24: Day 6 (2007)


Day 6

Critics Consensus

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.



Critic Ratings: 30


Audience Score

User Ratings: 134
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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.


Kiefer Sutherland
as Jack Bauer
Eric Balfour
as Milo Pressman
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Chloe O'Brian
D.B. Woodside
as Wayne Palmer
Jayne Atkinson
as Karen Hayes
Peter MacNicol
as Thomas Lennox
James Morrison
as Bill Buchanan
Carlo Rota
as Morris O'Brian
Marisol Nichols
as Nadia Yassir
Rick Schroder
as Mike Doyle
Regina King
as Sandra Palmer
Roger R. Cross
as Curtis Manning
Powers Boothe
as Noah Daniels
Chad Lowe
as Reed Pollock
Rena Sofer
as Marilyn Bauer
James Cromwell
as Phillip Bauer
Alexander Siddig
as Hamri Al-Assad
Kari Matchett
as Lisa Miller
Nick Jameson
as Yuri Suvarov
Rade Serbedzija
as Dimitri Gredenko
Evan Ellingson
as Josh Bauer
Harry Lennix
as Walid Al-Rezani
Kim Raver
as Audrey Raines
Kal Penn
as Ahmed Amar
Gregory Itzin
as Charles Logan
William Devane
as James Heller
Shaun Majumder
as Hasan Numair
Marci Michelle
as CTU worker
D.C. Douglas
as Blake Simon
Ruben Pla
as Yusuf Amar
Kahlil Joseph
as Middle Eastern Man
James C. Victor
as Hal Turner
Kathleen Gati
as Anya Suvarov
Benito Paje
as Young East Asian man
Glenn Morshower
as Aaron Pierce
Jim Klock
as Supervising National Guard
Jean Smart
as Martha Logan
Bob Gunton
as Ethan Kanin
Alfred Woodley
as FBI Agent Nichols
Van Epperson
as Ticket Agent
Julie Quinn
as I.A.A. staffer
Herzl H. Tobey
as Middle Eastern man No. 2
Ludwig Manukian
as Henchman No. 2
Jolene Kim
as Melinda
Ryan Quintana
as Team Leader
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Critic Reviews for 24 Day 6

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (15)

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…
Top Critic

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…

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…

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

Jul 16, 2019 | 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…

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.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • 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
  • Feb 12, 2014
    Hard to watch after Season 5

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