24 (2001–2010)
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8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. 

Jack is taken into custody by the Secret Service after he stops the assassination. He quickly escapes in order to check on another name from the key card. Palmer tries to deal with the assassination attempt.


Stephen Hopkins


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 1 more credit »




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
Vicellous Shannon ... Keith Palmer
Karina Arroyave ... Jamey Farrell
Jude Ciccolella ... Mike Novick
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Eli Stram
Eric Balfour ... Milo Pressman
Michael Bryan French ... Frank Simes
Kathleen Wilhoite ... Lauren Proctor
Jesse D. Goins ... Alan Hayes
Glenn Morshower ... Aaron Pierce


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM, Jack Bauer is arrested but escapes handcuffed from the secret service. He hijacks a car with the waitress Lauren, goes to a construction and talks to Nina and Tony. Sherry calls Maureen and promises the story of the assassination attempt and conspiracy in the government if she postpones the news about Keith. Teri is sexually abused by one of the kidnappers to protect Kim and she steals his cellular. Tony and Nina press Jamey and she tries to commit suicide. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

22 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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It is established in this episode that Jack has been awake since at least 8:00 a.m. the previous day. See more »


While she was taken hostage by Gaines, Kim Bauer was wearing from take to take a different pair of shoes (her regular were high heel sandals - then suddenly flat slippers). To be seen first at 08:35. Happened after that a couple of times until they could break free. See more »


Jack Bauer: What's your name? Lauren? I'm Jack. I work for a special branch of the government. Last night, I was given a very important assignment. Right now, someone is trying to stop me from doing it.
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24 Theme
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No Trust Anywhere
2 October 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Jack escapes custody and holes up in an office near a construction site. He meets Lauren when he forces her at gunpoint to drive him to safety. She is a harsh woman but Jack begins to trust her. Unfortunately. Meanwhile Jamie admits to helping Gaines. She is powerful because of her technological expertise. The women are still being kept by hired killers. There is a great sacrifice to assure some safety. Jack has managed to make contact but is on the run. Palmer comes to realize that his wife is an opportunist. She presents real signs of evil.

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