24 (2001–2010)
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Day 2: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

Jack goes undercover to find Joseph Wald, where he learns that CTU is going to be bombed. While Kim tries to save Meghan from her abusive father, Gary. Kate Warner becomes suspicious of sister's Middle-Eastern fiancé.


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Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 2 more credits »

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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
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Dennis Haysbert ... President David Palmer
Reiko Aylesworth ... Michelle Dessler
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Megan Matheson
Billy Burke ... Gary Matheson
Timothy Carhart ... Eric Rayburn
Michelle Forbes ... Lynne Kresge
Sara Gilbert ... Paula Schaeffer
Laura Harris ... Marie Warner
Tracy Middendorf ... Carla Matheson
Phillip Rhys ... Reza Naiyeer


Jack goes undercover to find Joseph Wald, where he learns that CTU is going to be bombed. Kate Warner becomes suspicious of her sister's Middle-Eastern fiancé when PI connects him to Middle Eastern terrorist. President Palmer has to detain a reporter who has come too close to the truth about the nuke. Written by Derfel85

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Release Date:

5 November 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tamlyn Tomita who plays Jenny Dodge also plays Lt. Commander Manetti in JAG (1995). She is one of many people hired by 24 (2001) who have also starred in JAG. See more »


Michelle is seen dropping Jack off in a helicopter to retrieve the car for his cover, presumably across town. In the very next scene, she is back at her desk conferring with Tony. See more »


Eddie Grant: You broke the guy's ankle, Jack.
Jack Bauer: He shouldn't have been playing with adults.
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24 Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Time to go undercover
17 February 2008 | by Max_cinefilo89See all my reviews

In the previous episode, Jack Bauer killed a man and sawed his head off for the sake of credibility. Here, he breaks another guy's ankle for the same reason. Not really the kind of stuff you see on an average telly show, huh?

The reason Jack is behaving like that is he's going undercover to gain information from a man named Joseph Wald, the only lead CTU has in the case of the nuclear threat. Problem is, Jack's the agent who sent Wald to prison back in the day, so he needs assets to show he is on the "right" side and not to be messed with. Hence the head and ankle. In a less dangerous neighborhood, on the other hand, Kim Bauer is trying to keep a little girl she is babysitting away from said infant's potentially abusive father, and Kate Warner's suspicions about her future brother-in-law get worse after learning he might be involved with a known terrorist.

After a pitch-perfect start, the second season moves forward in an even darker fashion: all of a sudden, even your own home is no longer a safe haven. Of course, the domestic violence thread is nothing more but an excuse to get Kim into trouble, but with such care for the subplot and its connection to the main arc (a tie that isn't that strong to begin with), why complain? It even allows Elisha Cuthbert to develop a more mature side of her character compared to the rebellious teenager she was in Day 1.

That's nothing compared to the old man, though: watching Jack maintain his cover at all costs is a riveting experience, especially in the final minutes, which indicate events will turn incredibly ugly come the following hour. Few shows provide that kind of thrill on such a regular basis.

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