|Written by:||Joel Surnow & Michael Loceff|
|Directed by:||James Whitmore, Jr.|
|Original airdate:||December 17, 2002|
Bob Warner and Reza Naiyeer are brought back to CTU for further interrogation. Kim Bauer and Miguel are apprehended for murder, and they tell CHP about the nuclear threat. Sherry Palmer tries to cut a deal with Ron Wieland so that he won't report the story. Nina Myers manages to obtain the location of the bomb, but will only reveal it on her terms.
Episode guide Edit
- Kate and Marie Warner argue over the interrogation of Reza Naiyeer and Bob Warner. Tony asks George how to proceed, and George orders both Reza and Bob brought back to CTU. Kate attempts to dig deeper into her father's records.
- Jack Bauer interrogates Nina about her contact in Visalia, Mamud Faheen. Nina leads Jack and CTU agents to Faheen.
- Lynne warns President Palmer about the situation with Ron Wieland. Palmer tells Sherry that many on his staff don't trust her, but he needs her to get information for him.
- Kim and Miguel are pulled over for speeding, and then are apprehended as suspects in the murder of Carla Matheson.
The following takes place between 3:00pm and 4:00pm.
Additional CHP cruisers arrive at the site of Kim's car. Officer Brown continues to question Kim and Miguel regarding the theft of Gary Matheson's vehicle. Miguel explains that Gary was beating both Carla and Megan and that they were simply trying to remove Megan from the situation, but Brown doesn't believe them, asking why they left Los Angeles instead of approaching the police. Miguel is taken away by officer Collins.
Tony, Reza, Bob, and Marie arrive at CTU. Tony asks Michelle if the interrogation rooms are ready, which she says they are, and she also provides him with a final casualty count, including Lindauer and Davidorff in critical condition. When he asks about Paula, Michelle becomes too saddened to speak. Bob asks to speak to Tony, and Tony says they will have a chance to talk later. Tony advises George of the situation, that Reza and Bob are contradicting each other, but they are definitely connected to Syed Ali somehow. Tony asks how hard he can push them, and George gives him free reign to push as hard as necessary.
NORTHWEST REGIONAL OPERATIONS COMPLEX. Roger Stanton sets up a conference call between Henderson and the Attorney General, before approaching Lynne about Sherry's provisional status. He asks her if she consents to it, and Lynne says that she'll confront Palmer if she feels it is becoming a problem. Roger responds that the mere fact that Sherry is Palmer's ex-wife makes it a problem.
After a phone conversation with Sandra Ivany, one of Wieland's coworkers, Sherry approaches Palmer and asks him about Wieland. Palmer informs Sherry that Wieland was about to go public with the rumor. They discuss the specifics, and Sherry offers to speak to Wieland herself.
The police prepare to take Kim, Miguel, and Megan back to Los Angeles. Kim protests, saying it's not safe, but does not give an explanation why. Miguel says that they should tell them about the bomb, and if they need confirmation, to contact Jack at CTU. After they are separated, Kim tells Officer Brown that her father works at CTU and to contact him for an explanation. Officer Brown says they'll contact him after she has been processed.
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA. Nina questions Faheen about who he is working with, but Faheen refuses to answer. Jack ends the interrogation and pulls Nina and Faheen away. Jack tries to drive off alone with Nina, but the FBI agents prevent him from doing so.
Paul Koplin arrives at the Warner household to help Kate find the information about Syed Ali. Kate authorizes him to hack passwords to obtain information.
Armus accompanies Sherry down into the O.C., and Stanton questions whether she has clearance, which Sherry assures him she does. Sherry enters the room where Wieland is being detained. Wieland insists that, once he is released, he's going forward with the story. Sherry offers to arrange to have Palmer give Wieland access to the O.C.—something no journalist has ever had.
A van containing three Middle Eastern men drives down Sarah Street, in a residential neighborhood. The men are conversing that they are ready to deliver the bomb when one of their tires blows out. They start replacing the tire when a man named Rick stops by to help them, and they accept his offer.
On the plane, Nina continues to ask Faheen questions, encouraging Faheen to cooperate, but Faheen continues his defiance. Nina has broken the gift card she stole from the store and hides it in her hand. Jack asks Nina about Faheen's plan, and Nina insists that she didn't know anything about the nuke, and that Faheen is their only source of information, and that he really is willing to die rather than divulge information. Jack sends her back to her seat.
