24
DAY TWO
EPISODE #2
9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M.
Transcript by Daniel Smith 
ds825@yahoo.com


Jack Bauer: [Voice over] The following takes place between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


INT. NORTHWEST REGIONAL OPERATIONS COMPLEX
[President Palmer's office]

LYNNE: Quantico wants permission to relay the nuclear threat to their mid level tacticians.

PRESIDENT PALMER: How many people are we talking about?

LYNNE: Between six and seven hundred.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Only if they can assure they're able to contain the information.

LYNNE: I will confirm that before I give them approval sir.

PRESIDENT PALMER: I want everyone to know that besides the threat of a nuclear bomb going off in Los Angles I'm just as concerned with the dangers of panic and mass hysteria.

LYNNE: Absolutely.

PRESIDENT PALMER: So where are we on everything else?

LYNNE: Well NSA is taking a two pronged approach. They're trying to pick up a trail on any known second wave terrorists and they're also trying to source stolen weapons grade nuclear materials.

FADE OUT

WAREHOUSE  INT.

[Some terrorists are loading the nuclear bomb into a white van. They're speaking Arabic. One man opens the garage door and the van drives out of the garage and onto the streets.] 

FADE OUT:::::



MATHESONS HOUSE

[Kim and Megan are on the ground as Gary is on his cell phone]

GARY MATHESON: Yes, call the rep tell him what the matter is, okay? Why can't she hang around? I said I'll be back in a few minutes all right? 
  [Kim makes a move to get up but Gary catches her]
GARY MATHESON: Kim. Stay there, she's going to be fine. We'll work this out in a couple of minutes.

[Gary resumes talking on his phone as Kim motions Megan to move by her. Megan is scared but then she gets up without Gary knowing about it and they both take off down the stairs.] [Gary turns around and sees that they are gone, hangs up his phone and runs down the stairs]

CARLA MATHESON: [Crying] Kim take my keys get her away from here. 
 
[Kim and Megan climb into Carla's car as Gary runs outside and stops them]

GARY MATHESON: Kim stop the car. I will kill you. STOP THE CAR!

[Kim drives off] 

[Gary phones star sat and puts a tracker on his car]

FADE OUT::::


[INT. CHOPPER FLYING OVER LOS ANGELS]

9:04:51, 9:04:52, 9:04:53

MICHELLE DESSLER: You'll be dropped three blocks away from the salvage yard.

JACK BAUER: What about the car?

MICHELLE DESSLER: It's ready. We got a tracker in the trunk.

JACK BAUER: Good.

MICHELLE DESSLER: We've been monitoring the yard. We haven't seen Wald yet.

JACK BAUER: What about his people?

MICHELLE DESSLER: We're not sure. Any of these men look familiar?

[Michelle has a notebook computer with terrorist's names and photos]

JACK BAUER: No........Nope.......Wait yes that one. That's Eddie Grant, he's one of Joe's main go to guys. When I was undercover we were friends. That's good.............Now as soon as I'm in I don't want to see any of our people, you keep everybody at a distance. You got any more information about the size of the bomb?

MICHELLE DESSLER: Not yet.

[Jack nervously looks at downtown Los Angles from the chopper knowing a nuclear bomb could go off any second.]

FADE OUT:::::


INT. OPERATIONS COMPLEX

LYNNE: Sir, the press is starting to ask questions, They know you cut your fishing trip short and they would like to know why. If you like I can get Jenny to take care of it.

PRESIDENT PALMER: No I better take care of it.

LYNNE: Yes sir.

ERIC RAYBURN: Sir we have a lot to cover.

PRESIDENT PALMER: I have to deal with the press.

ERIC RAYBURN: Sir we have a serious situation here, taking time out to coddle with the media…

PRESIDENT PALMER: What you don't get Eric is that once the rumor mill starts, we have two problems. The last thing we need is mass hysteria.

FADE OUT:::::


[THE CHOPPER LANDS AS JACK CLIMBS OUT AND CALLS GEORGE]

JACK BAUER: George it's Jack, let me speak to Tony.

GEORGE MASON: What do you need Jack?

JACK BAUER: Have you guys picked up Kim yet?

