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Season 1 Episode 13

Day 1: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 26, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with Gaines that results in a final confrontation. CTU arrives on the scene and flies Jack and his family to safety. Palmer plans to talk to the D.A. about Ferragamo's murder, but a threat from Carl changes his mind. Nina discovers that a second assassin has arrived in LA, which means that Palmer's life is still in danger.moreless

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  • Awsome

    here we get more of Palmers story, and Jack is working hard on keeping alive, what an amazing episode.
  • Jack and Gaines showdown.

    In this episode Jack tries to get Kim and Teri away from Gaines once and for all with the help of Rick who felt that he had to make up for putting Kim in this situation It was always going to come down to a showdown between Jack and Gaines I just never thought it would be this early With the end of Gaines coming halfway through the season I would suspect there is a much bigger plot and Gaines was just the beginning The man who hired Gaines is behind it all and its far from over because the end shows a new that there is a new threat on Palmer's life.moreless
  • Gaines' grave

    When it comes to the stuff going on near the terrorist compound, this episode is the definition of "self-contained." Gaines and his men hunt Jack, Teri, Kim, and Rick down, when this could actually have ended in the last episode. I guess the writers just wanted to stretch things out for one more hour, so they came up with the idea for a manhunt in the forest. But do you hear me complaining?On other fronts, Nina and Tony speak with Jamey's mother and pick up a thread on a contingency plan to assassinate Palmer. Since the Gaines arc comes to an end in this hour, the writers will need to keep the audience interested by hinting at the threat to come in the second half of the season (although we're technically already in that second half).As for Palmer himself, he really hates Carl now. Why? Because Carl's planted evidence pointing to Keith as the one responsible for Ferragamo's death. In other words: blackmail. Awesome-o.And Rick escapes to die another day. Or get arrested another hour, whatever.The end is worth it; the Bauer family emerges victorious and boards a chopper out of this hell, their departure accompanied by some soft, happy music that isn't overly inspirational. It has all the markings of a family-friendly finale (three times fast), even though there's another eleven episodes of hell to go.Hourly Highlight:Jack and Gaines' final conversation.moreless
  • Things are Safe Now!!!!

    As usual, this episode is less exciting the the previous one, however, continues to be good.

    Is clear that the writers wanted to capitalize in this rescue plot, so they splitt this in two episodes.

    This is good, since this prevent some fillers episode that they are forced to do.

    CTu Scenes was nothing special, just that Nina and Tony get some new information.

    Palmer Plot continues to be interesting and the situation seems to be complicating. Now things are getting serious. The threat from Carl will definitely made this plot more interesting. Jack and Gaines little confrontation was cool. Kim and Teri of oourse are safe and now a new plot is necessary to be built.

    In the End, we already have a new plot.moreless
  • Finally safe...

    This really marks a point to one story and maybe the start of another. Most of the episode is cat and mouse game in quite beautiful forest where Bauer tries to get his family to safety, same time not abandon boy who helped Kim and found out what is going on.

    Also, Palmer storyline gets some interesting turns as senator is starting more and more see that he is not in the control and there are many other forces who play with him. And more and more it is sure that the mission Jack was once has part in all of this and those explanations Jack got.. they did not helped much. One thing is sure.. there is another assassin...moreless
Christine Avila

Christine Avila

Erica Farrell

Guest Star

Devika Parikh

Devika Parikh

Maureen Kingsley

Guest Star

Al Leong

Al Leong


Guest Star

Michael Massee

Michael Massee

Ira Gaines

Recurring Role

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Alberta Green

Recurring Role

Daniel Bess

Daniel Bess


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the previous episode Jack was in the shack when he called in the GPS coordinates - so how is it than in this episode Kevin is able to tell Gaines that he overheard Jack calling in the co-ordinates?

    • When Senator David Palmer and his chief of staff are in the limo discussing how to proceed in light of Ferragamo's death, the background in the rear window suddenly changes. When Palmer is saying "Maureen Kingsley is going to get the story of her career", trees and a vehicle suddenly appear where there was only blue sky.

    • When Jack, Teri and Kim are waiting across from the water tower, Kim gets up wanting to go find Rick, saying "there's no one here!" Just at that moment, you see there is someone there, the sound guy in the left of the screen trying to hide in the bushes.

  • QUOTES (10)

  • NOTES (3)