Season 1 Episode 23

Day 1: 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 14, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

The Drazens threaten to kill Kim unless Jack pays Palmer a visit. Kim manages to escape from the Drazens and swims to safety. Teri tells Jack about her unexpected good news. A second mole is revealed inside CTU.

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  • As the Drazens send Jack to meet with Senator Palmer, Kim manages to escape. It's soon revealed that Jamey was not the only mole at CTU.

    This episode is a major improvement over the previous one. However there is one problem I have with it that is preventing me from giving the episode a perfect score. As Jack is driving to meet Senator Palmer he keeps saying to the Senator over the phone that he will not harm him in any way. He says that at least three times. While Jack was certainly telling the truth, I was able to figure out exactly what was going to happen. I also find it a little bit odd that Jack, being a former Special Forces Operative, would not have been able to figure out why the Drazens had given him a phone for Senator Palmer to use. This review would not be complete without mentioning it's best moment which is the revelation of the second mole at CTU. It was hinted at during the episode. The fact that Jack would only speak to Nina regarding his situation pretty much pointed to her. Still this episode was loaded with excitment and great fun. See you at the finale!moreless
  • Amazing episode

    The wtwists in this episode was so shocking at the time. What a great 2 hour ending. No other shows has ever come close to this, Killing major characters, do you see that happening on TWD... I dont think so.
  • The other mole is revealed.

    I knew that there was another mole in CTU but all this time it was Nina Throughout the day she appeared to be helping Jack and she seemed really concerned about him I remember early in the day when Jack first found out there was a mole in CTU and he got the two people he trusted most to keep it a secret The two people were Jamey and Nina who have turned out to be the two moles It just shows that you can't trust no one The ending has set up a must watch finale and a final showdown between Jack and the Drazens.moreless
  • The MOLE—no, seriously!

    Penultimate. Meaning "next to last." And any good penultimate episode of a "24" season must gear the audience up for the finale. It should have viewers on the edges of their seats, biting their nails, staring holes at their TV screens without blinking. And it must also deliver in the actual finale, but that's another story. Plus, I suppose a huge shocker at the end would be a nice bonus.The Drazens tell Jack to go to Palmer's hotel so he can unfreeze their assets, if you know what I mean. Long story short, Palmer fakes his death. Now that Patty's been fired and that stupid storyline is out of the way, this plot development introduces the final conflict between Palmer and Sherry.Meanwhile, Teri the basket case cries a fountain at CTU, irritating the hell out of both Mason and the viewers. But she and Nina get some time to bond, and she later tells Jack she's pregnant.Kim escapes via coffee.I'm sure this episode had a lot of people doing what I described in the first paragraph, but not me. It's a great, well-made episode and all, but it's a little hard to impress me without a… Wait, why is Nina on the phone with the Drazens?Hourly Highlight:*continues wondering* ………HOLY SHINGLED ROOF, BATMAN!moreless
  • The OTHER mole!

    This is a top top episode.

    The moment when Jack saves Palmer's life, yet again, is brilliant. I loved how he faked his death and I loved Sherry's reaction to it and what Jack said back to her.

    And I love love love the scene just before Jack makes his way to the Drazens when he finally learns that Teri is pregnant. He bursts out crying and its probably the shows most genuine moment so far.

    The scene where Kim escaped from the Drazens was also very good but I'm wondering whats going to happen now considering Jacks on his way to them? He's not going to go if shes not there, and they can't end the season without killing the Drazens.

    Nina being the mole was THE shock of the season by a mile. But I'll never understand why she cared so much about Teri and Kim throughout the season, and Jack too. Obviously she put on an act to gain Jack's trust ahead of all the others at CTU. Jack is going to be so...mad...at her. I can't wait to see what happens when he finds out about her being the mole.

    I really liked Nina too. She seemed like a genuinely nice person. But now it all makes sense looking back at the third episode when Nina was apparently the mole. She obviously covered herself well, and because of her being suspected so early on, Nina being the mole didn't come into my head for even a split second.

    Quote of the hour! Sherry Palmer: "You've got to be kidding!" Jack Bauer: "I've never been more serious in my life."moreless
Paul Webster

Paul Webster

Agent Ron

Guest Star

Josip Kuchan

Josip Kuchan

Serbian Doctor

Guest Star

Yvette Fernandez

Yvette Fernandez


Guest Star

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Andre Drazen

Recurring Role

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

George Mason

Recurring Role

Misha Collins

Misha Collins

Alexis Drazen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In the beginning of the episode, Andre Drazen claims that 20 million of his assets were frozen. However, when Jack is in the hotel room with Palmer and explaining the situation to him before he answers the phone, he claims that 200 million in Drazen's assets were frozen according to Drazen, rather than 20 million.

    • When Jack arrives at Palmer's room, he passes the lady that he met at the breakfast (think back 13 episodes) who was a friend from school. Surely one of them would of noticed each other.

    • In the 'previously on 24' segment, Victor is talking to Andre about doing nothing until they know Bauer is dead, they are hugging. However, in the previous, the lines are said slightly differently and they are standing apart

    • Andre says that the cell phone Jack is carrying will ring at exactly 10:45. However, it actually rings at 10:34.

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