|Written by:||Robert Cochran & Howard Gordon|
|Directed by:||Paul Shapiro|
|Original airdate:||May 14, 2002|
Victor Drazen threatens to kill Kim unless Jack Bauer kills David Palmer, but Jack is once again able to foil the plans. Believing that Palmer is dead, the Drazens agree to trade Jack's life for Kim's. Kim manages to escape the Drazen compound and swim to safety. Teri tells Jack she is pregnant, while a second mole is revealed at CTU.
- Timecodes and events are based on the extended episode featured on the 24: Season One: Special Edition DVD. Changed or added scenes are indicated in italics.
Right now, terrorists are plotting to assassinate a presidential candidate. My wife and daughter have been targeted, and people that I work with may be involved in both. I’m federal agent Jack Bauer, and today is the longest day of my life.
- Senator David Palmer is being asked by Patty Brooks is there's ever been anyone other than his wife. He tells her he can't answer that, and she says she is flirting with him. Patty then meets with Sherry Palmer and says that she did what she told her, but it is going to lead to other things.
- Teri Bauer comes into George Mason's office and tells him that he can't just let Jack die. He says they can't go through with the trade, and Teri says that is the same thing.
- Victor Drazen says he is willing to trade Jack Bauer's life for Alexis Drazen's. George gives Alexis over, and asks where Jack is. Meanwhile, he holds Mila hostage trying to negotiate his own release, before she is shot by Victor.
- Andre tells Jack Bauer that if his people deliver Alexis then he will live. He asks about his daughter, and Andre says Jack will hear from them. Kim is being tied up as Jack's handcuffs are shot and he is given instructions to get into a car and head towards Century City.
between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.,
on the day of the California
Andre Drazen calls Jack and tells him to go to David Palmer's hotel. He tells Jack that the government froze $200 million of their assets when Victor was abducted. Jack asks if everything that happened today was over money. "I wouldn't say that," replies Andre. He tells Jack to make sure Palmer answers the phone that Drazen gave Jack when the Drazens call at 10:45. Andre says he will give Jack further instructions once the call is over. Jack realizes that they want him to kill Palmer. He tells Jack again that Palmer has to pick up the phone at 10:45, and that they will kill Kim if he doesn't.
Patty Brooks enters Palmer's room in the hotel, confirming his schedule for a trip to Dallas tomorrow. Palmer tells her to sit down. Patty admits that she is and always has been attracted to Palmer. Palmer gives her a card and tells her to meet him in 20 minutes in room 907.
Sherry comes in and wants to talk to David as Patty leaves. Sherry says that Keith and Nicole know that they aren't getting along, and they will spend the next two days with Sherry while Palmer is alone. Sherry looks back at David before leaving.
George Mason tells Nina Myers that they have to use all of their resources to find Alexis, saying it will, through Drazen, lead them to Jack. At that moment, Jack calls and tells them that he's fine. He tells them to let Teri know that he's fine. Mason wants to help him, but Jack hangs up on them. Nina and Mason put the pieces together and realize that Drazen has assigned Jack to kill Palmer. Mason asks Jane to connect him to the Secret Service agents at the Palmer suite.
At the building in the docks where she is being held, Kim sits, restrained, when Alexis Drazen is carted in. Andre and Victor get out of the van. The Serbian doctor says that he can't stop Alexis' internal bleeding. Desperately trying to help Alexis, the doctor tells them that there is nothing more that he can do as Alexis dies. Victor and Andre stand beside Alexis' lifeless body as Andre remembers his mother and sister being killed as well. Furious, he pulls out a gun and runs over to Kim. He says he wants Jack to hear Kim's screams as he kills her, but Victor reminds him that they still need her. He puts the gun down.
10:09:49... 10:09:50... 10:09:51...
Patty tells Sherry that David wants to see her. Patty says that she feels uncomfortable and asks Sherry why she is encouraging this behavior. She tells Patty that she no longer has David's full confidence and wants Patty to get it. Sherry admits she's not okay with what's going on, but says that it's completely necessary. Patty gets on the elevator.
At CTU, Nina tells someone over the phone to make sure Palmer has an extra layer of security. Tony then comes over and says that he found something important. He brings up the schematics of the facility where Victor Drazen was held and says that they have been tampered with. Nina tells him to look up who has accessed the schematics in the last month. When Tony asks, she says that she believes that there's a second dirty agent in CTU. George Mason comes over and asks Nina to look over Teri, saying that Nina's the only one who can calm her down.
Nina tells Teri that, although Jack's safe, they don't know where he is. She tells her that Drazen wants him to do something else. Teri asks why Jack would do anything for Drazen. Nina is forced to admit that they have Kim again, and Teri breaks down crying.
