Season 5 Episode 15

Day 5: 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 27, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack pushes Audrey for answers when evidence indicates that she may be involved with the terrorists.

Wayne and Pierce flee from a group of gunmen who have orders from Henderson to kill them.

Bierko and his men gain access to a natural gas plant, where they plan to distribute the nerve gas throughout L.A.moreless

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  • jack is mad

    Jack interrogates Audrey. He is angry and hurt, and its great to watch these 2 actors and their chemistry. The stories are developing great, this is the best ever tv season no matter what show we talk about.
  • As Beavis would say…FIRE!!!!!

    That climactic "twist" about Audrey is still exploited to the max, so there's one thing I can enjoy. Yes, she finally undergoes what many a viewer have been waiting to see her undergo for far too long: an "aggressive approach"; a "medical interrogation"; a TORTURE SESSION! I think the sight of Jack choking her was satisfaction enough, but whatever works. Mwahaha!There's that, and there's Bierko about to execute his plan to kill the Los Angeles civilian population via a natural gas distribution center. Call me dense, but this is something else that I didn't really see coming this season. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't figure out how releasing all the remaining Sentox in one place would cause much damage, and watching this episode, I almost smacked myself.Meanwhile, Wayne and Pierce are chased through the woods by Henderson's men. The reason? We won't find out until the next one. Good to see the writers actually planning ahead somewhat.But the hour proves to be quite productive indeed, with Jack getting Collette to reveal Bierko's location (so someone gets their immunity revoked, for once? Neat-o!), and still leaving about ten minutes to cram in a nice, explosive action scene at the gas plant. They could have left the plant raid for the next episode, but I guess they just wanted to end the Sentox threat quickly and devote the next hour to the new threat… Wait, that's called "getting ahead of oneself." The final act of this episode is quite something to see, though nobody bought into the so-called cliffhanger, and who's to blame them?Hourly Highlight:Now you know, folks: Jack Bauer can outrun FIRRRE!!!!!!!moreless
  • Dude, wheres my show?

    Inferior to the previous episode, the handling of the cliffhanger from the previous episode is very mismanaged and fairly sloppily done. The writing of the episode has plenty of poor/nails on a chalkboard moments, with its only saving grace being the action sequence at the end of the episode. The episode also has one of the most obvious and worst continuity errors in 24 history. The scenes between Sutherland and Raver in the episode are very awkwardly played out. The episode's only rewatchable moments is the action sequence near the end of the episode and Julian Sands finally giving the Bierko character some appeal and range, to bad the audience doesn't see this side of the character again when his character resurfaces later in the season. The cliffhanger for the episode is simple, yet brilliantly done, and is one of the best ones thus far this season.

    NOTE: This is just my opinion and mine only. The review wasn't made to insult or anger anyone, its just my opinion and nothing else.moreless
  • This simple episode for me was one of the Best, just simply handled with no deaths and a storyline with a beginning and a end, and the filler scenes very well mixed with the relevant material.moreless

    What I liked -» Audrey interrogation and the end or what it seems for the nerve gas plot.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» Hard to say what I didn´t liked

    Action - » (9/10). Aaron and Wayne and Jack part is where you have action.

    Drama - » (10/10). The drama played here was great, can you feel sorry for Audrey?

    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10). The tension played in CTU during the interrogations was great. Aaron and Wayne one scene did that too. The explosion too.

    Surprises/Shocks - » (10/10). I really didn´t expected that Bierko could be caught and the verve gas plot would be over in this episode.

    Time and Scene Management - » (9/10). Hard to notice any scene that was filler, but you can think that Chloe scene with this new girl can be filler.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10). Could notice plot holes, but even the unreal details doesn´t make a scratch.

    Beginning - » (8/10). We started well.

    Complication Phase - » (10/10). Could Jack be wrong, like in the past with Nina? Also how CTU could locate Bierko and prevent the attack? You have two complication very well tied.

    Climax - » (10/10). Gun fights was the climax for this episode.

    Ending - » (9/10). The classic ending.

    This simple episode for me was one of the Best, just simply handled with no deaths and a storyline with a beginning and a end, and the filler scenes very well mixed with the relevant material.moreless
  • Great visual effects...

    So, time is running out and we know the gas is going to be disturbed and we know where and how but CTU has to figure it out too. Chloe gets new assistance who has some weird background but comes handy and later seems to be even weirder..

