Season 4

Season 4
Jack Bauer in Season 4
Original runJanuary 9, 2005 – May 23, 2005
No. of episodes24
DVD release dateDecember 6, 2005
Previous seasonSeason 3
Next seasonSeason 5

Season 4 (also know as Day 4) premiered on January 9, 2005 on the FOX network. Day 4 takes place 18 months after the events of Day 3, and begins at 7:00 AM.

Jack is now working in Washington, D.C. for the Secretary of Defense, James Heller. From this new job, he falls in love with his daughter, Audrey Raines.

A train is blown up, and an unknown man retrieves a briefcase from one of the passengers, it's unknown what's exactly inside, but it is related to the attacks that happen later in the day. As well, a Sleeper Cell family is living in the U.S., the Araz family, who are also involved with the terrorists.

The new CTU Director is Erin Driscoll, who fired Jack because of his drug addiction. But, she decides to reinstate him on a provisional basis to help CTU with the events of the day.

The Season 4 DVD was released on December 6, 2005.


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[edit] Day 4 Prequel

Three months after the tumultuous events of Day 3, Jack Bauer is summoned into Erin Driscoll's office, head of CTU. She tells Jack that she is removing him as Head of Field Ops, and that he will need to find a new job due to the heroin addiction he had during his undercover work. Meanwhile, near the Mexico-United States border, two Hispanic men are shown crossing over into US soil, and after an exchange of money, they kill off two individuals who helped them get across. Finally, a woman enters a dark room filled with vases of flowers, as Jack Bauer sneaks up behind her and and holds her tightly. They engage in romantic activity as dialogue pops up on the screen, alerting us of Jack Bauer losing his job, and his finding a new love interest, and then Day 4 begins.

[edit] 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Jack kisses his new love interest, Audrey Raines
Audrey and her father are kidnapped
  • Air Date: January 9, 2005
  • Written By: Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Day 4 opens up with a man traveling on a train through Los Angeles with a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist. Suddenly there is an explosion and the train crashes, with a man named Dar riding in on his motorcycle and stealing the case. At CTU, Thomas Sherak, a known terrorist from Turkey, is suspected of an attack within the hour as they hear news of the train bombing. Sherak then drops the bomb off at the home of Navi Araz, who is married to Dina and have a son named Behrooz. They are told to transport it to a warehouse. Jack Bauer has left CTU and is now working under Secretary of Defense James Heller, while secretly dating his daughter, Audrey Raines, who has separated from her husband. Jack soon arrives at CTU to discuss protocol, but they are notified that their field unit has arrived at Sherak's possible location. He is taken captive with Jack's assistance and brought it. Realizing that CTU isn't get anywhere, Jack sneaks into the interrogation room and shoots Sherak in the leg, getting him to confess that Secretary Heller is their real target. Meanwhile, a programmer working at a Graphics Design studio named Andrew Paige discovers nodes that will corrupt and disable the Internet, with some of it being in Arabic. Not long afterwards, armed men break in and kill his co-workers, demanding to know what they found. Andrew is able to escape. Secretary Heller goes to his son Richard's house to stop him from protesting against the President. Soon afterwards a missile is fired destroying their vehicle as Audrey and James Heller are taken captive with Richard looking on in shock.

[edit] 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Dina gives Behrooz the briefcase
  • Air Date: January 9, 2005
  • Written By: Howard Gordon
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Andrew Paige flees on his bike to Union Station. He warns his mother over the phone, but a man named Kalil taps their conversation from her house. At CTU, Jack convinces them to reinstate him under Field Ops director Ronnie Lobell so they can track Andrew. Meanwhile, Behrooz delivers the briefcase to a man named Omar, but notices that his girlfriend followed him. His parents are worried their plan might be compromised. Kalil, a terrorist member, arrives at the station and tells Andrew that he is Jack, enabling him to kidnap him and flee the scene. Ronnie is killed trying to stop them as Jack hops in the nearest car to pursue. Meanwhile, Secretary Heller is stripped of his clothes at a hidden location as he is broadcasted to the world, with Omar announcing that Heller will be tried for war crimes and possibly executed.

[edit] 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Kalil asks Andrew if he knows anymore information
  • Air Date: January 10, 2005
  • Written By: Evan Katz
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

Jack follows Kalil as he meets other men to interrogate Andrew about what he knows. Kalil flees as Jack shoots the other men, asking Chloe to call an ambulance for his him. Jack traces Kalil to a convenience store, where, when Chloe has trouble pulling up satellite on the place, Jack decides to impersonate a robber in order to keep Kalil in one place. Marianne Taylor is brought in to assist CTU, a former lover of Curtis. Also, Edgar Stiles, a tech, is suspicious of Chloe assisting Jack when Driscoll has said he is no longer on temporary duty with them. Meanwhile, Dina Araz asks Behrooz's girlfriend over to find out what she knows. Also, Richard Heller is tortured at CTU for information about his father.

