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Why was the page Edwards delete? It had a source and there was no reason to delete it. I was not making it up. Please explain! --Station7 19:22, September 25, 2011 (UTC)

The explanation was left in the deletion action, see [[1]], you should be able to see the words: not a person; "Edward’s air force base". There is no person named "Edwards", apparently it's the name of an Air Force Base. Just like there is no guy named "Davenport" when Davenport Airfield is mentioned.Blue Rook  talk  contribs 21:38, September 25, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for the explanation. I totally understand it. --Station7 09:48, September 26, 2011 (UTC)
Just noticed there is a page for it too this whole time: Edwards Air Force Base. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 17:42, October 12, 2011 (UTC)


Do you know where the source comes from that J. J. Perry played in season 7? I would love to know it. --Station7 11:46, September 30, 2011 (UTC)

It's here--Acer4666 12:44, September 30, 2011 (UTC)
THat's a good enough source for me :) --Station7 19:12, September 30, 2011 (UTC)


Good luck on your vacation :) --Station7 16:22, October 5, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, it was an excellent, much-needed reunion with the 7 best guys I met in college. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 17:42, October 12, 2011 (UTC)

Featured ArticleEdit

Hey man, hope you're having a good time away! Just to let you know we're tied for the featured article, and I kind of proposed a solution that we go with the split screen article for now as your support was (sort of) dependent on alterations to Nina's article. If you feel this is underhand and sneaky (haha) and you see this, do let me know! If not, I'll change it tonight and we can always switch it when you get back after discussion. Hope I've done the right thing!--Acer4666 11:44, October 6, 2011 (UTC)

Feel free to ignore the above, User:William.Y.Fremont has cast the deciding vote and Nina Myers is featured!--Acer4666 13:24, October 6, 2011 (UTC)


Should we include every expanded soundtrack alubm. It would be nice to add them to the encyclopedia. :) --Station7 21:08, October 11, 2011 (UTC)

Which ones are missing? Blue Rook  talk  contribs 17:42, October 12, 2011 (UTC)
I mean this ones! --Station7 16:51, October 13, 2011 (UTC)
Hey Station7, all those soundtracks are fan made and unofficial. At the start the guy that made them explains he's just ripped the music from the tv program. So, unfortunately they don't have a place on the encyclopedia!--Acer4666 09:24, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much Acer, I thought they were real, and I believe you, but how do you know this? ;) --Station7 14:00, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
Ah ha, the age old philosophical dilemma - the burden of proof is not on me to prove they're not official, but on you to prove they are official. For example - should we include this in the encyclopedia? It's hard to conclusively determine that it's not official, but we don't include it because there's no proof it is official. You see?--Acer4666 (talk) 16:33, October 14, 2011 (UTC)
Regardless, that was hilarious... at least for an IT guy that lived through the 90s :-D Thief12 02:15, October 15, 2011 (UTC)

Bern's dossier Edit

Hey Blue Rook! I hope you enjoy your trip to Philly. Since you are back now,I'd like to ask you whether you get a screenshot for me:S04E21, at the time of 14:52 to 14:54, it shows Howard Bern's file. I 'd like to see If I can add anything to his page. --William 15:23, October 13, 2011 (UTC)

I'll give it a shot soon. Just had a 17-hour workday! Blue Rook  talk  contribs 04:40, October 15, 2011 (UTC)
Took awhile but here it is. I hope you are able to translate something interesting from it! Blue Rook  talk  contribs 04:10, October 19, 2011 (UTC)
Okay I emailed a few screens of the other view of the paper to ya directly. It's my opinion they aren't good enough quality to be of use for upload here. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 04:39, October 20, 2011 (UTC)

Day 7 conspiracyEdit

Could you tell me how the conspiracy from Day 7 worked from A-Z? I know who works for who as I see on the page Day 7 antagonists, but how the whole conspiracy works. It's too much to understand (not on the Cabal, but everything) --Station7 16:49, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