The three Middle Eastern men finish replacing the tire, and Rick offers to take them to a tire store on Ventura Boulevard, but they say they will be fine. The driver notices some children playing basketball and begins to look uneasy, and seems moved when the pool repair guy kindly turns down one of the terrorists' money.
In the patrol car, Officer Brown talks on his radio with Collins, who tells him that Miguel told him about the bomb. Officer Brown thinks it's just something that the two of them made up. Kim begs Brown to call CTU and keep Megan out of the city. Brown radios in and asks to speak to Frank Reed at the FBI, but no one can reach the FBI due to heavy traffic on their phone lines, leading Brown to wonder what is going on.
Sherry tells Palmer that Wieland still is insisting on going forward with the story once he is released. Palmer tells her that will be all, but Sherry complains that she is the only one he never gave a second chance. She then admits to him that he was right to dismiss her from his campaign eighteen months ago, and file for divorce. She was "too caught up in the power," but in the months since has learned what she can and can't handle. Sherry wants to help David as a step toward a new confidence between them. David agrees, but says he can promise her nothing in return.
In the van, the driver becomes more and more uneasy at the thought of what they are about to do and pulls the van over. His associate insists that he do his job, but shoots him when he refuses. As he is about to pull the body out of the driver's seat, the driver, still barely alive, shoots him, and both men fall out of the truck, dead. The third terrorist, panicking, leaves both bodies on the ground and drives off in the van.
Paul and Kate continue to go through Bob's records and find that Reza made withdrawals of almost half a million dollars from the company accounts, and a check written to Syed Ali for "consulting services." They look into Bob's calendar and find nothing in Bob's schedule on the date of the transfer. Just as Kate is about to give up, believing her father must be innocent, they discover a file in Bob's directory that was accessed almost daily with a resource tab, indicating it's a government file. Upon opening it, an auto-delete sequence initiates - Paul stops it and discovers an array of text with a COMSAT coordinate grid embedded in it. He tells Kate the only people with government security clearances have access to that type of information.
Tony enters Bob's interrogation room and starts recording as he begins to ask Bob some questions. Bob tells him that he is not supposed to reveal this information, but he is making an exception under the circumstances. He tells Tony that he is an consultant for the CIA, using his corporation to pass information back and forth to an unknown receiver. He hands Tony his contact code and tells him to call Langley and confirm. Bob continues to deny any connection between him and Ali. Tony tells him to wait while he verifies this information.
Michelle receives a call from the sheriff's station in Newhall regarding Kim, and she informs them that Jack is not available. Tony tells George about Bob's CIA connections, and George insists this means that Reza was lying, but Tony thinks Reza is telling the truth. George says they'll have to push harder than usual. Michelle hands the phone off to George, who tells Michelle to call Jack.
On the plane, Jack answers Michelle's call and learns that Kim is being held in Newhall on criminal charges. The station connects him with her directly, and Kim, crying, tells him about what happened: she and Miguel were pulled over for speeding, and the officers found Carla's body in the trunk of Gary's car. Jack tries to calm her down, but then notices Nina and Faheen whispering to each other. Distracted, Jack asks Michelle to relay what they are saying: Nina is describing how the U.S. military is rounding up Faheen's family, and how she has the power to save them.
Nina and Faheen's speech becomes too hushed for the translator to hear clearly. Kim asks if Jack is still there, and Jack tells George to get Kim released, even if he has to supersede local authority to do so, which George assures them he will. Jack asks Nina what Faheen told her, and Nina answers, "Everything," and slashes Faheen's throat with the broken gift card. Jack restrains Nina while Phillips tries to save Faheen, but leaves to grab the phone. Nina rises but Jack demands for her to be secured, so Phillips forces her back down with his blood-soaked hands.
Nina gleefully tells Jack that she knows where the bomb is; she demands to be taken to San Diego and to have civilian transport waiting to take her to São Paulo, Brazil. Phillips' partner Agent Harris confirms that Faheen is dead. Jack asks George whether to accept Nina's demands or to take her back to CTU. George says to redirect to San Diego. Jack tells Nina that they will go to San Diego, but they'll hold her there until she tells them the location of the bomb, to which she agrees.
Michelle tells George about a name she discovered in the Faheen recordings, Marko Khatami, who is also connected to Syed Ali. George starts strangling Reza, screaming at him to tell him who Khatami is. Tony pulls George off and tells him to calm down. George starts coughing again.
