About the Show
24's pulsating season five opened with Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) forced out of hiding after the shocking assassination
of President Palmer (Dennis Haybert), the murder of Michelle Dessler (Reiko Aylesworth) and an attack on Tony Almeida
(Carlos Bernard). With fabricated evidence pinning him to Palmer's assassination, Bauer became the most wanted man in America.
Meanwhile, Russian separatists led by Vladimir Bierko (Julian Sands) took an airport hostage and launched missiles at the
Russian presidential motorcade, and when their master plan was quelled, America was threatened with deadly canisters of
military-grade nerve gas. In one of the series' sharpest turns, it was revealed that ineffectual President Charles Logan
(Gregory Itzin), along with Christopher Henderson (Peter Weller), were responsible for the terrorism and murders of the
As the clock ticked on, unstable First Lady Martha Logan (Jean Smart) witnessed the unthinkable while Jack, teaming with
feisty computer wiz Chloe O'Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), pursued justice for the day's terrifying events.