If Blue Rook allows me to butt in, I can give you the runaround:
  • The whole conspiracy was - for most of its part - organized by the Prion variant cabal, led by Alan Wilson.
  • Their intention was to launch several attacks (using the prion variant) to destabilize the US while gaining military power and control for themselves.
  • To develop the prion variant, the cabal first gave support to Benjamin Juma and the People's Freedom Army in Sangala for another coup d'etat (this is what happens in Redemption).
  • Once Juma had power, he allowed the cabal to develop and test the prion variant in Sangala.
  • The development of the prion variant was led by Starkwood, which was owned by one of the members of the cabal, Jonas Hodges.
  • Juma's coup and his subsequent civil rights violations prompted the US to consider military action against Sangala.
  • At this point, the whole conspiracy unravels in two directions: First, the attacks orchestrated by Iké Dubaku and then Juma on Washington, to force the US to retreat from Sangala. And second, the arrival of the prion variant from Sangala to the Port of Alexandria and their attempted use by Starkwood.
    • Dubaku and Juma planned several attacks to force President Taylor to retreat from Sangala: the near-crash of Flight 117 and Flight 35, the crash of Flight 471 and Flight 131, the kidnapping of Ule Matobo, and the attack on the White House. Tony Almeida had infiltrated one of the groups that collaborated with this attacks.
    • Once the prion variant arrived that night at the Port of Alexandria, Hodges decided to use it himself by launching an attack with Python missiles. This was done against the wishes of the cabal, mostly to benefit Starkwood instead of the companies of his co-conspirators.
  • After Starkwood's attack was foiled, Tony and Robert Galvez stole a canister of the prion variant and brought it to the cabal.
  • The cabal planned to use the remaining canister to develop more prion variants, in order to orchestrate their attacks later that year.
  • Tony convinced the cabal to lead an attack that same night, taking advantage of the already weakened government. Obviously, he was doing this to get closer to Wilson and his eventual revenge.
  • The planned attack was to force an innocent pawn, Jibraan Al-Zarian, to release the prion variant in Washington Center Station.
  • When Jack foiled the plan, Tony convinced the cabal to kidnap Jack and harvest the prion variant from him, since he had been infected.
  • When Wilson decided to personally oversee the operation, Tony tried to kill him, but they were both captured.
I think that's basically it. I don't know if I left something out, but I tried to be as simple as I could. My apologies to Blue Rook for butting in. Thief12 19:07, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

Just one word: wow. I love this. --Station7 19:30, October 16, 2011 (UTC)

Big thanks Thief for outlining everything like that! To be clear, I agree that Thief is right on every point, and the only thing I could do is restate the same stuff which isn't really necessary. But it might be helpful go into more detail on 2 specific characters.
I do want to mention more details about Tony's actions and motivations since he's such a wild card in Season 7, and so potentially confusing. It's always good to remember that was never working for anyone but himself, and his motive was strictly revenge about Michelle. Tony was his own mole in at least 3 separate groups: Emerson's band beneath Juma and Nichols (even though Emerson was the guy who revived him); Jack/Buchanan/Chloe (despite his years of outstanding civil service with them); and Cara's unit working directly for the Cabal. He betrayed all 3 without blinking just for the chance to face Wilson.
And, just to re-emphasize, Hodges was always working to benefit Starkwood and himself. He used the Prion Cabal to get the funding and connections in order to create the bio-weapon in Sangala, but his intent was to steal the canisters (and not to turn them over for the Cabal's original scheme). He and Seaton already had that huge ultimatum typed out to hand-deliver to President Taylor. Galvez was a mole in Starkwood working for the Prion Cabal who helped them recoup their loss. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 02:36, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
I agree. I did wanted to be as "simple" as I could've been, considering how convoluted 24 conspiracies get, and felt that adding a thorough explanation of Tony's motives would've made it more complex. But that was one fine explanation.
If I might add a brief footnote, I really liked this season. I don't know if it was the fact that it came after what is arguably the worst season of the show, or that it came after a year-long vacation of the show, or that it featured the return of my favorite character (Tony), but I really felt it was a tighter season, and more carefully constructed than others. It is probably my 3rd favorite season. Thief12 16:23, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
Another question: Why were Benjamin Juma and his crew going to the White House? --Station7 10:13, October 22, 2011 (UTC)
Like I mentioned up there, it was their final attack to try to force the President and the USA to withdraw their military forces from Sangala. Thief12 15:09, October 22, 2011 (UTC)

David Palmer's deathEdit

But now another question: Who authorized the murder of David Palmer?

