Season 6 Episode 4

Day 6: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

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

Ray uses the component to bargain for his family’s freedom, but Ahmed only grants half his wish.

Chloe moderates an argument between Morris and Milo, while Walid overhears information in the detention center that may be of use to CTU.

Wayne agrees to pardon Assad in the face of his efforts to aid Jack; a gesture that does not sit well with an enraged Curtis.

Jack follows a lead given to the police by Jillian, but his information comes too late to stop Fayed from launching another deadly strike.moreless

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  • I didn´t found it so special like the most or like put it as one of the truly best...

    This sixth season of 24 started very good, not so powerful as the previous but manages to be good. The past three episodes were fine and i was expecting this episode so highly due to i saw the amazing critics that people made.

    So, i finally saw this episode. And my opinion is: good enough, but not one of the best.

    Inside the episode, there are some moments that are unforgettable, and Curtis´sacrifice works very well. Inside this episode, its last 10 or 15 minutes will be remember as one of the best moments in 24 history. Okay. But i was also expecting that the all episode were fine too. And i found a good episode, yes, but not fine at all due to some stupid moments (Milo and Morris argument) and a slow start at the beginning in my opinion. Disappointing. 7/10.moreless
  • The first four episodes are predictable and not emotionally gripping like the early seasons. Pretty boring for an action show.... (spoilers)

    Due to the FOX network's thrilling promos, many excited reviews by like-minded TV critics, and the enthusiastic gushing of my peers, I was starting to get pretty excited about the new season of 24, despite the fact that I feel like I've been watching it go downhill for the past two

    seasons. I guess I should trust my own intuition more, because at this early stage, season six looks like it could be the worst yet. There's plenty of time to turn it around, but so far it's been pretty boring for an action series.

    In the past couple years, 24 seems to have found a pattern that works for its viewers, and the four-episode season premiere has already given the audience what it wants. We've seen a surprising new relationship, a fiery explosion, a good-guy-turns-out-bad revelation, the death of a well-known character, and Jack going rogue (and subsequently being

    forgiven). Nevertheless, I would hardly call the season opener "thrilling." We've seen this all before, and we know the drill. Not only did the action seem predictable throughout, but the pacing didn't even give us time to care about what happens to the characters. Ahmed is a terrorist? I had no reason to believe he wasn't. Chloe dated Milo? That

    side plot better have a payoff later in the season. Unfortunately, it seems like the new trend of writing as they go along causes problems for the continuity of the plot as well as the likelihood of the audience becoming invested in any new characters or the peril they may stumble into.

    As the writers yearn to remind us, no character on 24 is sacred. But did they seriously think we wouldn't suspect something from the first moment Curtis finally displayed a shred of a personality? (Okay, maybe it was the fact that he was listed as a guest star that clued me in.) He's been a regular character since season four, but besides stoically going along with Jack and/or CTU on mission after dangerous mission, his character is not particularly well-developed. His sketchy behavior this season certainly didn't warrant the swelling operatic solo following his unfortunate death.

    Jack's response seems reasonable, though. Not that he hasn't killed coworkers in the past...but this time is different. He seemed to be going a little nutty even before spending 20 months in a Chinese prison, so it's natural that he would want to bail on CTU after only a couple hours back in the field. I don't see him staying out for long, though, so these new, complicated feelings he's experiencing probably won't last until the next nuke.

    Speaking of which, the last moments of the four-episode arc held the most promise. Despite the acts of terrorism and WMD in seasons past, I never thought I would see the fictional president and CTU agents react to something so large-scale. The ensuing chaos should be intriguing to watch: I look forward to seeing the series speculate on the nation's

    response to such a disaster. So despite the sinking feeling that I'm being cheated into following 24 simply because Jack Bauer is just that cool, it shouldn't be hard to give this season another chance.moreless
  • Best episode of the season with an extremely dramatic ending twist!

    This season has started very well, althought is not as masterpiece than the previous season.

    But the season finest episode appears so quickly: now and here.

    Despite this episode is not at all perfect due to some stupid dialogues between Chloe, Milo and Morris and the tension is not being so powerfull, the little but extremely importants details such the ending of this one helps the episode very well to track the audience and hooked all of them to follow all the season and also put them at the edge of their seats.

