24

Day 5: 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M.

Season 5, Ep 24, Aired 5/22/06
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  • Episode Description
  • Jack takes his fight directly to the President, as he attempts to force a confession from him that will prove his involvement in the day's events. Martha vents her hatred for her husband in front of the press, as Logan gives an eulogy over Palmer's body. Jack and Audrey share a tender moment, when it seems the crisis has subsided, but Jack finds that his problems have only begun, as his past catches up with him.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Gregory Itzin

    Charles Logan

  • James Morrison

    Bill Buchanan

  • Jean Smart

    Martha Logan

  • Kiefer Sutherland

    Jack Bauer

  • Kim Raver

    Audrey Raines

  • Fan Reviews (100)
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    By Dante_Edy, Aug 05, 2009

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (18)

    • Jack: So Mr. Logan I hope you understand, I have absolutely nothing to lose.

    • Jack: David Palmer was a great man and he was a great president, but he was also my friend.

    • Logan: You blow up like this one more time, I will fill you so full of drugs you won't even know your own name. And then I will ship you off to an asylum and you can stay there for the rest of your life. Are we clear? Are we clear?! Martha: (broken) Yes. Logan: Good. Now clean yourself up. You're a mess.

    • Jack: (to Logan) Right here, right now, you are going to face justice!

    • Jack: I'm going to ask you one last time: Who are your coconspirators? You have until the count of three, or I will kill you. One. Logan: You'll make me a martyr. I'll go down in history with Lincoln and Kennedy but you'll go down with John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald. Is that what you want? Jack: Two! Logan: You're a man of honor. How can you assassinate a President of the United States in front of the entire world? If you love your country, you won't pull the trigger. Jack: Three! (Following a clear and interminable inner struggle, Jack begins to stand down) Logan: You can't do it, Jack. No, Jack, it's alright. Jack. It's alright. It's alright. It's right that you can't; I'm the President.

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    Notes (8)

    • In 2006, musical composer Sean Callery won his second Emmy for his work on this episode.

    • The tune playing as David Palmer's coffin is taken from the hearse is called Eternal Father (also referred to as the Naval Hymn) and was composed by John B. Dykes in 1861 as accompaniment to the words of William Whiting from 1860.

    • In an interview, executive producer Howard Gordon revealed that Logan was originally going to "get away scott free" with everything he had done in Season 5.

    • The unit patch Jack is wearing on his flight suit belongs to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 45 (HSL-45) which is part of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing, Pacific. It is stationed at Naval Air Station, North Island in San Diego, CA. This squadron flies the SH-60B Seahawk, which is the naval variation of the Black Hawk helicopter, and can be seen transporting President Logan in this episode.

    • The scenes at the airfield were likely shot at the Point Mugu Air Station which is part of Naval Base Ventura County, located 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles. One of the aircraft seen, likely an F-18 Hornet, had the word "Bloodhounds" painted on the fuselage. This is the name of the Naval Weapons Test Squadron designated as VX-30 which conducts research, development and testing of naval combat systems. It's purpose is to "put missiles in enemy cockpits and strike weapons through their front doors."

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    Trivia (2)

    • The container ship's name has two Chinese characters, one meaning light and the other meaning color. Together, they form the word Brilliance. Underneath, it reads Shanghai, which is probably the port of registry of the ship.

    • One minute before the end of the previous episode, President Logan and Martha were preparing to "get romantic". Logan had just called to delay the helicopter and the episode ended one minute later (at 6:00am). The next episode began at roughly 6:03am, and in the opening scene, the President and First Lady were through with their romantic interlude and had redressed.

    Allusions (2)

    • The freighter that Jack Bauer is kidnapped onto is named the Shanghai. Despite the villains being Chinese and heading there with Jack Bauer, it works on another level in the act they did to Jack Bauer, which was they shanghaied him. To shanghai derives from a phrase in the late 19th century on the West Coast, where men who were alone were forcibly boarded onto boats to work, with the common destination of the boats being Shanghai, thus deriving the term.

    • When Logan opened the door of his limo to get onto the helicopter, the time was 06:06:06. 666 is of course the anti Christ's number (see Rev. 13:18).

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