Season 2 Episode 5

Day 2: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 26, 2002 on FOX
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Episode Summary

George refuses to allow Jack to assist in Nina's interrogation. Jack resorts to blackmail to change George's mind. Palmer and Stanton meet with a Middle Eastern ambassador who may be in league with Second Wave. Tony visits the Warner home and questions Reza about his possible connection with Syed Ali.moreless

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  • Never thought I would see Nina this season.

    I thought this was an average episode with the best part being the return of Nina but we never got to see Jack interrogate her because it looks like that will happen in the next episode I think the Reza story line has hit it's best point so far now that Tony has come question him Jack also finds out that George has been exposed to radiation and that he hasn't got long left to live and used that as a way to get to Nina.moreless
  • Nina is back, uh oh!

    Nina Myers is back but why did Jack have to stare at her so much as she entered CTU? I know hes angry at her for everything shes done but in my opinion he shouldn't have given her the satisfaction! And I'm unsure whether it was such a good idea to bring Nina back so soon, I guess I'll have to be proved wrong. =]

    I'm also going to have a moan at Jack for not being sensitive about George's condition. He has become such a hard ass since Teri died.

    The Palmer storyline was great in this episode. The ending when the chopper had crashed was mega good. The Kim storyline sucked though. Its annoying how shes gone and told her boyfriend about the nuclear bomb. All her plot is about for the next six hour is 'Lets run away from L.A!!' =/

    And it is good that Tony has become involved in the Warner storyline. Its become a lot more interesting now. Thank god that the thing with Reza hasn't dragged on as much as I thought it would.

    Quote of the hour! Marie Warner: "This is our house! I want you out of our house! Now!"moreless
  • Maneged to be good!!!

    Kate family plot go somewhere now that Tony is there to make a interrogation. This of course, take much minutes as possible.

    Kim continues in trouble, because she wants to save megan. Now tha call her boufriend, so she is not alone in this anymore.

    Jack did nothing in this episode, the writers bought time for him, until he uses Mason condition against him, to allow him to make the interrogation on Nina.

    Speaking of that, Nina is Back.

    Palmer Adminstration plot got more serious since we now Know that something is going there, like a conspiracy.

    Besides that, a good episode, with some filler to buy time.moreless
  • Nina is back..

    Mm.. I think the main problem with this episode was that it was quite slow and some people had weird reactions.

    I was eager to see the moment when Jack sees Nina again but it was nothing. No emotions. Weird, as I have always thought Jack is very quick to anger. Ok, maybe he did managed to keep himself together but first episode this season hinted that he did not.

    I think the best part was George and Jack having the conversation. I do like that kind of deep emotional moments.

    And Kim is back to annoying.. so.. things are quite as old time..moreless
  • good episode

    12:02 P.M.-12:04 P.M.: CTU is in shambles, Paula is still unconscious and Tony discovers Reza has had contact with terrorists. Tony runs off to speak with

    him, as Jack phones in to report that it was Nina who provided Wald's team with the schematics of CTU. Mason calls Jack to inform him that his mission

    is done, and he should now go somewhere safe. After hanging up the phone, Mason orders an interrogation room setup for Nina.

    12:04 P.M.-12:07 P.M.: Palmer is still being briefed on possible bombing locations. Lynne tells him that the Ambassador of the country presumed to be responsible

    for Second Wave is about to land. Gary finds Kimberly at the hospital, and tells her to leave now before the police arrive, because Carla will side with

    him if questioned. Fearing jail, Kimberly runs off.

    12:07 P.M.-12:09 P.M.: A new advisor, Roger Stanton, arrives to replace Rayburn. Roger tells the President that the Ambassador is only there to extract

    information about the US intelligence. Division calls CTU to let them know Nina is en route.

    12:09 P.M.-12:13 P.M.: Jack arrives at CTU to have his debrief, but Mason doesn't want him near him. Paula regains consciousness, and is able to give Mason

    the location of the decryption key for the data she sent to NSA. Unfortunately, she dies before they can get her to the hospital.

    12:17 P.M.-12:21 P.M.: Reza and Kate return home after picking up lunch. Her father asks her how she liked the new house. Kate still doesn't believe everything

    is alright. Before they can go inside, Tony arrives to interrogate Reza, and Kate is sent to fetch him. Reza tells her not to let Marie find out about

    the interrogation.

    12:21 P.M.-12:25 P.M.: The Ambassador informs the President that his government has already arrested four people. Palmer is assured that they want to do

    everything they can to prevent the bomb from going off. The Ambassador requests an exchange of intel on Second Wave so that they can do more to find the

    remaining terrorists. Lynne and Roger are strongly opposed.

