Season 1 Episode 21

Day 1: 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 23, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Palmer is relieved when it seems that he has dominated in the California polls in spite of his crisis. Jack becomes locked in a stalemate with the Drazens. They manage to turn the tables and take Jack as a hostage as they escape. Kim is finally released from jail, but her freedom is all too brief when she is again abducted by terrorists.moreless

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  • Jack manages to convince the Drazens not to kill him. Kim is finally cleared but her freedom does not last very long.

    Last episode we had a reunion of the stars of "Renegades". In this episode the stars of yet another timeless big screen classic titled "Flashback" are reunited. As we reach the end of the season you would think that we would see some of the season's absolute best episodes instead we are seeing episodes that are not terrible but have quite a bit of flaws. Did Jack actually think the Drazens would not kill Mark DeSalvo? Jack should have just shot Victor Drazen dead. I'm sure the Drazens would have killed Jack in response but since everybody was going to die anyway what's the point. As good an actor as the late Dennis Hopper was, his accent could not have been more fake if he tried. Kevin Costner was more convincing in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves". Jack's dialogue with the Drazens just seemed so cliched it wasn't even funny. Also I found it very hard to believe that the Drazen's men were able to locate Kim with such ease. Just seconds after she was released from police custody. Still despite the flaws the episode did a good job in keeping me interested. The episode is very flawed but likable to say the least.moreless
  • Ah that Jack Bauer - such a nice guy!!

    Once again a very weak plot line.

    There we are - Bauer ahs Drazen with a gun at his head and is told that he must let him go or the Army guy mwill be killed.

    Clearly any agent worth his salt will just shoot Drazen as he is the bigger threat. What does he do? Well lets Drazen go and the army guy us shot any way..

    Who would write such nonsense??? Are agents so sentimental that they freeze in a crisis?moreless
  • Another GReat OnE!!!!!

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    This episode continue the good wave of interesting Storylines, even Kim Prison Storyline was interesting, from the beginning to the end, the writers created a good situation for her to be free.

    Teri, Nina and Tony apperences it is just about details.

    Jack situation was good, with DRazen free, and during the escape, Jack and Drazen had time to talk a little. How Jack escape from certain dead was interesting.

    Palmer situation is boring now, with nothing, besides this woman who is trying to seduce Palmer.moreless
  • Not again...

    It is almost a law in 24 that when things get batter, in reality, they get worse. Jack and guards try to find their way out of the assault they are in but that does not work well for them. Jack is captured and all the revenge is put in play. The only thing that stops them killing him is, that he knows where the second son is.

    Most of not again part goes to Kim who is trouble magnet. She is taken again. And I think the most powerful scene in this episode was Teri and Nina together not sure about Jack fate. It was so weird to watch them as all the tension between them was somehow like gone and they were back to the way they were at the start of the season.moreless
  • it was awesome episode

    8:02 P.M.-8:03 P.M.: The polls close in California. A television reporter announces that Palmer appears to have swept the state, as well as all others that

    held the Super Tuesday primary. In the company of himself, Palmer soaks up every last drop of the news, no doubt waiting for the right moment to let the

    bragging begin. Kimberly, meanwhile, is biding her time in the women's group holding cell. An estrogen-challenged black officer brings Melanie around,

    and drops her off so Kimberly can have a familiar face to keep her company. Melanie walks right over to Kimberly, and tells her she's in her seat. Kimberly

    says fine, gets up, and sits elsewhere. Melanie then walks over to Kimberly's new seat to tell her that too is her seat. With daggers in her eyes, Kimberly

    gets up again and goes to stand by the bars, where she has to contend with a mental patient hopeful who uses her presence to float like a bee and sting

    like a butterfly.

    8:03 P.M.-8:08 P.M.: Palmer has rejoined the party. He receives a hearty congratulations and toast from Mike for sweeping all 11 states. And to think he

    did it all by not listening to a single word his chief-of-staff had to say. But that's not all -- FOX News took a poll, and 83% of the population approve

    of the way he handled the Ferragamo crisis. An elated Palmer says that is great, because if FOX News took the poll, then it's agreed it's as fair and balanced

    as he is. Changing the subject, he asks Mike if they've heard from Frank Ames or his angry mob. Mike figures they're all laying low, but advises him not

    to get cocky. After all that has happened in the last twenty hours and with all that is known about David Palmer, one can't help but think that suggestion

    will be heeded as closely as every other one Mike has ever offered. Palmer stops the party to tell the crowd of people that he has to make a speech soon.

    And that even though there are a lot more primaries left to deal with, and a lot of rednecks left to win over, he intends to make the speech sound like

    a victory speech. The entire crowd cheers wildly -- including Mike, who might have possibly contracted amnesia recently, as this conflicts wildly with

    advice he gave Palmer, oh, a minute ago. Palmer continues about how although this has been a difficult day for all involved, he's confident that, just

    like they said in the America's Choice polls, being honest was the right thing to do, and he's sure everything will work out for everybody in the end.

