Agent Jack Bauer must once again save the world as a fatal virus is about to be unleashed on Los Angeles. In the meantime, President Palmer's re-election is jeopardized when his ex-wife gets up to her old tricks and newlyweds Tony and Michelle face a crisis.
This season is not as well-written as the stellar Season One, with way too many domestic/soap opera-like subplots competing for screen time with the main terrorist theme. Jack is off-screen too much and often-annoying lesser characters (his dopey daughter, Kim, in particular) clutter the story. Plot holes and unrealistic story lines abound (you can't drive across LA in two minutes or fly to Santa Barbara in five and no one ever says, "My shift is over") but it's all so exciting and compelling that you just go along for the ride.
Keifer Sutherland is still superb as the super agent who can do anything. He is a talented actor and carries the show squarely on his shoulders. And the special effects, location filming, and high production values make this a great series.