|Written by:||Patrick Harbinson & Chip Johannessen|
|Directed by:||Milan Cheylov|
|Original airdate:||May 10, 2010|
With Dana's evidence in hand, Jack contacts Meredith Reed to present her the evidence to the cover-up of Russia's involvement in President Hassan's murder. Furthermore, Jack is determined to discover who is behind the assassination of Renee Walker as he uncovers an unexpected lead. Meanwhile, CTU, led by Jason Pillar, is devoted to capturing (and ultimately eliminating) Bauer to prevent him from exposing the Russian government. Arlo Glass secretly teams up with Chloe O'Brian in order to find the identity of an old contact who is aiding Jack.
An extended version of this episode was released on DVD and Blu-ray. The added scene is indicated in italics.
- Renee Walker is shot and killed by a sniper in Jack Bauer's apartment.
- Jack Bauer demands Dana Walsh's evidence implicating the Russian government in the day's attacks. Under threat of death, she gives him the bank where she stored it, but pleads that she had nothing to do with Renee's murder.
- At the bank, a flash-bang Dana hid in the safety deposit box incapacitates Cole Ortiz, allowing Dana to take the data card for herself.
- President Charles Logan reassures President Taylor that Bauer can still be stopped, and recommends appointing his aide, Jason Pillar, to lead that effort at CTU New York. In secret, he allows Mikhail Novakovich access to Pillar's intel so that his covert operatives can eliminate Bauer themselves.
- Jason Pillar successfully locates Jack Bauer at the bank and relays the information to Pavel Tokarev.
- Police attempt to apprehend Jack, but he escapes and pursues Dana Walsh to a construction site. After a stand-off, he takes the evidence from her, then kills her in cold blood.
between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
NYPD officer Mund escorts Cole Ortiz to the construction site where Dana Walsh's body has just been discovered. Captain Walleki asks him to identify her. Stunned, Ortiz gives the officers her name, looking at the body of his former fiance. Mund notes the powder burns around her entry wound, suggesting that she was shot at point-blank range. With the ID confirmed, the captain orders Mund to take him away.
In the back of a taxi cab, Jack Bauer loads the data card into his phone and plays the video. The file shows Dana Walsh in a meeting with an unidentified Russian, confirming the arrangements for Omar Hassan's assassination and the EMP attack, then asking whether he conveyed her wish to leave their employ once the hit is carried out. His superiors are unwilling to do so, considering how much they have invested to place her at CTU. He then chastises Walsh for allowing herself to become close to Cole, against his admonitions. Defiantly, Walsh assures him that her relationship is not his concern, and then threatens to speak to his superiors in Moscow if he continues to play her. Finally, he dismisses Walsh, warning her not to contact him until Hassan is killed. Jack closes the video file, then calls Jim Ricker at his apartment. Ricker confirms that he received the video file, then agrees to run facial recognition on the man in the video before Jack gets there in a few minutes.
Jason Pillar briefs CTU New York on the unfolding situation at First Unity Savings: Dana Walsh has been killed, while Cole Ortiz is currently en route to CTU in police custody. He orders all agents not tasked with UN security for the summit to refocus their efforts on locating Bauer through traffic camera surveillance. Chloe O'Brian reminds him that Dana claimed to have evidence against the Russian government, and submits that it might have been stored at the bank, but Pillar replies that Dana's only motive in taking Jack there was to use the explosive device that helped her escape. He assures the room that Jack Bauer couldn't accept that Dana Walsh was working solely with the IRK opposition and, in response to Renee Walker's death, formulated a "fantasy" about a Russian conspiracy. Essentially, "he's lost it," and it is CTU's duty to apprehend him before he can further endanger the community.
Chloe approaches Arlo Glass to express her unease with the change in command and Pillar's refusal to listen to reason, wondering whether perhaps Jack was right and there is a cover-up going on. Arlo reminds her that there is no hard evidence to that effect. Until he sees otherwise, he has orders and intends to follow them.
