Jack continued to work against the clock to uncover Margot’s plot to take out President Heller. Will Jack be able to stop Margot in the end?
The May 19 episode of 24: Live Another Day was an action-packed and highly-intense episode. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) raced to prove the drone assassination attempt on President Heller (William Devane), Kate (Yvonne Strahovski) started to question her beliefs yet again and Jack entered Audrey’s (Kim Raver) orbit for the first time in years! Read on for all the details on tonight’s episode!
’24: Live Another Day’ Recap: Escape Plan
When the May 19 episode of 24: Live Another Day resumed, the situation outside the Embassy was still as chaotic as ever. Jack was already inside the Embassy, but Kate was onto him. Jack easily knocked out a security officer and slipped into his clothes. Jack was after Tanner (John Boyega), in order to prove the impending attack on President Heller. Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) helped Jack get deep inside the building. However, she realized that Adrian (Michael Wincott) was responsible for Jack being denied initial entry into the Embassy. Despite Adrian’s reservations about Jack, Chloe vowed to help him. “I owe Jack,” she said. “I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for him.”
Jack found his way to Tanner’s room, but a Marine guard was keeping watch. When the guard didn’t do what he asked, Jack knocked him out. Jack knew Tanner wasn’t guilty and told him about the potential terrorist attack on Heller. Tanner was still wary of Jack’s intentions. Jack told Tanner he believed his story and his only shot to get cleared was to trust him.
Meanwhile, Kate was close. Jack left Tanner and went to escape. When Kate entered Tanner’s room, she knew Bauer had taken Tanner’s flight key and had a security pass. This prompted an Embassy lockdown, which made it increasingly difficult for Jack to escape. Chloe said it was over and he was going to get caught. However, Jack always finds a way.
’24: Live Another Day’ Recap: Keeping Secrets
Margot (Michelle Fairley) and her son continued to work on the drone plan. He said he would be able to take control of the drones within the hour. Simone (Emily Berrington) and Navid (Sacha Dhawan) reunited after a week apart. He was unsure of Margot’s plan and wanted to run away. Simone pleaded with him to go through with the plan and then they could be together. He forced her to choose and she chose him, but didn’t look so sure about it.
Jack was still trying to escape and made Chloe promise him to get the information to Heller, no matter what happened to him. She gave him her word. Jack found a communications room where he could unload the data from the flight key. However, it was encrypted and would take some time. He barricaded himself inside and when he had one of the hostages open the door, he shot at incoming Marines!
Margot knew something was up with Simone as soon as she saw her. Margot confessed that Navid didn’t want to pilot the drones and wanted to leave with Simone in tow. Simone asked her mother not to kill Navid because she loved him. Margot told her that she would do whatever was necessary to get him to pilot the drones. (And she sure meant anything.)
Heller was still speaking to Parliament and how they could move forward from the attack. During his speech, Mark (Tate Donovan) received a call from Navarro (Benjamin Bratt) about Jack’s situation. Navarro told Mark that Jack had holed himself inside the communications room and had hostages. Keeping Jack a secret from Heller and Audrey was no longer an option for Mark. After Heller finished off strong in front of Parliament, Mark broke the news to Heller and Audrey. Audrey was shocked to have just heard about Jack. Mark pleaded with Heller to develop a plan of attack, but Heller wasn’t going to do anything until he spoke to Jack.
As Jack watched the encryption program unload the data from the flight key, the Marines outside were planning to close in on the room. Jack told the Captain to stay back or he would kill the hostages. However, Jack told the hostages he had no intention of killing them. Kate and Erik (Gbenga Akinnagbe) tried to talk to Tanner about what he knew about Bauer. Tanner said Bauer was the only one who believed him. He also revealed that Jack believed there would be a full-scale terrorist attack coming soon and Kate started to question whether Jack was actually telling the truth.
’24: Live Another Day’ Recap: Don’t Mess With Margot
As Navid was packing to leave, Simone and Margot entered his room. Margot told him she was going to give him only one chance to change his mind. He wasn’t going to murder innocent people. Margot called his beliefs cowardice. She assured him that he would pilot the drones. In order for him to comply, Margot told her men to chop off Simone’s wedding ring finger!
Kate called Navarro and told him what she knew about Jack. Kate wanted Navarro to get her patched into the call between President Heller and Jack. Jordan (Giles Matthey) started to believe Kate’s feelings about Jack, but Navarro told him that his own feelings toward Kate were clouding his judgment.
After years of radio silence, Heller and Jack finally spoke. Jack told Heller right away that the drones were compromised and an attack was imminent. Tanner’s drone flight was a test to show that the drone technology worked. He said that Margot would use the drone without mercy. Jack offered to turn himself in after it was all over. Heller asked why Jack didn’t come to him initially, but Jack pulled the “you had me labeled as a terrorist” card and said he didn’t feel comfortable.
After the call, Audrey knew Jack wasn’t making the attack up. Mark said Jack had just broken Chloe out of government holding and she was involved in the release of highly-classified government documents. Mark thought the terrorist threat was a cover up. Audrey and Mark continued to go at it over Jack and tensions became high between the married couple. However, Audrey had another person to be angry with: Her father. Heller told the Marines to go in on Jack when they were ready. (Uh oh.)
’24: Live Another Day’ Recap: Surrender & Cease Fire
Chloe showed Adrian how much damage Margot would do with 10 drones at her disposal. She pleaded with him to help her. Adrian refused and asked why Chloe was so wrapped up with Jack. Chloe refused to answer.
Audrey was still angry at Mark for not telling her about Jack. Mark said she was letting her personal feelings get in the way of her judgments. However, Audrey said it was his personal feelings that were getting in the way. Audrey knew Mark was making the wrong call. “God help us if I’m right,” she said.
The Captain told his Marine to take a shot at Bauer when he got the chance. Navarro was finding out all he could about Margot, but that wasn’t enough for Kate. She found a vent that led directly into the communications room. Kate was willing to take the risk, even though Jack could kill her. The upload was nearly finished and then the cameras cut off. Chloe told Jack to surrender, but he was going to stall security as long as possible. Erik told the Marines that Kate was trying to enter the room. Kate was just above the room and asked Jack to hold his fire. She told him that she could get him out alive. If he gave her the flight key, she would finish the upload. Jack asked why he should trust her and she replied that she believed his claims!
Suddenly, the Marines blew open the door, but Kate said Jack was her priority now. She got the Marines to back off and was ready to take Jack into her custody! However, Kate and Jack better act quick because Margot plan was underway and Navid was set to take over the drones!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of tonight’s 24: Live Another Day? Does Kate really believe Jack? Are Audrey and Mark walking on thin ice? Will Margot’s plan succeed? Let us know your thoughts!
— Avery Thompson