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The 24 Season 4 Prequel is on the seventh disc of the Season 3 DVD set. The prequel bridges Day 3 and Day 4. There is also a director's cut promo of the prequel as a special feature on the Season 4 DVD set. Although it isn't necessary to see it to understand Day 4, the prequel gives more insight on what has been set into motion for that season.

Timeline Edit

The Season 4 Prequel is split into four parts:

Part 1 is a recap of events taking place at the end of Day 3.

Part 2 takes place at CTU Los Angeles 3 months after Day 3 and approximately 15 months prior to Day 4.

Part 3 takes place on the US/Mexico Border 12 months after part 2, placing it 15 months after Day 3 and 3 months prior to Day 4.

Part 4 takes place 6 hours before Day 4 begins, placing the time at approximately 1:00am on the night before the day's events.

Episode credits Edit

Episode guide Edit


Jack breaks down at the end of the day.

Day 3 Edit

In the closing moments of Day 3, Jack Bauer gets into his car and breaks down in tears after everything he has endured. He gets a call to report back to CTU, and, after a moment, acknowledges and drives away.

12:59:57... 12:59:58... 12:59:59... 01:00:00

Three months later Edit


Jack declines Driscoll's offer

Jack walks into an office where the new director of CTU Los Angeles, Erin Driscoll, is reading over some documents. She greets Jack and tells him to have a seat. She informs him that she's removing him as Director of Field Ops because he's a liability. Jack asks her to explain, and she cites his tendency to stray from protocol, but says that the real problem is his former addiction to heroin. Driscoll tells Jack that it showed a major weakness, and that she can't tolerate any weaknesses. Jack reminds Driscoll that he became addicted to heroin because of his undercover work with CTU, but she refuses to change her mind. As he leaves, she offers to help him find new employment. Jack turns back to her, shoots her a half-smile, and replies: "I can find my own fucking job, Erin. Thank you."

One year later Edit


Tomas Sherek enters the United States.

U.S. MEXICO BORDER. Three men crouch in the darkness on a hillside. A flashlight signals to them from the other side of a concrete wall. The three men slide down the hill to the base of the wall. Two of the men hoist the third man, Tomas Sherek, over the wall. As soon as Sherek is clear, the two men run back up to a purple van and open a briefcase full of money. On the other side of the wall, a fourth man greets Sherek and leads him to a car. The man opens the trunk and hands Sherek the keys. Sherek shoots the man twice in the stomach and pulls out a remote detonator, which he uses to blow up the purple van. Sherek gets into the car and makes a call on a satellite phone. He tells the person on the other end that he's in the United States.

Six hours before Day 4 begins Edit

Audrey Raines opens her hotel door and sees flowers on the table with a card. She calls out to see if anyone else is in the room. Suddenly, a man grabs her by the waist and kisses her. It's Jack. They begin to undress each other. Jack kisses her stomach and her chest and carries her over to the bed. Both of them smile and kiss, and they make love.



He lost his job...

But found a woman who loves him...
It took a long time for Jack Bauer to feel good again...
Then Day 4 began

Memorable quotes Edit

  • Erin Driscoll: I don't tolerate any weaknesses. That's not how I work.

  • Jack Bauer: I can find my own fucking job, Erin. Thank you.

  • Tomas Sherek: I'm in the U.S.

Background information and notes Edit

  • This prequel, along with the Ricky Gervais cameo, are the only filmed 24 productions to include profanity more severe than the usual "son of a bitch" and "damn it". Some of the 24 Declassified novels, such as Chaos Theory, also feature strong language.

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Storm Force
"Season 4 Prequel"
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