Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland – The Sentinel, Young Guns) is a Federal Agent (who isn't on television nowadays? Unless you are a doctor.) who is part of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist division. His days are full of trying to stop bombs from going off, bad guys from killing members of his family and attempted assassinations. As you can see his hands are full. The interesting part of the show is that it recreates 24 hours in his life each season. Each episode equals one hour in a day. 24 episodes per season equals one very hectic day in the life of Jack Bauer. From the get go the series was a smash hit. Bauer and his team have discovered that there is an assassination plot against Presidential hopeful David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert – Love Field, Jarhed). All this responsibility has affected negatively his marriage with his wife Teri (Leslie Hope – Men At Work, Talk Radio) and his daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert – Love Actually, The House of Wax), life has been put in danger. Some picky people have pointed out that there are plot holes and parts of the story that is completely implausible, but just sit back and enjoy the ride – think while watching, but don't look for all the possible flaws in the story and you will be highly entertained. You will become addicted to the series like millions others!
Episode 1: Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.: President Logan (Gregory Itzin – Adaptation, Igby Goes Down) and Russian President Suvarov are to sign an arms treaty. David Palmer is assassinated.
Episode 2: Day 5: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.: CTU finds links between Bauer and the assassination of David Palmer. Bauer gets Chloe O'Brien (Mary Lynn Rajskub – Little Miss Sunshine, Firewall) to help him.
Episode 3: Day 5: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: The terrorists issue their demands on live television. Martha Logan (Jean Smart – from television's Designing Women) tries to find some untampered evidence of her phone conversation the night before with David Palmer.
Episode 4: Day 5: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Bauer is captured by the terrorists and is told that Derek (Brady Corbet – Thirteen, Mysterious Skin) will be killed if he does not feed false information to CTU. Lynn McGill (Sean Astin – Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Click) arrives from Washington to observe Bauer and his team.
Episode 5: Day 5: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Bauer is arrested by CTU. The terrorists still see him as a threat to what they hope to do.
Episode 6: Day 5: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Bauer finds out that Walt Cummings (John Allen Nelson – appeared in episodes of Quantum Leap and Murder She Wrote) is involved with the terrorists. He arranges a meeting with Mike Novick (Jude Ciccolella – Sin City, The Manchurian Candidate).
Episode 7: Day 5: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: President Logan convinces Bauer to work for the CTU again. Martha Logan is chosen by her husband to replace Walt Cummings.
Episode 8: Day 5: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Bauer poses as Rossler to go undercover with the terrorists. The President assembles a group in order to decide how to deal with Cummings suicide.
Episode 9: Day 5: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: James Nathanson (Geraint Wyn Davies – appeared in episodes of The Littlest Hobo, Street Legal), the man who sold the nerve gas to the terrorists, contacts Bauer. The terrorists threaten President Logan by saying they will release the nerve gas in the U.S.
Episode 10: Day 5: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Martha is riding in the car with the Suvarov's and the terrorists give President Logan an ultimatum. McGill is not as in charge of CTU as he once was.
Episode 11: Day 5: 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: President Logan has to deal with the fallout from the attack on Suvarov's motorcade. Bauer tries to find Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller – The Order, Naked Lunch).
Episode 12: Day 5: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: Henderson is found and taken in by CTU to be questioned. Kim Bauer is reunited with her father.
Episode 13: Day 5: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.: Following a nerve gas attack CTU instills a lock down. Even the survivors are at risk when the gas penetrates the seal.
Episode 14: Day 5: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: President Logan starts martial law in Los Angeles proper. Homeland Sercurity joins with CTU to combat the terrorists.
Episode 15: Day 5: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Audrey Raines (Kim Raver – from television's Third Watch) is taken into custody by CTU after they find out from Collette Stenger (Stana Katic – appeared in episodes of Alias and The Shield) that she had passed on information. Vladimir Bierko (Julian Sands – The Million Dollar Hotel, One Night Stand) hijacks a police car in order to move the nerve gas canisters.
Episode 16: Day 5: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.: Bierko is in custody and now Henderson is CTUs priority. Homeland Security is not helping CTU rather it is getting in the way.
Episode 17: Day 5: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.: Despite her injuries, Evelyn Martin (Sandrine Holt – Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Century Hotel) tells Bauer and Wayne Palmer (D.B. Woodside – Romeo Must Die) about her suspicions about President Logan. President Logan calls for Bauer's arrest so he cannot get to the evidence.
Episode 18: Day 5: 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.: Audrey and Bauer turn over an incriminating recording to the Secretary of Defense Heller (William Devane – from television's Knots Landing), who is not sure it is smart to go after the President. Heller has Audrey and Bauer taken into custody.
Episode 19: Day 5: 1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.: Martha is not sure what her husband has done is right. Bauer tries to save Audrey after she has been injured.
Episode 20: Day 5: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.: Karen (Jayne Atkinson – Syriana, The Village) tips Bill Buchanan (James Morrison – Jarhead, Catch Me If You Can) off that he is about to be arrested as a suspect. Bauer stows away on a diplomatic plane.
Episode 21: Day 5: 3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.: Bauer tells Karen he has the recording. Curtis tells Audrey that Heller lived through the car crash.
Episode 22: Day 5: 4:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m.: Miles (Stephen Spinella – Connie and Carla, Bubble Boy) tells Karen that he is now working for the President. CTU finds out that Bierko managed to escape during a transfer.
Episode 23: Day 5: 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.: Bauer works with Henderson to end Bierko's reign of terrorism. Bierko discovers that the nerve gas in on a submarine and is intent on punishing the Americans with it.
Episode 24: Day 5: 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.: Bauer teams up with Martha and Aaron Pierce (Glen Morshower – All the King's Men, Good Night and Good Luck) to expose President Logan.
-Unsung Heroes: 24 Camera Department
-President Logan's Retreat
-Music on 24
-Supporting Players on 24
-100th Episode Reel
-24: Behind the Scenes (Book Sample)
-23 Extended & Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary by Stephen Kronish & Scott Powell
-Trailer for Season 6
-Season 6 prequel