When Gael Ortega had been falsely identified as a mole, he tried to escape CTU. Soon, CTU was placed on lockdown and security was ordered to apprehend Ortega. A guard spotted Ortega from the catwalk and asked for backup. Franklin was asked by other guards to get downstairs to help, and Franklin acknowledged while rushing down the stairs. A short while later, he and another guard exited a lift and drew their weapons on Gael, cornering him.