24: Day 5 (2006)

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24 defies the law of diminishing returns with a spectacular fifth season that features White House intrigue, some of the most harrowing set-pieces in the series yet, and a heroically committed performance by Kiefer Sutherland.

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User Ratings: 152

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Air date: Jan 15, 2006

18 months have passed since the events of Day 4. With the exception of David Palmer, Tony Almeida, Michelle Dessler and Chloe O'Brian, the world believes that Jack Bauer is dead. Jack is living near L.A. under the name of Frank Flynn, working on an oil ri

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Air date: Jan 15, 2006

Jack and Chloe infiltrate Wayne Palmer's penthouse where David Palmer was assassinated, in the hopes of finding a clue to his murder. Jack convinces Wayne to cooperate and finds some information in Palmer's memoirs that leads him to the airport where the

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Air date: Jan 16, 2006

Jack conceals himself inside the airport hanger and surveys the Russian separatists, feeding information to Curtis and his assault team.The terrorists begin executing hostages in an attempt to make Logan cave into their demands.

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Air date: Jan 16, 2006

Jack is captured by the terrorists, who use Derek as leverage to force him to compromise CTU's assault operation.Logan refuses to give in to the terrorist demands as the time of the co-signing of the treaty draws near. Martha tries to tell her husband of

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Air date: Jan 23, 2006

Jack returns to CTU and has an emotional reunion with Audrey, while Curtis tracks the Russians and the stolen nerve gas.Cummings sends in a hit man to silence Jack. Chloe discovers that Spencer has his own agenda at CTU.

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Air date: Jan 30, 2006

Jack contacts Novick and asks for a secret meeting in hopes of gathering evidence against Cummings.Martha begs Pierce for help, while a desperate Cummings tries to force Logan to aid him in his complicity with the terrorists.

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Air date: Feb 6, 2006

Jack tracks down a man who has a connection to the terrorists. Logan is forced to grant him immunity in exchange for information on their whereabouts.Novick and Martha argue over Logan's public response to Cummings's involvement with the Russians.

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Air date: Feb 13, 2006

Jack poses as Rossler and manages to trace one of the canisters of nerve gas, but he goes against orders from the President when the terrorists target a shopping mall.

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Air date: Feb 20, 2006

McGill orders Curtis to take Jack into custody for violating presidential orders, but Jack breaks away from Curtis when Nathanson contacts him through Audrey and offers information on the location of the nerve gas.McGill begins to unleash on his coworkers

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Air date: Feb 27, 2006

Logan wrestles with his conscience when he learns that Martha is riding in the motorcade with the Suvarovs.Audrey convinces Curtis to take action as McGill continues to abuse his authority.

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The threat to the United States in Season 5's white-knuckle day is Russian separatists armed with weaponized nerve gas and led by Vladimir Bierko (Julian Sands). Inciting their ire is an arms and mutual defense treaty that Russian president Yuri Suvarov (Nick Jameson) plans on signing with the U.S. and duplicitous president Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin). As Day 5 begins, Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland), who faked his own demise at the close of last season, is working at an oil refinery in California under the name Frank Flynn. He returns from his self-imposed exile to fight the good fight after an assassination rocks the nation and he finds himself framed for it and several other crimes. Jack is also reunited with former love interest Audrey Raines (Kim Raver), but tumult continues to follow them. Meanwhile at CTU, there's a new man brought in to oversee operations, Lynn McGill (Sean Astin), and once again, there's a mole in the ranks. A significant subplot centers on Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller), Jack's mentor-turned-nemesis who has information that can help Jack thwart the Russians. Another thread follows First Lady Martha Logan (Jean Smart), who grows increasingly disdainful of her husband's actions in office.