[edit] 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

James Heller and Audrey held hostage
  • Air Date: January 10, 2005
  • Written By: Stephen Kronish
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

At the gas station, Jack takes a cop hostage when he stops in and hides the people in the freezer. When police backup arrives, Jack uses Kalil to escape from the building. He drops him off and has Chloe track his movement on foot. Jack is forced to surrender once running into a police blockade. Meanwhile, Sarah, a tech at CTU, rats out Chloe and she is arrested for assisting Jack against orders, and Erin Driscoll's daughter, Maya, who suffers from schizophrenia, is brought into their clinic. At the Araz home, Nina drugs Behrooz's girlfriends drink and she dies.

[edit] 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Jack decides to go into compound despite orders not to
  • Air Date: January 17 , 2005
  • Written By: Peter M. Lenkov
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Chloe accepts her resignation at CTU as Marianne blackmails Edgar for access codes. At the Araz house, Debbie, Behrooz's girlfriend, lays dead as her phone goes off. Her mother shows up questioning whether they have seen her or not. Meanwhile, Jack gets away from the cops with CTU's help but Kalil realizes he is being followed and kills himself to prevent his eventual torture. Jack is able to find where Heller is with Edgar's help and heads to the location. Omar begins his broadcast after forcing Heller to sign off on a list of his crimes. Audrey and her father attempt to kill themselves but fail in their attempt.

[edit] 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Jack infiltrates the compound to rescue Heller and Audrey
  • Air Date: January 24, 2005
  • Written By: Matt Michnovetz
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Jack breaks into the compound and is able to rescue Heller. Omar holds Audrey hostage but is soon killed as Marine Ops arrive to help. An empty briefcase is found in the area, and they find out that it belonged to a defense contractor, and contained a device capable of over-reacting Nuclear power plants. At CTU, Audrey tells Jack she recognized a man at the terrorist compound from a dinner invite. Behrooz kills a man who was helping him bury his girlfriend after fearing for his life and Navi admits to his wife that he ordered the man to kill their son. Meanwhile, Marianne hides away and calls a man, telling him that CTU has discovered the override.

[edit] 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Jack and Audrey defend themselves from terrorists
  • Air Date: January 31, 2005
  • Written By: Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff
  • Directed By: Ken Girotti

Jack and Audrey go to the security building where the dinner was held so she can identify the man. While there, armed men break attack them but not before Jack can get the video evidence and make a phone call to his friend Tony Almeida, who comes to their rescue. Meanwhile, at CTU, Edgar manages to shut down most of the plants but six are still left on the verge of melting down. Also, as Dina goes to pick up her son, they are followed by Nazi and a group of men who shoot at the car and hit Dina. Behrooz takes the wheel and helps them escape. Nazi asks Marwan, the terrorist leader, for permission to scan local hospitals because he can't let his family live after their actions today.

[edit] 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Behrooz and Dina run from the police
  • Air Date: February 7, 2005
  • Teleplay By: Stephen Kronish and Peter M. Lenkov
  • Story By: Matt Michnovetz
  • Directed By: Ken Girotti

Behrooz and his mother go to a local hospital but are quick to leave when they spot a police car pull up to the building. At CTU, Heller's assistant places tracks on all of the employees after Jack tells them of a mole. Marianne is caught by Edgar as he spies on her and as she is arrested in the parking lot, her car explodes and she is knocked unconscious. Meanwhile, CTU is able to identify the man from the tape as Henry Powell, a contractor who is currently trying to flee the city. On the way, Tony tells Jack that Michelle left him. Once there, Jack places Powell under arrest but he is soon shot down by an unknown sniper. President Keeler orders the immediate evacuation of the cities with still active plants.

[edit] 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Jack goes after Navi Araz
  • Air Date: February 14, 2005
  • Written By: Howard Gordon and Evan Katz
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

A Nuclear Reactor in San Gabriel has started melting down as residents flee. Edgar's mother lives there but is unable to escape as she is housebound. Meanwhile, Behrooz leaves his mother at a hotel to go get meds from his uncle Naseem, who is a doctor. Once at the hospital, Naseem calls Navi because Behrooz is acting weird. Navi arrives and kills Naseem before taking Behrooz away. Jack and Tony find the hotel location after tracking a call from Powell's phone and offer Dina a pardon for her son if she helps. Once they get to the hospital, Jack is able to trap Navi in the basement of the building.

