According to an official Fox press release regarding 24's January 13-14 two night premiere: "Bauer's day gets off to a shocking start when former colleague Tony Almeida, last seen in Day 5, returns after being left for dead by a terrorist conspirator in CTU's infirmary."

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By the way, the new poll is up. Here's the question: "Why is Tony Almeida back in 24?".

PS// And to Carlos (maybe he has already visited this website, who knows): When we told you we didn’t watch the show anymore because Tony was dead, maybe you could have answered us something else than «oh you're so sweet! » because actually it’s not very sweet for us now to have to make up for 1 and a half season of 24 .. ;-)''