Unable to stop the launching of the nuclear warhead, Jack prepares to bring Marwan into CTU for questioning just as Edgar uncovers incriminating evidence against Richard Heller. Michelle and Tony meanwhile finally begin to reconnect, but their reunion is cut short.
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- PresidentCharles Logan confronts David Palmer about the covert attack on the consulate. Palmer admits that he sanctioned the operation, and Logan furiously reveals that the Chinese Consul, Koo Yin was killed. Mike Novick tries to justify the attack, but Logan worries that the US may soon be at war with a billion Chinese.
- Jack pressures Dr. Besson about Lee Jong, the Chinese national abducted from the consulate, and stresses that he needs him coherent enough to interrogate.
- Jack apologizes to Audrey for forcing the CTU doctors to abandon Paul Raines while operating on him, which resulted in his death.
- Jack Bauer questions Lee Jong, who doesn't know where the nuclear warhead is, but tells Jack that Marwan might be at a warehouse.
- Habib Marwan prepares to launch a missile carrying the stolen nuclear warhead. CTU scrambles to trace the encrypted video uplink that's showing the missile, but runs out of time. The missile launches.
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between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.
At CTU, everyone is trying to track the missile, but since it is using stealth technology, they can't trace it. Michelle realizes that the target could potentially be anywhere in the continental US. Jack briefs Presidents Palmer and Logan and says he is not sure Marwan can be broken. Palmer and Mike Novick figure that the most likely target of the missile is Washington.
Logan becomes frantic and thinks a public announcement should be made immediately. Palmer remains calm and instructs Mike to move the high-ranking government officials to safe houses, but not tell them why. He doesn't want a public address or evacuation order issued until they learn what else Jack discovers.
At the factory, Jack speaks with Habib Marwan to find out the goal of his terrorism. Marwan tells Jack that he already has gotten what he wants - he wants American people and their elected officials to know that they cannot intervene in other countries with impunity. Jack says that Marwan can strike any deal he wants and talk to the President if he helps find and stop the missile. Marwan calmly insists that he already has what he wants, and that speaking to Logan would do him no good.
Back at CTU, Edgar reviews the numbers from Marwan's cell phone and shows Chloe the list of callers. They are surprised to find that Secretary Heller's son, Richard Heller, called Marwan a week earlier.
Chloe tells Bill Buchanan and Tony about the Marwan's connection to Richard Heller. They realize this may be the reason how Marwan knew of Secretary Heller's off-the-manifest visit to Richard's. Buchanan calls the Secretary to let him know that Richard is being brought back in and Chloe calls the field units and instructs them to pick up Richard in Van Nuys.
Tony pulls Audrey aside to let her know about Richard. She insists that the information must be wrong. Tony tells her about Richard's number being found on Marwan's incoming call log, and Audrey asks if her father knows about Richard.
Meanwhile, Curtis finds out about Marwan's connection to Richard Heller. He tells Jack, who instructs CTU agents to put Marwan in a vehicle so they can go back to CTU immediately. Jack wants to interrogate Richard himself.
As the agents load Marwan into an SUV, a rocket-propelled grenade streaks past Jack and blows up another one of CTU's SUVs. The agents shoot at the snipers on the roof while another terrorist climbs into the SUV holding Marwan and flees. Curtis radios the perimeter team to tell them that Marwan has escaped.
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Chloe announces that Marwan isn't showing up on the satellite anywhere. CTU realizes that the other terrorists must have been on location before CTU arrived. Tony calls Jack with the news, and Buchanan decides that their priority is now focused on Richard Heller. Jack and Curtis head back to CTU to interrogate him.
The President addresses members of the cabinet, who have assembled in the White House bunker. Speaker of the HouseDon Ashton questions why Logan is not informing the public. Logan politely declines to go into detail and leaves the conference room. Ashton looks on as Logan speaks with Palmer in the next room, and notices that Palmer seems to be controlling and leading the conversation. He starts to wonder if Palmer is also controlling the decisions Logan makes.
Michelle mentions that someone needs to tell Audrey that Jack will be interrogating her brother. Tony comments on Jack and Audrey and how their relationship has changed through the day, leading possibly to a non-existent future. He confesses to Michelle that he wants to get back together, but only if they get away from CTU. He says he's seen what working at CTU does to people and their personal lives. Michelle is shocked that Tony is suggesting that they leave the only thing they've ever done. She doesn't know what else she would do if she didn't work at CTU. He says that every day there are people that start over if it's important to them.
