|Written by:||Steve Mitchell & Craig Van Sickle|
|Directed by:||Dwight Little|
|Original airdate:||April 24, 2006|
While Jack comes closer to obtaining the recording from Christopher Henderson, tensions at the President's retreat escalate as Martha grows suspicious of her husband. Meanwhile, Heller and Curtis help in the struggle against Henderson. A surprising new ally joins Buchanan and O'Brian as they continue to assist Jack, and a new antagonist comes to Logan's assistance.
- James Heller learns of Charles Logan's involvement in the day's events. Heller meets with Logan, who tells Vice President Hal Gardner that he is asking Heller to tender his resignation.
- Chloe O'Brian is detained by Miles Papazian, but she steals his keycard and escapes. She goes to Bill Buchanan's house.
- Charles Logan asks Christopher Henderson if Bauer is dead, but Henderson says that he will be soon, and that he will soon get the recording back from Bauer. Martha Logan and Aaron Pierce agree to meet in private.
- Jack Bauer is forced to give up the recording to Henderson to save Audrey's life.
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Jack Bauer has been able to stop Audrey Raines from bleeding but she still needs medical attention. Bauer tries to call Chloe O'Brian but she doesn't answer her phone. Suddenly, the phone on the body of Mark Wexler rings. Jack answers it, and James Heller is surprised Jack is on his guard's phone.
Jack tells him that Christopher Henderson and his men killed Wexler and Doug Masters, and escaped with the recording. Heller tells Jack he was double-crossed by Charles Logan and asks if Jack needs help. Jack says he approached for help and Heller betrayed him, and Heller admits he made a mistake, but wants to help Jack now. Jack hangs up without giving a firm answer.
Jack then calls Bill Buchanan, who does answer. He says that he's trying to track down Henderson, but needs Chloe. Bill says she is with him, and puts Jack on the phone with Chloe. She says she can probably get to CTU's computers and track Henderson, despite the fact that Bill's computer is less than satisfactory for Chloe. Jack tells her to do it by any means necessary.
Chloe tells Bill to start hooking things up and then apologizes for bossing him around. Buchanan says it's alright. Jack tells Chloe to look at the airfield 15 minutes ago, and Chloe does so. She finds him leaving, but is still catching up with him. Jack and Audrey head to the LAPD Squad car that Jack borrowed.
As Jack drives, Audrey asks if the tape was destroyed, and Jack says no, that if the tape was destroyed, Henderson would have done it in front of Jack so Bauer would leave him alone.
Henderson's cell phone rings; it's the President. Logan asks if Bauer is dead, and Henderson says no, but he has the tape in a safe place. Logan asks if the tape has been destroyed, and Henderson says no, he is going to hang on to it for insurance. Henderson says that he doesn't want to end up like Walt Cummings. Logan says there's no reason not to trust him, but Henderson wants to play it safe.
O'Brian is able to find Henderson, who is only three fourths of a mile ahead of Bauer. Bauer doesn't understand the time gap, but he keeps charging ahead. As he clears a turn he is able to see Henderson's car. He turns on the headlights and comes up behind Henderson, ramming into the car. He pulls along Henderson's car and drives him into what appears to be a barn. Henderson pulls his gun and gets out of his car. Jack tells Audrey to get down as Henderson fires. Henderson runs off and Bauer gets out of the car, telling Audrey to stay there.
Henderson has run out of bullets and is reloading his gun. Jack walks in and tells Henderson to drop the gun, it's over. Henderson says that if he dies, Heller will die as well. Audrey enters the room. Henderson's men have been tracking Heller since he left the Presidential retreat and if they don't hear from Henderson every fifteen minutes, they kill Heller.
Bauer calls Chloe and asks her to check on Heller, while he orders Henderson to cuff himself. Chloe asks Bill to help.
Bauer calls Heller and asks him if there's a chopper above him. Heller says yes, and seems confused. Jack tells Heller that Henderson's men are going to kill him unless he lets Henderson go. Heller asks if he's bluffing, and Jack says Henderson doesn't do that. Bauer tells Henderson he will let him go if he hands over the recording to Jack. Henderson says no, saying he won't let Heller die. Heller tells Jack not to do it, and says he won't be used to hurt the country. Jack seems confused as Heller tells him to get the recording to the right people. He tells Jack to tell Audrey that he loves her and drives his car off a cliff and into a lake.
Audrey looks absolutely shocked as Bauer tackles Henderson, cursing him. He says that greed for power is what drove Henderson to commit his deeds, and says he killed David Palmer and James Heller, two real patriots. He wants the recording, but Henderson doesn't have it and won't tell him where it is. Jack points the gun at Henderson, and Audrey tells him to shoot him. Jack slams the gun into Henderson's face, knocking him out.
