Season 8 Episode 23

Day 8: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 24, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

In the series finale, President Taylor puts all her concentration into the signing of the peace treaty; and Jack has to once again take matters into his own hands.

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  • The lamest episode ever!

    It was better that jack was killed or ended like a heroe, not like a criminal. It was the lamest episode i ever seen, seing jack saing goodbey to the cameras? What the heel was that? i looked like an ending of a cartoon sketch... If i tryed i could not arranged a worse ending, like this one! It seems like the show will continue in the next episode, so for a finally my note is 1!! not to say ZERO. . . What happends next? The president is arrested, the russian president is arrested, USA will have another terrorist atack, and guess who will show up?

    thats it, jack...moreless
  • Damn it! No more 24...

    Well hasn't this been a funny old final season? It started pretty rubbish, which I mentioned in earlier reviews, but then it went superb. I think this could well be my favourite season of 24. For the past 12 episodes they have built on each other and continously improved. Leading up to this ending. And it was superb.

    Everyone had their place in the Sun, but of course special mention must go to Jack, Chloe and Logan, the only three accounted for memebers of pre season 7 24. Charles Logan is, in my opinion, one of the greatest villians on tv and argueably 24's main protagonist throughout the whole series. Everytime he turned up, we knew he would manipulate and kill anyone and anything, including ex President David Palmer and his beloved wife, to get what he wanted. And yet, he was also a coward. Season 8 only got better when he appeared, and I'm so glad he did. He definately had a fitting ending. The cowards way out. Except he couldn't even get that right. Either way, his story is over. Kudos to Gregory Itzen, who was superb all the way.

    Jack may have been acting out of his mind for the past few episodes but if anyone could have talked him down it was Chloe. She has done so much for Jack and the series always had to end with him mentioning that. Her tears at the end of the episode reflected the fans tears; that our weekly adventures with Jack have come to an end. 24 is over, but Jack Bauer lives on.

    This should be very hard to accept. After all, we never did find out what happened to Tony, or Wayne, or Audrey, or Martha, or Aaron. The good news is it isn't over. 24 returns to the big screen, hopefully for many movies to come. And hopefully come soon. All I can say is 24 has been one hell of a rollercoaster ride, from its start right up to its end. It has consistantly been the greatest show on TV, surpassing many of the others, including Lost (which it blew out of the water ending wise and it wasn't even properly ending!). I'll miss it very much but I'm glad it got to end with such a good final. Bye 24!

    *Tick, tick, tick.*moreless
  • In the build up the the final hour, Jack continues on his personal mission with Chloe and Cole trying to get to him before Pillar and CTU does. Elsewhere President Taylor is ready to sign the peace accord, but Dalia Hassan is not so ready.moreless

    This episode of "24" shows that action is not the show's only strong point. While action and suspense have always played a key role in the eight seasons of "24", well written drama has also made its contribution. It's no more true than in this episode. The scene where Dalia Hassan confronts President Taylor with the truth is one of the most powerful of not just the season but the series as well. Excellent performances by both actors. There was not a bit of contrivance in the scene. It was almost real. Hopefully the final episode will be as good.moreless
  • Jack & 24 ! ..

    I Remember when i saw it the first time on tv back in 2002 .

    and i never thought that show will be my favorite of all time . maybe the show loss some of his soul in season 7 and 8 but still better more than 100 of other shows .

    about this season it was ok in the first half till episode 12 then he become one of the greatest this year and i was hoping that it will end with a high note and it Did .

    what an amazing season , what an amazing cast , what an amazing acting and what an Amazing finale .

    the show should get a nomination at the emmys for the season and should get an emmy for Tayler , Logan and Jack .

    Jack really did an outstanding performance this season .

    i really cant believe two of my favorite shows are ending is the same year ( 24 , Lost ) .

    am going to miss 24 and the sound of the clock and especially Jack Bauer ! .

    10/10 Season and a Finale . Move on now .. :(moreless
  • Enormous Introduction To The Final Episode!


    This season of 24 is improving itself after each episode, building up an incredible, shocking and enormous introduction to the series conclusion.

    Kiefer Sutherland makes a really perfect job as Jack Bauer character and the tension that surrounds his plot against Logan and President Suvarov is really epic and works so well.

    In the other hand, we have Cherry Jones giving us her best performance in the season yet!.

    It´s simply awesome the scene in which Dalia Hassan discovers the truth and puts President Taylor in a no way out situation.

    But the really best thing of the episode is the ending.

    A really enormous first part of the series finale!moreless
Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen

Jim Ricker

Guest Star

Jamie Martz

Jamie Martz

Nate Burke

Guest Star

Eriq La Salle

Eriq La Salle

UN Secretary General

Guest Star

Gregory Itzin

Gregory Itzin

Charles Logan

Recurring Role

Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor

Kayla Hassan

Recurring Role

Reed Diamond

Reed Diamond

Jason Pillard

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Dalia Hassan is confirmed Muslim when she gives President Taylor her husband's pen with Islamic greeting engraved on its box; however, throughout the season she does not adhere to strict Muslim clothing customs.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Chloe: Jack, they're going to kill you. There's a standing order to shoot you on sight. I couldn't let that happen.
      Jack: You shouldn't have come after me.
      Chloe: You're my friend. I didn't have a choice.
      Jack: Neither do I. (he puts her to sleep) Don't fight it.

    • Jack: (recording) As long as I can remember, every time I've had to talk to you, it seems, for one reason or another, I've started out by telling you how sorry I am. I'm not going to do that to you now. You're going to hear a lot of stories about what I've done today. Some of them may even be true. But no one, and I mean no one can tell you why I did what I did except for me. And a lot of good people died today. Not just President Hassan. Operatives from CTU, members of other law enforcement agencies. Renee Walker...who I was very close to...

    • Pillar: You're destroying an agreement that took years to put together.
      Jack: An agreement made by murderers and liars.
      Pillar: Murderers? You're the one killing people in cold blood.
      Jack: Everybody I took out had a hand in today's attack.
      Pillar: But who makes you judge and jury?
      Jack: President Taylor...when she agreed to the cover-up. I would have accepted justice by law but that was taken away from me by people like you. So you're right. I am judge and jury.

  • NOTES (2)

    • This episode has a note that the events occur in real time, this is the first time it has done this outside of a season premiere since the first season.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: June 22, 2010 on 7TWO
      Norway: July 5, 2010 on TV2 Zebra
      Latin America: July 26, 2010 on FOX
      Finland: November 29, 2010 on MTV3


    • Jack: "Don't fight it. Don't fight it."

      Jack's order to Chloe not to fight the sleeper hold is a reference to the several times he has previously done the same thing to his friends. He did same thing to Curtis in season 5, to Bill Buchanan in season 7, and to Renee in season 7.