Jack: I want Melissa Rabb to stay in the van until I need her to translate. You both can cover the perimeter. I’m going in alone.
Jack: My orders are to make this mission completely deniable. If I get caught, I have to be able to say I was acting alone.
Curtis: All right. What do you want us to do?
Jack: Just cover the perimeter. You both can reengage as soon as I leave the Consulate. But I don’t wanna nock over bases, masks on, non-lethal force, you understand?
Curtis: We’ll be here.
Jack: Tony, I’m going in. Any change on infrared?
Tony: Negative. We’ll continue monitoring in real time.
[Wearing a mask, Jack enters the Consulate building as Tony guides him to the guards’ locations.]
Jack: The alarm system’s a Cambria model 3. I’m doing relays on the door now.
Tony: Roger that.
[Jack manages to get the door open. He enters the building.]
Tony: All right, Jack, stop. We have somebody approaching from your west side. I repeat, your west side. OK. He’s moving away.
Jack: Give me the status on the other four guards.
Tony: Jack, you’re right on top of them. We have someone approaching from your north side. OK, you’re clear.
[Jack climbs up to an inside balcony and shoots a tranquilizer gun into the neck of a Chinese guard, who drops to the floor. Jack silently takes down guards who man the room where Lee is. Jack knocks out Lee and carries him.]
Jack: I got him.
Tony: Roger that. People moving towards you on both floors.
Jack: Exiting the Consulate, hostiles in pursuit. Bring up the van. I repeat, bring up the van now.
Curtis: Go, go, go, go.
[Jack runs as the guards fire at him. Koo comes out and is accidentally shot by his own guards. Curtis and the agents run to the entrance to help Jack, and a Chinese guard briefly unmasks an agent named Bern. Bern recovers and puts his mask back on.]
Curtis: Let’s go. Let’s go.
[Jack throws Lee in the van and they realize that Lee’s been shot in the back.]
Jack: He’s been hit. Pass me the medical bag. Now!
Curtis: We’re in.
Jack: Go, go!
[The van speeds away.]
Tony: Jack, give me a status.
Jack: We’re away. Lee is in custody. He’s been shot in the back. No exit wound.
Tony: How bad is it?
Jack: I can’t tell yet. The bleeding doesn’t look too severe. We’re on our way to you. We’re about fifteen minutes out.
Tony: All right. I’ll have medical ready.
[Lee yells something in Chinese.]
Melissa: He says not to touch him. He doesn’t want you to touch him.
Jack: Tell him I’m just trying to help him. I need to check his wounds.
[Melissa explains Lee what Jack just told her. Lee is still resistant.]
Jack: Hold him down. Hold him down now! I need to calm him down so that I can talk to him. We’ve got medical assistance waiting for him. This shot is only going to help him, he’s in pain.
[Melissa tries to calm Lee down.]
Jack: Does he understand?
[Jack gives Lee the shot.]
Audrey (over the phone): Mm-hm. That’s great. Thank you very much.
[Audrey hangs up.]
Audrey: Hey. The FAA has cleared us to leave at 8:00 O’clock on a medical transport plane. Doctor Basin’s agreed to accompany us.
Paul: That’s great news.
Audrey: As soon as you settle in I’ll start looking for an apartment.
Paul: I don’t know what to say. I’m gonna get through this.
Audrey: I know you will.
[Audrey’s cell phone rings.]
Man: I have your flight information.
Man: A medivac will be there to pick you up at 06:00.
Audrey: All right, so you’re gonna take care of the transportation?
Doctor Basin: If we don’t stop the bleeding, his heart will not be able to function.
Audrey: It’s OK. It’s OK.
Doctor Basin: I need a pair of cardio CT’s now.
Jack: I need to pull him on his back. Tell him we know that he helped Habib Marwan with the missing warhead, and now we need him to help us find Marwan and stop him before he can detonate it. We know he’s involved, tell him we can prove it with his E-mails.
[Melissa translates this to Lee.]
Melissa: He doesn’t deny it. He says he knows where Marwan is, and he will tell you if you agree to his terms.
Jack: What are they?
[Melissa asks Lee for his terms.]
Melissa: He says he went to the Consulate to gain protection from our government as well as Marwan. He believes Marwan wants to kill him to prevent him from talking. He wants our guarantee of protection.
Jack: Tell him if the information that he provide us leads us to the warhead in time, he will be immune from prosecution in this country and I will take him back to the Chinese Consulate or wherever he wants to go.
[Melissa translates this to Lee.]
Melissa: He says this is acceptable, but he wants a guarantee of this in writing from the President.
Melissa: He says he must have this guarantee before he will tell you.
[Jack’s cell phone rings.]
Jack: No, that’s not good enough. One minute.
[Jack takes the call.]
Jack: This is Ba…
[Jack takes the com earpiece out of his ear.]
Jack: This is Bauer.
Mike: Jack, I have President Palmer.
Jack: Put him through.
Palmer: Jack. Buchanan told me you’ve got Lee Jong in custody, and that he was wounded.
Jack: Yes, sir.
Palmer: Is he talking?
Jack: He wants to help us, but he won’t till he has a written guarantee that he won’t be prosecuted in this country. We also have to provide safe travel to a destination of his choosing. His guarantee has to be signed by the President.
Palmer: Jack, CTU believes the detonation of this warhead is imminent. Can you force him to talk immediately?
