24 (2001–2010): Season 1, Episode 1 - 12:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. - full transcript

Jack Bauer is called to his office because there's a threat on the life of a US Senator who's running for President; Jack also discovers that his daughter has skipped out her bedroom window.


Victor Rovner, requesting
permission to transmit.

Log in.

Permission granted.

Excuse me a moment.
Let me catch up with you.

- This is Walsh.
- Sir, we just heard from Rovner

He confirmed there will be an attempt today.

Did he find out who the target is?

Senator David Palmer.

As soon as the polls open, we'll be there

Senator Palmer seems poised for victory.

All right. "On this historic occasion"?

Well, it is an historic occasion, sir.

It's self-serving to say it.

- I want to stay low-key
- Wrong.

Play it up, inspire people.

- Honey, what do you think?
- I agree with Patty.

Okay, but not "occasion."
It sounds like we're having brunch.

"On this historic day"?


- You going to bed?
- How can I sleep?

No, I'm going to write a few thank-you's.
Call me if you need me.

Thank you, angel.

You're in trouble, Dad.




...is she still giving you
the cold shoulder?

If by "she," you're referring
to your mother...

...I'd appreciate it if you'd call
her by her name... Mom.

- And no, she's just busy.
- She's busy a lot.

And it's a school night for you,
so time for bed.

I love you.

I'm glad you moved back in, Daddy.

Me, too, sweet.

Have a good sleep.

- Good night, sweet pea.
- Yeah.

She still giving you a hard time?

I don't know when I became the enemy.

I think she blames me for you moving out.

Well, I never gave her any reason to.

Maybe not.

But I think you let her
manipulate you, Jack.

No, I don't.

Let me guess.

Just now she was sweetness and light, right

Then she said something nasty about me?

And I just busted her on it.

Why you're taking this so personally?

It's just that mother-teenage
daughter thing.


Maybe you're right.

Maybe we should talk to her right now.

Tell her not to play us off each other...

...and that if she's insulting you,
she's insulting me, too.



I really appreciate that.

So, you just said that you appreciate that.

Do you mean you kind of appreciate it?

I really appreciate it.

Do you really, really appreciate it?

- How much do you appreciate it?
- Jack.





She snuck out.

That's it. She's grounded for
two months, no exceptions.

She can forget about getting
a driver's license.

- Hello?
- Hey, Teri, is Jack there?

Yeah, he's right here.

It's Nina.


Hey, Nina.

Now? No, I can't.


Okay, fine. Get a hold of the others
and bring them in.

Yeah, okay. Bye.

It's Walsh. He's coming into the office.

He wants everybody in as soon as possible.

It's only a briefing. I should be
back within an hour.

If she's not here when I get back...

...we'll call all her friends...

...everyone we know until we find
out where she's gone, okay?


I'm sorry.

I'll call you from the road.

- What?
- Vincent. Jack Bauer.

Are you planning on seeing Kimberly tonight?

No, man, we broke up. You know that.

Yeah, I just wanted to make
sure you know that.

Snuck out on you, huh?

- Don't screw with me, Vincent.
- Chill, man, look...

I don't know where she's at.
You got my word.

That's a real comfort, Vincent,
knowing that I've got your word.

Why are we meeting the guys at
a furniture store?

Dan works there.

When are we supposed to be there?

Midnight. We're late.

Yeah, they'll wait.

You're sure about that?

Well, you told them I'm hot, right?
And you're hot, so they'll wait.

Dan's a sophomore at San Diego State.

Yeah, you told me that.

And so is Rick.

I mean, they're not just, you know,
a bunch of high-school idiots.

- And your point is?
- They're men, not boys.

- Good, I'm glad to hear it.
- Really?


CTU, this is Myers.

This is Jack. What exactly did Walsh say?

Just bring everyone in. No details.

Why does this have to be tonight?

Problems at home?

I'm almost there. I'll see you in a few.

How long is this going to take?

Why? Are we interrupting your social life?

At least I have one.


Have you called Langley?

I sure did. I called the Bureau, too.

Nobody knows anything. Jack on his way?

Yeah, unfortunately for us,
the mood he's in.

- Hello?
- Hey.

- Did you hear from Kim yet?
- No.

We should try and remember..

...what it was like when we were
kids, you know?

It's a different world now, Jack.

Yeah, I know.

- Evening, Jack.
- Hey, Paul.

Listen, I was talking to Denise
the other day...

...and they took Nicki to a therapist
and they said it helped.

Maybe we should think about that.

Yeah, well, maybe.

