The following takes place between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.
Woman: Help me. I can’t move. I can’t move. Oh, my God.
Chloe: Sarah, save what you’re doing and log out. I need you on something now.
Sarah: What is it?
Chloe: I just heard from one of our sources. There’s a high probability that someone from our FBI watch list was spotted in Los Angeles yesterday.
Sarah: Tomas Sherak. Who is he?
Chloe: He’s done work with several terrorist cells outside Istanbul. Suspected of coordinating several suicide bombers last summer.
Sarah: Istanbul? There was some chatter this morning about a possible attack by a group out of Turkey. Here it is, from Ankara.
Chloe: What was the target?
Sarah: East coast. New York or D.C. But the time window passed.
Sarah: The targeted time is for 8:00 A.M. It’s already past 10 on the east coast.
Chloe: What if they got the target wrong and it’s west coast time?
Sarah: I’d say it’ll go down within the hour.
Chloe: Tell Curtis. I’ll take this to Driscoll.
Sarah: I can take it to her.
Sarah: I thought you wanted to keep working it up.
Chloe: You know, you’re really transparent, Sarah. Stop trying to be Driscoll’s pet. She doesn’t like it.
Driscoll: Have you had voice confirmation from anyone on the train?
Guy: No. The signal’s just confirmed the bomb. We’re trying to get in contact now. It’s in a remote area but local police are heading to the scene.
Driscoll: All right. We have discretionary authority out at Point Mugu. Have them direct one of their patrol aircraft over the area. Put the pilot in contact with our people.
Guy: Should we monitor emergency services?
Driscoll: No. County will cover that. A truck loaded with C4 just reeled a train in Santa Clarita. Free up some of your people. Division’s gonna send over data.
Chloe: That could be related to what we just found downstairs.
Driscoll: What’d you find?
Chloe: Two things. First, there was intelligence indicating the possibility of an attack at eight O’clock this morning.
Driscoll: The bombing was at 7:00. That’s in an hour of your Intel. What’s the second thing?
Chloe: A Turkish national on the FBI watch list by the name of Tomas Sherak was last seen in the city. He could be related to the bombing.
Driscoll: OK. Open up channels with Division, start investigating this bombing. And work up what you have on Sherak. We’ll brief you in a few minutes.
Chloe: What about the Defense Department meeting that’s in a half hour?
Driscoll: Who’s Secretary Heller sending?
Chloe: Jack Bauer.
Driscoll: Jack? Are you sure?
Chloe: Yeah, he hasn’t been back… well, since you fired him.
Audrey: Is it gonna be uncomfortable?
Audrey: Going back to CTU. Seeing Driscoll again.
Jack: I don’t blame her for her decision.
Audrey: How can that be? She forced you out of CTU.
Jack: She didn’t want an ex-junkie on her staff. It’s not unreasonable.
Audrey: You weren’t a junkie. You were doing your job.
Jack: I was addicted to heroin. It didn’t matter why.
Audrey: Do you miss your old job?
Jack: I could have joined other agencies if I still wanted to do field work. But I didn’t. I wanted something different from my life. It might not seem like a lot to you, but for me, to be able to have this kind of a connection with somebody… I couldn’t do that before.
Audrey: I’m glad you can now. We better go.
Audrey: Secretary Heller’s gonna be at the lobby in five minutes.
Jack: Secretary Heller?
Audrey: Yeah. I called him ‘Dad’ once in a press conference, so I decided then and there to use his title all the time.
Jack: Audrey. Your father’s a very perceptive man. I would like to tell him about us before he finds out on his own.
Audrey: Look, my dad is kinda old fashioned. Even though Paul and I are separated, he… he still considers us married.
Jack: I understand that. And I don’t want your father to draw the wrong conclusion and think that I had anything to do with the breakup between you and Paul.
Audrey: Yeah, but you didn’t. Please, Jack. Let’s just give it a little more time. I’m gonna tell you something. I don’t want you to panic. I’m falling in love with you. Look, I don’t want you to say anything. And I don’t need you to feel the same way. I just wanted you to know.