[edit] 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Jack and Tony follow a new lead
  • Air Date: February 21, 2005
  • Written By: Stephen Kronish and Peter M. Lenkov
  • Directed By: Brad Turner

Jack slides down a laundry shout and is able to knock the gun away from Navi and capture him, but Behrooz grabs a gun and kills his father. Jack orders him and Dina back to CTU with Tony, who gets reinstated by Driscoll. Meanwhile, Curtis and two agents accompany Marianne to Powell's office where he has contacts on his computer. The agents and Marianne are shot dead by armed men as Curtis is knocked unconscious by a man named Ali. Jack goes to a location given to them by Dina where she last saw the Nuclear device, but the place is empty. Sarah at CTU discovers that it is leased out by a company headed by Paul Raines, Audrey's ex-husband. Audrey convinces Paul to talk with her in the hotel. Once there, Paul gets frustrated with Audrey but Jack barges in and punches Paul after asking what he knows.

[edit] 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Jack and Curtis search for Marwan
  • Air Date: February 28, 2005
  • Written By: Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Curtis wakes up and knocks two of the guards unconscious, taking their guns. Jack tortures Paul before gaining access to his computer. They find out that Paul's company was purchased under an alias of Habib Marwan, the head terrorist. Jack goes to the Rockford Building where Curtis is being held. Once there, Jack and Curtis team up and head up to a floor which a company named IDS resides. Jack believes the terrorists used their Internet access to flood the power plants with viruses. Marwan notices them and is able to escape disguised as a CTU agent that he killed, but Jack and Curtis manage to find the override device. They relay this info back to Edgar as he begins shutting down the reactors.

[edit] 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Jack searches for information at McLennan-Forster
  • Air Date: March 7, 2005
  • Written By: Howard Gordon and Evan Katz
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Jack and Paul head to McLennan-Forster, the company that built the override device and where Marwan was employed. Curtis takes Audrey back to CTU, where Tony Almeida is named the temporary Director after Driscoll is unable to continue following her daughter's suicide in their clinic. Jack and Paul are let into Marwan's office where they find evidence that the company built weapons for terrorists, and print off the proof. The CEOs set off an EMP to eliminate all files and send security to apprehend Jack and Paul. Back at CTU, Michelle Dessler arrives as Driscoll's replacement.

[edit] 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jack finds shelter in a weapons store to fend off mercenaries
  • Air Date: March 14, 2005
  • Written By: Anne Cofell
  • Directed By: Rodney Charters

Jack helps Paul escape from the building, but they notice a helicopter arrive nearby with armed men getting out. They are there to kill them, so Jack and Paul head off to a local weapons store where they are assisted by two brothers who work there. They use the firearms to fight away the men as CTU agents close in on the location. Once there, the agents are able to kill most of the men after the evidence, but one is still alive as he fires at Jack, only to have Paul dive in front, taking the bullet. At CTU, Audrey begins questioning her feelings for Jack after watching him torture Paul. Meanwhile, Marwan is seen speaking to a man named Anderson at an Air Force Base.

[edit] 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Jack and Dina prep for an undercover assignment
  • Air Date: March 21, 2005
  • Written By: Howard Gordon and Evan Katz
  • Directed By: Tim Iacofano

Jack takes Paul back to CTU as he goes into surgery to have a bullet removed from his spine. Chloe is also called back into duty by Michelle and Jack is notified of a man spotted from the terrorist watch list named Joseph Fayed. Jack has Dina pretend to take him captive to try to get close to Marwan. Fayed agrees and takes them in his car but a switch is made inside a tunnel between cars. Fayed is soon tailed and ignites a bomb inside a car while other terrorists take Jack and Dina away. Marwan orders Dina to be killed after she refuses to kill Jack, who is soon led off. Meanwhile, Mitch Anderson takes a Air Force pilot hostage and uses him to gain access to a airplane hanger.

[edit] 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Jack is help captive by Marwan
  • Air Date: March 28, 2005
  • Written By: Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff
  • Directed By: Bryan Spicer

Jack is taken to a warehouse where he is handcuffed to some pipes. He is able to short circuit some telephone wires while the guards are away. Meanwhile, Marwan calls CTU and tells them that he will exchange Jack for Behrooz. CTU agrees and while making the exchange, CTU agents shoot down terrorist snipers and both parties escape. The trackers put on Behrooz are found and destroyed, but CTU is able to locate the terrorist hideout from scanning downed telephone lines, which Jack knocked out. Edgar is given information on the missing Air Force pilot but puts off investigating it to assist their mission. At the base, Mitch Anderson loads himself into a Stealth fighter jet and readies to take off.