Jack arrives at Ricker's apartment. Jim comments that the police scanners are abuzz about Jack's latest activities. Apparently, Jack just shot and killed a woman at a construction site in the East Side. When he refuses to run the ID Jack requested without some idea of what's going on, Jack curtly fills him in on the details of his current situation. Ricker is still unconvinced, so Jack breaks down and admits that someone he cared about was murdered by the Russian government, and he needs to make them pay. Ricker admits that he actually did run the ID, and brings up the man's profile: Pavel Tokarev, a Russian intelligence agent currently in the United States on a diplomatic visa. Looking over Tokarev's information, Jack has an idea and asks Ricker to get him a secure line.
At the office of the New York Courier, Gary Klausner greets Meredith Reed, surprised that she is still working on the piece about President Hassan. He reminds her that Abby can handle the remaining fact checking, but she assures him that she has an obligation to make sure it's right. Sympathetically, Klausner remarks that he understands how much Hassan meant to her, and assures her that the article does him justice. An assistant informs Reed that she has a call waiting, so she thanks Klausner and goes to answer it.
Jack Bauer identifies himself to Ms. Reed, and asks her not to react or notify anyone. He informs her that he has evidence implicating elements in the Russian government in the assassination of President Omar Hassan, and offers to meet with her at Turner's Department Store in twenty minutes to give it to her. Jack himself is on the run from the authorities and needs her help to let the world know what really happened. When she expresses doubt, he reminds her that he helped clear her name yesterday evening when she was a suspect, and asks her to return the favor. Reed admits that she wants to know more than anyone who was responsible for Hassan's murder, and agrees to the meeting.
CTU Security brings Cole Ortiz into CTU and takes him to the interrogation room, where Jason Pillar is waiting. Pillar introduces himself as the President's appointee to apprehend Jack Bauer, leading Cole to bluntly identify him as a member of the cover-up. Undeterred, Pillar reviews Cole's exemplary service record as a Marine, remarking that he himself served two tours in Baqubah. Both of them are soldiers, he says. When the President deems a course of action to be in the country's good, it's not his place or Cole's to question it. Cole refuses to tell him where Jack is now, only saying that he is "probably somewhere with the evidence you people say doesn't exist." Eden Linley contacts Pillar over his headset to inform him of a possible lead on Bauer's location. After giving Ortiz one last chance to come clean, he leaves the room, warning that nobody will be able to do anything for him now.
Linley reports that NSA's ECHELON network picked up a secure call with several flagged keywords: "Hassan," "Russian government," and "Jack Bauer." One end of the call is unidentified, but the other is a phone registered to Meredith Reed, the reporter implicated in the first attempt on Hassan's life last night. She notes that Reed reported on Hassan's presidency and was rumored to be his mistress, making her an ideal candidate to expose Dana's evidence. Pillar approaches Arlo Glass, who is currently assigned to access the call's voice matrix, and tells him to transfer that task to Eden's station immediately. Despite Chloe's accusatory glare, he complies.
12:13:43... 12:13:44... 12:13:45...
On a conference call with Jason Pillar, Charles Logan and Mikhail Novakovich listen to the recording of the call between Jack Bauer and Meredith Reed. Logan congratulates Pillar on intercepting the call, as it will provide them an opportunity to eliminate the problem once and for all. Novakovich agrees to dispatch his special ops team to take out Bauer, and asks Pillar to ensure that local law enforcement do not impede Tokarev's efforts. After the call ends, Logan asks Novakovich for Tokarev's private number, wanting to stay on top of the situation personally.
Noticing Chloe watching from a nearby office, Pillar asks Eden Linley to make the office less public. She touches a control, causing the windows to frost and obscuring them from view. Arlo Glass joins Chloe in the office, where she fills him in on the call that NSA intercepted from Meredith Reed's phone. She explains how Pillar's actions point to his involvement in the cover-up: immediately after transferring the call away from Arlo, he transferred it to a segregated server and made three calls to an unidentified number outside CTU. If it had nothing to do with Jack, then there would no reason for all the secrecy. If it did, he should have dispatched CTU's teams or the police. Convinced, Arlo agrees to help her get into Cole Ortiz's cell by setting up a video loop on the surveillance camera. He sets up an alternate network to avoid detection, warning that the loop will only hold for 90 seconds before she becomes visible.