Richard Heller screams and struggles as he is brought back into CTU. He begs Audrey to help, but Buchanan pulls her away. She wants to know who will be interrogating Richard, and Buchanan reveals that Jack will be doing it. Jack walks in and Audrey confronts him. She doesn't want him to torture her brother. She asks if she can have five minutes to talk to Richard and find out what he knows. Jack reluctantly agrees to let Audrey try.
Congressman Ashton quietly talks with Mike about President Logan. He inquires about Palmer’s presence and makes his feelings known that if Logan needs advice, he should be talking to his Cabinet. He comments that if Logan cannot handle running the country, then it is his job as Speaker of the House, not David Palmer’s job, to step up. Mike smiles and reassures Ashton that President Logan is in complete control.
Novick then brings Ashton's concern to President Logan and Palmer. Logan says that he doesn't have time to worry about that, but Palmer brings up Ashton’s ambition and warns that Ashton could cause problems for them. Logan asks what they should do, and Palmer says they need to show him who’s in charge.
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Jack and Curtis confirm that they are ready to start. Audrey enters the interrogation room and pleas with Richard to tell her what he knows. He claims that he doesn't know anything about any terrorists, and she asks him how Marwan's number could have come up on his phone. He doesn't have an answer for her.
Secretary Heller arrives and sees that Audrey isn’t making progress. Curtis notes that the heart rate monitor indicates that Richard is holding something back. Secretary Heller goes in the interrogation room and makes Audrey leave. He demands that Richard reveal what he knows. Richard ignores his dad, but Secretary Heller threatens to let CTU use every piece of equipment they have. Richard finally admits who made the call. He explains that a week before, he met a woman and her boyfriend at a bar and that the three of them went back to his apartment and used drugs. He thinks that when he was in bed, one of them must have used his phone. His dad wants more information about the man who made the call, but Richard reveals that he was in bed with the man and that the girl was in the other room.
IMMINENT TERRORIST ATTACK THREATENS U.S.A. ON “24” MONDAY, MAY 16, ON FOX
While Agent Bauer, President Palmer and CTU operatives brace for a devastating and imminent attack, terrorist mastermind Habib Marwan further complicates matters in the episode “Day 4: 4:00 AM-5:00 AM” Monday, May 16 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TWF-422) (TV-TBA)
Cast: Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, Kim Raver as Audrey Raines, Roger Cross as Curtis Manning.
Guest Cast: Dennis Haysbert as David Palmer; Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida, Louis Lombardi as Edgar Stiles, Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler, James Morrison as Bill Buchanan, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O’Brian, Assaf Cohen as Yassir, Gwendoline Yeo as Melissa Raab, Robert cicchini as Howard Bern, Jude Ciccolella as Mike Novick, Ryun Yu as Jin, Arnold Vosloo as Marwan, Ping Wu as Su Ming, Keith Szarabajka as Robert Morrison, Tzi Ma as Cheng Zhi, Gregory Itzin as Charles Logan, Peter Chin as Lee Jong, Thomas Vincent Kelly as Dr. Benson.
Set 18 months after Day 3, the thriller's fourth season finds Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) now employed by Defense Secretary Heller (William Devane) and striving to stop Middle Eastern terrorist Habib Marwan (Arnold Vosloo), who unleashes a large-scale attack on the U.S. that begins with the kidnapping of Heller and Heller's daughter Audrey (Kim Raver), who's also Bauer's girlfriend. Other aspects of Marwan's plot: forcing all of the nation's nuclear plants into meltdown; stealing a stealth fighter to bring down Air Force One; and detonating a nuclear device. As the day winds down, Bauer and the government also have to deal with the Chinese, who want someone to answer for a raid on one of their consulates.
Day 4: 7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Sun, Jan 9, 2005 50 mins
An attack on an L.A. commuter train is followed by a possible threat to the Internet, bringing forth a suspect who arouses suspicion of more in Jack Bauer, now working for the Secretary of Defense (William Devane). Audrey: Kim Raver. Driscoll: Alberta Watson. Araz: Nestor Serrano. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub.
