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24: Season 2 (2002)

Director: Jon Cassar, Jon Cassar
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Television, Crime TV
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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As the second season of 24 opens, a man being tortured in Seoul, South Korea, reveals a secret that is immediately shared with the U.S. military representatives on the scene. David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert), now the president, is interrupted while on a fishing trip with his son, Keith (Vicellous Shannon), and told that there is a good chance that a terrorist-controlled nuclear weapon is on U.S. soil, in Los Angeles, and that the weapon is set to be detonated that very day. Kim Bauer (Elisha Cuthbert) is working as a nanny for Gary (Billy Burke) and Carla (Tracy Middendorf), taking care of their daughter Megan (Skye McCole Bartusiak) and trying to ignore Gary?s leering attention. George Mason (Xander Berkeley) is still waiting for the call to Washington. CTU gets a message from the NSA to bring in Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland). Jack is still struggling to get over the death of his wife, and Kim?s refusal to spend any time with him is not helping. Palmer is briefed about Second Wave, a terrorist organization, and confronts the prime minister of an Arab country believed to support the group. Eric Rayburn (Timothy Carhart), an aide, wants Palmer to involve the military, but the president is not ready to take that step. Marie (Laura Harris) is preparing to marry her Arab boyfriend, Reza (Phillip Rhys), but Marie?s sister, Kate (Sarah Wynter), is very suspicious of the young man and has a background check done on him. Paula (Sara Gilbert), a new member of the CTU team, needs reassurance from Tony (Carlos Bernard) to deal with the pressure of the terrorist threat. Jack refuses to come back to CTU, but relents when Palmer contacts him personally. Fox originally broadcast this episode without commercial interruption. ~ Josh Ralske, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

24: Season 2 (Disc 1 of 7) (2002)
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7.68 (75 votes)
24: Season 2 (Disc 2 of 7) (2002)
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7.65 (65 votes)
24: Season 2 (Disc 3 of 7) (2002)
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7.68 (62 votes)
24: Season 2 (Disc 4 of 7) (2002)
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7.63 (63 votes)
24: Season 2 (Disc 5 of 7) (2002)
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7.48 (61 votes)
24: Season 2 (Disc 6 of 7) (2002)
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7.57 (60 votes)
24: Season 2 (Disc 7 of 7) (2002)
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7.13 (52 votes)

GreenCine Member Reviews

Warning: Disc 7 is a Bonus Disc by TallCool1 June 3, 2005 - 11:40 AM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
There are no episodes on Disc 7, which I guess I should have figured out by the fact that the six discs covered 24 hours of stage time. But I was hoping for "overtime" and was instead shown some behind the scenes stuff and deleted scenes.

Great series, but not up to the first season by kamapuaa August 24, 2004 - 11:00 PM PDT
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
I fell completely in love with the first season of this show, for numerous reasons: strong characters, its incorporation of modern technologies, a tightly woven plot, and the 24-hour-ticker device that adds a new dimension to a well-covered genre. While season two stands on its own, I definitely would watch the first season before this one.

The reason being, this season just isn't as strong. It's still very good, and many of the elements that made the first season so great are still in the show, along with most of the actors. However, it just wasn't as well written: the action felt a little boiler-plate, there were huge plot holes, and the sub-plots involving Kim were unwatchably inane. And while I can see other people viewing this as a positive, I missed the constant crazy plot twists of the first season, which competed with "Tales of the City" on a "say what?" factor.

The acting here is top-notch, of a quality you don't expect from network TV. All women in "24" are incredibly attractive. And I did appreciate the increased relevance and moral ambiguity of the show - the hero acts in ways that are occasionally reprehensible, even to other characters in the show.

For me it's not that important, but this season was a little better packaged than the first, with chapter breaks, director's commentary, alternate takes, and a making-of documentary.

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