Season 6 Episode 12

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

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 05, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Vice-President Daniels assumes office in the wake of Wayne's injury and makes plans to implement his extreme security agenda.

Lennox names the co-conspirators in the attack, but finds himself under Daniels' thumb. Meanwhile, Karen moves to insert herself back in her former job.

Jack and Logan pay a visit to the Russian consulate, but Jack takes drastic action when Logan fails to learn Gredenko's location.moreless

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  • Vice President Daniels assumes the Presidency after Wayne Palmer is injured in the assasination attempt. Elsewhere Jack takes Charles Logan to the Russian Consolate in hopes of learning Gredenko's whereabouts. When Logan fails, Jack takes action.moreless

    This episode is no doubt the best of the sixth season. After so much criticism that 24 has lost its edge this season and the season being labeled as "disappointing," it's great to see 24 get back on track. I do have to say that I do not care for the plot recycling in this episode (Jack going into the consolate unauthorized) but that is just a small flaw in a tremendously entertaining episode. The scenes of Jack interrogating the consolate were excellent. It's nice to see Jack being Jack again! Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.moreless
  • Rushin' American

    Ah…another day, another illegal Consulate invasion. Back in the US for less than twelve hours, Jack Bauer's already dressed in a suit and torturing foreign diplomats. His latest opponent is Russian Consul Anatoly Markov, who may or may not (MAY) know Gredenko's location. Yeah, the finger snipping bit is nice, but it destroys all hope I had for seeing a Jack truly traumatized by his time in China.And some tremendous potential has been wasted by killing Assad off. But here's a major plus: Vice President Noah Daniels moves into the bunker and takes over the injured Wayne's duties. This shift in power gives the DC plot a very different feel for the better as Daniels throws his refreshingly tough attitude around the place. Also great is the recently sympathetic-ized Lennox, who keeps displaying new facets upon Daniels' decision to scapegoat Assad for the bomb. The guy's come a long way since half a day ago.I don't think I have to mention this episode's extremely glaring similarities to an earlier one. Alright, I just did, but come on; it's sad that they actually reused the idea of breaking into a Consulate and brewing an international situation. It's a good thing I retain my firm policy on season individuality. Logan's meta-complaint to Jack helps matters too.But the hour isn't completely unoriginal—a cell phone does finally vibrate. Stay tuned for the exciting continuation.Hourly Highlight:Lennox ratting on Pollock and Carson.moreless
  • Not again

    Oh.. So, what's up this time - I most say nothing original or shockingly new, same old thing i am afraid.

    Specially the whole consult thing is deja vu. They did this - Jack went in, Jack got into trouble. We have seen it.

    And if that was not enough, there was not much going on either. Logan is their lead, they got nothing out of the consult. The ending was not good either - usually they have something remarkable happening but not this time - just one man shot.. in 24, that happens a lot.

    So, I most one of the weakest episodes from this season so far.moreless
  • The events after the assassination plot are presented...Jack decides to take a risky move, so that he will be able to find out the whereabouts of Gredenko.

    This was another great episode of "24"...it had adventure, unpredictability, and i found it very enjoyable...After the plot is taking place, Reed decides to free Lennox, in hopes that this won't give him in...Unfortunately for him, Lennox does it...VP Daniels assumes the presidentship and decides to blame Assad for all this, and to implement Lennox's plan...Jack goes with Logan to the Russian consulate...Although Logan is unsuccessful to make the consul talk, he is able to see that the latter has informations he doesn't wish to disclose...So Jack takes a risky movement to find out...Although he manage to find out the truth, he is kept hostage into the consulate.moreless
  • The big daddies are here....what is the point of even trying to stop them? The nukes are going crazy and everything is going wrong, but lets just rely on Jack to set it right. Again and again and again.moreless

    This was one of the most interesting episodes to ever hit 24 - agree or disagree with me if you really want to, but it really did get a bit out of hand, but they still managed to just about keep all of the action all together. Have you noticed how ALL of the computers and networking and communications are too fast:


    "I'll send you the hard drive. There has been an attempt to erase all of them."

    (No pause)

    "Ok its coming through. I'll have a look."

    How utterly silly. What next?

    The assassination of the President of the United States. I hate Mr Reed - who does that bloke think he is? And his little 'associate' who got the funny liquid bomb is just a bit of a nutter. What a strange and disordered man. He had the idea of making the people believe that Lennox was hanged. Who is that dopey?

    Overall, I think that this episode was silly and confusing.

    Please post whether you agree or disagree with my comments.moreless
Michael Reilly Burke

Michael Reilly Burke


Guest Star

John Noble

John Noble

Consul Markov

Guest Star

Eugene Alper

Eugene Alper

Suvarov's Aide Gregor

Guest Star

Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin

Charles Logan

Recurring Role

Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe

Noah Daniels

Recurring Role

Nick Jameson

Nick Jameson

Yuri Suvarov

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • If Markov's finger was really cut off there would be a lot more blood. At one point the camera shows it and it isn't bleeding, there is just some blood there. He is still alive, and his heart is still pumping blood so it would be pouring out of him.

    • DB Woodside (President Wayne Palmer) does appear, but has no lines.

    • In the recap of the previous episode, it shows the bomb exploding. One of the footage shown is the same footage as the explosion of the bunker at Omicron International when Henderson tried to blow up Jack in Season 5.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Daniels: I will be pushing forward an aggressive agenda of national security, one that will, out of necessity, suspend certain civil liberties. This is the price of war.

    • Jack: You're gonna tell me what I want to know or you're gonna start losing your fingers one by one.

    • President Suvarov: If your agent does not stand down immediately, my country will have no choice but to retaliate with the most forceful diplomatic measures at our disposal.

    • Logan: He's lying. They're still in contact, and he knows enough about what's going on to want to deny that.
      Jack: How do you know?
      Logan: Because I've done enough lying myself to be familiar with the signs.

    • Reed: Sir, a guilty conscience is a fair price to pay for the survival of this country.

    • Logan: But I know how it feels to be locked away from the rest of the world. Lonely. A silence. Plays with your sanity. But in that silence, you can hear the voice of your deepest self. And if you listen to that voice, you have a chance to heal.

    • Logan: You don't have to threaten me, Jack. I know what my role is. I just want to be of service.
      Jack: As far as I'm concerned, you'll never do anything that'll erase what you've already done.

    • Jack: I don't have time to ask nicely.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Credit is given to the 173rd Fighter Wing of the Oregon Air National Guard, the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron of Edwards Air Force Base and MSGT Larry Schneck of the US Air Force Entertainment Liaison Office.

    • The fan phone makes another appearance, this time Jack gives it as the number to CTU.