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Day 4: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Sun, Jan 9, 2005 50 mins
Heller directs Audrey on handling their situation while his son bristles at questioning; Jack flexes muscle against Driscoll for reinstatement to the field; the delivery of the briefcase is complicated. Omar: Tony Plana. Debbie: Leighton Meester. Kalil: Anil Kumar. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Ronnie: Shawn Doyle. Driscoll: Alberta Watson.
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Day 4: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Mon, Jan 10, 2005 50 mins
Dina reassures Debbie and Behrooz; Kalil tries to rally his fellows against Jack, who draws a crowd; Chloe recruits more help for Jack; Heller's health comes into play. Kalil: Anil Kumar. Debbie: Leighton Meester. Doug: Brent Briscoe. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Audrey: Kim Raver. Heller: William Devane.
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Day 4: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Mon, Jan 17, 2005 50 mins
Heller thinks of a way to foil his judges; Marianne tries to bully Edgar; Driscoll offers Chloe a deal; Audrey recognizes a terrorist; and the president considers a face-saving scenario. Franklin: J. Patrick McCormack. Karen: Phyllis Lyons. President Keeler: Geoff Pierson. Gelfand: Robertson Dean. Marianne: Aisha Tyler. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub.
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Day 4: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Mon, Jan 24, 2005 50 mins
Audrey obtains a weapon; Behrooz gets help in ditching evidence; Audrey's husband comes to CTU, where the contents of the stolen briefcase are revealed. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Tariq: René Millán. Paul: James Frain. Reiss: Albie Selznick. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Audrey: Kim Raver. Marianne: Aisha Tyler. President Keeler: Geoff Pierson. Driscoll: Alberta Watson.
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Day 4: 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Mon, Jan 31, 2005 50 mins
A personal matter distracts Driscoll; Behrooz contacts Dina; Edgar's expertise puts him in the hot seat; and Jack is tipped to an enemy within the CTU, prompting a call for outside help. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Edgar: Louis Lombardi. Paul: James Frain. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Gary: Lawrence Monoson. Maryanne: Aisha Tyler. Driscoll: Alberta Watson. Sarah: Lana Parrilla.
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Day 4: 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Mon, Feb 7, 2005 50 mins
The president orders evacuations from six cities; a trap is set for the mole; Jack and Audrey find a surprise at Tony's; Dina and Behrooz risk a stop at a medical clinic. Jen: Roxanne Day. Dr. Martinez: Hector Luis Bustamante. Tony: Carlos Bernard. Powell: Robertson Dean. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Sarah: Lana Parrilla. Edgar: Louis Lombardi. Marianne: Aisha Tyler. Driscoll: Alberta Watson.
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Day 4: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM
Mon, Feb 14, 2005 50 mins
Heller coordinates evacuations when a nuclear plant goes critical; Edgar asks a personal favor of Audrey; Behrooz seeks help from his uncle. Naseem: Michael Benyaer. Lucy Stiles: Nancy Linehan Charles. Castle: Cameron Bancroft. Rosner: Todd Kimsey. President Keeler: Geoff Pierson. Edgar: Louis Lombardi. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Araz: Nestor Serrano. Heller: William Devane. Audrey: Kim Raver.
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Day 4: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Mon, Feb 21, 2005 50 mins
Navi prepares to defend his location; Curtis interrogates Marianne, whose information sends him into the field; Audrey meets again with her husband; Tony returns to CTU for the first time since his conviction for treason. Paul: James Frain. Forbes: Richard Marcus. Weissman: Robert Catrini. Marianne: Aisha Tyler. Tony: Carlos Bernard. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Navi: Nestor Serrano.
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Day 4: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Tue, Mar 1, 2005 50 mins
With Audrey present, Jack questions Paul and finds a link to Marwan; Tony turns tough when Dina pleads ignorance beyond her husband; Driscoll's daughter again proves problematic. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Paul: James Frain. Maya: Angela Goethals. Dr. Sandford: Mauricio Mendoza. Ali: Dariush Kashani. Forbes: Richard Marcus. Curtis: Roger Cross. Driscoll: Alberta Watson. Tony: Carlos Bernard.
