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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.
[repeated line] Jack Bauer: Damn it!
Jack Bauer: I'm federal agent Jack Bauer, and today is the longest day of my life.
Jack Bauer: The only reason that you're conscious right now is because I don't want to carry you.
Jack Bauer: [while holding President Logan at gunpoint] A year and a half ago I was warned my life was in danger. I was told the only way to survive was to create the illusion that I was dead. I had the deceive people I cared about. My daughter will never forgive me. Now that I see the depth of your corruption there is no doubt that source of danger was you. David Palmer was a great man and a great president, but he was also my friend. He tried to warn me about you and now he is dead. Other people tried to help me and they are dead. So Mr. Logan, I really have nothing left to lose.
Paramedic: Take off your clothes. [after Mason has been exposed to radiation] George Mason: Aren't you going to buy me dinner first?
Ramon Salazar: [about Jack Bauer] That man has more lives than a cat.
Nina Myers: He is gonna put a bullet in my head before I can say hello, and then he'll turn the gun on himself. Jack Bauer: We'll make sure he doesn't turn the gun on himself.
[pointing his gun in the direction of a noise behind him] Jack Bauer: Don't move. George Mason: Hey, hey. Service is bad enough on this flight; you don't have to shoot me.
Ryan Chappelle: So what's up, my friend? Tony Almeida: Well, it's like this, Ryan: Either fire me, or get out of my chair.
George Mason: Believe it or not, I used to want to be a teacher. A long time ago. You know why I didn't? DOD offered me more money. That's how I made my decision. So I made myself miserable. And I made everybody else around me miserable. For an extra five thousand dollars a year. That was my price. Michelle Dessler: I'm sorry. George Mason: You know, Michelle, I'm not a big advice giver, but under the circumstances... Don't wait around for your life to happen to you. Find something that makes you happy, and do it. Because everything else is all just background noise.
Jack Bauer: [Jack has shot and wounded Nina] You don't have any more useful information, do you? Nina Myers: [weakly] I do... Jack Bauer: [notices Nina is inching for her gun] No, you don't. [fires and kills Nina]
Jack Bauer: [to Joseph Prado, after breaking every finger in his hand] This will help you with the pain. [knocks him unconscious]
Charles Logan: Agent Clark, I want you to arrest these men and get them the hell out of here! Agent Clark: We have our orders, sir. Charles Logan: You take!... You take your orders from me! Agent Clark: Not anymore.
Chloe: I was unfairly harsh to you a few minutes ago, I didn't mean anything. Spencer Wolf: All right. Apology accepted. Chloe: It wasn't really an apology, it was more of an observation.
[Chloe had to shoot a man in self-defense] Edgar Stiles: You okay? Chloe: I'm fine. Edgar Stiles: Is there anything I can do? Chloe: I said I'm fine! I am trying not to think about what happened, I'm gonna process it later, okay? Edgar Stiles: Sure, fine. [walks away] Chloe: Edgar, I appreciate your concern. I really do. Just when I shot that guy, I thought I'd go all fetal position. But the truth is, I didn't feel anything. At all. I hope I'm not some kind of a psychopath. Edgar Stiles: Well, he *was* trying to kill you. Chloe: Yeah, but still! Edgar Stiles: Maybe it's a delayed reaction kinda thing. Maybe you'll freak out about it in a few days. Chloe: I hope so.
Chloe: [as Jack strangles an FBI officer and a horrified teenage boy looks on] Don't worry... he's really good at this.
Woman: Don't you have a gun? Chloe: I work with computers!
Jack Bauer: I'm gonna need a hacksaw.
Eddie: Jack's back.
[some of the symptoms of inhaling plutonium] Paramedic: Well, there's hair loss... George Mason: I'm already used to that.
Jack Bauer: You are gonna tell me what I wanna know, it's just a matter of how much you want it to hurt.
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.
Edgar Stiles: [His last words] Chloe...
Bill Buchanan: Chloe, we don't have time for your personality disorder!
Jack Bauer: Kim, I want you to point the gun at his chest and pull the trigger now.
Tony Almeida: Chloe, I'm getting real tired of your personality.
Nina Myers: I never meant for this to be personal. Jack Bauer: It felt pretty personal when you killed my wife.
