07/25/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Kiefer Sutherland Reflects On '24' As It Ends

Kiefer-Sutherland-24Image Credit: Kelsey McNeal/FoxIt's time to say goodbye to another beloved Jack in prime time! In preparation for tonight's two-hour season finale of 24, EW took a quick jog down memory lane with star Kiefer Sutherland, who plays Jack Bauer, and asked him to reflect on the show's 2001 debut, how he felt about the negative publicity the show sometimes received, and its lasting legacy.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Back in 2001, did you have reservations about debuting the show after Sept. 11?
KIEFER SUTHERLAND: Huge, massive concerns. It was something that was really transcendent to the population, and it wasn't about the show. I think we all went through a period for three weeks, that if you weren't a doctor, a policeman, a fireman, or a nurse, and you weren't able to actually physically help, you just felt moronic for what you were doing.

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