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Season 2 Episode 2

Day 2: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Nov 05, 2002 on FOX
8.9
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Jack works to establish his cover with a small group of domestic terrorists. He learns that their target hits very close to home. Kim takes Megan and runs from the house, but Gary pursues them. Palmer and Eric disagree over how to deal with the media during the nuclear threat.moreless

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  • Jack goes undercover.

    8.0
    Not much really happened in this episode but the end has set up an interesting third episode with Jack's undercover work leading him to the location which the group are going to target and Jack is with them Kim continues to have problems trying to get a little girl a way from he abusive dad I am sure the story will pick up like it did in season 1.
  • Great Cliffhanger!!!!

    8.0
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    The cliffhanger in this Episode was one of the Best that 24 produced until now.



    The Best Part of this episode of course is Jack and and his infiltration inside of the eddie group. This created some tenses minutes that was nice.



    The problems that Palmer will have to face in his administration continues to be build.



    Kim Situation was a little funny, other than that, had no value.



    Kate family drama continue to be boring.moreless
  • Troubles already start..

    8.5
    Mm.. Jack is back of being Jack.. Kim is Kim and finding every trouble she possibly could. Everything is back to normal, I would say. So, the story I think is not getting away too quickly and maybe little weaker than season 1 but still good. I most say when at the start of first season, I did not liked Kim's storyline that this year's one is much better.



    And Jack is in intriguing position too. I am not sure if I got it right what they are going to do but.. it anyway sounded really well. And the whole wedding and Kate storyline.. I think it looks little off first but soon we will find out more of it.moreless
  • excellent episode

    9.5
    9:00 A.M.-9:04 A.M.: In the O.C., Lynne Kresge updates the President that the CIA is proceeding on its potential response to a nuclear threat. Because he

    fears mass hysteria, Palmer wants assurances that they will not leak the information. At the industrial complex, Marko and his crew load the completed

    bomb into a van. Gary finishes his call in Kimberly's room, while Megan is still crying. Kimberly motions to Megan, and the girls make a break for it while

    Gary is on the phone. As they run down the stairs, Carla hands Kimberly her car keys, and tells her to take Megan away. Kimberly loads Megan into Carla's

    car, and pulls out. Although Gary threatens Kimberly, she escapes. Gary then phones his security company to track the location of his vehicle.



    9:04 A.M.-9:09 A.M.: Jack is transported by helicopter to a waiting car. While enroute, Michelle briefs him with photos of Joseph Wald's crew. Jack recognizes

    one of the men as Eddie Grant, a guy that he befriended while undercover. Jack orders that no other agents get near his operation. The press begin to suspect

    something, because the President cut short his fishing trip. Although Eric Rayburn doesn't agree, Palmer wants to deal with the media immediately. As the

    helicopter touches down, Jack checks in with Mason about Kimberly. He learns that when an agent went to pick her up, she was gone. Jack calls Kimberly's

    cell phone, unaware that her phone is still sitting in the Matheson house. He leaves a message warning her to leave Los Angeles. At CTU, Tony assures the

    frightened Paula that the nuclear bomb may only be a false alarm. When Mason learns that forged Middle Eastern passports found in a car that was crossing

    the border matched those of the suspects, he sends the closest agent to investigate. Unfortunately, that agent is the one who is waiting for Kimberly at

    the Mathesons'.



    9:09 A.M.-9:12 A.M.: Jack goes into a salvage garage, and asks for Wald. He is met by Eddie Grant. Eddie knows him as Jack Roush. He accuses Jack of putting

    Wald in jail, but Jack tries to square himself by saying that he has news about Marshall Goren turning state's evidence to convict Wald. Jack gives Eddie

    his bag, and Goren's decapitated head rolls out. Jack tells Eddie that he doesn't have to worry about Goren testifying anymore. Eddie smiles, and brings

    him into the back room.



