Episode 7.21 : 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.

  • 24
    • Episode Premiere : May 04, 2009
    • Distributor : Fox TV
    • Genre : Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    • Seasons : 7
    • Show Period : 2001 - 2010
    • Production Company: Imagine Ent., Fox TV, Real Time
    • Official Site : http://www.fox.com/24/

Cast and Crew

The Story

As Cara puts Jihadist propaganda on Jibraan's computer, Tony forces him to read a terrorist statement in front of a camera or he and his brother will be killed. Tony keeps promising him that if he does as he's told, he'll live through this. Two cops come by, called by the neighbors about the noise. With Tony holding him at gunpoint behind the door, Jibraan tells them it was just noisy, drunken friends who he sent away.

Chloe isn't finding any chatter on the CTU servers. Jack has her expand the search by checking on all Muslims in the D.C. Metro area. Janis protests this racial profiling, but Jack says there is no other choice. Jack forgets what he's saying mid-sentence, and Janis realizes that Jack hasn't told her about his illness. She confronts Jack as he injects himself. He confesses that he only has a day or two left to live, but that's not important. He's accepted it, and he wants everyone focused on doing their job.

They get back to work, and Chloe finds that $2 million from the account of a Muslim Relief organization has been transferred over the last six months to the account of a Jibraan Al-Zarian, whose web account shows he's been looking at Jihadist propaganda. His visa has expired, so they don't have an address, but his INS form lists a personal contact -- Muhtadi Gohar is the Imam at a Georgetown mosque. Jack insists on going with Renee to talk to the Imam. He has to see this through.

Olivia meets with Martin Collier, who is taken aback that she wants him to "take care of" Jonas Hodges. He warns her that once she does this, she'll have to live with it the rest of her life. Olivia doesn't want any lectures about conscience from him, and she promises him a White House staff position in return. He agrees to her plan. Meanwhile, U.S. Marshal Sullivan gives Jonas a dossier about his new identity. Hodges is incensed at Sullivan's attitude towards him. Hodges throws the dossier at him as he leaves.

Jack and Renee talk to Gohar, the Imam, who recognizes Jack from his hearing on television. Gohar won't reveal Jibraan's address and insists that Jibraan is an innocent man. Janis calls with the address. It was found on the police report of the domestic disturbance call at Jibraan's home. Jack forces Gohar to come with them so that he can't warn Jibraan that they are coming.

Tony coerces Jibraan to announce to his brother Hamid that he is a terrorist. They need Hamid to tell the police later that his brother was an extremist. By convincing Hamid of this, Jibraan will be saving his life. Hamid, disbelieving at first, spits in Jibraan's face. Cara's concerned that Hamid isn't really convinced, but Tony says if he's not yet, he will be after the attack.

Olivia talks to a hired assassin Martin over the phone. He wants her to transfer the $250 million payment. She hangs up, goes to her computer and then hesitates. Will she click "Execute" or "Cancel?" Aaron Pierce enters with news that the President has had her father transferred to the White House for his safety because of the possible bioweapon attack. Olivia says she'll be there in a moment. She finally clicks on "Cancel" and calls Martin's voicemail to say that she couldn't go through with it.

Olivia joins her mother at her father's bedside and the two have an emotional reunion. The President tells Henry she's not sure her d?tente with Olivia is holding, but Olivia says that she understands now how hard it is for a leader to make decisions. Olivia knows how painful the decision to let Hodges get off easy was. Henry happily watches his wife and daughter reconcile.

As Jack and Renee speed towards Jibraan's home, Chloe calls. She's found that the time stamps on the money transfers and Jibraan's web browsing history were faked. All were created thirty minutes ago. He's being framed. Jack tells Gohar the news and uncuffs him. Gohar is surprised that the authorities would admit to being wrong, and tells Jack that he forgives him. Gohar hopes that Jack will at least forgive himself. "I gave up on that a long time ago," says Jack. Gohar answers that it is never too late to turn towards God.

Sullivan, getting ready to transport Hodges to his new life, refers to him by his new name -- Mr. Tippett. Hodges is looking at photos of his family, but Sullivan confiscates them. He cannot keep anything that would tie him to his old life. Hodges asks Sullivan if he likes his job because he doesn't appear to be someone satisfied ferrying around prisoners. Sullivan says he doesn't plan to have this job his whole life. Hodges approves, and says he doesn't intend to be Mr. Tippett forever either. Hodges is bundled into an SUV. Once he's alone in the back seat, Hodges retrieves a photo of his wife and daughter from his shirt. While Sullivan fills out paperwork with an FBI guard, the SUV suddenly explodes in a fiery blast, killing Hodges instantly.

Tim Woods reports to President Taylor and Olivia about the status of Jack's mission. A call comes in that Hodges was killed by a car bomb. Woods says that this must have been an inside job. Olivia ducks out and makes a panicked call to Martin, who tells her to calm down and stop talking about this over the phone. He wants to meet with her in Pershing Park as soon as she can get there.

Jack, Renee and Gohar arrive at Jibraan's home, where a SWAT team is already staked out. A hostile is holding a man hostage. Gohar identifies the bound man as Hamid. They're holding Hamid as leverage, which means that the attack is probably already in motion. The hostile inside is their last chance to find out where and when the attack is taking place.

Jack leads the team inside, where a flash grenade distracts the hostile. He tries to take Hamid hostage, but Hamid moves quickly, smashing a mirror and driving a shard into the man's neck. Jack shouts at him to stop. They need this man alive to find out where to find Jibraan. Hamid relents and Jack calls for a medic.

As Cara works with a weapons engineer to prime the bioweapon, Tony drags Jibraan into the back of a mobile unit with some other operatives. The attack will happen in the next ten or fifteen minutes. The computer screens are showing live footage from a subway platform as early morning commuters board a train. "What are you going to have me do?" asks Jibraan. "You'll find out," says Tony.






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