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Jack Bauer captures Steve Navarro, who reveals the override's location and his role in framing Kate Morgan's husband. Adrian Cross reveals his true intentions to Chloe, but their group is thwarted by the reappearance of an old enemy.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Previously on 24[edit | edit source]

  • Ron Clark drafts Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau an unsigned rendition order which will allow Jack Bauer to be handed over to the Russians, but needs the President’s direct approval. Mark forges President James Heller's name on the document. Anatol Stolnavich suspects that Mark won’t hand over Jack because of President Heller.
  • Jack tells Chloe O'Brian that the override device has been recovered and needs her to analyze it. Chloe answers that she can’t now that Margot Al-Harazi is dead and the threat has passed. Chloe meets with Adrian Cross, who thanks her for another chance.
  • Agent Kate Morgan learns that her husband has been passing classified material to the Chinese.
  • Adrian Cross orders Steve Navarro to send Jordan Reed out in the field and Jordan is killed by an assassin, who also dies in the struggle.
  • Kate informs CIA Head of Station Steve Navarro that Jordan’s body has been discovered along with another man. Navarro calls Cross and tells him that he needs safe passage out of the country now that the CIA is on to him. Cross agrees in exchange for the override device. 
  • The CIA informs Jack Bauer of the assassin’s identity and learns that he was associated with Navarro. As Jack learns this, Navarro vanishes with the override. Navarro escapes the CIA with Jack in pursuit.
The following takes place
between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

8:02:21[edit | edit source]

Jack calls Kate and tells her the assassin was sent by Navarro. Kate's confused by this, but Jack says Navarro stole the override device and escaped, and explains that the device is more dangerous than they thought, and can infiltrate other countries' weapon systems. He asks for a tactical unit to help catch Steve, and hangs up.

Navarro, safe for the moment, calls his contact, Adrian Cross, who asks if Navarro has the device; he says yes. Adrian tells him where to meet, and that the car will be waiting for him. Navarro asks how he can trust Adrian; he answers that he'll have to take that chance. Navarro finishes by saying he needs five minutes.

Adrian hangs up, turns around, and is surprised to find Chloe standing there. She asks an explanation; he says he's taking the device back, and he designed it; Yates only used it for his own gain, not realizing its true potential. Chloe is surprised at this, saying it was only used for murder so far. Adrian takes her aside and tells her they intend to use it to save lives—millions of them. He plans on exposing the nations' weakness in their firewalls, rendering technological warfare obsolete. Chloe thinks a bit and says the device is locked up, but Adrian says Steve already broke it out. He explains that he and Navarro are business partners and he sold classified info to the Chinese, and that he tricked them. He adds that what he's doing for the world, she would have wanted for her family. He embraces her and asks if she's with her; she reluctantly says yes.

Gavin Leonard calls Jack and explains that Navarro has their access to the closed circuit cameras blocked. Jack tells Leonard to track him on satellite and hurry with the tac team.


Navarro sneaks up on an armed guard and takes his assault rifle. He fires at Jack, who ducks, and then Steve starts running again, Jack chasing and firing at him. Navarro talks to Adrian on the phone and says he's getting close. Adrian tells him where to look, and Steve find the passport and documents there. He drops the device through a slot and asks for his car, but Adrian's already hung up. Navarro yells at the dead line, just as Jack catches up with him. Jack demands Navarro's surrender and the device, gets no answer on the latter, arrests him, and takes off towards the station. He sees Cross and Chloe and follows them. The pair enter the train and Jack shoves people aside in pursuit. He chases after the train as it leaves, calling out to Chloe, and then gives up and calls someone to have the train followed.

8:10:35... 8:10:36... 8:10:37...

8:15:10[edit | edit source]

An agent tells Jack that two people were seen escaping in a blind spot of the train. Jack thanks him, then takes a call from Morgan and Ritter. Jack informs her that they have Navarro but not before he handed the device off to Adrian Cross. Erik Ritter says he'll get an all-agency search started for him; Jack says he doesn't think that will work. He adds that Chloe was with him. Kate expresses her confusion, and Ritter suggests Chloe might have been playing them. Jack disagrees, and says he's taking Navarro in.

Morgan and Ritter enter the CIA London station. Ritter says he's taking over as senior agent for the time being. Kate asks Gavin Leonard if Jordan was doing anything that might have led to his death.

President James Heller enters his room and pours himself a drink. Audrey follows him in and scolds him for mixing with his medication, then tells him Air Force One is ready for takeoff. Heller remarks that he came to personally oversee the drone program and is leaving with nothing to show for it but loss of British and American lives. Audrey tells him not to blame himself, especially since he intended to sacrifice himself to stop Al-Harazi. Heller says that the historians can make that decision. He then says they need to alert Secret Service to send him home and replace him with the Vice President.

Audrey starts to object, and her husband Mark Boudreau interrupts, informing him of a phone call from Agent Ritter. Ritter informs him of the theft of the override device by Navarro, Adrian Cross's people intend to use it, and Navarro is in custody. He informs Heller of the danger of the device and adds that Bauer is on his way to the station. Heller tells him to give Bauer whatever he needs and keep sending in updates. Heller ends the call and tells Mark to get a full report from DoD, and to hold Air Force One for now, since he's staying for now.