Sherry Palmer: We've had a hard day, but when you look at it in perspective, you'll realize I was acting in your best interest. And I know you're so mad at me. President Palmer: I'm not mad at you. Sherry Palmer: Oh, good. President Palmer: I feel sorry for you. Sherry Palmer: You feel sorry for me? President Palmer: You've lost touch of what it is to be a friend... a parent... a wife. After today, I never want to see you again. Sherry Palmer: David! President Palmer: Please, Sherry, I've heard it all before. And I don't care what this may do to my candidacy. And it's not because I don't want to be President. I do. I just don't think you're fit to be the first lady. Sherry Palmer: Do you really think you can just leave me? Don't you think for a second it'll be that easy! President Palmer: Secret Service will escort you back to Washington when you're ready. [turns away from her and walks towards the room exit] Sherry Palmer: [screaming after David, who is ignoring her rantings] David, you don't just walk away from me! David, you can't do this without me! David, I'm talking to you! [a secret Service Agent stops her from following after David Palmer after he leaves the room] Sherry Palmer: Get your hands off of me!
Michelle Dessler: I'll go anywhere with you... as long as I don't have to cook. Tony Almeida: [laughing] Sweetheart, if you promise not to cook I will take you with me anywhere.
Jack Bauer: I know you think you're doing the right thing, [raising his voice] Jack Bauer: but this is not going to happen. Kim: Somebody has to do it! Jack Bauer: Someone will, not you! Kim: [raising her voice] I'm the best match! Jack Bauer: [raising his voice even more] You're not a field operative! Kim: I have weapons training. This is decoy work. Saunders' people won't even come close to me. Jack Bauer: [shouting] Kim, you don't know what you're talking about. If everything was to go right in this scenario, which not a chance I'm willing to take! Kim: [shouting] You're not taking it! I am! Jack Bauer: [grabs Kim and puts her up against the wall] The reason why you've got this job, [shouting] Jack Bauer: the reason why I GAVE you this job is so that I could make sure you'd be safe! Kim: [voice breaking] I took this job because I wanted it, not because you wanted me here. I know that this is hard for you, but this is not your decision. This is my job; better yet, my duty. I'm gonna be safe. [crying] Kim: But I'm doing it.
Jack Bauer: A few years ago, my wife was killed because of my job. My daughter has never been the same since. This last year... well, you know what I went through to bring you in. What'd I get for it? A pat on the back. In the end, a demotion and a heroin habit. I'm tired of putting my ass on the line for nothing. I'm DONE putting my ass on the line for nothing.
Christopher Henderson: [Holds Jack at gunpoint] Hold it Jack! You weren't really going to let me go, were you? Jack Bauer: No. [Henderson tries to shoot him, but the gun is empty. He looks at the clip, realizing Jack has outsmarted him. He faintly smiles at Jack] Christopher Henderson: Good for you. Jack Bauer: You are responsible for the deaths of David Palmer, Tony Almeida, and Michelle Dessler. They were friends of mine. Christopher Henderson: That's what happens. [Jack shoots him twice]
Jack Bauer: Shut up, stupid!
Lynn McGill: We met at that memory management lecture? Chloe: If you say so.
Tony Almeida: Where the hell do you think you're going, Jack? Jack Bauer: Tony, I don't have time to explain right now. [Tony pulls out his gun and points it at Jack] Tony Almeida: Let's find the time.
[realizing that CTU has been compromised, Jack makes a special phone call] Audrey Heller Raines: Who are calling? Jack Bauer: The only person I can trust right now.
[just before shooting Ryan Chappelle] Jack Bauer: God, forgive me.
Nina Myers: Jack, if you kill me, you won't know who I work for. You think I work for Drazen, but I don't! Jack Bauer: I trusted you, Nina... Nina Myers: I was just doing my job. Jack Bauer: Your job? My wife and daughter almost died today! How many people that trusted you lost their life today because you were doing your job? Walsh, or Jamey? Ellis? How many others? Nina Myers: How many people died because of you, Jack?
President Palmer: I'm the president Mike. You do not call me by my first name.
Henry Powell: Who are you guys? Police? FBI? Tony Almeida: Actually, I'm currently unemployed.
Chapelle: Chloe's a pain in the ass!
