Season 7 – 24 – 2 pm to 3 pm Summary

Previously on 24, we learned: While Jack has special powers to get through traffic at the blink of an eye, others (like Samantha) take 45 minutes to cross the street; Chloe is a stay-at-home dentist; The longer a psycho killer takes to kill someone, the greater the chances their victim will kick their butt; If you’re low on special effects cash, a bottle rocker explosion can be substituted as a mid-air plane crash; After spending the last hour on the bridge of what looked like a Klingon Bird of Prey, “Ike” Dubaku’s Klingon isn’t as good as he thinks it is because incorrectly translated “Kaplah” as “Begin” at the end of last hour.

The following takes place between 2pm and 3pm

2 pm – At the FBI, Shaun is trying to figure out how to track a BIG YELLOW VAN, and is having problems. Janis tries to impress Larry by showing him code fragments, which are probably “Hello, World”. Janis asks Shaun to open a “fresh socket”. She says, “Fresh Socket! Not Fresca!”

2:01 – At the White House, things are tense because Ethan has a cell phone pressed to his ear, which is never a good sign. He’s trying to call Agent Gedge, but Gedge is busying being dead. Henry doesn’t answer the phone because he’s too busy being paralyzed.

Larry calls Ethan, and starts to complain about not finding Dubaku. Larry says he knows what’s at stake, and its not rib-eyes, it’s real people. He says that some of those people are impersonating dead parrots. Ethan apologizes.

2:03 – Bill, Chloe, Tony, Renee and Jack all go for a ride in Bill’s huge computer van, which has so many computers in it, it could double as a Geek Squad truck, except with bullets. They easily track the Prime Minster’s tooth and his wife.

2:05 – Hey! Dubaku turned on a light, so you can actually see him a bit better in his evil lair. Nichols arrives with Matobo. Dubaku tells him that to celebrate, they’re going to use the completely amazing SHAM-CIP-WOW device to make a chemical plant’s safety valves to fail. (Is there ANYTHING that CIP device can’t do? First planes, and now this! Amazing! Order now, and you’ll get TWO for the same price….. Oh…ahem…sorry, got carried away…)

Turns out that the reason Dubaku is so mad at the Prime Minister is that they didn’t shake hands at dinner once. The Prime Minister says that’s because Dubaku had a huge wad of tartar sauce on his fingers, and that he didn’t want to be part of a puppet government – He’s seen “The Muppet Movie”, and from what he can tell of where they put their hands, it looked MIGHTY uncomfortable. Matobo calls Dubaku a traitor. Dubaku tells him that he wants the name of his fellow traitors in Sangala, and Matobo tells him he stopped doing the stock market years ago.

Nichols asks whether they’ve heard from the President yet, and are surprised they haven’t. Dubaku thinks that if he can get enough people lying in the streets, it’ll make the president listen, what with all the traffic problems it’ll cause. (Not that it would cause any problems for Jack.)

2:08 pm – Bill’s van stops, and Jack starts climbing a ladder while Renee enters the front door. (Jack doesn’t like front doors). Bill and Tony follow. Renee sweet talks her way past the guards by showing her official Ovaltine badge.

She head to the third floor at Chloe’s direction, and up a stair case, where she let’s Jack, Bill and Tony in. They walk around pointing their guns at the carpet, just in case it does anything dangerous. Chloe leads them to an ex-computer room, and to a couple of panels in the floor, where they climb in. Chloe’s got GREAT software in her laptop.

2:10 – The Matobo’s are lead into a room, and are completely confident that Jack will help them…. Which is true, because he’s Jack. Meanwhile Chloe gives Jack very complicated instructions on how to re-do most of the duct work in the building to get to the bad guys, the Matobo’s, and obtain his contracting license, all simultaneously.

