Season 3 Episode 21

Day 3: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 04, 2004 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Tony works to free Jane from CTU before Saunders can harm Michelle, but Chloe and Jack become suspicious of his activities.
Sherry meets with Palmer's political rival and proposes a deal to blackmail him.

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  • FFS Sherri palmer

    Sherri palmer really doesn't know how to lie down. She definitely has some kind of personality defect. cant seem to stop being a b*tch
  • Entertainment Vs Quality!!!!

    Logic/Details -» Things continue to move really slowly, No one was able to discover in time that tony was being controlled by Saunders. All the Scenes There try to maintain you side by side with tony and pry for him to find a solution, since he is screwed or good. The producers decided to managed this all Tony receiving demands from Saunders until the end of this episode and even that is not over yet. I think that this could be managed better, since 20 minutes would be sufficient to handle this, so 40 and lead for nothing is not a thing that I thought that was very attractive.

    Progress -» None.

    Emotions/Stimulation/Highlights -» Difficult to say.

    Ending - » Nothing special, just a setup for the next exchange episode.

    Overall - » This episode continue to buy time for the entire episode and only super fans wouldn´t notice this, since only their favorite character appearing on screen is enough to an episode to get a 9 or 8- I am looking for quality and entertainment and this episode only offer entertainment, but not quality.

    1 - Surprises/Shocks/Twists*

    2 - Funny*

    3 - Drama *(SadNess/Anger)

    4 - ACtioN*

    5 - Curiosity/Mystery/Doubt/Revelations*

    6 - CliffHanger*

    7 - Tension/Fear*moreless
  • How many facial expressions for "Aw, crap" does Tony Almeida have, anyway?

    This is a very intriguing episode, one that doesn't rely on quick-cut shootouts or glorious explosions to entertain the audience. It is also filler, but I prefer to look at it as an episode where the characters take a deep breath before diving back in for the finish. Yeah, that sounds better.

    All the intrigue takes place in CTU. You read me correctly. As Tony tries to cover his tracks in Saunders' escape, he must also find a way to break Jane out and avoid Chloe and Jack's suspicion. This premise leads to some very tightly wound scenes that might bore you, but keeps my eyes glued to the screen all the way through.

    Palmer's storyline gets tugged back into the mud when Sherry returns and offers Keeler a deal to blackmail her ex-husband and force him to drop out. Things were going so good for a while there! But this story arc doesn't get in the way too much. Yet.

    Things heat up to a nearly insane degree by the end, when Tony Almeida follows the orders of a terrorist and starts bringing Jane back to her father. The tension is increased by the gigantic, sextuple-window split screen, and the lack of a final scene afterward. Giddiness abound.

    Hourly Highlight:

    In my opinion, the best Jack Bauer "DAMMIT!" of all eight seasons so far. When he realizes Saunders is gone, you can see him gearing up, his face seething with pissedness, you can almost feel it welling up inside him, and then…it does not disappoint.moreless
  • How long can Tony hold back the truth?

    I adored the intense nature of this episode as there have been different kind of moles in CTU - some they know, some they did not, some were not moles.. but to have Tony acting not in the best intrest of CTU is something new and the mess he manages to create around him and how every step puts him more and more into the whole trouble - it was nerve wracking to watch and see when they will figure it out and how he work this out.

    On the other hand, it was really exciting to watch Jack to trying to find his way on those lies all around him and try to figure out how Saunders got out. The last minutes of this episode - they were so intense, so much happening and again, all was the matter of time.moreless
  • Review

    This entire episode was pressure packed with Tony Almedia having to cover his own tracks while trying to find a way to get Jane Saunders out of CTU undetected. I thought the acting done by Carlos was really well done and I like how the pressure was shown on camera by having him sweat on camera. Jack being "in charge" of CTU shouldnt be too big of a new devolopment seeing as he just went back into the field to try and find Tony and capture Saunders. Sherry Palmer going to see Keeler was a pretty big twist and a very nice filler part of the episode. I like Sherrys intensity in almost all of her scenes and I think that the offer she proposed to Keeler will effectivly make it so that we have a fresh president and some new acting in season 4. Overall, I think the episode was really well done with the main focus on Tony Almedia.moreless
Maria del Mar

Maria del Mar

Rachel Forrester

Guest Star

Matt Salinger

Matt Salinger

Mark Kanar

Guest Star

Shawn Woods

Shawn Woods


Guest Star

Penny Johnson Jerald

Penny Johnson Jerald

Sherry Palmer

Recurring Role

Paul Blackthorne

Paul Blackthorne

Stephen Saunders

Recurring Role

Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Dr. Sunny Macer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • While talking to Tony over the phone, Palmer's hand does not possess any scarring. His hand healed in the past few hours, possibly.

    • The satellite image Tony deletes looks as if it were taken at an angle from a nearby rooftop, rather then directly overhead from...well, a satellite.

    • Tony tells Chloe he wants her to work in Tech 1 on analyzing the phone call because he doesn't want Adam to know about it. Yet somehow Adam finds out, since a few minutes later, Adam tells Jack that Chloe is in Tech 1 trying to trace Saunders.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (2)

    • The episode ends on the split screen, which usually has been done for the transition to the final scene. It is also a 6-panel screen, instead of the usual 3-panel or 4-panel split.

    • This episode was followed by the return of 24Inside with special guests Carlos Bernard ("Tony Almeida") and Reiko Aylesworth ("Michelle Dessler").