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Day 4: 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Mon, Mar 7, 2005 50 mins
Marwan's alias is discovered and his immediate past suggests more trouble ahead; the makers of the override attempt to control damage---to their company. McLennan: Bill Smitrovich. Conlon: Tomas Arana. Reiss: Albie Selznick. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Driscoll: Alberta Watson. Paul: James Frain. Heller: William Devane.
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Day 4: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Mon, Mar 14, 2005 50 mins
Reinforcements are brought in to track down Jack, who recruits looting victims to help send a signal to CTU; Michelle asserts her authority, with Sarah and Tony in particular. Naji: Amin Azemzadeh. Safa: Omid Abtahi. Conlon: Tomas Arana. Specter: Christopher B. Duncan. Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth. Sarah: Lana Parrilla. Paul: James Frain. Heller: William Devane. Tony: Carlos Bernard. Audrey: Kim Raver.
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Day 4: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
Mon, Mar 21, 2005 50 mins
Jack proposes a high-risk operation that prompts Michelle to call in help; Dina makes another deal and gets to see Behrooz; an Air Force pilot is pulled into Marwan's next phase. Anderson: Ned Vaughn. Fayed: Adam Alexi-Malle. Hansen: David Andriole. Nicole: Dagmara Dominczyk. Baron: Tim Griffin. Surgeon: Thomas Vincent Kelly. Medic: Kevin Sizemore. Dina: Shohreh Aghdashloo. Audrey: Kim Raver. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub. Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth.
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Day 4: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM
Mon, Mar 28, 2005 50 mins
Anderson hits a snag at the Air Force base; Marwan offers a deal to CTU, where crucial info is lost in a battle of egos; Audrey is made aware of Jack's expendability. Anderson: Ned Vaughn. Rafique: Anthony Azizi. Buchanan: James Morrison. Mechanic: Bryce Lenon. Meg: Carmen Molinari. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Behrooz: Jonathan Ahdout. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub. Edgar: Louis Lombardi.
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Day 4: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM
Mon, Apr 4, 2005 50 mins
A Marwan operative alludes to another attack within the hour, while another gets help from Jack in searching for a missing hard drive; the president prepares to address the nation. Nicole: Dasmara Dominczyk. Kevin: Chris Olivero. Keeler: Geoff Pierson. Rafique: Anthony Azizi. Agent Hart: Dean Cutworth. Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth. Curtis: Roger Cross. Tony: Carlos Bernard.
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Day 4: 11:00 PM-12:00 Midnight
Mon, Apr 11, 2005 50 mins
Two campers are engaged in Marwan's battle when they retrieve something from Air Force One; an aide notes a lack of confidence in the vice president; Tony and Michelle make peace. Jason: T.J. Thyne. Kelly: Claudette Mink. VP Logan: Gregory Itzin. Novick: Jude Ciccolella. Buchanan: James Morrison. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Cummings: John Allen Nelson. Tony: Carlos Bernard. Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth.
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Day 4: 12:00 Midnight-1:00 AM
Mon, Apr 18, 2005 50 mins
A terrorist's carelessness enables CTU to pick up his trail; the new president takes cover before addressing the nation; Marwan plays the law to his advantage. Prado: John Thaddeus. Weiss: Evan Handler. Logan: Gregory Itzin. Novick: Jude Ciccolella. Yosik: Nicholas Guilak. Cummings: John Allen Nelson. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Audrey: Kim Raver. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub.
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Day 4: 1:00 AM-2:00 AM
Mon, Apr 25, 2005 50 mins
Audrey is among those chiding Jack for his treatment of Prado; Marwan tapes a message for the U.S. populace; former president Palmer is asked for counsel when Logan questions his own capabilities. Nabila: Lina Patel. Azara: Alicia Coppola. Sabir: Kris Iyer. Morrison: Keith Szarabajka. Palmer: Dennis Haysbert. Logan: Gregory Itzin. Novick: Jude Ciccolella. Merfield: Tim Kelleher. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub. Curtis: Roger Cross. Edgar: Louis Lombardi.
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Day 4: 2:00 AM-3:00 AM
Mon, May 2, 2005 50 mins
The slow pace of diplomacy prompts Palmer to approve a covert operation; Audrey makes a decision about Paul. Lee Jong: Peter Chen. Koo Yin: Francois Chao. Melissa Rabb: Gwendoline Yeo. Dr. Beeson: Thomas Vincent Kelly. Su Ming: Ping Wu. Paul: James Frain. Audrey: Kim Raver. Palmer: Dennis Haysbert.
