|Profession:||Consul, Los Angeles Chinese consulate|
|Death date:||Day 4: 2:35am|
|Death cause:||Accidentally shot by his staff|
|Played by:||François Chau|
|Episode:||"Day 4: 2:00am-3:00am"|
Day 4 Edit
At 2:30 AM, Koo received a call from former President David Palmer on behalf of President Charles Logan regarding Lee Jong, a Chinese national who had been directly linked to Habib Marwan, the man behind the terrorist strikes earlier that day. Jong had taken refuge in the consulate to avoid being taken into custody, and Palmer urged Koo to speak to the Chinese premier and obtain authorization to surrender Jong to CTU. Koo promised to do what he could, but warned that it would take four or five hours at least to obtain clearance from Beijing.
Realizing that arresting Jong diplomatically would take too long, Palmer authorized Jack Bauer to lead a team into the consulate and extract Jong by force. Accompanied by agents Howard Bern and Curtis Manning, Bauer successfully infiltrated the consulate and abducted Jong; however, during the firefight, Koo was inadvertently shot by a consulate guard and killed. The consul was replaced by his deputy, Su Ming, who worked with Cheng Zhi (the consul's former head of security) and Jin (a researcher) to identify Bern from the security footage.
Koo's death would have far-reaching and disastrous consequences for Jack Bauer. Blamed by both China and America for the consul's death, he was forced to fake his death at the end of Day 4 and assume a new identity to avoid imprisonment. Eighteen months later, he was abducted by Cheng Zhi and endured imprisonment and torture for almost two years.
By Day 6, Bauer had apparently been pardoned for Koo's death as part of the exchange with China that allowed him to return to the United States.