GEORGE MASON: Well I'm not gonna lie to you, Grothy got to the house a few minutes ago, Kim wasn't there.

JACK BAUER: What are you talking about? Where is she?

GEORGE MASON: We don't know, we're looking for her. She wasn't at the house.

JACK BAUER: Damn it George I told you to tell me the second you knew anything.

GEORGE MASON: And I was just picking up the phone. Calm down and relax. 

JACK BAUER: Don't tell me to relax George. 

GEORGE MASON: Look Grothy's gonna stick around until Kim gets back, in the meantime hang in there.

JACK BAUER: George just find Kim okay?

[HANGS UP]
[JACK CLIMBS INTO HIS UNDERCOVER CAR]

[JACK LEAVES A MESSAGE ON KIM'S PHONE]

JACK BAUER: Hey sweetheart it's your dad again. Look honey I can't tell you how important it is to get out of LA okay? I'm sending a man from the office, his name is Ray Grothy he's gonna pick you up at the Matheson's, take you over to aunt Carol's. Honey please do this for me.   [HANGS UP]

INT. CTU MAIN FLOOR

TONY ALMEIDA: Paula have we gotten a Division update yet?

PAULA SCHAFFER: Uh, yeah.......Tony, shouldn't we be working outside of Los Angeles?

TONY ALMEIDA: Try to tune it out Paula. You never know how good the intel is.

FADE OUT:::::


[JACK PULLS UP TO THE REPAIR GARAGE AND WALKS INTO THE BUILDING]

9:09:07, 9:09:08, 9:09:09

JACK BAUER: Hey cowboy.

MAN: What can I do for you?

JACK BAUER: I'm looking for Joe.

MAN: Joe?

JACK BAUER: Joseph Wald.

MAN: I'm sorry man I think you got the wrong place.

[Jack follows the man in the back]

JACK BAUER: Hey cowboy, I ain't got a whole lot of time. Why don't you tell Joe Jack's back in town. See what he says, okay?

[Jack is surprised by Eddie Grant]

EDDIE GRANT: Why don't I tell him Jack? Yeah why don't I tell Joe that Jack Roush is here to see him. I'm sure he'd love to see the guy who put him in jail.

JACK BAUER: Hey Eddie how ya doing? Look I just came by to square things up with Joe okay? You know I didn't put him in jail.

EDDIE GRANT: Sure you didn't.

[One of Eddie's men hits Jack in the back of his head]

EDDIE GRANT: Get the back room ready.

JACK BAUER: Damn it Eddie, I got something I need to show Joe.

EDDIE GRANT: The only thing Joe is gonna want to see is you Jack. Dead.

JACK BAUER: What about Marshall Goren?

EDDIE GRANT: What about him?

JACK BAUER: Word on the street is that he turned state's evidence. Gonna put Joe away for life. Go on Eddie look in my bag.

EDDIE GRANT: What for Jack?

JACK BAUER: Think of it as a present for Joe.

EDDIE GRANT: Hey, get the bag.

[A man opens it and Goren's head falls out of it]

JACK BAUER: I don't think you have to worry about Goren testifying anymore.

EDDIE GRANT: Jack's back.  [Eddie walks out of the room]



9:12:01, 9:12:02, 9:12:03

COMMERCIAL BREAK





9:16:14, 9:16:15, 9:16:16


[The President is giving a little speech to the media]

PRESIDENT PALMER: Fortunately the Vice President arrived when he did. I think we both were running out of small talk.

REPORTER: Mr. President?

PRESIDENT PALMER: Yes Jane?

JANE: You were going to be spending this morning fishing. What brought you back so early?

PRESIDENT PALMER: I already caught my quota. My own conservation policy is coming back to haunt me.

  [Reporters laugh]

PRESIDENT PALMER: We're going to be here a couple of days, I'll talk to you guys later.

[President Palmer walks away with Jenny]

PRESIDENT PALMER: Okay, what did Wieland want?

JENNY: He's sniffing around. I think he's putting it together.

PRESIDENT PALMER: How? I just found out myself less than an hour ago.

JENNY: I'm sure he doesn't know the details but you know Wieland, he knows everyone and they all owe him.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Okay. Keep your eye on him for now. If we start going out of our way to put off the press, it'll backfire. They'll know something's up.

