Season 1 Episode 15

Day 1: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 12, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack and Palmer finally meet face to face and learn of their connection through Operation Nightfall. They work together to track down those who are seeking revenge on them. A member of Palmer's staff has a romantic encounter with the would-be assassin. Teri and Nina have a revealing conversation about Jack at the safehouse.moreless

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  • Senator Palmer demands to speak with Jack at CTU. Together they learn who the assassins are and why they want Palmer and Jack's family dead.

    This episode could very well be my favorite of the inaugural season. My reason for thinking that is because of the significant moment of Senator Palmer's meeting with Jack. The first time I saw this episode Palmer and Jack's scenes together stuck with me and stayed with me ever since. I am reminded of how good they are whenever I see this episode. One reason why is the obvious one that they reveal a major plot point in that they establish the connection between Jack and the Senator. They also establish just who is behind the entire assassination plot and why. Also, Kiefer Sutherland and Dennis Haysbert are so believable in their roles as we all know. The scenes came off as totally genuine. You almost forget it's a scripted show. I also very much enjoyed Teri confronting Nina about her affair with Jack. That too came off as very genuine. I just watched this episode again recently and it still has the same effect on me. That's how good it is.moreless
  • Jack and Palmer meet.

    This is the episode where Palmer finally realises that Jack is trying to protect him not kill him and he realises that people are trying to kill him because of an operation he gave Jack in the past that ended in killing someone and today is the second anniversary of his death We find out that the assassin is closer to Palmer than we thought and its going to be interesting to see how that plays out.moreless
  • The encounter between Jack and Palmer!!!!

    The only real interesting part of this episode was the interactions between Jack and Palmer, I think there is no doubt about it.

    The connection they made, takes them to discover that everything that happened is about revenge.

    Now of course, it is Teri and Kim time to be interrogated. At least, Teri discovered that she is pregnant. Teri little drama with Kim was unnecessary, because it just show how Kim can be boring sometimes. Teri drama with Nina was better.

    I don´t Know why we have this ending, but ok, the writers are trying to build a strong story, since they Thought that 24 would be canceled.moreless
  • More eye of the storm

    While things continue to gear up, the characters get a little more quality time.

    Palmer and Jack meet again, but actually talk to each other for the first time. Jack manages to clear his name, and he and Palmer become the best of friends! So they spend much of the episode working together to find out who's targeting them and for what reason.

    Nina interviews Teri at a safe house, and the conversation somehow leads to Teri finding out that Nina's the woman with whom Jack had an affair. It's actually a pretty good scene whose calmness and quietude I don't mind at all.

    Even the villainous Drazens get a little reflective moment as they sit down for lunch and reminisce about their deceased sister (or lack thereof in Alexis' case).

    Save for the penultimate scene, this entire episode seems devoted to quiet moments in which the major characters are further fleshed out. It's really not that bad. Moments like these are more realistic than what we'll see in later seasons, though I can see that they're also more successful at making the audience restless. These slow afternoon episodes were the result of the writers having little time to come up with more story after the Gaines arc, but I myself don't have much of a problem with this nice, calm hour.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Teri finding out about Nina.moreless
  • Face to face...

    This and last episode are quite slow motion and not too many things happening and this one is mostly talk-talk-talk. Not that this is bad as Bauer and Palmer sort out quite a lot of things and learn why those bad guys are after him. It was really good when Palmer realized it has nothing to do is running for President and all that. Irony.

    Also, the conversations back in the safe house are quite intriguing. Nina and Teri and now Teri knows the truth. That was quite smart turn and added much hard blood between them. And Kim trying to protect that boy who kidnapped her. So lot of talking...moreless
Kara Zediker

Kara Zediker

Elizabeth Nash

Guest Star

Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Robert Ellis

Guest Star

Kevin Ramsey

Kevin Ramsey

Agent Paulson

Guest Star

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Alberta Green

Recurring Role

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Andre Drazen

Recurring Role

Daniel Bess

Daniel Bess


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Milo's password "LFN" is a reference to the show "La Femme Nikita" which director Jon Cassar and show creator Joel Surnow worked on.

    • Goof: When Jack told Alberta about the receiver that Gaines had him put in his ear, he motioned to his left ear, when he had it in his right.

    • After Elizabeth asks Alexis, "You would want to come?," he replies, "Yeah, if you want me." The closed captioning then gives her response -- "Sure" -- which
      was deleted from the soundtrack. For once, apparently, the audience is expected to draw their own conclusions.

    • When Teri's home pregnancy test is first shown, the name of the product on the box is "True Blue Easy." When it is shown again later, the name has changed to "Clear Blue Easy." [Clear Blue Easy is a real home pregnancy test product. When the box for True Blue Easy -- which is not -- is shown, it's a Clear Blue Easy box with "True" pasted over "Clear."]

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Alexis: You should never have used him (Gaines). I told you it was a mistake.
      Andre: Fine! You fixed the mistake, let's move on.

    • (phone rings)
      Ellis: Ellis.
      Palmer: Bobby, it's David Palmer.
      Ellis: You gotta be kidding.
      Palmer: I'm not.

    • Chappelle: Thanks for helping me cut through the red tape.
      Palmer: (sarcastic) Mmhmm.

    • Palmer: I can go over your head, Mr. Almedia, and I assure you, there will be consequences.
      Tony: I apologize, Senator, but we do have protocols. Our District Director Ryan Chappelle is currently working on clearance right now. If I could tell him why you're here...
      Palmer: All he needs to know, is that I need to talk to Jack Bauer, and I need to do it now.
      Tony: Can I get you any...
      Palmer: No.

    • Nina: Look, I realize this is a terrible time for you to discover all this.
      Teri: When do you think a good time would be?

    • Palmer: The frustrating thing is that this has nothing to do with me running for President. It has nothing to do with the primary. It has nothing to do with my being black. This is all revenge for taking out Victor Drazen.

    • Ellis: If you could read what's in my eyes, you'd crawl under a rock and cry.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Music:
      "I'm on the Wonder" by Clifton Chenier
      "I'm a Doggy" by Marvin Pontiac
      "Clocks Grow Old" by I Am Spoonbender
      "Louisiana Two-Step" by Clifton Chenier