24 – Two Days Later – Hour 21
The following takes place between 3 pm and 4 pm
3:00 pm – Jack, Bill, Morris and Chloe are standing in a large pit with gravel all around them.
Morris says, “Did Darrin say what I thought he said? He created an ad campaign against CTU? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard of.”
Bill says, “CTU has been around in one form or another for longer than we’ve all been alive. I figure that from the way Samantha, Darrin and the rest of those people were dressed, it must have been the early 60s. Why would they need advertisements for stopping CTU from being created?”
3:02 pm – There’s a loud scream.
Chloe says, “Well, it’s about time!”
Morris says, “What? You were waiting for a scream?”
Chloe says, “No, don’t be stupid. I mean it’s about time we hear a man scream. Usually it’s just women. I’m getting really sick of that, Jack. Jack?”
3:03 pm – Jack is already running up a dirt ramp to the top of the pit, and the others follow. Once he makes it out of the gravel pit, he stops to look around. Off in the distance there’s a tropical jungle, with some kind of commotion happening. A man and two children are running away from something Jack can’t see.
He runs towards them as they disappear into the jungle and out of sight. There’s still a lot of yelling which becomes more distinct as Jack gets closer. He hears a man yell, “Holly! Will! Keep running! Run to the cave! RUN!”
As they yelling fades, Jack stops at the edge of the jungle, uncertain of where to run next. Chloe, Morris and Bill catch up to him. Before they can say anything, Jack motions for them to stay quiet. Something hisses, a twig snaps and the bushes rustle nearby.
3:05 pm – Jack lunges towards the noise, disappearing into the jungle. Jack yells, “I have you now!” The rest of the group follows him. A few yards away, they find Jack on the ground wrestling with something that looks like a humanoid lizard. He starts to punch the lizard in the sides and it says, “Stop! Stop! We’re just joking!”
Jack jumps up and away from the lizard, completely surprised to find out that 1) A lizard can speak, and 2) that a lizard jokes. He says, “What is this? What’s going on?”
The lizard slowly starts to get up, reaches up, and removes his head…it’s a mask! It’s a teenager. “We were just joking! We didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”
3:06 pm – Chloe steps closer, and examines the mask. She says, “This is a rubber mask! This kid is wearing a rubber suit!” She turns to the kid, “What did you think you were doing? You could have gotten hurt!”
The teenager says, “It’s all a joke! Those people came here and started camping out in the jungle a few weeks ago. A bunch of us at school thought it would be funny to try and scare them, so we bought these rubber suits. We go into the jungle and make hissing noises to freak them out! We were just trying to have fun! We didn’t mean to hurt anyone!”
Bill says, “Jack, he’s just a kid. He’s not even with the people we’re chasing. Let him go.”
The teenager’s eyes grow wide as he stares at Jack and says, “You’re Jack? I promise I’ll never do this again!” He turns and runs into the jungle.
Jack starts to run after him, but stops when Chloe says, “Jack! He’s just a kid! Let him go!”
Jack says, “Yeah, but he recognized me! How is that possible?”
No one has an answer to this.
3:09 pm – Morris finally asks, “Do you think we’re supposed to help the people in the jungle?”
Jack says, “I don’t think so. Maybe if I had caught up with them. They are just campers. I want to know why that kid thought he recognized me. I think that’s what we’re after. Let’s go back to that gravel pit, and go beyond it. I want to see what’s out there. Let’s go.”
3:14 pm – The group has walked past the gravel pit, and continues to what looks like some sort of town. The buildings appear to be made of rock.
Bill stops and says, “It is all clear to me now! All of it!”
Chloe says, “You know why the terrorists are doing all these things?”
Bill says, “No, but I always wanted to say that.”
Chloe punches him.
3:15 pm – Morris says, “There’s something weird going on here… and I mean weirder than normal. These homes look like something out of history. I mean like ‘Bang rocks together to make sounds’ history.”
Chloe says, “You mean like the 50s?”
