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24 Episode: "Day 7: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM"

Season 7, Episode 3
Episode Synopsis: Col. Dubaku orders President Taylor to withdraw U.S. troops from Sangala, threatening to use the CIP module if she does not. Samantha Roth: Carly Pope.
Original Air Date: Jan 12, 2009
Guest Cast Carly Pope: Samantha Roth Hakeem Kae-Kazim: Dubaku
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Season 7, Episode 3
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Length: 14:31:27
Aired: 1/12/2009
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24 Episode Recap: "12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M." Season 7, Episode 3

Guess not everyone gets a free pass on the torture for as long as Jack Bauer did. Just a few minutes into Hour 5, Agent Walker is already being sued for the extreme interrogation techniques she used on hospitalized suspect Tanner. When Walker argues that she got the intel they needed, FBI bossman Larry Moss reminds her, "You know as well as I do that coercive intelligence is not reliable." Maybe Jack never learned that lesson — or he just proved it wrong so many times, it no longer applied.

Either way, Walker, also like Jack, won't be submitting to further government questioning anytime soon, as she quickly becomes the terrorists' latest hostage during her attempt to rescue Matobo. After being unable to break into the safe room housing Matobo and his wife, Jack and Tony decide to smoke them out — -that "smoke" being a toxic blend of chemicals that can become lethal in minutes.

But even after watching head terrorist David Emmerson (Peter Wingfield) nearly execute his bodyguard, Matobo seemingly convinces his wife that evading capture is more important than either of their lives. Because, as it turns out,  Emmerson and company want the names of his anti-Dubaku conspirators in Sengala more than Matobo himself, and they plan to use Matobo's wife to get those names out of him.

Just as it looks like the pair really will succumb to the toxic gases, Matobo's wife (understandably) decides she wants to live and pulls open the door to the safe room. From there, it's into the back of a (very covert-looking) big yellow van, where they're soon joined by Walker, who is nabbed by one of Emmerson's men as she tries to get the van's license plate.

As Dubaku's deadline for President Taylor to withdraw U.S. forces from Sengala's borders draws near, the threat of the CIP device continues to loom large. And it looms larger still when an (I believe) as-yet-unnamed, creepy Wall Street-looking guy advises Dubaku, "Launch another attack — let's see how stubborn she is after American civilians start dying." All that was missing from his heavy-handed delivery was a dastardly laugh.

Meanwhile, First Husband Henry Taylor's investigation of his son's murder takes a (mildly) surprising turn, when that pretty-boy Secret Service escort reveals his true colors. The guy was definitely giving off a creepy vibe from Word 1, but I didn't expect him to break out the white gloves and knives so soon. But, after giving Henry T. a paralyzing nerve agent, that's exactly what he does. And, in a by-the-way fashion, he reveals himself to be none other than Roger's killer. These loose ends seem a little too neatly tied up for 24, though, so I'm not convinced the case is already closed.

The episode's highlight, as usual, comes in the closing minutes, which take 24 from familiar action-thriller mode into classic-horror territory. Emmerson gives Jack the problematic order to execute Walker on a deserted construction site, but, of course, Jack manages to make it believable by just grazing her neck with the gunshot. It's creepy enough when Jack rolls Walker into a ditch and covers her with a sheet of plastic while her eyes are still gazing widely up at the sky. But when Tony and Jack start shoveling dirt onto Walker's plastic-covered face, literally burying her alive, it's truly chilling — this season's most arresting scene thus far.

Stray Observations:
• When the FBI calls your cell phone, does the screen actually say "F.B.I." like it did on Matobo's guard's phone? You know, if that ever popped up on my cell, I'd probably assume it was a prank call.
• The first time Walker calls Jack a "son of a bitch" during her frisking and abduction, he seems to take it in stride. The second time, he does not look happy.
• That Sean Hillinger is quite the slimeball. No sooner has his wife's plane safely touched down than he's back on the prowl, cozying up to a blonde who "can't stop thinking about last night." I'm thinking this day will not end well for Agent Hillinger.

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Guess not everyone gets a free pass on the torture for as long as Jack Bauer did. Just a few minutes into Hour 5, Agent Walker is already being sued for the extreme interrogation techniques she used on hospitalized suspect Tanner. When Walker argues that she got the intel they needed, FBI bossman Larry Moss reminds her, "You know as well as I do that coercive intelligence is not reliable." Maybe Jack never learned that lesson — or he just proved it wrong so many times, it no longer applied.

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Premiered: November 06, 2001, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: An exciting and edgy real-time action series about U.S. counterterrorist agent Jack Bauer trying to save his country from foreign and domestic enemies in the course of 24 grueling hours (with each hour a separate episode). The series took a great concept and executed it superbly, juggling taut storylines with forceful performances and a stylish, gritty look. Which made it easier to forgive some of the more foolish and implausible subplots, many involving Jack's crisis-magnet daughter, Kim.

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