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Day 1: 12:00AM - 1:00AM
12:00AM - 1:00AM
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate November 6, 2001
Production Number 1AFF79
Written by Robert Cochran,
Joel Surnow
Directed by Stephen Hopkins

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Day 1: 12:00AM - 1:00AM is the first episode of the first season of 24, and the first episode overall.

Guest Stars: Mia Kirshner (Mandy), Carlos Bernard (Tony Almeida), Penny Johnson Jerald (Sherry Palmer), Xander Berkeley (George Mason), Rudolf Martin (Martin Belkin), Richard Burgi (Alan York), Daniel Bess (Rick), Matthew Carey (Dan), Jacqui Maxwell (Janet York), Tanya Wright (Patty Brooks), Karina Arroyave (Jamey Farrell), Michael O'Neill (Richard Walsh), Devika Parikh (Maureen Kingsley), Gary Murphy (Vincent), Jeff Ricketts (Victor Rovner), Karen Kim (Flight Attendant), Petra Wright (Flight Attendant)


Plot Overview

This episode introduces Jack Bauer, CTU and David Palmer. CTU learn of an assassination attempt was to be made on David Palmer's life in the next 24 hours and calls in Jack. Kim Bauer, Jack's daughter and a friend is kidnapped by some guys in a van. Teri Bauer, Jack's wife, go looking for Kim with the friends father, Alan York. Mandy steals an invitation off a guy on a plane and then jumps out.


Body Count

Killer Victim Method
Mandy A plane full of people C4

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

  • Clock: The ticking clock noise in this episode is different from later episodes.
  • 9/11 Changes: Several parts of the season were changed due to the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. These changes most noticably affected parts of the pilot including a main shot of the exploding 747 and several references to the explosion being cut. The premiere was also delayed a month due to the attack.

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments

  • Kim plays chess against Jack.
  • George Mason rings Chappelle.



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