The files on Walsh's key card finger Nina as a dirty agent, but she has an alibi. Gaines has Mandy's girlfriend Bridgit shot when Bridgit tries to extort more money for the ID card. Kim and Janet escape, but Janet is hit by a car and left for dead while Kim is recaptured.
Jack is captured and tortured by men who want the chip. Kate and Yusuf run into a group of angry rednecks before they can deliver the chip to CTU. Tony and Michelle share a tender moment after her brother flips out. Palmer leans towards holding off on the attacks, while Lynne discovers that the Vice President is planning to use the 25th Amendment to remove Palmer from office.
Former President David Palmer sanctions a covert mission to raid the Chinese consulate to capture a suspect who has had recent contact with Marwan. Michelle and Tony question each other about their personal lives. After the raid on the consulate, Jack makes a decision that may destroy his relationship with Audrey.
Although Karen wishes to help Buchanan, he is still taken into CTU to maintain the cover while Chloe escapes. Meanwhile, Jack hijacks a plane in search for the recording that Henderson handed off. At the retreat, Martha grows increasingly unstable, causing further dispute between Logan and Mike. Graem continues to manipulate Logan into taking drastic measures.