24

Season 7 Episode 2

Day 7: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

3
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 2009 on FOX
9.1
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Tony and his crew put their CIP override device to the test as they divert two planes in mid-air, nearly causing a collision and hundreds of casualties. With the successful test of the device, Tony's boss Emerson delivers it to General Juma who is planning to use it to blackmail the US. Jack follows up a lead with Renee but is convinced there is a leak inside the FBI when their suspect is shot dead by a sniper before he can give up any useful information. He is proven right when the fleeing shooter leads them to Tony's boat. Meanwhile, Taylor meets with former Sangalan Prime Minister Matobo to convince him to hold Juma accountable for his crime in a proper court, not trial by angry mob. Henry continues his quest to find out the truth about his son by visiting his girlfriend Samantha.moreless

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  • PreCIPitation

    8.0
    The FBI's perimeters prove far more effective than CTU's as henchman Alan Tanner is actually trapped. However, the old mole storyline returns as an FBI turncoat helps Tanner escape. And he certainly won't be the only mole today. Yes, this is the first season since S1 where moles are a crucial and premeditated part of the story rather than some cheap waste of script space.

    Jack and Renee covertly follow Tanner and capture Tony, but they're too late to retrieve the CIP module, which has been handed over to Juma's right-hand man (and our first Bigbad) Iké Dubaku. But at least Tony got to play with it first by almost crashing two planes. It's always fun to gauge the American public reaction to that kind of TV.

    Not much going on elsewhere. Taylor learns of the air traffic threat and Henry angrily confronts Roger's girlfriend Samantha Roth, only to get accused of paranoia. The presidential storylines are still building up to their full potential; for now we'll have to settle for Jack, his new FBI buddies, and his friend-turned-enemy-turned…oh, we haven't gotten to that.

    The pacing of this episode is as fast as "24" has ever been, but it doesn't feel as ridiculous as S4 or S6. That's because the writers have learned a valuable lesson in toning down the scale, which will help S7 greatly (at least for the first ten hours).



    Hourly Highlight:

    Jack fighting Tony, which is what we should've gotten in S2 instead of a fridgin' broken ankle.moreless
  • This episode solve one situation which was finding tony, which for me was unexpected. This episode shows the audience another villain well known and the connection that this main threat has with the Africa situation. Overall, this episode exudes quality.moreless

    8.8
    Presentation Phase - » (10/10). The presentation became perfect when Tony made the warning, that scene was tense with nice effects.



    Complication Phase - » (9/10). FBI is compromised, this is 24, there is no way that at least one mole doesn´t exist. This time is about pursuing the sniper that will lead to where Tony are. Also this spectacular device can do more damage than any threat that any President has faced before.



    Climax Phase - » (9/10). Tony versus Jack.



    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10). The last scene built the suspense, very well done. The airplane scene can make you hold you breath.



    Drama - » (8/10). Tony and Jack reunion, and Henry Taylor trying to prove is son´s murder.



    Action - » (8/10). Finally we have some shootings and fights.



    Ending - » (8/10). An ending with a question.



    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (8/10). There is a little surprise when a well known villain appears. Tony is caught in the second episode of this season?



    Time and Scene Management - » (9/10). Hard to notice filler scenes, however I starting to think that Henry Taylor scenes are filler.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (10/10). FBI is compromised, nothing unusual here, since this is 24 way of doing things, but overall it is very hard to notice any flaws, only if you look very hard.



    What I liked -» Tony and Jack reunion. The action. The all airplane scenes.



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Hard to say.



    This episode solve one situation which was finding tony, which for me was unexpected. This episode shows the audience another villain well known and the connection that this main threat has with the Africa situation. Overall, this episode exudes quality.moreless
  • getting better and better !!!

    9.0
    day seven 9am-10am, is a really solid episode. they should have paid more attention to the story on Jack and the bureau, but the white house plots were really demanding for a huge twist further on. the cursed CIP firewall is delivered by David Emerson, tony s boss, to a new enemy Colonel Ike Dubaku. Also, the great actor Colm Feore plays Henry Taylor who gets more leads on his son s recent suicide. President Allison Taylor meets the Former prime minister Ule Matobo to discuss about his countrys evil monarchs, and not to abandon his country.







