Season 2 Episode 12

Day 2: 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 11, 2003 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack engages in a brutal contest of wills with Syed Ali.
George questions Bob Warner to learn more about Marie's motivations for helping the terrorists.
Kim is rescued by a mysterious hunter who offers her shelter, while Lynne receives a dire warning from Sherry.

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  • Sayed Ali refuses to talk forcing Jack to disobey a direct order from President Palmer and use drastic measures.

    I'm sure this episode is late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's favorite. The fact that he used it as justification for torture proves it. This particular episode is terrific I will agree, but not for the same reason. It is very exciting. The scenes of Jack well being Jack are well done. His scenes interrogating Sayed Ali are very well done and entertaining. I also think it was a very smart idea to have the scene where the mosque's Imam tries to convince Sayed that what he is doing is wrong. It was obvious from the beginning that it would not work but I liked it none the less. As she was in the previous episode, Kate proves to be a valuable asset in helping CTU track down the nuclear bomb. Her emotions when she finds out the truth about her sister seem very genuine. I was not too crazy about the scenes where Stanton is being tortured. I could take them or leave them. I won't even bother mentioning the Kim part of the episode. It's pretty much the same way I feel about her whole story line. What makes this episode work is Jack's investigation. That is where the real excitement is. "24" ended the first half of season two with a great episode.moreless
  • Jack uses extreme methods to get information of Syed Ali.

    After finally capturing Syed Ali Jack only needs one thing off him and that's the location of the bomb We see how far Jack will go to get the location and it was the last method that got Syed Ali talking and that was if Syed never gave them the information Jack would have his family killed Jack has done some crazy things this season to get what he wants so this was believable but I knew when they kicked the chair down it was all fake The end shows CTU are running out of time even though they have the location of the bomb.moreless
  • Just Listen to Imam Fulani's Said

    I'm Muslim person from Muslim Country. I love this episodes so much because of Imam Fulani's explained, that Syed Ali doing is not recommended by Islam, Qur'an, and Muhammad. Two thumbs up for that, good scenario.

    I hope, American and Western people will be understand clearly with that statement. Since this episode, i started to know that all producers of 24 must be don't have any agenda related to Muslim and Islamic Communities.

    Honestly, since episodes 1 (season 2) I was very sceptical with the point of view, because all arabic actors roles as terrorist. It's very hurt me as a Muslim.moreless
  • One more Torture!!!!

    They finally caught Syed ALi in this episode and it tis very clear that the writers wanted to buil the all packed -» Syed Ali is caught, tortured and with his family threatened he finally talks the Bomb Location. These Scenes were good.

    Removing this, nothing relevant really happens, not even in the Palmer Plot administration where Sherry play with Lynne.

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  • Higher stakes...

    This episode was intense. It was really good. That kind of 24 episodes I love. First the Jack storyline as it was the main thing. The Ali and his talk with that priest about his motives. Then Kate making the call to her sister and the way she acted and how Kate's father told about Marie... And then Jack making stakes higher and bringing in Ali's family and ordering to kill his son. On that moment I was so shocked. But it was and act.

    I most say I did not like Palmer's storyline. they have been doing nothing all time. And Sherry is annoying.moreless
Kevin Dillon

Kevin Dillon

Lonnie McRae

Guest Star

Bernard White

Bernard White

Imam Al Fulani

Guest Star

Steven Culp

Steven Culp

Agent Ted Simmons

Guest Star

Reiko Aylesworth

Reiko Aylesworth

Michelle Dessler

Recurring Role

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

Lynne Kresge

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Jack says that Norton airfield is 30 miles away; however, in the next episode, they arrive ten minutes after they leave, meaning they'd have to have traveled 180 miles per hour.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Jack: You are wasting my time. When is the bomb gonna detonate?
      Ali: You're the one wasting time. I woke up today knowing I would die.
      Jack: I can make you die with more pain than you ever imagined.
      Ali: Then I will have that much more pleasure in Paradise.
      Jack: (flatly) Right.

    • Jack: Are you trying to protect this man?
      Imam: No, Agent Bauer, I have no misplaced loyalties. If the man you are looking for has murdered an innocent, he is as guilty in the eyes of Islam as he is in yours.

    • Ali: I am doing Allah's work.
      Jack: No, you're going to kill millions of people. That's what you're doing.

    • Ali: I am not afraid to die.
      Jack: The only way you're going to die is if I kill you. Your bomb's not going off.

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