24

Season 3 Episode 14

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

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 17, 2004 on FOX
9.3
out of 10
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298 votes
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Episode Summary

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Tony interrogates Nina about Alvers' location, while Chappelle orders Jack to undergo a medical examination in light of his drug use.
Kim and Chase have a conversation about the baby.
Palmer confronts Sherry about Alan Milliken's death, while Julia begs Wayne for help.

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  • Nice Ending!!!!

    8.8
    Logic/Details - » This episode objective was one of the most attractive in this season. The writers had all the good material to make this episode one of the Best. Nobody expected one old character to die so soon or the great Drama Played at CTU. So the writers play all the scenes until the last scene, where we say goodbye. This really show how the writers manages a episode, fill the entire episodes with scenes, some scenes will be good because of the creativity and than the final scenes is what we really want to see



    Progress -» Is all about confrontations – Jack and Kim Vs Nina, Palmer Vs Sherry, Kim Vs Chase and a little more.



    Emotions/Stimulation/Highlights -» The last five minutes sell this episode high. There are many nice drama scenes.



    Ending - » Simply Beautiful, one thing that you expected so many time.



    Overall - » This episode is special, since it marks the end of one of the great characters in 24. The rest of the dramatic scenes played very well in this episode, almost all the scenes was entertaining and the final scene speak all.moreless
  • Finally...

    9.2
    I think that if there was like 10 minutes left of this episode, I was thinking. This is one slow episode and it will not get good score from me as there is just nothing important happen - we have little tension between Tony and Michelle as Tony was involved with Nina and now he is going to question her. We had Kim and Chase and that baby thing, Jack and drugs - this mean everything they had postponed and now had to deal it but nothing what would give us something new. It all changed with the few minutes in the end and made that episode such a special and worth to remember episode. To be honest, I thought it is not even possible- that Nina Myers would not get away again. But sorry.. she did not. I most say that Nina is the best villain I have ever seen, I think. The way she always managed ruin things and always come out quite ok.. Oh.. I think it is sad she is out but the revenge Jack finally had.. It was worth it..moreless
  • The end of Nina Myers.

    9.0
    Wow, just wow. A truly great episode!! Apart from a few scenes involving Palmer, the whole episode is at CTU. Tony's interrogation of Nina was pure genius. One of the greatest moments of the season so far. There was a little bit of humour thrown in, such as when Tony said to Nina, "I'm guessing its not the knee". The way he said that was so great, it was typical Tony. But!! He knew Nina was most likely HIV positive but he had her blood all over him :o :o What the hell was he thinking?



    Nina's suicide attempt was shocking, but then when she managed to get away I got really pissed off and thought 'Oh, for gods sake!!!' I couldn't believe that a half-dead Nina managed to take out a room of people, including two agents. How crap must they be? And then, Kim manages to find Nina. I knew that there was no way that Nina would shoot Kim, it would have been too cruel for Jack.



    For a moment I thought it was going to be Kim to pull the trigger, but how satisfying it was to see Jack pump at least 3-4 bullets into her!! Nina Myers was the greatest villian of 24 ever but it would have been very unrealistic for her to keep crossing paths with Jack, and getting away alive. So it was the perfect time to kill her off.



    Quote of the hour! Jack Bauer: "You don't have any more useful information, do you, Nina?... No you don't"moreless
  • Bang Bang, the Witch is Dead!

    7.0
    But let's not get ahead of ourselves here; the first 4/5 of the hour aren't much. Jack returns to CTU and gets interviewed about his drug use, Kim rags on Chase about the baby, and Nina's on the receiving end of some torture.

    That's the CTU action; over at District, Palmer learns about Milliken's death, then is fed some lie about Sherry not being there, and in a brilliant move, he buys it. But the lie is disproven pretty quickly, so Sherry makes up another lie, and Palmer…buys it again. What a President!

    This episode is very much like a roller coaster that remains relatively flat for the duration of the ride, then takes a sudden drop at the end. That's the best I can put it.



    Hourly Highlight:

    But the only thing anybody remembers about this episode is the ending, so let's focus on that. Now, how Nina was able to walk around CTU, let alone kill a whole crew of doctors, with a ruptured artery is somewhat lost on me. But is it even supposed to make sense? Hell no!

    Let's go over what could've happened regarding Kim:

    A) Kim shoots Nina dead. That would be wrong. Jack's the star of the show. Nina was the Krycek of the show in its first three seasons. Jack should get the honor.

