Season 4 Episode 15

Day 4: 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 28, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Marwan decides to trade Jack for Behrooz in hopes of distracting CTU from his real objective.

Tony and Michelle weigh the consequences of the trade, while Curtis reluctantly interrogates Behrooz in order to learn more about Marwan.

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  • and it continues

    to make me yawn. These episodes getting us no where near to what is happening really out there.

    They are releasing Behrooz. do not know why? Jack and Dina joint operation resulted in nothing. Last two episodes are bunch of time fillers. thats it.
  • The definition of "filler"…and not much else

    Holy hell, has there been a less productive hour of "24"? Marwan distracts CTU from Anderson's antics by offering to trade Jack for Behrooz. And that's what everybody's bickering about for the whole hour.

    Meanwhile, Anderson's subplot is also total filler, as he learns that the stealth fighter Phoenix has been grounded and must find a way to get off the ground within the hour. I'll just hit the snooze right here.

    As little as I care about Behrooz, it's just dumb how the writers built a whole plot around him for the first big chunk of S4, then dropped him like a dead fly, never to mention him again. And you can't bring up those two contradictory and non-canonical deleted scenes. A sad, sad end to the once-awesome Araz Family storyline.

    There's practically no point to any of this; Jack's life is predictably saved from a sniper, a new Division guy named Bill Buchanan comes into CTU to supervise things, and CTU pins Marwan's location. Fine, that last one kinda has a point, but spending an hour on just that seems harebrained. Especially when we've now spent four episodes building up to this second operation to capture Marwan and he ends up…oh, why ruin it? It's already ruined itself.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Maybe the little conversation Jack and Marwan have at the hideout, but I don't really know. I just want to get this episode out of my face.moreless
  • Too Slow And Irrelevant!!!!!!!

    How this is possible? You have 40 minutes with Jack being made hostage and CTU trying to figure out what to do, until they made another mistake.

    Behrooz probably is dead, like is mother, it wasn´t necessary to do that, however the writers use him to gain some time. The same with the unnecessary interrogation done to him.

    This is why this episode is slow. Jack situation is nothing new, and it is not impossible for Jack to escape if the writers wanted that way, but since they wanted this way, Jack was unable to escape, for the exchange to happen, allowing the writers to have some time to fill the episode.

    This season, seem that the writers are having difficulties to be able to build very good episodes, it is like they do not know what to do next, so they bring whatever is in their mind.moreless
  • Somehow weird

    Ok.. we have had some slower motion for some episodes and it was never bugging me until this episode as when I look back, there just did not happened much - it was all about getting Jack back and to be honest, it was weird they even did it - distraction or not but if you have Jack Bauer, you would not let him just get away.

    And Behrooz.. they just could figure it out or they really just wasted the whole episode to show us that CTU too makes mistake and critical information is not found. I am really annoyed that they let Behrooz go even if they did not know why...moreless
  • Review

    Jack is captured, but he manages to escape from Marwans watch via Behrooz all within one hour of him being taken by Marwan. I thought that Mithc Andersons objective has taken far too long and I didnt really like the fact that it took three hours for him to get ready to fly the plane. Rather then give us a couple fo random scenes before the plane is inspected for take off, why not just introduce the character a little bit later and then make it seem like the terrorists plan worked out perfectly instead of having all of these small bumps that we have no interest in watching. CTU drama was a little weak and predictable, with Audrey going a million directions just as we all had expetced. Overall, it looks like this episode was nothing but a filler to get ready for the last parts of the season.moreless
Anthony Azizi

Anthony Azizi


Guest Star

Ned Vaughn

Ned Vaughn

Mitch Anderson

Guest Star

Navid Negahban

Navid Negahban


Guest Star

Louis Lombardi

Louis Lombardi

Edgar Stiles

Recurring Role

Jonathan Ahdout

Jonathan Ahdout

Behrooz Araz

Recurring Role

Arnold Vosloo

Arnold Vosloo

Habib Marwan

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Marwan instructs Michelle that Behrooz is to come out of the van by himself, however, Curtis comes out of the van with him, and just sends him past the gate by himself.

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

    • In the opening "Previously" scenes, there's a line of dialogue spoken by Jack to Audrey - "It happened so fast, (Paul) was hit before I could do anything." - that he never said in any previous episode.

    • Also in the opening "Previouslies," Marwan says, "You've caused me a lot of trouble, Mr. Bauer." But in the previous episode with this scene, Marwan didn't say "Mr. Bauer" at the end.

    • The missing person report shows that the pilot's family has been missing for two hours. But..they were alive less then two hours ago. So when did the relative stop by and discover them missing as Marwan stated earlier?

    • How does Audrey know who Chloe is? Chloe was fired before Audrey arrived there, and there's no reasonable explanation for why they would have been introduced before, or time for an off-screen moment. But here they just start calling each other by first name.

    • Curtis places the tracking watch on Behrooz's left hand, but when they show it on the computer the signal is flashing from his right hand.

    • Real-time goof: The episode begins with CTU hearing that Dina's dead body has been found. Dina was killed at about 8:57 P.M. CTU got this report at 9:01 P.M. That would mean that in the span of four minutes the terrorists put Dina's body in a van, hid the van somewhere, left the spot of the hiding, the van was found by the police and the report reached CTU. It is very unlikely all of those events could transpire in so short a time.

    • Chloe is asked to verify Marwan's voice from the phone call CTU receives. At the meeting, Chloe states: 'I was able to get some voice memos from McLennon-Forster, the voiceprint matched. It was Marwan's.'

      McLennon-Forster set off an EMP a few hours ago which was intended to wipe out all their electronic information in order to get rid of any incriminating evidence, which would include anything relating to Marwan. So how the heck did Chloe, who just got back into her office, get his voice memo from MF?

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Michelle: What about Jack Bauer?
      Marwan: He'll be in the van.
      Michelle: That doesn't work for me. I want to see Jack before I release Behrooz.
      Marwan: That's acceptable.
      Michelle: And I want him unharmed.
      Marwan: Your Boy Scout is just fine.

    • Chloe: I was inappropriately blunt, wasn't I? Sorry...I do that a lot.

  • NOTES (4)

    • In the DVD commentary for this episode Roger Cross and Bryan Spycer explain that a lot of people were wondering what happened to Behrooz and Curtis, since their storyline was never completed. They explain that Curtis saved Behrooz and it was suppose to be in the next episode, but there was not enough time, so it was taken out. The scene can be found on the Season 4 DVD.

    • The stealth bomber seen in this and the following episode is real, but stock footage is used when it is shown taking off.

    • This is the second character Anthony Azizi has played on 24. He previously appeared during Season 2 as Mamud Faheen, including Day 2: 3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

    • This episode was followed by another webcast of 24Inside, featuring Jonathan Ahdout ("Behrooz Araz") and producer/director Tim Iacofano.


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