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2001, TV Show

24 Episode: "Day 7: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM"

Season 7, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: The Sangala standoff continues, and Dubaku threatens another high-value target with the CIP module. The entire security community scrambles to identify the target, and Jack, Chloe, Tony, Renee and Bill follow leads. Meanwhile, FBI agent Janis Gold (Janeane Garofalo) brings a touch of paranoia to her job.
Original Air Date: Feb 2, 2009
Guest Cast Mark Aiken: Nichols Tonya Pinkins: Alma Matobo Warren Kole: Brian Gedge Hakeem Kae-Kazim: Dubaku Peter Wingfield: Emerson
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Season 7, Episode 7
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Length: 01:20:31
Aired: 2/2/2009
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24 Episode Recap: "4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M." Season 7, Episode 7

After weeks of guessing, we finally learn the identity of the FBI mole.

Picking up right where we left off last hour, first gentleman Henry Taylor lies bleeding from a gunshot wound as a crew of EMTs rush the scene — and, thankfully, take over for Jack, who appears to be trying to pinch the wound closed with his fingers. Maybe that's some kind of top-secret CTU emergency technique not known to the general public. Either way, the FG is losing a lot of blood.

Notified of her husband's dire condition, President Taylor immediately decides to drop all of that military invasion business and rush off to the hospital to be at his bedside. Understandably, Chief of Staff Ethan Kanin (Bob Gunton) isn't too pleased with this decision, or the danger it puts Madame President in.

His fears are somewhat assuaged, however, when Bill B. steps in and offers to be her personal bodyguard, since the Secret Service hasn't proven all that trustworthy of late. Thankfully, it's a day of special circumstances — what day on 24 isn't though? — and Bill is granted the provisional authority.

After this day, I really wonder if the guys in D.C. will decide they should just start CTU back up. Neither the FBI nor the Secret Service seem capable of handling the day's threats without Jack and the gang stepping in at every turn.

But first, there's the matter of apprehending Dubaku, who's decided to take girlfriend Marika on a romantic vacation abroad to "Belize" (no doubt billed by its tourism board as "the Sengala of Central America"). Somehow, Marika buys Dubaku's lame expired-visa explanation. But she soon gets a wake-up call when Jack kicks in her apartment door (Ever heard of knocking, Jack?) and reveals her boyfriend's true identity.

Marika is soon pressed into service, in the hope that she'll lead Jack and Renee to Dubaku's location. Renee objects, but we all know how this play is going to be run, because it's one Jack has used before. As he later tells Renee, "Life gets ugly, innocent people get hurt — that's a reality. At least she got to make a choice, to be involved, to do the right thing."

And, somewhat surprisingly, that's exactly what Marika does. After breaking down only minutes earlier at the prospect of answering Dubaku's phone call, Marika steps up and agrees to help Jack apprehend him. She might not be a good judge of character, but she's certainly stronger than it first seemed.

Meanwhile, we get a brief view of "family Chloe," as ex-husband Morris O'Brian (Carlo Rota) drops her off at the FBI building to provide some of that patented Chloe O. satellite support to Jack and Renee. But not before she kisses her young son goodbye — cute enough kid, but Chloe's not exactly giving off the motherly vibe, is she? Either way, that's probably the last we'll be seeing of junior this day, unless he's captured and held hostage by terrorists. Or attacked by a mountain lion.

Unfortunately, even with Janis and Chloe now in the same building, we don't get the clash of the crankies we've all been waiting for — maybe next week. For now, we'll have to settle for finally learning the identity of the FBI leak, though it's really no big surprise. Turns out the ever-slimy Sean Hillinger really is the mole — which is revealed (to viewers anyway) when he issues a fake federal warrant for Jack's arrest, pulling he and Renee off Malika's tail.

The good guys might still have Dubaku on the run, but things aren't looking quite so promising for the FG, who may soon be followed by the ominous non-ticking of the 24 clock. Perhaps knowing how these things usually turn out for secondary 24 characters, President Taylor sends for her estranged daughter to be brought to the hospital. It's not necessarily an errand worthy of a hero, but the task of collecting first daughter Olivia Taylor (Sprague Grayden of the late, great Joan of Arcadia) falls to none other than beloved former Secret Service Agent Aaron Pierce, always a welcome face.

Stray Observations:
• How pissed was Jack when those keystone cops put him on the ground and cuffed him mid-operation? Yet all the throaty shouting and pulsing forehead veins couldn't save him from the long arm of the law.
• Anyone else notice the big "X" screensaver on Larry's computer? I'd like to think that's a little tip of the hat to another Fox series that spent some time at the FBI — albeit mostly in the building's basement.
• Two minutes inside the FBI building, and Chloe's already got some suggestions. On learning that the Bureau's network doesn't support remote modules, she snips, "Well, that's inefficient. Whoever set your network up that way didn't know what they were doing." Larry's weak retort? "I set our network up that way."
• But my favorite exchange of the night is between Janis and Agent Slimeball, who hisses: "You're a little bitch, you know that?" Janis spits right back, "You're a little bitch." Awesome.

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After weeks of guessing, we finally learn the identity of the FBI mole.

Picking up right where we left off last hour, first gentleman Henry Taylor lies bleeding from a gunshot wound as a crew of EMTs rush the scene — and, thankfully, take over for Jack, who appears to be trying to pinch the wound closed with his fingers. Maybe that's some kind of top-secret CTU emergency technique not known to the general public. Either way, the FG is losing a lot of blood... read more

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