Chloe heads to Cole's holding cell and gets rid of the guard by lying that he needs to collect the night shift time cards for McDermott. While Arlo sets up a loop of Cole sitting on the bench, Chloe enters and asks Cole where Jack has gone.
He refuses to help, saying that Jack doesn't care about bringing the Russians to justice, but rather executing everyone who had a hand in Renee's death, beginning with Dana. "There are no good guys here," he claims, and if Jack and Pillar end up killing each other it may be for the best. Upset, Chloe prepares to leave. Cole, moved by her desire to help her friend, finally relents and reveals that Jack showed up at the laundry with advanced weapons and comm equipment. Her best option to find Jack may be to track down whoever is supplying him now that he can no longer turn to the authorities. Chloe thanks him, then calls Arlo, ordering him to access Jack's records for all his known associates in the Tri-State area.
Charles Logan watches a news report on Russian President Yuri Suvarov's scheduled arrival at JFK International Airport later today. Eventually, he mutes the television and dials the number for Pavel Tokarev, who is moving into position at an alcove overlooking Turner's Department Store. Tokarev confirms that he and his team are ready, then asks what he should do with the journalist that Bauer plans to meet. Logan replies that she is aiding and abetting a terrorist and threatening both their countries, and tells him to act appropriately.
12:26:14... 12:26:15... 12:26:16...
In the council chamber, President Taylor reviews Ethan Kanin's notes and tells Dalia Hassan that they still need to resolve the issue of site access for the IAEA inspection teams. Mrs. Hassan and Jamot remind her that the problem was resolved, with both parties agreeing to exempt primary schools from nuclear inspections. After a moment, Taylor remembers and apologizes, explaining that it has been a very long day. Susan enters to bring her a note, and the President excuses herself to speak to someone outside.
Taylor walks to the conference room, where Charles Logan updates her on the situation: Jack Bauer has acquired the evidence, but through a lucky break, CTU has acquired his exact location and will intercept him shortly. She tells him to notify her the second the situation is resolved, and turns to leave. Logan stops her, reminding her of their agreement that he would receive full public recognition for his role on this historic day, and suggesting that she issue a statement to that effect, explaining, "I believed I have earned it." Taylor agrees to have her press secretary make the announcement in time for the one o'clock news.
At Turner's Department Store, Meredith Reed heads toward the third-floor coffee stand where she and Jack arranged to meet. A covert Russian agent confirms visual contact to Pavel Tokarev, who retrains his sights on Reed, while updating Jason Pillar at CTU that she is in range. On the upper floors, a second and third operative confirm her presence, and all three begin searching for Jack among the crowds.
Jack heads toward the meeting point, using a civilian as a shield from surveillance, but accidentally strays into its line of sight, allowing Eden Linley to pick him out. Pillar relays his position and description to the other agents. Pavel obtains a clear line of sight on him, but is stopped by a sudden gun at his head. Jim Ricker closes his rifle scope and tells Jack the coast is clear. Jack grabs Meredith Reed and walks her toward the clothing section, while Pillar angrily orders Pavel to fire and then tells the agents to move on the targets. While Reed hides under a rack of shirts, Jack engages and quickly eliminates all four Russian operatives pursuing him. In the ensuing chaos, he and Ms. Reed dash for the exit, while Pillar realizes that Jack set them up.
In a maintenance hallway, Jack and Reed catch up with Ricker, who is holding Tokarev at gunpoint. The four make their way toward the exit.
12:36:25... 12:36:26... 12:36:27...
