Season 2 Episode 20

Day 2: 3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 22, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack finds an ally who may help him escape from Kingsley's men.
Lynne meets with foul play before she can warn Palmer of the conspiracy against him.
Chappelle interferes with Tony's efforts to assist Jack.
Kate offers her captors money in exchange for the chip.

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  • Strong Episode But...

    The Jack plot progressed nicely. The Almeida/ Chappelle didn't make a lot of sense. Chappelle told Tony, to follow the chain of command. Tony is under orders from the President. The chain of command, doesn't go any higher than that. Why didn't Tony tell Chappelle, that the President order him to check this out? That should of shut Chappele up. The Palmer plot is interesting, and starting to heat up. But it is not that easy to remove the President from power. If the President disputes the Vice President and cabinet, it takes a two thirds majority of Congress, to remove him. This is section 4 of the 25th amendment:

    Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.moreless
  • Bad Luck!!!!!

    Palmer plot administration continues to be interesting, with Lynne trying to escape. Her final scene was Excellent. Aeron has is share of participation too that was good.

    Jack Scenes was very well made, more tortured and Jack kills them in a excellent way.

    One more temporary character is dead. Kate is in dangerous. Chapelle, the bad guy of CTU is back to be annoying and to complicate things for JAck Bauer.

    Tony Last Scene with carrie and Chapelle was Good.

    Overral, a great episode, with interesting Scenes, and some great Tensions.

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  • Trouble with chip

    Oh.. Jack is dead but soon back to life and that would not stop him and by the end of episode, he is running around with gun and shooting everyone without a trouble.

    So, the other storylines. Kate seems to do everything she can and ofcourse putting herself into danger. The whole thing with Palmer's administration was really exciting this time. I think this is one of the few times I have said it. But it really was. That poor woman who fell in stairs and then was taken to hospital.. her fight to escape.. and later try to say but not been able.

    And Tony taking his stand against Chapelle. So good episode.moreless
  • Not a lot happens but it's still a pretty good episode.

    Not a lot happens really, and by the end of the episode not much has changed since the start of the episode. advance much in this episode. Chappelle and Carrie continue to be a pain at CTU; Palmer is still unaware of what Mike and Prescott are up to; Jack and Kate still haven't got the chip.

    Jack does escape from the torturers though. I was pleased that the doctor didn't get killed too. I bet that doctor thought to himself 'didn't I see this man an hour ago digging his hand inside a dead mans body?' lol. Overall, those scenes were the best ones of the episode and the way O'Hara dies is ownage.

    Then Jack finds an injured Yusuf and he dies =[ that was really sad, he didn't deserve it. I hope he kills those red necks.... I can't believe how quickly Jack has managed to recover from all that torture, but I guess thats Jack.

    I liked Tony in this episode because he completely owned Carrie when she was trying to blackmail him. I'm very glad that he is back to his normal self and that he's stopped being the 'annoying' Tony. Chappelle has taken that role from him now. Grrr, lol. In CTU there is always someone you want to slap, isn't there?

    And Lynne...oh my god, the silly spoiler on the dvd gave that away. I loved the moment when she was about to point her finger at Mike whos just there, hovering in the background, looking all guilty behind Palmer's back. And then he makes a clever move by grabbing her hand, and making it look like he's a caring one. Tut tut.

    Quote of the hour! Ryan Chappelle: "Don't thank me. I just don't have anyone to take your place right now."moreless
  • What progress?

    While nothing is that bad about the episode, nothing is that outstanding either. The combined tension makes for relatively good television, but nearly every individual storyline is filler.

    The two big stories are centered on: 1) Jack, who comes back to life, escapes the torture, and saves Kate from the rednecks, and 2) Palmer, who's just lounging around while Prescott and Novick make their devious arrangements behind his back.

    Some nice, albeit slightly comical, drama when Lynne tries to make an escape and ends up falling several floors. What will ever become of her? Will she survive the fall or succumb to the damage? Since she's never mentioned again, I guess the writers don't care.

    Ryan Chappelle the hardheaded bureaucrat from S1 returns, because both Tony and Michelle are now on Jack's side, and there's gotta be somebody at CTU to help Carrie cause problems for the protagonists while not turning into strict antagonists.

    Again, there's nothing really special about this installment; it just doesn't seem to click. Though there are a few standout moments that a newcomer would probably cherish, I myself, being a longtime "24" fan, feel that a lot of aspects of this particular hour could've been skipped. But you know what? Points for trying.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Jack killing Raymond O'Hara.moreless
Gregory J. Barnett

Gregory J. Barnett


Guest Star

Chuti Tiu

Chuti Tiu


Guest Star

Eugene Robert Glazer

Eugene Robert Glazer

Alexander Trepkos

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Ryan Chappelle

Recurring Role

Alan Dale

Alan Dale

Vice President Jim Prescott

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Chappelle: Good work.
      Tony: Uh, good work on what?
      Chappelle: I know Bauer's trying to change our position on the Cyprus audio.
      Tony: That's not exactly true.
      Chappelle: Whatever. You don't have to explain. I'm just glad you're not letting the tail wag the dog.
      Tony: Ryan, Jack may not be wrong about this. he's in the middle of an invevstigation...
      Chappelle: I don't want to hear that! We're about to bomb the Middle East into next Wednesday!

    • Kingsley: Did Bauer give you the chip?
      Raymond: No, sir, not yet.
      Kingsley: What's taking so long?
      Raymond: It's under control, Mr. Kingsley.
      Kingsley: What am I hearing in your voice? Answer me, Raymond!
      Raymond: Well...Stark pushed Bauer a little too far. He's flat-lining.
      Kingsley: Whatever he broke, he better fix!

    • Prescott: Your responsibility is to make sure that the cabinet votes to remove him from office.
      Novick: I have a responsibility to make sure the vote takes place, not manipulate the outcome.
      Prescott: Poor choice of words, but my point is the same.

    • Raymond: Hey, Jack. You thought death would save you...you're not gonna die until I kill you myself.

    • Palmer: Aaron, is Prescott coming after me?
      Pierce: I'm not sure. But you have good instincts, sir. I'd listen to them if I were you.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Eugene Robert Glazer co-starred in La Femme Nikita, another series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran. Tobin Bell also played a recurring role on that series.

    • The writers planned to kill Dr. Spire in the previous hour, but realized that they would need him to aid in Jack's escape. The deleted scene in which Stark's men kill him can be viewed on the season two DVD.

    • Beroglide, the drug O'Hara uses on Jack, doesn't exist in real life.