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This article's subject relates to Season 4 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

Hessa Marwan was a character deleted from the scenes of Season 4. She was scripted to be the wife of terrorist mastermind Habib Marwan.

Season 4 deleted scenes[]

Waiting alone in an undecorated apartment, Habib Marwan hears a knock and opens the door to find his wife Hessa with their young son Badar. After hugging his son, Habib tells the boy to wait, and goes to speak to his wife. Habib informs her that federal agents have identified him, and asks her to take the boy away from Los Angeles. She is confused, and wonders why he isn't coming with them. Habib explains but she refuses, saying that they are "in this together" and should not split up. Habib insists, however, and claims that her role in the planning is finished, but his is not. When she brings up their son, Habib suggests that she explain their sacrifices to him when he is older, so he can be proud of his parents. She kisses his cheek and head, and he kisses her hand, but she again shakes her head in disapproval.

Habib only explains that he has brought with him passports and money, which he wants her to give to "Nasir in San Diego" who will help her escape to Mexico, where more money is saved. She refuses continuously, but eventually relents and embraces him, still distraught. Habib then goes to speak to his son, who notices his mother's sadness. Hessa takes Badar and they depart, and he stares off for a moment, alone again.

The scene was deleted by Jon Cassar because he did not feel it was best for the audience to sympathize with Habib Marwan. He was also concerned with the repetitiousness of meeting a terrorist's family, since the audience already met the family of Navi Araz. Despite this, Cassar introduced the scene by saying it was his favorite of the scenes cut from the season and "beautifully acted".

Deleted appearances[]

* — Deleted scenes only