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Season 5 Episode 4

Day 5: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

4
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 16, 2006 on FOX
9.4
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Jack is captured by the terrorists, who use Derek as leverage to force him to compromise CTU's assault operation. Logan refuses to give in to the terrorist demands as the time of the co-signing of the treaty draws near. Martha tries to tell her husband of the evidence she uncovered about her phone call with Palmer, but Walt interferes with her efforts. A new representative from District arrives at CTU and begins to undermine Buchanan's authority.moreless

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  • Ontario Airport: Flank 2…er, PART 2

    9.0
    The second terror threat of the day comes to an exhilarating close (and of course, holds the door open for the next threat). This be the situation: Jack is being held by Anton Beresch and his separatist buddies, and must still somehow coordinate a rescue plan with CTU.Newly introduced is Sean Astin's Lynn McGill. You know those characters who you're questionable or suspicious about at first, then grow to dislike intensely, only to forgive them in their redeeming final moments of life? Yeah, I won't say any more.The Logan storyline is split into two plots—one linked directly to the airport and CTU, the other not so much. While Logan and Suvarov are busy signing the treaty, Cummings tries to get the file transcript back from Martha. It's good, even though it may seem like slight filler. I mean, all that boob for nothing?So the obligatory twist is that one of the hostages at the airport isn't a hostage at all. Yellow Tie will serve as the main enemy, alongside Nathanson, in the next few episodes to come. And the next main threat? We don't quite find out in this episode, but it comes in these scary canisters stamped with biohazard symbols. This intriguing deus ex machina both puts the first few hours of S5 in perspective and beckons the audience to come back for more. Hey, it worked on me.Hourly Highlight:The shootout. You don't see these in enough airport terminals.moreless
  • The Introdutory Phase is Complete!!!!

    7.5
    Compared with the previous episodes, this episode is more weaker.



    After a strong beginning, it is normal, since we had to see the beginning of the terrorist plans and the beginning of the conspiracy plot.



    Speaking of Conspiracy Plot, all start again, after the end of this episode.



    This Airport Stoyline is only over near the end of the episode, until than, the writers use the situation and created a lot o scenes to fill this episodes.



    What saves this episode a little, is the introdution of the new regular or temporary character, and is not difficult to predict that he is there to make Jack life harder.



    Overral, this episode seems more like the end of the introdutory Phase, that build up the new Threat and the conspiracy plot. That is why a 7.5 is more appropriate.moreless
  • Trying to solve the crise

    9.1
    The time is running out and Logan has to make decision - sign the treaty and let the hostage killed or back off and he is not doing it. So it is all in Jack and he is captured and doing his best to keep that boy (whose name I do not remember, again) alive and getting message to Curtis who does not get it as some codes have been change, but then there is a new man in CTU, a very arrogant and thinking he is superior but he sees the message where noone else does and they manage to save the hour (if that can be said)... and Logan's wife does not manage to get the paper to her husband and in the end, that is taken from her by force.. what...moreless
  • It was good but I have certainly seen better.

    8.0
    This episode was very good but I have seen better episodes than this one. 24 is such a good show that great episodes like this one often don't measure up to previous episode that have been even greater. I did like very much the whole rescue of the hostages thing, I think it was very well written and portrait. The hidden message thing in Jack's conversation with the rescue guy was kind of predictable though, when I first heard it I knew right away that it would be some sort of code. At then end when Martha got drugged by the guy working with the terrorist was a shock.moreless
  • Good

    9.2
    I liked this episode. It had some action and some pulse pounding moments, the main one being that Jack was trying to send a distress call into CTU and having them finding out only 2 seconds before. The inside man at the white house looks to be losing his cover very soon, likely within the next 4 episodes. The situations at the white house are kind of boring, but thats the way they have been since season 1. Anything without CTU and Jack Bauer just really has never been able to get off the ground. With Jack on his way back to CTU, things should get exciting as he sees his old love for the very first time since his fake death 18 months ago.moreless
V.J. Foster

V.J. Foster

Terrorist

Guest Star

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

News anchor

Guest Star

David Dayan Fisher

David Dayan Fisher

Anton Beresch

Guest Star

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Lynn McGill

Recurring Role

Connie Britton

Connie Britton

Diane Huxley

Recurring Role

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