24

Season 5 Episode 11

Day 5: 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

4
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 06, 2006 on FOX
9.3
out of 10
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542 votes
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Episode Summary

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Jack interrogates Henderson's wife about her husband's connection to the terrorists.

McGill begs his sister to return his stolen keycard, while Tony regains consciousness and learns of Michelle's fate.

Martha gives Logan the cold shoulder, while Curtis tracks another nerve gas attack to a local hospital.

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  • Good episode

    8.0
    This is a good episode but no breath taking scenes or scenes that makes your heart beat faster - no big break is achieved in this episode except that Jack manages to find Henderson's computer and tries to break him unsuccessfully. This also builds up some excitement as to what happens with the key card. Yeah but we do not get to see how Lynn gets back to CTU without key card. Perhaps because he is high raking official to bypass security - but still he has got to make a registered entrance. This is not explained in this episode at least.

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  • Almost the entire episode is a filler (80%), Henderson need to be caught to be with Tony, another cylinder stopped doesn´t mean anything, there is a lot of them to spread, this filler was used to save the best which is attacking CTU.moreless

    7.0
    What I liked -» Tony at least appeared and he discovered the truth.



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Martha can be annoying, but her acting is good, but I didn´t find the patience this time. Also there were many filler scenes, like it wasn´t necessary for Henderson wife´s to be there, wasn´t necessary to play another attack yet etc.



    Action - » (6/10). It all about finding Henderson and the cylinder with the nerve gas inside the Hospital.



    Drama - » (8/10). Tony wake up and Martha has a new drama to play, at least it is justified.



    Suspense/Tension - » (7/10). When Jack injured the leg of Henderson wife´s, nice tension, but nothing great. In the Hospital things played nice too.



    Surprises/Shocks - » (7/10). What Jack did was a little surprise, but don´t count with anything else, besides the ending.



    Time and Scene Management - » (6/10). Filler scenes played here too, it seems that the writers saved the best for the second hour.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (8/10). Good details with little logical flaws.



    Beginning - » (8/10). Great news, Tony is ok, the rest of the presentation is the usual, following the current events.



    Complication Phase - » (6/10). Finding Henderson is the only mission here and then you have another terrorist attack to prevent, nothing to complicated since you have filler here.



    Climax - » (6/10). When Jack finds Henderson and….



    Ending - » (8/10). OMG, again CTU will be attacked, but this time with a cylinder with nerve gas, this should be interesting.



    Almost the entire episode is a filler, Henderson need to be caught to be with Tony, another cylinder stopped doesn´t mean anything, there is a lot of them to spread, this filler was used to save the best which is attacking CTU.moreless
  • Jack shot Henderson's wife in the leg

    8.0
    We're now in Phase One of Bierko's retaliation against the US. It involves a diversionary attack at a hospital…actually, that's pretty much it. Plus, McGill's keycard robbery earlier is revealed to be significant to the main story. You know what that means? S5 is officially the first season of "24" with no stupid filler subplots. Hurray!

    Jack shot Henderson's wife in the leg.

    It's like the writers thought, "Okay, Tony's been asleep long enough. Let's have him do something!" However, he's only in the first act of this hour, where he remembers that Michelle's dead. Plus, he asks to speak to Jack. Hmm, based on his urgency, it sounds like he has something important to tell him. Ah well, it's not like I'll ever find out…

    Jack shot Henderson's wife in the leg.

    Martha's busy giving Logan the cold shoulder all hour long. And she also comes on to Pierce. Lucky bastard. By the way, since the Suvarovs returned to Logan's retreat, it seemed to me that the writers were planning something big for them to do in the second half of the season. Perhaps find out that Logan gave them up to Bierko. But they didn't even show up again, so what was the point? I love the season, but this on-the-fly writing kinda irks me at times.

    Jack shot Henderson's wife in the leg.

    We've basically got filler here, but filler is sometimes warranted. Seeing as how we've just had a huge motorcade attack, I'm satisfied with this episode. It still progresses the story at a nice rate, and there's enough suspense to keep me from watching something else (like I ever WOULD watch something else).

    And it features quite possibly the funniest scene in TV history.



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  • Aftermath.. and new waves..

    9.0
    So.. the attack was stopped, Russian president saved.. and Martha.. she is in shock.. She just cannot believe what happens and she got little too emotional with that great bodyguard.. (I still do not remember his name even if he has been on the show from quite early).. Anyway.. she and her husband have some long talks ahead to sort this out.



    Mean time Jack is going to Henderson house and trying to get information.. and there is danger that one of the canisters is brought into hospital and Curtis have to deal with it.



    So we have much dealing wish storylines set in motion last episode.. and the whole hospital thing.. emotions, action.. it has all.moreless
  • Review

    9.6
    This episode was one of the better episodes of season 5. Tony realizing that Michelle has past away was a big emotional moment. With everything that the two had gone through in the last 5 years, watching his reaction to her death was very emotional. The crisis in the hospital was pretty well done, with Jack not being on site. That actually made the clips a little bit better, as they handeled the sidestory while jack remained focused on one of the only remaining leads - Henderson. With Jack on his way back to CTU and all other leads exhausted, the next episode should be an informative onemoreless
JoBeth Williams

JoBeth Williams

Miriam Henderson

Guest Star

Penny Balfour

Penny Balfour

Jenny McGill

Guest Star

Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone

Tom Wegman

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Sean Astin

Sean Astin

Lynn McGill

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Why didn't Lynn just get his stolen keycard deactivated and be issued a new one? The entire crisis in CTU could have been averted if he would have just gotten his keycard deactivated.

    • How did Lynn come back to CTU without his keycard?

    • The LED timer for the bomb says 1:12. But if you time the scene, it takes Curtis 1:17 to get the bomb into the hazmat containment unit, even though he says he has two seconds to spare.

    • Jack is carrying his satchel again. But the last time we saw it was in "12:00 PM -- 1:00 PM" when he gave it to the Secret Service men at the President's compound. How'd did it end up in Curtis' stolen car for Jack to get hold of it again?

    • When Lynn's sister Jenny is shot in the back of the head at the end of the episode, the slide on the killer's pistol never moves and no bullet casing is ejected. So in theory the gun didn't actually fire, the actor just simply moved his hand to simulate recoil (an understandable goof as firing a blank at such close range could seriously injure the actor).

    • The terrorist timed the canister to go off in 10 minutes around 5:45 PM but the canister went off at around 5:59 PM.

    • Why would the 'Deceased' stamp on Michelle's personnel file be so obtrusive as to cover up text, when all one needs is something that only takes up one line?

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