2:11 – Back at the FBI, Janis is still trying to do her Chloe impression. Shaun tells her that they’ve been combing the firewall for a breach. They haven’t found anything, but the hair on the firewall looks GREAT. Janis uses Google Earth to figure out that the words “Kidron, Ohio” on the screen must mean “Kidron, Ohio”, and realizes that the big insecticide plant on the outskirts of town is a likely target. Dubaku either wants to rid Sangala of those HUGE mosquitoes, or they’re about to release something toxic into the greater Kidron area.

2:12 – Janis calls John Brunner at the insecticide plant and tells him that there might be some bad things happening. Brunner is pretty surprised to get a call from the FBI, and even more surprised to realize that his plant is about to release toxic gas into the atmosphere. Stuff like this just doesn’t happen in Kidron every day, and something like this probably going to make it into the local papers.


2:19 – Larry calls Ethan, Agent Tim talks to Ethan, and they all know about the chemical plant. They wonder why Henry or Gedge haven’t called back yet, not realizing that Henry is as stiff as a board, and Gedge is as dead as a doornail (and is quickly becoming as stiff as a board as well).

The President works on a speech, arguing over the word “outrage”, and whether they should just use the words “super dooper mad” instead.

Ethan and Tim come into the room to let the President know that they each know how to pronounce methyl isocyanate, and do so several times. They’re pretty upset that Kidron might lose half of the voters that voted for her for President if that gas cloud is really released.

2:21 – Chloe is still giving Jack his contractor correspondence course while he looks for Matobo and Dubaku. Just to put a little more pressure on Jack, she lets him know about the attack on the plant in Kidron in 12 minutes. He reminds her that even with they way they know how to drive, they would be in Kidron about 3 minutes late to stop it, so they’ll have to try and stop it from here.

Jack points his camera into Dubaku’s room, using the night vision capabilities of the device. This is unsurprising since Dubaku finally just gave up looking for a light switch. Chloe seems very impressed with the Evil Computer Dubaku is using.

2:23 – Shaun at the FBI tries to explain how they really should have upgraded ipchains in the firewall before this all happened, but Larry doesn’t want to hear it. Meanwhile, Janis is on the phone with Brunner asking him if he’s tried “flashing his drives”, which isn’t what it sounds like. She also asks him to reboot, because that’s always the first thing any computer support person wants you to do. Janis picks this time to tell him not to call her “honey”.

Brunner is about to release the gas into the room that he’s in, because he wants to reenact the scene from several seasons ago when The Hobbit died from poison gas. Janis has all the instructions to help him do this, which is likely because he called her “honey” earlier.

2:25 – Back at Bad Guy Central, Nichols decides they need a LOT better internet connection, because the web cams on top of the building are showing video of Jack and company on the roof…. From 20 minutes ago! Dabaku smacks him in the back of the head and reminds him that they shouldn’t have gone with dial-up. Dubaku is pretty freaked out about it, so he decides they better get out of there, and he unplugs the CIP device.

2:26 – Shaun realizes at this point that the firewall is back to normal. Janis is going to have to try and explain this to Brunner, which might be tough because he’s probably as dead as Gedge, only more toxically.

2:27 – Jack gets tired of waiting, and tells Tony and Bill to start going. Bill and Tony kill some guys (don’t worry, they were all bad). Dubaku must have bought the explosive computers, because of a few of them demonstrate that capability. There’s a LOT of shooting. The CIP device is destroyed, Dubako is missing, and the security guard downstairs is probably rethinking that whole idea of letting Renee go upstairs right about now.


2:32 – Hey! Brunner is still alive at the plant! It just took Janis about five extra minutes to tell him to get out of there… she must have had to go out to the bathroom or something. Boy is she going to be embarrassed trying to explain that to him later.

2:33 – Renee’s leading the Matobo’s out of the building and into Bill’s van, where Chloe has been busy re-writing the FBI firewall software just in case anyone ever asks her for it. She’s also looking for Dubaku.

Dubaku finds Latham (the CIP engineer) hiding in a corner, hoping his part in the story was already over. Dubaku threatens to kill Latham’s wife and daughter unless Latham spontaneously explodes when Jack enters the room. Latham explodes, but Jack is safe. Dubaku leaves the building.

