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Season 5 Episode 14

Day 5: 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 20, 2006 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Jack bargains with a German intelligence agent in order to find the woman who can lead him to Bierko. Buchanan chafes against the new chain of command, as Homeland Security prepares to take over CTU operations. Pierce receives a request for a secret meeting from Wayne Palmer, as Logan implements martial law in L.A.moreless

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  • Great one

    New director to learn the Bauer way. Buchanan becomes a 24 legend, and its basically so great writing of a show that its unbelieveable.
  • Milch-und-wasser

    What is there to say about a Formula episode? One that drags petty foreign diplomacy into the situation, FFS?

    With Henderson gone, Jack finds a new lead on Bierko: some Euro-Mandy named Collette Stenger. Going to find her, he runs into her boyfriend Theo Stoller (what is it with the "er" surnames on this show?), who's actually an undercover German agent. Thus, we get some wildly superfluous drama over Stoller refusing to blow his cover and Jack offering him some top-secret list of European terrorist suspects. Whatever; it's just another tangent that drives the focus away from the big picture.

    McGill's dead, so the writers start anew by introducing not one but two more shady, micromanaging, skull-cracking bureaucrat types at CTU. You can consider the steely Karen Hayes and the slimy Miles Papazian upgraded versions of the fallen Hobbit, with the extra objective of taking CTU out of play and absorbing it into Homeland Security.

    Despite some nice scenery, this episode did not excite me much, and the climactic "twist" about Audrey practically made me yawn.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Just what was Callery smoking when he cleffed "Collette's Arrest"?moreless
  • A filler episode where the writers connected the guest characters to the Main plot, but is a filler with some quality.

    What I liked -» Hard to say, this episode was just entertainment with a surprise inside.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» Hard to say, the side storyline wasn´t bad.

    Action - » (7/10). Little action with small details, don´t expect gun fights.

    Drama - » Jack recovered from Tony dead very quickly. Suspense/Tension - » (7/10). The usual tension played in 24 before.

    Surprises/Shocks - » (8/10). There is another surprise waiting for you.

    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). This episode presents another side storyline like the previous episode, the writers use the situation and extended the storyline, connecting it to the main plot. There are setups in this episode too.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (7/10). Nothing to worry here.

    Beginning - » (7/10). Not what I expected, but was again the usual, following the last events.

    Complication Phase - » (8/10). The situation with the agent is interesting for a side storyline.

    Climax - » (10/10). I really missed the climax.

    Ending - » (9/10). A surprise and the ending of another character? The next episode will tell.

    A filler episode where the writers connected the guest characters to the Main plot, but is a filler with some quality.moreless
  • Everyone has a prize..

    Oh, this episode turns out much more than first seen... First it is a catch for that woman who they think is involved but they end up finding a German intelligent agent and he is not very talkative and Jack has to offer him a very delicate material and he has his backdoor but others do not know and that cause much trouble in CTU..

    So, they get to the woman and the list does not leak but she wants immunity before she talks.. and when she does.. it comes out Audrey was involved.. what? I did not saw that coming..

    And the end.. attack on Wayne Palmer.. oh.. I was excited to see what he has with him..moreless
  • I loved Tony, don't get me wrong the show is great, but i can't believe Tony died!!!

    This episode was very exciting and I rated it a 10 as it was the one episode that made me show true emotion! I absolutely loved Tony and Carlos Bernard was the hot one! I still have faith that they're going to bring him back some how (I know, I know he IS dead!) Personally I find 24 one of the best shows as it is so intense! Okay, it's not very realistic but how cool would it be to be Jack Bauer!? That man just can't die can he?! And the writers are absolutely incredible, creating action and drama that occurs in just one day.moreless
Henry Ian Cusick

Henry Ian Cusick

Theo Stoller

Guest Star

Stana Katic

Stana Katic

Collette Stenger

Guest Star

Yorgo Constantine

Yorgo Constantine


Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Jude Ciccolella

Jude Ciccolella

Mike Novick

Recurring Role

Jayne Atkinson

Jayne Atkinson

Karen Hayes

Recurring Role

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