The buildings are stone, the fences are stone, and even the mailboxes are stone. Bill says, “I bet they don’t take things for granite around here!” Chloe rolls her eyes.
3:17 pm – A man wearing an orange animal skin with black spots stands near the edge of the street. Jack approaches him and says, “Sir, can we ask you a few questions? We’re a bit lost. My name is Jack…”
The man interrupts, “YABBA DABBA DOO! No need for introductions! I know who you are! I’m a big supporter of yours! The name’s Flintstone. Fred Flintstone! Come on in!”
3:18 pm – They all walk into the house. A woman is placing a pile of huge ribs on a kitchen table. Fred calls to her, “Wilma!”
The woman looks startled to see the group. Jack says, “I was hoping that…”
The woman looks surprised, “It’s you!”
Jack looks surprised, “What do you mean…”
The woman says, “Wait until Betty hears about this!”
3:19 pm – She walks over to a table and picks up a ram’s horn, and makes a phone call. Chloe sees something on an end table that draws her interest. The woman says, “Hello, Betty? This is Wilma. You’ll never guess who’s here! Jack Boulder! Yes! In our house! Sure, you can come over!” She hangs up. “They’ll be over in a few minutes. Are you hungry? Have a seat!”
Jack says, “No ma’am. That’s OK. We just have a few questions.”
Chloe stares at the pile of ribs. “What the heck are these?”
Wilma says, “Those beaver ribs are just Fred’s dinner. I bought them at the butchers.”
Chloe says, “Beaver ribs? How big was it? It must have been huge!”
Wilma says, “No, just normal size.”
Chloe says, “What did you cut them with, a chain saw?”
Wilma doesn’t understand, “A what? No, just my usual beaver cleaver.”
3:22 pm – While this is going on Morris calls Bill over, and hands him a rock. Bill says, “You handed me… a rock.”
Morris shakes his head, “Take a closer look!”
Bill turns the rock in his hand. “It’s a… Pretty rock?” and takes a step back away from Morris.
Morris says, “Look at it!”
3:23 pm – Bill looks at it and is surprised, “Hey, this is a camera! He looks at it, and sees a door on the back. A small bird with a chisel and mallet is inside the camera standing in front of an easel. Bill says, “You’re telling me this bird chisels a picture when you take a picture? That’s remarkable!”
The bird shrugs, “Eh! It’s a living”. The bird grabs the camera door and slams it shut.
3:28 pm – A bird squawks, and a woman and a short man come into the house. Wilma is very excited in introducing them to Jack as their neighbors Betty and Barney Rubble.
Barney says, “Glad to meet you!”
Betty says, “Happy to meet you!” She steps closer to Jack, take a good look and then says, “But Wilma! This isn’t Jack Boulder! Jack Boulder has a more chiseled look!”
Barney looks more closely, “Hey! Betty’s right! Who are you people?”
Jack says, “I’ve been trying to tell you. My name is Jack Bauer, not ‘Boulder’. My friends and I are tracking down some bad people. Have you seen anything out of the ordinary?”
Fred says, “Besides you? No nothing.” Barney, Betty and Wilma all agree with Fred.
Jack says, “I don’t understand. Usually we’re here to help someone.”
3:32 pm – Standing over at the end table, Chloe speaks up, “Oh, this isn’t good. Jack! Take a look at this newspaper… er, newsrock!” She hands it to him. It shows the headline, “Big Speech At City Hall. The picture below the headline shows a man that looks remarkably like Jack.
Jack says, “I don’t get it. What’s wrong?”
Chloe says, “That article says that there’s going to be a big speech today. Jack Boulder is going to give his presentation to this city council and protesters are going to be there also.”
Jack says, “I still don’t get it.”
Chloe says, “Jack! He’s giving a speech about forming CTU! The advertisements that Darrin made for the terrorists… I bet they’re going to try and stop him!”
Bill says, “And if they stop CTU from being formed now…”
Chloe and Morris say (at the same time), “We won’t have any of those fun gadgets to play with!” They look at each other, and say “Jinx!”
