Season 6 Episode 3

Day 6: 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jan 15, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Assad uses clever tactics to manipulate Fayed’s agent into leading them to the place where Fayed may be hiding.

Ahmed uses Ray’s family as leverage to force him to deliver a mysterious package.

Fayed contacts Wayne with a demand, while Sandra bucks the FBI’s authority.

Jack becomes concerned when Curtis begins to display hostility toward Assad.moreless

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  • When the going gets tough…

    This chaotic morning isn't cooling down. Jack and Assad are hot on the trail of a henchman who may or may not (NOT) lead them to Fayed, while Fayed himself is busy initiating the next phase of his terror plot. Yes, his bombings have ended; here comes his demand for the release of 110 political prisoners, which Wayne all too graciously goes along with. We've seen both of these aspects before—Jack trailing a henchman and the President caving in to a terrorist demand—but hey, I'm not here to judge seasonal repetition.The Wallace Family's friendly neighbor Ahmed whips out a gun and orders Ray to do his stuff for him, courtesy of a convenient incapacitation in the last episode. Needless to say, this situation gets pretty ridiculous. Needless because…well, what show are YOU watching?!Anyway, here's what's known by hour's end: the whole prisoner release was a diversion for the escape of only one of said prisoners, Fayed's endgame is a nuclear something-or-other, Curtis is peculiarly pissy about working with Assad, Lennox is still one shifty Chief of Staff, Nadia's still hot as hell, Tony Almeida's still dead as far as we know, it's apparently 9:00 AM, and White Castle is losing some appeal. All in all, not bad, but it seems to serve primarily as fanfare for what's next to come. Episode Three and counting…Hourly Highlight:Watch out for Road Rage Jack.moreless
  • This episode makes the transition for the next episode, making some setups and putting too many filler scenes to fill the gaps.

    Presentation Phase - » (7/10). Following the consequences from the last episode.

    Complication Phase - » (6/10). An pursuit, and another demand made by Fayed, but nothing really complicated for now.

    Climax Phase - » (6/10). Failing to catch the fayed man.

    Suspense/Tension - » (6/10). The tension was normal, nothing that I can say that was good, maybe when they tried to stop Fayed´s man.

    Drama - » (5/10). Unfortunately, nothing really good or fair.

    Action - » (6/10). Little action near the end.

    Ending - » (7/10). Good ending, right now, things are in nuclear level.

    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (6/10). Don´t expect any good surprises.

    Time and Scene Management - » (6/10). The only relevant material here was Fayed demand, which will be very important to the next episode, the rest was filler. For example, the package was incomplete, convenient, Sandra Palmer plot serves for who? Even the demand situation was played to be delayed until near the end.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (7/10). I don´t buy the fact that Fayed also have mole´s in the right place, but ok, is for the sake of the plot.

    What I liked -» Hard to say.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» OMG, actually, almost all scenes were filler, pursing a terrorist that leads to nowhere, Sandra Palmer and deliver the package that was incomplete.

    This episode makes the transition for the next episodes, making some setups and putting too many filler scenes to fill the gaps.moreless
  • Ok, I liked it..

    When previous two episodes did not had the sparkle for me, then this one did - and very well.

    First the whole Jack trusting Assad thing and Curtis having problem with it. The question he raise was right one - did the acts at the moment undo the past?

    And the whole following the bad guy and Assad playing there.. it was clever and I liked it.. and the whole process they get to the bottom of this (at least for the moment).. a nuke.. maybe they have done this again but the danger is high.. and maybe that makes this serie show enjoyable - you know those char cannot do wrong or the price will be too high..

    The ending was great.moreless
  • Jack and Assad come up with a scheme to track Fayed's agent and get him to reveal Fayed's location. Wayne's sister continues to give authorities trouble concerning their investigation. Ahmed takes the Wallaces hostage and forces Ray to do a job for him.moreless

    After a somewhat slow start the sixth season of "24" managed to get the wheels spinning by this episode. Here the elements that make "24" the great show it is began to emerge. Alexander Sedig is quite good as Assad and works well with Jack in their attempts to track Fayed. Kal Penn takes a long step away from a certain guy named Kumar and gives a good performance as Ahmed. The usual twists and turns are present here as they have been in this series from the beginning, but they still work well and add to this episode's enjoyment.moreless
  • welcome back jack

    Jack, I have just this minute finished watching the first 4 episodes of the new series, and without giving anything away, I am happy to report that this series looks to be just as exciting as its 5 predecessors. Excellent! Not to be missed.

    I admit that half way through the first episode I was more than a little upset, but by the end of the episode I was more than happy with where the story looked to be going.

    And, with all the previous series I was completely wrong about where the story was going.

    However, for those of you out there that have not seen some or all of the previous series, I strongly recommend you go back and watch all of them in order. I promise you will not be disappointed.

    Like millions of others out there, I know that Jack Bauer is probably the

    Welcome back Jack.moreless
Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano

Scott Wallace

Guest Star

Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Ahmed Amar

Guest Star

Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

Ray Wallace

Guest Star

Roger R. Cross

Roger R. Cross

Curtis Manning

Recurring Role

Adoni Maropis

Adoni Maropis

Abu Fayed

Recurring Role

Alexander Siddig

Alexander Siddig

Hamri Al-Assad

Recurring Role

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