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24

Season 1 Episode 6

Day 1: 5:00 A.M. - 6:00 A.M.

13
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Dec 18, 2001 on FOX
9.2
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Jack and Teri are reunited at the hospital. Jack plans to question Janet when she wakes up, but he is interrupted when Gaines contacts him and begins forcing Jack to follow his orders. Palmer is angered when he learns that his family went to great lengths to conceal the truth from him. Kim tries to persuade Rick to help her escape from Gaines. Teri receives a message from Nina and discovers that she is in more danger than she realized.moreless

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  • Jack's investigation continues as Senator Palmer deals with a crisis in his Presidential campaign.

    7.5
    Senator Palmer takes center stage in this terrific episode. The scenes where he confronts his ambitious wife are the highlight of this episode. Dennis Haysbert shows his tremendous talent as an actor here. He and Penny Johnson Gerald have great chemistry together. It is very early to see that despite the fact that he is furious at his wife for keeping him in the dark about such an important issue that could have a dramatic impact on his campaign, he still loves his wife and realizes he needs her particularly now. The other part of this episode also works quite well. Just when you think Jack is able to take a break from the horrific events and pace of the day and spend some time with his wife which he desperately needs to do, Ira Gaines comes calling. A terrific twist nobody saw coming. Having Nina tell Teri that the body Jack found has been identified was a great way to end this episode. However, I can't end this review without mentioning a near fatal flaw. It is mentioned in the trivia section of this episode page. Since Janet was in ICU and nearly died on the operating table, she would have been closely monitored by the ICU nurses. There is no way Fake Alan York, to put it in terms of "The Brady Bunch Hour", could have murdered Janet so easily and then just casually walked out of the hospital. For that reason I have given this episode a lower score than its predecessors. Despite this flaw hour five of the first season of "24" is a thrill ride from start to finish.moreless
  • finally

    10
    Finally Jack and Teri meet each other again in the hospital before Jack is tricked away, and so is Teri. We start to relize that the guy with Teri is a bad guy, and it shows later ofcourse. Amazing development.
  • It's all about Jack.

    9.0
    In this episode everything gets a lot worse for Jack just when he thinks that he will get to talk to Janet to help him find Kim Then the big twist happens where the man who is supposed to be Janet's dad isn't and throughout the first few episodes I believed he was really her dad but when Jack confronted him in the hospital about him not knowing who Janet hangs out with I just thought what if he isn't Janet's dad because he has just came from nowhere and all he knows his her name In this episode Jack is reunited with Teri but they are soon separated when Jack is forced out through a phone call and Teri is taken by the imposter but she doesn't know it until Nina possibly might save her life Jack now knows that the attack on Palmer is all about him and its going to be very interesting to see what will happen next.moreless
  • Huge twist #1

    10
    Until now, the show seemed to be jumping around without following a cohesive path, mainly with Jack's storyline. The keycard and Penticoff? Ultimately kinda pointless. While those first five episodes are still interesting to watch, this sixth one is where the season gets really, really juicy. This hour starts the first big story arc for Jack; namely, following Gaines' orders. For the first-time viewer, having Gaines phone Jack kinda throws one off and raises some confusion and intrigue, and it paves the way for a few episodes of a new, internal kind of conflict for Jack.

    The Palmer storyline also becomes much more interesting here, as the rumor about Keith killing Lyle Gibson turns out not to be a rumor at all. And the revelation about Sherry's involvement in the cover-up raises the tension something fierce and lays the groundwork for some great personal scenes between the two characters.

    This episode also contains the show's first major plot twist that has heavy repercussions on future episodes. After the scene with Gaines contacting Jack, this twist (along with the subsequent insane murder scene) REALLY throws one off. In later seasons we would probably expect something like this, but back when S1 first aired, it was a true "WTF?!" moment.

    The sun has finally risen in Los Angeles, Gaines' plan is all falling into place, and the bright morning hours of S1 are about to begin. Can you deeg eeeet?!! …I dunno what that was.



    Hourly Highlight:

    Said insane murder scene.moreless
  • This episode had a great twist

    9.5
    Jack and Teri are reunited at the hospital. Jack plans to question Janet when she wakes up, but he is interrupted when Gaines contacts him and begins forcing Jack to follow his orders.

    Palmer is angered when he learns that his family went to great lengths to conceal the truth from him.

    Kim tries to persuade Rick to help her escape from Gaines.

    Teri receives a message from Nina and discovers that she is in more danger than she realized.

    This was an ok episode until the last 15 minutes kicked in, it focused on the characters like the prevous episode but then came a twist that was really unexpected.moreless
Kim Miyori

Kim Miyori

Dr. Collier

Guest Star

Todd Jeffries

Todd Jeffries

Claude Davenport

Guest Star

Chuck Walczak

Chuck Walczak

Ben

Guest Star

Michael Massee

Michael Massee

Ira Gaines

Recurring Role

Daniel Bess

Daniel Bess

Rick

Recurring Role

Matthew Carey

Matthew Carey

Dan

Recurring Role

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