Curtis: Marianne Taylor. I told you she was trouble and it was a mistake to let her work here.
Driscoll: No. You told me that you were uncomfortable working with her. You didn’t tell me you were having a relationship with a corporate spy.
Curtis: How could I have possibly known that, Erin? Don’t play that card with me.
Driscoll: Fine, then don’t walk in here with that “I told you so” attitude. Because now we both have to deal with this.
Curtis: You mean Division.
Driscoll: That’s right. They’re gonna want a complete timeline – everything from how Marianne got to the front door down to the highest security files that she was able to access in a very short period of time.
Curtis: Can we have a conversation off the book?
Driscoll: Go ahead.
Curtis: There’s no point in neither of us compromising on authority in the eyes of Division, agreed or disagreed?
Curtis: Marianne did an excellent job in establishing her credentials. All we need to do is leave out some of the details on how she managed to leverage her way in here.
Driscoll: I don’t like anyone holding something over me.
Curtis: Neither do I.
Driscoll: How long will it take you to adjust her files?
Curtis: Two minutes.
Driscoll: I’ll call Division in five.
[President Keeler grills Heller about Marianne.]
Keeler: Explain to me how this mole Marianne Taylor was able to infiltrate CTU.
Heller: We’re still investigating, Mr. President.
Keeler: Who does she work for?
Heller: We don’t know.
Keeler: Find out.
Heller: We will, as soon as he regains consciousness. She’s being treated here in the clinic.
Keeler: Treated for what?
Heller: An attempt on her life.
Keeler: Who tried to kill her?
Heller: We don’t know that either, but whoever it was, they’re more than likely connected with the theft of the override.
Keeler: Jim, we need to find that override now. What’s the latest from the NRC?
Heller: They just reported the San Gabriel island reactor’s about to go critical.
Keeler: What’s the timeframe?
Heller: A meltdown within the hour. We started evacuating the San Gabriel zone. The population affected is less than a hundred thousand; hopefully most of them are already on the move.
Keeler: All right. Expedite the process as much as you can.
Heller: Yes, sir.
[Jack calls CTU.]
Jack: Erin, Powell’s dead. He was hit by a sniper as soon as we took him into custody.
Driscoll: Did you get anything from him before he was killed?
Jack: No, but I managed to get the last ten calls he made off his cell phone. He called two numbers repeatedly. Through caller ID, we traced one of them to Marianne Taylor.
Driscoll: Powell’s working with Marianne?
Driscoll: What about this other number?
Jack: Hold on. I’m gonna need you to trace it through CTU.
Driscoll: OK. Go ahead.
Driscoll: I’ll get back to you as soon as I’ve got an ID.
Jack: I’ll be standing by.
[Jack hangs up.]
Driscoll: Edgar, I need you to run a locate on this number.
Edgar: It’s a cellular account.
Driscoll: Can you trace the location?
Edgar: I need to ping the number.
Edgar: It has to ring at least four times before I can triangulate the coordinates. Jamison can have me set up in a couple of minutes.
[Navi goes to the home of Farrah, Dina’s sister. He knocks on the door.]
Farrah: Who is it?
[Farrah opens the door.]
Farrah: What are you doing here?
Navi: I’m looking for Dina.
Farrah: Dina’s not here. Why would she be?
Navi: She hasn’t called you in the last hour?
Farrah: No. What’s going on, Navi?
Navi: Why are you blocking the door?
Farrah: I’m not.
Navi: Let me in.
Farrah: I told you, she’s not here.
Navi: You’re lying. You’re hiding her.
Farrah: No, I’m not!
[Navi barges into the house.]
Farrah: Navi, no! You have no right to come in here like this! She’s not here. Look.
[Navi looks for Dina.]
Farrah: That is my bedroom. You can’t go in there!
[Navi opens the bedroom’s door. A man emerges from the bedroom.]
Man: What the hell’s going on here?
Farrah: Nothing. It’s OK. Navi, please. Please go.
Man: Look, pal, this is none of your business, all right? So why don’t you hike in on out of here?
Farrah: No, Navi, please, No! Navi, don’t. Please.
Navi: Get back inside.
[The man gets back inside the bedroom.]
Farrah: Navi. Don’t tell my husband, I beg of you.
Navi: You disgust me.
[Navi walks out. He calls one of his men.]
Navi: Dina’s not here. What about the hospitals?
Man: Nothing so far.
Navi: Keep looking.
[Dina and Behrooz hide out in a hotel room. Dina’s cell phone rings.]
Dina: Is it your father?
Behrooz: I can’t tell.
Dina: Don’t answer it.
[At CTU, Edgar traces the phone number.]
Edgar: We got it.
Edgar: A hotel in Chatsworth.
Driscoll: Download the coordinates to Jack’s PDA.
Tony: Here’s the backup.
[Jack’s cell phone rings.]
Driscoll: We traced the call to a location. We’re sending it to you now.
Jack: Hold on a second. OK, I got it. We’re less than ten minutes out.
Driscoll: I’ll have a tactical team emplaced by the time you get there.
Jack: Thank you.
[Jack hangs up. He goes over to talk to someone.]
Jack: His body’s over there by my car. He was taken out by a sniper from the north roof. I want you to take your photographs, get the body back to CTU as fast as possible. Come on, Tony. We gotta go.
Tony: Wait, Jack. Look, uh… I think I’m done here today.
Jack: What are you talking about?
Tony: CTU backup’s here. You don’t need me anymore.
Jack: I need you to see this through with me.
Tony: I appreciate the sentiment, Jack, but you don’t have to prop up my ego.
Jack: Tony, this isn’t about you. If we don’t find the override device within an hour, we’re gonna have six major nuclear disasters. So, please, get in the car. Let’s go.
[Jack and Tony get in the car and drive.]
