01:00 P.M. 02:00 P.M.
scritto da: Joel Surnow, Michael Loceff
diretto da: Jon Cassar
1^ visione Fox: 28 ottobre 2003 [ep. #3.01]
Reiko Aylesworth [Michelle] ora è nel cast regolare, dopo lo stato di 'recurring' nella season 2; anche James Badge Dale [Chase] è considerato 'series regular'.
Per la prima volta, la season premiere non inizia in un paese straniero.
Il tatuaggio che Kiefer Sutherland mostra al termine dell'episodio è vero: Kiefer ha deciso infatti di farselo fare permanentemente invece di ricorrere al make-up ogni giorno.
Ramon Salazar: It's eating at you isn't it? What am I up to? Come on Luis, you have me in chains, two tough guys waiting for a chance to beat me to a pulp. Do it Luis! See if you can beat it out of me!
Presidente Palmer: It's just gonna be another one of those days.
Ramon Salazar: I'm concerned about you Jack. The things you did to get me here I wouldn't wish on anyone. Let's face it, you'll never be the same.
Chase: Listen, Jack. I'm gonna be honest with you. I look up to you. I'd take a bullet for you if I had to, but right now, I'm gonna hold the mirror up. You were under with Salazar for six months. I know what they did to you, and I know what you did to yourself. You can't make that go away overnight. You think I didn't know?
Jack: You should mind your own business, Chase.
Chase: All I'm trying to say is that I'm here for you. But today is not the day to try to prove to everybody that you're all better. It's about to hit the fan, you know that and I know that. So do what you gotta do, man. Get your head straight, so we can do our work.
Jack: I like working with you, Chase; you're a nice kid. But don't you ever come into my office and talk to me like that again, do you understand me?
Chase: Let me be upfront with you, Jack. I look up to you, and I'd even take a bullet for you. Instead, I'm holding a mirror right in front of your face. I know what they did to you when you were undercover with the Salazars. If something goes wrong, I'm always there when you need me.
Jack: Mind your own business Chase.
Chase: Today is NOT the day to prove that everything is okay and this will be a rough day. Get your head straight man, and do what you got to do.