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24: Day 2 (2002-2003)




Critic Consensus: 24's sophomore outing is not as elegantly structured as its predecessor, but the series firmly puts to rest any fears that its propulsive thrills were a one-time novelty.


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Eighteen months after Day 1's foiled assassination plot, Day 2 finds Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) officially stepping into the role of America's protector as he attempts to stop terrorists from setting off a bomb in Los Angeles. During his hunt for the nuclear device, Jack becomes romantically involved with Kate Warner (Sarah Wynter), who suspects her sister's fiancé is working with Middle Eastern terrorists. Behind-the-scenes political intrigue centers on David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert), now president of the United States after surviving Day 1's assassination attempts. While Palmer supports Jack and CTU's efforts to track down the nuclear device, Vice President Jim Prescott (Alan Dale) and Palmer's own Cabinet question the president's decision-making ability and seek to undermine his authority at every turn. Meanwhile, Jack's daughter, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert), who was rescued from kidnappers in the first season, turns the tables during Day 2. This time, it's Kim who does the kidnapping---or, as she sees it, rescuing---of a child she's been babysitting in order to protect the girl from an abusive father. Later in the day, guest star Kevin Dillon appears as survivalist Lonnie McRae, who takes Kim hostage after convincing her that the nuclear bomb has already been detonated in L.A. Familiar faces returning to action include CTU agents Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard) and Michelle Dessler (Reiko Aylesworth), whose relationship begins to develop romantically under the day's stress; CTU director George Mason (Xander Berkeley), who is exposed to radiation during a fierce gun battle; and First Lady Sherry Palmer (Penny Johnson Jerald), who reveals a dark side in her manipulations of the president for political gain.