We can talk about it when I get home.

Honey, I'm already here.

Let me give you a call back
in a little while.

Who's here?

Everyone. We're just waiting for Walsh.

I've activated a satellite uplink.


Tony, I need detailed background on
everyone on David Palmer's staff, now.


'Cause I think this is about him.
I want us to be prepared.

Bad time to play a hunch.

If it leaks out that we're screening him,
people might think it's 'cause he's black.

It is because he's black.

It makes him the most likely target.

It might not be interpreted that
way on the outside.

I don't care how it's interpreted.

I just gave you an order and I'd
like you to follow it, please.

Good. Thank you.

Let me know as soon as Walsh gets here.
I've got to make a phone call.


- How are you?
- Good.

Come on, let's go in.


You must be Rick.

I must be.

Janet said you guys like to party.

As a matter of fact, yeah.

As a matter of fact, me, too.

Glad to hear it.

Let's get this party started.

Follow me.

Come on!

No, I'm not going up there.

- You smoke?
- Yeah.

Polls open in less than seven hours here
in California...

Detective Castolano, please.


Senator Palmer arrived
in Los Angeles this morning...

...and showed a young group of fans...

Frank, it's Jack Bauer, over at CTU.

This is embarrassing, but my daughter
snuck out of the house...

...and she's not back yet.
If we sent her vitals over...

...could you guys keep
an eye out for her?

Yeah, no, I'm sure she's okay.
No, that'd be great.

Thanks a lot. I owe you. Bye.

Richard. Everybody's inside. Come on.


- Mr. Walsh.
- Hello, Nina

- Shall we get started?
- Please.

We believe that by the end
of the day...

...an attempt will be made on
David Palmer's life.

- How good's his security?
- Very good.

Maybe not good enough to
handle what's coming today...

...a shooter, well-funded, from overseas.

What foreign power wants Palmer dead?

Probably none.

Most likely a domestic hate-group
hired someone from out of the country.

It's harder to trace.

Check the background of everyone
around Palmer.

Cross it with terrorist databases.

- Start now.
- Okay, we're on it. Let's go.


I'll be right with you.

How you doing?

I can't complain.

Can't or won't?

Things better at home?

Yeah. We're trying.

What I'm about to tell you doesn't
leave this room.


There may be an element inside the Agency...

- ...involved with this hit.
- What?

For the next 24 hours,
I want you all over this.

You'll be interfacing with every
division in the region.

I am the last person on this planet
you want to bring something like this to.

- I don't agree.
- Richard.

I built a case against three of our own
agents and busted them for taking bribes.

If there's a conspiracy in the Agency to
kill Palmer, I'll never get near it.

Well, you'll have to, Jack...

...'cause you're the only guy
that I can trust.

If Palmer gets hit...

...the first African-American with
a real shot at the White House...

...it'll tear this country apart.

I'll look into it. I'll do the best I can.


George Mason is coming from Division
to give you a detailed briefing on Palmer.

You think I should trust George Mason?

Until we get a better handle on things...

...don't trust anybody.

Not even your own people.

We got to find the shooter, Jack.

Whatever it takes.

Excuse me.

How much longer till we land in Los Angeles?

Let's see. It's 12:20. Just over an hour.

Thank you.

- You want to hit the road?
- Yeah, sure.

Brooks here.

Hey, Martin, how you doing?
It's the photographer.

Are we still on for breakfast?

Meet Secret Service in the lobby at
7:00 and they'll take care of you.

Will Senator Palmer be at the breakfast?

You bet.


- I'll see you then.
- Fly safe.

Excuse me. You know David Palmer?

Not yet. I am meeting him tomorrow.

We have been sitting here...

...this whole time making small-talk
and you never even mentioned it.

I'm going to be taking a
few pictures of him.

You're a photographer?

Have I ever seen one of your photographs?

What's next?

George Mason will be here in a few
minutes and then he's going to brief me.

You, not us?

You can't shut me out, Jack. Not here.

It's Walsh. He wants me to meet Mason alone.

- Why?
- He didn't say.

You're lying.

Yes, I am, but you're still going
to have to trust me.

One of these days you're going to
ask for too much.

I'm terribly afraid that today's
going to be that day.

- Yeah?
- Hi, it's me.

- Did you hear anything?
- No.

What's wrong?

I found three joints in her desk.


I know it's not the end of the
world, but I don't like it.

I don't either.

Maybe you can get into her e-mail...

...check her messages or something.

We gave her her own password to show
that we trusted her, remember?