The thing is that most of the conspirators either didn't know of the other parties involved, or were being manipulated into thinking they were in charge. So in the minds of some, they were the "masterminds". Plus, in subsequent episodes and seasons, higher-ranking masterminds have surfaced claiming to be the ones responsible for it. The more likely responsible are Christopher Henderson, Graem Bauer, and Alan Wilson. Thief12 19:40, October 16, 2011 (UTC)
Nathanson and Cummings were at least complicit in the assassination. And Henderson took responsibility for it, on top of the Natalia. However it does seem that Graem's season 6 confession was pretty damning. Later on, Papa Bauer admits having a "role" too. Finally, Wilson certainly seems to share some culpability as well. The way I see it: we'll never know which was the first conspirator who said "oh crap, Palmer's on to us, let's kill him" but it doesn't quite matter. They all helped it happen and supported it. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 02:36, October 17, 2011 (UTC)
Yes, Philip Bauer played a part in it too ;) --Station7 09:44, October 17, 2011 (UTC)

News reporters playing themselvesEdit

Hey, just about the recent edit on Robert G. Beckel about whether we list the role/actor field as "himself" or "Bob Beckel" - for consistency I also changed Monica Elizabeth Crowley and Rick Garcia (actor) as well, but it seems on Talk:Rick Garcia (actor) the consensus is that it's ambiguous whether he's playing himself or a fictional version of himself, so we keep it open by just listing "Rick Garcia" as the character name. Shall I change them back, or do you disagree with the talk page consensus?--Acer4666 (talk) 14:33, October 24, 2011 (UTC)

Regarding real world news readers who appear with their actual name on 24, the two options you put to describe this phenomenon are that he is "playing himself" or "[playing] a fictional version of himself". I don't know the difference between these, what did you mean exactly? In movie parlance, when someone appears "as himself", it of course means it's a fictional version of himself.
On the Garcia Talk page: that post was actually made less than 1 month after I joined the project, and it was my awkward attempt at proposing that we discuss the usage of the term "himself", because I was worried that trolls would try to force us to say Kevin Alejandro played "himself" because his character's first name was the same. It was kind of an irrational fear as you can tell, and not really germane to the discussion that CWY and Proudhug were trying to work through (heh, it reminds me of my first ever edit, which also demonstrates a similar kind of fear I was preoccupied with back then). Blue Rook  talk  contribs 18:02, October 24, 2011 (UTC)
I was just about to bring this up when I saw you reverted my edit to Robert G. Beckel's article. Kudos to Acer for thinking ahead of me. I, like Acer, was under the impression that we were supposed to list them by the name (even if it's the same) sorta like to establish that we were talking about a fictional version of the reporter. As redundant as it might seem, I think it's a safer road to write it as "Robert G. Beckel played Bob Beckel", instead of putting that he "played himself". IMO, that alternative is more akin to the scope we tend to have in this wiki. But let's see what everyone else thinks. Thief12 03:37, October 25, 2011 (UTC)
But to me it's just silly to have to say: "Robert G. Beckel played Bob Beckel". Anytime a sentence like that is possible, you are already in an OOU situation, and it is very normal to use an "as himself" phrasing of one kind or another when a person appears with the same name inside a fictional world. At the risk of sounding offensive (please trust that I'm not trying to be) phrases like "Robert G. Beckel played Bob Beckel" and "Rick Garcia played Rick Garcia" are, well... dumb. (Remember I'm not calling any person here "dumb".) Blue Rook  talk  contribs 05:27, October 25, 2011 (UTC)
After a bit of research (haha), TV tropes describes the difference between the cases "Robert G. Beckel played Bob Beckel" and "Steve Lanza played Lanza". Check out As Himself and The Danza. The "as himself" page actually mentions the "newscaster cameo", the difference being that it's a newsreader playing a newsreader as opposed to an actor playing a gov't agent/terrorist. So, I think the newsreaders should have the "himself/herself" tag according to that convention, myself--Acer4666 (talk) 09:28, October 25, 2011 (UTC)

Link fixingEdit

I fixed the link to redirect Category:Characters portrayed by unknown performers. --Station7 19:08, November 15, 2011 (UTC)

Aha, thanks, don't know why I didn't think of that! Blue Rook  talk  contribs 19:23, November 15, 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome :) It's very easy. I had learned myself it too! --Station7 15:12, November 16, 2011 (UTC)

Palmer, Palmer and PalmerEdit

I have a question about the situation of David Palmer after Day 3. Palmer was quiting himself with his job as President, but how was that situation with Sherry Palmer's death?

Did they covered it up? Was the police aware of it? What happened to their bodies? By the way, how was Wayne Palmer made a President, while he did bulgary during Day 3? Isn't that illegal?