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Day 4: 3:00 AM-4:00 AM
Mon, May 9, 2005 50 mins
Palmer seeks to deflect responsibility for the raid as the Chinese try to ID those involved, and Audrey is asked to provide cover for Jack; and Marwan moves his schedule up in response to CTU's technical defenses. Cheng: Tzi Ma. Bern: Robert Cicchini. Rabb: Gwendoline Yeo. Yasir: Assaf Cohen. Jong: Peter Chen. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Beeson: Thomas Vincent Kelly. Buchanan: James Morrison. Novick: Jude Ciccolella. Palmer: Dennis Haysbert.
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Day 4: 4:00 AM-5:00 AM
Mon, May 16, 2005 50 mins
Officials debate telling the public about the next possible terrorist target; new details about the Heller kidnapping come to light; an ambitious politician questions Palmer's presence at the White House. Ashton: Denis Arndt. Richard: Logan Marshall-Green. Gary: Jake Muxworthy. Heller: William Devane. Audrey: Kim Raver. Castle: Cameron Bancroft. Curtis: Roger Cross. Novick: Jude Ciccolella. Logan: Gregory Itzin. Palmer: Dennis Haysbert.
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Day 4: 5:00 AM-6:00 AM
Mon, May 23, 2005 50 mins
A manpower shortage adds to the toll on Michelle; the Chinese step up their investigation of the consulate raid; disaster management becomes CTU's priority. Mandy: Mia Kirshner. Shari: Darby Stanchfield. Ian: Jonathan Del Arco. Bern: Robert Cicchini. Zhi: Tzi Ma. Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth. Buchanan: James Morrison. Tony: Carlos Bernard.
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Day 4: 6:00 AM-7:00 AM
Mon, May 23, 2005 50 mins
The target city is determined; the Secret Service IDs Mandy from a past incident; an aide ignores a dictum from President Logan, who chides Palmer when things look darkest. Cummings: John Allen Nelson. Spaulding: Patrick Kilpatrick. Marwan: Arnold Vosloo. Palmer: Dennis Haysbert. Buchanan: James Morrison. Tony: Carlos Bernard. Michelle: Reiko Aylesworth. Chloe: Mary Lynn Rajskub.
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24 (season 4)
Season of television series
The fourth season of the American drama television series 24, also known as Day 4, premiered on January 9, 2005, on Fox and aired its season finale on May 23, 2005. The season four storyline starts and ends at 7:00 am.
The fourth season is set 18 months after season three. Jack is now working for Secretary of DefenseJames Heller after being fired by CTU due to his heroin addiction. As the day begins, he gets caught up in an elaborate terrorist plot which involves James Heller and his daughter Audrey Raines.
Unlike previous seasons as well as later ones, which focus on a singular threat, multiple enemies, and conspiracies, this season is based around one main enemy: a terrorist named Habib Marwan who controls a series of Middle Eastern terrorist cells that launch attacks against the United States. Rather than large acts, this season is divided into several smaller acts depending on which terrorist threat Marwan is focusing.
- A train bombing is a diversion to kidnap the secretary of defense and his daughter.
- A device from the train is used to initiate the forced meltdowns of nuclear power plants across America.
- Terrorists steal a stealth fighter to shoot down Air Force One.
- The terrorists steal the nuclear football, allowing them to launch a nuclear missile towards Los Angeles that must be intercepted.
- When Jack Bauer returns to field work, he clashes with other members of CTU over how operations should be run.
- Jack's relationship with Audrey is strained because she is horrified at the pain he is willing to inflict to acquire information.
- Audrey's brother Richard withholds information that could help CTU by claiming they have no right to invade his privacy.
- The Araz family is torn apart by conflicting opinions about the morality of inciting a nuclear catastrophe.
- Curtis suspects a co-worker, with whom he was previously involved, of being a mole.
- The crisis prevents Erin Driscoll, the new director of CTU, from being able to look after her daughter who suffers from schizophrenia.
- Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler although divorced, find themselves working in the same office again.
- Charles Logan feels overwhelmed when he unexpectedly takes over the presidency during a crisis.
- David Palmer begins to discover corruption within the government.
- After the Chinese consul dies of friendly fire, CTU attempts to cover up the fact that Jack Bauer invaded the Chinese consulate.
