24

Season 5 Episode 8

Day 5: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

4
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Feb 13, 2006 on FOX
9.1
out of 10
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536 votes
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Jack poses as Rossler and manages to trace one of the canisters of nerve gas, but he goes against orders from the President when the terrorists target a shopping mall. Logan and Martha quarrel when she learns of her husband's intention to cover up the real reason for Cummings' suicide.moreless

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  • rip off

    1.0
    $2 to watch a tv show. what a rip off. I will stay with the networks that show for free and make revenue off ads.
  • Not a single boring scene

    9.5
    On contrary to the previously slower episode, this episode was far better. There are no twists but it manages to keep you on your edge of seat throughout.

    it is a worth watch and the best part was when Jack needs to decide whether to take lives of innocent people to catch terrorist or not.
  • Jack is forced into a situation which lands him in with two terrorists who plan to release one of the stolen nerve gas canisters in a shopping mall. Jack however is in radio contact with CTU and is ordered to allow the terrorists to release the gas.moreless

    7.5
    I enjoyed this episode of 24, but I have a problem with it. When President Logan ordered CTU to allow the terrorists to release the gas in the mall, I was reminded I was watching actors on a show. There is no way in hell a President or anybody for that matter would allow, or even worse demand, something like that to happen. That is just preposterous. Yes, there are many implausible moments throughout 24, but none as implausible as this. The writers got that one wrong. Well, nobody's perfect.moreless
  • Mallrats

    7.0
    A rather disjointed two-episode arc comes to a close when Jack must go with Erwich's guys to gas some civilians. Sounds fun.Actually, this is not the most fun I've had watching the show. It's passable for entertainment, but it's a little off. Jack's mall escapade could be great television, but something takes me out of the whole thing. Maybe it's the fact that we've already seen Jack go undercover with terrorists. However, it also somehow seems like they're not focusing on the main terrorist conspiracy. Weird, since I know that they're directly dealing with the Sentox, but this episode reminds me of several last season where the story veered off; it feels like Jack's going out of his way without going out of his way. I'm sure that makes sense. Also, Jack resuscitates a little girl. How precious…and SO not "24."The other story is some filler about the aftermath of Cummings' suicide (yeah, suicide, whatever). Does anybody really care about this one-off subplot? Me, not that much. But let's look at the bright side—at least Logan isn't being told by an old chum to fire his brother for sleeping with his wife. THAT would be garbage.Eventually, this and the last hour turn out to have been worthless, since Erwich escapes with the other nineteen canisters and CTU is left right where they were at 1:00 PM. 'Smatter, writers? Decaf?Hourly Highlight:The arrival at Sunrise Hills Mall. Nice percussion, Callery.moreless
  • Good Details And Tension!!!

    7.5
    If you rate this episode with 9 or 10, what will be the rate for a episode like 12 and 13? Will you rate it 20?



    8 is a rate that fit this episode. We have time to see the effects of this gas. Of course, Jack is able to stop it, but not with some casualties.



    This episode is not shocking or the type that give you some kind of revelation that you fall of your chair.



    Overall, this episode is all about tension, details, make a impression and bring the point: necessity vs morality. I don´t know how, but the writers managed to bring some material to martha.moreless
Alla Korot

Alla Korot

Suzanne Cummings

Guest Star

Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon

Mall Manager

Guest Star

Herman Chaves

Herman Chaves

Mall Security Guard

Guest Star

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Lynn McGill

Recurring Role

Sandrine Holt

Sandrine Holt

Evelyn

Recurring Role

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