--Station7 20:10, November 19, 2011 (UTC)

Nothing about that has been revealed, not as far as I know. It's just one of the limitations of storytelling when you only have less than 24 hours to have on the screen. It's a mystery. Kind of like what exactly happened to Martha Logan after Day 6. It was some tragic event, but, the writers left it up to us. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 23:41, November 19, 2011 (UTC)

It would be ironic if they covered it up, just like Sherry Palmer covered up the death of Lyle Gibson! And now they would cover her death up! That would be ironic.

Yes, but you're right. What happened to Martha Logan is unknown. --Station7 10:10, November 20, 2011 (UTC)

I will say what I personally believe had happened: David seemed to be completely disillusioned with the political life, Sherry's mad web of corruption, and the personal costs that people like Anne Packard had to pay just for being close to him. So he refused to run for another term. He also would most probably refuse to take part in anything like a cover-up, so he came clean and so did Wayne. I assume this is what occurred because it seems impossible for David to sell out about this, but to refuse another shot at the office because he was carrying to much moral culpability for the dark things Saunders forced him to do. Since Wayne and Foxton were looking for evidence of murder, Wayne probably faced down the breaking-and-entering (and whatever other criminal) charges and came out smelling like roses, enough to win the presidency after the fiasco of Logan's term. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 11:36, November 20, 2011 (UTC)

Editor change and mediawikiEdit

Hey just to let you know, this morning a wikia-wide change made the editing window on this wiki have a grey background and white text. This made it hard to differentiate between the editable part of the editing screen and the non-editing part, and for source mode we don't really want the wiki stylings to show when editing. I took the liberty of making this edit to return it back to the way it was before today - hope you don't mind and agree with me about it - if you want you can revert my edit to see what it was like, and then maybe do a forum if people prefer new way. Dunno what u think? PS awesome work with the S8 stuff!--Acer4666 (talk) 13:44, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Whatever decision you made I trust implicitly; I'm not going to revert to see what it looks like. When it comes to mediawiki messages, I always worry about unintended side effects of tampering with them, but it seems that your edit was quite focused and only affected the color of that screen. Thanks man! Blue Rook  talk  contribs 21:07, November 30, 2011 (UTC)

Samir's 2nd SniperEdit

8x13 angle sniper

Hey, saw your addition of Samir's other sniper, who shared a scene with Michael Hilow. I'd take a guess at Ray Siegle, not sure what you think. Some of the other photos (not the main one) sell it a little better, but I'm not 100%.--Acer4666 (talk) 13:01, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

Ooh - just seen on imdb he's credited for stunts in the 4-5am episode. I didn't see that before making the ident, that m makes me a little more sure. I'll have to check out the other eps listed!--Acer4666 (talk) 15:02, December 1, 2011 (UTC)
Wow, that has to be him I agree for sure. There's this other image I took of him, after he exits the passenger side of the SUV with Tarin, and the pictures really match up there too. Want to do the honors? Blue Rook  talk  contribs 15:35, December 1, 2011 (UTC)
Done!--Acer4666 (talk) 16:07, December 1, 2011 (UTC)

While we're on - what do you think of Sam Ayers for this guy?--Acer4666 (talk) 12:13, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

My opinion: at least a 90% chance that is him. The S5 and S8 cop both had lines: are you able to determine if they sound the same, just to be on the safe side?
Also Acer, I had completely forgotten about William's earlier discovery of the Nayo K Wallace reporter. I wasn't trying to steal his thunder, so I'm glad you remembered and put his original pic in there. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 19:42, December 2, 2011 (UTC)
After checking out Sam Ayers' professional reel, both the voice and the similarity make me damn near certain. Check it out if you have time, but I'd be comfortable sticking it on the wiki--Acer4666 (talk) 21:18, December 2, 2011 (UTC)

Haha, sorry for forgetting about the Category:Voiced by unknown actors after suggesting it myself! d'oh--Acer4666 (talk) 01:07, December 8, 2011 (UTC)


Here can be the book "Area 51", but if I look here, it redirects to Vanishing Point. Can you help me? :) --Station7 17:48, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

Books sometimes have totally different titles when they are translated between languages. I'm certain that Vanishing Point is called Area 51 (that is Dutch yes?), and you can see, the cover is the same too. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 22:20, December 3, 2011 (UTC)
Yes, you're right. No, it looks like it's the only one among them with an American title. A bit weird, but OK, I'm sure you're right (and then I mean from the book + cover). --Station7 23:43, December 3, 2011 (UTC)

Day 3 startEdit


Mexican civillians - What happened to them?

