24

Season 8 Episode 3

Day 8: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

4
Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 18, 2010 on FOX
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Episode Summary

While CTU are still interrogating Meredith Reed, Jack follows another lead with Chloe's help. Dana Walsh is struck by a shadow from her past. The involvement of President Hassan's brother Farhad becomes clear, when Davros contacts him.

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  • Here we go again.

    7.5
    Why is it that when Jack and Chloe see the real plot idiots like Hastings won't even give it a second thought?

    The tensions begin to rise but there is still too much time wasted on the Reed subplot and I want to kill puppies every time we see Kevin Wade and Dana together OMG can't it be over with already?!

    I like Cole cause he has a deep respect for Jack and does what's right in the end. Cole seems like the new Chase this season which is good cause I liked the dynamic of Jack having a partner.

    I know the season gets better but these first 4 episodes are slower than past premieres.moreless
  • Jab at "The Shield?"

    7.0
    Jack Bauer is beaten by a thuggish cop with a remarkable resemblance to Vic Mackey of the gritty cop show, "The Shield."



    An inside joke? A humorous jab at another TV series with main characters who beat suspects?
  • Jack is forced to put his plans to move back to Los Angeles with his daughter on hold (surprise) and follow a lead to a possible assassin. However, Jack's efforts are thwarted when he is falsely accused of killing a police officer.moreless

    8.0
    This episode definitely had some very suspenseful moments. However I kept seeing more of something I was afraid of. Again Chloe tries to get Brian Hastings to listen to her theories and he once again dismisses them as nothing until... One of the high points of this episode was how the assasination attempt on Hassan was staged. The set up was very clever and it helped build up to an exciting finale. I hope we do not hear anymore about Jack wanting to head to LA as soon as possible. It's painfully obvious that is not happening any time soon.moreless
  • An overrated episode because of the level stills being not very good althought its ending is really breathtaking and the tension begins to be remarkable.

    6.5
    After two installments that were only good, the plot begins to be faster and with a lot of suspense and nerve.



    This third episode is not the best episode yet, although is better than the last. But is engaging, nerve cracking some times and not very enough to please the audience, but yes to give one chance to the show.



    The music is according to the episode, the tension increases and the ending of this episode is really shocking and leaves you at the edge of your seat. The worst details are the new director of CTU, is very weak for me and without the authority of Geroge Mason or Bill Buchanan for example, and the plot of Dana Walsh. I hope that her plot will improve in the season.



    Also another thing is the script in general, because sometimes is slowly and other times goes too fast.



    The writers have to fix it.moreless
  • Decent transitional episode

    7.5
    As is the case with all of the premieres, they always have one filler episode in which the plot doesn't move forward and instead we have repetitive conversations and boring subplots. With this episode is a balance of both. The first 30 minutes would be filler, and poor Jack, in order to let the assassination plot go uninterrupted, is tortured by a sadist cop who mistankely believes Jack is a cop killer. By the time Jack is able to get away with the help of the crazy cop's partner, he knows that the UN bomb threat is a setup, something that the incompetent Hastings didn't even consider as a posibility. Since Jack can't arrive to save the day, this time is Cole's turn, who, in an amazing sequence, saves President Hassan. As with the rest of the episode, there were some good moments, but "24" must not make transitional episodes with unnecesary filler, as has done many times in the past.moreless
Doug Hutchison

Doug Hutchison

Davros

Guest Star

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu

Phillip Lu

Guest Star

Lamont Thompson

Lamont Thompson

Agent Manners

Guest Star

Bob Gunton

Bob Gunton

Ethan Kanin

Recurring Role

Nazneen Contractor

Nazneen Contractor

Kayla Hassan

Recurring Role

Clayne Crawford

Clayne Crawford

Kevin Wade

Recurring Role

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