2:35 – Larry and Shaun at the FBI are just baffled about why Dubaku suddenly stopped the attack on the plant in Kidron. The best they can come up with is that Dubaku thinks that Kidron might be a fictional city, wasn’t sure, and stopped just in case. Larry tells Shaun that he has to work with Renee and the NSA to find Dubaku.

Shaun goes to tell Janis about their fun new assignment. Janis informs him that everything at the plant is fine, except for Brunner who isn’t so much fine as dead. She wants to talk to Brunner’s family for some reason. Most likely because she feels like a moron for not trying to stop John from saving the plant when all she had to do was read a few pages further into the script. Shaun has to remind her that they’re still on the whole “trying to keep thousands of people safe” mission, and that there will be more than enough time later to show how badly she feels. Janis is really upset. You can tell because she has a wrinkle in her forehead.


2:42 – At the White House, Agent Tim briefs the President that somehow, magically, the firewall breach stopped. She really wants to know how this trick was accomplished, because it’ll be a great conversation starter at the next White House dinner party.

Ethan calls Secret Service to find Gedge and tells the president that Henry is still on the “conspiracy” about Roger’s death, and that Henry is missing. The president doesn’t look pleased.

2:46 – Vossler hears the Secret Service dispatcher, and tries to call Gedge. That phone call wakes up Henry, who realizes he can start moving around and acting again, instead of just grunting like a caveman like he did last hour. He goes to leave the apartment, just in time to see Vossler. Vossler chases Henry into Samantha’s apartment. Vossler gets a phone call… Hey! It’s Dubaku! This time, he wants Henry to come over to be a hostage for a while.


2:52 – At Bill’s safe house, Bill starts the effort to find Dubaku, but Jack stops him. Jack says it’ll be a lot more dramatic and exciting if they could get other agencies involved, because that way they’d never really be sure who was a bad guy or not. Much more exciting that way, plus there are so many hours left to go. Chloe agrees. Matobo really wants to go back to the White House again, and Bill finally agrees.

2:54 – At the White House, the news shows the Kidron plant is in a state of disarray, with some people wearing chemical outfits. Others are just going into neighboring towns which must have some kind of anti-insecticide shielding (but really HUGE bugs).

The president receives a phone call from Matobo. Matobo explains that he can only tell her how he escaped in person and it must happen in private – so of course the first thing she does is call Ethan to tell him she just talked to Matobo, and that he should escort him upstairs with as few people seeing him as possible, which can only mean they are going to broadcast it on the WB network.

2:56 – Jack leaves with everyone, but Tony decides to stay to try and get Dubaku. Jack makes him promise to turn himself in after this is all over.

Meanwhile, Vossler puts Henry in his car, in the trunk.

2:58 – Dubaku is back at his apartment when a woman named Maria comes to the door to remind him about dinner that night.

2:59 – Dubaku calls Vossler, and tells him to bring Taylor to his apartment. I seriously doubt he’ll be inviting Henry to that dinner.

3:00 pm – Time’s up!


Season 7 – 24 – 1 pm to 2 pm Summary

Previously on 24, we learned: Yellow vans are completely inconspicuous in large metropolitan areas; Agent Janis may in fact be Joy Turner disguised as Phyllis Rosensteen; All Federal agencies use the same ringtones on their landlines; seeing a secret service agent put on rubber gloves is never, EVER a good thing; Neuromuscular drugs make it really hard to act; Bad guys are extremely talkative about what they’re going to do when they think you have no chance of escaping; If someone ever fakes killing you, puts a big piece of Saran Wrap over you, and then returns to cover you with dirt, don’t count on Allen Funt to jump out of the bushes – you better hold your breath.

1:00 pm – Agent Larry FINALLY has a full office meeting. He wants to do synchronized satellite sweeps, because he’s always wanted to try that after seeing that event in the Olympics. Agent Janis starts to complain, and makes herself look foolish in front of everyone. Shaun listens to “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round” on his headphones while Agent Larry tells everyone that Agent Renee has been abducted. Larry gets pretty upset when Shaun calls Renee an “ex-agent”, and Larry tells her that she’s not dead yet, she’s probably just pining for the fjords.

