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Audrey pursues diplomatic channels to try to prevent a full-scale war. Meanwhile, Jack leads Kate and Mark on a mission to locate their target before it's too late and the world is changed forever.


Jon Cassar


Joel Surnow (created by), Robert Cochran (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Jack Bauer
Yvonne Strahovski ... Kate Morgan
Tate Donovan ... Mark Boudreau
Mary Lynn Rajskub ... Chloe O'Brian
William Devane ... President James Heller
Gbenga Akinnagbe ... Erik Ritter
Michael Wincott ... Adrian Cross
Kim Raver ... Audrey Boudreau
Tzi Ma ... Cheng Zhi
Stanley Townsend ... Anatol Stolnavich
Ross McCall ... Ron Clark
Adam Sinclair ... Gavin Leonard
Corey Johnson ... Admiral
Philip Winchester ... Colonel Shaw
David Yip ... President Wei


After dealing with the ones attacking them, Jack and Kate continue to find the override device. They find where it was and while there Jack discovers that Cheng Zi is the one who has it. He then calls the President who informs Jack of what happened; that one of their subs attack a Chinese vessel. So it seems like Cheng is trying to get the U.S. and China into a conflict. Jack wonders how the men who attacked him, whom they learn are Russians, found him and he learns it was Boudreau. He goes to confront him who admits that he tried to turn Jack over to the Russians. They learn that Cheng is working for the Russians who wants the conflict to occur. So he decides to use Mark to help him find Cheng. In the meantime the Presidnet tries to convince the Chinese that the attack was not their doing. But they don't believe him and are making a move. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

7 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


In one scene, both President Heller and Colonel Shaw mispronounce "nuclear" as "nucular". See more »


President James Heller: Have you found Adrian Cross? Does he still have the override device?
Jack Bauer: Sir, Adrian Cross is dead, and the override device is gone, but I know who has it. Mr. President, you're not gonna believe this, but it's Cheng Zhi.
President James Heller: That's not possible.
Jack Bauer: I just heard a recording of his voice on a phone left behind by Chloe O'Brian.
President James Heller: Jack, Cheng was killed three years ago trying to escape from a Chinese prison. Our sources in China confirm that.
Jack Bauer: Mr. President, I thought so, too, but we were wrong. Sir, this man ...
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