|Residence(s):||London, England, UK|
|Affiliation:||Central Intelligence Agency|
|Rank:||Former station chief|
|Played by:||Benjamin Bratt|
|First episode:||"Day 9: 11:00am-12:00pm"|
|Last episode:||"Day 9: 8:00pm-9:00pm"|
Before Day 9Edit
Navarro secretly sold classified intelligence to China, and framed his friend Adam Morgan for these crimes. He preserved his cover by feigning shock and surprise when Adam was arrested, and he did nothing while Adam's innocent wife, Kate Morgan, was interrogated.
Four years after Day 8, following the discovery of actionable intelligence purportedly from agents in Prague regarding the presence of fugitive Jack Bauer in London, the CIA authorized Navarro to lead the operation to capture and detain Bauer. The highly-classified mission order was leaked and posted online by the hacker group Open Cell. (Open-Cell.org)
Navarro interrogated Jack briefly after he was captured. When he breaks out, Navarro continues to work the case and try to track him and temporarily reinstates Kate.
In 4:00pm-5:00pm, Navarro accepted a phone call revealing he had framed Adam Morgan as a traitor in an effort to cover up his own illegal activities.
Jordan Reed, a CIA intelligence analyst began digging into data files about Adam Morgan. Navarro called his co-conspirator, Open Cell founder Adrian Cross, and warned him of the intrusion. Navarro sent Reed on a bogus mission to find a boat, where Reed was shot in the shoulder by a hitman, but survived. After Reed told Navarro to send someone to pick him up because someone was trying to kill him, Navarro told the hitman where Reed was located. This plan managed to succeed, as although Reed managed to shoot the hitman to death, he died shortly after from a stab wound to the chest.
Navarro's deception was discovered when Reed's body, along with the hitman's, was found at the shop of one of Kate's sources. Navarro contacted Cross, saying he needed to get out. Cross asked for the drone override device that was recovered from the attack on the Al-Harazi hideout. Erik and Kate couldn't find a fingerprint match on the assassin, so Jack called in a favor from an old friend in the CIA. Navarro, knowing this will lead back to him, subdued the analyst sent to look at the override device and took it out of the building. Shortly after, Jack's friend called back, informing him that the hitman was a deep-cover CIA operative until recently, and one of his handlers had been Steve Navarro. Navarro evaded Jack's inevitable pursuit and contacted Cross, informing him he has it, but asking questions as to why Cross needs it. Cross simply asked him if he wanted to leave the country.
With no other choice, Navarro proceeded to the London Underground in order to make the hand-off to Cross. Navarro, however, was double-crossed by Cross, who simply took the device without providing him with any means to leave the country. Navarro was then captured by Jack Bauer and Kate Morgan. Navarro was brought back to headquarters, where Morgan learned that information discovered on Jordan Reed's computer revealed that Navarro was responsible for framing her husband for leaking classified information to the Chinese. She was infuriated, but Erik Ritter, as the acting station chief, urged restraint.
As Navarro was taken to holding for "enhanced interrogation," Jack Bauer requested that he be allowed to question Navarro first. Navarro was fully trained to resist enhanced interrogation techniques, but might be afraid of Bauer because of his violent history. Ritter reluctantly agreed to Bauer's request. Bauer attempted to intimidate Navarro, but Navarro stated that he would only cooperate and provide information to find the override device in exchange for full immunity. Bauer, after smashing Navarro's hand, was removed forcibly by Ritter and other CIA personnel. Kate Morgan was aghast at the idea that Navarro might be allowed to walk, but Ritter felt that they might have no other option. President James Heller was notified and the immunity agreement was prepared. Later, however, Kate Morgan burst into the room with a gun, threatening to kill Navarro if he didn't provide the information. Jack Bauer pleaded with her not to do it, but Morgan seemed to have nothing to lose and seemingly as she was about to pull the trigger, Navarro caved and revealed a code that would allow the CIA to track the override device. Morgan and Bauer then both stood down: the entire thing had been an act to get Navarro to reveal what he knew. Morgan, satisfied, told Navarro that he would be tried and executed for treason and murder, and that she would be there to watch.
Background information and notesEdit
- In initial press releases, the character was known as "Steve Harris."
- The alias written on Steve's passport and travel documents as provided to him by Adrian Cross was Paul Roberts.