In 24, the entire season takes place in one day, with each of the 24 episodes covering one hour, told in real time. No sooner has Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) finished a game of chess with his daughter, Kimberly (Elisha Cuthbert), on the morning of the presidential primary, when Kimberly sneaks out of the house and Jack, who heads up the government's Counter Terrorist Unit, is called to work immediately. He learns that an assassination attempt will be made on presidential candidate David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert). Meanwhile, Jack's wife, Teri (Leslie Hope), sets out to find their daughter. The clock begins ticking in "Midnight -1:00 AM," the series premiere episode of 24.