24: Day 8 (2010)


Day 8

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It often feels like the same ol', same ol', but as Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland continues to deliver in 24's final day(s).



Critic Ratings: 40


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User Ratings: 166

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Air date: Jan 17, 2010

Set in New York City, Jack Bauer is unwillingly drawn back into action just as President Allison Taylor negotiates international security with Omar Hassan, a determined Middle Eastern leader visiting the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.

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Air date: Jan 17, 2010

For the first time in New York City, Jack Bauer is reluctantly drawn into action as President Allison Taylor negotiates plans for international security with Middle Eastern leader Omar Hassan.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2010

Jack Bauer becomes further involved in preventing an assassination attempt on visiting president Omar Hassan. As the crisis continues to escalate, the crew at the newly upgraded CTU is challenged by some unexpected complicated circumstances.

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Air date: Jan 18, 2010

While the newly-upgraded CTU is challenged by some unexpected and complicated circumstances, Jack Bauer becomes even more involved in preventing an upcoming assassination attempt on Omar Hassan, a visiting President. Meanwhile, international security is j

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Air date: Jan 25, 2010

Four explosive hours after being unwillingly drawn back into action, Jack Bauer reteams with a risky Renee Walker to track some very dangerous leads.

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Air date: Feb 1, 2010

Undercover Agent Renee Walker confronts her painful past when attempting to broker a deal with a ruthless, but very well-connected German arms dealer. When CTU shifts its focus from the perilous circumstances surrounding Jack and Renee, lead analyst Dana

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Air date: Feb 8, 2010

Jack goes undercover to retrieve the enriched uranium, and President Taylor's agenda is called into question as delegates gather at the United Nations.

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Air date: Feb 15, 2010

President Taylor pressures CTU for progress while Jack's perilous plan has operatives panicked. As the scope of the looming threat expands, the dynamic at CTU changes and the ongoing crisis worsens.

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Air date: Feb 22, 2010

As Jack's day enters the early morning hours, the nation remains vulnerable, and President Taylor presses on with her international peace process.

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Air date: Mar 1, 2010

As the terror threat continues, the Hassan family turmoil fans the flames of the increasingly urgent situation.

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Set 18 months after the events of the prior season, Day 8 - which begins at four in the afternoon - opens with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) drawn back into the homeland-security business when an assassination plot is launched against Middle Eastern leader Omar Hassan (Anil Kapoor), who's in the U.S. to negotiate an arms pact with President Allison Taylor (Cherry Jones). Not long after daybreak, however, the super-agent shifts focus and sets out to avenge a personal tragedy.


Kiefer Sutherland
as Jack Bauer
Mary Lynn Rajskub
as Chloe O'Brian
Cherry Jones
as President Allison Taylor
Bob Gunton
as Ethan Kanin
Elisha Cuthbert
as Kimberly Bauer
Anil Kapoor
as Omar Hassan
Rhys Coiro
as Sean Hillinger
Katee Sackhoff
as Dana Walsh
John Boyd
as Arlo Glass
Mykelti Williamson
as Brian Hastings
Jennifer Westfeldt
as Meredith Reid
Necar Zadegan
as Dalia Hassan
Annie Wersching
as Renee Walker
Nazneen Contractor
as Kayla Hassan
Gregory Itzin
as Charles Logan
Dennis Haysbert
as David Palmer
Sarah Hollis
as Presidential aide
Reed Diamond
as Jason Pillar
T.J. Ramini
as Tarin Forush
Michael Madsen
as Jim Ricker
Akbar Kurtha
as Farhad Hassan
Graham McTavish
as Mikhail Novokavich
Nick Jameson
as Yuri Suvarov
Carlos Bernard
as Tony Almeida
Julie Claire
as Eden Linley
Stephen Root
as Bill Prady
Julian Morris
as Agent Owens
Michael Gaston
as General Brucker
Leslie Hope
as Teri Bauer
Jamie Martz
as Nate Burke
Sarah Clarke
as Nina Myers
Matt Yang King
as CTU Agent King
Kathryn Winslow
as Ellen Kramer
Benito Martinez
as Victor Aruz
Christina Cox
as Agent Molly O'Connor
Thomas Ryan
as Gary Klausner
Rami Malek
as Marcos Al-Zacar
Michael Irby
as Adrion Bishop
Eriq La Salle
as UN Secretary General
Xander Berkeley
as George Mason
Tripp Pickell
as Agent Swofford
D.B. Sweeney
as Mark Bledsoe
Karina Arroyave
as Jamey Farrell
David Anders
as Josef Bazhaev
James Hiroyuki Liao
as Devon Rosenthal
Lesley Fera
as Press secretary
Jude Ciccolella
as Mike Novick
Mare Winningham
as Elaine Al-Zacar
Justin Alston
as Agent Beck
Tanya Wright
as Patty Brooks
Joe Sabatino
as Captain Wallecki
Eli Goodman
as Dr. Levine
Eric Balfour
as Milo Pressman
Zeljko Ivanek
as Andre Drazen
Gene Farber
as Oleg Bazhaev
Dennis Hopper
as Victor Drazen
Jon Sklaroff
as Ziya Dakhilov
Callum Keith Rennie
as Vladimir Laitanan
Reiko Aylesworth
as Michelle Dessler
Joaquim de Almeida
as Ramon Salazar
Sarah Wynter
as Kate Warner
Vincent Laresca
as Hector Salazar
Ryan Cutrona
as Adm. Smith
James Liao
as Devon Rosenthal
David Gianopoulos
as Sergrant Amis
Laura Harris
as Marie Warner
Scott Lawrence
as Dr. Ben Landry
Michael Massee
as Ira Gaines
Jaime Gómez
as Agent Torres
Chris McGarry
as Frank Haynam
Michelle Forbes
as Lynne Kresge
Glenn Morshower
as Agent Aaron Pierce
Steve Filice
as Agent Rahim
James Badge Dale
as Chase Edmunds
Paul Schulze
as Ryan Chappelle
D.B. Woodside
as Wayne Palmer
Paul Blackthorne
as Stephen Saunders
Zachary Quinto
as Adam Kaufman
Jesse Borrego
as Gael Ortega
Daniel Dae Kim
as Agent Tom Baker
Geoffrey Pierson
as President John Keeler
Merle Dandridge
as Kristen Smith
Alberta Watson
as Erin Driscoll
William Devane
as James Heller
Kim Raver
as Audrey Raines
Michael Filipowich
as Nick Coughlin
Jonathan Ahdout
as Behrooz Araz
Lana Parrilla
as Sarah Gavin
Roger R. Cross
as Curtis Manning
Louis Lombardi
as Edgar Stiles
Julian Sands
as Vladimir Bierko
Peter Weller
as Christopher Henderson
Jean Smart
as Martha Logan
Jayne Atkinson
as Karen Hayes
Stephen Spinella
as Miles Papazian
James Morrison
as Bill Buchanan
Ray Wise
as Hal Gardner
Powers Boothe
as Noah Daniels
Sean Astin
as Lynn McGill
Peter MacNicol
as Thomas Lennox
Regina King
as Sandra Palmer
Rick Schroder
as Mike Doyle
Marisol Nichols
as Nadia Yassir
Colm Feore
as Henry Taylor
John Billingsley
as Michael Latham
Jon Voight
as Jonas Hodges
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Critic Reviews for 24 Day 8