    9:16 A.M.-9:17 A.M.: Palmer conducts an informal press briefing outside his Presidential retreat. He brushes off their questions about his shortened fishing

    trip with a joke. Press secretary Jenny Dodge lets him know that a reporter named Ron Wieland still suspects something is wrong.moreless
  • Talk about Point A to Point B

    7.0
    Nearly all the characters sit around without accomplishing a whole lot this hour. However, it being only the second episode of the season, I'll go easy. The developments in Jack's storyline are really what keep the episode afloat.

    Jack goes undercover with Eddie Grant, who's somehow involved with the nuke threat, but is certainly not the one behind it. That's another problem with this episode: no major villain presence. In the second hour of S1, Ira Gaines was introduced, and that served to keep the audience on their toes and engross them with the character. Here, we have only passing references to Syed Ali, who stays hidden for quite a while longer. Eddie and his goons just reek of that "disposable henchman" smell.

    Kate Warner, who was present in the last episode but whom I didn't mention 'cuz she didn't do anything, does some stuff here but it's not worth mentioning either. So why'd I bring it up? I dunno.

    I appreciate the writers' efforts to integrate Palmer's story into the actual threat this season, and the media angle provides some interesting political intrigue. But not much develops there until the end, when Palmer meets with a nosy reporter and decides to stop the guy from leaking anything.

    Overall, this hour is interesting, but it seems to be little more than a prelude to the next one.



    Hourly Highlight:

    Jack breaking Dave's ankle.moreless
Alicia Bien

Alicia Bien

Reporter

Guest Star

Terry Bozeman

Terry Bozeman

Richard Armus

Guest Star

Jim Abele

Jim Abele

Ralph Burton

Guest Star

Tamlyn Tomita

Tamlyn Tomita

Jenny Dodge

Recurring Role

Phillip Rhys

Phillip Rhys

Reza Naiyeer

Recurring Role

Laura Harris

Laura Harris

Marie Warner

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • As Kim and Megan run away from Gary, why did it not pique the interest of the guys with the van that a grown man was chasing two young girls?

    • Gary unlocked a running vehicle with remote keyless entry. No Lexus vehicle can be unlocked with remote keyless entry while the vehicle is on.

    • Michelle is seen dropping Jack off in a helicopter to retrieve the car for his cover, presumably across town. In the very next scene, she is back at her desk conferring with Tony. If this is real time, that must have been one heckuva chopper ride!

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Jack: Where are we going?
      Eddie: West LA.
      Jack: What are we doing?
      Eddie: Conversion!
      Jack: What do you mean a conversion?
      Eddie: Well, today we're turning a government building into a cemetery.
      Jack: (laughs) Which building?
      Eddie: This branch has been dogging us for years. They call it the LA Counter Terrorist Unit...CTU.
      Jack: Good. (looks out window, worried)

    • Eddie: Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah...hey, what's going on? Makin' friends, Jack?
      Jack: Your guy's a moron.

    • Mason: I don't have to tell you that.
      Tony: Well, I guess I disagree. I mean if you're just trying to get outside the blast radius.
      Mason: Who the hell do you think you are? Do you have access to my information?
      Tony: No, George, I don't.
      Mason: Then keep your mouth shut and do your job!

    • Palmer: You're barking up the wrong tree.
      Ron Wieland: Well, I don't remember the last time a journalist got a private interview with the President on a few minutes' notice. So my 22 years in the business tells me I'm barking up the right tree.

    • Eddie: You broke his damn ankle, Jack.
      Jack: He shouldn't have been playing with adults.

    • Jane: We were told you were going to be spending this morning fishing. What brought you back to shore so early?
      Palmer: Already caught my quota for the day. My own conservation policy is coming back to haunt me! (reporters all laugh)

  • NOTES (2)

    • Tamlyn Tomita who plays Jenny Dodge also plays Lt. Commander Manetti in JAG. She is one of many people hired by 24 who have also starred in JAG.

    • During the majority of this season, the 24 on-screen ticking clock appeared during various commercial breaks with an announcer voice saying, "It's a whole new day. Jack will be right back." The clock served to remind viewers that, even though they were watching commercials, time in the 24 universe still continued to tick. The clock was dropped near the end of Season 2 and was not used again.

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