Season 6 Episode 24

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

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 21, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

CTU discovers where Phillip is hiding and Daniels orders an air strike in a desperate move to appease the Russians. Jack and Bill go after Josh alone before the bombers find their target. Lennox persuades Daniels to grant leniency for Bill and Karen. In the wake of the close call, Daniels begins to question his choices as acting president. Chloe gives Morris some surprising news that alters their relationship, while Marilyn is reunited with Josh at CTU.moreless

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  • The sixth season ends with CTU locating where Philip Bauer is hiding with Josh while awaiting transport to China. To ensure the Russians the component Phillip Bauer has is destroyed, Vice President Daniels orders an airstrike at Bauer's hiding place.moreless

    This has definitely been a disappointing season for 24. However, I thought the season ended on the right note. While the action sequences are, as usual, very well done and exciting, what I liked most about this episode is how it focuses more on characters rather than explosions and shoot outs. The final sequence where Jack says good-bye to Audrey was, I think, Jack Bauer at his finest as he comes to realize who he is and what that will cost him in life. Despite this season, I still think 24 is a great show. See you at season seven!moreless
  • Poor episode for a season finale, and a poor season for a show like 24.

    Season six finally comes to a close. But even in the end it doesn´t offer a little of quality. What happened?? After Day 5, did the writers and all the team have no more ideas??.

    Only the last shot of this episode showing Jack Bauer looking to the see thinking what´s the next step looks decent. The whole episode (and also the season) is marked by some stupid quotes, dull and predictable moments and no suspense.

    This is no 24. This was a poor soap opera!. I hope that next season, the seventh, will bring more ideas, more suspense... and more 24!.moreless
  • A so little good episode to the worst 24 season EVER!!!!!!!

    This present season of 24 is a massive disappointing from its fifth episode to the present. Despite some remarkable episodes, quickly after the great start of the day, the season began to decrease too much. There is only six or seven decent episodes, the lot is so repeatedly and really weaker.

    Even the action is on the lowest level, because is not really shocking and is not as perfect as season five. Also, this season has really awful episodes, being for first time the first season of 24 which, for me, has episodes under the five.

    Also the plot is not well worked and Kiefer Sutherland's performance is the only best thing of the whole job.

    Season six has for me a really poor mark: 6,8 out 10.

    There was no surprises, no quality.

    I expect that the seventh season will be much much better!.moreless
  • Jack and Bill race against time to save Josh. The White House assures the Russians their final plan will destroy the circuit board.

    After the exchange doesn't go as planned The White House barely convinces the Russians to hold off on any action they have planned against them. The White House learning Phillip Bauer is at the offshore oil rig plan an air strike against it in order to assure the destruction of the circuit board. Jack and Bill steal a CTU helicopter in order to go rescue Jack and bring Phillip to justice. Meanwhile at CTU Chloe faints and Morris fears the worst. However it would appear this was nothing more than a clever advertisting ploy by FOX. As it turns out Chloe is just pregnant. Jack and Bill arrive at the platform and take out Phillip's Men they even obtain Cheng and Bill takes him back to the helicopter. Josh doesn't want anything to do with his grandfather and realizes as long as he's alive him and his mother won't be safe. Josh shoots Phillip and soon after Jack arrives to console Josh and tell him he has to get out of there and gives direction to where the copter is. Jack desperately wants to save Phillip so he can be punished and brought to justice for what he has done. However he realized he just doesn't have the time to carry him and he needs to get out of there. Bill swoops in to save him moments before the nuclear strike begins. Moments later the strike takes out the rig the circuit board and Phillip Bauer. Meanwhile at the White House Lennox convinces Daniels to just let Bill and Karen resign and not go through any prosecution. Daniels agrees and admits from his position he thought he know everything and how to deal with things but you don't know anything until your sitting in that chair in the Oval Office facing all these difficult decisions and even admits he may have made some mistakes today. Lennox also gives him the recording from earlier. Daniels also speaks to Subarov and he agrees to tell his men to stand down and calls off the attack against them. Meanwhile Bill lets CTU know they are ok however Jack jumps and swims to shore. He signals to Bill that he's not ready to come back yet and goes off to pay Audrey a visit. In probably one of the best scenes i've ever seen on an episode of 24 Jack chastises James Heller on how dare he tell him what he can and can't do after all that he has done for people like Heller. He also seems very hostile and bitter about how he didn't try hard enough to get him out of China. Heller agrees with Jack about how he has made sacrifices but he can't run from who he is and that eventually he'll be back in the game of stoping another crisis and thus Audrey's life will be put in danger once again. Jack heads upstairs for a tearful speech to Audrey and then heads outside. For a brief moment I was like "Holy Crap is the cliffhanger going to be he jumps" but instead he just stands there pondering. Wow what an interesting finale and I can't wait till Next January For Another Season of 24!moreless
  • the most uncomfortable season in 24 history.Season Seven, also known as Day 7, of the television series 24 will launch January 2008. No further plot details are known at this time except that the season will 'see a dramatic change'.moreless

