Season 7 Episode 17

Day 7: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 06, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Hodges threatens war to the FBI if they do not retreat from his property, but quick thinking by Tony and Moss sheds new light on the whereabouts of the biological weapons. Jack begins to show symptoms of his exposure but refuses to try a possible antidote, when he learns it would involve stem cells from his daughter. Olivia is blackmailed by a news reporter into giving up the breaking story unfolding at the White House.moreless

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  • Under the woods

    CJD is a hell of a prion, as evidenced when Jack begins shaking and seizing around the Office. Hilarious, a bit overdone with that stack of stuff he unnecessarily knocks over, and not that important compared to the shenanigans at Starkwood.Board chairman Douglas Knowles betrays Hodges (for real) and helps Tony enter the subterranean levels, where the canisters are being held. And Taylor gets the photo evidence she needs to order an air strike on the compound.But of course, Hodges has an ace up his sleeve, and whips it out right after losing his marbles and killing Knowles. Scenes like that make me wonder why this show so rarely features bat**** psycho villains.And Olivia has to keep some horny reporter quiet. This…is just terrible. It's an unnecessary subplot that barely follows up on a minor thread I didn't even care about, and it sadly brings the episode down a notch. Let's just be thankful it's only contained to this hour, which drops it and ends with Hodges putting Taylor at perhaps the lowest point of her character arc (this season, that is). With him calling the White House's shots and holding the entire East Coast hostage…yeah, that's pretty low.Hourly Highlight:You wanted to see Jon Voight lose marbles? Well, now you see!moreless
  • A solid effort and proof that perhaps, just perhaps, 24 could actually survive without Kiefer Sutherland.

    Ah, so it's Kim who's going to cure our budding anti-hero, fixing him with her genetically compatible Bauer blood/stem cells/ah, God knows what as I don't understand science. Well, I suppose it's preferable to the ludicrous deux et machina of having Hodges whip an antidote out of his back pocket in the 24th hour. It does mean we will probably have to endure Elisha Cuthbert attempting to act for a few episodes of course, but Kiefer's so good, he'll undoubtedly be able to disguise her woeful inadequacies. While the decision to infect Bauer remains questionable, some good has certainly come of it here as not only is Kiefer particularly adept at making the illness seem believable and horrifying, but the scene between he and Renee when he discusses his daughter is absolutely stellar, striking at least four out of a possible, um, four for emotional believability. Elsewhere, the Starkwood storyline continues to move at a refreshingly intense pace as Tony infiltrates the compound once again, this time with a guy who looks a hell of a lot like Joey Potter's dad from Dawson's Creek, and all hell seems about to break loose as Jonas reveals he's got some bad ass looking missiles pointed at several American cities. The explicit marriage of this story with the Presidential one works very well, giving Cherry Jones the chance to do more than simply react to events and get into the thick of the action (well... for the first time since she was kidnapped by Juma at any rate). And how about Hodges committing murder eh? The scene in which he confronts the Starkwood chairman is simply excellent as both actors give it their all and Voight demonstrates his incredible ability to move from lucid, logical businessman to sociopathic loon in the blink of an eye. It's a deliciously creepy sequence that sends shivers down the spine, lending further credence to the character as a legitimate threat. The only disappointment here is Olivia's storyline which is predictable in the extreme and only serves to further illustrate just how much of a waste of space she is. No one cares, bump her off please so we can get back to the real storyline. A solid effort on the whole though and proof that perhaps, just perhaps, 24 could actually survive without Kiefer Sutherland. Just a thought, you know.moreless
  • This episode makes a nice transition for the next episode, where a big event should happen, even so this episode had some scenes with quality.

    Complication Phase - » (8/10)*2. Since Jack is sick, the writers gave tony the opportunity to be the focus and Tony has a very important mission. This creates the necessary tension because Tony is not necessary for the main cast, so he can be killed. Before that Larry situation was critical and interesting. I didn´t buy how Tony was not seen by anyone, but this was for the sake of the plot.

    Ending - » (8/10)*2. This type of twist is nice, when you think for the third time that the canisters will be destroyed or found, and then a new situation arises and change everything or put things in the same position.

    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). Jonas partner provided some scenes that bought time, but all the rest was fine. Even Olivia situation can be considered filler, since it is irrelevant for the main plot.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10). Nothing to point here.

    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (8/10). Olivia filler had a nice twist.

    Suspense/Tension - » (8/10). Here Tony can´t be caught or he will die for sure and 24 writers don´t have a problem in killing 24 main cast characters.

    Drama - » (7/10). Jack illness create a nice interaction between him and President Taylor, it seems that Jack have easiness in becoming friend with almost any president. Olivia drama was nice too.

    Action - » (7/10). Some action, but was light compared with some previous episodes.

    What I liked -» Tony scenes was nice.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» Didn´t care for Olivia Scenes.

    This episode makes a nice transition for the next episode, where a big event should happen, even so this episode had some scenes with quality.moreless
  • 24 - DAY 7: 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

    This episode was great.....I'm just mad because jack is dying and there really isn't any cure VS nuclear weapon.....what they will do...Nice question...but where is answer?....I'm sure that even producers doesn't have answer....I don't like that Tony is trator....I liked him a lot...Jack has to kill another his best friend this is sad story....yeah an it's funny that Jack is forgetting some things when he is talking :D.....He has to save country again...when they will leave him?...i guess after this season because it seems that he is dying ((((....and it was shame that John Voight died I wanted him in this TVshowmoreless
  • Excellent episode. Jack is getting sick from the pathogen and it becomes the Tony show.

    Excellent episode with less action and more suspense and plot building. The mercenaries at the Starkwood compound make the FBI stand down, but not before Tony slips into the background to do some investigating.

    Back at the FBI Jack is showing pretty serious neurological systems of the pathogen and the CDC doctor gives him and injection of something that masks it. Jack is given a supply of the drug to take every 2 hours or less if needed. He is told by the CDC doctor that there is a chance of curing him by using stem cells from a relative, but he refuses to bring his daughter into this.

    Tony is stealthily moving his way around the Starkwood compound when chairman of the board for Starkwood approaches him and tells him he knows where the canisters of the bio-agent are. As they are on their way to the building housing the weapons, he gets caught but Tony gets away. And eventually finds his way down to where the weapons are at and communicates the info to Jack and the FBI.

    Meanwhile Olivia Taylor is being blackmailed to give the story to a reporter and she meets with him. He convinces her to tell him what the story is with some kind of blackmail. He says they can "work something out" for him not to run the story. Afterwords he say he is going to run the story anyway but, Olivia had taped the whole "session" between them and tells him that if he runs the story or ever blackmails her again, she will show the video to his wife and let everyone know how he gets his stories.

    Jonas goes to talk to the Chairman of the Board after he was captured earlier snooping around. He gives him a long speech then kills him. After Tony relays the info to Jack and the FBI about the location and conformation of where the bio-weapons are at, the President calls for a air strike to take out the building and its contents. Jonas calls the President and informs her that if she doesn't call off the air strike that he will launch three missiles that have been armed with the bio-agent at 3 cities on the eastern seaboard. The President has no choice but to call off the air-strike.

    Wow what an eventful episode. Questions I have. Will Jack continue to refuse the stem cell treatment and die. Will Starkwood launch any of the missiles. Can't wait for the next episode.moreless
Tim Guinee

Tim Guinee

Ken Dellao

Guest Star

Chris Mulkey

Chris Mulkey


Guest Star

Michael Rodrick

Michael Rodrick


Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Christina Chang

Christina Chang

Dr. Sunny Macer

Recurring Role

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Greg Seaton

Recurring Role

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