Episode PremiereJanuary 24, 2005
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Show Period2001 - Now
Production CompanyImagine Ent., Fox TV, Real Time
Cast and Crew
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
- Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
- Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
- James Morrison
- Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer
- Elisha Cuthbert as Kimberly 'Kim' Bauer
- Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler
- Kim Raver as Audrey Raines
- D.B. Woodside
- Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh
- Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz
- Mykelti Williamson as Brian Hastings
- John Boyd
- Jennifer Westfeldt
- Rene Millan
- Albie Selznick
- J. Patrick McCormack
- Kevin Alejandro
- Taneka Johnson
- John Beard
As the cameras roll, Omar begins Heller's trial. Jack takes down the guards at the compound as he makes his way inside. Meanwhile, Driscoll calls the President in hopes of aborting the missile strike. President Keeler says that Jack has only seven minutes to rescue Heller before the missiles hit.
Jack captures a guard and makes him point out Heller's location on a PDA map of the complex.
Driscoll informs Jack that he has less than six minutes because the missile strike has not been called off.
Jack finds Audrey in a cell and gives her a knife. She urges him to save her father first. Jack promises to come back for her.
Jack goes to where the trial is being filmed and is able to signal Heller. Just as the executioner is about to shoot him, Heller topples his chair over and Jack shoots the men. Omar escapes. Watching from the webcast, President Keeler calls off the bombers. Jack unties Heller and hands him a gun. The two go looking for Audrey, who is no longer in her cell.
Jack and Heller make their way outside and hide behind a car, which is splattered with machine gunfire from the guards. They fire back but run out of ammo. Suddenly, a U.S. Marine Cobra helicopter appears overhead. Marines rappel from the chopper and surround the terrorists.
Omar emerges from the building with Audrey at gunpoint. He demands that Jack and Heller drop their weapons. They do, but Omar insists on making them watch her die. Audrey stabs Omar in the leg with the knife Jack gave her. Then Jack throws his knife into Omar's shoulder. Omar falls back, releasing Audrey, and the Marines shoot him. Audrey runs to her father's arms, but looks lovingly at Jack from a distance.
Heller thanks Jack for saving their lives. Jack wants them back at CTU for debriefing. He looks in on Audrey, who mentions that she recognized someone inside the compound. Jack says that she can ID the man when they catalogue photos of the casualties. Audrey's husband, Paul Raines, phones and tells Audrey that he is in Los Angeles at CTU. Heller notices Audrey take Jack's hand.12:19 P.M.Curtis has problems accessing the feed from the rescue site, but Marianne has FBI password codes that will help them. Curtis accuses her of sleeping with him to get ahead in her career. She claims to still be attracted to him.
Navi watches a news report about Heller's rescue, but he is not bothered. Behrooz becomes angry that Debbie died in vain when the plan has been botched. Navi explains that the trial was only the first step. An associate named Tariq arrives at the house to help dispose of Debbie's body. Navi sends Behrooz to assist Tariq.
As another agent feeds video to CTU, Curtis collects a digital gallery of all the bodies and gear found at the compound. Among the debris is an empty briefcase. A logo with the letters"MF" is on the lock. Curtis asks Sarah to do a corporate search for that logo.
Jack enters CTU with Audrey, who sees her husband Paul. Heller pulls his daughter aside and inquires whether Paul knows about Jack. Audrey is surprised that Heller is aware of her relationship, but he says that he only figured it out today. Heller tells her that Paul still thinks he has a second chance with her.
Curtis shows Driscoll the briefcase, which might have been cut from the wrist of a passenger who was shot at close range during the train wreck. The logo on the briefcase is of a defense contractor, but the CEO of that company won't talk without special clearance from the Defense Department. Driscoll asks Heller to give them the clearance.
Dina returns back home after tailing Debbie's mother. Navi tells her that the aborted trial served its purpose. It's too late for the feds to stop their plan now. Dina notices that Navi is still troubled, but he won't tell her why. Navi says that Behrooz went to bury Debbie with Tariq. Dina is enraged, knowing that Tariq will kill her son. Navi explains that this is what Marwan wanted. Navi thinks that living in America has changed Behrooz, and perhaps Behrooz never even believed in their cause.
Heller thanks Driscoll for her key decisions and he promises to grant her recognition for a job well done. Driscoll eyes Jack, as if expecting him to educate Heller on what really happened. Jack says nothing. Driscoll asks Jack to temporarily serve as head of field ops until they can avert the crisis. She warns him that he will be under her command. Jack agrees.
Heller learns that his son Richard was subjected to sensory disorientation because CTU believes he was withholding information on the kidnapping. He goes to see his son, and Richard is happy that his father and sister are alive. Heller questions whether Richard was holding something back from CTU in order to save them. Richard refuses to reveal things about his private life. Heller summons Curtis and authorizes him to do whatever is necessary to get this information out of Richard.
Tariq drives Behrooz to a spot in the Chatsworth Mountains. As Tariq is removing Debbie's body from the trunk, Behrooz sees him grab a pistol. He realizes that Tariq may be there to kill him.
Paul comes to see Audrey, and he says that he wants to get back together. She lets him know that she is in love with someone else.
Audrey goes through photos of the slain terrorists, but the man she recognized is not in the gallery. Then she remembers that she saw the man at a dinner, and she thinks she can get his name from someone at the organization. Jack arranges for her to get the security camera footage from that dinner. From another room, Paul sees Jack place his hand on Audrey's shoulder. He becomes suspicious.
As they dig a grave, Behrooz sees the gun inside Tariq's pants. He knocks Tariq down with his shovel, demanding to know why Marwan wants him killed even though he took care of Debbie. Tariq says that it was Navi who ordered Behrooz's death. Fueled by anger and despair, Behrooz hits Tariq with the shovel over and over until he kills him. Behrooz drives off in Tariq's car.
Jack and the CTU agents speak to someone from the defense contractor. What was in the briefcase was a device to override a nuclear power plant in the case of a disaster. This device could also do the opposite -- create a meltdown. However, there are safeguards on the reactors' firewalls that would have to be hacked through to cause a meltdown. With the overwhelming amount of net traffic during Heller's broadcasted trial, this could have hidden the assault on any reactor's computer system. Jack alerts Heller of this threat.
Marianne, who has secretly listened in on the conversation about the nuclear power plant threat, goes to an area away from the main bullpen. She dials a man from a secure cell phone. Marianne informs her contact that CTU has discovered the override.