Jack says, “It’s worse than that! There won’t be any perimeters and the terrorists will take over the country!” He turns to Fred, “Do you have a car I can borrow?”
3:35 pm – They run out to the garage. Fred’s ‘car’ has two huge cylindrical boulders for wheels, a couple of large logs connecting them, and an animal skin stretched over some branches, forming a roof.
Jack says, “How am I supposed to work this thing?”
Fred says, “By using your feet! …You’re not from around here are you?”
Jack tries to move the car by using his feet, but can’t budge it. “It won’t move.”
Fred says, “Well, of course not. What are those things on your feet?”
Wilma says, “Why don’t you just let Fred drive, courtesy of his two feet? A couple of you will fit in the front, and the rest and sit on the board on the back.”
3:37 pm – Fred jumps into the car, and Morris and Bill go around to the back. As they drive away, Morris asks Bill, “So… Wilma or Betty?”
3:43 pm – There’s a large crowd at the city plaza. Up on a podium, a man is addressing the crowd.
Fred says, “That’s Mayor Talc. He’s introducing Jack Boulder! YABBA DABBA DOO!”
Chloe whispers to Jack, “Why does he keep saying that?”
3:45 pm – Mayor Talc says, “And without further dabba do….er, I mean ado, I’m pleased to announce the formation of CTU: The Cro-magnon Tactical Unit. I’d like to introduce you to: Jack Boulder!”
While the speech is going on, Jack spots a group of protesters. He tells the group to stay where they are while goes to find out what they’re up to.
Jack Boulder addresses the crowd, “Thank you, Mayor Talc! I’m pleased that the city council has helped us form CTU. We’ll have the latest in technology, and will be using all the latest techniques: Looking at rocks, throwing rocks, finding out where the bad guys are hiding their rocks, and keeping them from getting really big rocks…”
3:48 pm – Jack sneaks up behind the protesters, and just as one raises a gun and shoots, Jack tackles him. Jack Boulder falls on the stage. People scream and run
Jack turns the man he tackled over. The man doesn’t struggle at all. Jack Boulder comes running off the stage towards Jack. Chloe, Morris and Bill run over too. Boulder says, “Good job, citizen! Let’s interrogate this guy! I have some pebbles I want to shoot into this guy’s thigh!”
Chloe says, “We’ll get him to talk! Throw me a taser!”
Boulder reaches into a pack he’s wearing and throws Chloe a piece of rolled up carpet and some socks. He tells her, “Throw it on the ground, and rub your feet back and forth…then touch him.” He sees Chloe’s expression and says, “…Hey! It’s just a prototype!”
3:49 pm – The man who shot Boulder doesn’t seem concerned about being captured. He just looks at a watch on his wrist, and smiles. There’s a countdown timer on the watch. Jack jumps up and tells everyone to get out of there. What’s left of the crowd scatters… and the next moment the man disappears. Jack screams in frustration.
3:55 pm – The police run around and make sure that everyone’s OK. Jack Boulder has been taken away to have his shoulder looked at. Jack says, “Why can’t we hold on to these people?”
He hears a metallic voice behind him. “It’s because you keep ruining my plans, Jack.” He turns to see a dark hooded figure standing on top of a nearby building. “You’re not supposed to be here.”
Jack yells, “Who are you? What are you doing here?”
3:56 pm – The figure on the rooftop says, “Let’s just say that I have a personal score to settle with you. Plus I’m almost out of men because you keep ruining my plans.”
Jack yells back, “You thought going back in time would stop CTU?”
3:58 pm – The hooded figure says, “You really aren’t seeing the big picture, Jack. I don’t just want you dead; I want you and your little CTU friends gone for all time!”
Chloe rolls her eyes and yells, “Couldn’t be a little MORE melodramatic, could you?”
The figure points something at them. There’s a bright flash.
3:59 pm – Jack, Chloe, Morris and Bill are standing next to two white poles.
4:00 pm – Time’s up!