While looking over a selection of neckties, Charles Logan receives a call from Jason Pillar with some bad news: Jack Bauer managed to kill Pavel's entire team and escaped the department store with Meredith Reed and Pavel himself in custody. Pillar reports that Jack played them from the start. Jack knew CTU would use ECHELON to track him and seeded the flagged keywords in a gambit to draw Tokarev out. Gravely, he warns that Pavel knows everything about their operation, from Dana Walsh to the assassination of President Hassan, and could expose the entire conspiracy if Jack manages to break him. Logan, however, refuses Pillar's advice to distance himself from the situation. The President's Press Secretary is scheduled to announce his involvement in the peace treaty within the next half hour, and both of them have worked too hard for too long toward this moment. Reminding Pillar of his intelligence and tenacity, he orders him to use CTU's resources to locate Bauer before they are exposed. Finally, Pillar agrees, promising to head to the scene immediately to oversee the search.
Pillar fills in Eden Linley on their conversation, clearly frustrated that the President has insisted on moving forward despite the seriousness of their predicament. He tells her to order a two-block NYPD perimeter around the store, so that he and CTU SWAT can clean up the crime scene and eliminate evidence of the Russians' presence.
Arlo Glass joins Chloe O'Brian in the conference room, where Chloe reports that she has not made progress on her search of Jack's associates. Arlo fills her on the shooting at the Midtown department store, and brings up security camera footage of the incident, which shows Jack taking out the Russian agents. He agrees to run the surveillance through facial recognition and match it against the search in progress, hopefully allowing them to identify who has been assisting Jack in the last few hours. Chloe thanks Arlo for his help, then prepares to transfer half the personnel files to his system.
Jack Bauer and Meredith Reed emerge from a maintenance exit at the department store onto a busy street, followed by Jim Ricker and Pavel Tokarev. The four quickly proceed across the way and into an abandoned construction site. Jack shows Reed to a seat, then opens Tokarev's case to reveal his rifle. Jack inspects it with an expression of grief and rage, realizing that is the weapon that was used to kill Renee. He orders Tokarev to take off his coat and empty his pockets, while Ricker holds him at gunpoint. Still shaken, Meredith realizes that Jack used her to draw out their attackers, and angrily tells him that he could have gotten her killed. Jack apologizes for placing her in danger, but promises the evidence is real, and gives her the memory card with Dana's recording. While they are talking, Pavel drops his cell phone, picking it up at Ricker's insistence. After all his possessions are on the table, Jack tells Ricker to take her into the next room so that he can be alone with their captive. Realizing Jack's intentions, Reed begs him to reconsider, insisting that the evidence will be enough and he cannot torture Tokarev, but Ricker hauls her away.
Jack ties Tokarev to a pillar by his hands, then picks up the rifle, identifying it as a Springfield M1A chambered for .308 caliber rounds. Four hours ago, he says, a friend of his named Renee Walker was murdered by a rifle exactly like it. Pavel tells him to go to hell, but Jack tears open the other man's shirt, revealing Red Square tattoos and, patting him on the cheek, replies: "You first."
12:47:48... 12:47:49... 12:47:50...
|“||To be honest with you, Renee Walker was more than just my friend. But you already know that, don't you? Because you saw us in the bedroom of my apartment. Now, you're either not very good at what you do, or you wanted her to suffer. Because with that rifle from that range, it was an easy kill shot. But instead, you shot her...right there. Two inches below her heart, so she would bleed out slowly. I watched her gasping for air as the blood slowly filled her lungs. She died in agony, which is exactly what I'm gonna make you do...unless you tell me what I want to know.||”|
At this, Jack digs the pliers into Tokarev's midsection and rips out a chunk of his flesh, causing him to scream in pain. He grabs him by the throat and yells at him to start talking. Defiantly, Pavel admits the truth: "I killed your bitch, I did it!" Going into a blind rage, Jack headbutts the Russian, proceeding to savagely beat him in the face and stomach. Listening in the next room, Reed pleads with Ricker that the video file is sufficient proof and that he needs to put a stop to this brutality, but Ricker says she is not going anywhere: Jack still needs answers, and this is how he's going to get them. Finally, Jack relents, and staggers backward into a chair, while Tokarev doubles over, his face bloody and ruined.
