The WORST episodes of 24

Every episode of 24 ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of 24!

"24" is a TV thriller presented in "real time" with each minute of airtime that corresponds to a minute in the lives of the characters. "24" employs fast-paced and complex stories, and often contains unexpected plot twists. Though each day's events typically revolve around thwarting an impending terrorist attack, each season is made up of various interwoven story threads. These may run for just one hour, but more usually run over several hours. These typically involve investigations of leads on terrorists, tracking suspects, and averting attacks. The exact objective of the day evolves over the course of the season as the antagonists adapt, contingencies arise, and larger scale operations unfold.

Last Updated: 11/21/2022Network:FOX
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Day 6: 1:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.
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7.08
1610 votes

#1 - Day 6: 1:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/2007

Nadia approves an interrogation technique that might prove fatal to Audrey. Doyle covertly aids Jack in the hopes that he can save her from further mental trauma.Daniels discovers that he may have a leak in his administration when he is confronted by the angry Russian president.Chloe and Morris's relationship hits the rocks, while Heller delivers Jack a stern warning.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 6: 11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
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7.18
1653 votes

#2 - Day 6: 11:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.

Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/16/2007

Cheng offers to exchange the nuclear component for Audrey's life. Jack gains Chloe's covert cooperation, but their plans are dashed when Morris stumbles on to the operation.Wayne gives Daniels an unpleasant ultimatum, but his fragile health soon tips the balance in the vice-president's favor.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Day 6: 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
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7.20
1550 votes

#3 - Day 6: 9:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 4/2/2007

Wayne risks his unstable health in order to fight Daniels for the presidency. Lennox and Karen call an uneasy truce in the face of the impending war. Doyle coerces Nadia into helping him dig up dirt on Milo, while Jack uses Gredenko in a sting operation that will lead them to Fayed.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 5: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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7.21
1539 votes

#4 - Day 5: 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/13/2006

Jack poses as Rossler and manages to trace one of the canisters of nerve gas, but he goes against orders from the president when the terrorists target a shopping mall. Logan and Martha quarrel when she learns of her husband's intention to cover up the real reason for Walt's suicide.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 6: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
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7.27
1655 votes

#5 - Day 6: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/26/2007

Lennox tries desperately to escape from Reed as Wayne makes final preparations for his joint speech with Assad. Chloe continues to cover for Morris as Nadia becomes more suspicious. Jack meets with ex President Logan and learns that a lead to Gredenko's whereabouts may be located within the Russian consolate.

Directors: Tim Iacofano
Writer: Manny Coto
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Day 6: 2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.
star
7.28
1541 votes

#6 - Day 6: 2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.

Season 6 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/7/2007

Jack is held in custody at CTU, while Cheng prepares to launch a surprise attack.Lennox uses Lisa as a plant to send a false message to the Russians in hopes of defusing a tense situation.Morris' decision to end his relationship with Chloe begins taking its toll on her as they struggle to maintain professionalism, and Josh shows signs of guilt over the role his father played in the day's terrorist attacks.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writer: Manny Coto
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Day 2: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
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7.28
2321 votes

#7 - Day 2: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/5/2002

Jack works to establish his cover with a small group of domestic terrorists. He learns that their target hits very close to home. Kim takes Megan and runs from the house, but Gary pursues them. Palmer and Eric disagree over how to deal with the media during the nuclear threat.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Day 6: 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
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7.29
1517 votes

#8 - Day 6: 8:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired 3/26/2007

Jack and Doyle head up field ops while tracking Gredenko and Fayed, and the Vice President's decision sends shockwaves through his administration.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 6: 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
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7.29
1564 votes

#9 - Day 6: 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/19/2007

Jack learns a devastating piece of news about Audrey upon his return to CTU.As a desperate Gredenko launches his strike, CTU learns that their systems have been compromised by a mole who is obstructing their efforts to find the drone.Karen finds a possible ally in Lennox as Daniels proceeds on his extreme course that will pit the U.S. against the Middle East.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Day 5: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
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7.29
1454 votes

#10 - Day 5: 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 2/20/2006

Lynn orders Curtis to take Jack into custody for violating presidential orders, but Jack breaks away from Curtis when Nathanson contacts him through Audrey and offers information on the location of the nerve gas. Lynn begins to unleash on his coworkers as he discovers that they may be working against him to aid Jack. The head of the terrorists makes a demand on Logan, and Martha takes a dangerous step to get her husband's attention.

Directors: Tim Iacofano
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Day 6: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
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7.32
1797 votes

#11 - Day 6: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/29/2007

Jack forces Graem to take him to McCarthy's office in the hopes of finding a lead to their father's whereabouts. Lennox plays a trump card that removes Karen from his path as he prepares to implement more extreme policies. The FBI's sting operation with Walid goes terribly awry, while Nadia finds herself impeded by new security measures at CTU.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Day 6: 3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.
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7.33
1614 votes

#12 - Day 6: 3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.

