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|Affiliation:||United States Secret Service|
|Profession:||Protective detail agent|
|Played by:||Patrick Kilpatrick|
|Episode:||"Day 4: 6:00am-7:00am"|
Day 4 Edit
After Jack Bauer had illegally invaded a Chinese consulate to retrieve a terrorist collaborator, causing the death of the Chinese consul in the process, President Charles Logan and White House Chief of Staff Walt Cummings discussed ways in which they could avoid an international incident with the Chinese. Cummings recommended to Logan that Bauer be killed in an apparent "accident", but Logan only weakly rebuked him, in a manner that was equivalent to condonation.
Secret Service Agent Spalding was sent by Cummings to apprehend and then later kill Bauer in order to prevent him from possibly being tortured into revealing secrets to the Chinese. Spalding got his orders in secret, but Mike Novick heard Cummings' side of the phone conversation. He informed David Palmer, who then warned Jack.
Spalding traveled to CTU Los Angeles to make the arrest, and Bill Buchanan reluctantly prepared to help him, telling Spalding he wanted Jack treated respectfully, as he had just saved a million Americans from a nuclear warhead. However, Jack staged a shootout and faked his death with the help of agents Almeida, Dessler, and O'Brian. Spalding checked Jack's pulse and was convinced that he was really dead. He was then quickly escorted out of the room, oblivious to the faked death.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Bill Buchanan: This building is my jurisdiction.
- Dale Spalding: You lost jurisdiction when you lost Bauer. ("Day 4: 6:00am-7:00am")
Background information and notes Edit
- It is unknown if Spalding ever faced any punishment for his role in the plot to kill Jack.