24: Day 5 10:00 P.M.

Jack admits to Buchanan that he is scared because he is convinced that Henderson was only following orders from someone higher up. Why is Jack scared? (More on this in a minute.)

Then as the episode progresses we learn that Henderson has kidnapped Evelyn’s daughter to force her to give up evidence she has that proves who is behind “the conspiracy and the events” of the day. Wayne Palmer and Jack help her get her daughter back and try and capture Henderson, but Henderson gets away. Evelyn tells Jack it’s not the vice president who is involved in the conspiracy. Then we see that Henderson is on the phone with President Logan and assures him that he will kill Jack and Wayne and suppress any evidence they might have.

Now we are to think that it’s President Logan who’s been behind everything. But let’s look at a few things. In previous episodes we find that it is Walt Cummings, Logan’s chief of staff, who is involved with the conspiracy and Logan seems to know nothing about it. Cummings says that he is part of a group who are trying to cause a military presence in Central Asia to guarantee the flow of oil. Henderson is also part of this same group. Also, in looking back at last season, Day 4, we find that Cummings is the one who ordered the kill on Jack Bauer because they were afraid he would give away secret sensitive information while in the custody of the Chinese. I think this is why Jack is scared, because he realizes that whoever is the leader of this group certainly wants to see him dead and will stop at nothing to do it. CTU is now in the hands of Homeland security and Bill Buchanan is gone. Right now Jack’s only allies are Audrey and Chloe. Of course Wayne Palmer is helping him but he doesn’t have much power. Jack can’t trust the president or the vice president or anyone in their cabinet. He certainly is in a bad situation!

I’m not sure if this really answers many questions, but it certainly helps to remember some of these details in trying to figure out the story. I’m still convinced that the vice president is involved in this somehow. Logan can’t be the one who is completely behind everything because he just doesn’t have the guts for it. It will be interesting to see what happens next. That’s why I like this show!

my previous posts
24: Day 5 9:00 p.m.
24: Day 5 8:00 p.m.
Jack Bauer Cried
Things I Learn While Watching 24
24 and Star Trek


  1. Fordee
    Apr 5, 2006

    I haven’t had much time this week to comment on 24… but it was awesome, wasn’t it? Great episode.

    Do you think there is any chance that this could be the last season for Jack Bauer? I know there are a lot of rumors. It would be terrible, but for the Killing Machine that the show 24 is, I wouldn’t put it past them. I also wouldn’t put it past them to make the show work without Kiefer Sutherland… the writing is that good.

  2. Karen of Scottsdale
    Apr 6, 2006

    I hope it is not the last season for Jack Bauer because I think he is what makes the show so enjoyable. They will have to come up with someone who could fill his shoes before they could kill him off, otherwise the show would lose popularity. At least that’s what I think.