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (18)

This 24 seems more realistic than usual, and it offers many exciting moments.

Jan 17, 2010 | Full Review…

Four immensely enjoyable hours.

Jan 17, 2010 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

The new season gives the series a superficial makeover, moving the locale to New York, resurrecting CTU with a shiny new office - and new cast members.

Jan 17, 2010 | Full Review…

Fox's 24 is a little creaky getting out of bed to start its eighth season. But once it wakes up, it reminds us that no current TV show is better at action-adventure.

Jan 17, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

24 impressively soldiers on.

Jan 17, 2010 | Full Review…
Top Critic

We get to see some things wrap up rather nicely. We have enough openings to continue with the long-planned "24" feature film, but there's also some closure on the fans' favorite characters.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

24 ended on a decent enough note.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

They maintained the series' intrigue and twists and ended things on a somber, but emotionally fitting finale.

Nov 27, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Everyone in the series has weaknesses and the series manages to expose these effectively, without ever stepping into the realm of pantomime villainy or soap-style melodrama.

Nov 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Of course, even with the new location, it was a brand of haywire that had become very familiar and even predictable.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 8 will be remembered for its final, glorious send off. The moment when Jack finally went over the edge and started killing everyone was the upturn for what had been, until then, utterly utterly dreadful.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

The season was too reliant on the political maneuvering...and even a gusto performance from Katee Sackhoff couldn't make the stupid mole storyline work.