Ramon Salazar: What did you learn from Edmunds? Hector Salazar: He can take a bullet through the hand without saying anything useful.
Tony Almeida: I should be there with you. Michelle Dessler: [softly] You are...
Audrey Heller Raines: Jack, you are not going to do this. You are not going to torture my brother!
[from preview for Season 5] Jack Bauer: [angry] When I'm finished with you, you're gonna wish that you felt this good again.
James Heller: Spare me your sixth grade Michael Moore logic!
[from Season 5 preview] Jack Bauer: If you don't tell me what I want to know, then it'll just be a question of how much you want it to hurt.
Kate Warner: [while being tortured by Sayed Ali for information] How can I tell you what I don't know?
Jack Bauer: I used to be in the military. Used to do field work for the CIA. I've been to some horrible places. I've seen some pretty terrible things. I don't think I've ever been this scared in my whole life.
[to Audrey, who was held by the Chinese for a few months] Jack Bauer: I know what it's like to feel like it's never going to end.
First Lady Martha Logan: I look like a wedding cake!
Edgar Stiles: You're the best analyst we've got. Chloe: I know.
Chapelle: I didn't ask your opinion. Chase: Well, I'm giving it to you anyway.
[at the very start of each show except Season 1 and other Season Premieres] Jack Bauer: Previously on 24.
Sherry Palmer: Mike's job is to tell you what you want to hear. Mine is to tell you the truth President Palmer: You're not qualified for that job.
Edgar Stiles: [as he speaks to Marianne Taylor, who is bossing him around] Just because you overheard that conversation between Chloe and me doesn't mean I'm your bitch.
Jack Bauer: You're a good kid, Chase. But let's get one thing straight. Don't you ever come into my office and talk to me that way again. Do you understand me?
Jack Bauer: The Sunday before you killed my wife... Teri and I went to the boardwalk in Venice just watching all the rollerbladers and musicians, laughing at the crazy people, spending time together. And Teri sees this sno-cone stand. She giggles like a kid. She takes off running, she wants to get in line, she wants one. I remember I was watching her, I was just... I couldn't help myself. When I look up at her she's talking to this old lady in line behind her and the two of them are laughing, and I'm thinking to myself, how the hell does she do that. How does she strike up a conversation with an absolute stranger? And they just start laughing. Like they'd been friends forever. That's a GIFT. I remember thinking, God, I wish I could do that. But I can't. That was Teri. My wife. That's what you took from this world, Nina. That's what you took from me, and my daughter. I just wanted you to know that.
Chloe: OK, when the alert level goes down, and the terrorists have been caught, we can have some chamomile tea and I'll tell you all my secrets.
President Palmer: Let's skip the sound bytes and cut straight to the chase.
Christopher Henderson: I'm doing this to protect the integrity of the government. Jack Bauer: The government has no integrity!
[Jack is taken hostage by Victor Drazen] Tony Almeida: How did Jack sound? [on the phone] George Mason: Alive.
Jack Bauer: He shouldn't have been playing with A-dults.
Kate Warner: So the plane has some kind of automatic pilot or something? Agent 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? Agent Tom Baker: Jack Bauer
Lynn McGill: But I'm not about to start considering disobeying a direct order from the White House! Bill Buchanan: That's because you don't have the experience to know any better.
[Syed Ali has said he's willing to die] Jack Bauer: The only way you're going to die is if I kill you. Your bomb's not going off.
Tony Almeida: Some people feel more comfortable in hell.
President Palmer: Mike, I want to thank you for calling CTU in the eleventh hour. Mike Novick: Of course, Mr. President. President Palmer: [leans in close] But you should have been with me to the end. That's what I expected of you, that's why I appointed you! I'm relieving you of your post, effective immediately. Mike Novick: [starts crying] Yes, Mr. President.
[at the start of each Season Premiere] Jack Bauer: Events occur in real time.
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.
[Chloe has just broken the news to Kim that Chase has a baby] Chase: How'd she take the news? Chloe: Gosh, Chase, I think she was kind of pissed!
Jack Bauer: There are things in this world which are out of our control. Sometimes we like to blame ourselves for them so we can try to make sense out of them.
