Season 1

Season 1
Season 1 Main Cast
Original runNovember 6, 2001 – May 21, 2002
No. of episodes24
DVD release dateSeptember 17, 2002
May 20, 2008 (Special Edition)
Next seasonSeason 2

Season 1 (also known as Day 1) premiered on November 6, 2001 on the FOX network. The season begins at 12:00 AM and takes place on the day of the California Presidential Primary in 2002.

Jack has just finished a chess game with his daughter, Kim. All is rosy in the Bauer household until events take a turn for the worse. Kim has sneaked out of her bedroom window while Jack receives a call from CTU. Senator David Palmer is targeted for assassination, and Jack's daughter goes missing. Jack must found out who is behind the hit on Palmer, while trying to find his daughter.

The Season 1 DVD was released on September 17, 2002.


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# Episode Director Writer(s) Original air date
1 (1) Day 1: 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM Stephen Hopkins Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow November 6, 2001
It's the day of the California Presidential Primary in Los Angeles. As midnight strikes Jack Bauer is with his family, his wife Teri and daughter Kim. Kim heads to bed as Jack is called into CTU by a co-worker, Nina Myers. While Jack is heading into CTU Teri discovers that Kim has snuck out with her friend Janet York to meet two guys at a furniture store, Rick Allen and Dan Mounts. Jack arrives at CTU and learns of an assassination attempt on the Senator David Palmer. Jack is warned by Richard Walsh that people inside their own organization may be working to aid the assassination attempt. In an attempt to gain more information Jack blackmails George Mason, the District Director. Back at the Bauer house, Teri receives a phone call from Alan York, Janet's father, and they both decide to go looking for the girls. On an airplane, a European photographer finds himself in a heated encounter with a woman in the airplane bathroom, but the more devious plan is revealed when his wallet is stolen and the plane is destroyed by mysterious woman.
2 (2) Day 1: 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM Stephen Hopkins Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff November 13, 2001
Jack's attempts to find Kim are hampered by events at CTU. Jack is called by Richard Walsh who is being followed by people connected with Senator Palmer's assassination attempt. Jack rescues Walsh and obtains a key card with vital information on it. Senator Palmer learns of the assassination plan but escapes from his security to attend to a potentially damaging story being leaked to the press. Kim becomes suspicious of the two guys, Dan and Rick, when they start to become violent after she refuses to make a phone call for them. The sale of the ID to the men behind Palmer's assassination attempt hits a hitch when Mandy's partner demands a bigger payment.
3 (3) Day 1: 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM Stephen Hopkins Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff November 20, 2001
Jack learns that the agent on the inside is Nina. He enlists Jamie to help gather further evidence. Palmer learns of the accusations about to hit the press about his son. Kim and Janet escape from the kidnappers but the run it short-lived when Janet is struck by a car and Kim is re-captured. Tony calls in help as his suspicions of Jack grow.
4 (4) Day 1: 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM Winrich Kolbe Robert Cochran November 27, 2001
As Mason locks down CTU, Jack breaks out to follow up on a lead. Mason interrogates Nina and Jamie in an attempt to locate Jack. While Teri and Alan York are held up by the police, Dan and Rick argue about what to do with Janet. Palmer discovers who has leaked the information about his son, his son's former psychologist. Jack arrives at a location found on the key card and encounters a man who hints that Kim's disappearance is part of a bigger plan.
5 (5) Day 1: 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM Winrich Kolbe Chip Johannessen December 11, 2001
Jacks attempts to interrogate the prisoner are hampered by Mason but Jack finds that he must break the prisoner out to have any lead on where Kim is. Jack stages two scuffles and gets the prisoner a key card to escape. The arrive at a payphone ready to trace the call only for the call to come in on a cell phone. The prisoner is instructed to dispose of a mystery body. Palmer talks to the journalist who is threatening to leak the story about his son and is presented with the evidence.
6 (6) Day 1: 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM Bryan Spicer Howard Gordon December 18, 2001
Jack arrives at the hospital to question Janet. He is called by Gaines and is instructed to put in an ear-piece and leave the hospital and head for CTU. Palmer is furious when he learns that he is the last member of his family to learn of his son's actions. Kim tries to convince Rick to escape from Gaines. Back at CTU, Nina and Jamie ID the dead body as Alan York. When Nina calls Teri to pass the message onto Jack, Teri realizes the danger she is in with the impostor.
