24 (2001–2010): Season 5, Episode 0 - Season 5 Prequel - full transcript

A year following the events of Season 4, as disheveled-looking Jack Bauer is hiding out in Chicago. One day, Chloe comes to meet him, to impart distressing news.

- Palmer.
- Mr. President, it's Jack Bauer.

You threaded the eye of the needle.

I had some help, sir.

I wanted to thank you for advising me of the situation.

Mr. President, you saved my life.

I'm only sorry it came to this.

Me, too, sir.

I just wanted to let you know that I was out.

I'm glad.

This is probably the last time we'll ever speak.

Jack, you do understand, when you hang up,

for all intents and purposes,

Jack Bauer's dead.

I understand that,sir.

Mr. President, it's been an honor.

Same for me, my friend.

12 months later.

Are you sure you weren't followed?

Of course, I am. Or else I wouldn't be here.

- What's going on?
- You need to get out of Chicago now.

What are you talking about? Why?

When I covered your autopsy report,

I used to target a program to get under the MEs database.

3 days ago, somebody infiltrated my hard drive remotely.

They got on before I could create a wall.

Did you erase everything involving me?

Of course, I did but whoever had access to my computer

knows that I went onto your autopsy report.

They probably had time to draw the conclusion that you're not really dead.

Were you able to backtrace the source?

No, I couldn't tag them. Whoever did this is good.

They had access to my phone records.

And they knew I had been in contact with an undercover op in Chicago.

- You need to leave.
- I know.

I know.

I'll make contact with you as soon as I get clear.

Do you need me to help you arrange a cover?

No, the less you know right now, the better. You should go.

I can't believe you have to live like this now.

Don't worry about me, I'm fine.

Chloe, go.


How's Kim?

She was heartbroken.

It's been over a year, she's better now.

Thank you.

I got you now.

He disappeared to protect his secret.

He changed his name and started a new life.

He thought he was safe...

then day 5 began.