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President Logan is on the phone with a man named Graem. Logan tells him to call off action against Christopher Henderson, because he still has the recording and will release it if he is killed. Graem tells Logan that he's more concerned about Aaron Pierce, but Logan says he's taken steps to deal with Pierce. Graem is also concerned about Martha Logan asking questions. Charles says he will deal with his wife.
Martha is talking with Secret Service Agent Steve Thompson, who is telling her that Pierce has been reassigned. Martha says that something has happened to him, and the agent can't seem to find Aaron due to a glitch in the system. Agent Justin Adams walks up and says the President wants to speak with Mrs. Logan. She seems satisfied, and is escorted to a room where she believes the President is, but is locked inside with no phone or contact with the outside.
Jack has searched Henderson and the recording was not on him. Bauer assumes that he must have handed it off to someone, which caused his delay that allowed Bauer to catch him. Audrey is visibly upset, and makes it clear to Jack that she will reveal to the world Logan's evilness. Bauer agrees.
Jack calls Chloe O'Brian and asks her where the other car went. Chloe was able to trace it back to Van Nuys where someone got on a plane that is preparing to leave. Jack asks about Curtis Manning's location, and Chloe says he's about 20 minutes out. Bill Buchanan says he's still with CTU but can be trusted. Jack prepares to wait for Curtis, but Audrey tells him to go, saying she will guard Henderson and wait for Manning.
Bauer doesn't want to do it, but Audrey insists. They embrace, and Jack hands her a pistol. He warns her to stay away from Henderson, and reminds her that he needs to be kept alive. Jack tells her not to answer the phone unless it's from him, and doesn't like the situation, but agrees he has to go. Audrey reminds him he needs to get the recording, and Jack says he will.
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Miles Papazian enters Karen Hayes' office and tells her Vladimir Bierko has regained consciousness, but the medical staff is still working on him. He adds that they have completed the switch from CTU to DHS two hours ahead of schedule. Karen says she's distracted, because Logan's orders didn't make any sense. Miles says they're just out of the loop.
Valerie Harris calls Karen and tells her that Chloe escaped, and that she had a conversation with Shari Rothenberg who didn't stop her. Shari is in custody and Karen has Valerie bring Shari up to see her. Miles says that Chloe is probably trying to access their systems and goes to check.
Shari is brought in by one of the guards and left alone with Karen. Karen asks Shari what happened, and Shari says Chloe intimidated her. Karen makes it very clear that she has more to fear from her than from Chloe, and demands Shari explain herself. Shari says that Chloe threatened to ruin her career by recommending her for a psych evaluation. Shari begins to ramble about how she has problems and should see someone, but Karen cuts her off, and asks her why Chloe did all this in the first place. Shari says that Chloe thinks Jack is innocent, and that President Logan is involved, implying that such a notion is crazy. Karen, however, doesn't try to contradict that notion.
Martha is pounding at the door when Charles has Agent Justin Adams let him in. He pulls Martha aside and tells her he needs her to calm down. He tells her that he was part of the planning that involved David Palmer's death. Martha is outraged at this and fights with him, trying to get away, but Charles comes in again. He wants her to keep quiet for the good of the country. Martha balks at this at first but eventually submits so she can get out of the room, but won't ever forgive Charles.
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Graem is addressing his three co-conspirators. One of them, Ron, thinks the plan has too many flaws and loose ends. Graem lectures them that every plan has loose ends, and that nothing ever goes as planned. He reassures them, and reminds Ron to think of his kids. President Logan calls Graem and says that the situation with Martha has been resolved. Logan says that Martha will not find the truth again, and if she does, he will handle it. Graem says that he has done an excellent job so far today; while Logan has been on the front lines, they have only been able to watch.
Henderson wakes up and tests the strength of the handcuffs. He looks at Audrey Raines and starts talking about her father James Heller. He tries to convince her that Heller may still be alive, and that she should make a phone call to try and save him. Audrey grabs the gun Jack left her and points it at Henderson's head, telling him she's not stupid. She knows he just wants to make a call so his men can find them, but Henderson says it will happen anyway. Henderson says Jack won't be able to stop this, and Audrey warns him not to say another word.
Back at the Van Nuys Airfield, Jack Bauer pulls up in his stolen squad car. He looks out to see a man boarding a plane and several cars with foreign flags boarding the plane. Bauer watches as Chloe calls him. She says the helicopter with Henderson's men has changed course and Buchanan adds that Curtis may not make it in time.
Bauer calls Audrey and tells her to get out of there now, saying Henderson's men are coming. Audrey protests, saying they need Henderson. Jack says she can't handle Henderson's men, and that Curtis will eventually get him. Audrey wants him to pay for killing his dad, as the chopper lands outside. Audrey aims her gun at Henderson, wanting to kill him. She takes the gun and leaves as the men begin to storm the barn.