As can be seen during Day 3, this bodies from Mexicans appear. What happened to them? Hector had no position of the Cordilla virus, so he couldn't killed them. Stephen Saunders also didn't had the virus at that point, right? So who killed them? Or had the virus it's own hands to kill them? --Station7 06:24, December 8, 2011 (UTC)

All those people were murdered at the behest of the Ukrainians to prove to the Salazars that the virus was real. I believe it was Jack who revealed this in his recording to President Palmer. Although not explicitly stated, it seems extremely likely that Michael Amador infected them since Amador was the only person with the virus in Mexico to begin with. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 08:17, December 8, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. I also thought that Michael Amador was the person with the virus and who infected them. --Station7 14:07, December 8, 2011 (UTC)

Hey,uh, sorry,pal, but it just so happens that I did get some great instructions on how to upload pics. I don't mean to antagonize you further, but they all say FOX or Hulu in the corner. How do I get rid of them?--BauerPhillip24 22:35, December 9, 2011 (UTC)BauerPhillip24

If they have sufficient quality, low-to-moderate file size, and can fit in an appropriate article, you can feel free to just crop out the "FOX" or "Hulu". Blue Rook  talk  contribs 02:01, December 11, 2011 (UTC)


No heavy lifting needed, just whatever basic image program you have on your computer, to cut and paste only the usable portion of the image, excluding the margin of space containing the watermark. Just make sure the filesize is small and everything conforms to the image policy, you have been ignoring that recently. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 05:41, December 12, 2011 (UTC)


During Day 6, was Jack Bauer responsible for the deaths of the Aerial drone? He started with it, after he killed Victor. Although Victor was beginning with it, he killed him and he did take it over. This led accidentally in an accident and the deaths of severla people. Am I right? --Station7 21:58, December 13, 2011 (UTC)

Who died specifically? Blue Rook  talk  contribs 22:50, December 13, 2011 (UTC)
The people who were effected by the radiation. --Station7 22:03, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

I don't think it was ever confirmed anyone died of it, right? Blue Rook  talk  contribs 03:51, December 15, 2011 (UTC)

File:JackTalk.jpg Edit

This is just for my talk page, so don't worry about categories or episodes. But I will go back and add categories and stuff, OK?--BauerPhillip24 21:30, December 14, 2011 (UTC)

Okay bud just don't forget; any image from the show does require to conform to policy. Since "File:JackTalk.jpg" is from the series, it does need to conform to policy too. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 03:53, December 15, 2011 (UTC)

Articles for Deletion Edit

I think both those Metro PD pics are pretty good, just sayin'.--BauerPhillip24 20:46, December 15, 2011 (UTC)

The version you added is superior, and since the older one doesn't offer anything novel & it is from the same scene, I voted we replace it. (Also I deleted those two thumbnails you uploaded of those two Forbidden characters; still not sure what you were going for there. If you want to resize the originals, just type something like "|150px" inside the image link right before the closing double brackets). Blue Rook  talk  contribs 07:54, December 16, 2011 (UTC)

Question (again)Edit

This File:BronsonDay3.jpg looks good, but the place where Tony's head is, looks a bit weird. Is there a way to fix it? --Station7 21:42, December 16, 2011 (UTC)

Tony is blurry there because Bronson was in focus, and Tony was moving a bit too fast. If I remember correctly, that was the only useful frame of Bronson so I grabbed it. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 00:53, December 17, 2011 (UTC)
Thank you Blue Rook. Now I understand it. --Station7 09:59, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, BlueRook. I enjoy some good old advice from some experienced veteran editors.--BauerPhillip24 00:35, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

My pleasure Phillip, just ask and if I can help I will. There's lots that I don't know, however, so sometimes may have to refer you to someone else. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 00:53, December 17, 2011 (UTC)

Sentox conspirators and Dawn Brigade conspiratorsEdit

What's the difference between the two? Vladimir Bierko was a member of the Dawn Brigade, but he used the sentox nerve gas? Can you gave me an explaination? --Station7 21:36, December 19, 2011 (UTC)

The Sentox nerve gas conspiracy refers to the plan created by the Americans, so "Sentox conspirators" is the phrase we've chosen to use to refer to the Americans. The Dawn Brigade separatists were totally unaware of this plan right up until Day 5, remember they were just pawns. Blue Rook  talk  contribs 05:40, December 20, 2011 (UTC)
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