24: Day 6 (2007)

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Day 6
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24's sixth day still delivers the goods on the action front, but this season's attempt to introduce Jack Bauer's familial angst into proceedings feels more contrived than inspired.

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Critic Ratings: 31

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User Ratings: 141

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Air date: Jan 14, 2007

The sixth season opens with the country reeling after several terrorist attacks. The late David Palmer's brother Wayne is now the President of the US. Meanwhile, Jack is released by his Chinese captors a shell of his former self.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2007

After escaping the clutches of Fayed, Jack teams with an unlikely ally to track down the terrorist before he attacks again.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2007

While Jack attempts to quell tension between Assad and Curtis, Ahmed forces an innocent man to become an accomplice.

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Air date: Jan 15, 2007

Tensions rise between Morris and Milo, putting Chloe in the middle. Meanwhile, Jack deals with a volatile Curtis.

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Air date: Jan 22, 2007

President Palmer struggles with a response to the nuclear attack, while Fayed prepares to launch four more assaults. Meanwhile, Walid endangers himself by spying for the FBI.

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Air date: Jan 29, 2007

Jack follows a lead involving his estranged brother Graem. Meanwhile, Lennox plays dirty to gain leverage against Karen.

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Air date: Feb 5, 2007

Startling details emerge about Jack's brother Graem. Meanwhile, President Palmer butts heads with Lennox over the response to the attack.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2007

Morris endures torture at the hands of Fayed, as Jack races against time to find and rescue him. Meanwhile, Lennox is approached with a chilling proposal.

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Air date: Feb 12, 2007

Jack enlists the help of Marilyn to locate Gredenko. Meanwhile, friction grows between the President and Vice-President over Assad.

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Air date: Feb 19, 2007

While Jack struggles to locate his father, the events of the day push Morris off the wagon.

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With a new day comes a new leader for the sixth season , as Wayne Palmer (DB Woodside), brother of former president David Palmer, has taken the reins from the corrupt Charles Logan (Gregory Itzin). But President Palmer has little time to celebrate his election, as America faces yet another grave threat, this one from Islamic terrorist Abu Fayed (Adoni Maropis). By way of introduction, Fayed orders suicide bombings of 10 U.S. cities over a period of 11 weeks. But he's just getting warmed up---before Day 6 comes to a close, the threat goes nuclear. Trying to prevent further bloodshed, as always, is Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). Out of the frying pan and into the fire, Jack is freed after months of torture in a Chinese prison, only to be handed over to Fayed in exchange for seemingly valuable intel. Tackling the day's dangers on the CTU front are new personnel additions Mike Doyle (Rick Schroder), who replaces the fallen Curtis Manning as director of field operations, and Agent Milo Pressman (Eric Balfour), who has a history of butting heads with his new boss. Day 6 also provides the first glimpse of Jack's blood relatives, his father Phillip (James Cromwell) and brother Graem (Paul McCrane). But it's far from a touching family reunion, as one of Jack's toughest challenges is determining where the other Bauers' loyalties lie. Several new faces make their way to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. , including steely vice president Noah Daniels (Powers Boothe) and presidential advisers Reed Pollock (Chad Lowe) and Thomas Lennox (Peter MacNicol), each of whom has his own agenda. Making a surprise return later in the day are former president Logan, his ex-wife Martha (Jean Smart) and former Secret Service agent Aaron Pierce (Glenn Morshower), all of whom play brief but pivotal roles in the season's developments.

Critic Reviews for 24 Day 6

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (14)

If all this sounds like 24 has been hijacked by public policy wonks or Shakespeare profs, don't worry. Your show very much remains your show.... It's just that your show got a little smarter.

Jan 14, 2007 | Full Review…
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24 continues to do everything right.

Jan 14, 2007 | Full Review…

As Jack Bauer wards off apocalypse after apocalypse, the action is as lean-forward-in-your-chair riveting as it is ridiculous, as much a contemporary-anxiety nightmare as a cliff-hanging comic book.

Jan 14, 2007 | Full Review…

24 is the sort of show that can only thrive post-shark jump.

Jul 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Season 6 offers enough thrills and surprises to still make it entertaining though it was hinting that it might soon be on fumes. Fortunately that proved wrong.

Aug 5, 2020 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

My favorite part of "24" -- and it's very apparent in this season -- is how gray of a show it is. Even in the midst of black and white morals, nothing is sacred, and our emotions are almost always conflicted.

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

These [amazing action sequences] are spread out perfectly throughout the season to keep the momentum going and make each arc worth watching.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While season six has had its up and downs, ending the season on such a high note made up for the inconsistent character moments and questionable storyline decisions which have now be buried in the flow of the season's overarching story.

Nov 28, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

More than anything, Season 6 feels like a show trying its hardest but simply running on fumes.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Sadly, none of the new characters introduced in Day 6 were worth investing in.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

As the plot meandered from Jack's dull family drama to President Wayne Palmer's thundering ineptitude, the wheels rapidly fell off.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

We get hints of deep shame, an unexpected lack of nerve interrogating a suspect and, in one scene, a teary breakdown - all of which do their part in keeping Jack human in times that call for the superhuman.