Day 4 begins with the bombing of a commuter train which (unbeknownst to CTU at the time) enables the theft of a device known as the Dobsen-type Override which could be used to take control of (and melt down) United States nuclear power plants. With Jack Bauer working for Secretary of Defense James Heller, his job brings him to CTU as a visitor on this very day.
Believing that something terrible is about to happen, Jack begs CTU director Erin Driscoll to reinstate him and begins to interrogate a suspect. The suspect reveals that James Heller and Audrey Raines are the primary targets just as they are kidnapped. When Jack saves a civilian programmer who discovered evidence of a cyber-attack in progress (a friend of Chloe O'Brian), he allows one of the terrorists to escape and lead him to where Raines and Heller are being held. Even though Jack rescues them, the mass streaming of the planned execution video gives the terrorists the opportunity they need to launch an attack on the firewalls and begin using the override.
CTU finds out about the override with the help of Bauer and Tony Almeida and identifies the man responsible for using it: Habib Marwan, an employee of the defense contractor that developed the override. Marwan is able to sabotage one plant, the San Gabriel Island reactor, before Jack's team puts him on the run. Seeking extra intelligence, Bauer and Paul Raines (Audrey's ex-husband) travel to the headquarters of the defense contractor McLennan-Forrester. However, in an effort to cover up their complicity and erase computer records, McLennan-Forrester activates an EMP, causing a blackout over an 8-square-mile (21 km2) section of downtown Los Angeles.
McLennan-Forrester sends mercenaries after Bauer and Raines. They critically injure Raines just as agents arrive sent by Tony Almeida and Michelle Dessler. The resulting turmoil allows a stealth fighter to be stolen from an Air Force base in Southern California. The pilot of the fighter shoots down Air Force One, which crashes into the Mojave Desert, almost killing President Keeler in the process. Vice-President Charles Logan takes over for Keeler and seeks the help of David Palmer, when the role proves too much for him. Ultimately, Marwan's terror cells steal the nuclear football from the Air Force One crash site and they attempt to use it to commandeer a nuclear missile in Iowa.
Chloe nearly loses her life finding a lead about the missile. It leads Jack to a complicit Chinese national, Lee Jong, hiding at his nation's consulate in Los Angeles. When negotiations break down, Jack leads a clandestine raid against the Chinese consulate and kidnaps Jong. Poorly placed shots by Chinese guards kill the Chinese consul and injure Jong. Paul Raines dies in surgery when Jack insists that saving Lee Jong is a priority. This destroys his relationship with Audrey Raines. The nuclear missile is subsequently launched and CTU begins a last-ditch effort to discover its trajectory and intercept it. As Jack closes in on Marwan and the missile's location, Chinese agents find proof that Jack Bauer invaded their territory. To prevent American secrets from falling into Chinese hands, government officials propose that Jack be conveniently killed.
In a reversal of the events of Day 1, David Palmer warns Bauer of the attempt on his life, shortly after the nuclear missile is shot out of the sky. In response, Bauer fakes his own death with the help of Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler and Chloe O'Brian. When Bauer is safely outside CTU, he says a final goodbye to his friend and president David Palmer. He then leaves his old life behind and disappears into the sunrise.
For a more thorough list, see List of 24 characters § 24: Season 4.
When the season began, every character from the first three seasons was absent except for Jack Bauer, President Keeler (Palmer's Republican opponent in season 3), and Chloe O'Brian. However, as the season went on several characters returned, including Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler, Mike Novick, David Palmer, Aaron Pierce, and Mandy, the assassin from seasons 1 and 2. To make room for these characters, other characters left. Alberta Watson left after 12 episodes, Lana Parrilla—upgraded from recurring to the main cast in episode 7—was gone by episode 13 and William Devane left after episode 14 making one brief appearance afterwards. Also, Roger Cross was upgraded from recurring to main cast in episode 14, making him the only other actor along with Parrilla to be upgraded to main cast mid-season in the history of the series. As a result, season 4 featured more cast changes than any previous season.
Special guest stars
Special guest appearance by
See also: List of 24 episodes
Season 4 was the first of three 24 seasons to be promoted with a prequel. The 10-minute prequel to the season was available with the third season DVD. It shows Jack being fired from his previous position at CTU and the beginnings of his relationship with Audrey Raines. It was broadcast on Sky One in the UK before the showing of the fourth season in that country. It was also available in the UK release of the fourth season DVD.