Honey, I...

I'm so sorry that I can't
be there with you right now.

- Okay.
- Okay, bye.

- Everything okay?
- Yeah.

When I got into San Diego State I
figured, "What the hell?"

"Give college a try."

- Do you live near the beach?
- Yeah.

Do you surf?

No. Surfing's way too motivated.

You got to get wet, there's sharks...

...you got to call everybody "dude."

- Why?
- No reason.

My dad surfs.


He doesn't anymore? He's too old?

My father's dead.

Hey, my bad.

It's okay. He was this...

...really great guy, and then...

- ...six months ago, he..
- I'm sorry.

Yeah. I'm over it.

Getting over it. It's hard but I am.


Mason's on his way up.

- George.
- Jack. How's it going?

Good to see you. Come on in.

How much did Walsh tell you down there?

Not much.

Palmer's the target,
shooter's the real deal.

That's about it.

I can narrow it down
for you a bit, if you like.

Please do.

We think the shooter's
European, probably German...

...and that he's either here
already or he's coming today.

This will get you into secured
data nationwide.

See if it clicks with anything
you already have.

Who's the source on this?

That I can't give you.

- Because?
- Because I'm not authorized to.

How can I cross-check the data...

...if I don't know where the original
information's coming from?

What do you know about Palmer's politics?

You know he's no friend
to the Agency, right?

And if he gets elected,
this place gets gutted.

- What are you trying to say?
- I'm not saying anything.

Saying do your job, and stay out of
what doesn't concern you.

Fair enough.

Good. Then we're done.


I need a favor.

I need you to call your boss...

...and ask him to give me clearance
on the ID of this source.

I thought we agreed that it
didn't matter.

But I still got to call Walsh and
tell him that I did everything I could.

I would like to cover my own ass.

Jack, you're finally learning
how to play the game.

Sure, I'll call Chappelle for you.

- Use your phone?
- Please do.

You want a cup of coffee?

No, I'm good.


I want to hear Mason's call.

At the sound of the tone,
the time will be 12:29...

...and 30 seconds.

At the sound of the tone, the time...

Yeah, I'm talking to my boss, Jack.

Right, you stupid chump.

- What are you doing?
- He's screwing with us.

Get me that binder.

- What?
- The binder. Get me the binder

At the sound of the tone...

We need to talk about this?


You can consider your ass
officially covered. Chappelle said no.

You are out of your mind.

Mason's holding something back
I need some bargaining power.

How are you going to get it?

Remember Phillipe Darcet?

Heroin dealer, Barcelona?


Mason was the point man on his
bust last August.

When they rolled up Darcet's assets,
$200,000 was missing.

I always thought it fell into
Mason's pockets.

Now I need proof.

You're going to blackmail
a District director?

I want you to check Darcet's accounts.

You can access them through the
secured files. Use this.

Nina, he's going to wake up in a
half an hour or less.

Senator Palmer, blending intelligence...

...political courage,
hard work, and luck...

Damn it! Hello?

I'm sorry to bother you at this hour.
My name is Alan York.

I found this number in my
daughter's calendar.

- Who's your daughter?
- Janet York.

- Do you have a son or a...
- Daughter... Kimberly.

She snuck out of the house.
Is Janet gone, too?

Yes, I bet they're together. Any idea
where they might be?

None. Did Janet say anything?

She was gone when I came home from work.

Can I give you my number in case
you hear anything?

Yeah, of course.

I've got Darcet's account number.


It's encrypted. I can't get around it.

- Ask Tony to do it.
- He'll need a reason.

If he thinks he's doing it for me.
Not if he's doing it for you.

I'm surprised you noticed.

I noticed.

Well, you shouldn't have.

- Tony.
- Yeah.

I need you to do something for me.

For you or for Jack?

I need you to get into this account.

What does Phillipe Darcet's
bank account have to do with Palmer?

We don't know yet.

We're trying to pick up a thread.

That's interesting, because...

...I've been trying to pick up
a thread of my own.

About what?

Whether you're still sleeping with Jack.

Who says I ever did?

What do you see in him?

- He turned in his own people.
- They were dirty.

And he's Mr. Clean?

Yes, he is.

Look, we don't have a lot of time.
Will you help me out here?


I'll see what I can find.

I'll see what I can find!

Jamey, if I give you a phone number...

...could you hack in and get
all the passwords connected to it?

Sure, if you have a warrant.

And if I didn't have a warrant?

It's important?

It's very important.


- Hello?
- Hey, it's me.

I got her password.

What is it?