    B) Kim shoots and wounds Nina, then Jack comes in to finish her off. Seems like overkill to me; I wouldn't shoot for it.

    C) Nina kills Kim, then Jack kills Nina. I don't mind this idea at all, even though it kinda leaves Chase's character a bit underdeveloped.

    Anyway, what happened has happened. Nina's dead. Every bullet put inside her was from Jack, and we'll just have to be happy with it.moreless
  • Review

    9.3
    I thought the episode was okay, with Jack killing Nina being the obvious good part to the episode. The only thing I didnt like was Ninas awesome ability to kill four people who were working on her with one pair of scisors. That to me was a little bit of a reach, with two guard armed with guns in the room. You would think that she would have been shot before she was able to get to all four people. Other then that small little plot hole - I thought the episode was a cool down period for CTU, which helps keep the realism in the television show. The siutation with Alan seems to be just getting started and I expect that Wayne and Julia are going to hook up one more time before this is all said and done, even if it is just to talk about what happened. Overall I thought the episode was very good - though it will be interesting how Ryan Chapelle and Tony Almedia handle Jack killing Nina, Im sure there were cameras in the room that saw him shoot her for seemingly no reason at all...moreless
Albert Hall

Albert Hall

Alan Milliken

Guest Star

Ed Wasser

Ed Wasser

Carasone

Guest Star

Alexandra Flores

Alexandra Flores

Beatrice

Guest Star

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Chloe O'Brian

Recurring Role

Zachary Quinto

Zachary Quinto

Adam Kaufman

Recurring Role

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Ryan Chappelle

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • At the top of the hour, the air transport lands at what is described as the airbase at Pt. Mugu, which is near Oxnard in Ventura County - at least 45 miles from what would be the downtown LA headquarters of CTU. But Jack and Nina arrive at CTU as the clock ticks up to 2:09 AM. No way that truck made the transfer in 8 minutes or so.

    • Another violation of the real-time format: It's 02:09:22 at the end of the first commercial break, when Jack and Kim embrace at CTU. Then they go to commercial, and we come back at 02:13:35 and Jack and Kim break the embrace and start talking. Apparently they hugged each other for 4 minutes...?

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Nina: (sees Tony's wedding ring) It's a nice ring. Who the lucky girl? (Michelle looks on from the other side) Hope you did a background check cause you don't wanna make the same mistake twice.
      Tony: You're going back to prison. There's a good chance that you'll be executed as a traitor. You know if you cooperate you may be able to save your own life but you're stalling which means you know something and think there a play you can still make only now's not the right time.
      Nina: Very incisive. I hope your wife appreciates that about you.

    • Palmer: Isn't your shift ended?
      Pierce: I stayed on. Since it's a difficult day, I wanted to be here for you.

    • Jack: This office demands results. That's what I provide -- results.

    • Jack: You don't have any more useful information, do you, Nina?
      Nina: I do.
      Jack: No, you don't.

    • Tony: Nina, I don't think you've met Darren Richards. He joined us after you left.
      Nina: Hello, Darren.
      (Darren doesn't reply)
      Tony: Don't take it personally. He doesn't talk much.

    • Tony: Tell me something, Nina. What kind of a deal you think you're gonna cut? You've betrayed everybody you know, including me. You murdered Jack's wife. You helped terrorists smuggle a nuclear bomb into this country. You're helping to unleash a deadly virus into the general population. Help me understand this. What do you want? What is it you get out of being a mass murderer?
      Nina: Your neck is bleeding.

    • Nina: I already told Jack everything I know.
      Tony: Well, I want you to tell me.
      Nina: First Jack, now you, hmm, now what does that remind me of?

    • Chase: Did Kim find out? (about Angela being his daughter)
      Chloe: Yes! Yes, Kim found out.
      Chase: How'd she react?
      Chloe: Uhm, gosh, Chase, I think she's kinda pissed.

  • NOTES (4)

    • According to Elisha Cuthbert on an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kim was originally going to be the one to kill Nina Myers until they changed it to have Jack take her out.

    • This episode marks the final appearance of former series regular Sarah Clarke (Nina Myers).

    • From this point on, every episode in the series is preceded by the Viewer Discretion Warning for graphic violence. Fox added the notice regularly as a precautionary measure after the FCC began cracking down on television indecency due to the infamous Janet Jackson Super Bowl half-time show.

    • Greg Ellis stated in an interview that Amador was supposed to get his throat slit in this episode, but the writers liked him and decided to keep him around a while longer, opting to kill off another villain instead.

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