Jack finds an ally who may help him escape from Kingsley's men. Lynne is forcibly held before she can warn Palmer of the conspiracy against him. Chappelle interferes with Tony's efforts to assist Jack. Kate offers her captors money in exchange for the chip.
Jack is almost removed from the investigation for killing a material witness. CTU sends a tactical team to the hotel where the virus is scheduled to be released. Gael finds the armed mechanism that contains the virus, but cannot disarm it in time.
CTU attempts to create an alibi when a Chinese representative produces evidence of their involvement in the assault on their Consulate. PresidentLogan is enraged by Palmer's decision to raid the consulate. Jack and Curtis close in on Marwan, but he refuses to give any information on the whereabouts of the warhead.
With Graem's help, Logan decides to launch one final attempt to secure the recording that implicates him in the conspiracy surrounding the day's events. At CTU, several agents begin working with Jack, Chloe, and Buchanan. Tensions continue to rise in Logan's retreat as the President contemplates suicide. Meanwhile, Bierko is transported to another facility, and Miles attempts to further his career by making a key decision.
Tony reconnects with his superiors as they debate their next course of action. With the bio-weapon still at large, Jack confronts Jonas Hodges after his failed suicide attempt and attempts to barter information in exchange for protection from his associates.