24: Day 7 (2009)


Day 7

Critics Consensus

New characters and old faces appear as 24 begins to challenge the ethics and morals of its characters.



Critic Ratings: 33


Audience Score

User Ratings: 133
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Air date: Jan 11, 2009
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Season 7 opens with über -agent Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) being grilled by a U.S. Senate subcommittee about his past actions, but the hearing's called off by an urgent request from the FBI: Bauer's needed to help stop former CTU comrade Tony Almeida (Carlos Bernard), who's believed to be part of a plot directed against the nation. As the day progresses, the mission expands to include an attempt to ferret out corruption within the government; and to prevent a biological-weapon attack on American soil.


Kiefer Sutherland
as Jack Bauer
Carlos Bernard
as Tony Almeida
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Chloe O'Brian
Janeane Garofalo
as Janis Gold
Cherry Jones
as President Allison Taylor
Colm Feore
as Henry Taylor
Bob Gunton
as Ethan Kanin
Annie Wersching
as Renee Walker
Rhys Coiro
as Sean Hillinger
James Morrison
as Bill Buchanan
Jon Voight
as Jonas Hodges
Sprague Grayden
as Olivia Taylor
Glenn Morshower
as Aaron Pierce
Anil Kapoor
as Omar Hassan
Katee Sackhoff
as Dana Walsh
Tony Todd
as General Juma
Mykelti Williamson
as Brian Hastings
John Boyd
as Arlo Glass
Jennifer Westfeldt
as Meredith Reid
Will Patton
as Alan Wilson
Tonya Pinkins
as Alma Matobo
Carly Pope
as Samantha Roth
Cameron Daddo
as Vice President Hayworth
Rory Cochrane
as Greg Seaton
Warren Kole
as Brian Gedge
Connor Trinneer
as Carl Gadsen
Ryan Cutrona
as Admiral Smith
Mark Aiken
as Nichols
Carlo Rota
as Morris O'Brian
John Billingsley
as Michael Latham
Kurtwood Smith
as Senator Blaine Mayer
Eyal Podell
as Ryan Burnett
Karim Price
as Med Tech
Jennifer Carta
as Presidential Aide
Leland Orser
as Martin Collier
Ravi Kapoor
as Muhtadi Gohar
Rafi Gavron
as Hamid Al-Zarian
Omid Abtahi
as Jibraan Al-Zarian
Marci Michelle
as Agent Marci
Karim Prince
as Med Tech
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Critic Reviews for 24 Day 7

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (19)

All in all, 24 is off to another typically rousing start, with the fate of innocents abroad and at home in the balance.

Jan 11, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

24 is a significant cultural artifact because of the way it reflected (and sometimes exploited) post 9/11 anxieties, and for the energy and innovation it brought to the serialized drama format.

Jan 11, 2009 | Full Review…

Wahhh, too much torture! Wahhh, CTU has no credibility! Wahhh, why is Jack always yelling? Wahhh, why is this all so boring? Wahhh! Torture! Wahhh! Did I mention wahhh?

Jan 11, 2009 | Full Review…

At its best, 24 has always had elements of the classic Westerns they don't make anymore. Now 24 is back, and so is its Western heart.

Jan 11, 2009 | Full Review…

24 makes a feint toward change, before getting back on the same old mechanical cowboy ride.

Jan 11, 2009 | Full Review…

What has made "24" great in the past continues to rule in this season. The look of "24" is very cinematic.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The season was hit and miss, featuring some fun action sequences and the return of some favorite characters, mixed with some lackluster plots and a number of unrealized new characters.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This season delivers one whallop of a twist after another and just keeps going like a bullet.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

There's too much meandering as the president's family stumbles around various time-filling stories that just aren't compelling.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Near the end of the run, the writers sprang one twist too many and tried to introduce the ultimate man-behind-the-man, undermining the excellent work that had gone before.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 7