Jack: I will see you downstairs.
Curtis: All right. This is what we have: a known terrorist named Tomas Sherak. Made assurance into the country undetected. We believe there’s a likelihood Sherak helped organized a train attack in Santa Clarita. If he did, he’s gonna get out of the country as fast as he can.
Driscoll: Which means we have a small window of opportunity here. Who’s covering airports and costumes?
Navi: I did. I told him he was no longer allowed to have contact with her.
Dina: And he agreed, right?
Navi: Yes. But I think he’s still seeing her behind our backs.
Dina: I’ll speak to him.
Navi: No. I’ll take care of it.
Dina: Behrooz, we’re seating down to eat. Behrooz?
Behrooz: I’m on the phone!
Dina: Get off and come down now.
Navi: Who is he talking to?
Dina: I don’t know.
Navi: Who were you on the phone with?
Behrooz: My friend Scott.
Navi: You were talking to that American girl.
Behrooz: No, I told you. I don’t see her anymore.
Navi: Don’t lie to me, Behrooz! I hear your phone calls at night. I read your e-mails.
Behrooz: You read my e-mails? That’s my business!
Dina: Don’t you raise your voice to your father.
Navi: While you live under my roof, there is no such thing as your business. No more communications with that girl, do you understand me? Don’t look at her, you’re talking to me.
Behrooz: Yes, Sir.
News reporter on TV: …where a horrible tragedy struck just a short time ago. An early morning commuter train collided with a pickup truck that was apparently crossing the tracks. Reports are coming in that most of the passengers were severely injured. Casualty estimates is high as 30. NTSP agents have arrived on the scene and are investigating the cause. At this time the authorities are not saying whether this was an accident or a targeted attack. But as you can see, there has been…
Navi: So far, everything is on schedule.
Dina: Have you spoken to Tomas?
Navi: Yes. The briefcase is on its way to us now. When he gets here, you’ll take it to the warehouse.
Behrooz: Why doesn’t Dar take it there directly?
Navi: He doesn’t need to know where our people are working. That’s the safest way.
Dina: Behrooz, if your father seems severe, it’s because our job here is a difficult one. If we are to succeed, it’s important that we are of a single mind.
Behrooz: I understand.
Navi: What we will accomplish today will change the world. We’re fortunate that our family has been chosen to do this. We cannot fail.
Behrooz: Yes, father.
Melanie: Good morning, Jennifer. What are you doing here so early?
Andrew: I’m not here early.
Melanie: You’ve been here all night?
Melanie: What are you working on?
Andrew: Nothing right now. I’m just stealing some software from a domain in Microsoft.
Melanie: You’re gonna get caught one of these days.
Andrew: Hey, Melanie. Don’t tell anybody, or I’ll have to kill you. What the hell is this? Whoa. Melanie, come look at this.
Melanie: Looks like someone’s trying to corrupt the internet.
Andrew: Yeah. But it hasn’t started propagating yet. They’re just placing the nodes. Look at this. This thing can take every system in the world.
Melanie: You’ve gotta tell somebody.
Andrew: If I call the Feds from here they’ll trace the call. They’ll know I was stealing code.
Melanie: Do it from a payphone.
Heller: No, I’m up to speed on the train bombing. How many confirmed dead?
Heller: I didn’t know that.
Al: Call Carl.
Heller: I will. Thanks, Al. 32 dead.
Jack: What’s the initial assessment?
Heller: An act of terrorism. When you get to CTU, I want you to find out all the details and call me.
Jack: Yes, Sir.
Heller: And listen, I don’t want anyone except the two of you to know about this meeting with Richard.
Audrey: Of course.
Heller: I tried to get a hold of you last night. Where were you?
Audrey: I had dinner with a friend.
Heller: Oh. Anyone I know?
Jack: Sir. I’ll call you when I get to CTU.
Edgar: Yeah. I’ll get her. Hold on.
Edgar: Chloe, it’s Edgar Stiles.
