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24 3.0 FAQ

How does it begin, spoiler-boy?

A decomposed corpse infected with “pnuematic plague” (or “PNP”) is unceremoniously deposited at a National Health Services building.

What’s 24 3.1 titled?

“Day 3: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m."

1 p.m.?

Yes. Season one kicked off at midnight. Season two kicked off at 8 a.m. Season three will begin and end at 1 p.m.

Who’s responsible?

Teleplay is credited to series vets Joel Surnow & Michael Loceff.

Is it any good?

Yeah!! If director Jon Cassar doesn’t somehow screw it up, this looks, at minimum, like another four-star relaunch!

What does TV Guide say?

TV Guide tells you nothing. 3.1 won’t air till Oct. 28, a good three months from now.

There was only one year between seasons one and two. Is the third season really set three years after the second season?

It is. The first thing we’ll see in the (commercial-free) season opener is David Palmer’s collapse following his encounter with hot, nakedness-prone lesbian assassin Mandy. We fade to black, then get a title card: “THREE YEARS LATER.”

Is President Palmer, as rumored, in a coma as the episode begins?

No. When we first see David Palmer, he’s up and preparing for a debate on the USC campus in Los Angeles. He’s running for re-election against one Sen. Keeler.

Was Palmer ever in a coma?

There’s no reference to one. Palmer’s new chief of staff makes mention of the president’s “so-called weakened state” soon after Mandy’s assassination attempt.

Does Palmer seem to present any lingering aftereffects resulting from the “Mandy handshake”?

When Palmer waves to the crowd, we see his hand is scarred, and when he’s alone with staffers he demonstrates a momentary shortness of breath. But it’s mentioned that no one has “done a full work-up” on Palmer in “a while.”

Does D.B. Woodside play Palmer’s chief of staff now that the duplicitious Mike Novick has been sacked?

Woodside (Faith’s principal boyfriend on the final season of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) not only plays Palmer’s new chief of staff, he plays Palmer’s kid brother.

Is Jack Bauer back working at CTU?

He is.

Since George Mason suffered horrible radioactive death last season, does Jack have to report to Tony Almeida now?

No. Jack is Los Angeles director of field ops. Jack and Tony each run a different CTU department under the same roof. (It should be noted that Tony has just been offered a job that would relocate him to CIA HQ in Virginia.)

So Jack signed back on with CTU pretty quickly after he prevented the U.S. attack on the three Middle East nations?

Looks like it. We learn that Jack has spent the last year bringing to justice one Ramon Salazar, a “narco-terrorist.” For six months, Jack was undercover, pretending to be Salazar’s friend.

Is Salazar tied to that opening scene at the National Health Service Building?

Yes. Now that they’ve proven they have PNP, Salazar’s associates threaten to release it into the general population unless Salazar is released by 8 p.m.

Salazar’s “associates”?

He seems to have quite a few. One should probably pay special attention to brother Hector Salazar and Hector’s fabulous but troubled trophy wife, Claudia.

And Jack Bauer cares about PNP why?

It’s a “weaponized” strain of PNP, and could bring about nothing less than the end of the world. If released into the population it would kill more than a million Los Angeles civilians in the first week.

Are Kim and Kate, as rumored, out shopping together as the episode begins?

No.

Is Kate around at all?

No. There’s a sense that Kate and Jack enjoyed a two-year relationship that is now long gone. Jack gets a call from Kate during the hour, but she’s just asking for him to get more of his stuff out of her place.

Does Kim Bauer, as rumored, insist on accompanying her pop on missions because she fears for his health?

No. At least not in the season opener.

Wasn’t Kim a nanny last season? Is she really working for CTU now?

She is. She’s kind of of the new Jamie Farrell (sans the traitorous component), and demonstrates a real faculty for computer science. (Absurd, you say? Remember please that when we first met Kim, she was challenging daddy Jack at chess.)

Is Kim menaced by cougars?

No. In fact, Kim’s role at CTU is a terrific antidote for those who maintain an abiding lust for Elisha Cuthbert, but little patience for Kim Bauer’s inane predicaments.

Is Michelle Dressler still at CTU?

Yes, and her relationship with Tony has undergone some changes since she betrayed him on Jack’s behalf three years earlier.

Any new developments with Michelle’s brother Danny, who looks in no way like her?

None.

Are Jack and Kim getting along?

Yes. But each has been keeping an enormous secret from the other for the last several months. Kim is anxious to tell Jack her secret. Jack wants no one to know about his.

Both Jack and Kim are keeping secrets from each other? Are the secrets related?

No.

Any hints about Jack’s secret?

Jack’s secret involves his health.

Ah ha! Is it related to Jack’s death and resurrection in season two?

We will learn at episode’s end.

Ah ha! Is Jack himself infected with PNP?

We will learn at episode’s end.

Any hints about Kim’s secret?

It involves Kim’s love life.

Has Kim returned to dating that WASP-y Latino kickboxer who lost his leg during Kim’s escape attempt last season?

Nope. Miguel remains part of Kim’s dating history.

Has Kim gone lesbian? With Mandy? Or Kate Warner?

That would be telling.

Is Lynne Kresge back? Did she even survive Novick’s manhandling last season?

She’s not around (and goes unreferenced) in the opener. Hopefully they’ll bring her back as a quadriplegic or something.

How does it end, spoiler-boy?

Jack picks up a paperweight and begins smashing!! Ughnnnn! Plop. Ughnnnn! Plop. Ughnnnn! Plop.

9 p.m. Tuesdays. Fox.

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  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:45 a.m. CST

    Kim's secret

    by The Z-Frame

    Kim and Mandy are now lovers. Woo-hoo! I shouldn't get my hopes up. Just as long as we find out what Jack whispered in Nina's ear, I shall be happy.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:49 a.m. CST

    ****SPOILER****

    by The Z-Frame

    ****SPOILER**** ****SPOILER**** I just read the spoiler. Wow, a paperweight. Trying to upstage the head slicing scene from last season, aren't they?

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:49 a.m. CST

    ARRRRGGgghhhhhh

    by DarthCorleone

    I'm so 24-hungry that when I saw this link, I couldn't resist reading every word. That's the only time I'll give in to the spoilers this season, I promise. Speaking of spoilers, I read in TV Guide a few weeks back that Fox plans on fundamentally changing the structure of their next episode teasers/trailers for 24, as they have been giving way too damn much away. Bravo, I say, if that's the case.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Darth Taco, speaking of that head severing scene...

    by DarthCorleone

    Did anyone else find it extremely amusing that Jack was able to: 1) fetch a hacksaw, 2) neatly decapitate the body, and 3) shave his beard off in what must have been 6 or 7 minutes at the most? I actually envisioned one of the scenes that we didn't get to see as going something like this: MASON: "Here's the hacksaw, Jack." JACK: "Great, George. I gotta go shave. Can you chop that head off for me?" MASON: *does his patented anti-Jack Bauer eye roll and sigh, then shrugs* "O.k." ............. Seriously, rewatch season 1, and for a fun 24 drinking game accessory, take a shot everytime Mason puts up momentary resistance to one of Jack's plans and then does a begrudging reversal in a matter of seconds.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 3:05 a.m. CST

    beheading, beschmeding!

    by Hercules

    Don't fret. There's a trademark shocking act of violence in the new season's first 10 minutes.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Shocking violence in the first ten minutes?

    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    Ohhhhh...Hercy Hercy Hercy.....please please please tell me it involves (1) Garden variety Kim (1) Stainless steel leg trap for wild game (2) Panicked Mexicans looking to get out of town (5) State police troopers and (41,000) pounds of cocaine.......please please please let it be true....think of all the possibilities!.....And thus, I have spoken! - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 3:41 a.m. CST

    First act of violence

    by The Z-Frame

    Please let it be Kim's cell phone ringing, her answering it, and hearing a familiar voice on the other end saying, "put down that phone, and I will kill you." And then Kim puts it down.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 3:47 a.m. CST

    well it's obvious...

    by readyoufool

    ...what jack is doing with the paperweight and what the resulting plops are...he's beating the shit out of someone. either that or he's engaging in some sort of sick sado-masochism while in the crapper.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 3:58 a.m. CST

    The secret's

    by FNORDknt

    Kim is Pregnant - Jack raped kim accidently while she was sleeping and had a heart attack... Maybe?

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 4:06 a.m. CST

    Kim is a lesbian..she has to be

    by Joe Mammary

    I only really watched this show for Elisha Cuthbert, it was a bit too slick and Americanized for me.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Kim's probably with Tony

    by Zod_Is_Back

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Is the bad guy *really* named Salazar?

    by JonQuixote

    SALAZAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 12:35 p.m. CST

    What Jack whispered to Nina no longer matters, she's been in pri

    by Regis Travolta

    They had a great cliffhanger and they totally squandered it. A beautiful lesbian airplane-exploding sky-diving poison-palmed international assassin shakes the hand of the President reports to her German boss and vanishes and we cut to 3 years later?!?! That means whatever happened to Palmer after he fainted will be dealt with in superficial shallow expository dialogue. It means momentum was lost when it could have been maintained. Do you really believe that Nina having spent the past 3 years in prison could suddenly be sprung somehow and be up to speed on this latest plot? It's a shame but I saw this coming, after a nuclear bomb everything else is anti-climactic. Oh well, this show was fun but now it's just another TV show and it will never I repeat never achieve what it once had when it was fresh and new. It's now just a primetime soap opera which is all it ever was but at least it had style and pizazz and some brilliant writing and directing. There is nothing that can be done even with Palmer facing yet another threat in his re-election campaign that could be more exciting than having Season 3 take place not 3 years later but 3 DAYS later. That would have kept momentum going. 3 years later is bullshit, 3 days later would have been brilliance.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 12:37 p.m. CST

    So ...

    by majorq007

    Any sign that we're going to learn who "Max" was, what his motivations were or why infecting Palmer was a viable alternative to the "go to war" plan? Or are they just dropping that?

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 12:50 p.m. CST

    lesbian kim

    by punto

    that'd be great.. She'd be dating some kind of undercover terrorist backstabbing mole, and we'd be right on track with the female (and specially lesbian) suspects. (hey, I was right about Kate's sister last year..) Alas, it'll probably be something conventional, like a secret engagement, or a pregnancy (the fetus is evil).

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 12:55 p.m. CST

    lets see....

    by commy

    im reading this some people seem upset theres no straight follow on? i think the problem is being that each season is 1 day u cant come back into it except after sometime else all ure gonan get is palmer lieing in a bed while jack sleeps off the last day the only thing u could do following on a few weeks is jack runnign around for an antidote which isnt too realistic. palmers gonna need time to recover u cant include the recover cus nothing is gonna happen in a day really, im betting that the candiate hes up against is some how another pawn in the game and the poison thingy is just a way to get him out and the pawn in, (last season set up the government working against palmer so thats gonna play over) i for 1 like it anyways

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Ah cripes.

    by yneway

    Looking forward to this season, but Jack's health better not be in question. If it is we're gonna have to put up with at least 8 conveniently timed chest pains to put him in danger. I guess with Kim running the "network" at CTU we'll be seeing many more "the network is down" moments. I wish they would abandon most of the CTU HQ stuff, but not gonna happen, even an explosion couldn't keep the place outta business for two episodes. Hope this season's more like season one...if I hear the words "the Cypress audio" again, I'm gonna throw my tv out the fucking window. The first half was fucking brilliant, but the once the bomb blew it got rough. Season 4: While Palmer visits LA to do something, doesn't matter as long as he's in LA, terrorists unleash Godzilla threatening the lives of millions. Kim's 9 months pregnant and captured by the terrorists. Jack's just woken from a 7 month coma and is unable to walk, by the end of the episode he's killed 17 terrorists and regained full use of his legs...but who can he trust...?

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:38 p.m. CST

    This sounds...

    by RickP66

    ...like shit. I won't be watching this season. Fuck the idiotic writers.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Kim's secret is this:

    by Christopher3

    She's been having hot steamy NC17 sex with Naked Mandy. Oh please let it be.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 5:08 p.m. CST

    One of Salazar's associates is....

    by Greenleaf1

    Salazar Slytherin, of Harry Potter fame!!! lol, jk, but when I heard Salazar i was just reminded of one of the founder's of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Anyways, how did we see this episode so soon, didn't they just begin filming? Also another question, if they've already completed this opening episode for Season 3, does that mean that we'll start seeing little sneak peak commercials on Fox for this??? Sure hope so, me and my dad never miss an episode of 24, I've got Season 1 on DVD and i'm looking forward to getting Season 2 (44 Deleted Scenes, yay!) Anyways, can't wait for more of those spoilerific episode reviews, keep up the good work AICN.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Thursdays at 9...

    by KazamaSmokers

    "If I hear the words "the Cypress audio" again, I'm gonna throw my tv out the fucking window." ------------- Yay! SCTV reference! Okay... probvably not.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 5:57 p.m. CST

    "It

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    Yawn. Kim in CTU, bigger yawn. And I'll reserve my biggest yawn just in case someone gets infected and Jack has to find the antitode in however much time is left in the show's season.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 6:34 p.m. CST

    She's pregnant, that bitch!

    by talkbackID

    That whore! Pregnant! Granddaddy Jack will team up with Kim and 16-year-old son in a trio of crime fighting events. This is season five of...24.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Let's fit it within a reality

    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    "It

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 9:30 p.m. CST

    college exercise

    by isther2

    Please, do not flame me... hard. I am at college, and one "exercise" was to post a message - any- in a newsgroup. Neat, no? BTW, love the show.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Kim's Secret Is...

    by TFMinistry

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't they already cast Jack's dashing younger partner? Twenty dollars says she is dating him. As for the seasons plots, bleh... It'll take at least eight hours for them to tie it in to the German's, and then again, that'll already be convoluted. I can only hope that Mia Kirshner returns for at least one episode.

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 11:01 p.m. CST

    pnuematic plague?

    by Amy Chasing

    guess it really "pumps" you up, eh? ;-)

  • Aug. 3, 2003, 11:20 p.m. CST

    It's bullshit. When you set up a decent cliffhanger you PAY IT O

    by Regis Travolta

    How pathetic, they threw in Mandy just to make Herc and the rest of us happy then they come up with a clever cliffhanger and then because they realized they painted themselves into a creative corner they just skip ahead 3 years probably so they can go one year further ahead than ALIAS went with Syd all of a sudden 2 years into the future. This will be a pathetically weak season creatively and dramatically, it will be contrived and repetitive. If there's something better on this year on Tuesdays at 9 I for one will not be watching 24 I'll just get the 3rd season dvd free of charge a year from now because I'm friends with the owner of a video store. So not only will I boycott the broadcast episodes Fox won't even make any money from me because I won't be spending any money to rent the dvd.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 12:09 a.m. CST

    isther2

    by Toe Jam

    i don't think the aicn talkbacks are considered a newsgroup, so dont' be suprised if you get a d-minus

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Kim's Secret..

    by LiLBauer

    She and Tony are expecting quadruplets...but the problem is...2 are Tony's and the other 2...are........ MASON's test tube !!!

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 12:22 a.m. CST

    ITS THE SHOWER SCENE!!!!

    by LiLBauer

    The infamous Shower scene is TRUE!! Kim, Kate, and Naked Mandy had a lil 3-way Bauer style in the shower. She'd dying to show Daddy Bauer their video!!

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 1:06 a.m. CST

    The Easy Ways Out (-or-) How To Keep All the Main Cast Of 24 Int

    by ChickenGeorgeVII

    THE DYING PRESIDENT LINE: "Me? Twitching on the sidewalk?...Oh no no no (laughing) it was poison aok she had in her hand and I had a flair for the over dramatic. I really wanted to see how many people in Los Angeles were still on edge after that whole bomb scare."......THE GEORGE MASON DEATH LINE: "Funny thing Jack...That Cessna had airbags. And I fell into an old missle silo. And thanks for the complement on the nice green glow I have. This Halloween, I'm going as a cyalume."......THE KIM BAUER STORYLINE: "Daddy, I've been picked to go on Paradise Hotel!!!"....THE KATE WARNER STORYLINE: "Jack, I've been picked to go on Paradise Hotel!!!"....THE TONY ALMEDA STORYLINE: "Jack, I've been picked to go on Paradise Hotel!!!"....THE NINA MEYERS STORYLINE: "Jack, We've planted a bomb on Paradise Hotel!!!".......And thus, I can never watch too much Fox! - - - George, The 7th Chicken!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 4:13 a.m. CST

    It's too obvious .. please let it not be this

    by bobpitbull

    Jack's slutty white american trash daughter is already years past the average age of first pregnancy (America's evolution - great, isn't it?). So, she's pregnant. Jack will only find this out though after she has the PNP virus. He must not only save his daughter - but his grandchild too. Dear god. If it wasn't so corny and contrived it might be good.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 12:38 p.m. CST

    THe only thing

    by Larry Jay

    The only thing that's keeping me watching FOX is 24 and The Simpsons. I am STILL RAGINGLY PISSED about the cancellation of FUTURAMA so they better make this season worth it. As it is, the only thing that kept me watching the show was the fact that SMALLVILLE was on in the same timeslot and I prefered to watch the adventures of the young Clark Kent commercial free (with the aid of my trusty VCR) and had to do SOMETHING to pass the time while it was taping. 24 sucked me in last season. I am (in the words of Alan Quartermain) "Waiting to be impressed". This year they won't have the Smallville conflict. Wednesdays will be totally devoted to ANGEL and Smallville. Anything FOX puts up against them will die in my house. ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD!!!!!

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Mecha-Ghidora you bigoted dumb fuck

    by BRTick

    no, there aren't that many. there are more.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Regis Travolta

    by radio1_mike

    C'mon now. If it (the new season) started 3 days or 3 weeks from the last one that would be incredulous. No one could suspend their disbelief, that now Jack: 1) has to save the world and 2) has to save the Prez again. That would be beyond belief. If it is set three years in the future, then they can let some thing slide (let exposition take care of it) and let others come about from the 3 year interval. It has to be this way, otherwise how could there be, even possibly a Season 4. What would that season look like, Jack vs. Kodos and Kang? I mean, he'd need 24 hours to find a board with a nail in it?

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 1:47 p.m. CST

    A little late in this, but...

    by symphy

    ...in the first season, an airline bound to L.A. full of Americans exploded within the first hour. Wouldn't that have been unending, commercial-free coverage throughout the day? Wouldn't campaign events have been cancelled, or at the very least, wouldn't David have NOT had to worry about the story breaking with his son on such a busy newsday? :) Just a thought.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Narco-terrorist?Ye gods of Miami Vice, blech. This does not bode

    by Diskatopia

    How very 1980's a villain. Guess the producers don't realize that most of the old episodes of Miami Vice are considered high(pun) comedy today, especially the cliche-cartoonish picture they paint of cocaine use. Maybe by hour 15 Prez Palmer could declare martial law and re-legalize all drugs (or at least Salazar's specialty, which I'm guessing is cocaine or heroin), thus collapsing Salazar's "narco" empire nigh instantaneously, ... Motivations are going to be important-- why would Salazar's associates even care if he is released, when they could just take over where he left off? Why would they want to kill millions, since this would be many of their customers, and when they know it could spread and kill people all over the world? In other words, why would they willing to do that for Salazar, why would he be so important to them, when the name of their game is money? Better be good answer to these and similar questions, or the show is nonsense from hour one.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah, and I gotta agree with what Regis Travolta wrote-- 3 ye

    by Diskatopia

    Three years, when the German dude was being pressed by his oil buddies for instant action (and obviously something more than just palming Palmer, they care about their oil power goals)... so should we assume the evil oilies somehow got all their desires, and that that storyline (and Nina) are over and, to the producers, passe? Wow. Maybe they'll think of some sensible way to tie in "narco terrorists" and "pnp" (plug-and-play virus :P) to the "Germans/Nina" and "oil barons" plots. Cross fingers. But don't get your hopes up.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Mecha-Ghidora you homophobic turd!

    by markymarc

    What the hell?? Yeah that's right you turd! "What's with all the faggots?" "Are there really that many faggots out there?" ...whatever dude! Go get some gay friends and then start calling them fags...they would kick your homophobic ass 2 ways from Sunday! Besides, 2 girls would be hot right? Stereotypical but hot nonetheless...

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Can you people stop WHINING already?

    by hulkdog

    The first episode of Season 3 hasn't aired and ALREADY you're complaining. All we have snippets of plot info, and there's complaining galore. Some thoughts: (1) Kim at CTU is not totally unbelievable. You have to believe that Jack has total control of his department after saving the President twice now, so nepotism works. Kim is not street-smart, but there's no indication that she's not book-smart. And it's not like Jamie/Roseanne's daughter were Steve Jobs or anything. (2) Three years later, so what? Obviously, the poisoning had some effect on Palmer, and those ramifications are going to be felt now. Let's see what happens. (3) Does anyone here think Salazar is the ultimate bad guy? Why get all worked up about him. Just wait and see.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 4:45 p.m. CST

    AHA - I get it now...

    by Iblis_mage

    So, when Kim was in the trap haplessly waiting for the cougar to come and bite her blond empty head off, she was actually employing the Nimzowitsch defense. Brilliant.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 6:22 p.m. CST

    Palmer's catch-phrase for re-election...

    by PlantBoy!

    ...is "You think my hand looks bad, you should see my dick!" Clearly he's trying to appeal to the Masturbation Voters. Later, he tries "You think my dick looks bad, you should see my secretary's mouth!" at the Oral Sex Association Fundraiser.

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Kim's adventures continue...

    by PlantBoy!

    This season's Kim Bauer storyline focuses on her stealing office supplies while no one is looking. Episode after episode will entail scenes like Kim sneaking out of the copier room just before the surveillance camera oscillates toward her, then quickly hiding around the next corner just before someone passes by! Whew! I'm getting nervous just thinking about it!

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 6:54 p.m. CST

    oh yeah, other spoilers...

    by PlantBoy!

    Miguel comes back during Hour 5 with a cybernetic leg and tries to stomp on Kim's foot in a desperate act of revenge, until Rick from Season 1 dives in and takes a bionic foot in the ass. Milo comes back from his really really long smoke break in Hour 8 to find out that he's been replaced--not once but twice; he whines until Tony promotes him to the highly-coveted "Sexual Terrorism Analyst" position; he spends the remaining episodes trying to "recruit" Michelle onto his unit (and I don't mean his CTU team). Jack finally dies from heart failure in Hour 2, but everyone assumes he's working on some "top secret mission", so they don't find out until Hour 19, when his corpse spontaneously combusts and sets off the fire alarm; of course Jack miraculously manages to "snap out of it" later when Kim cries her goodbye over his lifeless carcass. In the final episode, Palmer's son breaks out of jail and pushes his mom off a balcony when she admits that she raped her own daughter "to try and gain sympathy for David's Presidential campaign."

  • Aug. 4, 2003, 11:28 p.m. CST

    PNP?

    by sosgemini

    Hmmm...I wonder if the guys over at 24 realize they are using the same anagram "pnp" for party n play....or better known as "doing e, tweek, 420 and beer and fuck all night till you reach a tantric like orgasm.....WUP WUP!! JACK WANTS SOME PNP WITH KATE.. hmmmm...

  • Aug. 5, 2003, 1:56 a.m. CST

    I'd like to say to any of the writers, in case they peruse this

    by DarthCorleone

    ...Yes, 24 is most known for its ticking-clock, edge-of-your-seat action. But I'd like to make a suggestion. Rather than making every episode about setting up another cliffhanger (which sometimes can strain the plausibility factor), why not devote one or two hours this season to some quiet, character-driven drama? Yes, it wouldn't make sense to sit around talking when you've got stuff to get done, but there are ways to fit it in. Some of the best moments of the first two seasons are the quiet dramatic interludes in which the characters aren't completely centered on the task at hand (e.g., Jack's nodding off with his hostage who has to get to court, Kim and Jack on the phone pre-nuke explosion, Jack and Nina on the plane in adversarial mode, etc.). I want a few more extended moments like those, assuming they aren't too hokey. For instance, trap Jack and Nina in the same room for an entire hour. Have Kim play a trash-talk filled game of strip chess with the cougar. O.k. Kidding on that last one.

  • Aug. 5, 2003, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Im not sure all this is beleivable...

    by Take24.co.uk

    Im not sure all this is beleivable... ANyway.. please all check out www.take24.co.uk thanks ^.^

  • Aug. 7, 2003, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Kill that Fkng Btch

    by Mr Spock

    why dont they Kill KiM in the first 2 minutes, that would be an excelent reason to Jack to fight for.

  • Aug. 10, 2003, 7:13 p.m. CST

    Nina wil be back...

    by samgrice

    hey, this is my first talk back post. I'm pretty sure nina will be back, she got a presidential pardon after all! so what jack said to her will be revealed in this season after they meet up again because she is envolved!! if her preveous employers were behind season 2 as well, then they are probably behind season 3, and my guess is nina will be back, all the seasons will be linked by the same bad guys. well thats my theory.

  • Aug. 10, 2003, 7:28 p.m. CST

    24 Season 3 plot thread for Kim.

    by Peperharow

    Kim is terrorised by ex-boyfriend Miguel who after the trauma of losing his leg is now convinced he is Long John Silver complete with Crutches and Parrot.

  • Aug. 10, 2003, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Damn you Salazaaaaaaar!!!!!

    by Archduke_Chocula

    fuck yeah! Is it just me or does 24 use the current threat of the week? Season 1: Plane crashs Season 2: Terrorism Season 3: PNP/Sars

  • Aug. 13, 2003, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Possible plotlines

    by me

    Ok, so 1st a ridiculous rumour - is Mason still in the show? I know he kinda had radiation poisoning but I heard that he survived/didnt die when he dropped the bomb off. Having Kim working in CTU is just stupid. The only reason shes there is that the writers can't think of anymore bloody stupid situations for that liability to get herself into. It will also save on the phone calls between Jack & people at CTU saying "find Kim & look after her" cos now (in theory) she will be under their constant supervision. (although I suppose she could end up trapping herself in the photocopier or something, bearing in mind who we are talking about here) Jack probably will have some major health problem cos lets face it, anybody who dies and then a few minutes later is up beating the hell out of everybody & running round is very unlikely to be particularly well for the rest of his life. Maybe he & Palmer will end up dying together....

  • Oct. 6, 2003, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Jack mmmmm

    by dubgirl99

    well, here's how i see it. Jack is upset now that he and kate have broken up.(did you really see that one lasting?), Kim is gonna be probably pregnant or screwing chapple for a higher posoion since jack will be in the field. Tony will find out he's a father and ask jack for advice (should be a hilarious hour!) and mandy will attept to seduce jack and infect him with whatever poison she has handy as we see jack get down and dirty (yes i am aware she is a lesbian but hey... duty calls and who said work was easy, even if you are a terrorist!) also, with kim now being in ctu (dear god it could be excruitating) we will have less of the accidentally running into any of the following... rapists, gun weilding maniacs, call boys, hicks, cops who ALWAYS manage to die, being framed for murder and maming cute men. i just hope for the follwing. Kim to be kept QUIET in CTU. Jack to get Very lucky (Mmmmm Kiefer), palmer to break his honour, sherry to die tragically, kate warner to wish she kept up the 'jack love' and chapple to get a frickin' sense of humour..... here's to wishing, roll on season 3, which probably won't air here in ireland till jan 2005 (sigh!)