JENNY: I agree sir.

PRESIDENT PALMER: I have to get back to the O.C.

JENNY: Okay.

9:17:32, 9:17:33, 9:17:34

FADE OUT::::::::


[Kim driving in Carla's car with Megan]

MEGAN MATHESON: My head hurts.

KIM BAUER: I know it does Megan. We're gonna be there real soon.

MEGAN MATHESON: Where are we going?

KIM BAUER: The police station.

[Kim drives down an alley as Gary Matheson blocks her in. Kim backs up but there's a truck entering. Kim is blocked in] 

[Gary gets out of his car]

MEGAN MATHESON: Do something Kim. Make him go away please.

GARY MATHESON: Where are you going with my daughter Kim?  Huh, where ya gonna go?  [To Megan] Megan come to daddy. 

[KIM OPENS THE DOOR AND GRABS MEGAN AS THEY MAKE A RUN FOR IT, GARY FOLLOWS THEM. THEY HIDE BEHIND A DUMPSTER]

GARY MATHESON: Megan!......Kim is gonna hurt you.  Megan cry out to daddy..................MEGAN!

9:20:01, 9:20:02, 9:20:03

FADE OUT::::



[JACK WALKS INTO THE OTHER CAR GARAGE WHERE TWO MEN ARE PUTTING THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON SOME SMALL BOMBS]

MAN: Don't get that stuff tangled. We're not gonna have time to separate em once we get there. Who's that?

EDDIE GRANT: That's Jack.

MAN: Are you out of your mind bringing someone here today?

EDDIE GRANT: He used to work with us Dave.

DAVE: What the hell is that supposed to mean Eddie?

JACK BAUER: I used to work for Joe. Did a nickel for him up in Gainesville. That's what that's supposed to mean.

DAVE: Oh is that a fact?  Eddie, he just happens to show up today. Of all days. I'm not buying this Eddie.

EDDIE GRANT: He did a solid for Joe. He took care of Goren Dave.

DAVE: If he can get to Goren he must be a..........

JACK BAUER: Hey Eddie, look man I just need to speak with Joe okay? Then I'm out of here.

EDDIE GRANT: I hear ya Jack.

DAVE: If he's staying, I'm checking him out. I'll bird dog his records in two minutes. Don't ya think it's worth two minutes considering what's about to happen?

EDDIE GRANT: Fine. Check it out.............Have a seat Jack.

[Dave gets on the computer and starts to look]

DAVE: Jack what?

EDDIE GRANT: Roush.

[Over at CTU Paula desperately is trying to fill the information they need on Jack's records]

PAULA SCHAFFER: They're checking Jack's background now. 

MICHELLE DESSLER: Already? The network addresses are not finished routing.

PAULA SCHAFFER: Better do it now and send it to me.






DAVE: I'm not finding anything on this guy.

EDDIE GRANT: What does that mean Dave?

DAVE: Means he's lying.

EDDIE GRANT: Jack if this work you did in Gainesville doesn't check out, I can't let you leave.

JACK BAUER: It'll check out Eddie.

EDDIE GRANT: Anything yet?

DAVE: No.


[Eddie starts to pull out his gun when Dave finds Jack's records]

DAVE: Wait a second. I think I found it. Yeah here it is. It just took a little while longer than I though it would.

JACK BAUER: Told you it would check out.

EDDIE GRANT: [To Dave] You almost made me shoot a friend Dave.


9:24:03, 9:24:04, 9:24:05

COMMERCIAL BREAK



9:28:28, 9:28:29, 9:28:30


[OPERATIONS COMPLEX]

PRESIDENT PALMER: Eric, are we narrowing things down at all? I mean are we making any headway?

ERIC RAYBURN: It's too soon to tell.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Too soon? Aren't we operating under the assumption that this bomb could go off at any moment?

ERIC RAYBURN: What can I say Mr. President? I've never been sanguine about our chances of stopping it. Not with just a few hours warning.

PRESIDENT PALMER: What does that supposed to mean?