1:02 pm – A blue van drives into the abandoned construction site, and Bill and Chloe stop at the EXACT spot Renee was buried. She’s not breathing for two reasons: 1) You can’t breath when you’re buried under plastic and dirt, and 2) Lack of oxygen forced her to. Chloe pulls out the adrenaline syringe she always keeps in her purse, and they save Renee. They let her know that they’re with Jack, and that she lost her bid to get the world’s record for holding her breath.

1:03 pm – In the inconspicuous yellow UPS van, Matobo and his wife look worried. Emerson tells Jack and Tony that Nichols is on his way with the diamonds and Happy Meals for everyone. Now that everything is going well, Emerson does what bad guys traditionally do, which is give long speeches about things everyone in the audience is curious about. This week’s speech is “Why Tony Is Not Dead”.

Turns out that Christopher Anderson, unknown to everyone, including Tony, himself, and the writer’s for “24”, didn’t really kill Tony. If he had, Tony would be trying to eat everyone’s brains like a Zombie.

No, what happened was Anderson MISSED killing Tony, and only slowed down his heart. Then Emerson came and got Tony and saved him, and was planning on using Tony against Jack. They continue to talk about Tony like he’s not there, even though he’s sitting right there next to them! Tony finally speaks up and starts talking about how they’re like brothers, and just before everyone starts singing Kumbiya, the van gets to where it’s going – An abandoned air strip, another one of the many abandoned places in the greater Washington area.

1:09 – Emerson sees Tony and Jack whispering to each other as the van pulls into the air hanger. Emerson tells Tony to go help Litvak with the door. Emerson pulls off something astounding: He gets Jack’s gun away from him, and gets him into a headlock! This is just too much for Tony, who shoots Litvak out of complete surprise. There’s a standoff between Emerson and Tony, while Emerson holds the gun on Jack. They tell each other to drop their guns a couple of times. When it’s clear that their “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock” game is deadlocked on “Spock”, Tony finally just shoots Emerson. Emerson’s pretty surprised, so surprised he makes a big exaggerated movement to shoot Tony. By this time Jack gets a gun and shoots Emerson, who says, and I quote: “Gurgle”.

1:10 – Bill and Chloe tell Agent Renee that they’ve been running their own little conspiracy nut outfit, but it turns out that much to even their surprise, they might actually have a real conspiracy on their hands: Dubaku and Juma have infiltrated the government! Chloe works on Renee’s neck to stitch up the bullet wound that Jack gave her so it won’t look like a giant hickey and arouse suspicion. Renee wants to phone home to the FBI, but Bill tells her to get a Clue: He’s Sorry but she can’t call because it’ll put their Operation in Jeopardy, put Jack’s Life in danger, and other assorted board game references. Renee has to pretend to act dead, so she starts getting back under the plastic wrap, but they stop her and tell her she just can’t contact the FBI until they figure out how badly things have been infiltrated.

1:11 – Bill gets a call from Jack, who informs him of all the fun he’s been having shooting people. Bill tells Jack that he has to get Matobo to agree to their “plan”. Jack explains to Matobo that they have a “plan”, but doesn’t explain what it is.

1:12 – Meanwhile, back at the bad guy’s headquarters, no one has figured out how to turn on the lights yet. Dubaku tells Nichols to go get Matobo, and then get rid of everyone else. Nichols tries to convince him that Emerson’s team might be useful later, and that it’s considered “unfriendly” to shoot people in this country. Dubaku thinks it would be better to keep his diamonds, which he hasn’t shown anyone anyway. Dubaku then asks about the White House’s response to all of this, and can’t believe that after decades of a “Don’t negotiate with terrorists” policy, they haven’t changed their minds. Dubaku decides that Mrs. President will only respond to dead Americans, which is weird because most dead people have problems communicating, except to 10 year old boys. Dubaku decides to target planes in Washington, DC.


