24

Season 1 Episode 2

Day 1: 1:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

14
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 13, 2001 on FOX
9.1
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Jack's plans to find Kim are sidetracked when he gets a call from Walsh, who is being stalked by assassins connected with the Palmer hit. Jack comes to Walsh's rescue and Walsh gives him a key card containing valuable information. Palmer learns of the possible threat against his life, but slips away from his security in order to learn more about a damaging story that is about to hit the press. Dan and Rick start to become violent when Kim refuses to make a phone call for them. Mandy meets with the man behind the Palmer hit, but her partner holds things up when she demands more money for the ID.moreless

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  • As Jack investigates a lead regarding the Palmer assasination plot, Teri desparately searches for Kim.

    9.0
    This episode does a great job continuing the momentum begun by the pilot. Like the previous episode this too has the benefit of a well written script which is just as suspenseful and exciting. Once again we have a very good blend of drama and suspense. The scene of Jack and Walsh's gunfight with the assassins was very well done. Another strong point is seeing how Senator David Palmer is handling the pressures of the campaign and the issues that come with it. I like how he eluded security and sneaked out in order to get more information on a troubling issue concerning the campaign. Another example of the very clever twists and turns which make this episode very entertaining and worth your time.moreless
  • This is a great episode,

    10
    All the stories develops and there is even some mysteries that we cant really figure yet. Kim is having a rough day.
  • Better episode 2

    9.5
    Jack's plans to find Kim are sidetracked when he gets a call from Walsh, who is being stalked by assassins connected with the Palmer hit. Jack comes to Walsh's rescue and Walsh gives him a key card containing valuable information.

    Palmer learns of the possible threat against his life, but slips away from his security in order to learn more about a damaging story that is about to hit the press.

    Dan and Rick start to become violent when Kim refuses to make a phone call for them.

    Mandy meets with the man behind the Palmer hit, but her partner holds things up when she demands more money for the ID. The second episode was better than the first it was really fast paced lots of action.moreless
  • BEtter than the Pilot.

    8.0
    Some situations continue in this episode, and this episode stars to grow.



    Jack is the strong point in this episode, he has not only finally discovered the mole inside CTU, which can be shocking for some people, he had some moments with good action. Now I understand why Jack could not trust in anyone. This provides the Audience attention in the episode.



    Kim is screwed, still, it seems that her mom will save her? Her situation is strange, something more is there.



    Palmer storyline point continues to be unclear, but was not bad also.



    Overral, a great episode, with action, twist and some details that will be important in the future.moreless
  • Action continues

    8.4
    When first episode was mostly introducing then this one was really action packed and with some really stunning plot turns. First I really loved the all thing what was going on that site were Jack went - the shooting, the mouse-cat play. It was intriguing. And it all leading to the place where Jack gets hold of the card and then learns the name. That was a shock..



    I think the weakest storyline still is the one with Kim as it looks quite not connected but I am sure soon we will find out more why as I am sure Kim is not kidnapped without reason.moreless
Michael O'Neill

Michael O'Neill

Richard Walsh

Guest Star

Kim Murphy

Kim Murphy

Bridgit

Guest Star

Scott Denny

Scott Denny

Scott Baylor

Guest Star

Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Mandy

Recurring Role

Michael Massee

Michael Massee

Ira Gaines

Recurring Role

Rudolf Martin

Rudolf Martin

Jonathan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Crew or equipment visible: When Jack and Richard are trying to leave the building in Dunlop Plaza, right after Jack reties a tourniquet with Richard's tie, crew members are visible to the right side of a door frame that they walk through.

    • At Dunlop Plaza, when Jack and Walsh leave the stairwell and head into the hallway, the camera follows close behind Walsh as they turn the corner. As it follows them, you can plainly see the torso of a man in a blue shirt with his arms crossed to the left of the screen along with someone's forearm. This happens just as Walsh exits the stairwell, holding out his gun in the opposite direction and before the camera whips around to Walsh and Jack. The gun blocks the face of the blue shirt man, and only the forearm of another can briefly be seen.

    • Although each hour is supposed to unfold in real-time, there are three minutes that are unaccounted for. This is due to the fact that the final three minutes of each hour are used for commercials, station ID and previews for upcoming episodes of 24.

    • When Jack calls Nina from outside the parking garage, he tells her, "I'm at 2350 Dunlop Plaza, the North Garage." However, a few seconds later Tony calls up a transcription of their conversation onto his computer screen, and there is a close of the part of the text which (incorrectly) reads, "2350 DUNLOP PLAZA THE NORTH PARKING GARAGE," even though Jack said "I'm at," before this, and he never said "parking" in front of "garage".

    • The clock on screen reads 01:44 when Keith and Nicole Palmer show up. Then, at the next scene with Teri and Alan, it reads 01:42. Since this isn't Time Bandits, the editor has assumed the latter was intended to read 01:45 and adjusted it accordingly.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Tony: You mind telling me what's going on around here tonight?
      Jack: What's going on? You mean besides a 747 falling out of the sky and a threat on a presidential candidate's life?
      Tony: Yeah, besides that.

    • Palmer: Today is going to be the second most important day of my life.
      Sherry: And what would the first one be?
      Palmer: I think you know.
      Sherry: Well, I still like to hear you say it.
      Palmer: All right. The most important day of my life.... was when I hit the game-winning three against DePaul at the Final Four.
      Sherry: You just lost my vote, Senator!

    • Tony: You know, it's funny. When you came to Jack's rescue back there with your little performance... it reminded me of something.
      Nina: Yeah, what?
      Tony: Remember that time we came into work together about a month ago? Lisa made some wisecrack remark, and you came up with this really great B.S. story... an early breakfast meeting with District Three. I was really impressed with how convincing a liar you are.

    • Jack: (after Nina lied to Tony to cover for Jack) That was quite a story.
      Nina: Better than the truth.

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