President Palmer: [Explaining to President Logan, whom he is advising, why he authorized a covert operation that could be construed as an act of war; Logan disagrees] We didn't bring this crisis on ourselves, but we'll be the ones to settle it. This is a dirty business and we have to get our hands dirty to clean it up!
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.
Tony Almeida: So, uh, what are we saying here? If we save LA from a nuclear bomb, then you and I can get together for dinner and a movie?
Michael Amador: You betrayed me, Jack, you were CTU all along. Jack Bauer: That's right, Amador. You betrayed me, too, I'm just better at it than you.
Ryan Chappelle: [terrified, knowing he is about to die] My legs are shaking... Jack Bauer: [hesitates for a moment] I've got you.
Jack Bauer: You don't have any more information, do you, Nina? Nina Myers: Yes I do. Jack Bauer: No, you don't. [shoots her]
Jack Bauer: George, as crazy as this may sound, you're going to have to trust me.
[getting ready to transport Victor] Jack Bauer: [goes to over to Victor] Get up. [doesn't budge] Jack Bauer: [explodes] Get up!
[from Season 5 trailer] Jack Bauer: [gun aimed at someone off screen] See you in hell. [fires]
Tony Almeida: She's gone, Jack...
Bill Buchanan: We're in an active code, Chole. We don't have time for your personality disorder.
Tony Almeida: Michelle? Michelle Dessler: Yeah? Tony Almeida: [sobbing] I can't believe I almost lost you.
Jack Bauer: [while holding a gun at Sherek, locked in the interrogation room, Jack turns a table over] You are gonna tell me. [shouts] Jack Bauer: What is happening at eight o'clock? Erin Driscoll: [over audio] Holster your weapon! Jack! I said holster your weapon! Erin Driscoll: [Jack shoots Sherek in the kneecap as Sherek screams out in pain. Erin watches, gasping, turns to Sarah] Call Medical. Jack Bauer: [Jack starts to move around Sherek, as he still trains his gun on him] What is your primary objective? Erin Driscoll: I'll order Security to shoot you if I have to! Ronnie Lobell: [to security agents] Get that door open! Jack Bauer: [Jack's gun is now pointed at Sherek's other knee cap] *What* is your primary objective? Thomas Sherek: [Sherek is still trying to resist, but can't] Secretary of Defense! Erin Driscoll: [softly] Heller. Jack Bauer: Secretary Heller? Thomas Sherek: [in pain] Yes. Jack Bauer: Secretary Heller's the target, call Secret Service now!
Renee Walker: I know how to get that Bracelet off...
Navi Araz: [Navi hangs up the phone] The override has taken control of the nuclear power plants. Dina Araz: What about Behrooz? What about our son? Navi Araz: [pause, sighs] We have to be strong now, we'll mourn him when this is over. Dina Araz: [Navi exits. Dina's cell phone rings] Hello? Behrooz Araz: Mom? Dina Araz: Behrooz? Are you all right? Behrooz Araz: Tariq tried to kill me. He was going to shoot me. I had to defend myself. Dina Araz: What did you do? Behrooz Araz: I killed him. You can't let Father know. Dina Araz: Why not? Behrooz Araz: Because Father's the one who told Tariq to do it. He wants me dead because I messed up with Debbie. Dina Araz: Behrooz, that's not possible. Your father would never want to hurt you. Behrooz Araz: It's true. Mom, I don't know what to do. You have to help me. Dina Araz: Where are you now? Behrooz Araz: I'm near the Metrolink station on Lassen in Chatsworth Dina Araz: Are you using Tariq's car? Behrooz Araz: Yes. Dina Araz: Hide it. I'll pick you up there in a half hour. Behrooz Araz: Hurry.
[Nina is holding Jack at gunpoint] Nina Myers: You didn't think it would end like this didn't you? Jack Bauer: This isn't over yet.
President Palmer: Now, Jack, if it were anyone else, I would ask you if you were sure. But with you, I already know the answer. God bless you, and good luck.
Jack Bauer: [Jack is about to execute Chappelle] Ryan, is there anyone you'd like to talk to? Ryan Chappelle: To say goodbye? Jack Bauer: To say whatever you have to. Ryan Chappelle: I have a brother I haven't talked to in years... I don't have that many friends, only the people I work with. So, no... there's no-one.
[to Syed Ali] Jack Bauer: I know you think what you're doing is right. But it is my job not to let that happen.