Chloe: Edgar, you don’t need to use your last name, you’ve been here over a month. What is it?
Edgar: OK, uh… I got someone on the line who says he’s a friend of yours and needs to talk to you.
Chloe: Who, Edgar?
Edgar: His name’s Andrew Paige.
Chloe: Fine, put him through.
Chloe: Andrew, you know I can’t take personal calls here.
Andrew: It’s not personal. I found something on the net I think you should know about.
Andrew: There’s a fake net table in several large purport matters that was loaded this morning.
Chloe: How would you know that?
Andrew: I was trying to download some software and I noticed it.
Chloe: And by ‘download’ I assume you mean ‘steal’, otherwise you wouldn’t have even seen the net table.
Andrew: OK, fine. But I hacked deeper and I found all kinds of stuff.
Chloe: What kind of stuff?
Andrew: I think someone’s positioning codes for a major internet attack. The thing is that not all the code remarks are in English.
Chloe: What language were they in?
Andrew: I don’t know. Looked Middle-Eastern. Like Arabic or Turkish, maybe.
Driscoll: You found something?
Curtis: Yeah. Sarah was working on the list of known contacts for Sherak.
Sarah: This is in Flanksenone. Maurice Landstrass. He has a dry cleaners in Studio city. We dug into the records and found his business is owned by a holding company based out of Ankara, Turkey.
Driscoll: All right. Give this to Ronnie. Tell him to get over there and see what he can find.
Audrey: Yeah, but it’s almost been a year. I don’t wanna wait any longer. Hang on. Look, I gotta take this call. I’ll call you when I get back to D.C.
Paul: Yeah. Bye.
Audrey: All right. Bye. Jack.
Jack: Hey. I need to speak with your father.
Audrey: He’s still in with Richard. He doesn’t wanna be interrupted.
Jack: This is urgent. I need him to get me clearance so that I can interrogate the suspect in the train bombing. Driscoll won’t let me anywhere near him. I believe he’s got information about a secondary hit, a larger one. Supposed to take place this morning at eight O’clock.
Audrey: What? It’s almost eight now.
Jack: I know. That’s why I need to speak with him.
Audrey: All right. Hang on.
Richard: I’m gonna speak at that rally this afternoon, dad. And it’s not because I hate you. It’s ‘cause it’s something I believe in.
Heller: Did it ever occur to you that these people are using you? Don’t you realize they’re letting you speak for one reason, and one reason only? Because you are my son!
Richard: Well, I wish I weren’t.
Heller: What is it, Audrey?
Audrey: I’m sorry. It’s Jack. It’s urgent.
Heller: Excuse me, Richard.
Richard: What could be more important than intimidating me? I know you were hiding in the car.
Audrey: Richard, why are you doing this to dad? Can’t you just back off?
Richard: I’m not doing anything to him.
Audrey: You know if you go to that protest at Lockheed it’s gonna hurt him.
Richard: Whatever it takes to stop what he’s doing.
Heller: Jack, if I step on Driscoll’s toes and it doesn’t pay off, all of a sudden I have a ton of political fallout to deal with.
Jack: Sir, I understand that, but I wouldn’t be asking you this if I didn’t believe there was an imminent threat to national security that I could help avert.
Heller: Share your concerns with Driscoll. Let CTU handle this.
Jack: Sir, there isn’t time.
Audrey: It’s the President.
Heller: Jack, it’s the President. I gotta go.
Jack: Yes, Sir. Dammit.
Ronnie: How long have you been in Los Angeles? Who are you working with? We don’t have time for this. OK, you listen to me. Unless you start giving me some answers right now, you’re gonna end up in a hole for the next 30 years. Who are you working with? Why did you bomb that train? How far can I push this guy?
Driscoll: We have to find out who he’s working with. We should go as far as we have to. Maybe we should bring Johnson in.
Guard: Sorry, Sir. This area’s off limits.
Jack: Oh, I’m looking for Erin Driscoll.
Driscoll: Jack! Jack, what are you doing? Call security, now!