Audrey Raines married to Heller’s Chief of Staff in 24: Live Another Day

Kim Raver as Audrey Raines in a 24 Season 5 Promotional Photo
Kim Raver as Audrey Raines in a 24 Season 5 Promotional Photo

We’ve got the updated synopsis for 24: Live Another Day which recaps all of the recent casting news and reveals a new plot point – that Audrey Raines is married to Heller’s Chief of Staff, a new character named Mark Boudreau. What do Jack and Audrey fans think about this news? Check out the full plot synopsis below:

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY (Mondays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT; beginning May 5)

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a thrilling new event series set to restart the ticking clock on the groundbreaking and Emmy Award-winning drama.

The high-octane saga reunites the Emmy Award-winning team of executive producer Howard Gordon; star and executive producer Kiefer Sutherland; co-creator Robert Cochran; executive producers, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Brian Grazer and director Jon Cassar. It also will retain the real-time, pulse-pounding, fast-paced format with split screens and interweaving storylines.

Set and shot in London, the suspenseful event series once again will follow the exploits of heroic agent JACK BAUER (Sutherland). Four years ago, Jack was a fugitive from justice. Now an exile, he nevertheless is willing to risk his life and freedom to avert yet another global disaster. Tracking Jack are CIA head STEVE HARRIS; CIA agent KATE MORGAN (Yvonne Strahovski, “Dexter”), who is both resourceful and ruthless; JORDAN REED (Giles Matthey, “Jobs”), a smart and sophisticated CIA computer tech; and ERIK RITTER (Gbenga Akinnagbe, “The Wire”), a sharp, strong and arrogant field operative. Calling the shots is JAMES HELLER (William Devane, “The Dark Knight Rises”), now President of the United States. Heller is flanked by his Chief of Staff MARK BOUDREAU, who is married to Heller’s daughter – Jack’s former flame, AUDREY RAINES (Kim Raver, “Revolution”). Meanwhile, a hardened CHLOE O’BRIAN (Mary Lynn Rajskub, “Firewall”), Bauer’s CTU confidante, is now working underground with high-profile hacker ADRIAN CROSS (Michael Wincott, “The Crow”). The harrowing day will have Jack attempting to thwart an unthinkable terrorist attack that could change the world forever.

Originally premiering November 6, 2001, “24” was nominated for a total of 73 Emmy Awards, winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2006. Over eight seasons, Sutherland garnered seven Emmy Award nominations and one win for Outstanding Lead Actor – Drama Series. The series also earned 12 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning for Best Television Series – Drama in 2004, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Sutherland) in 2002. While “24” gained global recognition, Sutherland’s portrayal of the legendary character penetrated the American psyche to become part of the cultural lexicon.

24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY is a production of Teakwood Lane Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television. Howard Gordon, Evan Katz, Manny Coto, David Fury, Robert Cochran, Brian Grazer, Jon Cassar and Kiefer Sutherland will executive-produce. The original series, which had its last American broadcast on May 24, 2010, was created by Joel Surnow and Cochran. “Like” 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @24FOX and join the discussion using #24fox.


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I must’ve done something good in my childhood for this. I’m thrilled we might not have to re-boot Jack’s and Audrey’s tortured relationship. It feels like that is long over. Of course, she was married to Paul when she started her relationship with Jack, so who knows?

I think they are releasing too much information about the plot – it could spoil the surprises. No one thought Audrey would be married to someone else now that is spoiled. I bet the chief of staff gets killed in a terrorist attack so Jack and Audrey can be reunited.

I wouldn’t be shocked if they do a repeat of the Walt Cummings/Martha Logan season 5 storyline – Audrey would find out something bad but nobody would believe her cause she’s still recovering from what the Chinese did to her and is heavily medicated/”crazy” or something.

Will be interesting to see what happens, if she is fully healed or not.

But someone married —–> she is well to accept the marriage or not —-> she is fine but maybe Heller didn’t told her the whole story about Jack , actually Audrey’s character after all what she had been throoo I don’t really know how can the writers let her be married ?? .. any how , we will wait and see ,,

Surprising because Audrey was so in love with Jack, she ddi not hesitate to go to China to save him. In season 5 we learned that she had had (already) an affair with the president’s adviser, but she tought Jack was dead. There she knows that he is alive and in danger, and instead of trying to help him… she married ? But no doubt the authors have a good explanation fot that !

In fairness to Audrey, Jack left her years before, plus she probably doesn’t know what her father said to Jack to make him go away. She probably thinks he just walked away after all that she sacrificed for him, and he kind of did. You can’t blame her for moving on with her life. But I hope she and Jack will get back together…it would really suck if they bring her back as a nemesis for him.

Guys – I wouldn’t worry a thing about the writing.

There’s no doubt that the writers know people’s frustrations about the same story lines, same plots etc.