Jack Bauer: [to his new girlfriend Diane] My name's not Frank. It's Jack Bauer.
[to his son, Behrooz] Navi Araz: What we accomplish today will change the world. We are fortunate that our family has been chosen to do this.
[after Jack Bauer's team attacks the Chinese Consulate] President Palmer: It was a covert operation, not dissimilar to those carried out by countries on a routine basis around the world. Charles Logan: Don't give me a social studies lesson, David. We marched onto Chinese soil, we kidnapped one of their nationals, and in the process the Chinese consul was killed.
Sherry Palmer: What? What's Funny? President Palmer: No, nothing really. It's just that, when I wanted you to pull back, just let things be, you were a shark. Now that I've asked you back. I need you to be a shark. Sherry Palmer: I can still be, whatever you need me to be.
[Dina has just learned that Behrooz has been taken hostage by Navi] Dina Araz: If you cannot save my son, then I am happy to see the reactors melt down. Jack Bauer: [to Erin Driscoll, while on phone] Did you get that?
Nina Myers: I only get the pardon if I stop the bomb. Why wouldn't I do everything I can. Jack Bauer: Because you're worse than a traitor, Nina. You don't even have a cause, you don't believe in anything. But you would sell anyone and everything out to the highest bidder. So [throws table] Jack Bauer: [shouts] stop wasting my time. Gimme a name!
Jack Bauer: Tell me where the bomb is or I will kill your son.
[Chase gives a warning to Nina regarding lying to Jack] Chase: If he realizes that you're toying with him, he will kill you. Nina Myers: Is that so?
Martha Logan: It has been a very long day... we could all use a rest...
Sherry Palmer: Who are you calling? Jack Bauer: CTU. I am a sworn federal agent, Mrs. Palmer. You just confessed to a federal crime.
[Chase is trying to convince Chapelle that Jack should lead the strike team on the field after getting a lead on Amador] Chapelle: I didn't ask for your opinion. Chase: Well I just gave it to you.
[his last lines] George Mason: It's time.
[Chappelle catches Tony taking a briefcase out of a cabinet] Tony Almeida: They're suicide capsules. For the people at the hotel. It's going to get pretty bad down there. Ryan Chappelle: That's against every regulation in the book. Tony Almeida: Yeah. [pause] Ryan Chappelle: Do it.
Gary: You're telling me one of us has to get caught so the other can escape? Mandy: Yes. It's going to be you. [shoots him]
Navi Araz: [Dina is leaving to get Behrooz] Who was on the phone? Dina Araz: It was nothing important. Navi Araz: Liar! [Navi grabs Dina] Navi Araz: What did Behrooz do? Dina Araz: No. What did you do? Did you give the order? Navi Araz: Behrooz was not committed. It was just a matter of time before he turned against us. Dina Araz: You order Tariq to kill him-to kill our own son. [Dina slaps Navi] Dina Araz: No! [Dina slaps him again] Dina Araz: No! [Dina slaps him again] Dina Araz: No! You sick... Navi Araz: [Navi and Dina struggle, until he pins her against the wall] [shouts] Navi Araz: Where is Tariq? Dina Araz: Behrooz killed him! Navi Araz: That's impossible. Dina Araz: Because you think he's weak? He's not. Navi Araz: Nothing, nothing will stand in the way of what needs to be done-not him, not you. Where is he now? Dina Araz: Why? What are you going to do? [pause] Dina Araz: You're hurting me! Navi Araz: I will do more than that. Now you listen to me, woman. You will do exactly as you told him. You will pick him up in a half an hour.
Sherry Palmer: Why don't you just say what's on your mind? You don't want me here. Lynne Kresge: Mrs. Palmer, I... Sherry Palmer: No, you don't want me here! So let's just quit playing games? Lynne Kresge: How dare you speak to me like this? I was appointed by the President of the United States of America because of my qualifications in foreign policy and crisis management, and I don't know what kind of credentials you have that make you think you can lecture me. Fine. You don't want to play games? I don't like you. And I don't like you being here. Sherry Palmer: Well... *now* we're communicating.
George Mason: So what are you gonna do tomorrow? If the bomb doesn't go off. Thought about it?
Audrey Heller Raines: Not... another... word!
