||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.
||4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
||Michelle is torn by personal and professional obligations when she must take charge of CTU after Tony is wounded. Jack and Palmer have a secret conversation, leading Jack to take drastic action in the face of the Salazars` threat. But Jack`s plans are complicated when Chase gets in the way.
||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.
||6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
||Jack and Ramon struggle to evade the authorities, while Palmer must shut the debate down because of the prison break. Kim accidentally stumbles on to Gael`s secret communications, but she isn`t able to warn Michelle in time.
||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.
||9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
||Palmer clears Anne`s name with the press, but he finds that he is facing a new problem when his biggest campaign contributer reveals a startling secret about Wayne.
||10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
||Claudia manages to free Chase from his captors, but she pays a high price for her efforts. Wayne turns to Julia, while Palmer calls on Sherry for help against Milliken. Jack and Ramon make plans to get to Nina, in the hopes of intercepting the virus.
||11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
||Jack forces Nina to work with him in order to get the virus from Amador. Palmer meets with Sherry and convinces her to help him deal with Milliken. Ramon and Hector quarrel when Hector wants to pull out of the deal.
||12:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
||Things finally come to an explosive head as Jack, Ramon, Nina and Chase all close in on the virus. But the deal takes an unexpected turn when Amador pulls a fast switch.
||1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
||Jack and Chase interrogate Nina, but the worm turns when she causes havoc with the CTU computer systems. Chappelle puts Chloe under guard when she refuses to answer questions about the baby, but is forced to release her when she is the only one who can deal with the crisis.
||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.
||3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
||Chappelle threatens to pull Jack from the investigation after Nina`s shooting, but Jack persuades him to hold off when they find a lead. Jack and Chase track down Amador and Jack learns that he has an unknown adversary who knows him very well.
||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.