FULLY RESOLVED BY FIRST ACT OUT
Nice trick in this week's 24
: at the act 1 out, Jack Bauer has rescued Secretary Heller, and all is well. No reason to be watching, except, wow, they just had a huge action sequence, how are they going to top this?
And the rest of the episode was devoted to increasing complications. Secretary Heller's kidnapping was all part of a Secret Plan, and the bad guys aren't thwarted at all.
Nice intentional violation of the general rule that you try to get your characters further up a tree during the course of the episode.