Nov 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 24: Day 8

  • Apr 25, 2015
    24 comes to its thrilling conclusion in its eighth and final season. Once again the show shifts locations (rather poetically) to New York City where one of Jack Bauer's former contacts brings him vital information about an assassination plot to kill the president of a Middle Eastern country at the UN peace summit, which forces Jack to sign on for one last mission with CTU; but things get personal for him when Renee Walker is sent undercover with Russian weapons dealers. Freddie Prinze Jr., Katee Sackhoff, David Anders, and Michael Madsen rotate into the cast and give fairly good performances. However, it takes a while for the season to get some traction (as a lot the subplots are pretty cliché and formulaic), but around mid-season there's a shift and the show starts to go all-out; as if nothing is off-limits and no one is safe. Some things are taken a little too far, but overall the story is incredibly exciting and action-packed. Season 8 of 24 isn't the most cohesive of the series, but it ends up being one of the most daring and intense.
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  • Aug 05, 2020
    A strong and surprising sendoff to the series sure to please fans.
  • Jun 05, 2020
    24 rolls towards a thrilling conclusion with another anxiety driven season that will divide fan loyalty. Following with the last season, 24 moves to a new location with another new cast and some returning fan favourites. Its fun to watch Jack shoot his way through New York, back with CTU in a mission that comes full circle and trying to prevent an assassination attempt on a President. Its clear by this point that 24 is losing steam and could benefit from another hiatus. A lot of old story points are recycled here, with varying results. Jack undercover, a President with questionable morals, a mole within CTU and Jack going rogue. The latter of which is the story point that, will no doubt, divide fan opinions of the season. Jack has gone rogue before, but always to ends of resolving the threat when officials stand in his way. Making this years Jack gone rogue mission, a revenge driven rampage is questionable, as it does fit with his morals and loyalty, but its very close to making Jack the villain of the season. The new cast is always a welcome addition to the show as it keeps things fresh and allows new dynamics and relationships. This new cast doesn't quite stand out as previous seasons. Freddie Prinze Jr is not quite the right fit for the 'Young Jack' they set him up to be and the rest of the cast just feel a bit "we've seen you before". There is still a lot of good to be had with this 'day', but its clear it wasn't set up as the 'final day', as the resolution towards the end just feels a bit rushed. The final scene is memorable and some of the best work 24 has done, but if this truly was the last we see of Jack, his ending is far from pleasing for fans who have followed this show for close to a decade. This year is 24 coasting along, but it still proves why this show is a landmark in network television.
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Personally, my favorite season!
  • Mar 09, 2018
    not only is season 8 of this iconic television show completely underrated, but i'd go so far as to crown it the best best final season of any tv ever. so many shows go out with a major decline in quality but the official final season of 24 was exciting, thrilling, emotional, and as epic as the series ever was.
  • Feb 27, 2017
    Besides "LOST", "24" (before this year) was the only other TV drama I had been able to give 5-stars for every season. Unfortunately, Season Eight didn't quite live up to that billing, what with a prolonged stretch of dry episodes to start the season and a resolution that seemed more of a film set-up than anything else. This final season is still entertaining television, and at its best is equal to any of the previous efforts, but it started to show some serious cracks in the veneer this time around. Without spoiling too much of the story arcs for season eight, this cycle begins with "Grandpa" Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) once again being sucked into government/political espionage. Once fully on board, Jack is saddled with such priorities as preventing the assassination of a crucial foreign dignitary, tracking down a shipment of nuclear fuel rods, and finally undermining a government conspiracy that just may prove to be his ultimate undoing. What really hurt this season right from the get-go was two-fold: 1. Uninteresting use of Bauer for the first 12-15 episodes or so (little palpable drama; instead just fights or shoot-outs); and 2. Two new characters, Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff), fail to invigorate the proceedings, and instead actually bog things down with an inane side-plot that doesn't really lead anywhere. Only about half way through the season, when the primary plotline emerges and an "old friend" (a very popular recurring cast member from previous seasons) adds some much-needed plot intrigue, does the season really start to take off. Plus, Jack's relationship with Renee Walker (Annie Wersching) is also fleshed-out quite a bit, leading to some tense emotional drama that will have you on the edge of your seat. Unfortunately, the season comes to a head an episode or so before the big finale, and thus goes out with a bit of a whimper instead of the much-anticipated bang. Perhaps the writers/producers can't be crucified too heavily for this, as a feature film was already announced to be in the works, but it seemed as if the goal was more "wrap up this sub-par storyline" than "provided a whizz-bang ending to an incredible show". On a side note, the acting this season is still as compelling as ever. Prinze Jr. and Sackhoff's characters got a little annoying, but other than that it was one incredible performance after another from such vets as Mary Lynn Rajskub, Cherry Jones, and the "late-season special guest". The on-screen chemistry between Sutherland and Wersching is inspiring as well. Thus, although I am saddened to see "24" leave the airwaves after eight grueling, emotional seasons, I am glad that it is getting out of the game now that some serious cracks formed in the structure of the show. This eighth season, when really rolling, was as good as anything previous, but too often it lacked that "punch" that characterized the earlier material. I will look forward to a potential motion picture (or franchise) to give the Jack Bauer character a much more deserving send-off.
  • Jul 02, 2016
    The first eleven episodes are just alright, but at Episode 12 it picks up until Episode 18, with the exception of one bad episode, and 16,17, and 18 not being as great. I liked the performances of the supporting characters the whole season, especially because those performances made me care about the characters. I was surprised at Freddie Prinze Jr, I loved his character and thought his performance was great! But he was underused and wrongly used. That can also be said of President Taylor. This season isn't the best, one of the worst.
  • Oct 07, 2014
    its 24 bitches best tv spy in the world mutherfuckers
  • Jun 27, 2014
    The (imho) greatest TV show ever ended on a super-high note!
  • Jun 26, 2014
    24 was a phenomenon that had no right to sweep television viewers off their feet, unintelligent as they might have been. Although blessed by a decent baseline and mindless action, the show quickly veers into foolish impossibility and generic plot production. How this show made all my friend croon I will never know. 24 is dry, boring and dreadfully predictable and it has gone on too long.

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