Season 7 Episode 22

Day 7: 5:00 A.M. - 6:00 A.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 11, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Jack and the FBI must secure the biological weapon before it is released on the subway, Olivia is forced to make the transaction on Jonas Hodges murder in order to be protected, and Kim suspects she is being followed at the airport. There is friction between Chloe and Janis at the FBI. Later, Jack is forced to help the terrorists in order to protect someone close to him.moreless

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  • How many facial expressions for "Look at me, I'm eeeevil" does Tony Almeida have, anyway?

    Tony sends Jibraan and the canister into the subway, and Jack races to stop the prion's release. See, that's how you move butts closer to seat edges.

    With Hodges dead, Olivia goes into freakout mode, and the ever-observant Pierce gets suspicious and calls Kanin back into the fray. Good to see neither of these two being wasted in these final hours, especially since this'll be the former's last hurrah (really, what's with that?).

    Also, Kim just couldn't get out of this season without landing back in familiar damsel territory. I could almost hear your collective groans at this all-too-predictable turn of events, yet it seems nobody could predict where the writers would end up taking that.

    Chloe and Janis bicker. I myself still groan at the pointlessness of it all.

    A fine mini-conclusion after the preceding lack of luster (guhwuh?). Plus, I still welcome Tony's continued villainy. But the story isn't flowing nearly as smoothly as it was earlier this season; instead of steadily but confidently building up to the finale, it feels like the writers are struggling to meet their 24-episode quota. Oh, well. Even though the Final Six as a whole don't reach their potential, the two remaining hours are enough time to make Jack's final (*scoff*) morning a tad more hellish, and my life that much more entertained.

    Hourly Highlight:

    Jack punching Tony over. And over. And over. And over. And over...moreless
  • This episode shows that the writers are clearly running out of ideas.

    This show is getting old really fast.

    1) Kim's phone runs out of batteries at the airport, leaving unable to contact anyone else or anyone else to contact her to warn her of the impending danger. How convenient.

    2) Olivia's storyline. Just a time waster. Does anyone really care what will happen to Olivia? I don't care if she goes to jail or gets caught or if she gets away with murder. The whole storyline is just a waste of time cause the writers ran out of ideas.

    3) Janis vs Chloe? Seriously? There's a freaking bomb on the loose and they're fighting over who's the better hacker?moreless
  • 5amto 6 am.

    Jack and Renee must secure a biological attack at the subway.

    9/10- loved the first 23 minutes. it was action, action, action.WOW. the end of the cannister was disappointing but i loved the jack and the cannister face off when it explodes. good technique.

    Olivia makes a deadly transaction to the killer of Jonas Hodges.

    2/10- ahem... yeah this was necessary but it was lame ! Olivia makes a transaction to Jonas hodges s killer, not really any excitement.

    Kim thinks she is being followed at the airport.

    7/10- short but memorable. Kim thinks an operative is stalking her. the best scene was the FBI agent getting pawned by BOB.moreless
  • Finally the main plot moves forward and a conclusion is reached regarding the last canister. Now the last setup was made and the ending was very interesting.

    Let’s start with Janis and Chloe scenes, Janis reaction to Chloe was filler, just to buy time, it wasn´t necessary, but at the same time this was explored, since the first time Chloe appeared to help the FBI, Janis thought she was losing her position and been replaced. So not exploring this issue could be a bit unrealistic.

    Jibraan was a hero this time, the fact he tried to talk to the police was necessary to be realistic, but as expected. His reaction was well done and the situation itself was interesting for an innocent guy. This connects to Jack scenes, were he made another of his torture to extract some information and locate Tony. It seems that Tony is really focused in some objective and it doesn´t matter if he have to kill innocent people, which seems to confirm that this is all about Michelle and the fact that he didn´t got over her death. Jack beat him, I didn’t expect that tony would be caught so soon, but again he will be free. Jack now is forced to free Tony and kill anyone who tries to stop him.

    White House scenes continue to focus on Olivia and her guilt over Hodges death, this episode explored this with every character she knows like Aaron, who can´t trust her and called Ethan to find out if Olivia is the one who murderer or give the order to kill Hodges, this can be interesting, not because Olivia, but because President Taylor will have her ultimate drama, the most difficult choice that a person can make.

    Kim scenes was a nice setup, with a twist, and that was a nice par of twists, but one more time, Kim is used to force Jack to do what the terrorists want, if this is a bad thing, the next episode will tell.

    Presentation Phase - » (8/10). I liked Kim setup.

    Complication Phase - » (8/10). This time Jack couldn´t make it in time so he needed Jibraan help, this was realistic. They caught Tony and Climax Phase - » (9/10). The last scenes with the canister were cool, not something from other world.

    Ending - » (10/10). I liked the ending, a situation that seems impossible to overcome.

    Time and Scene Management - » (9/10)*2. This time we had less filler and more relevant material, even Olivia scenes is starting with the pay offs,

    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10). Nothing that I could notice.

    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (8/10). I liked the twist in the terminal.

    Suspense/Tension - » (8/10). The tension when Jibraan found the last canister was good, I didn´t count the time, but the suspense was well done.

    Drama - » (7/10). Olivia usual drama like the previous episode, at least the payoff is starting to appear. Jibraan reuniting with his brother was nice.

    Finally the main plot moves forward and a conclusion is reached regarding the last canister. Now the last setup was made and the ending was very interesting.moreless
  • Wow

    The last couple of seconds was like WTF???? Why Kim. Just Kill Tony. Jack would love to do that. Kill him to shut him up. Overall I got the rest of the show to finish. I dont know what to expect. I hope Jack and CTU-Lite kicks everyones a$$. The last couple of seconds was like WTF???? Why Kim. Just Kill Tony. Jack would love to do that. Kill him to shut him up. Overall I got the rest of the show to finish. I dont know what to expect. I hope Jack and CTU-Lite kicks everyones a$$...........Go Jack!!! Well gotta finish got three more episodes left...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

Elisha Cuthbert

Elisha Cuthbert

Kimberly Bauer

Recurring Role

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden

Olivia Taylor

Recurring Role

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