Season 7 Episode 12

Day 7: 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Juma and his men take the White House by storm, killing most of the Secret Service and trapping Taylor and Jack in the saferoom. His efforts to extract her are thwarted until he is informed that the President's daughter is in the White House as well. Renee and Larry try to convince Vice President Hayworth to let them rescue the President, but Hayworth will not budge until the FBI can produce proof that she is not in imminent danger.moreless

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  • This is so not believable, it's laughable

    1) There are at least 3 law enforcement agencies patrolling the Potomac at all times and this unidentified cruiser gets across with no intervention?

    2) How do they get from the Potomac to the White House, which is about 10 blocks away, simply by drilling through some rock?

    3) There just happens to be some laser security system at the very hole they drilled? Why would that not be secure by simply filling the hole, instead of installing lasers? It's almost as if they are inviting intruders.

    4) Magically insecure wall with bricks missing behind a maintenance cabinet in the basement? What is this? Alcatraz?! Secret Service does routine checks of the entire building on a regular basis. If this guy on the inside was removing bricks to weaken the wall it would have not gone unnoticed. Where did the bricks go? Did he put the bricks up his pants leg to get them out one by one? Reference to the movie "The Great Escape" and how they got the dirt out.

    5) Secret Service would NEVER EVER retreat on the notion that the intruders MIGHT have the President.

    One of my friends works for the DSS. Their job is to protect the President AT ALL COSTS. They would take initiative and storm in by force [even if they might all die], before they would ever even think of retreating that quickly.

    6) The President so easily considers the safety of her daughter over that of the entire country?

    She wouldn't have made it that far in her political career if that is the way she thought. And her family would understand that. That is why there are dysfunctional families and marriages in politics. Because in order to be successful you have to make sacrifices OVER your own interests and the interests of your family. You have to make decisions that benefit the entire population over that of one person, no matter how closely related that one person is.

    -- This episode is just so far fetched I think the writers were drunk.moreless
  • Eye roll

    I love how people can just brush aside how ridiculous the plot is.

    Not everyone is as ignorant and uninformed as you, as such when something absolutely ludicrous is portrayed -it will bother them.

    Convenient tunnel leading directly into the White house defended with only a metal grate, trip lasers and a single layer of brick.

    Clearly reinforced concrete, steal plates and seismic senors would have been a little too 'secure' like a small town bank or something.

    Well at least they don't expect us to believe a 3rd world tyrant had the tech and codes to disable the white house's security, access the president's lock down room, access the systems that tracks the president and all her secrete service guards.

    No they have all that because of the old rich white guy, except WHERE THE HELL DID HE GET THEM FROM?

    If he could have gotten those codes, he probably could have gotten nuclear launch codes and warheads.moreless
  • Why this show ended is beyond me. This episode is one of the best episodes of the whole series point blank.

    Tony Todd deserves an oscar for his role as the calculating Juma. The ending scene between Tony and Cherry Jones was super intense, You could almost feel that that b!tch smack that Juma laid upon President Taylor's face when he confidently informed her "I don't take orders from you."

    Sure it''s surreal that a White House invasion could be executed so easily but who cares? The actions scenes alone will make you forgive that un-realism and if that doesn't draw you in, the intensity of the situation is convincing enough that the writers told a well thought out story this time around. Plus let's face it, it was pretty cool seeing the battle being brought directly to the White House and President Taylor put on the forefront of the action and reminding her that she can be touched (literally) just like everyone else on the planet no matter her power or protection. Taylor's dilemma of deciding whether to sacrifice her daughter's life to save her own forces her to make a decision I think most of us would have made, even Jack. I truly hope the upcoming movies are as good as the show.moreless
  • Possibly the Best Episode of the Season!

    This season of 24 is totally perfect and truly masterpiece.

    At this moment stills being in the same level of power than the season five, thanking its new and reinvented plots, enemies who the show have never seen before and an incredible action sequences so well worked.

    And this present episode is a remarkable example of this.

    Episode 12 is with some doubt the best episode of the whole season.

    It´s really nreve cracking, really surprising and keeps the audience at the edge of their seats not only in the ending or only in a few moments.

    It keeps the audience in the edge during ALL the episode!.

    The action has never been so perfect before!.

    Kiefer Sutherland and its action are really remarkable!.

    And the situations, the episode plot and the suspense is really fresh and never seen before.

    It deserves to be in top episodes!!!!!!.

  • Best action packed episode of 24 EVER!

    Hands down! This is one of the best (and one of my favourites) episodes of all the time of 24 and its best action episode Ever for sure!.

    It´s incredibliy amazing, since the beginning to the end: its visual style rocks, to use The White House for the next plot of the day is truly fresh and never done before... and it´s a truly nice idea... and it´s action and thrills: perfect!. I wasn´t be prepared for this superb ride.

    This Season is simply one of the best, this episode is the best of the season yet... and 24 looks like to be at its best, and beyond!

    10/10 always!!!moreless
Tony Todd

Tony Todd

General Benjamin Juma

Guest Star

Cameron Daddo

Cameron Daddo

Vice President Mitchell Hayworth

Guest Star

Johnathan McClain

Johnathan McClain

Derek Watts

Guest Star

Glenn Morshower

Glenn Morshower

Agent Aaron Pierce

Recurring Role

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane

Greg Seaton

Recurring Role

Sprague Grayden

Sprague Grayden

Olivia Taylor

Recurring Role

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