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24: Day 8: 4:00P.M. - 5:00P.M.

Jack is back, this time in New York City spending time with his granddaughter. However, when a former contact comes to him with vital information on an upcoming terrorist assassination attempt, Jack has no choice but to become involved and take the man to CTU. But to get to CTU, they first need to survive a whole bunch of terrorists all trying to kill them. Meanwhile, Chloe struggles to settle in at her new position at the upgraded CTU, and President Allison Taylor negotiates with Middle Eastern leader Omar Hassan over weapons inspections... unaware that Hassan is the assassins' target. Also, a journalist named Meredith Reed is suspected to have direct ties with the on-going terrorist crisis.

Episode Info

Episode number: 8x1
Production Number: 8AFF01
Airdate: Sunday January 17th, 2010
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Jan 24, 2010
AU (ten) Feb 02, 2010
NL (RTL 7) Aug 29, 2010


Special Guest Stars
Elisha CuthbertElisha Cuthbert
As Kimberly Bauer

Guest Stars
Akbar KurthaAkbar Kurtha
As Farhad Hassan
Benito MartinezBenito Martinez
As Victor Aruz
Bob GuntonBob Gunton
As Secretary of Defense Ethan Kanin
Cliff SimonCliff Simon
As Sniper (as Cliff M. Simon)
Jaime P. GomezJaime P. Gomez
As Agent Torres (as Jaime Gomez)
Jennifer WestfeldtJennifer Westfeldt
As Meredith Reed
Nazneen ContractorNazneen Contractor
As Kayla Hassan
Necar ZadeganNecar Zadegan
As Dalia Hassan
Paul WesleyPaul Wesley
As Stephen
Stefan KapicicStefan Kapicic
As Spotter

Co-Guest Stars
Claire GeareClaire Geare
As Teri
Jay ThamesJay Thames
As Crack Addict
Main Cast
Kiefer SutherlandKiefer Sutherland
As Jack Bauer
Mary Lynn RajskubMary Lynn Rajskub
As Chloe O'Brian
Cherry JonesCherry Jones
As Allison Taylor
Freddie Prinze, Jr.Freddie Prinze, Jr.
As Cole Ortiz
John Boyd (2)John Boyd (2)
As Arlo Glass
Katee SackhoffKatee Sackhoff
As Dana Walsh
Mykelti WilliamsonMykelti Williamson
As Brian Hastings
Anil KapoorAnil Kapoor
As Omar Hassan


We see an overview of New York City and a car driving down a street. The car stops and Victor Aruz gets out of it. He enters a building. Two men have targeted Victor; one is a man standing behind a fence with an airphone and the other is a sniper. The sniper does not manage to shoot Victor before he enters the building...

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Episode Notes
This is the first season and episode to have the plotlines take place in New York City and Washington D.C. It was Los Angeles in the first few seasons, then it all took place in Washington D.C., and now, "New York Gets Jacked".

This is the first episode to feature the new CTU Director Brian Hastings.

FOX hosted a competition where fans could win a pre-screening of this episode, which took place on January 13th in New York City. The competition was basically that the first 300 people to send a message to a specific FOX e-mail address would get tickets to the pre-screening.

Kim's daughter Teri has been named after Kim's long-lost mother, Terri. We know Terri from the first season of 24 as Jack's wife.

This is the first episode to feature the new upgraded CTU in New York City.

Episode Quotes
Teri: Jack?
Jack: Sweetheart, we already talked about this, remember? You're supposed to call me grandpa.
Teri: You don't look like a grandpa.
Jack: Couldn't agree with you more!

Kim: How was the zoo?
Jack: To be honest with you, we spent most of our time just going back back and forth between the black bears and the polar bears.
Kim: I forgot to mention that she's going through a bear phase.
Jack: Well, she certainly knows what she wants. She reminds me of you.
Kim: That's funny, I always tell Stephen how much she reminds me of you.

Stephen: Sounds like they had fun.
Kim: They always do.
Stephen: What's wrong?
Kim: We talked to him about moving to LA the night we got here.
Stephen: Yeah, he said he'd think about it.
Kim: Yeah and he hasn't mentioned one word about it since and we leave tonight.
Stephen: Well, maybe he has to check with his doctors?
Kim: No, they cleared him two weeks ago. He's finished with treatment. I don't know. My father's been on his own for so long. Maybe he doesn't know how to live any other way.
Stephen: Why don't you just ask him again?
Kim: My father's not the type of person you ask twice.

Jack: Listen, I've been thinking a lot about what we talked about. And I've made up my mind. I want to move back to Los Angeles with you.

Jack: Victor... Victor, listen to me. You got to tell me everything you know about the hitter, so I can call it in, in case we don't make it.
Victor Aruz: If I don't make it, I don't care what happens. Get me to CTU.
Jack: You always were a son of a bitch.

Episode References
This episode introduces the long-lost CTU. We heard CTU Los Angeles was dismantled in the beginning of season 7, and first now, CTU "returns" (although it is in New York City with brand new workers).

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoel Surnow  |  Robert Cochran
Executive ProducerAlex Gansa  |  Brad Turner  |  David Fury  |  Howard Gordon  |  Evan Katz  |  Kiefer Sutherland
MusicSean Callery
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