24

Season 4 Episode 18

Day 4: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Apr 18, 2005 on FOX
8.6
out of 10
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325 votes
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Curtis brings in a suspect who has critical information about Marwan's next strike. Michelle orders Curtis to use harsh methods to interrogate the suspect, but things get complicated when Marwan sends a lawyer to defend his rights.

Logan's advisors begin to worry as he continues to exhibit fear in the face of the ongoing terrorist threat.moreless

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  • New turn

    7.0
    Now that they have absolutely no idea what Marwan is up to and they have no leads at all. Some thing pops up suddenly and they find this Prado and they have to solve the legal issues that come in their way. This episode is slower than earlier two but they have got to fill the time.
  • How I Learned to Start Worrying and Hate This Episode

    2.0
    S4 reaches its all-time low with this piece of crap, heavily marred by its cheap stab at Amnesty International (via Amnesty Global). And I'm no political know-it-all; I don't even know which side "wing" is being attacked here, but I do know that it's another over-the-top political message, and I gag at the idea of "24" stooping to such a level. Marwan's request for "an attorney" alone is self-parody territory.But the problems start before that, when CTU picks up yet another lead simply because the writers had to advance the story somehow. No buildup; it just pops up to CTU's convenience. A literary technique that I have taken it upon myself to name…"The Formula." Totally lazy. Not to mention the idiotic and pointless drama with Edgar.Our main hero is MIA for over half the hour. Jack being gone for long stretches of time isn't unheard of, but such episodes usually have other interesting things going on; this one's got nothing. That's right, this episode is just not exciting. At one point, I was thinking that Jack had been kidnapped by one of Marwan's guys, which would've been cool and probably pulled S4 out of its damnable rut, but then he just casually strolls into CTU. Well, nuts to that.The two reasons I'm not giving this hour a complete 0 are:1) The last scene is great.2) …Well, it may be crap, but it's still "24."Hourly Highlight:"This'll help you with the pain." Thanks, but the episode's already over.moreless
  • The Usual with Something interesting!!!!

    7.0
    The usual episode of this season. They are not bad, but compared with the previous season, they can be.



    The writers are missing something, they are investing into the same formula in this season - a Case/Storyline per episode.



    It´s strange, if you compare with the previous episode, you will see similarities. The couple of the previous episode transform in the guy CTU caught in this episode.



    CTU has a lead, thanks to one more mistake committed by the terrorists, the captured some guy, however, the situation revert, he has a lawyer defending him. This is new, but don´t make anything great,



    President Logan Scenes it´s what makes this episode better. Never in 24 something like this happened before, a insecure president, this should be interesting in the next episodes. This president actually can work has a obstacle for Jack.



    With only 6 episodes left to end this season 4, the writers must have save the best ideas to build a strong pack of 6 episodes.moreless
  • Less magic

    7.5
    Oh.. when last episode was good and exciting and had totally different then this one had not much sparkle. Jack is as rude and restless as ever, doing what he wish not caring what other say. And now he is really playing with it all - there is no way he comes out of this.



    Ok.. it is all some pointless struggle over a suspect they cannot interrogate and they just seem to waste our time.



    Weird, i really feel like this episode had nothing major going on. Ok, there was action and something all the time but it was numb, without emotions and without getting to me..moreless
  • Review

    9.0
    I think this episode is a little bit better then some of the reviews that it has been getting here on TV.com. Watching Logan try and act as the president is a great watch. I think Georgery Itzin plays the job of the terrified Vice President to perfection. In the next couple of episodes I think he is going to crack under the pressures of CTU and what Novick does in response to that should be really good drama. It appears as though Marwan will be the bad guy until the end of the season. I thought they would capture him and go elsewhere for the last 6 or 7 hours, but it looks like we are with him until the end. I like the actor that plays Marwan, so I dont mind that he is being kept on for 75% of the season. Tony and Michelle didnt really get into it much in this episode but the writers keep giving them a couple of important ocnversations every hour, so I think that something should happen soon. Either get them back together or make it offically over, just an answer that doesnt have us wondering when Season 4 ends. I thought this episode was better then a lot of the episodes I have considered "filler" this season.moreless
Kiran Rao

Kiran Rao

Hikmat

Guest Star

Vic Chao

Vic Chao

Agent McCallan

Guest Star

Nicholas Guilak

Nicholas Guilak

Yosik Khatami

Guest Star

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Chloe O'Brian

Recurring Role

Louis Lombardi

Louis Lombardi

Edgar Stiles

Recurring Role

Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin

Charles Logan

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • When Buchanan and Jack call the President to ask for clearance to interrogate Prado, the President says "that is all gentleman", however one of the people in the room was a female. He should have said "that is all everyone".

    • William Devane (Heller) does not appear in this episode.

    • CTU recovered Yosik Khatami's cellphone (the terrorist meeting with Prado) which Khatami used to contact Marwan just before meeting Prado. Curtis mentions on site that they'll try to pull information from it but we never see CTU make any effort to do so. All the scenes following has Jack and CTU focusing on Prado and his knowledge on Marwan's whereabouts, which could equally be traced from passive triangulation of Marwan's cell, a method used on numerous occasions previously.

    • Mike Novick says that most of the nation is asleep, however in the previous episode he said that most of the nation is wide awake.

    • In the closeup camera angles of Yosik Khatami (the terrorist meeting with Prado) at the marina, it is raining but in the long shots it isn't.

    • When Jack leaves Prado's interrogation room to talk to the lawyer, he just opens then door; there is no keypad to enter a code. However there is one on the other side of the door. Shouldn't it be the other way around to prevent suspects from just escaping the room?

    • Prado is a mercenary, with no apparent loyalty to Marwan's cause, and therefore is presumably looking out only for himself; yet CTU never even tries to make a deal with him, offering immunity/protection in exchange for his information. They just jump right to torturing him.

    • Marwan reads off the missile coordinates as "Latitude 37 degrees, 14 minutes, longitude 115 degrees, 21 minutes." That would be southern Nevada, but his henchman punches them in and brings up Jefferson City, Iowa. Not only that, but there is no Jefferson City, Iowa. There is a Jefferson, Iowa (in Central Iowa), as well as Jefferson County, Iowa (in Southeast Iowa).

    • Mike Novick describes the area in eastern Iowa where the warhead was hijacked (most likely just west of the Quad Cities) as "mountainous terrain." There are no mountains in Iowa.

    • How could "Amnesty Global" possibly decide to take on a case, assign lawyers, find a judge still awake, and get a court order complete with a US Marshal to enforce it, within half an hour; and all this after midnight?

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