Ahead of the new series 24: Live Another Day, we look at the most ridiculous, jaw-dropping twists in Jack Bauer's history. Warning: contains literally nothing but spoilersMore
Season one’s drama was powered by the central mystery of a mole in the government, keeping the terrorists one step ahead of Jack by leaking valuable intel. And though audiences were led to believe data analyst Jamie was the perp, the penultimate episode revealed Jack’s one-time lover, closest confidant and morally stable ally Nina Myers was the one working with the Serbians, throwing a huge spanner in the works ahead of an already tense finale.
One of the earliest lessons in 24 is that you can’t trust anyone, ever, and being constantly suspicious is the only way to survive. Case in point: Alan York, apparently a distressed parent looking for his daughter Janet. Reality: a mercenary named Kevin who is hired to kidnap Jack’s wife Terri so Jack will cooperate with the bad guys. When Terri learns that CTU has found the real Alan York’s body, she realises all too late that the man she’s with can’t be trusted.