"Lifesucks," one word.


So, are you going to be around this weekend?

I could be.


- Where are they?
- I don't know.

Did you ever meet Princess Di?


But I never took her picture.

What was she like?

She was cool.

Can I...

Can I see one of your photographs?

- My photographs?
- Yeah.


How about this one right here?

That's very beautiful.

- Munich?
- Yeah.

Finish the speech?

Taking a break.

The guys got tired of me yelling at them.

Big, old, grumpy bear.

How you doing?

Fine, just a few dozen more to go.

You don't have to do these yourself.

The personal touch never hurts.

- Sure doesn't.
- Yes.



Phone call, Senator. It's Maureen
Kingsley from the network.

Come on, Patty, it's after midnight.

She says it's urgent.

Maureen, this better be good.

Can I get you some coffee or anything?

Thank you, Patty.

My response?

Here's my response.

You air that allegation, or anything
remotely like it...

This conversation is over, Maureen.

That'll be all, Patty.


What was it?

Just more media nonsense. Not important.

It didn't sound not important.

Since when don't we talk about things?

This is Richard Walsh.
At the tone, leave a message.

Richard, it's Jack.
Call me back. It's important.

I thought you wanted to get your
life back together.

Make things right with your family.

You think this is helping?

He's got information that I need.

What information?

Never mind.

You can't tell me, fine.

But, Jack, if Tony doesn't find
anything, you could end up in jail.


Then what are you doing?


Answer me.

Nina, you can look the other way once
and it's no big deal.

It makes it easier for you to
compromise the next time...

...and soon that's all you're
doing is compromising...

...because that's how you think
things are done.

You know those guys I blew the whistle on?
You think they were the bad guys?

'Cause they weren't. They weren't bad guys.

They were just like you and me.

Except they compromised... once.

I'll see how Tony's coming along.

Thank you.

- Hello?
- Hi, it's Teri Bauer.

Hi, have you heard anything?

Yeah, I broke into Kim's e-mail.
Janet sent her one this morning.

They're meeting two guys in the Valley.

Did you get an address?

Yep, I'm going right now.

Would you mind if I came along I'm getting
stir-crazy sitting around here.

All right.

I'm leaving right now. Tell me
where you live.

Where are we going now?

Wasn't there supposed to be
a party at Lacy's?

Anybody got a phone?
I'll call.

Yeah, I do.

I got to go home.


My mother left five messages.

Run home to Mommy.

Her father just died, okay?

Maybe her mother needs her.

Your father?

Shut up.


I don't want to go home.


We'll drop you off, okay?


What's your name?


I'm Mandy.

Hey, maybe we can get together...

...when we're in LA, or something.

I'm going to be pretty busy.

See you.

- Yeah?
- I got into the Darcet account.

Nina said you wanted it.

Thank you. Send it to my screen.

All right.

Wake up.

Sit down.

Who's the source?

Who tipped us on the Palmer hit?

Last August when you led the
take-down of Phillipe Darcet...

...all his assets were transferred to a
custodial account in Langley, Virginia.

$200,000 fell out along the way.

I traced that money...

...to an offshore account in Aruba.

I got a funny feeling about that
account, George.

I think it's yours.

Yeah, well, that's a lie.


Then you won't mind if I send
Chappelle the information.

The source, George.

You have no idea what you're getting
yourself into here.

Why don't you explain it to me?

You've got five seconds.


There's your source.

Thanks for your help, George.

You'll live to regret this, Bauer.

I promise you that.

Excuse me.

Ma'am, we're about to land.
If you could please...

Please remain in your seat.

I lost my wallet.

- Hello?
- Hey, it's me.

Turn left at the light.


I'm in a car with Alan York.

He's the father of one
of Kimberly's friends.

What are you talking about?

Kim got an e-mail this
morning from Janet York...

...and they might be out together.


I don't know yet. They were
meeting some guys in the Valley.

Wait a second. You're going to the
Valley with this guy, Alan York?

What are you going to do
if she's not there?

Well, we haven't thought that far
ahead yet. I'll call.



- Hey.
- Hey.

Would you do me a favor? Could
you cover for me?


Forward all my calls to my cell phone.

I'll be back as soon as I can.



A 747 just blew up over the
Mojave desert.

Preliminary reports make it sound like
it was a bomb.

The passenger list. Get me Walsh
on the phone now.


Turn here. I live on 10th.

- Dan, I just told you...
- Why don't you just relax?

Can you please tell him that he
missed the turn?

You heard him. Relax.

The night's just getting started.