24 (2001–2010)
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Day 3: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. 

Ramon holds Jack hostage as they fly down to Mexico. Regional Director Chappelle interrogates Gael; Tony returns prematurely to CTU to reveal Gael's true allegiance. Chase disobeys orders and heads for Mexico to rescue Jack.

Director:

Ian Toynton

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Carlos Bernard ... Tony Almeida
Reiko Aylesworth ... Michelle Dessler
James Badge Dale ... Chase Edmunds
Dennis Haysbert ... President David Palmer
Jesse Borrego ... Gael Ortega
Wendy Crewson ... Dr. Anne Packard
Joaquim de Almeida ... Ramon Salazar
Vanessa Ferlito ... Claudia Hernandez
Vincent Laresca ... Hector Salazar
D.B. Woodside ... Wayne Palmer (as DB Woodside)
Paul Schulze ... Ryan Chappelle
Conor O'Farrell ... Ted Packard
Zachary Quinto ... Adam Kaufman
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Ramon holds Jack hostage as they fly down to Mexico. Regional Director Chappelle interrogates Gael; Tony returns prematurely to CTU to reveal Gael's true allegiance. Chase disobeys orders and heads for Mexico to rescue Jack.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode won the Writer's Guild of America award for Best Drama Writing for a TV Show, beating out such contenders as Law & Order (1990). See more »

Goofs

Tony made it from the hospital to CTU in a matter of minutes. See more »

Quotes

Gael Ortega: I'll ask the questions, huh?
[Gael duct tapes Kim's legs to the chair]
Gael Ortega: You came in here to bring the logs backup to date. When do they expect you to finish? Don't make me ask you twice.
Kim Bauer: I don't know, ten minutes
Gael Ortega: And after that, what are you working on?
Kim Bauer: Just utility work
Gael Ortega: Good
Kim Bauer: What do you think you're doing? This isn't going to work...
[Gael duct tapes Kim's mouth shut and leaves her gagged and tied to the chair]
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Features Speed (1994) See more »

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24 Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Sean Callery
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So Far, I Have To See A Bad Episode
16 May 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

We begin with Gael holding a gun on Kim, who had seen through monitors what was going on with her father (taken hostage on the plane back to Mexico by Salazar and his aides). He gags her with duct tape and leaves her take charge while --- visits her husband in the hospital. (It doesn't seem like he secured her enough, one of the few credibility gaffs - maybe - I've seen on this show.)

Nonetheless, this is again an interesting episode. (So far I have yet to see one that wasn't good.)

Chase is now back to being a good guy, trying to track down where the plane is headed by working on his own. The CTU is doing the same, especially after discovering Gael is a mole in their office. They are interrogating him but not getting too far.

Meanwhile, Jack pulls a fast one while being held hostage on Ramon Salazar's plane. He has turned the tables yet things still don't exactly look to promising for him. The same can be said for the President, David Palmer, whose relationship with Anne is not helping his campaign to be reelected. There are other sidebars in here, too - too many to mention.

So far, one of the things that has impressed me about this show is that they have not gone overboard on personal problems, letting those detract from the main story. There is a lot of suspense but the writers seem to know when to break it off for a few minutes and give the viewers a respite.

The ending of this episode is an absolute shocker, something totally out of left field!


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