1:18 – At the Oval office, Mrs. President gets off the phone with Bob over at the NSA. She tells Ethan (who just walked into the room) she just realized that every single person that she’s ever spoken to over at the NSA is named Bob. In any event, another firewall is about to be breached, and no one has any idea where the off switch is on the thing, so things are looking grim and that Dubaku is behind it all. Her plan: To speak with all first responders across the country, which should take a minimum of the next six months.

Ethan suggests giving Dubaku a gesture. Mrs. President shows him one, and he was thinking more of something along the lines of pulling the troops back. Mrs. President doesn’t go along with it.

1:20 – Tony checks on Emerson, and tells him he’s “sorry” for the whole shooting thing. He tells Tony to “Go to Hell” and “Gurgle”.

Over in a non-gurgle portion of the airplane hanger, Matobo has caught on to the fact that Jack wants to use Matobo as bait for Dubaku. Mrs. Matobo seems to want to go along with it for the good of Sangala. (She knows that Sangala is a fictional country, and has been making eyes at Jack, so it’s hard to tell what she’s up to).

Matobo wants to go alone. Jack tells him that his wife needs to go to, in case they want to torture her for information about Sangala. Jack swears that it’ll only be a little bit of torture, and they’re going to follow them, so everything’s going to be OK. Matobo won’t do it, but is finally convinced by his wife, saying “Hey! It’ll be fun!”

Jack goes to Tony to get him to come along. Tony looks pretty upset about Emerson, but decides to help Jack hide the bodies, because bodies out in the middle of the hanger just might give their positions away.

1:22 – Dubaku still hasn’t done anything with the lights. It looks like he’s standing on the bridge of a Klingon Bird of Prey while he gets flight information from one of his henchmen. Henchmen starts rerouting planes.

1:24 – Ethan tells Mrs. President that the NSA has NFI where the firewall breach will be, and expects Dubaku to attack ASAP, and they might all be SOL. Meanwhile, Agent Tim gets a call, and they want to forward a call from Dubaku so Mrs. President can talk to him. This phone technology is completely baffling to them, and they don’t realize they can trace the phones.

Dubaku tells Mrs. President he’s disappointed, and that she should look out the window. She does and sees a really bad firework off in the distance – either that or the aftermath of a plane explosion. Unless his demands are met, 10,000 people will die. This upsets her greatly, and she can’t talk for several moments.

When she finally speaks, she asks “Is the Cabinet still assembled?” Ethan says, “This is no time to ask about furniture! Oh! You mean… never mind!” She goes off to meet with them.


1:31 – Mrs. President is getting briefed by Tim giving what sounds like a very gruesome mathematical story problem. The answer: 271 people are dead in the air, and probably more on the ground from the debris. Tim says that a congressman and his wife were also killed on the plane. Everyone is shocked by this – a congressman was actually with his wife – but it’s true. Everyone, including Tim, thinks Mrs. President should withdraw the troops. Tim says they’re just not prepared to show that kind of special effects on the budget the program has, so to get around that, she should comply with Dubaku’s demands.

She finally decides that there will be a chance that Matobo will be recovered, and not like a piece of furniture – they could get him back. She tells everyone that she won’t negotiate with people that give her ultimatums. Joe the Secretary of State gets really upset, starts yelling, and finally leaves after threatening her with the fact she might be impeached. She tells him that he can either sit down, or leave. He finally leaves. She looks at everyone else as if to say, “Didn’t I JUST get done saying I won’t negotiate with people that give me ultimatums?” She gives a nice little preachy speech. This is quite boring, because she doesn’t shoot anyone or scream or anything. She leaves the room and gets a Laura Roslin look on her face while she leans against a wall.


1:41 – Jack waves for the camera inside the approaching blue van as it arrives at the hanger, and runs inside, realizing they must have just started the show again. It’s Bill and Chloe! Jack tells Chloe to put a wire on Matobo as fast as she can, which sounds like a challenge to Chloe, so she runs off to do it.

