24

Season 6 Episode 13

Day 6: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

4
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 12, 2007 on FOX
8.6
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While Jack evades Russian security guards, Buchanan assigns a new agent, Mike Doyle, to raid the Russian consulate to capture Markov and rescue Jack.

Logan calls on his estranged ex-wife in the hopes that she can help to defuse the brewing crisis between the U.S. and Russia.

Gredenko prepares to strike at another target. Meanwhile, Daniels gives a Middle Eastern ambassador a strong ultimatum in order to gain his cooperation in the hunt for the remaining nukes.moreless

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  • I liked it..

    9.0
    So.. I most say when I think back of last season, one of the things I do remember best was Martha and Pierce and that storyline they developed what for me, at least, came as a surprise and I really started to like it. So, you can see why I was so eager to see this episode - they both return.



    This episode has two main storylines - one is Logan and his wife and other Jack in consulate. Jack storyline was exciting, action, but nothing new.. I was thinking quite the same about Martha too - she was just like she is - little bit nervous (in order not to say crazy..).. but the moment she took that knife.. I never dreamt that she would do anything like that.. so shock on that part.moreless
  • Hits and misses

    7.0
    Not a lot to rave about in the first half, but the thrills come eventually.

    Gotta explain the plot coherently: since Jack's having more trouble with this Consulate than the last one, it's up to outside forces to save him and get Markov. CTU brings in Agent Mike Doyle to potentially lead an attack on the Consulate, and Logan asks his kooky ex-wife to use her good rapport with the Suvarovs to help bring about a more peaceful resolution. I'll try that again: Logan must convince Martha to convince Anya to convince Suvarov to convince Markov to surrender while Doyle…f*** it.

    The White House gives us a little reminder of the Arab involvement: Daniels threatens action against [Fayed's country] unless their Ambassador helps find the nukes. That makes two separate war threats. But I can overlook that convoluted bit because both Daniels and Lennox continue to impress.

    Besides, the Russian war threat doesn't last long. Markov won't follow suit, so Suvarov throws CTU a freebie and lets them shoot up the Consulate. And here's where it gets really good, though it's over all too soon. It's an orgasm!

    This episode is NOT real-time realistic, and with all the other stuff going on, there isn't much room for Jack himself. But it's nice seeing Martha and Aaron Pierce, despite their wastefully brief screentime. And Gredenko and Fayed finally initiate their drone plan; it's all very exciting. I'm sure this won't lead to a stupid anticlimax.



    Hourly Highlight:

    The orgasm.moreless
  • While Jack tries to get away, CTU arranges for an assault...Episode with a lot of fighting...

    9.1
    This was an explosive episode, especially the ending...Jack manages to keep a low profile in the consulate...CTU decides to lunch an assault on the Russian Consulate, but they also have the low possibility of convincing the Russians to ask Markov to renounce his position...Logan tries to convince Martha to do something that will enable them not to start a war with the Russians, but he gets stabbed..Somehow i don't think this is the last time that Logan will appear, although the final implies it...I found kinda strange that the Russian president was convinced by his wife so fast...Kind of incredible this part.moreless
  • Not one of the better episodes.

    5.9
    This episode just rubbed me the wrong way... I liked the ending, but there were too many elements that didn't seem to fit. Mainly regarding the Logans.



    For some reason I don't buy the close friendship between Anya and Martha. Where did that come from? Last season they seemed to barely know each other, and for some reason I doubt they've hung out since that day. Now all of a sudden their bestest friends? What I did like about it was the insight we got into the Suvarov's marriage, which was kind of nice. And I also liked seeing Suvarov's role in this episode, he got a few cheers from me towards the end. Something tells me it will have some less than nice political consequences for him though.



    The idea of Martha and Aaron really irks me. Though I'm not 100% sure I believe it yet either, Martha could have just been trying to provoke Logan. But in the first seasons Aaron was a devoted family man; it doesn't fit his character one bit to leave his wife and children for someone like Martha. And seeing him in his everyday life was odd to me. He's one of those characters I don't want to picture outside his job. I'm really happy that the character of Aaron is back, but I would have preferred to see him in a storyline with Wayne Palmer. He's always been most loyal to the Palmers, not to Martha Logan.



    As for Martha, she was a general pain in the rear end. And what she did to Logan was just stupid, both from a logical standpoint and from a storyline standpoint.



    I was rather fine though with Jack not being featured as much in this episode. It makes sense that the guy can't have stuff happen to him all the time, some hours would be slower (even if the slow hours are when he's trapped like that).



    As for the new agent in town... not so sure I like him. But it might just be that the actor annoyed me when he was on "Scrubs". We'll just have to wait and see.



    Finally, the vice president is really a jerk. I never thought I'd say this, but Logan, come back, all is forgiven!moreless
  • this episode was great.

    10
    This episodes main focus was on the Logan story. Once again Logan is brought into the picture to try and help CTU gain access to the Russian consulate to capture Markov and rescue Jack to help prevent a war with the Russian's from breaking out. Logan is sucessful at persuading Martha to help, but she stabs Logan in the process killing him. Martha seems to have gone crazy from what happened last season. AAron Pierce was brought back agaib. we learn that he has been looking after Martha. Jack finally gets out of the Consulate when the Russian president allows CTU access to capture Markov. This episode was great, i hope the next one is even better.moreless
Jean Smart

Jean Smart

Martha Logan

Guest Star

Scarlett Chorvat

Scarlett Chorvat

Female Hostage

Guest Star

Gideon Emery

Gideon Emery

Leon

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin

Charles Logan

Recurring Role

Powers Boothe

Powers Boothe

Noah Daniels

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • DB Woodside (President Wayne Palmer), Jayne Atkinson (Karen) and Regina King (Sandra) do not appear in this episode.

    • During the 'previously on 24' segment, the explosion that injures Wayne is shown. However, during the explosion, the camera cuts to a different angle and is actually footage from Season 5 Episode 10, when Jack is in a bunker.

    • Goof: Jack shorts out the fuse box in the Consulate with his gun... Wouldn't that fry Jack to a crisp considering that it had enough power to cause sparks, and that the gun is made of metal?

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Daniels: Abu Fayed, a citizen of your country, enters the United States and detonates a nuclear bomb, killing thousands! Next, Assad attempts to assassinate the president.
      Ambassador: We can not be held responsible. You know fully well that we have cooperated with you since the inception of this crisis. These threats against us are reckless and counter-productive! I had an understanding with your president.
      Daniels: And now you're going to have one with me! You help us find these nukes before another goes off, or I'll release the full military power of our nation on YOUR country!

    • Logan: I'm still under arrest. After this is over, I still go back to prison. I'm just trying to help.
      Martha: Prison? Oh, is that what you call a 10,000 square foot house with a swimming pool and tennis court?

    • Daniels: Now, you listen to me. If we expect you to navigate through this crisis, I need you to cooperate...
      Lennox: (interrupting) Yes, and I would like to cooperate...
      Daniels: I'M STILL TALKIN'!

    • Chloe: (to Logan) Sorry, I'm feeling ambivalent. I'm gonna go.

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