24

Season 4 Episode 12

Day 4: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

5
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 07, 2005 on FOX
8.9
out of 10
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336 votes
10

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Jack and Paul visit the defense contractor who employed Marwan, but the company executives put their own interests ahead of CTU's and take major steps to destroy evidence.
After a grief-stricken Driscoll relinquishes her command, Heller appoints Tony as interim director to oversee the latest crisis.

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  • little dull

    8.5
    The only thing that is more relevant to main story that happened in this episode is reentry of Michelle. This starts a new phase. I really did not appreciate the way she left her husband and the way she treated him at CTU. After all, he lost job because he tried to save her. She lived because of him. She should not let that slip off her mind and leave Tony. Now that she is back it might get interesting to see what she was up to during this period.moreless
  • Lights out!

    4.0
    Okay, the last episode ended awesomely: CTU stopped the meltdowns and Marwan escaped the Rockland Building. So rather than focus this hour on a tense manhunt in the immediate vicinity, the writers took the easy way out and had Jack simply go and tackle another lead. Ugh.What a boring lead it is; the McLennan-Forster arc is a mistake from the get-go. Not only does it take the characters on too far a tangent from the main storyline; it eventually brings in a heavy-handed political message that makes me want to barf.Paul accompanies Jack to McLennan-Forster to find info on Marwan. Why does he accompany him, exactly? Paul actually gives a reason, but it doesn't really matter. It's just an excuse to put those two together for a stupid and awkward story arc. The white executives at MF (teehee!) plot against Jack to stop him from finding any incriminating evidence, and activate an EMP. Marwan makes arrangements with a henchman regarding an Air Force base. Driscoll steps down as she's reeling from the death of…I'm not even gonna say it. And Michelle Dessler comes in to replace her. Yeah, that's not contrived at all.This is the nosedive—the point where the writers lose their mojo and start scrambling for ways to fill out the rest of the season. And while they will come up with a few good ideas, the remainder of S4 is mostly a mess as far as I'm concerned.Hourly Highlight:The blackout. Excellently creepy music.moreless
  • Some Drama and Fillers Task

    7.5
    With 13 episodes left, the writers come up with a filler task for both Jack an Paul. Nothing really relevant happened. However, it seems that paul will be killed ou injuried, to cause some drama between audrey and Jack.



    Driscoll is out and her drama could be heartbreaking for some viewers, the moment she have with heller was very well done.



    Tony Almeida was the only pay off of this episode. He takes driscoll position on CTU and it seems that he only coud have lost it, in laters episodes. However, this in the end of this episode, to create a strong episode finale, that make some viewers like me want too see how this will roll.moreless
  • Vice versa feelings

    8.8
    There were things I liked and things I did not and it would have got better mark if the ending had been as strong as the start.



    As the first part of the episode was about Driscoll and her dealings. It was just heart broking to see the aftermath and how she just could not handle it. And Heller talking to her, very beautiful moment. I loved that part of the episode.



    The other part and the end - it was mostly Jack and Paul being on that new office building and getting into trouble. I just wonder how Jack did not get it before that they might not be so happy to co-operate or why CTU did not warn them if they figured it out quite early.



    Anyway.. blackout there.. and the ending.. they are bringing back more and more old char.. I loved how Tony reacted.moreless
  • Review

    8.2
    Another average episode for the writers of 24. Marwan escaped, though we didnt see anything near the beginning of how he got through the rest of CTU. I thought a little bit more attention should have been paid to that. Jack and Paul going together to MF to try and found out what Marwan was working on was just a filler task to make sure that Marwan had enough time to reestablish a new plan for the day. A lot of the early scenes at MF were nothing but fillers and the end wasnt enough to stabalize the episode enough. Driscoll had a great scene with the Secratary of Defense, which was actually the best scene in the episode. Tony taking over command for a total of - 40 minutes was a bit of a waste. I think it would have been better if Michelle had shown up at the end of next episode but its still good to have the gang of Tony, Michelle, and Jack back together. Overall, it was a decent episode but again nothing amazing.moreless
Bill Smitrovich

Bill Smitrovich

Gene McLennan

Guest Star

Albie Selznick

Albie Selznick

John Reiss

Guest Star

Nicholas Guilak

Nicholas Guilak

Yosik Khatami

Guest Star

Carlos Bernard

Carlos Bernard

Tony Almeida

Recurring Role

Roger R. Cross

Roger R. Cross

Curtis Manning

Recurring Role

James Frain

James Frain

Paul Raines

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