24 Episodes

2001, TV Show

24 Episode: "Day 7: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM"

Season 7, Episode 6
Episode Synopsis: Dubaku has President Taylor between a rock and a hard place as she must decide if she should negotiate to avoid a terrorist attack. Meanwhile, Taylor's husband continues to pursue his own agenda, and Jack has a bold plan to shield the country.
Original Air Date: Jan 26, 2009
Guest Cast Warren Kole: Brian Gedge Tonya Pinkins: Alma Matobo Mark Aiken: Nichols Hakeem Kae-Kazim: Dubaku Peter Wingfield: Emerson
Full Episode
click to playclick to play
Season 7, Episode 6
Paid | iTunes
Length: 08:35:15
Aired: 1/26/2009
Also available on Amazon Prime and VUDU
play more info

24 Episode Recap: "3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M." Season 7, Episode 6

"I am here to assure you that those responsible are no longer a threat to this country ... We will not give in to terrorists." So President Taylor assures the American people as 24 opens another action-packed hour. But somehow, I think Dubaku, watching the President's speech on a street vendor's TV, might dispute that over-confident assertion.

Promptly returning to the standard "shady back room" in which the first gentleman sits bound and gagged, Dubaku asks, "Does your wife love you enough to call off the invasion of my country?" The look in Taylor's eyes says she might not —-or maybe he just realizes how impossible the President's choice seems to be.

No sooner have Matobo, Jack and company entered the Oval Office than Dubaku calls with his latest threat — withdraw from Sengala's borders and deliver Matobo to him, or it's over for the first gentleman. Or, in Dubaku's exact words, "Meet my demands, or I will send him back to you, one piece at a time."

And yet President Taylor decides she won't be meeting those demands — because, as she explains, it's not right to ask the American people to sacrifice when she's not willing to do so herself. It's a decision that even seems to strike Jack as cold-hearted, which perhaps influences him to offer his services in helping track down the first gentleman.

This leads to the exchange many of us have been waiting all season to hear — Taylor: "How am I supposed to know where your loyalties really lie?" Jack: "With all due respect, Madame President, ask around." Classic.

Taylor, presumably, decides not to ask around, as she reluctantly agrees to Jack's plan. And, with the government's (secret) blessing, the next phase of the game is afoot.

Of course, by-the-book Larry Moss isn't sold on the FBI lending under-the-table assistance to Jack's latest covert mission. When Jack suggests threatening the lives of Vossler's wife and child in order to get information about the first gentleman.'s whereabouts, Larry balks.

But Jack isn't having any of it: "When are you people gonna stop thinking everyone else is following your rules?" he thunders. "They're not!"

Larry reluctantly agrees to help — mostly for Renee, I suspect, but probably a little bit for Taylor too. But he still feels the need to remind Jack that, "The rules are what make us better."

Renee seemingly has less of a problem with this plan, at least at first. She takes care of securing those hostages as Jack hunts down the corrupt secret service agent, waylaying him with a nasty car crash. (How many accidents can one Jack Bauer survive in a season?) He follows that up with an interrogation at gunpoint. Followed by a fight that ends with a knife in Vossler's gut. But, thankfully, not before he gives up the first gentleman.'s location.

Renee definitely seems shaken by having to employ Jack-like tactics — guess she has a problem with holding a gun to a baby's head or something. Weird.

Fortunately for Taylor (and us), she gets over it in time for a two-person assault on the stronghold where Dubaku is holding Taylor. OK, it's actually the back of a convenience store, but the guys in the basement are toting machine guns, so this is no simple job.

Thrilling gunplay ensues (I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching Jack in a firefight), during which the first gentleman. is seemingly saved just in the nick of time. But Dubaku's last man standing manages to put a bullet in Taylor's stomach before being taken down by Jack. This dude just cannot get a break today.

So what do you guys think? Will they manage to save Taylor's life, or has this cat run out of lives? Anyone but Jack is fair game on 24, so odds for his survival are 50-50, I'd say.

Stray Observations:
• Watching Jack, Bill and Chloe enter the Oval Office was almost like watching the A-Team meet the President. A bit surreal, but still quite cool.
• Agent Slimeball is starting to suspect something's going on behind the FBI's back — the Bureau has been nothing but a pain thus far, so hopefully they'll stay out of Jack's way and let him do his job. Well, I guess he doesn't technically have a job any more. Other than saving the world, of course.
• Dubaku's girlfriend Marika doesn't seem to suspect anything about his double life, but her sister does, going so far as a background check with immigration. Snooping and threatening Dubaku is not good for her life expectancy.
• They used Henry Taylor's official title about 20 times this episode, so fine, I give in, "first gentleman" it is.
• They really shouldn't show those Dennis Haysbert Allstate commercials during 24 — it just reminds us that the series' greatest president will always be David Palmer.

show less

"I am here to assure you that those responsible are no longer a threat to this country ... We will not give in to terrorists." So President Taylor assures the American people as 24 opens another action-packed hour. But somehow, I think Dubaku, watching the President's speech on a street vendor's TV, might dispute that over-confident assertion.

read more

Related Links

Other Links:
24

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: November 06, 2001, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
User Rating: (1,415 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
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.

Cast

Shop

24: Live Another Day
Buy 24: Live Another Day from Amazon.com
From 20th Century Fox (DVD)
Not yet released
Buy New: $34.99 (as of 08/20/14 6:21 PM EST - more info)
Dots Incredible!: Connect 24,135 Dots in 84 Puzzles
Buy Dots Incredible!: Connect 24,135 Dots in 84 Puzzles from Amazon.com
From Puzzlewright Press (Spiral-bound)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $8.05 (as of 08/20/14 6:21 PM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular