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An American TV series starring Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer. Use this tag for questions relating to the 8 seasons aired between November 6th, 2001 and May 24th, 2010.

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Are seasons of 24 standalone stories or related in some way?

I just got season five of 24 from my local library. I't might be a long wait before I can get the other seasons, although I want to see them all eventually. Will it ruin the storyline if I start ...
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Why did Nina Myers help Jack Bauer if she was a mole?

In the last two episodes of the first season of the TV series 24, it is shown that Nina Myers is a mole. However, from the very first episode and onwards she's very helpful to Jack Bauer. Why did ...
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Is Jack Bauer an antihero?

Have seen both used. Some articles typically say "The antihero is back", whilst others say he is a hero. Breeanna Hare at CNN even gets to the point by: -- At first it may seem "24's" Jack Bauer ...
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When did "Previously On ..." become the first 2:30 of every show?

I've been rewatching seasons of 24 and Fringe lately, and I've noticed something really annoying, especially in 24: the first 2:30 of every episode is dedicated to reviewing what has previously ...
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Is it normal in USA/UK to use the phone while driving?

In the TV series 24 you can see Jack Bauer, an American, driving a car around in London while he is talking on the phone with someone. One hand is holding the phone. Here in Germany this is not ...
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Why is Jack Bauer always right, above the law and free to do what he desires, but no one else is?

The series 24 seems to contradict itself always in respect to Jack. He repeatedly seems to be acting against orders and for his personal goals, pretending to act for national security. Yet he always ...
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How did Jack Bauer survive the nuclear bomb detonation in Season 2 of 24?

How did Jack Bauer survive the nuclear bomb detonation in Season 2? He was near the nuclear bomb when it went off.
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What happened to Behrooz on "24"

Whatever happened to Behrooz Araz, the unwitting son of the terrorist couple in Season 4 of the TV Series "24"? Last I remember, the bad guys had kidnapped him and then we never heard from his ...
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Who was Nina Myers working for?

In season 3, Nina Myers is working to acquire the same virus which Jack is trying to acquire. She's working to acquire it for someone else. Is it ever revealed who she was working for?
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What's the point of the overly complex abduction?

I am currently rewatching Season 1 of 24 and while the plot lines around Bauer's daughter Kimberly and his wife Teri certainly are interesting and exciting and provide some great twists, I really ...
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Why did Jack kill this character?

During the climax of the main plotline of 24: Live Another Day, Jack... While Jack is no stranger to killing, at that point the character appears to have been subdued and should have been taken into ...
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Why does Nina Myers call Palmer in episode 22 to help save Jack from the Drazens?

I've been watching season 1 of 24 for the third time, and trying to work out if Nina's behaviour does add up to the season's final plot twist. This question pretty much explains everything: Why did ...
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Did Ludlum and the creators of 24 pay homage to Fleming in their choice of character names? [closed]

James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne all have the same initials. Coincidence or homage?
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24 - Trying to remember a specific character that Jack Bauer tortured

Really hope someone can help with this as it's bugging me to death. In one specific episode (no idea which season, sorry), either a captured enemy or a person of interest who I think was an arms ...
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Why did fighter jets shoot Steven's helicopter without caring if Steven would survive?

In the series 24, season 3, last minutes of episode 22, catching Steven alive is very important for finding the rest of viruses so why did fighter jets shoot the helicopter without caring if Steven ...
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Did George Mason plan to escape?

In the second episode of Season 2 of 24, George Mason, the director of CTU reads a threat assessment which concludes that there is a 89 - 93 % chance of successful detonation of nuclear bomb in Los ...
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Is there any more background information about Belcheck?

In the 12 episode 24 revival 24: Live Another Day Jack Bauer is supported from the begin on by some dubious Eastern European associate named Belcheck ("Just one word. Like Madonna."). He stays a ...
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Was Keith ever charged with murder?

In season 1 of 24, a lot of attention is devoted to events that were covered up in Senator Palmer's family, specifically that his son Keith was involved in the death of Lyle Gibson. I'm currently ...
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Why were The Salazars interested in Kyle Singer?

So, at the start of the 24 hours of Day 3 we learn Kyle has been hired to traffic some cocaine from somewhere in Mexico to California, it's then implied that the cocaine is contaminated with the ...
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Was this line from 24 scripted?

In S4 E9 around 22:46 (streaming), Jack is speaking with Tony about how Dina and Behrooz Araz do not show up on any watch lists. At that moment, Erin Driscoll calls Jack. Jack Yeah? Erin Jack, it's ...
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Why don't they send the files through the mail channel?

In the series 24, season 4, episode 12, as Jack Bauer is in the corporation building restoring deleted files, why don't they send those files via the given mail channel opened with Tony Almeda, but ...
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Edition with 1-hour episodes each of TV series 24?

I wonder if there's a DVD release or similar of the TV series 24, in which each episode lasts one hour. What they showed on TV was only ever 42 minutes of the series, and the rest being used for ...
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