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24 (season 1)

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This is the first season of 24 (TV Series) and it is called Day 1. The story begins at midnight, lasts 24 hours and ends the following midnight. There are 24 episodes in Season 1 and each corresponds to an hour of narrative time.

Season Overview[change | change source]

Jack Bauer is attempting to stop terrorists, who plan to assassinate Presidential Candidate David Palmer. They abduct Kim Bauer and Teri Bauer in order to use Jack to their advantage. With Jack's wife and daughter, the terrorists have leverage over Jack and try to force him to kill Palmer. At one point, Jack has to choose between the lives of his family and that of the presidential candidate. After Kim and Teri are rescued and the terrorists stopped, a second group of terrorists try to target David Palmer and Jack Bauer. The second terrorists were behind the first. They are seeking revenge for a raid that connects Palmer and Bauer. The goal of the raid was to kill Victor Drazen. Palmer's death is faked to satisfy the terrorists. Viewers learn that Victor Drazen is still alive and that Nina Myers has been working with the terrorists. Senator Palmer realizes he cannot stay married to Sherry and they separate.

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The season received positive reviews with 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Critics said, "Brimming with tension and political intrigue, 24 successfully introduces its unique, high-concept format and a compelling hero worth watching in Kiefer Sutherland's Jack Bauer."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 24, retrieved 2022-06-06