Nov 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 6

  • Jun 25, 2014
    In Season 6 of 24 the series gets completely out of control. In its attempt to create the most extreme terrorist scenario of the series, the show loses all credibility. The whole situation is completely unbelievable, with suitcase nukes going off in Southern California, presidential assassination plots within the administration, and mad politicians intent on nuking random Islamic countries. And if that wasn't bad enough, the series does some heavy retconning to make the villain of last season Jack's brother. Yet the season does come up with a good cast that includes Powers Boothe, Rena Sofer, Peter MacNicol, Kari Matchett, and James Cromwell. And, although the over-arcing plots are ridiculous, the storytelling in the episodes is fairly well-done. With nowhere left to go, 24 goes all out in its sixth season...but it ends up going too far.
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  • Aug 05, 2020
    Some dumb story twists make this the weakest day but it is still a blast and Marisol Nichols brings a lot to the show.
  • Jun 04, 2020
    How can 24 top the juggernaut that was 'Day 5' and continue on their new creative streak?! They don't! 24 is still a good series even if this is it's weakest instalment. It is near impossible to top what came before, but there are so many questionable plot point and developments that take away the enjoyment. Introducing Jacks estranged family should have provided some personal drama for the character and Sutherland to flex his acting chops, but instead it quickly falls into soap opera territory with lost loves and evil fathers. The biggest failing has to be Jacks return from a Chinese prison. This should have open the door for some terrific acting from Sutherland as Jack struggles to adapt back into this world, and it did, in the first 4 episodes. But, by episode 5 Jack is back, showing no signs of strain or turmoil. The season redeems itself by the last episode with a spectacular action set piece with an exploding oil rig and helicopters. Truly jaw dropping scenes for a TV show. And the final 10 minutes show some of the best acting Kiefer has done as Jack, as he confronts Heller but is instead confronted on who he is and the world he is a part of. Biggest disappointment of this season is definitely the story, but it features some of the best action the series has produced. Even with an overall lacklustre season, 24 still has some memorable moments and once again proved to be a dominating show and wont stay down for long.
  • Mar 31, 2019
    After one of the best "24" seasons yet, "24: Day 6" decided to strap a suicide bomb on itself.
  • Feb 27, 2017
    Though widely-regarded as the weakest season (barring early feedback about the just-released Season Seven) of the TV series "24", I still found the season to be just as emotionally compelling and intense as any of the previous efforts. I will admit that, for (at least for me) the first time in show history, the late-season plot (regarding a piece of circuit board machinery) became a bit unbelievable. Of course, all of "24" requires the viewer to suspend reality just a bit, but this time it seemed completely implausible that Jack Bauer would be allowed to complete his task. Aside from that, however, this season created some very thrilling moments and acting, including (my highlights): -The introduction of some other Bauer family members (let's just say they don't share Jack's patriotism). -The "Islamic prejudice" storyline that mirrors the feature film "The Siege" in its high drama. -The acting of Vice President Noah Daniels (played by Powers Boothe), who mirrors the inspired performance of Gregory Itzin (Charles Logan) from Season Five, who also makes an appearance in this season. -The return of Jack Bauer from his detainment in China and how (or if?) he is able to transition back into normal society. As usual, the intensity of Kiefer Sutherland's Bauer as well as the "staff" of CTU Los Angeles turn in great performances, with special props given to James Morrison as Bill Buchanan. Thus, I cannot see where others saw this season falling short of previous efforts, as I found it to continue the "24" tradition of exciting plots, great acting, and mind-boggling twists and turns along the way.
  • Jun 15, 2016
    After Season 5, it's gonna be hard to measure up. But, still, this season is fine. It's a lot like Season 2 because it starts to pick up at Episode 14! But it's also similar to Season 3 in that it bounces around at the beginning from good to bad, and then flattens out until episode 14. They tried to introduce Jack's family, but they mostly wasted what could have been a good opportunity for the length of time they used them. And a great opportunity if they had used them longer.
  • May 24, 2014
    Season 6 of Fox's 24 is one of the best of the series, having an incredible performance from Sutherland, his best since season 3, great writing, plots, and twists, and great action.
  • May 16, 2014
    Slowly, 24 started to lose track of what its ideals and goals were. This season showed that a change was needed.
  • May 12, 2014
    After being held hostage by the Chinese, the Us finally is able to negotiate his release in the form of a trade so that they can hand him over to a group of terrorists in a last ditch effort to prevent an imminent attack.After spending years faking his own death and being tortured in a Chinese prison, a newly hardened Jack manages to escape and discover that the man they thought was responsible is being framed. This day follows six suitcase nukes in terrorist possession and the Bauer family's involvement (his brother and father, Kim doesn't make an appearance). This season also features an attempted assassination on now President Wayne Palmer, who is brought out of his coma in order to stop the now acting Vice-President from doing something that would be devastating for the country. Tom Lennox and Karen Hayes are at his side and at each others throats for the majority of the season. As usual in the later 24 seasons, Jack, Chloe, and Bill Buchanan go against CTU in order to try and save an innocent life at the possible risk of letting the Chinese obtain the Russian defense plans, which Jack's father obtained from one of the suitcase nukes. Jack also finds Audrey, and learns that she was captured while trying to find Jack in China and tortured for information. She is now in a comatose like state and Heller tells Jack that he is a poison who harms everyone he loves. This prompts Jack to leave the country. this is probably the weakest season thus far overall, but it's still an incredible ride. It also marks the first episode that doesn't increase the drama from the previous season, since that was probably impossible in this case.
  • Apr 09, 2014
    Season 6 is where 24 took a huge step down. The first 4 episodes gave the show a great setup but after that it quickly devolves into a poorly scripted family drama that feels painfully detached from the threats Bauer faces despite the plot connection. Not to mention how the length is padded with subplots that go nowhere and serve no purpose other than to add to the length. While the Season still has a few great moments they are lost in a sea of endless mediocrity

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