7 (7) Day 1: 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM Bryan Spicer Andrea Newman January 8, 2002
Under Gaines' control, Jack sabotages CTU's investigation by switching the key card while Milo isn't looking. Nina becomes suspicious and Jack is forced to take action. Teri attacks her kidnapper but her attempts to get help from CTU are squashed when she gives her position to Jamie, and Gaines' men turn up to re-capture her. Palmer tries to convince his family to go public with the story about Keith before the press does.
8 (8) Day 1: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Stephen Hopkins Robert Cochran and Joel Surnow January 15, 2002
Nina and Tony discover that Jamie is the mole in CTU working for Gaines. As Kim is about to escape with Rick, she hears the screams of her mother and returns. Under Gaines' instruction, Jack enters Palmer's breakfast and learns of Gaines' plan. Jack meets the shooter and delivers the gun. Jack stops the shooting by causing a disturbance.
9 (9) Day 1: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Stephen Hopkins Virgil Williams January 22, 2002
In the custody of Secret Service, Jack tries to tell his side of the story. Realizing he is getting nowhere, and with his family still in danger, Jack breaks out with a hostage. He finds refuge in a construction site office but his trust in his hostage is misplaced and his position is given away. Tony and Nina interrogate Jamey but while they are out of the room, Jamey kills herself. Kim is about to be assaulted when Teri steps in to sacrifice herself to save her daughter from a terrible situation.
10 (10) Day 1: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Davis Guggenheim Lawrence Hertzog February 5, 2002
Teri uses a stolen phone to contact CTU but is interrupted before the signal can be traced. Alberta Green arrives at CTU to make Nina and Tony's life harder as they continue to secretly help Jack. Senator Palmer and his financial backers continue to worry when Carl takes action against Keith's former therapist. Jack obtains a name from the key card and pays a visit to the office of the suspect. Posing as the suspects limo driver, Jack holds him to question.
11 (11) Day 1: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Davis Guggenheim Robert Cochran February 12, 2002
Palmer learns of his connection to Jack and the day's events. Meanwhile, Gaines meets with Andre Drazen, the man who is trying to assassinate Palmer to avenge the death of his father. Jack's interrogation of Cofell goes wrong when he pushes him too hard, but Jack is met by another familiar face, the man who posed as Alan York.
12 (12) Day 1: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Stephen Hopkins Howard Gordon February 19, 2002
Jack manages to get into the compound and rescue Teri and Kim with the help of Rick. Gaines learns of Jack's presence and gives chase. During the chase, Jack and his family are separated. Palmer goes to pay Keith's therapist a visit, but when he gets there he can see Carl has already been. Alberta Green pits Tony and Nina against each other, threatening to sack whoever doesn't come clean.
13 (13) Day 1: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Stephen Hopkins Andrea Newman February 26, 2002
Gaines chases Jack and his family through the woods before CTU arrives to rescue them. As Palmer is about to talk to the D.A. about the incident with Ferragamo, Carl intervenes with a threat that makes Palmer change his mind. At CTU, Nina learns that a second assassin has arrived in the city to hit Palmer.
14 (14) Day 1: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Jon Cassar Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff March 5, 2002
When Jack arrives back at CTU he is placed under arrest by Alberta Green. Jack tries to explain his days actions to District Director Ryan Chappelle while Nina goes with Teri and Kim to a clinic to be checked out. Nina becomes suspicious of a character in the hospital and gets the girls moved to a safe house as soon as possible. David Palmer arrives at CTU and demands to meet Jack Bauer.
15 (15) Day 1: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Jon Cassar Michael Chernuchin March 12, 2002
Jack and David Palmer meet and discover their link, Operation Nightfall. They work together at CTU to try and find who is attempting to kill them. An unsuspecting senior member of Palmer's staff has a secret meeting with a potential assassin. While being debriefed, Teri confronts Nina about her relationship with Jack. Teri finds out she is pregnant but then backs out from telling Jack about the news.
16 (16) Day 1: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Stephen Hopkins Robert Cochran and Howard Gordon March 19, 2002
