Season 1 Episode 10

Day 1: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2002 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Teri manages to call CTU using a stolen cell phone. She and Jack have an emotional conversation, but her signal dies before the call can be traced. Nina and Tony find themselves facing a new boss, Alberta Green, as they continue to secretly help Jack. Palmer's political associates begin to sweat as Carl plans to take serious action against Keith's therapist. Jack uncovers a new name from the key card that may lead him to Gaines.moreless

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  • With clandestine help from Tony and Nina at CTU Jack takes a significant step forward in his search for Teri and Kim.

    This episode does have its flaws but I still enjoyed it tremendously. The biggest flaw is the character of Alberta Green. Aside from the fact that I just don't like her at all, the character is way too contrived to be believed. She's a narcissist with an ego the size of the Dubai Tower, a sociopath who cares more about making herself look good than anything else. Yeah, yeah, yeah we have seen all of this before. What more than makes up for this liability is seeing Jack at work. His pursuit of Ted Coffell was very well done. However this episode's MVP was Senator Palmer. Yes, he wants to be elected to the Presidency, but not at any cost. That causes him to have difficulties with his wife, but he sticks to his guns. Well, at least for now.moreless
  • Closing in on Kim and Teri.

    In this episode Jack continues to evade the police because he knows if he goes to them he will be no use to Gaines and that means he will kill Kim and Teri When Teri was able to get one of her captors phone she phones CTU to start the trace but unfortunately they couldn't find the location but it was narrowed down a lot Usually the ending of the episodes ends on some kind of a cliffhanger that gets you excited about the next episode but the ending for this episode was strange and I am not sure what it means but maybe we will find out on the next episode.moreless
  • The definition of "filler"…and also "classic"

    True, this episode doesn't advance the plot much. But it's so freakin' good. It's the first of two episodes directed by guest Davis Guggenheim, and these two episodes have a certain edge to them that other directors haven't really matched.Jack drives around the city avoiding cops left and right, being a suspect in Palmer's attempted murder and all. Not much develops regarding this storyline, but somehow, it's still damn gripping.Teri and Kim call CTU as Nina tries to get a trace on their location, but it's all for naught. Filler if I've ever seen it. Awesome anyway? Yes!Palmer's arc juices up as Carl Webb returns and drops a little hint that Ferragamo's life might be in danger thanks to him. Astounding? Dare I say it—YES!We get an introduction to the next Bigbad when Gaines receives a call from his boss, Andre Drazen. Disappointing to see that Gaines isn't really on top of things at all? Sure. Compelling as all hell? YYYYYYEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!Er—kay, the only thing keeping this episode at a 9 rating is the entrance of Alberta Green. A crappy character, but thankfully, she appears relatively late. So it's still awesome!We also get the first mention of some overseas mission that Jack participated in. This comes in some supposedly meaningless, filler dialogue between Teri and Kim to explain why Teri and Jack separated, but you'll see in later episodes that there's more to that little conversation. For now, though, let's concentrate on this episode, and on how ******* kickass it is.Hourly Highlight:Not to mention…Jack racing Ted Cofell to the parking garage and hijacking his limo? With some of the coolest music I've ever heard on this show? CHECKMATE!!!!!moreless
  • Jack evades the police while trying to get out of town to find his family. Gaines receives an ultimatum. Sherry really starts to piss people off. (David and viewing audience)

    24 is a hard show to review without giving too much away. I may not do such a good job of that, so be warned. I don't know why "filler" gets applied to this episode. I have to disagree with such an assessment as a lot of important things happen in this installment. Another villain is revealed, a new boss comes in to take control of CTU, Jack is running/hiding from the police while trying to talk to Teri, and Sherry really starts to make me mad in this episode. She goes behind David's back and sets things in motion without his knowledge, but it makes the Palmer storyline very interesting. Sherry Palmer's character really begins to be clearly defined. Gaines receives an ultimatum from a new villain, Andrea (Andre?) Drazen. He is apparently the real guy behind everything. Alberta Green shows up at CTU to take charge. This complicates Nina and Tony's assistance of Jack, as everyone who matters thinks Jack is out to kill Palmer.moreless
  • Nothing Special!!!!

    This was a filler episode, with little importance in overral.

    I don't know as the writers were able from the teri phone call, spend so much time of this episode. It was incredible like Jack was hidden under the car to avoid the cops, and even so he was able to speak on the phone, he have some interesting abilitys.

    Palmer situation seems repetive, because there is not another business to discuss right now.

    In CTU, nothing really happens, besides that new character that was introduced, and it seems that Nina has her own plot.

    A new Player or Villain appeared, and now this can be interesting.

    Other than that, this episode offers very few decent moments. Just a transitional episode at best.moreless
Currie Graham

Currie Graham

Ted Cofell

Guest Star

Ivar Brogger

Ivar Brogger

Frank Ames

Guest Star

Tracy E. Wilson

Tracy E. Wilson

Cofell's Assistant

Guest Star

Michael Massee

Michael Massee

Ira Gaines

Recurring Role

Tamara Tunie

Tamara Tunie

Alberta Green

Recurring Role

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Andre Drazen

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Student: My daddy says Georgetown sucks.
      Palmer: I'll have to have a little talk with your daddy.
      Student: My daddy also says there will never be a black president in this country. Ever.
      Palmer: Will you give your daddy a message for me? Tell him, I understand where he's coming from, but he's wrong. And I'm gonna prove it.

    • Andre: If Plan A doesn't work you should have a Plan B, not Plan A recycled.

    • Eli: (hissing) Who is this?
      Jack: I'm the last thing that you will ever see if anything happens to my wife or daughter.

  • NOTES (3)

    • TV Guide and FOX listings credited Jenny Gago as playing the children's principal. Her lines were cut, but were restored on the DVD release of Season 1.

    • Jack's recap monologue is now different: "There are terrorists planning to assassinate a presidential candidate, my wife and daughter have been kidnapped, and the people that I work with may be involved in both. I'm Federal Agent Jack Bauer. This is the longest day of my life." [The closed captioning still showed his old monologue, however.]

    • Lawrence Hertzog is credited as Larry Hertzog.