ERIC RAYBURN: I'm not giving up sir. Every protocol is being followed. Every resource is being tapped but if I were you, I would give some serious thought to what your plan of action will be if in fact we have a detonation.....So I still feel that a discussion with the Pentagon this morning is in order.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Fine. Thanks Eric.

ERIC RAYBURN: Yes sir.

[Eric walks away and President Palmer enters his office as Lynne walks in the office]

PRESIDENT PALMER: Come in.

LYNNE: I just spoke with Jenny. I'm afraid we have a problem.

PRESIDENT PALMER: What now?

LYNNE: Ron Wieland. He's convinced the network to give him a 10 minute live report today at noon.

PRESIDENT PALMER: For what?

LYNNE: He's heard that the terrorist alert condition has changed and that your managing the situation from here.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Damit. Now he's going live based on what?

LYNNE: Jenny doesn't know sir but I'm assuming that he will avoid the facts and present the rumor.

PRESIDENT PALMER: I'm sorry Lynne, I'm not mad at you.

LYNNE: No need to apologize sir. How would you like to proceed?

PRESIDENT PALMER: Set up a private interview in 10 minutes with Mr. Wieland. Condition is no one's to know.

LYNNE: Yes sir.

PRESIDENT PALMER: And Lynne, get Armus over here.

LYNNE: Yes sir.


****FADE OUT****


[GARAGE]

JACK BAUER: Hey man how ya doing? 

DAVE: You know what, get the hell out of here.

JACK BAUER: Look I just wanted to bum a smoke.

DAVE: Yeah well I don't smoke so get out.

JACK BAUER: Fine........You're packing the fuses a little tight there sport.

DAVE: What did you say to me.

EDDIE GRANT: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hey, you making friends Jack?

JACK BAUER: Your guy's a moron. What did Joe say?

EDDIE GRANT: Joe's busy. Maybe tomorrow bro.

JACK BAUER: Look man I just need to speak with him for five minutes.

EDDIE GRANT: Well we got this thing going down today Jack. So swing by tomorrow around 4:00 okay?

JACK BAUER: Okay.......Good to see ya man.

[Jack walks back into his car]

EDDIE GRANT: It's time Dave.

9:31:49, 9:31:50, 9:31:51

[Jack looks around and grabs his cell and calls CTU.]

GEORGE MASON: Mason.

JACK BAUER: George, it's Jack. 

GEORGE MASON: Did you get to Wald yet?

JACK BAUER: No, not yet, I'm with his crew. They're shutting me out. George I think you got to pick these guys up. 

GEORGE MASON: Why?

JACK BAUER: They're packing charges. They're involved. 

GEORGE MASON: Look if we pick them up are they still going to be able to lead us to Wald in time?

JACK BAUER: I don't know.

GEORGE MASON: Well then stick with them until they do because NSA just upgraded his possible role in today's threat. They put him just a click away from the Second Wave terrorists. 

JACK BAUER: Okay I'll think of something. [HANGS UP]

[Jack gets his car not to start. He tries again and it will not start. Jack gets out and lifts open the hood and pretends to be checking his oil or something. He looks around checking out the scene.]

****FADE OUT****


INT. MASON'S OFFICE  CTU.


[George checks out his memo sent by Division headquarters and he finds out that there is a 99% chance of a detonation today in Los Angeles. He packs up his suitcase and starts walking down the stairs]

TONY ALMEIDA: George, where are you going?

GEORGE MASON: Bakersfield.

TONY ALMEIDA: Bakersfield? Peters is assigned to Bakersfield.

GEORGE MASON: Yeah I put him on something else.

TONY ALMEIDA: Why?

GEORGE MASON: I don't have to tell you that.

TONY ALMEIDA: Well I guess I disagree, if you're just trying to get outside the blast radius

GEORGE MASON: Who the hell do you think you are? Do you have access to my information?

TONY ALMEIDA: No George I don't.

GEORGE MASON: Then keep your mouth shut and do your job.


[Mason exits the building]



9:36:21, 9:36:22, 9:36:23

COMMERCIAL BREAK



9:40:46, 9:40:47, 9:40:48


[Gary Matheson is in his car looking for Megan and Kim. They are still hiding behind some boxes]

MEGAN MATHESON: I feel funny.

