10 Best Episodes of 24

24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration.

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24 - S9E1

#15 - Day 9: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. (Season 9 - Episode 1)

After four years off the grid, Jack is apprehended in London by the CIA – on the very day that President James Heller arrives. As the President faces political pressure over a US drone program run from a UK-based base, only disgraced agent Kate Morgan suspects that Jack's capture was all too easy.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1671 votes.

24 - S9E2

#14 - Day 9: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. (Season 9 - Episode 2)


Jack and Chloe are on the trail of a hacker who might lead them to whoever is behind an assassination attempt on President Heller... but Kate is hot on Jack's trail.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1501 votes.

24 - S9E4

#13 - Day 9: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Season 9 - Episode 4)

With the threat escalating, Jack Bauer heads to the U.S. Embassy as the CIA closes in on him. Elsewhere, Margot asserts her authority with unthinkable force, President Heller faces members of Parliament and Kate Morgan takes matters into her own hands.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 1391 votes.

24 - S7E24

#12 - Day 7: 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. (Season 7 - Episode 24)


Presented with the evidence of Olivia's actions, President Allison Taylor is forced to make a decision between her family and the Presidency. Thanks to Kim Bauer, Janis, Renee and Chloe are able to save Jack and arrest Tony before he can kill Alan Wilson. With Wilson refusing to talk and Jack about to die, the fight is no longer in the field, it's for the hearts and souls of Jack and Renee.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 363 votes.

24 - S9E8

#11 - Day 9: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Season 9 - Episode 8)

Jack Bauer and President Heller endure the unthinkable to thwart the terror attacks of mastermind Margot Al-Harazi. Meanwhile, CIA agent Jordan Reed faces a life-or-death struggle and Kate takes drastic measures to track down Margot before it's too late.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 1325 votes.

24 - S2E24

#10 - Day 2: 7:00 A.M. - 8:00 A.M. (Season 2 - Episode 24)


Jack uses Sherry to lure Kingsley out into the open, but Kingsley suspects a set-up and lays his own trap. Kate and her father have a final, ominous conversation with Marie. Palmer's attorney finds evidence involving Kingsley and convinces Mike to release Palmer from custody. Palmer and his cabinet gather to watch as Sherry meets with Kingsley. Mike orders Chappelle to reinstate Tony and Michelle. Jack sends Sherry in for the meeting with Kingsley, but his mounting heart troubles cause problems for him at the crucial moment.

The episode was rated 8.26 from 529 votes.

24 - S2E15

#9 - Day 2: 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (Season 2 - Episode 15)

Palmer, Mike and Lynne discuss various ways to dispose of the ticking bomb. They conclude that the desert is the best place to set it off. Jack determines that one man must pilot the plane carrying the bomb. He chooses to fly the plane himself and bids a tearful goodbye to his daughter. Tony and Michelle become suspicious of a Middle Eastern diplomat who is asking questions about the evidence against Syed Ali. Palmer departs for Los Angeles so he can be on hand when news of the nuclear bomb reaches the public.

The episode was rated 8.27 from 569 votes.

24 - S8E23

#8 - Day 8: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. (Season 8 - Episode 23)


The Russian Federation President arrives to sign the accord, Jack wants justice, and Logan stays in pursuit. Meanwhile, Dalia has a realization, President Taylor rattles her sabers, and Chloe tests her mettle.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 407 votes.

24 - S5E24

#7 - Day 5: 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. (Season 5 - Episode 24)

Jack takes his fight directly to the President as he attempts to force a confession from him that will prove his involvement in the day's events. Martha vents her hatred for her husband in front of the press as Logan gives a eulogy over Palmer's body. Jack and Audrey share a tender moment when it seems the crisis has subsided, but Jack finds that his problems have only begun as his past catches up with him.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 377 votes.

24 - S3E24

#6 - Day 3: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. (Season 3 - Episode 24)


Jack and Chase must make a powerful sacrifice when dealing with the virus. Tony is able to help Jack one last time before he is taken into custody, while an angry victim seeks vengeance on Saunders. Palmer makes a surprising career choice in the wake of Sherry's death.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 444 votes.

24 - S1E24

#5 - 11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M. (Season 1 - Episode 24)

Palmer has had enough of Sherry's power plays and has a final showdown with her in the hotel ballroom. Nina knows that the Drazens have no leverage without Kim, so she calls Jack and tells him that Kim's body was found floating in the harbor. Jack is crushed by grief and then he flies into a rage. He rushes the Drazens and a bloody shoot-out ensues. Nina's cover is blown and she makes a final dash for safety, leaving a bloody trail behind her. Jack is able to apprehend her before she can escape, but he is stunned to learn that he didn't arrive soon enough.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 676 votes.

24 - S9E12

#4 - Day 9: 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 A.M. (Season 9 - Episode 12)


The clock ticks toward the final seconds of Jack Bauer's most heroic day. As the world teeters on a terror plot of mass proportions, Jack and the team reunite one last time to avert an imminent international crisis. With little time left and the fate of the free world on the line, Jack is faced with an unthinkable and grave decision. Lives will be lost and the American administration will grapple with the day's most devastating news as the clock stops.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 1324 votes.

24 - S8E22

#3 - Day 8: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. (Season 8 - Episode 22)

Jack's rogue operation includes kidnapping a high-profile target. Pools of blood, a knife wound, and Chloe's mistrust of her new supervisor add texture, while President Taylor feels the loneliness of power.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 405 votes.

24 - S4E24

#2 - Day 4: 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 A.M. (Season 4 - Episode 24)


As the missile speeds toward its destination, Mandy cuts a deal with Jack and the President to give up Marwan's location in exchange for a full pardon on all of her crimes. Tony and Michelle share a happy reunion, but Jack finds his relationship with Audrey shattered as she makes her feelings known. Logan's advisor suggests a drastic course of action when the Chinese government demands that Jack be handed over to them for trial. Palmer tries desperately to warn Jack of the danger against him. Jack's life changes forever as Tony, Michelle and Chloe help him to evade the trap set for him by Secret Service.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 388 votes.

24 - S8E24

#1 - Day 8: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Season 8 - Episode 24)

Heads of state gather at the UN to sign the accord, three at CTU make a final effort to expose a conspiracy, Logan and Pillar tie up loose ends, and justice may elude Jack.

The episode was rated 8.54 from 441 votes.

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