8:00 AM 9:00 AM

Air date: 1/11/09

Four years after Abu Fayed's reign of terror, CTU has been disbanded by the government. Jack Bauer is being questioned in a Senate hearing led by Senator Mayer regarding his illegal use of torture to prevent terrorist attacks. The FBI discovers a plot to infiltrate the nation's computer infrastructure when they learn that security expert Michael Latham has been kidnapped. Jack is enlisted to help the investigation because of his personal history with Tony Almeida, who is very much alive and is believed to be one of the terrorists. While Latham is forced to repair a "CIP device" for the terrorists, Bauer and Agent Renee Walker question a broker with connections to Almeida. However, the suspect is killed by a sniper during the interrogation.

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9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Air date: 1/11/09

To demonstrate that the repaired CIP device can infiltrate the nation's computer systems, Tony briefly takes control of an air traffic control tower. President Taylor meets with Prime Minister Matobo to discuss US assistance in Sangala, and First Gentleman Henry Taylor pursues a lead regarding the circumstances of the death of his son. Meanwhile, a mole within the FBI helps the sniper escape custody. Jack and Agent Walker trail the sniper to a yacht, where they apprehend Tony; however, the CIP device is delivered to Emerson's team before the assault.

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10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Air date: 1/12/09

While being questioned at the FBI, Tony discreetly provides Jack with a contact number to Bill Buchanan, who reveals that Tony is undercover; they, along with Chloe O'Brian, are attempting to expose a government conspiracy involving the CIP device. Henry meets with Samantha, the ex-girlfriend of the deceased First Son. Colonel Dubaku, having received the CIP device, demands that the United States government abort the invasion of Sangala. To protect Tony's cover, Jack breaks him out of FBI custody with help from Chloe and Bill, incapacitating Renee along the way.

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11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Air date: 1/12/09

Tony regains his cover with Emerson's cell, bringing Jack with him. Dubaku orders Emerson to kidnap Prime Minister Matobo. Henry learns from Samantha that the First Son was killed because he was uncovering the conspiracy. Renee tortures the sniper, despite possible negative consequences to her career; the sniper discloses Emerson's next move, the kidnapping of the Matobos. Renee contacts the FBI who manage to warn Matobo just as Jack, Tony, and Emerson raid the Sangalan embassy, forcing the Matobos into a safe room.