10:00 P.M. 11:00 P.M.


Viene finalmente trovata la vera bomba atomica ma mancano soltanto 45 minuti alla sua esplosione: il Presidente Palmer decide che la soluzione meno rischiosa è farla esplodere in una zona isolata, nel deserto di Mojave. Jack si offre volontario e, in un ultimo commovente colloquio telefonico, comunica a Kim la decisione eroica di sacrificare la sua vita per il bene del paese. All'ultimo momento però, quando mancano pochi minuti all'esplosione, George Mason gli offre un'imprevista soluzione di salvezza...


scritto da: Robert Cochran
diretto da: Ian Toynton
1^ visione Fox: 4 marzo 2003 [ep. #2.15]

• Curiosità
Questo episodio ha vinto un Emmy Creative nella categoria 'Outstanding Dramatic Underscore'. E' stato in nomination anche nelle categorie 'Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series', 'Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing' e 'Outstanding Sound Editing'.

• Quotes
Kate Warner: So the plane has some kind of automatic pilot or something?
Agente Tom Baker: Actually no, it will have to be flown out to a very precise location.
Kate Warner: So the pilot...? Oh my god, who's it going to be?
Agente Tom Baker: Jack Bauer.

Jack Bauer: Honey I want you to live your life. I want you to be happy. That's all I've ever wanted. I want you to try and grow up to be the kind of person that would've made your mom proud. Okay?
Kim: Oh, God.
Jack Bauer: Promise me that.
Kim: I promise.
Jack Bauer: Honey, I've got to start focusing on what I'm doing up here, I'm running out of time, okay? So uh... I-I'm gonna have to say good-bye. I love you more than anything in the world and I'll always be with you, okay? Remember that.
Kim: Oh. I'm proud of you, and I love you.
Jack Bauer: I love you too sweetheart... Bye.

Jack Bauer: Don't move.
George Mason: Hey, hey. Service is bad enough on this flight; you don't have to shoot me.

Jack Bauer: Do you really think you can do this?
George Mason: Yes.
Jack Bauer:You are absolutely sure you can do this?
George Mason: Jack, I'm supposed to do this.

George Mason: You still have a life, Jack. You wanna be a real hero, here's what you do. You get back down there and you put the pieces together. You find a way to forgive yourself for what happened to your wife. You make things right with your daughter, and you go on serving your country. That'd take some real guts.

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