    12:25 P.M.-12:28 P.M.: Kimberly calls Jack to try to find out what's going on. He finally tells her about the bomb, interrupting her story about Gary and

    Megan. She agrees to leave town. As Jack sits at a computer, Nina arrives at CTU in shackles.

    12:32 P.M.-12:36 P.M.: Mason enters the newly secured interrogation room and begins to question Nina. She tells him that she won't say a thing unless she

    is guaranteed a full presidential pardon. Mason leaves to phone Chappelle. Jack sees Mason coughing and asks him if Nina is helping out, but Mason just

    cuts him out of the loop. Tony begins to interrogate Reza. When Reza plays dumb, Tony shows him Ali's name in his laptop.

    12:36 P.M.-12:40 P.M.: Palmer has opened the files Second Wave sent to the Ambassador. As they watch the Ambassador's team go over the intel, Chappelle

    calls the President to inform him of Nina's request for a pardon. After Jack completes his debrief, Palmer calls to let him know that he is preparing to

    offer Nina shadow asylum.

    12:44 P.M.-12:50 P.M.: We finally meet the rumored boyfriend of Kimberly, Miguel. Kimberly tells him that Megan is in trouble, and asks that he meet her.

    Miguel is not thrilled about having to leave his job, as his recording studio is full of people, but he agrees to go. Mason takes another pill for his

    nausea, but forgets the container in the bathroom, which Jack finds. Even though he currently has no authority, Jack orders Michelle to reveal where Mason

    has been all day. Marie finally discovers the agent in the dining room. Kate has no choice but to tell her about the investigator, which prompts a big


    12:54 P.M.-12:58 P.M.: Miguel arrives at the hospital. Kimberly tells him that Megan has been abused, and says that they need to get out of LA right away

    because a bomb is about to go off. He agrees to help save Megan from the hospital before fleeing the city. Jack confronts Mason with the knowledge that

    he will be dead by the end of the day due to the radiation poisoning. Jack then blackmails Mason by threatening to tell District of his impending death

    if he doesn't get to interrogate Nina.

    12:58 P.M.-1:00 P.M.: The Ambassador is on a chopper returning him to his private plane. Moments later, Fox News breaks video that the chopper has just

    exploded outside of the complex. The interrogation of Reza continues, Kimberly and Miguel plot to save Megan, Palmer gulps as he watches the chopper crash,

    and Jack stands by a monitor as he waits to enter the interrogation room with Nina. Tick, tick, tick...moreless
Jacque Parson

Jacque Parson

Female CTU Worker

Guest Star

Tony Wayne

Tony Wayne

Agent Powers

Guest Star

David Ursin

David Ursin

Military Official

Guest Star

Harris Yulin

Harris Yulin

Roger Stanton [uncredited]

Recurring Role

John Eddins

John Eddins

Agent Richards

Recurring Role

Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke

Nina Myers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • The CTU server room 8450-93 where one of the bombs were planted, is the same server room where Nina killed Teri.

    • When Roger Stanton was showing Palmer the Fox feed of the helicopter crash, the time stamp on the bottom right of the screen showed 1:18pm whereas the show is supposed to take place between 12pm and 1pm.

    • When Tony Almeida was interrogating Reza Naiyeer, he referred to a document containing Sayed Ali's name in his PC, and turned the laptop to show Reza and you can see the screen. When the camera shows the laptop screen a second time, it's showing a different document.

    • Why does Kim have to run from the police? Wouldn't Megan's x-rays reveal that some of her injuries (I think broken wrists were mentioned in ep.4) are rather old, so it can't have been Kim who caused them as she has only been Megan's babysitter/nanny for a short time?

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Mason: I'm dying, Jack, I'm not crazy. You and Nina together is a recipe for disaster.

    • Mason: What are you doing in my office?
      Jack: How long did they give you? (George huffs, walks past Jack) George, I know you were exposed to high levels of radioactive materials in Panorama City this morning.
      Mason: How'd you figure that out?
      Jack: Your anti-nausea medication. It's for radiation sickness. I checked the logs, I made a few calls...you inhaled plutonium, George!
      Mason: So?
      Jack: Well, I'm not the only person that shouldn't be here today.

    • Michelle: I am supposed to get you out of here. That's not going to happen, is it?

    • Tony: Why don't you tell me about Syed Ali?
      Reza: I told you before, I don't know a Syed Ali.
      Tony: (sarcastic tone) Oh, you don't? Then how do you explain that his name is in your personal computer file?
      Reza: I don't know.
      Tony: You "don't know?" Alright...let's start again.

    • Mason: You're not buying a used car here. You've got to deal within the confines of reality. You're not going to get anything unless you produce results.
      Nina: It's in my best interest to produce results.

  • NOTES (5)