Victor tells Kim that they have Jack doing a simple task for them. Kim asks if they'll let her go after that task is done. "We will see," Victor simply replies.
Jack calls Palmer and says he needs to see him. Palmer tells Jack that Secret Service told him that Jack was a threat, and they should not let him through. Jack tells him about the call, and swears that he does not want to hurt Palmer. Palmer is not sure, but Jack reminds him of the morning when Jack saved his life when they had his daughter. He begs Palmer to let him in.
10:20:23... 10:20:24... 10:20:25...
Patty Brooks meets Palmer in the room that he had requested. Patty asks how much time they have, and Palmer tells her not to worry about that. He tells Patty that she's fired for conspiring with his wife. Patty begs for his forgiveness, saying that she didn't know what to say, but Palmer tells her to leave the hotel within a half hour. Before leaving the room, Palmer advises her not to come asking him or his staff for letters of recommendation. He then leaves. Patty sighs, upset.
Tony calls Nina over to his station. He shows her that six people have accessed the schematics of the prison in the past month: Simon Knights, Bob Johnston, Sonja Lindstrom, Mercy Ross, Paul Conti and George Mason. The first five were just doing schedule back up, and the only one who was doing anything out of the ordinary with them was Mason, who accessed the file four days ago. Nina tells him to shut down Mason's network access.
Sherry asks David where he was, and he tells Sherry that he fired Patty. She tells David that he thinks that everyone is conspiring against him, when in reality they are just trying to help. David is disgusted that she wanted to put another woman in his bed. He tells her that she is not qualified to speak of higher purposes. She reminds them that they are about to move into the White House, telling him that she is as much of a part of the hard work as he is. Sherry tells him that she sent Patty to spy on him because he needs her to look out for him. She tells her that he needs her in every way possible. One of Palmer's Secret Service agents enters the room and says that Jack Bauer has arrived. David tells Sherry that they are not done, and he leaves the room to greet Jack.
As Jack and Palmer meet, Palmer tells Jack of the weight he had to pull to convince Secret Service to even let Jack in the building, and that they only conceded on the condition that the pair remain in their sight at all times. Jack assures him that is acceptable and reminds Palmer that he needs to pick up when Drazen calls. Palmer asks what the call is about, and Jack tells him about the $200 million of Drazen's assets that were frozen and that he wants it back. Jack then tells Palmer that Drazen will then want him to kill Palmer when the call is over, but he reassures Palmer that he has no intention of harming Palmer, saying he just wants to buy time. Palmer says that Drazen knows that he can't access the money, and says that he doesn't think that the money is the reason that Drazen is calling.
The phone then rings. After it rings several times, Palmer reluctantly answers it. Drazen greets Palmer and presses a red button. Palmer says Drazen's name into the phone, but gets no response. Jack, hearing the beeping, suddenly realizes that Drazen knows that he can't get the money and that the call is a trap. He grabs the phone and throws it through the window, when it explodes. Kim hears the explosion from the phone, and, fearing that her father is dead, cries.
Jack and Palmer, underneath the debris from the explosion, get up, unharmed.
10:32:48... 10:32:49... 10:32:50...
In Palmer's suite, Sherry runs in to find Palmer alive. He introduces her to Jack, who has saved his life twice today. Sherry is angry because she believes Jack put him in danger, but Palmer won't hear any of it. Someone on the radio signals in to Agent Ron for the status of Palmer, but Jack tells Ron (who knows that Palmer is alive) not to answer it. Buying them time to strategize, Palmer tells Agent Ron to tell them they don't know about his whereabouts. Jack tells Palmer that they need to leak a story that he is dead. Sherry is appalled by this plan, and David tells her about Kim. Jack says that they should leak a story that Palmer was killed, and they need to keep him quarantined for a few hours. Sherry says Jack has to be kidding, to which he responds "I've never been more serious in my life." Against Sherry's objections, Palmer agrees with Jack's plan. He sends Sherry downstairs to get Nicole and Keith. Jack tells Agent Ron to get Mike Novick and all other agents who have seen Palmer in the room, and to not let anyone in or out of the room once Keith and Nicole arrive. Palmer questions Jack on whether or not this will work. Jack tells him that it has to.
At CTU, a confused George Mason asks Tony Almeida why his network access isn't working. Tony says he'll talk to ITS, but Mason tells him that there's no time and he'll access the info from Tony's computer. He sees that Palmer is still going to Dallas, and asks Tony to find out when his plane is leaving from Secret Service. As he leaves Tony's station, he also tells him to get his access back.