Cast

Kiefer Sutherland
as Jack Bauer
Kim Raver
as Audrey Raines
Carlos Bernard
as Tony Almeida
Roger R. Cross
as Curtis Manning
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Chloe O'Brian
Jean Smart
as Martha Logan
Jayne Atkinson
as Karen Hayes
Jude Ciccolella
as Mike Novick
James Morrison
as Bill Buchanan
Stephen Spinella
as Miles Papazian
Gregory Itzin
as President Charles Logan
Louis Lombardi
as Edgar Stiles
Glenn Morshower
as Agent Aaron Pierce
Elisha Cuthbert
as Kimberly Bauer
Peter Weller
as Christopher Henderson
D.B. Woodside
as Wayne Palmer
Julian Sands
as Vladimir Bierko
Ray Wise
as Hal Gardner
Sean Astin
as Lynn McGill
Kate Mara
as Shari Rothenberg
Sandrine Holt
as Evelyn Harris
Jonah Lotan
as Spenser Wolff
Stana Katic
as Collette Stenger
Connie Britton
as Diane Huxley
Nick Jameson
as Yuri Suvarov
Brady Corbet
as Derek Huxley
William Devane
as James Heller
Kathleen Gati
as Anya Suvarov
John Allen Nelson
as Walt Cummings
Martin Papazian
as Rick Burke
Geraint Wyn Davies
as James Nathanson
Mark Sheppard
as Ivan Erwich
C. Thomas Howell
as Barry Landes
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Critic Reviews for 24 Day 5

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

24 is still an addictive amusement park ride of a show.

Jan 15, 2006 | Full Review…

In life, [David Palmer] made 24 a great show. In death, he made it even better.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

But far from diminishing the show, these repetitions add an element of reassurance.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

The genius of "24" is not just that viewers get to root for a riveting hero (though Bauer certainly uses questionable methods at times), but that the show, in its fifth year, gives us a compelling anti-hero as well.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

24 seems to have found a solution. It's reduced its scale, focusing, as the first season did, on a more intimate, small-scale threat involving Jack.

Nov 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Amazingly, the new season, which once again drags the special agent Jack Bauer...back into the line of duty, does not disappoint.

Oct 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Every long running series has that season that's unquestionably the standout. For 24 it's definitely Season 5.

Jul 3, 2020 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

The best part about "24" is the show's guts. This show has possibly the highest body count I've seen on television.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The only thing that was annoying about season 5 was that you absolutely could not stop watching it.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Although what happened in this season created a massive hole in the show that wasn't really ever filled, it was amazing to watch as it unspool. No one was safe-not even Jack, as the end of the season illustrated.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a testament to the quality of 24 that its creators have managed to pull the rabbit out of their hat five times in a row, even if the rabbit was a little mangy-looking at times.

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

Simply put, President Logan may well be the greatest fictional villain since Hans Gruber in Die Hard.