    Altight people season 6 is now for the books as it rapped it up nicsly by showing that Jack managed to save to lives of all humanity and also breaking up with Audrey. As alot of fans out there think this season was a crappy one, they dont see what the season really was about. In the words of John Cassar "This season will be the most uncomfortable season in 24 history". Well there you have it, this season was all about how family can case a mess there the child has to take the responebility for their parents actions. This sounds like **** but trust me when I say that during the season the words were said that implicated Jacks father into all of this including Graem (jacks brother) as well. The most funniest part is where the writes finished off the main plot, so they could wrap up the mess with the chines and finish that story line. What I had expected was not that but the main plot to continue where Fayed escapes and continues on his little march of distruction. The end scene where the camera is right infront of Jacks face to show the fear and anger and confusion at the same time was a perfect way to finish the season off including the silent clock as well. It does make you feel all fuzzy inside you knowing that Jack might kill him self or he will do something that will have some sort of an effect for next season. To end this little Review, I can honsetly say that this Season has been different from all the others and this was exactly what the show needed and I am dissapointed that we couldnt show mre support for the show. Season 7 is coming soon and that one will be a blast. Mark my words...


    Season Seven, also known as Day 7, of the television series 24 will launch January 2008. No further plot details are known at this time except that the season will 'see a dramatic change'.DSmoreless
Tom Everett

Tom Everett

Dr. Hastings

Guest Star

Kenneth Choi

Kenneth Choi

Cheng's Operative

Guest Star

William Devane

William Devane

James Heller

Recurring Role

Kim Raver

Kim Raver

Audrey Raines

Recurring Role

Evan Ellingson

Evan Ellingson

Josh Bauer

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • There are no boxes at the end of the episode like there usually is.

    • Towards the end of the episode when Jack is in Audrey's room, you can see the sun rays shine through the window. In the first episode of the season, the sun didn't rise towards the end of the episode placing the sunrise at approximately 6:30. In this episode, Jack is with Audrey at 5:30.

    • Jack tells Heller that "the only thing I have ever done is what you and people like you have asked of me!" This line does have nice dramatic effect, but really, how many times has Jack gone against his superiors' orders in the past six seasons?

    • Fox One and Fox Two refer to Air-to-Air missiles, not to Air-to-Ground missiles like in this episode.

    • During the air strike on the oil rig, the Vice President, the Russian President and their staffs were watching the events unfold. They should have seen the helicopter with Jack and Bill arrive on the rig and the ensuing attack. However no one seemed to worry that there were unknown people who could well have taken the circuit board before leaving in the helicopter.

  • QUOTES (6)

  • NOTES (5)

    • One of the pitches for the final scene was to have Tony Almedia show up, but the writers decided not to go that route.

    • There was unaired footage at the end of this episode where Jack throws his gun and his badge into the water.

    • This is the first time since Season 1 that Jon Cassar has not directed the final episode of the season.

    • Chloe's line, "That's usually how it works," concerning her pregnancy is reminiscent of Teri Bauer telling Jack that she was pregnant towards the end of Day 1.

    • The silent clock returns for the sixth time. It is also the first time the silent clock has been used to close a season since Season 2, and the second time that it is used when no one has been killed (Although technically it's the third since Palmer didn't actually die, but it was meant to be believed he did).