[edit] 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

CTU reacts to Air Force One being shot down
  • Air Date: April 4, 2005
  • Teleplay: Howard Gordon and Evan Katz
  • Story By: Robert Cochran
  • Directed By: Bryan Spicer

At CTU, Bill Buchanan is brought in from Division to assist CTU. As Jack raids the compound, Marwan notices sparks from the phone wires and escapes out the back of the building into a waiting car. Jack and other CTU agents shoot down all of the men, but Marwan sets off a self-destruct device within the computers so their information was not found. Jack finds a file on Mitch Anderson though and goes to his place where a woman posing as a FBI agent is already there. They are looking for a hard drive with the terrorists plans on it, and after she finds it and kills Jack's partner, Jack is able to take her out. They discover plans for a Stealth bomber and alert President Keeler that someone may be targeting Air Force One. Just at that moment, Anderson fires a missile that strikes the President's plane.

[edit] 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Jack talks to Jason, who tries to keep the Nuclear football safe
  • Air Date: April 11, 2005
  • Written By: Duppy Demetrius
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Air Force One crashes into a barren desert in Las Vegas, with President Keeler still alive. Two campers, Jason and Kelly, find the debris and the Nuclear football. They call the police and once being connected to Jack, receive his help in digging out the tracking device and running off to hide in a abandoned power plant once they see cars coming, which happen to be Marwan and his men. Jack goes to the plant but arrives too late as Marwan threatens to kill Jason in front of his wife, who reluctantly gives him the briefcase. Jack finds the "Playbook" as Marwan escapes but a page is missing, which tells where Nuclear Warheads are located. Meanwhile, Vice President Charles Logan is sworn in as President.

[edit] 12:00 AM – 1:00 AM

Jack threatens Joe Prado
  • Air Date: April 18, 2005
  • Written By: Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

A member of Marwan's terrorist unit is spotted and tracked by CTU agents, led by Curtis Manning. He meets a man named Prado at a dock. They go onto a boat before Prado notices agents outside the ship and he shoots Yosik before giving himself up. Marwan finds this out and calls a lawyer to defend Prado against his impending torture. CTU has no way around it as the lawyer has a signed court order. Jack gets Buchanan to release Prado and accept his resignation so he can take Prado on as a private citizen. Once outside, Jack captures Prado, handcuffs him to a car, and breaks his fingers before he finally gives up Marwan's location. During this time, a caravan transporting a Nuclear Warhead in Iowa is ambushed and the device is stolen.

[edit] 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Curtis gets the information about Jack's arrest
  • Air Date: April 25, 2005
  • Written By: Howard Gordon and Evan Katz
  • Directed By: Bryan Spicer

Jack, Curtis, and other agents track Marwan to a LA nightclub. He is recording a speech, telling the country that the nuclear device being set off is the price they pay for their nations interference in foreign affairs. Jack monitors this from a remote controlled camera he set inside the building. President Logan has Secret Service arrest Jack on the scene for torturing Prado without his permission. This allows Marwan to escape, but Jack finds a recording dropped by one of his men. At CTU, Chloe gets a call from a woman named Nablia who says she found files on her boyfriends computer showing schematics for a Nuclear Warhead chip. Her boyfriend is in Iowa with the Warhead, and one of the terrorists sends a man to her house because she is getting suspicious. Once Chloe retrieves this data, they are attacked but Chloe gets a gun from the CTU car and kills the terrorist.

[edit] 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Jack tries to save Paul Raines
  • Air Date: May 2, 2005
  • Written By: Peter M. Lenkov
  • Directed By: Bryan Spicer

The information Chloe found shows that Lee Jong, a former Chinese Government member currently hiding out in the Chinese Consulate building, was responsible for sending the emails containing nuclear device plans. At the White House, President Logan brings in David Palmer to assist with the days events. He tells Jack to break into the Consulate and kidnap Jong for interrogation. Jack does this, along with Curtis and Agent Bern, but in the process, Bern has his mask torn off by one of the guards and Koo Yin, head of the complex, is shot down by one of his own men. Jack races Jong back to CTU and into surgery where Paul Raines is being attended to. Jack orders the doctor at gunpoint to leave Paul and aid Jong, and as he does, Paul dies with Audrey yelling at Jack for what he has done.