Elisha Cuthbert
as Kimberly Bauer
Dennis Haysbert
as David Palmer
Carlos Bernard
as Tony Almeida
Reiko Aylesworth
as Michelle Dessler
Sarah Wynter
as Kate Warner
Xander Berkeley
as George Mason
Jude Ciccolella
as Mike Novick
Laura Harris
as Marie Warner
Penny Johnson Jerald
as Sherry Palmer
Michelle Forbes
as Lynne Kresge
John Terry
as Bob Warner
Billy Burke
as Gary Matheson
Harris Yulin
as Roger Stanton
Skye McCole Bartusiak
as Megan Matheson
Lourdes Benedicto
as Carrie Turner
Sara Gilbert
as Paula Schaeffer
Tamlyn Tomita
as Jenny Dodge
Sarah Clarke
as Nina Myers
Paul Schulze
as Ryan Chappelle
Daniel Dae Kim
as Agent Tom Baker
Timothy Carhart
as Eric Rayburn
Alan Dale
as Vice President Jim Prescott
Tobin Bell
as Peter Kingsley
Donnie Keshawarz
as Yusef Auda
Tracy Middendorf
as Carla Matheson
Glenn Morshower
as Agent Aaron Pierce
Kevin Dillon
as Lonnie McRae
Gregg Henry
as Jonathan Wallace
John Eddins
as Agent Richards
Max Martini
as Agent Steve Goodrich
Michael McGrady
as CHP Officer Brown
Dylan Haggerty
as N.E.S.T. Tech No. 1
Steven Culp
as Agent Ted Simmons
Michael Cudlitz
as Agent Rick Phillips
Tony Wayne
as Agent Powers
Rick D. Wasserman
as Alex Hewitt
Jim Abele
as Ralph Burton
Carmen Argenziano
as General Gratz
Peter Gregory
as Dr. Spire
Aki Avni
as Mohsen
Gary DeWitt Marshall
as N.E.S.T. Tech No. 2
Fred Toma
as Basheer
Scott Paulin
as Brian Jacobs
Randle Mell
as Brad Hammond
Bernard White
as Imam Al Fulani
Anthony Azizi
as Mamud Rashed Faheen
Dean Norris
as General Bowden
Al Sapienza
as Paul Koplin
Val Lauren
as Agent Randy Murdoch
Richard Holden
as General Stone
Sterling Macer Jr.
as Deputy Raynes
Sal Landi
as Sgt. Arroyo
Louis Ferreira
as Danny Dessler
Alicia Bien
as Reporter
Michael Holden
as Ron Wieland
Scotch Ellis Loring
as Field Doctor
Scott Allan Campbell
as Hazmat Doctor
Carmen Mormino
as Randall Sikes
Arell Blanton
as General Smith
Freda Foh Shen
as ER Doctor
Mike Saad
as Prime Minister
Victor Rivers
as Sergeant Amis
Stan Rush
as Agent Sloan
Paco Farias
as Sheriff Drake
Miguel Marcott
as Prime Minister of Turkey
John Rubinstein
as Secretary of State
Faran Tahir
as Greeter
Austin Tichenor
as Secretary of Treasury
Antonio David Lyons
as Cam Stracher
Edward Edwards
as Colonel Lamb
Christopher Maher
as Deputy Prime Minister Barghouti
Zina Zaflow
as Melinda Kale
Steven Arthur
as Military Officer
Miguel Pérez
as Mike Kramer
Neal Matarazzo
as Agent Graves
Alexander Zale
as Ambassador Shareef
Christopher Murray
as FBI Agent Dockerty
Shontina Vernon
as Agent Liz Zoltan
Billy Mayo
as Agent Rosser
Michael James Reed
as Lumber Mill Foreman
Pamela Stollings
as Reporter No. 2
as Jason Park
Jon Gries
as Joe Wald
Tery Bozeman
as Richard Armus
Maurice G. Smith
as CTU Security Guard
Nicholas Guilak
as Farhad Salim
Cliff Weissman
as Rescue Worker
R.A. Buck
as Colonel Ted Graham
Jon Curry
as Young Father
Demitri Fields
as Officer Ken
John Sterling Carter
as Field Reporter
Shirin Sharif
as Female Worker
Shaun Duke
as Mr. Naiyeer
Carl Ciarfalio
as Marshall Goren
Mike Sabatino
as Redneck Driver
Jacque Parson
as Female CTU Worker
Yareli Arizmendi
as Mrs. Naiyeer
Michael Nagy
as Secret Service Agent
Marty Ryan
as Security Guard
Manu Interaymi
as Street Kid
Bryan Rasmussen
as Agent Miller
Max Delgado
as Hazmat Paramedic
Richard Gross
as Fire Marshall
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Critic Reviews for 24: Day 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The second season moves at a much brisker pace, is definitely topical, contains some excellent performances, and never lets you down in the thrills department.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Season 2 proved there were plenty of opportunities to put Jack Bauer through nightmarish 24-hour periods.

February 1, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

24 makes for compulsively watchable viewing even when it stinks.

November 6, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This smart and often gripping mix of suspense and drama immediately drew me in.

November 6, 2001 | Full Review…

Darkly entertaining and as absorbing as ever, this season of 24 reflects a new wartime mentality, one that suits a war lurking in the shadows.

October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Viewers' stomachs will likely have done a full gymnastics routine, even as they wonder whether the suspense isn't being obtained a touch more cheaply this time out.

October 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 2


Jack is back for another powerful and thrilling season of 24. Escalating the danger and intensity, in Season 2 Jack Bauer has to stop a Middle Eastern terrorist group from detonating a nuclear device in L.A.; meanwhile President David Palmer discovers that there are elements in his administration that are assisting the terrorists in order to set the country on a war path. The writing is especially good (with the exception of the Kim storylines), and do an extraordinary job at building suspense and tension. Additionally, the episodes seamlessly flow together, creating an incredibly cohesive story arc. The cast this season is also quite impressive, and includes Michelle Forbes, Laura Harris, and Daniel Dae Kim. Daring and edgy, Season 2 of 24 is a non-stop thrill ride.


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