I am sure that they wouldn’t have brought back ’24’ if they didn’t have a pulsating, exciting & dramatic story to tell. For those that have said in previous comments about the story being too unrealistic, we have to remember this is ’24’ and these “global disasters” is what the show is all about.

@24marathonman – we seen what 24’s marketing team did when releasing the details regarding upcoming episodes for Day 8 and for every day for that matter. It may ought to have ruined the plot, but 24 is so surprising in that they could be leading us down a completely different direction to what we’re thinking. That’s what I love about 24.

Catherine: I’m pretty sure her feelings may have changed after being stuck in a chinese prison and having to recover for god knows how many years and get her life in order. She probably still “likes” jack, as in cares for him, but if they rehash the lovers plotline, unless it’s immaculately done, I’ll have some problems…


Not surprising & it also makes sense No complaints! Just can’t wait tho.

Given that the season will only be 12 shows and they’ll have to condense the plots to focus more on the threats Jack has to deal with, I see the Audrey context as actually a blessing in disguise. At least the love story won’t be a distraction to the plot – and given how Heller told Jack to stay away from his daughter at end of S6, it’s not illogical for the writers to have her married to another person.

However, I do wonder what value the writers envisioned Audrey’s return having – I hope it’s not the usual cliche where she becomes the pawn or target of the terrorists trying to draw Jack out into the open.

Hi Tj , do you think they will revive Renee .. especially we saw her body just as Tony ?? .. ;)

@ relulu1: I think Renee’s death was pretty unreversable: she was bleeding to death in Jack’s arms and the hospital staff that tended to her had no motive to cover up or lie to Jack. Other than the writers pulling a page out of “Dallas” and claiming her death was only a dream of Jack’s – which they’d never be dumb enough to try – Renee is in the past.

I’ll tell you something. Renee’s death looks suspicious to me. A friend of mine worked in the hospital ER and he told me about it. Normally, an ER doctor and staff would have worked on Renee for a few minutes longer before pronouncing her dead. She was only worked for a minute and a half and that she was only see for at least three to four minutes after. Tony’s revival was far-fetched as he dead for 15 minutes, so in real life there was no chance to bring him to life, so same thing could apply to Renee.

As for the concerns about plot lines being revealed, I say: the more, the merrier. We all can envision how we think the filmed footage will go but really all they’re telling us now are bits of scripts. The acting and actors will determine if it works or not IMO.

I highly doubt Audrey wouldn’t be on Hellers Staff if she wasn’t recovered. She’s recovered or she wouldn’t be working.

The synopsis doesn’t mention anything about Audrey working or being part of Heller’s staff, just that she’s married to someone.

@ Joshua: The news bit only says that Audrey is married to Heller’s Chief of Staff, not that she’s on the staff or in a political position herself. I can easily see the storyline explaining that Heller approved of her new husband as someone helping Audrey recover and, as a protective father, Heller will probably even say he wants to keep his daughter out of any government job.

\or simply .. she is not remembering Jack at all , she lost her past memory and started a new life .. till she will hear his name all over again ?? yet we never know for how long Heller is the president ?? and it’s logic that Audery’s character at the politic domain .. so involved and married .. but she is not remembering her past life . that would be logic for me ,

Well it’s nice to know that some things don’t change in that now “President Heller” is the same arrogant creep that tried to ream Jack a new one in Season 6, for trying to come back into Audrey’s life. It’s likely he sure isn’t going to be up for any clemancy for Jack in the new season even though he has to know that the president before him betrayed Jack throwing him into the role he has now! She only came clean in the end trying to salve her guilty consciousness for the treasonous fool that she became.

William Devane, Keller, played his role so well I want to just flip TV channels everytime I see him advertising the gold and silver or whatever new thing he is hawking! It will be interesting to see how Chloe and Jack get things worked out between them now that she has gone rogue too!

Well.. it’s 24 no more no less , that son of the bitch Heller did what ever he can to let her maybe forget about Jack and maybe he faked lot of things , I don’t think they will repeat Season 5 nor Season 4 .. I think Audery will help Jack and will work against her father and husband and yet we don’t even know a thing about her condition other than she married , this show is fantastic I will take what ever they will give ..

I’m thinking that perhaps Audrey doesn’t know about what her father said to Jack at the end of season 6, and maybe that gives Jack a little bit of leverage to negotiate for his freedom or for Heller’s cooperation in whatever plot he is trying to stop.

Either that or maybe Jack has been in contact with the president before LAD begins because of whatever he has stumbled upon and that’s revealed as a surprise. Even though Heller didn’t want Jack with his daughter, he made it clear that he respected Jack’s service to the country. Maybe because of his history with Jack he knows that Jack can be trusted even though he’s been a fugitive for four years.

Hopefully, Heller is the primary character as a president and Audrey is just tagging along with him this time.
And LOL at those vilification of Heller from some bitter fangirls. A father should be commended for protecting his daughter from a loser with severe anger management problems who had brought nothing but misery to her daughter (and practically to every other primary characters as well in the show). And as a duty-bound president, he had all the right to send his law enforcement against someone who committed serial first degree murders.

