24 (2001–2010)
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Day 3: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Jack tries to regain the Salazars' trust when they make it to Mexico. President Palmer is angry with Tony over being left out of a secret operation. Chase is captured by Salazar's men.


Ian Toynton


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




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
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Chloe O'Brian


Jack tries to regain the Salazars' trust when they make it to Mexico. President Palmer is angry with Tony over being left out of a secret operation. Chase is captured by Salazar's men.

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16 December 2003 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Kiefer Sutherland and Greg Ellis previously appeared together in the feature film To End All Wars (2001). See more »


About five minutes in to the episode, they return to the Salazar ranch and the caption says "Las Nieves, New Mexico". It has been stated numerous times the Salazar ranch is in Las Nieves, Northern Mexico. This was fixed in the DVD release. See more »


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Now We Start All Over
16 May 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This episode gave me the feeling of almost starting an entirely new story. The surprise greeting from Hector Salazar to Jack Bauer in Mexico, coupled with Tony's revelation about Gael sets up this episode and lends itself to a whole new set of circumstances.

We get another huge revelation as Tony Almeida, director of the C.T.U., tells the President of the United States to look at something on the computer. The President's brother and adviser, Wayne, logs it in and we see a message from Bauer, saying "If you are looking at this, I have already infiltrated the Salazars and...."

In a nutshell, all of this virus stuff with the kid and the breakout of Ramon Salazar from jail has been "part of an elaborate sting planned and executed by Jack Bauer." We learn that the Ukrainians do indeed have a very deadly virus and Jack has worked to set up a buyer in the Salazars. Jack's plan is to make sure that virus doesn't go anywhere.

The President is not happy he has been deceived through all of this, that only Jack and Tony were in on this, although he certainly can't argue with the ends justifying the means here.

The main thing in this episode is the tension at the Salazar's Mexican home and whether Jack can stay alive with Ramon still (justifiably!) not trusting him and quite happy to blow him away any time.

There are other things in here, too, some dramatic involving Anne, but they are personal sidebars stories and there is no reason to go into everything that is happening in the episode.

Suffice to say it's another tense and entertaining one. I just have complaint, if anyone is reading this: why do some of these characters, beginning with Keifer Sutherland whisper their sentences so often? People don't do that in real life. Is it for dramatic purposes?

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