Season 8 Episode 23

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

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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.