida: [as she turns around to leave] So, go home and get some rest. I'll see you tomorrow.
Michelle Dessler: [Smilies and nods]
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References Saving Private Ryan (1998) See more »


24 Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Season Two
4 July 2019 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

Usually, I judge the success of any televised drama by its ability to reinvent itself from season to season. Too much of the same will lead to stagnation, while too much change will actually alienate loyal viewers. 24, however, is a completely new breed of show and thus does not adhere to the typical critiques of TV drama.

Essentially, the second season of 24 follows the same parameters as the first. Over the course of a single day, CTU (Counter-Terrorism Unit) agent Jack Bauer must get himself (and the nation) out of a crisis...this time when a nuclear bomb is set to detonate in Los Angeles and could prompt World War 3 if the plot succeeds. Of course, besides Bauer, a host of other characters (Kim Bauer, Tony Almeida, George Mason, etc.) round out the cast. The twists and turns are just as mind-blowing as the first go-round, yet it never seems to get old due to the great acting and straight-forward plot devices (every episode ends with a new huge twist).

The biggest reason the Season Two succeeds, though, is that much more time is devoted to the character of Jack Bauer, who really is the fulcrum of the show. The episodes in which the raging, frenetic Jack takes center stage will have you on the edge of your seat and literally cheering out loud! Whereas in the first half of the first season Bauer was little more than a concerned parent, this entire season sees him wriggling his way out of tight spot after tight spot...MacGyver has nothing on Jack Bauer. I never thought I would find an actor who brings more intensity to his role than Matthew Fox gives to Jack Shepard on LOST, but Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer eclipses him.

So, if you were intrigued (or completely thrilled!) by the first season of 24, this second season will not let you down. Between the plot twists, the intensity of Bauer, and the surprising return or demise of a few old "friends", this season again will have you watching episode after episode deep into the night.

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20 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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