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24: Day 6 (2007)

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Critic Consensus: A solid season that introduces family drama to the 24 formula.

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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.

Cast

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
Adoni Maropis
as Abu Fayed
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
Sammy Sheik
as Masheer
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 (17) | Top Critics (12)

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.

January 14, 2007 | Full Review…
Top Critic

24 continues to do everything right.

January 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.

January 14, 2007 | Full Review…

Everything is top-notch in this season premiere -- excellent character development, a pulse-pounding action scene, and a couple great twists.

January 14, 2007 | Rating: 9.8/10 | Full Review…

The nastier things get, the more we love it and dread that moment when the clock strikes a new hour, signaling the episode is over.

January 14, 2007 | Full Review…

All that remains is to see if 24 can build upon the tension and unbelievable moments making Sunday and Monday night's four-hour premiere the rocket-fueled thiller that it is.

January 14, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 6

EdK.

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IanI.

Super Reviewer

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.

DannM.

Super Reviewer

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