[edit] 3:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Palmer and President Logan discuss the Chinese incident
  • Air Date: May 9, 2005
  • Written By: Joel Surnow and Michael Loceff
  • Directed By: Kevin Hooks

After retrieving footage from the surveillance cameras showing Bern on tape, Cheng, the head of the Chinese Consulate security, visits CTU to ask questions. Jack and Bill Buchanan deny involvement and insist the tape was forged, and then suggest other terrorists group as being involved. Meanwhile, Lee Jong gets out of surgery and tells Jack of where Marwan might be. Jack and other agents rush to the location and are able to capture Marwan while shooting down his men. They are too late though as they witness the nuclear device being fired via missile over a television broadcast.

[edit] 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM

Mandy holds Tony hostage
  • Air Date: May 16, 2005
  • Written By: Matt Michnovetz and Duppy Demetrius
  • Directed By: Kevin Hooks

Jack questions Marwan but he is unwilling to divulge any information. Edgar finds out that a call came from Richard Heller's phone to Marwan a week ago, so CTU decides to bring him in for questioning again. As Jack readies to take Marwan to CTU, snipers fire at the group and Marwan is able to escape via car. Once back at CTU, Richard's father is able to get his son to admit that he met a couple and took them back to his place, where they might have used his phone. CTU tracks the calls origin to a motel. Jack and Tony head there as Tony is captured by Mandy, the woman who knocked President Palmer unconscious in Day 2.

[edit] 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

Bill comforts Michelle when they believe Tony has been killed
  • Air Date: May 23, 2005
  • Written By: Sam Montgomery
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

Mandy sets up a diversion to give the impression that she blew herself up along with Tony, but instead she leads him down to a parking lot. Jack finds this out and is able to capture her while keeping Tony alive. This relieves Michelle who assumed he had died, and she tells Tony she will leave CTU to be with him. As CTU has no luck in tracking the missile via satellite, President Logan becomes frustrated with Palmer's inability to solve the crisis. Meanwhile, Agent Bern is captured by Cheng and other Chinese henchman as he attempted to flee to San Diego and he admits that Jack led the assault on their Consulate.

[edit] 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Tony and Michelle at the end of Day 4
Jack goes into hiding after faking his death
  • Air Date: May 23, 2005
  • Written By: Robert Cochran and Howard Gordon
  • Directed By: Jon Cassar

After getting a pardon from the President, Mandy admits that Marwan is at the Global Center where a chopper awaits him to transport himself out of the country. Jack, Curtis, and other agents board a CTU chopper and arrive at the location, shooting down Marwan's chopper as he flees on foot. Marwan attempts to jump off the building but is caught by Jack, who soon loses his grip as Marwan falls to his death. Jack finds a device that he dropped and tells CTU, who find out that the missile is heading to Los Angeles. Air Force pilots locate it and shoot the device down before it hits its target. Back at CTU, Jack is told by David Palmer that the Chinese know he led the assault and are requesting his immediate arrest. The Secret Service agent sent over intends to kill Jack to avoid him divulging any info relevant to the Chinese. Jack stages his death by stopping his heart and then gets an injection from Michelle to reawaken him. Everyone believes he is dead except for Michelle, Tony, Chloe, and President Palmer. He sneaks out of the building in Tony's car and says his goodbyes before heading off across the border to avoid detection.

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[edit] Main Cast

[edit] Special Guest Stars

[edit] Special Guest Appearance

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[edit] Background Notes and Trivia

  • Kim Raver, Alberta Watson and William Devane join the main cast. While Lana Parrilla and Roger Cross are promoted from guest stars to main cast members later on in the season. They are the only actors to be promoted midseason instead of at the beginning of a new season.
  • Beginning with this season, the show moved into its new time slot, Mondays at 9PM EST. Also, the series would now premiere midseason in January so all 24 episodes could air without interruption.
  • This season had a special four-hour two-day premiere that started Sunday night and finished on Monday night. It also had a two-hour season finale episode.
  • The 24 fan phone first appears in "11:00 AM – 12:00 PM". The number is (310) 597–378, and belongs to one of the crew members. The number has appeared multiple times during Season 4, Season 5 and Season 6.
  • Adoni Maropis who played Abu Fayed in Season 6 originally played a different character during "7:00 PM – 8:00 PM", but his scenes were deleted. The scenes can be viewed on the Season 4 DVD.
  • "10:00 PM – 11:00 PM" and the following episode features the smallest amount of the main cast members credited in any episode of the series. Only Kiefer Sutherland and Kim Raver appear.
  • This is the only season to date to not feature the silent clock.

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