24 (2001–2010)
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3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. 

District Director George Mason (Berkely) shuts down CTU forcing Jack to escape in order to follow up on a lead on a conspirator. Nina and Jamie try to cover for him. Palmer discovers how a reporter found out about Keith. Jack finally learns that Kim and Janet have been kidnapped.


Winrich Kolbe


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Leslie Hope ... Teri Bauer
Sarah Clarke ... Nina Myers
Elisha Cuthbert ... Kim Bauer
Dennis Haysbert ... Senator David Palmer
Michael Massee ... Ira Gaines
Daniel Bess ... Rick Allen
Matthew Carey ... Dan Mounts
Vicellous Shannon ... Keith Palmer
Jacqui Maxwell ... Janet York
Karina Arroyave ... Jamey Farrell
Yolonda Ross ... Jessie Hampton
John Hawkes ... Greg Penticoff
Xander Berkeley ... George Mason
Zach Grenier ... Carl Webb


On the day of the California Presidential Primary, between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, Janet is left injured on the road, but later they decide to return and execute her. Nina is absolutely upset with Jack Bauer, but she seems to understand his reasons and together with Jamey they try to disclose the scheme and the conspirator in the CTU. However, District Director George Mason is called by Tony Almeida and shuts down the agency. Jack escapes of the lock-down to follow a lead in the key card and Nina and Jamie cover him in spite of being pressed by Mason. The secret service tells the assassination threat to David Palmer, and he tells his wife that a reporter called him telling that Keith had murdered the boy that raped Nicole, and his therapist George Ferragano would have told the truth to the journalist. Jack chases and captures a criminal and he tells that Kim has been kidnapped. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

27 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The "events occur in real time" text/narration at the beginning of the first three episodes has been dumped. See more »


The time clock indicates 03:29 at approximately 17 minutes and time clock indicates 03:30 at approximately 22 minutes, therefore the time frames does not correspond to each other. See more »


Police Officer: Freeze!
Jack Bauer: Federal agent!
Police Officer: Your badge! Nice and slowly.
Jack Bauer: I'm putting my gun down.
[puts his gun down, takes out his I.D. and throws it towards the police officer]
Police Officer: [looking at the I.D] CTU? What the hell is that?
Jack Bauer: Counter Terrorist Unit. I am federal agent Jack Bauer, I am following a suspect. Shoot me or help me but decide now!
Police Officer: OK, I will help you.
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24 Theme
Written by Sean Callery
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Jack the Bad Guy?
30 April 2015 | by g-bodylSee all my reviews

This is the fourth episode of the first season of 24. Things really start to heat up and the continuation of the story progresses even better in this episode. I also liked this episode because now even Jack's organization is turning against him and he has enemies from all sides as he tries to make things right.

In this episode, "3:00," Jack has to escape his workplace when the district director, George Mason orders a lockdown. But he gets Nina and Jamie to cover for him. Senator Palmer learns of how the reporter learned about his son's incident. Kim is taken to Ira's place, and Jack learns that Kim may have been kidnapped.

Overall, this was yet again another solid entry in the 24 series. This episode really shows what Jack is up against. An action-packed episode that promises bigger and better things.

My Grade: A-

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