Once George leaves, Tony calls Nina. He tells her that Mason knows about his access, and that he's overly interested in Palmer when he leaves LA. She wants to go to Chappelle, but Tony says to wait, and that they'll have to get Mason's access back. Suddenly, Mason runs down the stairs and tells everyone to look at the monitors. They see the live news report of Palmer's "assassination" and are shocked.
At the Drazens' warehouse, Victor and Andre celebrate the announcement of Palmer's assassination. Andre wants to take care of Kim now, but Victor tells Andre to not do anything with her until they know that Jack is dead. Kim nervously looks on, crying.
Andre calls Jack at Palmer's suite. Jack answers, and Andre is surprised to see that he's alive. Jack offers to trade himself to the Drazens for Kim's freedom. Andre tells Jack where to meet him, and also tells him that they believe that his sins should not be visited upon Kim. Jack says he'll be there in 30 minutes, and Andre makes sure that he knows that if he contacts anyone at CTU, they will know. Palmer wishes Jack luck as he leaves.
Kim asks the Drazens why they are doing this, to which she gets no response from Andre, but he gives her a hard glare.
Nina wants Jack to let CTU help, but Jack tells her that he needs to do this alone, not even giving up his location in fear of another dirty agent. He wants to speak to Teri. Nina gives her the phone. Jack tells Teri that he's going to pick up Kim, and that they'll be back with her soon. Teri tells Jack about her being pregnant, saying it may be the second chance that they were talking about. Reduced to tears, Jack tells Teri how happy he is about it, and that he loves her. He hangs up overcome with emotion, knowing that he may never see his wife again. He gets in the car and drives to the port.
10:46:48... 10:46:49... 10:46:50...
Andre tells Kim about his sister, who was just like Kim and was a photographer. He tells her that Jack killed her. Kim protests that Jack would never kill innocent people. Andre says that Jack believed it was an accident, but his going halfway around the world to set off a bomb makes him responsible for the deaths that occur. Andre accuses him of being a criminal, and Kim argues, but Andre persists.
Nina and Tony come up to Mason's room. Mason tells them that Palmer's still alive. Tony asks about the news reports, and Mason assumes that it is a defensive strategy, saying that he's safe as long as it's believed that he's dead. He tells them to keep it confidential until the public is made aware. Tony and Nina both say that they haven't talked to Jack, and they leave Mason's room. Nina admits to Tony that she talked to Jack, but he won't let them help.
Kim sees a pot of hot coffee. She tells the guard, Marko that she is cold and asks if she can have coffee. Marko motions in the affirmative. Kim grabs the pot, and when he is close to her, she throws it in his face, making him scream in pain as she runs out of the warehouse. Marko yells in Serbian to Andre as Kim rushes out. They go to search for her as she tries to untie the restraints around her hands. She runs to the end of a dock, and Andre sees her. She considers her options as Andre warns her that she'll drown. She jumps into the water anyway as the Drazens keep looking for her. They do not see her untie the rope underwater.
Nina enters the conference room and asks if Teri spoke to anyone besides her since Jack's last call. She says no, and as Nina tries to leave, Teri stops her and tells her that the past is in the past, and that she, Jack, and Kim owe her their lives. She then reveals that she is pregnant. Nina congratulates her, and the two embrace before Nina leaves to get back to work.
Jack checks his watch en route to the Port.
Kim emerges from the water and rests on a dock, gasping for air.
Split screen: Kim pulls herself out of the water. Teri rests in the conference room. Palmer sits in his hotel suite, drinking. Jack drives to the port to give himself up to the Drazens.
Andre and Victor are wondering how to do the trade without Kim when their phone rings. A woman named Yelena, speaking in Serbian, calls them and tells them that Palmer is not dead and that it was a trick made to keep Kim alive. As Andre asks if she is sure, Yelena says that she is definitely sure as she turns around and is revealed as Nina Myers. She hangs up and goes to Tony, who is unaware that she is the mole inside CTU.
10:59:57... 10:59:58... 10:59:59... 11:00:00
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
- Leslie Hope as Teri Bauer
- Sarah Clarke as Nina Myers
- Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer
- and Dennis Haysbert as Senator David Palmer
- Zeljko Ivanek as Andre Drazen
- Xander Berkeley as George Mason
- Misha Collins as Alexis Drazen
- Tanya Wright as Patty Brooks
Special guest stars
- Penny Johnson Jerald as Sherry Palmer
- Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
- and Dennis Hopper as Victor Drazen
- Paul Webster as Agent Ron
- Josip Kuchan as Serbian doctor
- Yvette Fernandez as Reporter
- Emile Williams as Berkin (as "Secret Service Agent")
- Greg Hartigan as Agent Jimmy Kelly
- Bruce Holman as Secret Service agent
- Mark Kubr as Marko
- Dina Margolin as Kim Bauer (stunt double)
- Matt Taylor as Hotel agent 2
Background information and notes
Cast and crew
- With a total of 16 credited series regulars and guest stars, this episode featured the second smallest cast of any episode of 24.
