24: Day 4 (2005)

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Critic Consensus: The countdown remains breathlessly exhilarating even on the fourth try, with Kiefer Sutherland remaining a riveting star amidst an adrenaline-spiking crisis that finds new ways to up the stakes.

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 9, 2005
2
Air date: Jan 9, 2005
3
Air date: Jan 10, 2005
4
Air date: Jan 10, 2005
5
Air date: Jan 17, 2005
6
Air date: Jan 24, 2005
7
Air date: Jan 31, 2005
8
Air date: Feb 7, 2005
9
Air date: Feb 14, 2005
10
Air date: Feb 21, 2005
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Set 18 months after Day 3, the thriller's fourth season finds Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) now employed by Defense Secretary Heller (William Devane) and striving to stop Middle Eastern terrorist Habib Marwan (Arnold Vosloo), who unleashes a large-scale attack on the U.S. that begins with the kidnapping of Heller and Heller's daughter Audrey (Kim Raver), who's also Bauer's girlfriend. Other aspects of Marwan's plot: forcing all of the nation's nuclear plants into meltdown; stealing a stealth fighter to bring down Air Force One; and detonating a nuclear device. As the day winds down, Bauer and the government also have to deal with the Chinese, who want someone to answer for a raid on one of their consulates.

Cast

Kiefer Sutherland
as Jack Bauer
Kim Raver
as Audrey Raines
Carlos Bernard
as Tony Almeida
Alberta Watson
as Erin Driscoll
William Devane
as James Heller
Roger R. Cross
as Curtis Manning
Louis Lombardi
as Edgar Stiles
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Chloe O'Brian
Jonathan Ahdout
as Behrooz Araz
Reiko Aylesworth
as Michelle Dessler
Lana Parrilla
as Sarah Gavin
Arnold Vosloo
as Habib Marwan
Angela Goethals
as Maya Driscoll
Dennis Haysbert
as David Palmer
James Morrison
as Bill Buchanan
Jude Ciccolella
as Mike Novick
James Frain
as Paul Raines
Gregory Itzin
as Charles Logan
Aisha Tyler
as Marianne Taylor
Logan Marshall-Green
as Richard Heller
John Allen Nelson
as Walt Cummings
Ned Vaughn
as Mitch Anderson
Lukas Haas
as Andrew Paige
Robert Cicchini
as Howard Bern
T.J. Thyne
as Jason Girard
Ping Wu
as Su Ming
J. Patrick McCormack
as Robert Franklin
Tomas Arana
as Dave Conlon
Tzi Ma
as Cheng Zhi
Albie Selznick
as John Reiss
Kris Iyer
as Sabir Ardakani
Peter Chen
as Lee Jong
Roxanne Day
as Jen Slater
Keith Szarabajka
as Robert Morrison
Claudette Mink
as Kelly Girard
Diego Serrano
as Agent Solarz
Gwendoline Yeo
as Melissa Raab
Vic Chao
as Agent McCallan
Glenn Morshower
as Agent Aaron Pierce
Chris Olivero
as Kevin Keeler
Mauricio Mendoza
as Dr. Sandford
Cliff Weissman
as Chief Mechanic
Bill Smitrovich
as Gene McLennan
Adam Alexi-Malle
as Joseph Fayed
Nicholas Guilak
as Yosik Khatami
Bryce Lenon
as Mechanic
Phyllis Lyons
as Karen Pendleton
Joseph Hacker
as Advisor Mitchell
Lina Patel
as Nabila Al-Jamil
Kelvin Hin Yee
as Craig Erwich
David Andriole
as John Hansen
Denis Arndt
as Donald Ashton
John Thaddeus
as Joe Prado
Michael Bofshever
as Dr. Mark Kaylis
Evan Handler
as David Weiss
Alex Skuby
as Sheriff McGrath
David Newsom
as Scott Borman
Robert Catrini
as Stephen Weissman
Amy Benedict
as Laurie Hansen
James McCauley
as Bill Dotson
Alicia Coppola
as Azara Nassir
Tim Griffin
as Agent Baron
Dean Cudworth
as Agent Hart
Tim Kelleher
as Greg Merfield
Matt Salinger
as Mark Kanar
Peter Macdissi
as Omar's Henchman
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Critic Reviews for 24 Day 4

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

You needn't have seen 24 to step into season four. It starts in such rousing fashion that Sutherland and his colleagues could surpass themselves.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

New plot, new cast, same Kiefer, same excitement.

Aug 8, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Keeping the characters and situations culturally and historically revelant, as was not done in other recent hot-button projects like The Interpreter, elevates the show's dramatic impact, and creates a palpable foe for Bauer to battle against.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Jack doesn't hesitate to step far outside the law to accomplish his mission, and the writers will stop at nothing to keep the audience hooked. For 24 fans, the ends justify the means.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 4 quickly pulls the rug from under [Jack] and beats him over the head with it.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

There were no fewer than four different crises. Unfortunately, none of them had enough momentum to leave a lasting impression.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Season four also features the best villain ever to face off against Jack.

Nov 28, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

At its best, "24" remains brainy and brawny, focusing on just how bad the ostensible good guys need to become to thwart incomprehensible evil.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In 24, Bauer becomes the superhero stand-in for all employees who feel they could do better than the boss - and work becomes a thing of incredible, bristling urgency.

Nov 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"24" repeats many plot twists and red herrings, but the fourth season still holds some surprises.

Nov 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 4

IanI

Super Reviewer

½

Season 4 of 24 derails the series a bit, but it eventually gets back on track. In a pseudo reboot, the series brings in a nearly all new cast and re-writes the Chloe O'Brian character to be a sympathetic lead. But it doesn't work, and by mid-season most of the show's familiar characters return. Still, this season marks the introduction of several major characters of the series, including Audrey Raines, Curtis Manning, Bill Buchanan, and Charles Logan. The terrorist threat faced this season is also problematic; it's all over the place, beginning with a political kidnapping and ending with a rogue nuclear missile (with several other plots in-between). However, the action is still intense and well-shot. And, there are some interesting guest appearances by Lana Parrilla, Leighton Meester, and T.J. Thyne. In its effort to go bigger than ever before 24 tries some incredibly daring and inventive things for its fourth season, yet it ends up being kind of a mess (though a fun one).

DannM

Super Reviewer

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