President Palmer: What are you trying to do? Start a war with the Middle East? Roger Stanton: No. President Palmer: Then what? Roger Stanton: Your defense policy is too passive. You need more resources... President Palmer: You're trying to hijack my presidency. Roger Stanton: No, no, no. But, I'd like to give it some balls.
Jack Bauer: Oh, my God, what did you do? What have you done? [shouts] Jack Bauer: What have you done?
[at the main start of each show] Jack Bauer: The following takes place between...
Sherry Palmer: You finish the speech? President Palmer: Taking a break. The guys got tired of me yelling at them.
Mandy: [after CTU realizes she is still alive] Looks like my neighbors died for nothing.
Teddy Hanlin: Hiya, Jack. Haven't seen you since you put my partner away.
Michelle Dessler: You scared the hell out of me. Tony Almeida: [laughing] I know... I'm sorry.
James Heller: I am the Secretary of Defense of the United States of America. You will listen to me!
Bill Buchanan: I want you tell me exactly what you've been doing here and for how long. Jack Bauer: Understand this, Bill. I don't work for you any more.
President Palmer: Make no mistake: if we unleash our military power on nations that later prove innocent, it will rank as one of the most despicable sneak attacks in history. Any chance for peace in the Middle East will vanish forever. Even if it'll cost American lives in the future, we must delay this attack until we are certain of our ground.
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: [sobbing] Oh, God. Jack Bauer: Promise me that. Kim: I promise.
Jack Bauer: 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?
Michelle Dessler: I can't spend another day without you... I'm ready to leave here, I'm ready to go with you...
[Jane Saunders is unwilling to help Jack find her father] Jack Bauer: You have no idea how far I'm willing to go to acquire your cooperation.
Sherry Palmer: Complex problems sometimes have the simplest solutions.
Chase: You're right Ryan! And after you shoot Jack down, you can personally explain that to the president!
Vladimir Bierko: Release the Syntox here and two hundred thousand people will die.
Eddie: Today we're going to turn a government building into a cemetery.
President Palmer: All right. This is what we're gonna do. We may be short on manpower, but it doesn't have to appear that way. Send all the Eastern Georgia National Guard to Marietta, and tell the media that this is where something's going to happen. Mike Novick: Uh, what's going to happen, sir? President Palmer: If this is what the people are going to be watching, let's show them how we're going to respond. I want them to see how we protect our citizens. We will not put up with racism or xenophobia. If this is where it's going to start, this is where it's going to stop.
President Palmer: Jack, you saved my life. I trust you as much as I trust anybody.
[Jack hits a button on his watch. Meanwhile, back at CTU, Gael's Palm Pilot starts to beep] Gael Ortega: He's in. Ryan Chappelle: What are you talking about? Who's in? Tony Almeida: Jack. Ryan Chappelle: What? Tony Almeida: Gael and I have been working with Jack. We've been trying to get him back undercover with the Salazars. That signal mean he's back in. Ryan Chappelle: I don't understand. Tony Almeida: Look, I'll explain everything. Right now we've gotta call the president.
[about Syed Ali] Jack Bauer: Are you trying to protect this man? Imam Fulani: No, Agent Bauer, I have no misplaced loyalties. If the man you are looking for has murdered an innocent, he is as guilty in the eyes of Islam as he is in yours. Jack Bauer: The man that I'm looking for set in motion a plan today to detonate a nuclear weapon in Los Angeles. Imam Fulani: Are you certain? Jack Bauer: Yes, we're certain. Our estimates are between one and two million people will die if this bomb goes off. That, sir, is why we need to find him now.
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 Bauer: 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.
Chapelle: [whilst interrogating Gael] Talk to me, you sonuvabitch!
Jack Bauer: Stephen, you're out of time!
Michelle Dessler: Look, you worked on CTU for two years. Everything you say I will consider seriously. Tony Almeida: Don't worry. I'm gonna tell you what I think whether you want to hear it or not, all right?
Stephen Saunders: I like to do things in phases. You should know that by now.
Marwan: [to Chort who has Jack Bauer at gunpoint] Kill him.
Jack Bauer: That's the problem with people like you, George. You want results, but you never want to get your hands dirty. I'd start rolling up your sleeves.
