Season 3 Episode 19

Day 3: 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 20, 2004 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack reluctantly works with Kim on an undercover job that may help them gain an advantage over Saunders.
Palmer informs his cabinet of the crisis, while Saunders makes yet another demand.
Chase tracks down the man who left the hotel and learns that the virus is spreading to the general public.moreless

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  • Weak Episode after the Last Shocking Episode!!!!

    Logic/Details - » After Ryan Dead, was time to move forward and the objective here is very simple, get Saunders Daughter. It is difficult for me to Believe that Sauders would leave is weak point so exposed. He would make his daughter get a plane and go to Africa, which would protect her better. Kim play a important role in this episode.

    Progress -» Sanders Daughter is Caught in this episode.

    Emotions/Stimulation/Highlights -» Ending - » Nothing Special.

    Overall - » I think that this episode was poor, like the writers was really uninspired when they made this episode. I think I am Gentle to give it a 6.moreless
  • Thank god, Kim did not get kidnapped again

    Oh.. it did look like it was going to be cliche as Kim is out of CTU and she has been so safe almost all the season and I was already starting to think - not again. But she seems to be grown up and managing her own troubles well.

    This episode was much less intense but we need that kind of little less tension episode in order to appriciate the other ones. Chade storyline was fascinating and it really looks like they will have really big troubles with containing this. And another hour before we learn about Michelle test results.. noo..moreless
  • Deus ex machina at its prettiest

    As both the characters and the viewers reel in from Chappelle's death, the story just doesn't let up as CTU finds an important lead. When I found out that Jack was going after Saunders' daughter in the episode previews, I thought to myself, "Yeah! That's the Jack we know and love!" So what if it's in the same ballpark as what he did with Syed Ali?

    The hour is dedicated to CTU's preparation to covertly abduct Jane Saunders from the UC Santa Barbara campus. I can only imagine how many undergraduate "24" freaks at UCSB jumped around like rabid monkeys when they saw this episode. Don't know if Cassar and crew actually shot it there, however.

    Personal conflict is brought into the mix when Jack learns of Kim's volunteering for decoy duty. A little crying here, a little crying there, all from Kim. Kinda corny.

    Meanwhile, Saunders is done with petty stuff and makes his big demand from Palmer: a list of covert US spies working across the globe. Eep. His deadline nicely utilizes the whole "racing against time" element.

    Bill Cole continues to infect LA by walking around. Still blatant filler.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Jack scaring the crap out of Jane. He didn't shoot her in the arm first, but hey, a female interrogation is all good.moreless
  • Guess who's in danger now, uh oh.

    This episode is certainly not as good as the previous one, but that was going to be difficult to live up to anyway! Still a pretty good episode though, and the sting operation with Kim disguising herself as Saunder's daughter was better than I expected it to be. I actually enjoyed it unlike her stupid storylines in season 2. Now they've got Jane Saunders they will probably use her as leverage, not just for information on Saunder's whereabouts.

    Oh, and why were there students in a library at half past 7 in the morning?? How unrealistic! I also can't believe that the reason why Jack got kim the job at CTU was because he wanted her to be safe! Teri wasn't safe there =| But Jack's intensity was done really well in this episode so I give that a thumbs up.

    It was good to see Prescott back, even though he was a prat. I loved the moment when Palmer had to tell him that he was forced to order the death of Chappelle, but the look on Prescott's face was like, "Hmm... sounds like a good time to try and get him out again."

    Quote of the hour! Jack Bauer: "You have no idea how far I'm willing to go to acquire your cooperation."moreless
  • Review

    When I leanred that it was going to be Kim Bauer who had to go into the field, I was dissapointed with the writing because I had a sinking feeling that she was going to be kidnapped. One of the things I hated in Seasons 1 and 2 were Kim Bauers random kidnapped stories that really dragged the plotline. I thought the writers did a very good job here, giving her only about 20 minutes of field time before she is going to return back to CTU unharmed. The fact that she still was captured it kind of funny, but at least the writers didnt begin to repeat themseleves so early on in this shows life cycle. Saunders latest demand is something so big that I think that President Palmer is going to have to trust CTU to find him before he is able to realease the virus. With Jane Saunders now in there control, I think CTU will use her as the leverage they need to get Saunders to give it all up. The conversations with Jack and Kim and Jack and Tony were really well done in this episode, with the intensity of Jack when he learned that Kim was going to be going into the field. Overall, I thought it was really well done...moreless
Maria del Mar

Maria del Mar

Rachel Forrester

Guest Star

Patrick Fabian

Patrick Fabian

William Cole

Guest Star

Jenni Blong

Jenni Blong

Susan Cole

Guest Star

Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

Stephen Saunders

Recurring Role

Paul Schulze

Paul Schulze

Ryan Chappelle

Recurring Role

DB Woodside

DB Woodside

Wayne Palmer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • When we see Chappelle lying on the ground after Jack shot him, there is no evidence of an entry wound on the back of his head. Yet in the next shot, we see his face with an exit wound. When Saunders men pick up Chappelle's body, you can see the entry wound in the back of his head.