@Ozgur: I also hope Heller has more of the spotlight than Audrey (especially if the romance angle to Jack is reduced with her marriage) but somehow I have a feeling that Audrey’s husband (and Heller’s CoS) will be tied to the terrorist plot somehow (similar to the Walt Cummings role in S5) – and thereby, Heller’s and Audrey’s participation will be reactionary and be the hurdles Jack will have to emotionally deal with in dealing with the CoS source. Just a feeling of mine….I don’t think the writers will play much off Audrey reaching out to Jack or vice versa but rather let their past relationship color how they now interact with each other in the context of dealing with the CoS character’s role in the plot.

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I hope the focus is more on Audrey than Heller, just because Kim Raver is a fantastic actress and William Devane is pretty awful.

Acer4666: William Devane is not an awful actor… I don’t know where you got that from?

@24bauerfan: From his terrible performance on 24.

@Acer4666: Sorry, I’m with 24Bauerfan. Devane is a solid actor albeit that he has a certain style for playing characters that often resemble each other. Nevertheless, I thought his time on ’24’ was strong – and he fits a presidential/political role to a tee (far more than Cherry Jones or D.B. Woodside).

24’s writers & Crew/cast aren’t going to single anyone specific actor out just becuse there’s one opinion that Devane is a terrible actor. He’s going to be the president there for the focus will be on both characters…. Devane was great as Heller we just don’t know how he’ll be as president. 24 is ensemble Cast &that’s not going to change. I’m not sure I understand why Devane is terrible as heller but that’s the first opinion I’ve heard about his character….

@24 Spoilers &TJ Oh okay I see what you guys mean but it’s also common sense here. Weather shes working or not she’s probably not in the same mental state she was in when Jack last saw her it’s been awhile since Jack & her crossed paths…. I don’t see her coming back as this crazy person like Martha who apparently lost it.

Hopefully you’re right Joshua, in the 24 timeline about nine or ten years have passed since Day 6 which seems like plenty of time to recover. I disliked the Audrey/Chinese storyline and hope the show moves past that.

Considering most ’24’ seasons had a late-season secondary plotline open up, the Audrey/Chinese one in Day 6 was a logical choice… it was the substance of the plot rather than the actuality that hurt it!

It was a good idea to have had Audrey go to China looking for Jack only to be captured and (presumably) tortured for information, plus with the Chinese returning Jack during a massive terrorist campaign happening inside the United States, it would have been a perfect cover for Cheng Zhi to return to American soil without suspicion and could have easily smuggled Audrey from the airbase in the process.

Those are the good points, what they SHOULD have done is have the aforementioned Cheng Zhi take advantage of the Abu Fayed crisis and use Audrey’s extensive knowledge of and security clearances in the Department of Defense to stage a daring and bold espionage heist in the DOD’s Los Angeles office, effectively using the damaged and subservient Ms Raines as a walking key-card… plus the Chinese could not be stopped because of diplomatic immunity even after they’re daring plan is discovered! This plot should have ran concurrently with the Fayed nuclear threat, with Jack conflicted between stopping Fayed and foiling Cheng Zhi/saving Audrey, with the Fayed threat resolved by the end of the penultimate episode and thus leaving the more personal secondary plot – not just saving Audrey but resolving his brutal history with Zhi once and for all – for the final episode of that season!

Just my own humble opinion, but I honestly think the above would have worked much better than the rather tame and toothless microchip plot that was used…

Personally the only aspect of the Audrey/Chinese storyline I sort of liked was the backstory – that she was the only one that really cared enough about Jack to go searching for him.

Audrey getting captured and tortured by the Chinese felt like too much of a rehash of what Jack went through (probably an intentional parallel by the writing team, but still lame IMO).

I also thought it was a complete waste to have Kim Raver return only to say the words “Help me, Jack…” a couple of times. And perhaps worst of all, there was no real payoff for suffering through that story arc since Cheng made it through the season alive.

Your plot does sound much more compelling though, Gerry. Day 6 had some potentially cool ideas but almost all of them were poorly executed or ended prematurely.

With Audrey’s situation the Chinese may be referenced but that’s all. I’m just trying to think how the writers would explain this. Because this is not a show that moves backwards. So if anything regarding her situation she may mention what she did to get treated or therapy whatever. Because it’s a huge assumption to to still believe she is not well…. She may possibly take medication…. But I don’t see her being the damaged person Jack & viewers last saw…. Jack was Damaged for like 5 15min ended up being fine after that. So we have to assume she’s either working or back to a normal life.

Day 6 is phenomenal and EXTREMELY underrated. I’m getting a slight Day 6 vibe from all of this. I love that they are continuing from there.

Hot D@#%! May can’t come soon enough. Can’t wait for some Bauer breaking all the limits.