Season 3 Episode 3

Day 3: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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

Jack and Hector both search for Kyle, while Chase finds himself out of action at CTU.
Wayne and Palmer argue over the implications of Anne's past, while Ramon takes out one of his opponents in a surprise move.
Tony leads an operation to get Kyle, but tragedy strikes when Salazar's man gets there first.moreless

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  • One of the best ever shown installments of the 24 show.

    This is the third episode of 24. I can say that this is one of the most interesting episodes in the history of 24. Jack Bauer is on a mission to find Kyle Singer... Meanwhile, Chase is mad at Jack because he thinks he doesn't send him to missions because he's mad. One of Jack's partners on the mission of caputring Salazar is now dead. It seams like Ramon and all his familiy are realy bad guys. Jack enters the house of Kyle when he finds his parents worried about him. Then it turns out that the drug was not realy real. Jack starts to think that the virus is in Kyle and they try to locate him... Then, when they finaly find him Tony is hurt by a Salazar insider working in CTU... They are all somehow connected...moreless
  • More proguess.

    The first pay off is more weaker than I have antecipated, however, still better than the previous episodes.

    It is all about Kyle and we have a nice twist, we Jack been crucial to discover the terrorist plan.

    More than that is hard to say, there is no way that this episode can be great. Palmer plot continues to be boring.

    Nothing important in CTU.

    Overral a good episode, with some proguess, but not more than that.

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  • Chase for a virus

    This episode was really action packed and something was happening all the time. First the thing that looked like the virus is out after Kyle had fight with his parents. Then we learned that it was not the virus and Kyle has it - what a turn. They really had the excitement up and then all the things going on in the mall and then shooting Tony. That was something I was not expecting.

    And I cannot say things in CTU were less exciting. Chase is taking hard his new position and I imagine what will happen when Michelle hears about Tony..

    very exciting episode..moreless
  • Shopping/shooting spree

    While it still doesn't feel like anything new, this episode raises the stakes and the suspense by having it turn out that Kyle Singer himself is infected with the Cordilla virus (yeah, you go ahead and believe that) and leading the drama all the way to a public mall.

    CTU lets go of the whole "cocaine" business and gets to work on locating Kyle in the city, eventually pinning him at the aforementioned mall. Unfortunately for them, one of Hector's henchmen is also following Kyle, so it's a race to see who gets to him first. The outcome of that race? Ooh, boy…

    And something pops up in the Palmer subplot regarding Anne Packard…oh, I'm sorry, I forgot that nobody gives a crap.

    Meanwhile, Ramon is still sitting in prison, and since the Bigbad has gotta have at least one evil scene per episode, the writers have resorted to him blackmailing his guard to murder Annicon. If that makes no sense to you whatsoever, good. Annicon was kind of a useless character anyway.

    That's about all I have to talk about, but I do have one last question: why are everyone's lips so friggin' blue in the mall? That's creepy-looking!

    Hourly Highlight:

    Tony's been shot. IN THE NECK!moreless
  • The best episode so far. Great stuff xD

    Overall, I was surprised with how interesting this episode actually was!! The scenes involving Kyle Singer were the highlight of the episode. I didn't really like the Kyle Singer storyline in the first two episodes, but in this episode a little twist made me change my mind.

    Argh, I must say that I'm hugely disappointed in the Palmer storyline. What happened in the previous episode involving Anne and her secret had me quite interested. I was expecting Palmer to discover that she was dodgy or something, but it doesn't turn out like that. =/ Palmer's girlfriend is so dull, at times like this I realise how much I miss Sherry.

    I was quite sad that Luis got killed. I thought he had good potential. And I can't believe that Tony got shot! It was very unexpected, all that blood... :o

    Quote of the hour! Chloe O'Brian: "Seems like they are really going out of their way to cut you out of the loop. Did you do something to piss off Jack?"moreless
Lucinda Jenney

Lucinda Jenney

Helen Singer

Guest Star

Ted Marcoux

Ted Marcoux

Sam Singer

Guest Star

Carlos Gomez

Carlos Gomez

Luis Annicon

Guest Star

Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Dr. Sunny Macer

Recurring Role

Wendy Crewson

Wendy Crewson

Anne Packard

Recurring Role

Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim de Almeida

Ramon Salazar

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Tony said that it would take Jack 20 minutes to get to the mall, and a chopper about 10. However, Jack arrived about three minutes after Tony, not 10.

    • The "mall" that they were filming at was the Glendale Gallery which is located about 5-8 miles far away from the location that they gave off as Vermont and Sunset.

    • Kyle Singer says he is at the mall and Tony gives the address as Vermont and Sunset. The only thing that is mostly recognized in Vermont and Sunset is a Subway Station. There is no such mall.

    • Chase's cell number is 818-749-5115.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Chloe: (to Chase) Seems like they are really going out of their way to cut you out of the loop. Did you do something to piss off Jack?

    • Anne: David, no reason to be suspicious. God knows, you've been betrayed by the people you trust the most. I'm not Sherry.

    • Palmer: I hope you can get a refund.
      Wayne: Refund?
      Palmer: From whoever sold you this load of crap.

    • Salazar: Jeffrey, the food's exceptionally bad today.

    • Nicole: I just finished running Macer's epidemiological model. Her estimates were off.
      Jack: Bad or worse than we thought?
      Nicole: Twice as bad.

    • Luis: Unless Hector has a key to this place, you aren't going anywhere.
      Salazar: But he does have a key. And when he turns it, the last 2 years of your life, all the hours you spent away from your family, all the work you've done to put me here will go away (he snaps) just like that. I wanted you to hear it from me. I wanted it to be the last thing you ever heard.
      (The guard comes and kills Luis)

    • Jack: The virus is out!

  • NOTES (2)

    • In Canada, during the original Global broadcast of this episode, an unscheduled commercial break took place right after Tony was shot and the end splitscreens. This behavior continued during the broadcast of "Day 3: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.". After the break appeared in Hour 4, fans disgusted with the extra commercial wrote Global saying, "Taking a break in the middle of this show destroys its real-time concept," and "Why are you tampering with a successful formula?" After these letters were mailed in, Global put a stop to the extra commercial.

    • According to his license, Kyle Singer was born on November 19, 1987. Since he is referred to as 19 years old, this would place the action around 2006-2007. However, since the season is in an election year, it is more likely that this license is a fake to make Kyle appear 21, meaning that the season takes place in 2008.


    • Star Trek: In the situation room, the computer monitors are set up the same way as they are in the briefing room on the Enterprise.