Richard Walsh on Day 1
|Portrayed by||Michael O'Neill|
|First appearance||Day 1: 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM|
|Last appearance||Day 1: 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM|
 Day 1
We first meet Richard Walsh at the beginning of Day 1. After CTU receives Intel that there is a possible assassination attempt on Senator David Palmer, CTU calls a late night meeting. Walsh tells Jack Bauer that their is a mole in CTU and that he can't trust anyone but needs him to help identify the mole, even though Jack had a reputation as a whistle blower.
Later, Walsh is seen at a meeting with Scott Baylor. Baylor had been working on trying to identify the mole by looking at where staff members had been using key cards. He discovered one card that had the owner's information wiped off, but contained a large file. Baylor had effectively paved the way for identifying the mole and was starting to fear for his life. Walsh convinces Baylor to help and solve the identity of the mole but shots are fired at Walsh and Baylor after he agrees. Baylor is killed. Walsh takes the key card and calls Jack. Jack arrives at the scene and treats Walsh's wounds. Walsh and Jack take out two assailants, but not long after Walsh is shot twice by a sniper. He is able to hand off the card to Jack. He tells her to ask Jamey Farrell to identify the mole. He trusts Jamey because she is the one that helped counsel poor teenagers and got her life started for her. Walsh is then shot again, this time fatally.