Story and script
- This episode features Jack Bauer's final conversation with his wife Teri before her death. "Day 1: 1:00pm-2:00pm" is the last episode in which Jack talks to Teri in person.
- In the subtitles, Nina's alias "Yelena" is spelled in the Anglicised manner. In actual Serbian, there is no letter Y, and the name is spelled "Jelena".
- See all: Season 1 filming locations
- There are establishing shots of Jack driving on Sheldon Street in Sun Valley, and on the 134 Freeway in Glendale.
- The scenes at Dock 11A were shot at Al Larson's Boat Shop in San Pedro.
- The exterior and lobby scenes of the Palmer campaign hotel were shot at the Warner Center Marriott hotel in Woodland Hills.
Props and minutiae
- On Nina Myers's computer screen when Tony comes over to her is an extract from Patterns of Global Terrorism, a 2002 report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations. The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 is mentioned. The full text can be found on state.gov.
- Main article: Weapons on 24/Season 1
- Boris, as well as one of the Secret Service agents at the Palmer campaign hotel, use Beretta 92 handguns.
- Victor Drazen continues to carry Jack Bauer's Sig Sauer P228.
- Andre Drazen continues to use his Smith & Wesson SW99.
Errors and inconsistencies
- Despite Andre Drazen telling Jack he would call at 10:45 precisely, he actually calls at 10:34.
- Tony Almeida
- Jack Bauer
- Kim Bauer
- Teri Bauer
- Patty Brooks
- Ryan Chappelle (mentioned only)
- Paul Conti (first appearance, photo only)
- Alexis Drazen
- Andre Drazen
- Elena Drazen (mentioned only)
- Martina Drazen (mentioned only)
- Victor Drazen
- Jane (mentioned only)
- Bob Johnston (first appearance, photo only)
- Jimmy Kelly
- Simon Knights (first appearance, photo only)
- Sonja Lindstrom (first appearance, photo only)
- George Mason
- Nina Myers
- Mike Novick (mentioned only)
- David Palmer
- Keith Palmer (mentioned only)
- Nicole Palmer (mentioned only)
- Sherry Palmer
- Paul (first appearance, voice only)
- Ron (first appearance)
- Mercy Ross (first appearance, photo only)
- (KRLH reporter) (first appearance)
- (Serbian doctor) (first appearance)
- (Third member of Pierce's unit)
- Alabama (map only)
- Alaska (map only)
- Arizona (map only)
- Arkansas (map only)
- Century City
- Colorado (map only)
- Conference room
- Connecticut (map only)
- CTU Los Angeles building
- CTU main floor
- Delaware (map only)
- Director's office
- Division (mentioned only)
- District (mentioned only)
- Dock 11A (first appearance)
- Florida (map only)
- Georgia (map only)
- Hawaii (map only)
- Idaho (map only)
- Illinois (map only)
- Indiana (map only)
- Iowa (map only)
- Kansas (map only)
- Kentucky (map only)
- Langley (mentioned only)
- Los Angeles
- Los Angeles County
- Louisiana (map only)
- Maine (map only)
- Maryland (map only)
- Massachusetts (map only)
- Michigan (map only)
- Minnesota (map only)
- Mississippi (map only)
- Missouri (map only)
- Montana (map only)
- Nebraska (map only)
- Nevada (map only)
- New Hampshire (map only)
- New Jersey (map only)
- New Mexico (map only)
- New York (map only)
- North America
- North Carolina (map only)
- North Dakota (map only)
- Ohio (map only)
- Oklahoma (map only)
- Oregon (map only)
- Palmer campaign hotel
- Pennsylvania (map only)
- Pentagon (mentioned only)
- Port of Los Angeles (first appearance)
- Rhode Island (map only)
- Saugus detention center (map only)
- South Carolina (map only)
- South Dakota (map only)
- Tennessee (map only)
- Texas (map only)
- United States of America
- Utah (map only)
- Vermont (map only)
- Virginia (map only)
- Washington (map only)
- West Virginia (map only)
- White House (mentioned only)
- Wisconsin (map only)
- Wyoming (map only)
- Airplane (mentioned only)
- Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (mentioned only)
- Ark06 (mentioned only)
- Babel3 (mentioned only)
- FIJI Water
- Ford Explorer
- Key card
- Porter (mentioned only)
- Satellite (mentioned only)
- Serbian language
- Taunton (mentioned only)
- Titan (mentioned only)
- Two-way radio
- 10:00pm-11:00pm (disambiguation)