It's the eve of the California Presidential Primary. Jack Bauer's daughter, Kim, sneaks out of the house to go out
with friends. As Bauer's wife, Teri, searches for Kim, Jack is called in for a meeting at CTU Los Angeles in response to a
threat on Senator David Palmer's life that is believed to take place within the next 24 hours. Bauer discovers that there
may be a mole inside CTU. Senator Palmer gets a disturbing phone call at his downtown Los Angeles
Jack's plans to find his daughter are sidetracked when he gets a call from CTU's Richard Walsh, who is being stalked
by assassins connected with the David Palmer hit. Mandy passes the ID card of the dead photographer to Ira Gaines, the man
leading the assassination plot. Kim realizes that she and Janet York may be in danger, while Teri Bauer and Alan York search
The files on Walsh's key card finger Nina as a dirty agent. Kim and Janet try to escape from their captors while Teri
and Alan York continue their search.
Jack follows a lead from Walsh's card. At CTU, Jamey and Nina decide to go against George Mason's orders and help Jack.
Kim is handed off to Ira Gaines' men. Janet is taken to the hospital.
Palmer meets with Maureen Kingsley, who explains that she has two separate sources accusing Keith Palmer of murdering
his sister's rapist. Kim and Rick are taken to Ira Gaines' compound on the outskirts of the city. Jack finds an unidentified
body connected to Gaines in the trunk of a car. Alan and Teri wait in the hospital as Janet undergoes surgery.
Jack and Teri are briefly reunited at the hospital, where Jack warns the doctors not to let anyone near Janet. Ira
Gaines contacts Jack and tells him that he has kidnapped Kim. Jack must follow Gaines' orders if he wants to ever see his
daughter again. Teri leaves the hospital with Alan to continue searching for Kim. Palmer discovers that his entire family
has been keeping secrets from him, but he needs them if he is to come clean before Kingsley breaks the story herself. After
Jamey helps identify the body from the car, Nina calls Teri to tell her that the cadaver is the real Alan York.
Acting on Gaines' orders, Jack returns to CTU to interfere with the decryption of the key card. He then is ordered
to kill Nina Myers. Teri escapes from Alan's imposter long enough to be captured by more of Gaines' men.
Nina and Tony realize that Jamey is the mole inside CTU and is communicating with Gaines. Using instructions and equipment
from Gaines, Jack gets in to see David Palmer's appearance at the San Clarita power plant. Jack soon realizes that the terrorists
plan to frame him for the assassination.
Sherry tries to convince Maureen Kingsley not to run her story. Jack is taken into custody. Kim and Teri encounter
more problems at Gaines' compound. Nina and Tony pressure Jamey for information about the assassination plot.
Teri gets ahold of a cell phone and calls Jack, giving him clues to her whereabouts. An Acting Director, Alberta Green,
arrives at CTU and declares Jack a fugitive. Jack follows a lead from Jamey's computer to a Los Angeles
businessman named Ted Cofell.
Jack poses as the driver of Cofell's limo and soon interrogates the businessman on his family's whereabouts. Jack then
runs into Cofell's contact, Kevin Carroll: the man he knew at the hospital as Alan York. Nina and Tony grow more concerned
about the possibility of another mole inside CTU. Andre Drazen, Gaines' superior, orders the deaths of Kim and Teri.
Jack Bauer makes it into Ira Gaines' camp, but Gaines quickly finds out and chaos insues. When David Palmer tries to
talk to Dr. George Ferragamo, his son's therapist, he soon discovers that there are men inside his own campaign that are willing
to commit murder in order to protect him.
Jack Bauer has a final confrontation with Ira Gaines. David Palmer plans to talk to the DA about Dr. George Ferragamo's
murder, but Carl Webb tries to stop him. At CTU, Nina Myers discovers that a second assassin has arrived in Los
Angeles, which means that Palmer's life is still in danger.
Jack Bauer returns to CTU, but is not authorized to see his family. Tony Almeida refuses to tell Alberta Green and
Ryan Chappelle what he knows about Jack's activities. Nina Myers escorts Kim and Teri to a hospital, but comes across evidence
that they may still be targets. David Palmer discovers a link between himself and Bauer, and decides to take matters into
his own hands.
Jack and Palmer finally meet face to face and they decide to work together to track down those who are seeking revenge
on them. Teri and Nina have a revealing conversation about Jack at the safehouse.
Keith arranges a secret meeting with Carl Webb. Palmer's assistant Elizabeth Nash realizes who Alexis Drazen really
is and immediately comes forward. Teri and Kim must flee the safehouse with Andre Drazen's men in pursuit.
Teri must rely on an old friend for help. Kim goes to Rick's house in hopes of finding a lead. Jack sets Elizabeth
up for a sting against Alexis but things don't go as planned.
David and Sherry clash over the handling of the evidence against Carl Webb. Kim finds herself in a sticky situation
with Dan's brother. Jack poses as Alexis and meets with a stranger who has vital information, but an agent with a grudge from
Jack's past picks a bad time to get even. Teri and Dr. Phil return to the Bauer home, inadvertently putting themselves in
Nina tries to warn Jack about his family's disappearance, but Mason hampers her efforts. Teri explores her home in
hopes of regaining her memory as Drazen's assassin closes in for the kill. Kim finds herself in the middle of a botched drug
deal, while Palmer breaks the story about Keith to the press. Jack and Mason investigate the area where the power was to be
Kim is taken to jail when the cops don't believe her story. Jack stumbles onto a secret detention center, and arrives
just in time to bluff Andre and his men out of freeing a prisoner who is being transferred in. Jack confronts the prisoner,
and is shocked to learn his identity.
David Palmer wins the primary, taking not only California, but all eleven
states. Kim realizes she needs Melanie's help in getting out of prison. Jack and DeSalvo are ambushed by Andre Drazen's men.
Jack offers Alexis Drazen in exchange for his own freedom.
Ryan Chappelle refuses to trade Alexis for Jack, so Nina turns to David Palmer for help. Palmer and campaign worker
Patty Brooks leave the senator's celebration party- alone. Unbeknownst to Jack, Kim has been re-captured by the terrorists.
Palmer overrides Chappelle and Alexis Drazen is exchanged for Jack. At the docks, Victor and Andre try to prevent the
critically wounded Alexis from dying. David Palmer has a surprise announcement for Patty. The Drazen's contact Jack and threaten
to kill Kim unless he goes back into the city and assassinates Senator Palmer. Andre Drazen takes a call from his secret source
inside CTU, who fully updates him on the situation.
Palmer has disturbing news for Sherry. Nina, conspiring with the Drazens, calls Jack and proceeds to lure him into a trap.
Thus, Jack heads to the docks for an emotional, but unnecessary, showdown with the Drazens. Teri and Kim are reunited at CTU
but even there they are not entirely safe.
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