  • Aug 29, 2014
    Season 7 of 24 shakes things up by changing locations and bringing back old characters. While testifying before a U.S. Senate committee Jack Bauer is enlisted by the FBI to help take down a terrorist cell that's being run by Jack's former friend Tony Almeida, who has obtained a CIP override device that can remotely hijack airplanes. The change of setting to Washington D.C. and use of the FBI (instead of CTU) has a refreshing effect, and helps to make the show feel bigger and more intense. Annie Wersching, Janeane Garofalo, Kurtwood Smith, Tony Todd, and Jon Voight join the cast in recurring roles and deliver some very strong performances. And the writing is quite good as well, with some incredibly suspenseful and compelling storytelling. There are some problems, but overall 24: Season 7 is one of the best of the series.
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  • Mar 31, 2019
    "24: Day 7" is the reboot the series needed after Day 6.
  • Feb 27, 2017
    In contrast to most critical and fan reviews of this show, I thoroughly enjoyed the sixth season of "24", yet did not get into "Redemption" at all. Thus, as I began the Seventh Season of perhaps the greatest TV show on TV today (LOST is about the only thing that probably beats it), I was a bit concerned about the quality of a season that would be building on the events that transpired in "Redemption". Of course, in typical "24" style, I should have never doubter the writers and actors...I was blown away! The seventh season opens with Jack Bauer in front of a Congressional Committee and on trial for torture. This provides the perfect transition into what would become a season of change for the show. Once Bauer finishes his business in front of the Senators who seem to be out to get him, he is called away to help an F.B.I. investigation in Washington. At this point in the show's timeline, CTU has been shut down for its reckless procedures, so the entire show has a bit of a different feel to it. Of course, Jack Bauer's task eventually leads him into the thick of a terrorist plot against the United States, and thus once again he is "on point" most of the time, with action scenes and surprising cliffhangers that rival any previous season. The true success of this season, though, was its ability to move the show into a new locale while still giving subtle nods to old friends. Renee Walker (played by Annie Wersching) and Larry Moss (Jeffrey Nordling) morph into very interesting F.B.I. agents over the course of the show, while Madame President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones) more than holds her own in the tradition of David Palmer, Charles Logan, Wayne Palmer, and Noah Daniels. Plus, old friends such as Bill Buchanon, Chloe O'Brien, and Kim Bauer (in perhaps the most emotional story-arc of the season) make return appearances, as does Tony Almeida (although his status as friend or enemy is tough to decipher). Yet, as usual, the show really needs to be judged on the intensity/emotions of the Jack Bauer character, and the ability of the writers to inject genuine, thought-provoking political situations into each episode, and on both accounts this season succeeds with flying colors! Thus, even if (unlike me) you found Season Six to be a major disappointment, have no fear about purchasing the next installment of the show, as even I will admit that it was probably the best season in a few years. The only other TV show I have ever given 5-star ratings to in every season has been LOST, and that's some pretty fine company.
  • Jun 29, 2016
    With one of the best opening scenes for a season, I was very disappointed with what followed. There are 4 storylines in the season, and only one is good, and it's very short, about 3 episodes. And only 7 episodes that are good. I may be forgetting some, but as far as new characters at the start of the season, Renee Walker is one of my favorites! I really like her. When a season starts and they try and make you care about brand new characters, most of the time I don't. But I grew to like Agent Walker more and more, as well as care about her. This season is a season that I have found many missed opportunities. SPOILER: Jon Voight is in this season for a little, and he is either wasted, or doesn't give that good of a performance.
  • Nov 20, 2014
    The season was pretty great and an improvement from season 6, but the season finale ruined it for me.
  • May 16, 2014
  • May 12, 2014
    Day seven follows the made for tv movie 24: Redemption as Jack appears in front of a US Senate subcommittee to talk about the "war crimes" he committed during his service working for the United States and with the recently decommissioned CTU. Jack is puled away by CIA agent Renee Walker to help find his old, thought to be dead, friend and colleague Tony Almeida, who's photograph was captured in connection with a series of technology thefts. Jack tracks down Tony, but not before Tony completed and passed on a device that could hack the US firewall. In custody, Tony utters the old CTU under cover phrase "deep sky". After helping Tony break out of the CIA, Jack discovers Tony is working alongside Bill and Chloe since the conspiracy within the government is pervasive, apparently even more so than in day five. The war criminals from 24: Redemption are the ones in control of the device Tony made, which they use to crash airplanes and other dangerous things, ultimately leading to the White House being taken over. President Taylor is eventually saved by Jack and through Bill Buchanan's sacrifice, which is when Tony approaches Jack again, telling him about Jonas Hodges paramilitary complex and his biological weapons. Hodges eventually tries to threaten the President into giving him a "seat at the table" in the White House before his complex is destroyed. Jack is infected by the biological agent and is compromised physically with seizures and mental slippage, so Tony is able to escape with one of the canisters of the weapon. Jack then realizes that Tony is trying to get to the bottom of the ringleader behind all of the pro-war plots and presidential assassinations over the past years, but it's clear that Tony is solely in it to get revenge for Michelle's murder. Tony is eventually stopped, Kim opts to get an experimental treatment that could save Jack's life, and Renee lays down her badge in order to "forcefully interrogate" Alan Wilson. The season ends with Jack and Kim going into surgery. While not as good as the first five seasons, day seven at least realized the staleness of the CTU plot-line and chose to go in an entirely different direction. They added whatever drama they could, and it was substantial, but still not enough to top day five, though enough to make it wildly entertaining. Day seven is better than day six, but can't touch the first five days (except for maybe day four).

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