Jason Pillar arrives at the third floor of Turner's Department Store with a CTU field unit, announcing to the police and the watching civilians that the area is now a CTU crime scene. A police officer shows him the few items found on the dead Russian agents, none of whom were carrying identification. Bringing up a traffic camera still of Jack Bauer on his cell phone, Pillar orders the CTU team to spread out and search the store for the suspect, who is believed to be traveling with a hostage. He warns that Bauer is armed and extremely dangerous, and advises the agents to shoot on sight, lest they end up like the four dead bodies in front of them.
Across the street, Jack awakens Tokarev with smelling salts and says that they are going to start again. He demands to know the name of the "Russian pig" who ordered him to kill Renee, slicing him with a knife to emphasize each word. Tokarev merely spits in his face, so Jack turns and exchanges his knife for a bottle of lighter fluid. He promises that Pavel, despite his resilience, doesn't know anything about pain yet, then begins squirting Pavel's open stomach wound. Tokarev screams, but still refuses to break. Frustrated, Jack again switches instruments, this time to a blowtorch. He tells Pavel that he and his people were "so stupid" to kill Renee: neither she nor Jack were a threat to them. Both of them had gotten out of the investigation, and all the Russians had to was leave them alone. Genuinely confused, Jack asks why they couldn't simply leave them alone, then burns Tokarev's chest and stomach with the torch. Despite his efforts, Pavel insists that he carried out the hit on his own, and was not working for anybody.
Furious, Jack walks back to the tool bench, realizing that torture isn't going to work. He checks Pavel's cell phone on the table nearby, and realizes that the phone's SIM card has been removed. Jack remembers Pavel dropping it while Ricker was emptying his pockets, and briefly searches for it on the ground, but then deduces that Pavel swallowed it. Determined, Jack retrieves his knife and brandishes it in front of Tokarev, saying, "This is for my friend," before plunging it into his stomach.
Split screen: Jack eviscerates Pavel, digging through his innards in search of the SIM card. At the United Nations, Dalia Hassan confers with Jamot on a section of the peace agreement, while President Taylor reads her copy of the document across the table and checks her watch. Jim Ricker and Meredith Reed wait for Jack to reappear. Jason Pillar directs police and CTU agents to search the service hallways and ensure that they are locked down. Charles Logan looks out his office window. Chloe O'Brian and Arlo Glass continue to work on the personnel search.
Finally, Jack locates the small, bloody memory card and inspects it for damage, before cleaning it and reinstalling it in Tokarev's phone. He accesses the call list and dials the last number reached. There is no answer, but an automated message states: "You've reached the mobile number of President Charles Logan. We can't take your call right now, but if you leave your name and number, we'll get back to you as soon as we can."
Chloe still tries to help Jack while Jack makes the refusal to obey president Taylor's orders a matter of conscience.
Chloe says that they're running out of time and wants to know where the second port is which she asked for.
Arlo worriedly looks at the door.
Chloe asks him again and he responds that the second port will be ready soon. Chloe then asks why it isn't already open. She realizes that something is wrong with Arlo therefore she asks him what the matter is. Arlo responds that they refuse the President's order and therefore could be accused of treason. Chloe responds that she knows what they are doing. When Arlo asks her if this leaves her cold she denies it. However, she says that this is the only way. There is a conspiracy and therefore she does everything possible to help Jack lifting the lid on it. Arlo then asks if it is worth messing with the White House. Chloe responds that she did that once before and survived it.
Again Arlo looks at the door.
Finally, Arlo helps her. He says that Pillar allowed them to hoard capacities and therefore doesn't know what they use them for. Then he opens the port.