KIM BAUER: Why? What's wrong?

MEGAN MATHESON: My head hurts.

KIM BAUER: Where?

MEGAN MATHESON: Right there.

KIM BAUER: Is that where you hit your head when your dad threw you down?

MEGAN MATHESON: Yeah.

KIM BAUER: Okay Megan we can't stay here. I need to make a phone call.

MEAGAN MATHESON: No, no, I can't. My head really hurts.

KIM BAUER: It's just over there. I'll be really quick.

MEGAN MATHESON: I can't do it.

KIM BAUER: Okay, listen. We have to stay quiet Megan.  You want to stay here?

[Megan nods her head]

KIM BAUER: You have to wait. You promise you'll stay here? You promise?

MEGAN MATHESON: Yes.

KIM BAUER: Okay let me put you in these boxes here. I'll be right back. 


****FADE OUT****


[Kate Warner calls Ralph Burton, the private investigator]

RALPH BURTON: This is Burton.

KATE WARNER: Hi, it's Kate Warner.

RALPH BURTON: Did you find anything out for me?

KATE WARNER: No, I couldn't get to his wallet.

RALPH BURTON: There's only a few things we can use to check out his connection to this terrorist, Ali. A passport would be ideal.

KATE WARNER: I don't think he carries that around with him.

RALPH BURTON: It has to be around somewhere. Check his briefcase. Look in his car.

KATE WARNER: Ralph I can't just steal his passport.

RALPH BURTON: You won't have to. Just write down the dates and the countries that have been stamped for entry over the last six months. Let me know okay?  [HANGS UP]


[Kate rushes out of the house and into Rezza's car. She looks in his briefcase but no passport. She searches the glove compartment and finds it. Quickly she writes down countries and as she puts the passport back into the glove compartment. Rezza walks around from the back yard and sees Kate]

REZZA: Kate. What are you doing?

KATE WARNER: Ah, Craig said more vans were coming and they needed the space.

REZZA: How ya gonna drive the car without the key?

KATE WARNER: I was looking for it.

REZZA: Well Marie has me running around for strawberries. When I come back I'll park the car on the other side.

KATE WARNER: Great.

[Rezza drives off]

****FADE OUT****



EXT. GARAGE

DAVE: What are you still doing here?

JACK BAUER: My car won't start.

DAVE: Well take a cab. Beat it.

JACK BAUER: You need to learn to mind your own business.

[Walks away]

JACK BAUER: Hey Eddie!

EDDIE GRANT: What?

JACK BAUER: I hope this job isn't too important. Junior here packed the your fuses too tight, there's no way it's gonna blow. Your man's a joke.

[Dave attempts to punch Jack in the back of his head but Jack blocks his attack and counters with a nasty hit to the stomach and Jack knees Dave in the face as he falls down.]

JACK BAUER: Hear what I'm telling you?

[Dave tries to sweep Jack but Jack grabs Dave's foot and breaks his ankle]

DAVE: AHHHHH, SHIT. AHHHH

EDDIE GRANT: Jack!

DAVE: He just broke my ankle. Ahhhh shit.

EDDIE GRANT: You broke his damn ankle Jack.

JACK BAUER: He shouldn't have been playing with adults.


9:46:27, 9:46:28, 9:46:29

COMMERCIAL BREAK


9:50:52, 9:50:53, 9:50:54


[Gary Matheson shocks Kim]

GARY MATHESON: Who you calling Kim, the police? Because they're looking for you.

KIM BAUER: Let go of me.

GARY MATHESON: All right, okay. I'm not going to hurt Megan okay. I promise. I know it was wrong of me to push Carla but I have been under a lot of pressure. I'm not a bad person. I am her father okay? I need to tell her that she doesn't have to by afraid of me............Where is she?

KIM BAUER: Why don't you go home and talk to Carla and if it's okay with her I'll bring Megan back.

GARY MATHESON: No you don't tell me what to do. TELL ME WHERE MY DAUGHTER IS!

[Gary attacks Kim but Kim knees Gary in the privates and runs away. Gary gives chase. He catches up with her and throws her on a car. Kim falls. She finds a tire iron and smacks Gary with it.]