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

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 5

  • May 29, 2014
    For the return of Jack Bauer the fifth season of 24 goes for its biggest stakes yet and gets even more action-packed. Taking a new direct that will ultimately be the series' undoing, the show becomes all about Jack. This season Jack Bauer comes out of hiding when former President David Palmer is assassinated, and vows to bring those responsible to justice; meanwhile a rogue faction of Russian separatists threaten to release a deadly nerve gas. Overall the story arc for the season is pretty cohesive, though some of the recons in the second half don't quite work. And unfortunately, David Palmer isn't the only casualty as there's a lot of character assignation going on this season (both on and off screen); particularly of fan favorite characters. However, the new cast features a number of impressive guest stars, including Mark Sheppard, Peter Weller, Ray Wise, and Stana Katic. Full of thrills, Season 5 of 24 is incredibly ambitious and gets pretty crazy.
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  • Aug 05, 2020
    Although much of its former cast are missed (especially as they drop like flies) the story is fantastic and Gregory Itzin steels the show.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    24 is back with its best season yet in this Emmy winning high stakes season. This show has never shied away from killing off fan favourite characters if it supports moving the story along, but this season proves that no one is safe. 24 is always at it best when the story and the threat is personal, not an over arching threat to the US, and this seasons first episode alone shows that this will be one of the hardest in Jacks life. Much like Day 4, this season is made up of little MacGuffins throughout rather than one threat to be resolved in the finale. This gives the show a sense of urgency and unexpected revelations for the audience. The scope is truly tremendous for a TV budget, with 2 extra episodes than a standard network season. Full of memorable action, game changing twist, and fantastic action, this season truly is one the greatest single seasons of television ever produced.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    "24: Day 5" is amazing culmination of the "24" series.
  • Feb 27, 2017
    While Season One of 24 focused much of its attention on President David Palmer, Seasons 2-4 saw the Oval Office by and large take a back seat to the missions of Jack Bauer and CTU. However, Season Five brings some of the attention back to the sitting U.S. President (this time Charles Logan) and ends up with a much more well-rounded storyline. For a basic (non-spoilery) plot summary, a group of Russian terrorists threaten to release canisters of nerve gas in the U.S., leading Bauer to be reprieved from his thought-to-be death in order to help stop the crisis. As CTU begins investigating the terrorism, however, it quickly becomes clear that the terrorists are working with a high-ranking government official, and the conspiracy begins to be unraveled. To be honest, at first I was skeptical of all the focus on President Logan, as didn't like his character and wasn't sure that he could command the camera as well as his predecessor Palmer. However, by the end of the season, Logan is easily the most enjoyable/interesting character on the show. His acting, along with his wife, chief of staff, and head of security, really gives the show the Presidential presence it lacked since that first season. Of course, there is still more than enough of Jack Bauer and his fellow CTU agents (Audrey Rains, Bill Buchanon, Edgar Stiles, Chloe O'Brien, etc.) to go around, which means that intense drama ensues in every single episode. The writers have an amazing way to take a character that looks like a creep (think Tony Almeida and George Mason in the early seasons) and, by the end of a few episodes, have him become a noble hero, and that tradition continues in this season as well. The only "knock" I have on this season is that the cliffhanger endings of each episodes aren't quite as shocking (e.g. Nina Myers doesn't appear out of nowhere). However, I think that was more of a creative choice by the writers, as the story is actually more coherent that any season besides the first one. Instead of seemingly changing the plot of the show with every episode, Season Five slowly crescendos until the big finale. So, fans of 24 can purchase this season with confidence knowing that they will still get their action, drama, suspense, and some great twists and turns along the way.
  • Jun 13, 2016
    The first four episodes are absolutely perfect, 10/10. Every subsequent episode is excellent, and everything about the season is genius. This season is the pinnacle of the show. They do something in episode 21 just to drag the story out till episode 24 that is really stupid and obviously just because they needed more episodes. But, it's still well made, and had Jack Bauer!
  • May 16, 2014
    24's most gripping season yet!!!!!
  • May 12, 2014
    In what is universally considered the "best" season of 24 (based on it's popularity, conspiracies, awards, and absurd amount of drama), day five follows Jack Bauer infiltrating the US government in an attempt to find out just how high the conspiracies go. The day starts with ex-president Palmer's assassination and an attempt on Chloe's life, forcing Jack to come out of hiding. The day also features a summit between the US and Russia about peace talks. Because of this, Russian extremists take an airport hostage as a diversion to acquiring nerve gas canisters. Once that threat has been, more or less, neutralized, Jack goes to the Presidential retreat where President Logan is located after getting proof of Logan's involvement in the conspiracy with the help of ex-president Palmers brother Wayne. this season features both Kim and Audrey finding out and coming to terms with Jack being alive (only to have him ripped away again afterwards) and marks the second massive attack on CTU headquarters. Aaron Pierce is featured more heavily in this season than any other, which may not be worth noting if he wasn't such a bad ass and didn't recur in all but one season (the second most of any character) and didn't have the greatest line ever when talking to President Logan, or Charles as he derogatorily put it. So much happens in these seasons that I've probably forgotten the majority of major events worth mentioning, but this season is one of the busier ones. While I definitely don't think that this is the best season of 24 (day three is), it is definitely one of the best ones. The season ends in typical cliffhanger 24 fashion as Jack is taken by the Chinese. Oh, also forgot to mention Michelle's death and Tony's (apparent) death (two incredibly important characters I've yet to mention that have been recurring since day two and day one respectively).

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