    He then proceeds to pile on the horn-blowing that he simply could not hold inside him any longer. Over at CTU, Mason preps Nina to handle Division's request

    in reassessing the threat, which he presumes is minimal now that Alexis is out of commission. Jack calls asking to speak to Nina, but Mason takes the call

    for her. Jack gets Mason up to date on where he is and whose acquaintance he's made and whose acquaintance he's about to make. Mason doesn't have any time

    to ponder how Victor Drazen was brought back from the dead, since Jack needs him to send in a field unit now. He doesn't have any time to ponder that either,

    but ponder he does before telling Jack that he'll call Division about it. Jack chastises Mason, making it clear that Andre and company aren't going to

    sit around and play cards while they wait for the request to go through the proper channels. He leaves Mason with an ultimatum before hanging up. Mason

    decides to comply, and orders an assistant to dispatch the field unit, which he'll clear later, and get in touch with Chappelle immediately. When Nina

    worriedly wants to know if Jack is alright, Mason sidesteps the question and derides her for wasting her life on a married man (that would be Jack) and

    subsequently fooling around with Tony on the rebound. Mason says it in the guise of being a friend, but he walks away from Nina without ever answering

    her question. Her attempt to follow him down and beat the truth out of him never comes to pass, as Mr. Rebound in the flesh returns to CTU with Teri. Nina

    thanks God out loud that Teri is okay, though this is probably just a formality since she says it with all the conviction of a lobotomized Al Gore. Teri

    asks if they've gotten any word on Kimberly. When she hears they haven't, Teri then asks about Jack. Nina lies, and tells her that he doesn't know about

    what happened at the safe house because they can't get a hold of him. Teri demands to speak to Jack, but Nina defers to Mason's judgement on the matter.

    To help CTU and Jack -- or just to waste time -- Nina requests that Teri join her and Tony in the conference room to go all over she knows, even though

    she already did that with Tony on the way over in the car... and there really hasn't been any evidence that she knows something. Teri stops complaining

    long enough to say she'll redo the interview, but only if they agree to keep her up to date on Jack and Kimberly. Nina promises she will -- a promise that's

    certainly as good as coal.moreless
Darin Heames

Darin Heames


Guest Star

Christian Hastings

Christian Hastings


Guest Star

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips

Mark DeSalvo

Guest Star

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Andre Drazen

Recurring Role

Xander Berkeley

Xander Berkeley

George Mason

Recurring Role

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (7)

    • Victor: Over the last two years, I have accepted my share of responsibility for the death of my family. This is the day that you accept your share.

    • Mason: Any word from Chappelle?
      Tony: Still can't get a hold of him.
      Mason: Unbelievable. I hope the bastard doesn't plan on blaming me if things go wrong.

    • Nina: George, what is going on? Is Jack alright?
      Mason: You know, it's such a shame. Wasting the best years of your life on a married man.
      Nina: George...
      Mason: And picking up Almedia on the rebound, what's that about?
      Nina: Hey! That's out of line.
      Mason: No, you're out of line!

    • Palmer: Listen up. In a bit, I'm going to give a speech to the country. We have a number of primaries in the coming months, so technically, it's not a victory speech. (staff laughs) But I'm going to make it sound like one anyway! (staff cheers) Now as you know, in many ways, this has been a difficult day for my family, and I'm confident that being open and honest was the right thing to do, and that things will be resolved fairly for all that's concerned. In the meantime, I want to thank everyone in this room for their support. This is our victory...this is our night! (staff cheers louder) And I just want to give one last order, which will be obeyed with no exceptions whatsoever! Enjoy the rest of the evening!

    • Kim: She's telling the truth.
      Elaine: Don't make a liar out of me, Blondie!
      Kim: No need. You are one.

    • Jack: So when does your suffering end, Victor? After you've killed me and Senator Palmer and all the thousands of other enemies you have?
      Victor: Yes. Simple, is it not?
      Jack: You're insane. It's a psychotic fantasy.

    • Melanie: You're daddy's little girl. You get everything handed to you.
      Kim: Shut up. I have been listening to this crap all day, about how I get everything I want, and how my life is so great, and how everybody else's life sucks. Well, you wanna know something? You don't know anything about me. Last night I was kidnapped, tied up in the back of a trunk, and then I got to see your friend Dan get shot in the head. You take all the bad luck you've had in your life, it wouldn't fit into half of what's happened to me in the last twenty-four hours. So messing me up may be harder than you think. But if you wanna? Bring it on. Here, outside, any place you like.

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