12:59:57... 12:59:58... 12:59:59... 01:00:00
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
- Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
- Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh
- John Boyd as Arlo Glass
- with Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz
- and Cherry Jones as President Allison Taylor
Special guest star
- Michael Madsen as Jim Ricker
- Reed Diamond as Jason Pillar
- Graham McTavish as Mikhail Novakovich
- Jennifer Westfeldt as Meredith Reed
- Necar Zadegan as Dalia Hassan
- Navid Negahban as Jamot
- Joel Bissonnette as Pavel Tokarev
- Thomas Ryan as Gary Klausner
- Julie Claire as Eden Linley
- Joe Sabatino as Captain Walleki
- Sarah Hollis as Presidential Aide Susan
- Mark Allan Stewart as Soldier #1
- Jonathan Kowalsky as Solder #2
- Inna Korobkina as Soldier #3
- Brian Hyman as NYPD Officer Mund
- Eddie Goines as NYPD Officer #1
- Mickey Maxwell as Fredericks (as "CTU Guard")
- Patrick McDonald as Editorial assistant
- Larry Cherenfant as Combs
- Jason Gutierrez as Jason
- Steve Lanza as Lanza
- Heather Nauert Norby as Heather Nauert
- Erik Stabenau as Soldier #4
Background information and notes
- Katee Sackhoff makes her final appearance as Dana Walsh, although only as a corpse and on a pre-recorded video. She appeared in a total of 20 episodes.
- Possible continuity error: Dana's eyes were left open at the end of the previous episode, but are closed at the beginning of this episode. Possibly, someone might have closed them for her, or she expired in between episodes.
- This episode marks the fourth time Jack Bauer has killed a female character—an unnamed Russian—on-screen. The other four were Nina Myers, Nicole, Dana Walsh and Margot Al-Harazi. It is the first and only time that Jack has killed two women in consecutive episodes and in the same day.
- This episode marks the sixth time Jack has killed a defenseless enemy to avenge deaths of people close to him, starting with Victor Drazen and his family for killing Kim Bauer (a lie Nina Myers told Jack); Nina for killing Teri Bauer; then Conrad Haas for assassinating David Palmer; Christopher Henderson for ordering the assassinations of Tony Almeida, David Palmer, and Michelle Dessler; and Dana Walsh for complicity in Renee's death.
- Jennifer Westfeldt returns as Meredith Reed, in the character's first appearance since "Day 8: 7:00pm-8:00pm."
- This episode marks the second time that someone has tinted the windows of one of the offices at CTU. The first time it was Jack Bauer in Day 3: 1:00pm-2:00pm.
- Jack asks Jim Ricker for a secure phone line to Meredith Reed, but the reason for this is unclear since it is later revealed that Jack wanted the phone conversation to be intercepted. However, it is possible Jack asked for the secure line so the call could only be intercepted on Reed's end, not Ricker's. Had the line been unsecured, the call could have been traced back to Ricker's safe house, blowing the operation.
- Continuity error: When Chloe and Arlo discuss Jack's phone call to Meredith Reed, Chloe states that the call was made to Meredith's cellphone, but Meredith clearly used a landline phone on her side of the conversation. However, it is possible that Chloe misunderstood Eden Linley's description of a "cellphone intercept report" and assumed that Meredith was using a cellphone (in fact, Jack was using one and Meredith wasn't).
- The music at the end of this episode, while Jack was killing Pavel, was similar to the one played during the aftermath of the nuclear detonation in Valencia in Day 6: 10:00am-11:00am.
- Numbers in Pavel's phone:
- Charles Logan: 917-555-4359
- Continuity error: It says that Pavel spoke to Logan at 00:44, which would be 12:44am. It should be 12:44, as the call took place in the middle of the day. Also, it lists the day as February 28, however Operation Hero lists the date as May 28.
- unknown: 317-555-0029
- unknown: 212-555-4211
- unknown: 218-555-5422
- Charles Logan: 917-555-4359
- Continuity error: Eden says that Jack's call was intercepted on the keywords Hassan, Russian government, Jack Bauer, but Arlo Glass states that they were Hassan, Nuclear, Jack Bauer.
- 12:00pm-1:00pm (disambiguation)