Season 5 Episode 6

Day 5: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack contacts Novick and asks for a secret meeting in hopes of gathering evidence against Cummings.

Martha begs Pierce for help, while a desperate Cummings tries to force Logan to aid him in his complicity with the terrorists.

Buchanan butts heads with McGill over a decision to violate the president's orders, while the Russians attempt to escape with the nerve gas.moreless

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  • a great episode

    Jack meets Mike, and we can feel the joint trust they have in eachother. Mike proves to be a great ally throughout the season. Aaron is great too.
  • made me say wow again

    one more perfect episode. I was first caught by surprise with Walt's confession - did not expect that he would play that ball and guess what president actually considered it and ordered for Jack's arrest. Best scene was when Aaron listens to Jack and works with him. His action is just perfect. Aaron has been one of the characters i felt most professional or just fit into the role. I guess this is the only episode where he had some dialogues. He was brilliant. I could feel my heart thumping when Aaron and Jack entered Presidents office, Aaron warned president that he disabled phone line while Jack kicked --- out of Walt. That was the highlight. You can watch this episode again

    Now that first 6 episodes presented the best I started to think what may be there in store next -i hope it does not go into its previous dull mode.moreless
  • Conspiracy Plot Phase One is Over!!!!

    This episode was Jack crazy episode. How is possible to a single agent acomplish something impossible.

    That is exactly the answer that this episode provides. You have to suspend yours believe to be able to enjoy the show.

    The conversation on the phone between Jack and Audrey was great, one of the highlights of this episode Derek mother says goodbye to Jack and talks to Audrey was nice too.

    McGill and Bill working together was nice, aside that, nothing relevant happened in CTU.

    Martha Stays in the White House, but since the conspiracy plot phase one is over, I really don´t know what she can do in the next episodes.

    Walt Cummings was finally caught by Jack and he confess all. But of course, this don´t Stop the terrorists. Aaron participation was cool too.

    Overral, a great way to end this Conspiracy Plot Phase one and to resolve some romance drama for JAck for now. This is why I gave a 8.5, this episode was necessary to build the next plots, and to end others plots.moreless
  • Action packed episode..

    Oh, things are going fast.. Jack is going to meet Novick and it goes wrong.. but all the pieces are falling together and and with help Jack manages to get to the president and they manage to get information out of Cummings.

    And it is was not only exciting there - in CTU Buchanan and McGill have a interesting situation. They know that president administration has been compromised.. they get order to quit. Buchanan is ready to not to follow it.. but it's a problem to McGill.. But it gets solved when Jack gets to president.

    It was intense, action packed episode. Liked it..moreless
  • Jack beats the crap out of Walt, and I'm not talking about "Lost"…

    This episode is insane. Not so much when it comes to action, but who needs action when we've got David Fury?

    Instead of action, we get a huge revelation about the Sentox nerve gas and what Cummings' exact role and motivation are. And despite a little similarity to the plot of S2, I wouldn't have been able to guess at the big scheme if you waved one of those big honkin' canisters in my face.

    But the quality doesn't stop there. Jack's plot merges with Logan's, and it all culminates in a vicious physical attack on Cummings. I'm sure that's one sight that we all wanted to see since the S4 finale.

    Aaron Pierce once again proves that he's da man. Martha gets her vindication. Diane and Derek leave the picture, drastically increasing their life expectancies. And Audrey cries. Let us all ignore that one.

    I SHOULD have seen that last twist coming, but nooo. I was as shocked (and giddy) as any puny novice when Erwich and the canisters were gone. But after that final scene, it all made sense to me how the writers were gonna manage to stretch this nerve gas thing out for the season. All right, it's pretty much the main normality of this show, but upon hearing Erwich's plot to gas the US, my only response was: "OH, SNAP!" Fury, we are in your debt.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Cummings' beatdown (that sounded extremely dirty for reasons I can't quite grasp).moreless
Anita Finlay

Anita Finlay

Logan Aide

Guest Star

Matt Huhn

Matt Huhn

Secret Service Agent #1

Guest Star

Michael Yavnieli

Michael Yavnieli

Secret Service Agent #2

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Robert Maffia

Robert Maffia


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Carlos Bernard (Tony) does not appear in this episode.

    • During Lynn and Chloe's conversation (when Edgar intervenes to inform the number of the container), when the camera is faced to Lynn, he has a cup of coffee in his right hand. Then the camera switches to show Chloe and Lynn's back, and the cup is resting on the table. When the camera switches back to Lynn, the cup is again in his right hand.

    • The name of the character in charge of securing the nerve gas is Agent Finn. This is the same name of a character from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which David Fury also wrote for.

    • Jack's cell phone changes in this episode. From the appearance, it may be a blue RAZR phone by Motorola. This is the third type of phone we have seen Jack use this season.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Martha: How'd this happen?
      Evelyn: What's that, Mrs. Logan?
      Martha: Charles and me. I was his confidant. All those years in Congress, my opinion was the one that mattered most to him. Now, I'm less than an afterthought.

    • Martha: I'm being confined to a psychiatric ward, Evelyn. I don't think there are gonna be any black tie events.

    • McGill: But I'm not about to start considering disobeying a direct order from the White House!
      Buchanan: That's because you don't have the experience to know any better.

    • Cummings: Erwich listen, we can negotiate something.
      Erwich: I don't negotiate with my enemies. I eliminate them.

    • Audrey: Is it true what she told me?
      Jack: What?
      Audrey: That you still love me.
      Jack: (pause) I never stopped loving you. Not for one second.

    • Jack: I'm done talking with you, you understand me? Now you read my file. First thing I'm gonna do is take out your right eye, then I'ma move over to your left, and then I'm gonna cut you, and I'm gonna keep cutting at you until I get the information that I need. Do you understand me??

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