    Great episode, and a great fight action scene at the end.moreless
  • 24 feels more cohesive than it has done in a long, long time and that is most definitely something to celebrate.

    9.0
    With Renee and Bauer locked together like a well-oiled machine, it's time for the CTU veteran to teach the naive FBI stalwart a thing or two about how to get things done. After having shown her how a real agent does things by threatening that weird-looking Scottish dude with a pen at the end of '8am - 9am', now Jack really hits the high road (quite literally) by persuading her to deviate from Agent Moss' rather strict orders and follow him down the long, slippery road towards Senate hearings and prosecution. Yup, Renee's chasing Tanner (as it turns out is his name) in order to get to Almeida and co. and, crucially, no one knows. It's all rather thrilling really... if you put the fact that we've seen it all before to one side. Seriously, a mole? Again? Already? Oh sure, I know it was well established in Redemption that there's some significant corruption going on within the government but it all just feels a little too familiar for this embittered writer. And yeah, they've went with some faceless guy as the one responsible for getting Tanner out of there but I'd put money on him not being the only one in the office who's tipping off the terrorists. Who's your money on? Sean - the obvious, snivelling choice? Moss? RENEE? Mine's currently squarely on Janis, the new Chloe O'Brien... you're telling me she's really that naive? Come on! She's hiding something behind those spectacles and you know it... What else do we have to lap up? Oh yes, a fantastic opening fifteen minutes in which the dramatic tension is upped to breaking point as the bad guys almost crash a couple of planes into each other. I dunno about you, but I was squinting through almost fully closed eyes at that one. The Presidential and Bauer-led narratives are connected (as everyone knew they would be) with the introduction of Emerson, played to perfection by Peter Wingfield, and we get to see Matobo again (yay!) as Alison tries to her very hardest to ensure the polite removal of Juma from office, while juggling a national crisis at the same time. All very well written stuff, giving the impression of a well-rounded whole and, most importantly, that the writers know what they are doing. The show feels more cohesive than it has done in a long, long time and that is most definitely something to celebrate.moreless
  • One of the dopiest episodes ever. The bad guys make a laughably bogus attack on a hilariously fake air traffic control system.

    4.0
    Yeah, I know, 24 is a fantasy, but when they use elements of the real world, couldn't the producers at least TRY to get them somewhere close to reality?



    The air traffic control and cockpit sequences were as bad as anything in a '70s disaster movie. Couldn't they have paid a controller or an airline pilot a few bucks to help make them believable?



    Oh, wait: the entire premise was preposterous, so I guess that would have gotten in the way of the "story."



    This kind of careless, lazy production has marked more and more episodes lately. Time to cue the shark. Put on your water skis, Jack.moreless
John Billingsley

John Billingsley

Michael Latham

Guest Star

Nick Chinlund

Nick Chinlund

Masters

Guest Star

Maximiliano Hernandez

Maximiliano Hernandez

Donnie Fox

Guest Star

Isaach De Bankole

Isaach De Bankole

Ule Matobo

Recurring Role

Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Hakeem Kae-Kazim

Colonel Iké Dubaku

Recurring Role

Carly Pope

Carly Pope

Samantha Roth

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • James Morrison (Buchanan) and Mary Lynn Rajskub (Chloe) do not appear in this episode.

    • In the "Previously on 24" section, when we see FBI Agent Renee Walker trying to convince Jack to help her, he says the phrase: "The Department Of Justice is about to file criminal charges against me, I'm not exactly in a position to help you". However, in the previous episode, when he originally says this phrase, he says: "The DOJ is about to...". If the "Previously on 24" section is a recap, it should've been the same phrase, but for some reason they changed it.

    • In the ending scene of this episode, Jack leaps from the boat to nearby crates, he continues to do a flip and rolls from them to intercept Tony. When the camera is behind Jack, just as he leaps from the crates to land on Tony, the corner of a black mattress (placed for a safe landing obviously) is visible right behind the crates, and from that angle it can be seen that Jack is actually aiming to land on that mattress and not on Tony, who is slightly further ahead.

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