Michael Amador: Can you protect my family? Jack Bauer: Yes, we can. Michael Amador: How can you protect my family when you can't even protect yours?
Jack Bauer: How long have you been playing me?
Marie: Reza, you really are very sweet.
Dina Araz: [Dina is moving Debbie's dead body while Behrooz watches in shock] Dina Araz: For God's sake, pull yourself together! Behrooz Araz: She didn't know anything. You didn't have to kill her. Dina Araz: Yes, I did. Because you didn't have the courage to kill her yourself. Behrooz Araz: Courage? To poison a girl who did no harm to you at all? Dina Araz: [Dina and Behrooz stop, as they hear a car door close. Dina checks the blinds] Your father's home! Behrooz Araz: [Behrooz watches as Dina grabs a pillow and the gun] What are you doing? She's already dead. Dina Araz: If your father doesn't see a bullet wound, he'll ask questions. Do you want him to know that you tried to help your girlfriend escape? Do you want him to know that you failed him again? Move away! [Dina fires the gun into the pillow, and leaves a bullet in Debbie, and offers Behrooz the gun] Dina Araz: Take it. Take it. Behrooz, take it. Take it! This has to stop, Behrooz. You are my son and I love you, but I cannot let you destroy everything. Everything we worked so hard to achieve.
[to Nina while he has a gun to her head] Jack Bauer: You are going to tell me everything I want to know or I swear to God I will hurt you before I kill you, and no one will be able to stop me.
Stephen Saunders: So, Michael... tell me how it went down in Mexico. [Amador slowly looks at Saunders] Stephen Saunders: You didn't think I would find out? Michael Amador: I didn't think you needed to know... as long as you got what you wanted. Stephen Saunders: You were stupid enough to believe that Jack Bauer had turned against CTU, and now you've got every intelligence agency in the country after you. Michael Amador: Bauer's story checked out. Stephen Saunders: Don't presume to tell me about Jack Bauer. What you did in Mexico, it was stupid, it was greedy, and it may have cost me my advantage. Michael Amador: Alvers and I still expect to be paid. [Amador connects with the bank via laptop] Stephen Saunders: The authorization code is 7QV78. Michael Amador: [Amador enters the code to reveal 10 million dollars in the account] This is only half! Stephen Saunders: I'll release the balance after I have confirmation on the hotel. Michael Amador: The deal was we get paid in full! Stephen Saunders: The deal changed when you went down to Mexico [pauses] Stephen Saunders: Now, after you've hit the hotel, you'll get the rest of your money. [Saunders gives one vial of the virus to Alvers and leaves]
Jack Bauer: You inhaled plutonium, George. George Mason: So. Jack Bauer: So I'm not the only person who shouldn't be here today.
Alan Milliken: [to Sherry, who is snooping up on something he has covered up] You come into my house? After everything I've done for your family? I've made your children's father the President of the United States! Sherry Palmer: Wait a minute, whatever you did to help David was *not* for the benefit of my children. Let's get that straight. You're just a small man, Alan, who lords his money over his friends because that's all you have, that's all you are! Why do you think your wife had to go out and find another man? Alan Milliken: Don't you *talk* to me like this! Sherry Palmer: Because you're *not* one! Not one woman in her right mind would find you attractive without your wealth, Alan! That's what people want from you. [Alan gasps, he is having a heart attack while Sherry continues] Sherry Palmer: That's all Julia wants from you. And I'm supposed to be afraid of you? You think I'm scared of you? You're just a little boy, Alan! A pathetic, scrawny, sickly little boy! Alan Milliken: [gasping] Julia, my pills. My pills! Sherry Palmer: [Julia grabs the pills, going to Alan as Sherry grabs her arm] No, don't! Julia Milliken: What are you doing? Sherry Palmer: Don't! Julia Milliken: Sherry? Sherry Palmer: Don't! Alan Milliken: Julia! Julia! Sherry Palmer: This is your way out! Alan Milliken: [shakes, gasping] Julia! Julia! Julia! Julia! Julia! Alan Milliken: [falls out of his wheelchair, crawling to the counter, grabbing his pills, trying to take them. He stops shaking, collapses on the floor and dies]
Kalil Hasan: I think someone is anxious that I get to where I'm going. Omar: What makes you think that? Kalil Hasan: I just got stopped by two cops who let me go in very little time. Omar: And? Kalil Hasan: This is a stolen car. Omar: Maybe the driver has not reported it yet? Kalil Hasan: A cop was approaching me with his hand on his gun. He gets a call: suddenly there's no problem. [Omar grimaces as he realises Kalil is right]
Nina Myers: So, Ed, how are ya? Agent Ed Miller: Don't bother, Nina. I'm here because I have to be, not because I'm your friend. Nina Myers: Well, you're here because they think after I help stop the bomb, Jack will try to kill me. Which, of course, he will. What if you can't stop him? I mean, no offense, but Ed, let's face it: you're no match for Jack. You're just not that ruthless. So he manages to get around you and pull the trigger. What happens then? Because of the pardon, he knows if he kills me, he'll spend the rest of his life in jail. Agent Ed Miller: Jack, if you have some way to shut her up I'm not thinkin' of... Nina Myers: Of course, Jack's mind is thinking, "That's not such a bad deal." Small price to pay to avenge his wife's death. But what about his daughter? Is he thinking about her? She's already lost one parent. If he kills me, she'll have no one. Jack knows I'm right. He should just use me to stop the bomb, and then go home to Kim. She needs you, Jack.