Gavin tells Kate he's found something: files Jordan was trying to recover which were supposedly leaked to China by Adam Morgan, Kate's husband, but were really sold by Navarro. Kate is furious that Navarro would frame her husband, and just then, Navarro himself walks in. Ritter restrains her before she can do anything to her boss, and sends her to her office. Jack comes up to Ritter and asks about that; he answers about how Navarro framed Kate's husband. Ritter says he plans on taking Navarro for some enhanced interrogation, but Jack says that won't work, since Navarro was in covert ops. Jack asks to talk to Navarro instead, saying that Navarro is more likely to be scared of him. Ritter allows it, adding that Jack better not cross the line, but Jack leaves, saying it wasn't a request.

Jack enters Kate's office. Sobbing, she expresses her fury with Navarro, whom she trusted, and how now it's too late for her husband. Jack apologizes, and says he's heading to interrogate Navarro, and she's free to stay in or quit because of personal reasons.

Navarro is already set up, and Jack comes in. Ritter tells him not to break the ground rules, and Jack just says, "Right." Kate requests to observe.

Jack enters the inner room and tells the guard to remove the restraints and leave. Jack starts by telling Navarro the news is already out about his involvement in Jordan's murder, and the government secrets he sold to the Chinese. Combined with the theft of the override device, Navarro faces execution—unless he cooperates, Jack says. Navarro answers that he never knew Cross, who was always anonymous to him, but he can still be found—in exchange for immunity, he adds. Jack scoffs at this, while Kate, just outside, hopes aloud that no one would even consider it. Navarro adds that it's too dangerous to negotiate. Jack asks again "nicely", but Navarro doesn't think Jack can do anything, especially if it jeopardizes Agent Ritter's career. After a pause, Jack finally answers that immunity is not an option, and starts smashing Navarro's hand and repeating his question, while the latter screams in pain. Other agents remove Jack from the room.

Ritter calls for medical attention while Kate tries to enter and take it out on Navarro. Ritter informs Kate that with time and options running out, immunity is their only choice now. Jack looks on in anger.

8:26:24... 8:26:25... 8:26:26...

8:30:59[edit | edit source]

Chief of Staff Mark Boudreau tells Ron Clark to draft an immunity agreement for Steve Navarro, and to involve the Attorney General. Mark is suddenly distracted by Audrey's presence and almost doesn't answer Ron's next question. Audrey leads him into the study and apologizes for getting upset with assisting her father the President with his ultimate sacrifice. Mark asks Audrey to get to the point. Audrey is confused, but Mark says what this is really about is Jack Bauer, and how she hasn't resolved her feelings for him. Audrey promises that she's committed to their marriage, but Mark doesn't think that's good enough. Audrey gets upset and leaves the room.

Mark decides to call Anatol Stolnavich and tell him that, no, he doesn't have Bauer available, but he can say how to find him. After telling him, he also asks this remain between them. Anatol answers that that won't be a problem if they're successful in getting Bauer.

Chell gets a call from Adrian Cross and asks if he has the device. He says yes, and asks when they'll be ready. She says fifteen-to-twenty minutes, and asks if he's told Chloe everything. He says yes and hangs up.

Chloe, seeing her opportunity as Adrian drops the bag containing the device onto the seat, drapes her coat over it, and then takes it up again, concealing the bag this time, and excuses herself to the restroom. Suddenly she runs in front of a truck, trying to get the driver's attention. Adrian, realizes what's going on, promptly shoots out the window of the trucker, and he drives off. Adrian steals back the device and yells at Chloe. She answers that he can't be serious about his plan of giving everyone weapons. He demands that she get in the car. Looking at the gun in his hand, she asks if she has a choice; he says she knows that already.

At the medical wing of CIA London station, Steve Navarro asks for pain medication; the doctor says he's not allowed. Kate Morgan enters the room and forces the doctors at gunpoint to turn around. Navarro tries to talk to her, but she slaps him and says her husband is dead because of him. He tells her he's more valuable alive than dead, but Kate shrieks that she doesn't care and grabs him by the neck. Jack suddenly bursts through the door and tells Kate to stand down. She refuses, saying Navarro doesn't even know anything useful. As she threatens him, Navarro says there's a tracker on the device. Kate screams that he's lying and threatens to kill him, and points the gun at his forehead. Navarro panics and spits out the code for the tracker. Jack and Kate calm down and put their weapons down, and Kate asks Jack he got that; Jack talks to Gavin on the phone and he answers that the trace is already running. Jack says their plan worked. Steve is just stunned at how he got tricked like that, realizing Kate was never going to kill him; but then she tells him she plans on watching when he gets executed for murder and treason.

8:37:52... 8:37:53... 8:37:54...

Acting Head of Station Ritter addresses the staff

8:42:27[edit | edit source]

Erik Ritter asks Jack what's going on, and he says they got the location of the override device from Navarro, and need to move quickly. He leaves, and Kate Morgan follows. Ritter addresses her, but she ignores him.