Renee gets out of the van and is still upset at Jack for that whole “shooting and burying alive” thing. Jack tells her that if he’d told her what was going on back at the FBI, it would have shortened the plot of the show by a couple of hours, and the show’s called “24”, not “22”.

Now Chloe is putting on rubber gloves, which, as noted previously, is NOT a good sign. She tells him that she has a special dental transmitter. He asks if she’s an FBI dentist, and she says, “No, I’m a stay at home mom”. Mrs. Matobo is clearly impressed with the skills that American stay at home mom’s have. Chloe gets the transmitter put onto one of Matobo’s teeth.

Bill tells Jack about the plane collision and goes off to check on Chloe. Renee comes over to Jack to pout some more. They go over the whole “Renee can’t believe the government has been infiltrated” and “Jack tells her, ‘well, it has'” yet again.

1:44 – At the White House, Tim pulls Ethan aside telling him that a lot of Americans are going to die of boredom soon, if something doesn’t happen on the show soon. Ethan says he knows someone that might be able to talk some “sense” into Mrs. President.

1:45 – That person is Henry, Mrs. President’s husband. Unfortunately, Henry can only give people dirty looks right now because of his neuromuscular relaxant. Downstairs, the guy who took Samantha back home sure took his old sweet time about it, because it took over 45 minutes to get her here! On “24”, that’s at least 90 trips around the entire metro-Washington area, if Jack were driving. Anyway, Agent Gedge is upstairs redecorating the place, pulling all kinds of wires, and generally acting in a way that he’s NOT going to be getting a good merit report from Henry at the end of the year.

Samantha goes into her apartment and sees Henry sitting there. He tries to give her a warning grunt, but she doesn’t hear him. She tries to makes small talk with him, which you’d think he could do, but it doesn’t work. Agent Gedge comes up behind her and kills her. During the middle of Gedge’s attack, Ethan calls. Gedge gives Henry a “Isn’t that always the way?” look, and takes the call. Gedge tells Ethan that Henry is meeting with Samantha right now, and he has NO idea what’s going on up there. Ethan tells Gedge to get Henry to call him as soon as he can, and hangs up. Henry looks like he would LOVE to do that, because it’s a lot better than watching Gedge be a psychopathic killer. Gedge puts the knife into Henry’s hand to get fingerprints. Henry realizes that the neuromuscular relaxant is wearing off, and starts remembering as much of the Karate Kid movie as he can.


1:54 – Nichols’ SUV gets to the hanger, and he is surprised to find out that Tony is there alone! Tony tells him that he didn’t like the time he spent with the FBI, so he killed everybody he was with. Nichols wants to see Matobo and his wife, and Tony insists on seeing the diamonds first, and he’s not talking about almonds. Tony must have taken a jewelry correspondence course while he was away, because he looks at the diamonds and is satisfied. The thugs check in the yellow van, and viola! Two Matobos!

Nichols tells Tony that they might need him again, and then a split second later changes his mind. Fortunately for Tony, Nichols is pretty new at this, and nods his head at someone BEHIND Tony, which Tony clearly sees. But before Tony can do anything, Jack and Bill shoot darn near everyone, except one Thug and Nichols.

Tony tells Nichols to forget the whole “you almost killed me” thing, and tells him to take the Matobos, which he promptly does. Nichols and company leave in the SUV.

1:57 – Gedge drags Henry to chair near a balcony for a more gruesome view of what’s about to happen. Gedge hangs a rope over a beam to hang Henry, while Henry balls his fists up. Gedge ignores him, which is a real shame for Gedge because Henry has just enough strength to choke him. They BOTH go over the balcony, and land on a table. Gedge is dead! Henry looks like he does NOT want to try that again.

1:59 – Dubaku is on the phone with Nichols, telling him that he thinks that Mrs. President is insane. Before Nichols can say, “it takes one to know one”, Dubaku hangs up on him. They target Kidron, Ohio for their next attack. Dubaku says, “Begin” just as the show ends.

2:00 pm – Time’s up!