    It´s one of the Jack´s most remarkables and hard challenges.

    Don´t miss it!.moreless
  • This episode marks a important event that nobody will ever forget and in 24 pedestal is one of the best episodes of 24. Impossible for me to Rate this episode with an 10, when there is a filler like Sandra Palmer and Morris ridiculous discussion.moreless

    Presentation Phase - » (9/10). With so many successful terrorist attacks, this time the presentation of the threat have more meaning than ever. The phone call between Jack and Wayne was nice to see. Complication Phase - » (9/10). Curtis is one of the problems, because of his past with Assad, Ahmed plot was interesting, since this was the last setup of the complication and was very well tied to the Main plot, Sandra Palmer plot is pure filler, and we have the nuclear bomb and how Jack and CTU can find it before the device is active, so I can say that their situation is very complicated.

    Climax Phase - » (10/10). Whoo, poor Curtis, this was simple beautiful and rare to see in 24.

    Suspense/Tension - » (10/10). Curtis situation and when CTU agents tried to recover the bomb. I doubt that this season could create another tension in this level for the rest of the season-

    Drama - » (10/10). OMG, what Jack is forced to do for this nation, this was simple beautiful. Curtis expression says all, poor Curtis.

    Action - » (10/10). Ahmed provided some tactical action and in the last scenes, we have more action, with a unexpected consequence.

    Ending - » (10/10). What happened was unexpected and something rare to see in 24, that make this episode one of the Best produced in 24.

    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (10/10). One of the most shocking episode of 24, if not the most shocking.

    Time and Scene Management - » (9/10). Unfortunately, The scenes management was not perfect for me, Morris and Milo discussion was pure filler, Sandra Palmer filler continues to be annoying, but the quality/relevant material don´t allow me to drop my rate for this episode.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10). This episode had some amazing scenes that I didn´t notice any flaws that could turn me off.

    What I liked -» Curtis and Jack scenes. The ending.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» Sandra Palmer scenes, and her boyfriend.

    This episode marks a important event that nobody will ever forget and this episode will be put in 24 pedestal as one of the best episodes of 24. Impossible for me to Rate this episode with an 10, when there is a filler like Sandra Palmer and Morris ridiculous discussion.moreless
  • Wow.. they still manage to shock the viewers, even after so many shocking things trough the years.

    Ok.. I had no idea this was going to be like that.. it started like just another good episode with action, some tension, new mysteries.. but the way it turns.. first it was the main clash between Curtis and Assad. It was so visible that there was some bad blood between them but something like that - I never even thought and it was so logical from that point on what will happen - Curtis, taking his stand and Jack, killing him. I liked the reaction of Jack, crawling away.. troughing up.. Curtis was his friend.. a great man, good agent.. and he had to choose.. it was hard one..

    So, I thought.. ok - that was the top of this episode but no.. they turn it all upside down next moment.. with nuke...moreless
Kal Penn

Kal Penn

Ahmed Amar

Guest Star

Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano

Scott Wallace

Guest Star

Megan Gallagher

Megan Gallagher

Jillian Wallace

Guest Star

Roger R. Cross

Roger R. Cross

Curtis Manning

Recurring Role

Harry J. Lennix

Harry J. Lennix

Walid Al-Rezani

Recurring Role

Adoni Maropis

Adoni Maropis

Abu Fayed

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Chloe: Curtis was in the Army just after Desert Storm. His squad was ambushed by Assad's people. They killed five of Curtis' men and took two more hostage. Curtis was badly wounded, he couldn't go after them. The next day a tape was sent to the local television station. Assad's lieutenant forced the men from Curtis' patrol to beg for their lives and then personally beheaded them both.
      Jack: Oh my God.

    • Jack: Tell the President I'm sorry, I can't do this anymore.
      Buchanan: The hell you can't! We're gonna find that suitcase nuke because of you, Jack. You've done great work today.
      Jack: Good. Then you don't need me anymore.
      Buchanan: I'll send a car for you, Jack. Come back here, we'll talk.
      Jack: I'm done.

    • Ahmed: Don't make this any harder than it already is.

    • Wayne: Get me Jack Bauer. Immediately.

    • Buchanan: (yelling) We have to do better than what we are doing, and we have to do it faster!

  • NOTES (3)