The President discusses the dangers of the override device with his Cabinet. Mark Boudreau enters with the immunity agreement for Navarro, but Heller says it's no longer necessary: they broke him, and now Jack's team is tracking the device. Mark is bothered by the fact that Heller still needs Bauer.

Jack asks Gavin for an update, and he answers that he has a problem, but he can work around it. Jack instructs his team to split up so they're not detected. Jack asks Kate if she's okay, and she starts talking about her husband, and how her loss of faith in him must have led to his suicide. She asks how she can forgive herself, and Jack says you just do, and tells her about how he dealt with the loss of Renee Walker. He says that acceptance did more for him than revenge ever could.

Adrian Cross and Chloe pull up to their destination, an abandoned college lab. He says they'll be happy to see her. He opens the door and is met with a dreadful sight: All of Open Cell is butchered, with Stosh alone clinging to life. Chloe tries talking to Stosh, while Adrian, through his grief, tell her they need to leave. But too late: Cheng Zhi and his men burst through the door and he takes Adrian hostage. They take the device from him and he asks why. Cheng says Adrian was responsible for it, because of the deception. Adrian, distressed, tells Cheng his government would have gotten a fair deal, but Chloe says he's not with the government. He greets Chloe with surprise, and gives instructions to his men in Chinese. Adrian asks how Chloe knows Cheng, and she recounts the relevant events of his life, and how he should be in prison.

Cheng approaches Adrian and tells him the device was altered, and to restore it. Adrian says he can't, so Cheng turns to Chloe. She refuses, but then he shoots Adrian in the leg, threatening his life next, so she gives in.

8:48:47... 8:48:48... 8:48:49...

8:53:23[edit | edit source]

Mark Boudreau leaves his third message to Anatol Stolnavich telling him to lay off Jack Bauer for now.

Cheng sends a false fire order

Bauer, meanwhile, is in pursuit of the override device. He calls Gavin, who says they have less than three minutes to go until they reach it. Agent Erik Ritter tells Jack he's concerned about his history with Chloe; Jack says he's only concerned with recovering the device.

Chloe is helping Cheng with his problem. He asks how long it will take; she answers that she's doing the best she can, and that he already knows it's not easy. She asks what it's for but he tells her not to mind. One of Cheng's men whispers to him and he pulls her off the computer. He says he can handle it now. He also tells her he caught her trying to sabotage it.

The Officers of the U.S.S. Massachusetts verify the fire order

Chloe, now sitting down next to Adrian Cross, hears him confess to falsifying the information that made Morris and Prescott O'Brian's deaths look deliberate—that is, they really were accidents. She asks why he would keep that a secret; he says he was afraid of her leaving them, but also he cared about her knowing the truth. Chloe expresses disbelief, in light of the deaths of all of Open Cell. Adrian answers that he still doesn't regret his cause.

Cheng tells his man to "draft the order." Chloe asks what the order is, but Cheng just walks up, and, over Chloe's protests, shoots Adrian in the head. Cheng's men restrain Chloe.

The Shenyang is destroyed by American torpedoes.

Jack tells Ritter on the phone to hold his teams' positions. Ritter confirms, just as a freight truck crashes right into Jack and Kate. Jack, recognizing the danger, decides to engage the truckers as Kate joins.

Chloe notices Cheng's screen; he's giving orders to a nuclear submarine. Chloe asks what the orders are; he ignores her. Just then, the USS Massachusetts gets an incoming message to sink the Chinese carrier Shenyang; it looks authentic, so they execute it: the torpedoes are loaded, and launched towards the Shenyang.

Split screen: The torpedoes head towards their target as Chloe O'Brian looks on in horror. Mark Boudreau. Gavin at the CIA London station. President James Heller. Jack fights off the Russians. Cheng watches his screen. The Shenyang sails on, its passengers oblivious to any threat.

Cheng, his men, and Chloe watch as the torpedoes hit their target. Chloe cries in despair.

8:59:57... 8:59:58... 8:59:59... 9:00:00

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"Well, I can assure you full immunity is not on the table. But your hand is."

Jack Bauer to Steve Navarro, just before he starts injuring Steve's hand

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  • The dialogue in Mandarin between Cheng and his technician is as follows:
    • 我们有麻烦了 (Tech: We have a problem)
    • 什么麻烦? (Cheng: What problem?)
    • 我无法进入固件接口 (Tech: I can't get into the firmware interface)
  • British-Chinese actor Dan Li speaks his lines in Mandarin with a heavy accent.

Filming locations[edit | edit source]

See all: Live Another Day filming locations

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Weapons[edit | edit source]

See also: Weapons on 24/Live Another Day

Errors and inconsistencies[edit | edit source]

  • Jack Bauer is able to get cell phone reception in the London Underground, a system notorious for its lack of such.
  • The U.S. Navy sailors are wearing white undershirts underneath their uniforms. The use of white undershirts was discontinued in late 2010 and replaced with blue ones.

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