Season 6 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/14/2007

Jack runs a desperate tactic to free the CTU hostages from their captors. He manages to intercept Cheng, who plans to deliver Josh to his grandfather in exchange for the circuit board. Jack is forced to allow Cheng to escape in order to save Josh's life.Lennox continues to monitor Lisa as she plants evidence for Mark to deliver to the Russians. The situation takes a nasty turn when all does not go according to plan. Meanwhile, Daniels tries to run a bluff on the Russian president, but finds he's playing a bad hand.Nadia finds herself facing a hostile investigation over the security breach, while a decision from Daniels pits Doyle against Jack.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
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Day 6: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.
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7.34
1591 votes

#13 - Day 6: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/23/2007

Jack sets up a meeting with Cheng, while Doyle tries to track him with CTU's help.Buchanan's career is placed in jeopardy when Karen is forced to make a damning choice to save the administration.Daniels seeks comfort from his assistant as he assumes the presidency.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 6: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
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7.34
1808 votes

#14 - Day 6: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/22/2007

Wayne prepares to talk to the nation as L.A. deals with the fall-out from the nuclear blast. Fayed tries to set up a deal with a new trigger man who can help with the four remaining bombs. Sandra is outraged when the FBI forces Walid to wear a wire in the hopes of gaining information from his fellow inmates. Assad provides CTU with a lead, but Jack finds that it takes a personal twist when he learns that the terrorists may have connections to his estranged family.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Day 6: 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
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7.35
1587 votes

#15 - Day 6: 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/5/2007

Vice-President Daniels assumes office in the wake of Wayne's injury and makes plans to implement his extreme security agenda. Lennox names the co-conspirators in the attack, but finds himself under Daniels' thumb. Meanwhile, Karen moves to insert herself back in her former job. Jack and Logan pay a visit to the Russian consulate, but Jack takes drastic action when Logan fails to learn Gredenko's location.

Directors: Tim Iacofano
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Day 6: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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7.35
1587 votes

#16 - Day 6: 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/5/2007

Jack's family loyalties are put to the test as Graem reveals his full involvement in the terrorist activities. Wayne convenes a meeting of his cabinet to discuss Lennox's drastic policies, while Sandra tends to an injured Walid. Morris receives some bad news about a relative, and McCarthy sets a trap designed to capture the man who can help Fayed build a new trigger for the nukes.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Day 6: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
star
7.37
1614 votes

#17 - Day 6: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 3/12/2007

While Jack evades Russian security guards, Buchanan assigns a new agent, Mike Doyle, to raid the Russian consulate to capture Markov and rescue Jack.Logan calls on his estranged ex-wife in the hopes that she can help to defuse the brewing crisis between the U.S. and Russia.Gredenko prepares to strike at another target. Meanwhile, Daniels gives a Middle Eastern ambassador a strong ultimatum in order to gain his cooperation in the hunt for the remaining nukes.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Day 7: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
star
7.39
2126 votes

#18 - Day 7: 6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/2/2009

Not even at the halfway point of this hellacious day, two planes have collided outside of D.C., there has been an attempt on a chemical plant in Ohio, the President’s husband’s life has been threatened and the nation remains at risk. When Dubaku’s evil plan escalates to his boss, General Juma (guest star Tony Todd), the stakes are raised and steadfast President Taylor faces a deepening foreign policy dilemma.

Directors: Brad Turner
Writer: Alex Gansa
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Day 7: 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.
star
7.40
1983 votes

#19 - Day 7: 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.

Season 7 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/4/2009

While lives remain on the line, an emotional Chloe copes with the declining conditions. With only a few hours left in Jack Bauer’s day, the situation worsens when the politicking inside the White House corners the divided administration.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 5: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.
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7.41
1485 votes

#20 - Day 5: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/17/2006

Jack shows Heller the incriminating recording in the hopes that he will help them take down Logan, but Heller has plans of his own that will save face for the presidency. Miles tricks Chloe into leading CTU to Jack and Audrey. Mike and Martha both become more suspicious of Logan's actions, while Heller confronts the president with an ultimatum.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 5: 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.
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7.41
1403 votes

#21 - Day 5: 4:00 A.M. - 5:00 A.M.

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/15/2006

Bierko escapes from the transport taking him to Division and uses his last canister of nerve gas for a surprise strike. Jack is forced to work with Henderson to find Bierko, but Henderson wants something in return. Logan takes drastic steps to deal with Aaron when he won't go along with the cover-up.

Directors: Brad Turner
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Day 6: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
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7.41
1698 votes

#22 - Day 6: 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/12/2007

Jack tries to trace Morris's location, while Fayed uses harsh tactics to gain his cooperation. Lennox contemplates his resignation in the face of Wayne's rebuke, but Reed suggests an extreme course of action that may result in a change in leadership. Wayne meets with Assad and pressures him to publicly renounce terrorism.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Day 4: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
star
7.42
1892 votes

#23 - Day 4: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/10/2005

Jack tracks Kalil with Chloe's aid, but is forced to watch helplessly as Andrew is tortured for information. Behrooz pleads with his parents when they order him to bring Debbie to their home for questioning. Curtis uses harsh methods to interrogate Heller's son as Driscoll continues to search for Jack.

Directors: Brad Turner
Writer: Evan Katz
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Day 2: 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
star
7.42
2585 votes

#24 - Day 2: 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/29/2002

Over a year has passed since the events of Day One. President David Palmer is fishing with his son in Oregon when he learns of an emergency. He is taken to his underground bunker, where he learns that a Middle Eastern terrorist group known as Second Wave is planning to set off a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles sometime that day. At CTU, George Mason is ordered to contact Jack Bauer, who may be able to provide a lead to the terrorists. Jack has been out of commission since the death of his wife. He is also estranged from his daughter Kim, who is now working as an au pair. He isn't interested in returning to work, but changes his mind when Palmer personally requests his help. Kim overhears her boss abusing his wife, so she locks herself and their little girl in the bedroom. Gary forces his way in and attacks Megan. A young girl named Marie is marrying a man who may have connections to the leader of the terrorist group. At CTU, Jack learns that the key to finding the bomb rests with a group of American terrorists whom he infiltrated once before.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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Day 2: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.
star
7.42
1967 votes

#25 - Day 2: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 A.M.

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/1/2003

Jack meets with the surviving Coral Snake Commando, who demands Kate Warner in exchange for evidence about the recordings. Tony and Carrie spy on Michelle when he suspects that she is working with Jack. Mike and the Vice-President turn up the pressure on Palmer, when he expresses his doubts about the impending war.

Directors: Jon Cassar
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