Keith takes a big risk by wearing a wire whilst meeting Carl. When Palmer's staff are briefed about the potential assassins, Elizabeth is shocked to find her secret fling among the suspects and immediately comes forward. She is convinced to help Jack by going through with a prearranged meeting. When the safe house is attacked, Teri and Kim escape but are chased. When trying to lose the tail by parking in a side road the car rolls down the hill with Kim inside. Teri collapses in shock.
17 (17) Day 1: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Stephen Hopkins Michael Chernuchin March 26, 2002
Teri wakes up but is struck by amnesia. She gets help from a passer-by and finds a restaurant that she recognizes. After climbing out of the car, Kim makes her way to Rick's house. Jack supervises Elizabeth's meeting with Alexis but just as she should have called an end to the meeting she decided to take matters into her own hands and stabs Alexis.
18 (18) Day 1: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Fredrick K. Keller Maurice Hurley April 2, 2002
Palmer and Sherry have an argument over how to handle the evidence that Keith recorded. Kim arrives at Rick's but is not allowed to leave. With Alexis wounded, Jack poses as Alexis to fulfill a meeting. As his cover is blown and an agent with a grudge against Jack goes against his word and shoots the suspect. Teri returns to her home with her friend unaware of the danger she is in.
19 (19) Day 1: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Fredrick K. Keller Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff April 9, 2002
Mystified by information they received from Jack's meeting, Jack and Mason go to the area where the power was to be cut out. Nina tries to contact Jack about Teri and Kim's disappearance but Mason stands in her way. Still at her home, Teri is in danger from one of Drazen's men. Kim finds herself stuck in the middle of a drug deal which isn't going to plan and Palmer talks to the press about the Keith story.
20 (20) Day 1: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Stephen Hopkins Robert Cochran and Howard Gordon April 16, 2002
Kim tries to explain her situation to the police but they do not believe her. While investigating the area where the power is to be cut off, Jack stumbles across a secret prison. He arrives just in time to help the workers to bluff their way out of an attack. Jack confronts the secret prisoner who was transferred and is shocked to find it is a man he thought he had killed, Victor Drazen. Before they can think of a plan, Andre and his men attack the prison in an attempt to break Victor out.
21 (21) Day 1: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Stephen Hopkins Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff April 23, 2002
Despite the events of the day, Palmer is delighted to see he is leading the polls in California. Jack is taken hostage by the Drazen's. Jack saves himself from death by offering to help Victor get his son, Alexis, back. The police finally believe Kim's story but as she is being transferred to CTU her car is hit and she is again abducted.
22 (22) Day 1: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM Paul Shapiro Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff May 7, 2002
The Drazen's contact CTU and offer to release Jack in return for Alexis. Mason is reluctant but Palmer puts pressure on him and he goes ahead with it. Nina and Tony try to keep the news of Kim's abduction away from Teri. Palmer is tempted by one of his staff but is aware that it is a setup by his wife.
23 (23) Day 1: 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM Paul Shapiro Robert Cochran and Howard Gordon May 14, 2002
Jack is freed by the Drazen's but must deliver a phone to Palmer to get Kim back. Jack complies but at the last moment realizes the Drazen's plan and saves Palmer's life. Jack persuades Palmer to play along that he is dead so the Drazen's will free Kim but Kim manages to escape from them and swims to safety. Teri breaks the news of her pregnancy to Jack. Nina is revealed as a mole in CTU as she contacts the Drazen's to inform them that Palmer is still alive.
24 (24) Day 1: 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM Stephen Hopkins Robert Cochran and Howard Gordon (story)
Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff (teleplay)
May 21, 2002
Palmer becomes tired of Sherry's power struggle and confronts her in the hotel ballroom. Nina knew that Jack would not try to attack the Drazen's if he knew Kim was safe so she contacted him and told him that Kim's body had been found. Overcome with anger, Jack storms into the Drazen's hideout. A bloody shootout outbreaks and Jack is finally about to take out the entire Drazen family. Discovering that Kim was actually safe and alive, Jack informs CTU that Nina is a mole. As Nina tries to escape, Teri overhears a suspicious conversation. Nina knows she cannot be allowed to live. Jack returns to CTU to capture Nina but is too late to save his wife.

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