****FADE OUT****


INT. WARNER HOUSE

KATE WARNER: And the last entry is Frankfurt. May 19th.

RALPH BURTON: Great. That's a big help.

KATE WARNER: So what does that tell us?

RALPH BURTON: We're gonna compare travel dates with Second Wave terrorist 
Syed Ali's. See if we can determine a terrorist connection.

KATE WARNER: Great. Okay yes that would be great thanks. [HANGS UP] There's the bride.

MARIE WARNER: I wanted you to let you know that Rezza's parents are coming in early so I called Brent's and I ordered lunch.

KATE WARNER: Good. I'll pick it up.

MARIE WARNER: Thank you. I finally feel like everything's under control.


****FADE OUT****


9:54:42, 9:54:43, 9:54:44

[Ron Wieland enters the private room set up by the President]

PRESIDENT PALMER: Ron!

RON WIELAND: Mr. President.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Good to see you, come on in. ...Please sit down. Can I offer you anything to drink?

RON WIELAND: Oh no Thank you.

PRESIDENT PALMER: I understand your about to go live with a story today. Just what is it you think is going on?

RON WIELAND: I think the alert condition has been elevated and you don't want us to know that sir.

PRESIDENT PALMER: You think?

RON WIELAND: You want me to tell you my sources? You know I can't do that.

PRESIDENT PALMER: You're barking up the wrong tree Ron.

RON WIELAND: You know, I don't recall the last time a journalist has been able to get a private interview with the President on a few minutes notice so my 22 years in the business tells me I'm barking up the right tree. 

PRESIDENT PALMER: I'll tell ya what Ron, there's going to be a briefing tomorrow. If you want a thirty minute drop I can arrange that.

RON WIELAND: Why are you horse trading with me Mr. President?

PRESIDENT PALMER: Because if you go live with a story about unsubstantiated threats, you will cause mass hysteria. That could be worse then the threat itself.

RON WIELAND: So there is a threat.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Ron we get them everyday.

RON WIELAND: So you're asking me to sit on this?.............Let me think about it.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Fair enough.

[They get up]

RON WIELAND: Thank you Mr. President.

PRESIDENT PALMER: Thank you Ron.

[Ron exits as Palmer radios Armus]

ARMUS: {On radio} Yes sir.

PRESIDENT PALMER: We're gonna have to deal with this.

ARMUS: Yes sir.

[Armus grabs Ron Wieland]

ARMUS: Mr. Wieland? I'm Richard Armus, I'm with the President's secret service blue unit. There's something the President would like you too see.

[They hurry Wieland into a holding cell]


9:57:42, 9:57:43, 9:57:44


****FADE OUT****



EXT. GARAGE

EDDIE GRANT: You haven't changed much have you Jack?

JACK BAUER: What's your point?

EDDIE GRANT: My point is I'm down a man and I'm on a schedule.

JACK BAUER: I'm looking for work.

EDDIE GRANT: This isn't a job. You're going to do this for nothing.

JACK BAUER: My price is a thousand a day.

EDDIE GRANT: Well I say you owe me a little more than that for what you did to Dave. You do this I don't tell Joe. You don't do it and you'll be too busy looking over your shoulder trying to find work.

JACK BAUER: What's the job?

EDDIE GRANT: You're gonna like it.


****FADE OUT****


[Kim runs back to the boxes where she left Megan but Megan is not there]

KIM BAUER: MEGAN!!!!!!! MEGAN!!!!!!  [She runs and looks for her]

****FADE OUT****



INT. EDDIE'S VAN

JACK BAUER: Where we going?

EDDIE GRANT: West L.A.

JACK BAUER: What are we doing?

EDDIE GRANT: Conversion.

JACK BAUER: What do you mean a conversion?

EDDIE GRANT: Well today were turning a government building into a cemetery.

JACK BAUER: Which building?

EDDIE GRANT: This branch that's been dogging us for years. They call it the L.A. Counter Terrorist Unit. The CTU.

[Jack trying to remain calm and not blowing his cover]

JACK BAUER: Good.



9:59:57, 9:59:58, 9:59:59



                                                               10:00 A.M.


Transcript By Daniel Smith
ds825@yahoo.com






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