It's been a decade of high emotion for CTU agent Jack Bauer.
And, the time has come for the character, played by Canadian hunk Kiefer Sutherland, to say his goodbyes as the last episode of the hit series airs across the globe at the weekend.
'It has been the most incredible ride,' says Kiefer, whose character has killed 13,628 enemies over the last eight seasons.
"I came into it after some personal problems and some films that didn't go down too well. I had thought my career was over and when I was offered the part of Jack Bauer, I had no idea then where it would lead," he laughs.
"But when 24 became a hit, people started saying things about me like 'comeback' and 'resurrected'. Maybe that's true - all I know is that I was given a great opportunity at the time I needed it most."