Jack: I don’t think so. I think the fastest way to make this happen – get him what he wants.
Mike: Su Ming, the Deputy Chinese Consul. They didn’t waste any time.
Palmer: I can’t blame them. They have to know we’re behind the attacks.
Mike: What should I tell him?
Palmer: I’ll take the call. We have to start fencing with them sooner or later. Might as well be now. Mr. Lee won’t talk unless he has a guarantee of immunity and safe transport. Get that from Logan, will you?
[Palmer takes the call with Su Ming.]
Palmer: Mr. Su.
Ming: Yes. Is this President Palmer?
Palmer: Yes. Has the Premier responded to the consul’s request to have Mr. Lee turned over to us?
[Palmer is shocked to hear that Koo was killed during the raid.]
Ming: He was shot when armed men broke into this building and took Mr. Lee with them by force.
Palmer: I’m shocked and deeply sad. Please convey that to your government on behalf of mine.
Ming: Mr. President, is it your position that you have no knowledge of this operation? That the timing of your call and this abduction is entirely coincidental?
Palmer: The Consulate is a solvent territory of the people’s republic of China. I can’t believe anyone connected with this country had a hand in it.
Ming: I’m sure you understand the political ramifications if you are incorrect.
Palmer: And I’m sure you understand the ramification of unproven accusations.
Ming: No accusations have been made, Mr. President, but I can assure you, there will be an investigation.
Palmer: Your government will have my complete cooperation.
Ming: Thank you, Mr. President. I’m sure you’ll be hearing from us again very soon.
[Ming hangs up.]
Mike: President Logan will provide Lee with a written guarantee as long as it remains covert. Sir? What’s wrong?
Palmer: Koo Yin was killed in the course of the abduction.
Mike: My God. By one of our own people?
Palmer: No. It must have been from their fire, but it really doesn’t matter. If they’re able to find proof that we were involved, in the long run the repercussions will be as serious as those we’re facing from the terrorists.
Buchanan: Tony. I just heard that Lee Jong is on his way here and he’s been shot. How did this happen?
Tony: The Chinese weren’t gonna give Lee up in time, so Jack and his team had to extract him.
Buchanan: Jack went into the Consulate? On whose authority?
Tony: The White House.
Buchanan: Why is this first I’m hearing about this?
Tony: This operation needed to be kept off the books, to make sure it was deniable.
Buchanan: But you know about it.
Tony: Yes, I did. I ran tactical from here.
Buchanan: It is absolutely unacceptable I was kept out of the loop on this!
Tony: That’s the way Jack wanted to play it.
Buchanan: You don’t work for Jack, you work for me! A situation frankly I wish I’d been consulted on in the first place.
Buchanan: Meaning I thought it was a mistake to reinstate you, and now I’m certain of it.
Tony: Look, I understand you don’t appreciate being kept in the dark, but I think this is about something else.
Buchanan: Well, you’re wrong about that too, and you are way out of line!
[Buchanan leaves in anger.]
Jack (over the phone): OK, thank you.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: Tell him we’re almost there. The medical assistance that we promised him and the guarantee are waiting for him.
[Melissa tells Lee about this.]
Melissa: I don’t understand him.
Jack: Ask him if he’s in pain.
Melissa: He says he’s cold, very cold.
[Jack listens to the man’s chest and realizes that his lungs are filling with fluid.]
Curtis: What’s going on, Jack?
Jack: He must have severe internal bleeding. Dammit, his lungs are filling up with fluid.
Curtis: I’ll alert CTU.
Jack: Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee. Tell me where Habib Marwan is. Please, tell me where he is now. Dammit, we’re losing him.
Curtis: All right. Stand-by with a gurney. We’re coming in hot.
[Audrey watches through the window as the doctor performs surgery on Paul in the CTU ward. Suddenly, Jack bursts into the operating room with a gurney.]
Audrey: Jack. Jack, what’s going on? Jack.
Doctor Basin: You can’t come in here.
Jack: He’s dying!
Doctor Basin: So is he. Get out of here, I just started this operation.
Jack: This man is our only connection to a stolen nuclear warhead. You gotta save him now.
Doctor Basin: I’ll get to him as soon as I can.
Jack: He’s not gonna make it.
Doctor Basin: I already have a patient.
[Jack pulls his gun on the doctor.]
Jack: You have a new one.
Doctor Basin: Are you crazy?
Jack: Maybe you didn’t understand me. This is the only man that can help us find the missing warhead and stop it from being detonated. If you don’t save him, millions of people will die, do you understand that? Millions of people. Start working on him now!
Audrey: Jack, what are you doing?
Doctor Basin: If I walk away from Mr. Raines now, he will die.
Jack: You don’t know that for sure.
Jack: Do it. Now!
[Audrey is stunned as Paul is abandoned.]
Doctor Basin: More valium.
Nurse: Yes, Doctor.
Audrey: Jack, please. Please, don’t do this.
Nurse: I’ll make half of the syringe. Prep me the needle.
Nurse #2: All right. I’ll have it standing-by.
Doctor Basin: His lungs are damaged. He’s lost a lot of blood.
Jack: All I need you to do I stabilize him so I can talk to him. Can you do that?
Doctor Basin: Maybe.
Jack: Then do it.
Doctor Basin: Debra, I need you over here.
Debra: What about Mr. Raines?
Doctor Basin: Have one of the agents give him chest impressions if his pressure drops.