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Season 2 Episode 9

Day 2: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 07, 2003 on FOX
9.3
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George pits Bob against Reza in hopes of learning which one is working with Second Wave, while Sherry and Lynne clash over Palmer's speech to the press.
Kate is interrogated by Syed Ali, who believes she knows too much about the bomb.
Jack and Nina fight off a group of renegade soldiers while waiting to be rescued from the crash site. They nearly escape when Nina takes Jack hostage and demands to speak to the President.moreless

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  • Amazing cliffhanger.

    9.0
    This episode took a very surprising turn after the crash When Jack gets a lucky escape he is able to save Nina but when they are attacked by an unknown group of soldiers Nina was able to trick Jack into getting a gun on him When she asks for the president she puts him in a horrible situation resulting in a decision he could regret for the rest of his life I don't know how this will end but I am looking forward to finding out.moreless
  • Amizang Scene with Palmer, Jack and Nina!!!!!!!!!

    9.0
    With the fall of the Airplane, the things get much more interesting.



    Palmer administration conspiracy reaches Jack, Because someone unkown wants to kill Him and Nina.



    This make some good action Scenes, which is exactly what I like.



    Tony and Michelle discovered that Mason was exposed.



    Kim scenes was again boring, at least, megan is gone.



    Sherry vs Lynne continues in this episode, nothing special.



    Syed Ali make is apperance too and Kate is now in a dangerous situation. First time that Kate plot is a little interesting.



    The Final Scenes with Jack Baur, Nina Myers and David Palmer was one of the most great and Sad scenes ever made.Palmer do a great act here.



    This is a 9 episode, because of the Amazing Final Scenes.moreless
  • Change in control...

    9.3
    Mm.. Nina really takes things on her hand this episode. I most say I loved the sequence after the plain crash. Jack going over the crashsite.. finding Nina and they then trying to survive. The scene where Jack was shooting and Nina telling where.. it showed how well they were working together. Bring backs memories from season 1.



    Also what came next. Nina taking control and her bargain with Palmer.. and how Jack took it. Very noble and all the drama and tension.. it was just so good and refreshing, something really intense. I think it has been maybe best if not, then second best episode of the season so far for me.moreless
  • revealing episode.

    9.7
    4:02 P.M.-4:06 P.M.: Things are running amok inside the President's retreat. Palmer barges in on Sherry, demanding to know how Ron Wieland was let out of

    custody. Mike shows him a video of Armus letting Ron out of his room. Jack's and Nina's plane is careening towards the ground at a rapid pace after being

    hit by a surface-to-air missile. Jack wants to know the location of the bomb, but even with the plane going down, Nina refuses to answer. The man assigned

    to protect Nina, Rick Phillips, draws his gun and threatens to kill her if she doesn't tell them where the bomb is. Jack gives Mason the coordinates of

    the riverbed where the plane is supposed to land, while he, Phillips and Mason try unsuccessfully to get Nina to reveal the bomb's location. The pilot

    announces that the plane is going down now and there is no way they can make it to the riverbed, but the phone cuts out before Jack can give Mason their

    new coordinates.



    4:06 P.M.-4:08 P.M.: The President apologizes to Sherry for jumping to conclusions about Ron, and lets her know who did let him out. She advises him to

    tell the truth about the bomb issue. Mike informs them that the plane Jack was on has crashed.



    4:08 P.M.-4:11 P.M: Jack tumbles out of the plane into a field of debris, and pulls a tree branch from his leg. He starts his search for survivors, and

    finds Phillips, badly injured. Jack promises to get him help, and then finds Nina still chained to her seat. She isn't breathing. He gives her mouth to

    mouth, and revives her.



    4:16 P.M.-4:16 P.M.: Michelle shows Mason satellite photos of the missile that was fired at Jack's plane.



    4:16 P.M.-4:19 P.M.: When Tony won't stop badgering him, Mason finally tells him that he has less than a day to live. Tony apologizes for being such a jerk.

    Bob and Reza have been put into the same holding room. Mason barges in, and starts the investigation by yelling at Reza for claiming not to know Syed Ali.

    He mentions the nuclear bomb, and gives them a Bill of Lading found at the warehouse that proves a container was sent to Ali. Bob looks at it, and sees

    it's from his company. Mason promises immunity to the first one to come clean, and leaves them alone to let the offer sink in.



    4:19 P.M.-4:21 P.M.: The arresting officer informs Miguel and Kimberly that he is taking them back to LA -- and not to CTU either. When the kids voice their

    disapproval, the cop tells them that there is no elevated threat status. Kimberly promises Miguel that her father will fix things up. Miguel laughs that

    promise off, claiming that she was right when she told him Jack was messed up. Kimberly says those comments were misplaced anger towards her father over

    the death of her mother.



    4:21 P.M.-4:23 P.M.: Reza asks Bob if he has anything to hide, and the two soon get into an argument. Via a voice-monitoring system, Mason and Tony both

    see that Reza's voice levels are steady, while Bob's are all over the place. Reza scolds Bob for lying to him. To get even, he tells CTU that he can track

    the shipping order and find out who authorized the transfer to Ali. Security guards have to restrain Bob, who can't control his rage over Reza's announcement.



    4:28 P.M.-4:30 P.M.: Michelle asks Tony if Mason is sick, correctly surmising that he got radiation poisoning. Tony affirms that he is. She tells him that

    she wants Mason to step down, but Tony says he will watch him -- which isn't what Michelle wanted to hear.



