Meg: I don’t know, Chloe, I’m just telling you what it says here. Should I run it?
Chloe: No, we have to do it up here.
Meg: Then why did you send it down here in the first place?
Chloe: That was Edgar’s executive decision.
Meg: Shall I give it to you?
Chloe: No, I’m the primary tactical in the trade for Jack. Give it to Edgar.
Meg: He said he’s too busy.
Chloe: Just run it through county and get it to him.
[Meg burns the information onto a disk. Chloe calls Edgar.]
Chloe: Meg found something in the hourly. She’s gonna get it to you. I need you to look at it. I’m preparing for this briefing.
Edgar: Can’t Meg do it?
Chloe: No, it’s the job of the lead tactical. Isn’t that what you think you are?
Edgar: I don’t need your sarcasm, OK? I’ll take care of it.
Audrey: Hey. Is this briefing about the trade for Jack?
Tony: Yeah. Marwan called us again.
Audrey: Has a decision been made whether to go through with it or not?
Tony: No, that’s gonna be decided in this meeting.
Audrey: By whom?
Tony: Division. Look, the assessor went down to run point.
Audrey: Is Division thinking about not going through with this exchange?
Tony: Honestly, it could go either way, but I don’t need to tell you that Jack would want us to do what’s best for the operation and this country, not what’s best for him.
Audrey: I know.
Tony: I’ll let you know what’s going on as soon as I can.
Audrey: All right. Thanks, Tony.
Michelle: Were you able to get anything out of Behrooz?
Tony: I don’t think he knows anything, but Curtis is still trying.
Michelle: OK. Bill, are you up to speed?
Buchanan: Yeah. I got briefed on the way here.
Michelle: All right, everyone. Listen up. This is Bill Buchanan from Division. He’ll be overseeing the operation. All department heads, run everything through him. Bill.
Buchanan: in less than half an hour, Habib Marwan wants to make an exchange at the union conduit dam - Behrooz Araz for Jack Bauer. Now, before we decide whether or not to go forward, I need to know a few things. Why does Marwan want the boy? What’s his value?
Michelle: We were unable to find any evidence that Behrooz had any critical information.
Buchanan: Did you push him?
Tony: Yeah. I don’t think the kid knows anything.
Buchanan: Who’s running backgrounds?
Chloe: Me. There’s nothing that specifically ties these two people together. The parents - yes, Behrooz - no.
Buchanan: Could Behrooz have had something implanted in his body? Something neither he nor his parents knew about?
Tony: No. We had him scanned when he was brought in.
Buchanan: Did you get an MRI?
Buchanan: I don’t like giving something up unless I know its value. Let’s talk about what happens if we don’t agree to the exchange.
Chloe: We don’t get Jack Bauer back, for one thing.
Buchanan: That can’t be the decidal factor here.
Michelle: Well, most importantly, if we don’t go through with this exchange we may lose an opportunity to trap Marwan.
Buchanan: Marwan has to know that’s what we’re thinking. The chances of him actually being present at the exchange are small.
Michelle: I agree, but we could put a tracer on Behrooz. He might lead us to Marwan.
Buchanan: We tried to trace Dina Araz and Jack an hour ago. They grabbed Jack and killed Dina.
Edgar: We’ll take a different approach. Use tracers, two of them. One for Marwan to find, the other subcutaneous.
Buchanan: There’s no guarantee he won’t find that one too.
Michelle: No, sir, there are no guarantees, period. But the fact is we have no viable leads on Marwan. We have to run with every chance we get.
Buchanan: Have tactical finish up the profiles in five minutes. Let’s get field teams on their way to the dam now.
Tony: How do you wanna approach the site?
Buchanan: We’ll figure that out when Marwan calls back with the details of the exchange. Go.
[Marwan calls Anderson.]
Marwan: What’s your status?
Anderson: I should be airborne in 30 minutes.
Marwan: Very well.
[Marwan hangs up.]
Marwan: Get Bauer.
[Jack, meanwhile, has twisted the wires in the telephone panel box to cause sparks. Marwan’s thugs enter the room. While still handcuffed to the pipes, Jack knocks both of them down with his feet. This effectively distracts them from the box. The men subdue Jack and lead him out.]
[Meg brings Edgar a disk with verification on the Air Force pilot family’s missing person report.]
Edgar (over the phone): No, we have to have the satellite repositioned before the exchange takes place.
Meg: Edgar. Chloe wants you to take a look at this when you have the time.
Edgar (over the phone): Hang on, I’m gonna write that down. (To Meg) Just put it right there. Thank you. (Over the phone) Yeah, OK. Got it.
[Edgar hangs up. He is too busy to look at the hourlies.]