Additionally, "24: Conspiracy," 12 one-minute-long Mobisodes (mobile phone episodes), were created in 2005 as a promotion for Season Four. The episodes were originally seen by cell phone users in Europe and later in the United States as part of a Fox promotion for the show. The storyline continues to follow the Los Angeles branch of CTU.
FOX's trailer for the fourth season of 24 begins with Jack telling Audrey that he is glad he no longer works for CTU. This discussion is interspersed with flashbacks to action sequences from previous seasons, implying that such experiences are a part of Jack that will never go away. The end of the trailer touches on differences between season 4 and previous seasons – e.g. "the enemy is more unpredictable". This echoes comments that Kiefer Sutherland made before the season 3 finale. He said "For three years, we've done the same scenario: A specific issue generates a 24-hour response. Next season will be dramatically different."
The Fox Network decided to implement a year-round schedule because episodes of the show would be broadcast irregularly due to the fact that Fox had recently obtained the rights to air the World Series for several years. Thus, FOX chose to air all 24 episodes, without any hiatuses, over 19 weeks beginning mid-season—with back-to-back episodes airing twice in the first week, and again at the season finale. Utilizing the extra time this opportunity afforded the writers, Season Four's later premiere date allowed the creators to go back to previous episodes and fill in continuity errors and plot holes, making the episode transitions more fluid and realistic.
Depiction of torture
In the wake of the real-life Abu Ghraib scandal and similar allegations at other U.S. military facilities housing suspected terrorists, commentators accused the show of legitimizing the use of torture in the war on terror. Unlike other 24 seasons which featured them incidentally, torture scenes were crucial to the theme of Season 4 which examined the consequences of Jack Bauer's belief that the end justifies the means. Despite preventing a nuclear attack, there are several consequence to his actions: Dina Araz is killed in a risky sting operation, Paul Raines dies when Jack forces the only available surgeon to save a suspect, Jack loses the love of Audrey Raines and ultimately has to fake his own death and start a new life. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Kiefer Sutherland commented on the show's use of torture and how it relates to the recent controversies over government-sanctioned torture. "Do I personally believe that the police or any of these other legal agencies that are working for this government should be entitled to interrogate people and do the things that I do on the show? No, I do not."
The fourth season of 24 received positive reviews with a Metacritic score of 79 out of 100.Kiefer Sutherland won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series, two years after his previous win. 24 also won a Satellite Award in 2005 for Outstanding DVD Release of a Television Show. A trailer released for the fourth-season premiere summarized some of the critical praise for the season. The Houston Chronicle said "it grabs you and never lets go", The New York Times gave it four stars and Vogue said "the series that reinvented suspense has become an addiction".
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||Jon Cassar, Robert Cochran, Howard Gordon, Brian Grazer, Tim Iacofano, Evan Katz, Stephen Kronish, Peter M. Lenkov, Michael Loceff, Joel Surnow, Kiefer Sutherland||Nominated|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Kiefer Sutherland||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Series||David Latham||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Series||Scott Powell||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Series||Chris Willingham||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series||William Gocke, Mike Olman, Ken Kobett||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series||William Dotson, Cathie Speakman, Pembrooke Andrews, Jeffrey Whitcher, Shawn Kennelly, Jeff Charbonneau, Laura Macias, Vince Nicastro||Won|
|Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Dramatic Underscore||Sean Callery||Nominated|
|Outstanding Stunt Coordination||Matthew Taylor||Won|
|Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series||Debi Manwiller, Peggy Kennedy, Richard Pagano||Nominated|
|Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series||Rodney Charters||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Drama Series||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Kiefer Sutherland||Won|
|Television Critics Association Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Drama||Nominated|
|Individual Achievement in Drama||Kiefer Sutherland||Nominated|
Home media releases
The fourth season was released on DVD in region 1 on December 6, 2005 (2005-12-06) and in region 2 on August 8, 2005 (2005-08-08).
- ^This was somewhat accidental; Marwan was originally intended to only appear in six episodes, but the producers were so impressed by Arnold Vosloo's performance that Marwan became the season's main villain.
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22 24 episode season 4
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