    4:30 P.M.-4:31 P.M.: Sherry gives Lynne revision notes that she made for the President's speech about Ron. Lynne begins shouting at her for sticking her

    nose in where it doesn't belong, and refuses to so much as look at them.



    4:31 P.M.-4:33 P.M.: Jack and Nina begin to leave the crash site, only to be interrupted by a group of camouflaged soldiers. The soldiers' first act is

    to execute Rick. One of the men spots Jack, but Jack fires a flare gun at him and steals his machine gun and ammunition. Jack and Nina then flee the scene.

    He undoes her cuffs, and hands her the ammo so she can run recon for him.



    4:33 P.M.-4:35 P.M.: Kate is awoken by her kidnapper, who reveals himself to be Syed Ali. He grabs her, and takes her to a soundproof room where Paul Koplin

    is chained up naked. Ali's assistant stands next to Paul with an electric sander. After the pair plead that they didn't see anything, the assistant turns

    on the sander and uses it on Paul. Paul screams.



    4:40 P.M.-4:43 P.M.: Jack and Nina are under fire. She throws him another pack of ammo, and he takes down another of his pursuers. She hides the final ammo

    pack in her pants. A CTU search and rescue chopper moves in, and takes out the remaining baddies. Jack forgetfully leaves his rifle on the ground, giving

    Nina the opportunity to grab the weapon and hold him up. She demands to talk to the President, and orders the search and rescue guys to stand down.



    4:43 P.M.-4:45 P.M.: Megan and Kimberly are finally reunited, albeit only for a few minutes, as Megan's aunt is at the station waiting to collect her. Megan

    tells Kimberly that her aunt lives in Santa Barbara, which would place her 100 miles from LA -- and well out of the bomb's range. Megan and Kimberly both

    cry, but only Megan's are tears of sadness.



    4:45 P.M.-4:48 P.M.: Reza is about to be taken to his father's office when he asks to have a word with Marie first. Mason grants his wish. Marie tells Reza

    that a lawyer is on his way over. He tells her not to worry and about anything, then informs her that Bob may be connected to Ali. An incredulous and disgusted

    Marie walks away from Reza, upset that he turned on her father.



    4:52 P.M.-4:57 P.M.: Nina finally gets in touch with Palmer's office, and Palmer asks Mike to screen the call. Nina tells the President that she will say

    where the bomb is in exchange for immunity for a crime she has not yet committed -- the murder of Jack Bauer. Palmer places her on hold, so he can ask

    CTU if Nina has any weaknesses they can exploit. Mason informs him that she has none, and she's hellbent on killing Jack, or else he'll kill her. Jack

    then tells Palmer that Nina is their only link to finding the bomb, and he should give her what she wants. The President promises Nina will get her pardon,

    but only after the bomb is uncovered. Nina then tells them where it is. Palmer asks Jack if there's anything he'd like for him to do. Jack wants him to

    make sure Kimberly is safe. Palmer chokes back tears, even with Mike saying that he did the right thing.



    4:57 P.M.-5:00 P.M.: Palmer is escorted to the Press Corps. As he exits the room, he acknowledges to Lynne the changes made in the speech, and tells her

    that it is better. Ali's assistant continues to torture Paul. A hysterical Kate insists she knows nothing. Ali says he believes her, then pulls out a gun,

    kills Paul, and orders his assistant to kill Kate. The President makes his way to the Press Corps, as Nina holds Jack at gunpoint.moreless
  • Back to the high ground (not literally)

    9.0
    Jack's storyline rivets once again as he and Nina survive the plane wreckage and must fight off mysterious commandos who are trying to kill them for some reason. While Jack's activities for this hour are essentially filler, it really heightens the already high tension between him and Nina, not only because they're forced to work together to stay alive, but because once the main gunfire is over, Nina adds to her list of betrayals to Jack in a very interesting way.

    We finally get to meet Syed Ali, seeing as how he's kidnapped Kate. That alone gives this episode a point, but knowing what happens in later hours, it seems like too little, too late.

    Palmer finds out who let Wieland out, but I don't think it's even worth mentioning since this plot point is barely brought up ever again. Rather, the big highlight of the Palmer storyline comes near the hour's end. Some very nice drama arises when Palmer tearfully and reluctantly gives Nina an advance pardon for killing Jack. Of course, even a first-time viewer is all but certain that Jack will get out of this situation alive, but the performances of Sutherland, Clarke, and especially Haysbert in this scene are nonetheless a treat.

    What's Kim up to? Do I care?



    Hourly Highlight:

    "This is what Jack Bauer uses to kill someone when he doesn't have a regular gun in his hand."

    (buzz) "A flare gun!"

    "Ooh, sorry, you didn't answer in the form of a question."

    "#$@%!"moreless
Al Sapienza

Al Sapienza

Paul Koplin

Guest Star

Terry Bozeman

Terry Bozeman

Richard Armus

Guest Star

Michael McGrady

Michael McGrady

CHP Officer Brown

Guest Star

Francesco Quinn

Francesco Quinn

Syed Ali

Recurring Role

Reiko Aylesworth

Reiko Aylesworth

Michelle Dessler

Recurring Role

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Skye McCole Bartusiak

Megan Matheson

Recurring Role

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