Officer Brown tells Kim that she's being transferred to CTU, and they will be taking over the case. Kim insists that they can't take Megan back to Los Angeles. Brown tells Kim that they did verify that her father works at CTU, but insists that she reveal what she knows. Kim, reluctantly, tells him about the bomb, and that she didn't say anything to avoid a panic. Brown appears to believe her.
Tony asks Michelle if she was able to get anything else from the Faheen recording, which she wasn't. Tony notices some blood on Michelle's neck, which Michelle says belongs to someone else. Tony offers to give her a break so she can get cleaned up and changed, and assures her that they will survive the day.
Lynne presents Palmer with the FAA guidelines that Stanton recommended. Palmer asks about Stanton's thoughts about Sherry being there, and Lynne says that Stanton didn't appear to be happy about it. Palmer asks if Lynne approves of Sherry's presence, and Lynne starts to answer when she is interrupted by Mike bringing them out to watch a news broadcast of Wieland reporting the nuclear threat, and particularly the fact that Palmer is withholding this information from the public. Palmer asks to speak to Armus.
Kate raises skepticism about her father working for the government, indicating that if that were true, he would know if Reza had any terrorist connections, to which Paul suggests that he was keeping Reza close to keep tabs on him, but Kate says that Bob wouldn't let a known terrorist marry Marie. Paul says he knows Tony Almeida pretty well, and promises to call him to ask about it. Suddenly, both Kate and Paul are attacked and knocked unconscious.
Split screen: Kate and Paul's assailants load them into a van and drive away. Bob Warner sits in his holding cell at CTU. President Palmer watches Ron Wieland's report on the news. Kim and Miguel sit together at the sheriff station.
On the plane, Jack, still staring at Nina, begins speaking to her:
|“||Sunday before you killed my wife...Teri and I went down to the boardwalk in Venice. Just watching all the rollerbladers and musicians, laughing at the crazy people...spending time together....And Teri sees this snowcone stand. She giggles like a kid, takes off running, wants to get in line, she wants one....I remember, I was watching, I...I couldn't help myself. When I looked up at her she was talking with this old lady in line behind her and the two of them were laughing. And I remember thinking to myself, "How the hell does she do that? How does she strike up a conversation with an absolute stranger, and...and they just start laughing? Like they've been friends forever?" That's a gift. I remember thinking, "God, I wish I could do that." But I can't. That was Teri...my wife....That's what you took from this world, Nina. That's what you took from me, and my daughter. I just wanted you to know that.||”|
Nina regards Jack in silence. Suddenly, the plane is hit, one of its engines trailing smoke. Everyone on board braces for impact, while Jack struggles towards the cockpit.
Memorable quotes Edit
- Lynne Kresge: If I feel it's a problem, I'll talk to the President.
- Roger Stanton: She's his ex-wife. That's a problem by itself.
- Jack Bauer: What did he tell you?
- Nina Myers: Everything! (kills Faheen)
- Jack Bauer: Secure her!
- Nina Myers: I know where the bomb is, Jack!
Episode credits Edit
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
- Sarah Wynter as Kate Warner
- Elisha Cuthbert as Kim Bauer
- Xander Berkeley as George Mason
- Penny Johnson Jerald as Sherry Palmer
- Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
- and Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer
Guest starring Edit
- Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler
- Skye McCole Bartusiak as Megan Matheson
- Jude Ciccolella as Mike Novick
- Michelle Forbes as Lynne Kresge
- Laura Harris as Marie Warner
- Phillip Rhys as Reza Naiyeer
- John Terry as Bob Warner
- Innis Casey as Miguel
- Michael McGrady as Brown
- Michael Cudlitz as Rick Phillips
- Anthony Azizi as Mamud Rasheed Faheen
- Al Sapienza as Paul Koplin
- Fred Toma as Basheer
- Maz Jobrani as Marko Khatami
- Marc Casabani as Omar
- Michael Holden as Ron Wieland
- Brad Grunberg as Rick
- Terry Bozeman as Richard Armus
- and Sarah Clarke as Nina Myers
- Pernell Harris as Harris
- Greg Hartigan as Agent Jimmy Kelly
- Ryan Moore as Kevin
- C. C. Taylor as Kate's kidnapper
- Harris Yulin as Roger Stanton
Production staff Edit
See also Edit
- 3:00pm-4:00pm (disambiguation)