Henderson's men enter the barn. He calls one of them, Stipes, who releases him from the handcuffs. Audrey gets to a door, but can't get it open. Henderson tells his men to find her and kill her. Audrey is aiming the gun, preparing for people to enter when someone puts a hand over her mouth. It's Curtis. Stipes and two other hostiles enter the room, but Curtis and his team take them out. One of the other agents has Henderson in custody.
Audrey calls up Jack and tells him that Curtis saved her and CTU has Henderson. She adds that she tried to kill Henderson, but couldn't. Jack says that all that matters is that she's safe, and asks to speak to Curtis. Jack tells Manning that CTU shouldn't let anyone talk to Henderson. Curtis says they're more interested in catching Bauer than listening to him, but Curtis says he'll do what he can.
Bauer calls Bill and Chloe and they tell him it's a charted diplomatic flight. Chloe is having some problems with a State Department firewall, but Jack needs the passenger list, and tries to have Bill delay the flight. A fuel tanker is pulling into the airport, and Jack spots it. He climbs on the back and gets on top as it enters the airfield.
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Jack Bauer watches as security checks underneath the tanker and then a guard gives the driver clearance to advance. It goes out onto the tarmac, where Bauer leaps onto another truck. He spots a black sedan, and Chloe calls up: she is still working on the passenger list. Buchanan says he was unable to delay the flight. Bauer watches men load luggage onto the plane.
Miles is scanning for Chloe. He spots her in the system, and tells Karen what he is doing. Karen just wants to find out where she is. Miles runs a physical trace and finds she's at Buchanan's. Miles says he's sending a tactical team there now. Karen asks to be kept posted, but suddenly gets concerned.
Karen pulls out her cellphone and calls Mike Novick. Mike asks how things are doing. Karen says she's confused, because first they were working exclusively with Hal Gardner then Charles Logan called with evidence she hasn't seen. Novick says that he hasn't seen it either, and questions if anyone has. He says that President is keeping his own counsel. Mike says he wishes he could have helped more, but Karen says he's been very helpful.
Karen stares at her screen for a moment then pulls out her cell phone and calls Bill, telling him that a tactical team is looking for Chloe and they will be there soon. Bill plays dumb, but then wants to know why Karen called, and she says that she made a mistake and now knows that Logan may be involved. Chloe says that she won't leave until Bauer gets the passenger list.
Split screen: Chloe continues to work at Buchanan's computer. Martha enters her room and pours herself some wine. Jack searches for an opportunity to board the plane. Curtis drives Audrey back to CTU. Logan sits alone in his office.
Back at the airfield, the final passengers are boarding as Jack watches. He sees tossers loading on luggage. A baggage handler says that's the last group. A car with British flags on the antenna drives off. Jack pulls up his hoodie and grabs a couple of bags. He walks onto the conveyor belt and into the plane. He throws the bags down then hides in a spot on the plane. The door to the storage part closes, immersing Jack in darkness.
01:59:57... 01:59:58... 01:59:59... 02:00:00
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
- Kim Raver as Audrey Raines
- Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
- Gregory Itzin as President Charles Logan
- James Morrison as Bill Buchanan
- Roger Cross as Curtis Manning
- and Jean Smart as Martha Logan
Special guest star
- Jude Ciccolella as Mike Novick
- Jayne Atkinson as Karen Hayes
- Kate Mara as Shari Rothenberg
- Paul McCrane as Graem Bauer
- Stephen Spinella as Miles Papazian
- Jenny Levine as Valerie Harris
- Tracy Howe as Justin Adams
- and Peter Weller as Christopher Henderson
- Marc Raducci as Steve Thompson
- Carl Gilliard as Ron
- Adam Donshik as Baggage handler
- Bernard K. Addison as Airport guard
- William H. Burton, Jr. as Stipes' henchman
- Alan Conn as aircraft maintenance worker
- Lance Gilbert as Stipes
- John Meier as Christopher Henderson (stunt driver)
- Tim Mikulecky as Mark Wexler (corpse only)
- Erik Stabenau as Jack Bauer (stunt driver)
Background information and notes
- With this episode Kiefer Sutherland was upgraded from the Co-Executive Producer status to Executive Producer and remains as such for the next season.
- If you look at the rear of James Heller's car just as he is driving over the edge of the cliff, the trunk of the car is open. This could possibly be to allow the water in so he can open the doors underwater.
- Bill Buchanan's address is shown as being...
5 Valley Vista Circle
Studio City California 91604
- The computer shows agent Adams as scheduled to start at 5am and end at noon.
- 1:00am-2:00am (disambiguation)