Martha Logan: [after she learns President Logan wants to give terrorists the route to the Russian President's motorcade] You are the President of the United States! My God! You're talking about murder!
[repeated line] Jack Bauer: TELL ME WHERE THE BOMB IS!
Tony Almeida: Remember that time we came into work together about a month ago? Mason made some wisecrack remark, and you came up with this really great BS story, early breakfast meeting with District 3. I was really impressed with how convincing a liar you were.
Carl Webb: Before you're done crucifying me, save some nails for your wife.
Mandy: [holding a gun to Tony's head] You really have what it takes to shoot him while you're looking him in the eye? Jack Bauer: Yes. Mandy: I believe you. So what's to stop me from shooting him?
Ramon Salazar: I'm concerned about you, Jack. The things you did to get me here. You'll never be the same.
Mandy: [once she realizes CTU knows she and Tony are still alive after their supposed deaths] Looks like my neighbors died for nothing.
Jack Bauer: [to Saunders about putting his daughter in the hotel where the virus had been released] When your daughter is infected, I'm going to make you watch her die.
President Palmer: [asking about Alan Milliken's death] What happened, Sherry? Sherry Palmer: I went... to the house. [sees David's look, raises a hand slightly] Sherry Palmer: to speak to Julia. Alan interrupted us... there was an argument... and... he had a heart attack.
Osterlind: They're grounding flights from LAX. Stephen Saunders: Did all the couriers get out with their vials? Osterlind: New York, Washington, San Francisco made it through; they're on their way. I re-routed Las Vegas; our man is driving there now. But we missed Chicago and Cleveland. Stephen Saunders: Did you revise the casualty projections? Osterlind: Of course. [hands him folder] Osterlind: Here they are. Stephen Saunders: Just give me the number. Osterlind: Two to five million dead within the first 48 hours. Stephen Saunders: [shrugs] Good enough.
Jack Bauer: We don't have a lot of time.
[Jack Bauer is preparing to execute Ryan Chapelle] Chapelle: There's no way around this, right Jack? We don't have any outs here. Jack Bauer: Not that I can see. [cocks gun] Chapelle: [as a tear runs down his face] Wait! All right. Let me do this myself. At least give me... the dignity of-of taking m-my own life; that's something you can do. Jack Bauer: No, Ryan, I can't do that. Chapelle: Yes, you can! You were right back at CTU to put me under watch. I wasn't going out for a cigarette, I was trying to bolt. But I know this has to happen. Jack Bauer: I can't take that chance. Chapelle: I'm giving you my word, Jack. I won't run, I swear. I-I-I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared, but I'm not gonna run. I couldn't live with myself, knowing that I was responsible for the deaths of all those people. [voice breaking] Chapelle: You gotta believe 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 Bauer: 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.
Chapelle: I'd like nothing more than to hang you as a traitor and watch you jerk until you die.
Bill Buchanan: You have no idea who you are dealing with, you little ass kisser!
[repeated line] Jack Bauer: You are going to have to trust me.