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Overburdened by the weight of her recent actions, President Allison Taylor cancels the peace summit and prepares to tender her resignation, promising to expose the conspiracy she helped cover up. Charles Logan arranges for a mercenary unit to permanently silence Jack Bauer, but he escapes with the help of the President and his allies at CTU. Now wanted by both the American and Russian governments, Jack says goodbye to Chloe O'Brian and prepares to flee the country.

Episode guide

Previously on 24

Chloe O'Brian Allison Taylor Jason Pillar Jack Bauer

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Special Guest Star

Guest Starring


Production staff

Background information and notes

  • This is the final episode of 24.
  • This is the finale of 24's eigth season and of the series.
  • Uniquely, the final clock does not count up to the final hour (04:00:00). Instead, it counts down the final three seconds from 00:00:03 to 00:00:00. This is the only episode of the show to feature a descending timer.
  • The original broadcast of this episode does not contain a "Previously on 24" segment.
  • With this episode, Jack Bauer becomes the only character to appear in every episode of 24.
  • This is the second season finale to have Jack on the run from a foreign government after receiving a warning phone call from a US President, and escaping with the help of his friends from CTU. This finale involve the Russians and President Allison Taylor, while in the Season 4 finale, ex-President David Palmer phoned Jack to warn him that the Chinese were after him.
  • Jack Bauer, Chloe O'Brian, Cole Ortiz, and Arlo Glass are the only characters to appear in all 24 episodes in the eighth season.
  • When Jack is about to be executed near the end, the music which plays is the same one which played moments before Ryan Chappelle's execution on Day 3.
  • Jason Pillar is the only character to die in the series finale of 24.
  • There was no final split screen at the end of this series finale.
  • This is the first and only time when the "Events occur in Real Time" title card comes in the final episode of a season.
  • Chloe O'Brian delivers the last line of the entire series.

See also

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