    • When Kim changes into Jane in the bathroom she comes out wearing brown trainers, but then when she sits at the computer she is wearing black high heels! When she gets up again and walks to the bookcases she is once again wearing the trainers!

    • Originally Palmer only came to California for the debate. But this episode, when he calls a conference roughly half of his Cabinet and top advisors are there with him live. What are they all doing in California with him? They weren't around for the debate, and why would Palmer bring them into the area when the virus is at risk of release (at it has been since roughly 3 p.m.)? Or have them stay there for another 12+ hours.

    • The helicopter with Jack and his daughter gets to Santa Barbara in about 13 minutes. It's roughly 95.3 miles from L.A. to Santa Barbara (according to Mapquest), which means they were travelling by helicopter at 430 miles per hour! That's absurdly fast for the helicopter we see them in.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Chloe: It is only fair that I should tell you, I told Tony I didn't think you should do this. I mean, field work isn't 'learn as you go.'
      Kim: I'm not doing this to be a field agent, Chloe. There's no one else.
      Chloe: Yeah, that'ts why I didn't fight Tony harder. Not that he would listen to me anyway, I'm not so out of it that I don't know that he doesn't respect my opinions on tactical matters.
      Kim: (annoyed) Okay, look. I have to go.
      Chloe: Okay, I just wanted to let you know how I felt and I want you to know that I'm behind you 110 percent. I really hope nothing bad happens to you.
      Kim: Listen, Chloe, are you coordinating this operation from inside?
      Chloe: Of course!
      Kim: Okay, well, maybe you should start prepping, because I bet there's about two dozen agents still waiting for comm codes.
      Chloe: (smiles) I like your energy, Kim. Use it!

    • Jane: You're the one in trouble here. You're the one breaking the law.
      Jack: You think I'm playing a game here with you? Hundreds of thousands of peoples' lives are on the line. You have no idea how far I'm willing to go to acquire your cooperation.

    • Jane: I want to talk to a lawyer.
      Jack: There's no lawyer. There's just you and me.

    • Jack: You better listen to me very carefully, Jane. Right now, your father is engaged in terrorist activities against the United States of America. This morning, he killed hundreds of people and has threatened to kill thousands more. Now, I can only imagine how difficult this must be for you to believe, but trust me, you're going to cooperate with us. There's a lot at stake and not a lot of time.

    • Palmer: I ordered the death of one of our agents, one of our finest. As unthinkable as that was, I had to buy some time in order to protect civilian lives. I will not cave in to any more of this terrorist's demands.

    • Jack: Right now Saunders is calling all the shots. If we don't do something soon, we will be completely paralyzed.

    • Jack: I know you think you are doing the right thing, but this is not going to happen!
      Kim: Somebody has to do it!
      Jack: Someone will. Not you!
      Kim: I am the best match.
      Jack: You're not a field operative!
      Kim: I have weapons training. This is decoy work. Saunders' people won't even come close to me.
      Jack: Kim, you don't know what you're talking about. If everything was to go right in this scenario, which is not a chance I am willing to take!
      Kim: You're not taking it! I am!
      Jack: (grabs Kim and pushes her against the wall) The reason why you got this job, the reason why I gave you this job, is so I can make sure that you'd be safe!
      Kim: The reason I took this job is because I wanted it. Not because you wanted me here. (pauses) I know this is hard for you, but this is not your decision. This is my job, better yet, my duty! I'm going to be safe, but I'm doing it.

    • Tony: She doesn't work for you, Jack. She works for me!
      Jack: (points at Tony) Don't.

  • NOTES (2)

    • A scene was cut from the final print of this episode, featuring Jack alone in a helicopter, weeping over the death of Chappelle. It bares a striking similarity to the last scene in the first season finale. Presumably, the writers liked the idea of Jack breaking down alone and saved the idea for the final dramatic moment.

    • SylviaImports.com, the website Saunders gives to Palmer, is owned by 24 director Rodney Charters. There is only simple text, which reads:


      A Big Thank-you from the crew of 24. Thanks for watching, we love making it for you, and yes, we did get picked up for Season 4.