24

Season 7 Episode 21

Day 7: 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 04, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack goes back into the field to help the FBI track down Tony and the bio-weapon canister, but his decaying condition begins to be a liability. Tony uses Jibraan's brother as leverage to force him to record an admission of guilt for the attacks on the US throughout the day. Olivia's rage at Hodges's freedom takes her down a dark path that she might not be ready for.moreless

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  • Eastern Sea-bored (ya see how bored I am to resort to that?)

    6.0
    And another average episode where not a whole lot of interest happens. Yeah, it's got tense scenes with Tony and his unwilling prion scapegoat Jibraan Al-Zarian, but those are only like...two ninths of the hour.

    Jack and the FBI do some research and get duped into thinking Jibraan is an extremist. And Chloe learns that Jack's dying, and the ensuing scene of sadness is unnecessary on more than one level. You'd think we didn't already get a similar scene with Renee, AND you'd think Jack really will die at season's end. Also, that later bit about Jack possibly turning to Islam? Weird.

    While Jack hunts down Jibraan, Olivia prepares to take some hitman-y action against Hodges. Until she changes her mind and decides to let Hodges go off into witness protection. Buuuut (and this is completely unexpected for "24") something bad happens, prefacing the conclusion of Olivia's subplot.

    "4am - 5am" is the second of two consecutive "stepping stone" episodes that should have kept up the Starkwood arc's momentum, but just lack urgency and drag down the Final Six with their awkward and tacked-on feel, which isn't very different from...certain other seasons that WEREN'T allegedly mapped out in advance. Are the next three worth it? Sure. I've sat through much crappier hours than this.



    Hourly Highlight:

    Witness protection, my ass!moreless
  • Jack goes back into the field to help the FBI track down Tony and the bio-weapon canister, but his decaying condition begins to be a liability. Tony uses Jibraan's brother as leverage to force him to record...moreless

    9.5
    Jack goes back into the field to help the FBI track down Tony and the bio-weapon canister, but his decaying condition begins to be a liability. Tony uses Jibraan's brother as leverage to force him to record an admission of guilt for the attacks on the US throughout the day. Olivia's rage at Hodges's freedom takes her down a dark path that she might not be ready for.



    Solid episode overall I thought. I liked the Oliva Taylor portion of the episode and the end to the Jonas Hodges arch. I like how they even give the baddest of the bad a "good" end sometimes. He was off to live a life that he was never going to adjust to and instead Olivia effectivly has him killed. We're unsure to the point as to why the transfer still went even though Oliva didn't send the money but - thats a mystery for the next episode. Jack begins to hunt down Tony but he is not successful as his condition begins to get worse and worse. With his condition getting worse and no Kim anywhere in site, you have to wonder how the last thrree hours are going to play out.moreless
  • 4am to 5 am

    8.5
    Jack and rennee tracks down a man which might have a lead to the people responsible for today.



    8/10- slow but memorable. I think the racial profiling was a lesson to show that we should take everyrisk.. well in thatcase yes. and also jacks face off with the lead was awesome and the comebacks were good.



    Tony continues to slave the man to pretend that he was responsible for today s attacks by creating a speech for him to speak.



    7/10- slow,slow, very slow... it was interesting and a brief police checkup which was cool as well. but it wasnot that interesting until the FBI attacks and Jibraans brother stabs an operative through the neck.



    Olivia thinks that she cant handle the fate of Jonas Hodges.



    8/10- slow as well, but Olivia s rage made this episode to the car bombing death of Jonas Hodges... she is stuffed man !moreless
  • This episode continues to be transitional, focusing more in drama and setups and too much filler.

    7.4
    Jack scenes was about finding clues, but this time was hard to me to identify if this was a filler or a relevant material, but I think that scenes wasn´t necessary, Chloe could find Jibraan house address if it was necessary for the plot to move fast. It is like Jane attitude towards the situation, seems pure filler. Jack scene with Chloe was pure drama and that was nice, Chloe crying can be heartbreaking, excellent acting.



    Tony scenes with Jibraan seemed necessary but at the time seemed filler, the police appearance for example was filler to me, but relevant to find the address that Jack needed. The drama played between Jibraan and his brother was the only things well done or interesting.



    The White House scenes, Olivia wanted to kill Jonas, but then she wanted to go back, but was too late, seems like bad Karma. Hodges drama, well….i didn´t care, seemed like filler. The only reason that Olivia actions are not filler is because this will be important (for her plot) in the last episodes, since this is irrelevant for the main plot it can be considered filler. Nice to see President Taylor and Henry Taylor together.



    Presentation Phase - » (6/10). Normal



    Complication Phase - » (6/10)*2. Finding Jibraan, they didn´t find him, only his brother.



    Ending - » (6/10). Just following the scenes, nothing special.



    Time and Scene Management - » (6/10). Too much filler scenes.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10)*2. Didn´t notice any flaws.



    Drama - » (8/10)*3. Chloe crying because Jack will die was heartbreaking, nicely done and great acting. Hodges drama I didn´t care and Olivia decision to go back was funny.



    This episode continues to be transitional, focusing more in drama and setups and too much filler.moreless
  • Tense Episode. Jack is getting sicker and Hodges is dead.

    9.5
    Great episode, with Jack getting sicker and sicker. Tony and his team of terrorists have found a scapegoat for the attack they are planning. His name is Jibraan Al-Zarian. They created an elaborate setup to make it look like Jibraan is a terrorist and are using his little brother Hamid to make him do it. When Jack and Agent Walker get a location were Jibraan is living and are on their way their, they get word from Chloe after using her super tech skills that he is being setup by Tony. When they arrive at his apartment the only people there are his brother, Hamid and someone holding him hostage. When they break down the door, Hamid manages to break a mirror and stab his captor on the neck.



    Olivia Walker if furious that Jonas Hodges is going free in witness protection and arranges to have him killed, but backs out at the last minute. When Jonas is about to leave FBI headquarters, the Van he is in explodes and he is killed anyway. It is unknown at this point who is responsible.



    Jibrann is taken to where the attack is going to take place and it appears to be the subway system in Washington DC.



    Tense episode with some plot twists; especially with Jonas being killed after Olivia had backed out at the last minute.moreless
Omid Abtahi

Omid Abtahi

Jibraan Al-Zarian

Guest Star

Rafi Gavron

Rafi Gavron

Hamid Al-Zarian

Guest Star

Ravi Kapoor

Ravi Kapoor

Muhtadi Gohar

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden

Olivia Taylor

Recurring Role

Frank John Hughes

Frank John Hughes

Tim Woods

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Chloe: Why didn't you tell me you were sick?
      Jack: It doesn't matter.
      Chloe: It doesn't matter? I'm your friend.
      Jack: We need to stay focused on finding Tony.
      Chloe: Jack, you should be in the hospital.
      Jack: There's no treatment for this. There's no cure.
      Chloe: So you're telling me you're dying?
      Jack: Yes.
      Chloe: How long?
      Jack: A day, maybe two. I've been taking this anti-seizure medicine to keep me on my feet. It's been working so far.
      Chloe: Oh, my god. I'm so sorry.
      Jack: Chloe, it's all right. I've accepted it and I need you to accept it, too. Whatever time I've got left, I want it to matter. We need to find Tony, put an end to this. Chloe... I can't do this without you. Please, I need you to go back to work.
      Chloe: Okay.

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