    Anyway, Jack gets to the gas plant.. and they manage to attack but the main man gets away with a remote control and gas gets free and only way to stop deaths is to blow everything up.. and ofcourse Jack gets some heroic outrun the fire.. much explosion, stylish scenes.. Worth every second..moreless
Stana Katic

Stana Katic

Collette Stenger

Guest Star

Martin A. Papazian

Martin A. Papazian

Rick Burke

Guest Star

Yorgo Constantine

Yorgo Constantine


Guest Star

DB Woodside

DB Woodside

Wayne Palmer

Recurring Role

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Julian Sands

Julian Sands

Vladimir Bierko

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • Gregory Itzin (President Logan) and Jean Smart (Martha) do not appear in this episode.

    • When Jack is getting the attack location out of Collette while she is in holding, he cocks his gun and puts it up to her head. The next time the camera shows the gun in her face, the gun is jammed, and the slide is partially held back and a bullet is visible in the chamber.

    • The two main gas tanks that explode near the end that are seen on camera are labeled 2 and 4, making 24.

    • After Jack plants the C4 and is on the run, Buchanan asks whether Jack is clear and Audrey looks on in the situation. As she watches what's going on, the screen shows that the explosion has occurred, and the fire is spreading on the screen, yet the next shot shows the bomb going off.

    • When we go for a shot in the control room after Jack and company landed, there is a wide shot of Sam in front of the control panel and you can see the PSI monitor. From this angle, it appears that it is around 70%, however, when we cut to a closeup of the monitor, it is back to the 54% Chloe just mentioned moments earlier.

    • When interrogating Collette, Jack starts by pointing the gun he took from the guard at her, then for dramatic effect, he pulls back the slide. It's highly unlikely that the guard would have been carrying an unchambered pistol.

    • Jack sets the timer to 30 seconds, then it runs for 11 seconds...but the timer shows 13 seconds have elapsed. The next shot of the timer shows it at 0:11, which puts it back into sync with elapsed on-screen time.

    • If Collette is a freelancer like she claims, and like everything shown supports, why on earth would she endanger her immunity arrangement to help Henderson? She gains no benefit from lying about Audrey, and has everything to lose (which she does) by doing so.

    • When Burke first stuns Jack with the stun gun, Jack is hitting the guard on the ground and thus is facing the ground but when the camera angle changes Jack is standing up and facing forward and has not been hit yet by the stun gun.

    • When Bierko goes to the control room with Sam, a shadow of the camera appears briefly on Sam's shirt.

    • In the previous episode, Jack was interrogating Collette in an airport hanger at 8:59. In this episode, they arrived at CTU at about 9:03. That's one hell of a helicopter ride.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Miles: Listen...
      Chloe: No, you listen. There are 17 canisters of nerve gas about to be deployed somewhere in Los Angeles and we're trying to find them. If you interrupt our work one more time, I'll file a complaint with Division. Then you'll see what protocol is all about.

    • Audrey: Jack, you're wasting time that we don't have.
      Jack: I had to ask CTU so that I could interrogate you. I have a job to do; if I don't do it, Burke will, and I promise you do not want to see him walk through that door!

    • Jack: He was using you to get to me. It worked. And now... I'm upset.

    • Jack: You do not want to try me.

    • Buchanan: So we can torture our own people but we can't touch a criminal?

    • Jack: You might be right, Karen. But if I were you, I would think twice about who you're willing to invasively interrogate. Audrey Raines is a senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense, James Heller, who happens to be her father! And if you were wrong, he's gonna eat you alive.

    • Karen: Your emotional involvement with Miss Raines is not exactly a secret, Jack.
      Jack: That has nothing to do with this!
      Karen: That's right. You always put the work first, you never let your feelings get involved. Is that what happened with Nina Myers?

    • Shari: Did you see the way his hand brushed across my shoulder as he walked by?
      Chloe: What?
      Shari: He shouldn't have done that. That was wrong.

    • Audrey: The only thing that got me through this, was that I knew you would come. I knew you would come.

    • Jack: He's using you. He wanted you to get inside my head. And it worked. And now I'm...UPSET.

    • Jack:(to Collette Stenger) If you were lying to me, I'm gonna make this the worst day of your life.

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