||1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m
||The third season opens three years after President Palmer`s palm peril, with Jack Bauer back onboard at CTU for the latest L.A. crisis---a lethal virus.
||2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
||Jack and Chase raid a crack house that a dealer awaiting a shipment of the virus is living.
||3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
||Jack and Hector both search for Kyle, while Chase finds himself out of action at CTU. Wayne and Palmer argue over the implications of Anne`s past, while Ramon takes out one of his opponents in a surprise move.
||5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
||As Jack tries to break Ramon Salazar out of prison a riot to break out. Jack`s daughter and secretary find out he is an addict, and President Palmer and Senator Keeler begin their debate.
||7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
||Ramon and his men board the plane for Mexico, bringing Jack along as their captive. Ramon wants to kill Jack, but Jack manages to hold him at bay until the plane lands. Ramon learns that Jack and Hector are working together in an unknown operation.
||8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
||Palmer and Chappelle view a message from Jack, explaining his undercover work with the Salazars. Meanwhile, hector tries to convince Ramon that they should deal with Bauer so that they can get their hands on the virus.
||2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
||Tony interrogates Nina about the location of the virus, while Chappelle orders Jack to undergo a medical examination in light of his drug use.
||4:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.
||Jack and Chase track Amador in the hopes that he can lead them to the man behind the virus attack. Sherry extorts Palmer, forcing him to manufacture her alibi for the police.
||5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
||Saunders begins making demands on the President. He forces Palmer to hold a strange press conference and then orders the death of the CTU agent who can trace him.
||6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
||Jack and Chase race against time to capture Saunders before the deadline, while Chappelle plans an escape. Michelle begins a frantic search when she learns that an infected hotel guest may have slipped through her fingers.
||7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
||Jack works with Kim on an under-cover job that may help them locate Saunders. Palmer informs his cabinet of the crisis, while Saunders makes yet another demand.
||8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
||Jack attempts to use Saunders` daughter as leverage to gain control of the virus, while Palmer must deal with the discontented press.
||9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
||Tony works to free Jane from CTU before Saunders can harm Michelle, but Chloe and Jack become suspicious of his activities. Sherry meets with Palmer`s political rival and proposes a deal to blackmail him.
||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
||Jack and Tony clash as the time for the hostage exchange draws near. Keeler meets with Palmer and demands his resignation, while Wayne begins a secret operation against Sherry.
||11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
||Jack pushes the envelope in an attempt to force Saunders to disclose the location of the missing vials. Sherry meets with David to discuss her terms, while Wayne breaks into her home to find the incriminating evidence.
||12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M.
||Jack and Chase must make a powerful sacrifice when dealing with the virus. Tony is able to help Jack one last time before he is taken into custody, while an angry victim seeks vengeance on Saunders. Palmer makes a surprising career choice in the wake of Sherry`s death.