[Dina is feverish and holds a bloody towel to her gunshot wound.]
Behrooz: Mom, we’ve got to get you some help.
Dina: I’m OK.
Behrooz: I’m sorry. This is my fault.
Dina: Your father shot me, not you.
Behrooz: Because you were trying to stop him from killing me.
Dina: Everything that’s happened today, what we’ve all been fighting to achieve… it’s more important to him than anything or anyone.
Behrooz: But not to you. Mom? I need to get you something for the pain.
Dina: I’ll be fine. I just need to rest.
Behrooz: I can get it from Naseem.
Behrooz: The hospital he works at is right near here. I’ll be right back.
Dina: Naseem doesn’t know why we were really living here.
Behrooz: Mom, he’s your brother. I’ll tell him you need it and nothing else. I promise. I’ll be right back.
Dina: Just hurry.
Behrooz: I will.
[Behrooz heads to the hospital.]
Driscoll: Mr. Secretary. We have a meltdown. San Gabriel island reactor’s just gone critical. Core material is now airborne.
Heller: I thought we had more time.
Agent: Ms. Driscoll, I have Derek Rosner, the engineer of San Gabriel Island, on with the NRC. One of the generators exploded, cooped their com lines, so the feed is unstable. We may only have a few seconds.
Driscoll: Patch us in.
Edgar: What’s going on?
Driscoll: We had a meltdown in San Gabriel Island.
Rosner: All attempts to contain the core failed. Right now my men are trying to bypass the reactor tread. That’s not working either.
Driscoll: Mr. Rosner, this is Erin Driscoll from CTU. Can you hear me?
Rosner: Yes, ma’am, I can.
Driscoll: I’m here with Secretary of Defense James Heller. What are your radiation levels?
Rosner: We’re at, uh… 500 gram right now. That’s 10,000 times the dose of an X-ray. At this room the radiation will continue getting stronger, and we’ll spill into the atmosphere until the core has exhausted itself.
Heller: Son, you’ve done everything you can. Now, get the hell out of there.
Rosner: That won’t make any difference, sir. We’ve already been exposed.
[The feed shuts down.]
Agent: We lost it.
Heller: Have we analyzed the radiation wave’s movement?
Curtis: We’re still waiting for NGS to get the weather side front refreshed.
Heller: Get on the phone and have them expedite.
Curtis: I will as soon as I’m done re-reading these evacuation instructions.
Heller: Can’t someone else do that?
Curtis: No, sir. Short manpower.
[Heller opens up the TV.]
News Reporter on TV: Our government spokesman has just confirmed that a nuclear reactor at San Gabriel Island is in full meltdown. Emergency personnel are onsite attempting to rescue workers exposed to radiation.
Edgar: You’re not listening to me. I’ve been trying to get through to a number at the San Gabriel evacuation zone for ten minutes. I need you to link me into access at the emergency bandwidth and I need you to do it now.
Man: All right. Stand by.
Edgar: Thank you.
News Reporter on TV: Now, if you are on the road or awaiting instructions about an evacuation in your neighborhood, here are some items you and your family might need: a flashlight, extra batteries…
Edgar’s Mom: Hello?
Edgar’s Mom: Oh, hello, Edgar.
Edgar: Have you seen the news?
Edgar’s Mom: Yes, I’m watching it now.
Edgar: Then why aren’t evacuated by now? What are you still doing home?
Edgar’s Mom: You know I don’t have a car.
Edgar: Where’s Margaret?
Edgar’s Mom: Well, I’ve tried to get hold of her, but the lines are all busy. I’m surprised you got through.
Edgar: What about one of your neighbors? Can’t you get a ride from one of them?
Edgar’s Mom: No, by the time I got outside, they were all gone.
Edgar: Mom, listen to me. I’m gonna make some calls. I’m gonna get someone there to help you, OK? I want you to sit by the phone and wait for my call. Can you do that?
Edgar’s Mom: Yes. I… I don’t really have a choice.
Man: No, we delegated that whole situation to margin groups, sir.
Heller: I’m not interested in who got it wrong. We don’t have the luxury of miscommunication. I’m assigning someone from my office to coordinate between the State Police and the National Guard. Set up a conference call in ten minutes. Thank you all.
[Audrey comes in the conference room.]
Heller: Are you OK?
Audrey: Yeah. How are you holding up?
Heller: Considering the situation we’re in, I’m doing fine. The truth of the matter is, we do not have the manpower to handle this mess.
Audrey: Tell me what I can do.
Heller: I’ve prioritized evacuation protocol, but I need someone to keep the State Police and the National Guard from bumping into each other.
Audrey: All right. I’ll… I’ll stop the Guard at the 75th mile marker and let the police take over from there. We’ll maximize room for civilian traffic.
Heller: I wish we had some other way to get those people out of there.
Audrey: There’s no one else to route them.
Heller: Jack has got to find the override before the rest of these reactors go critical.
[Jack and Tony pull up to the hotel, where other agents are waiting.]
Castle: Hey, Jack. Good to have you in the field again.
Jack: Thanks, Lee. You remember Tony Almeida?
Castle: Yeah. I don’t know what he’s doing here, though.
Jack: I want him here.
Castle: He’s not authorized to be in the field.
Jack: I’m going through that door first. I want him there to back me up.
Castle: Fine. Get another vest.
Jack: You got a visual on the suspects?
Castle: We’ve got a fiber-optic camera inside the room. According to the manager, we’re grabbing a mid-40’s female and a teenage male, possibly mother and son. Both Middle Eastern.
Jack: OK. We need the suspects alive. They’re no good to us dead.
Castle: I’ve been briefed.
Jack: Let’s go.
Agent: Agent Castle, we got a visual on the woman.
Tony: What about the kid?
Agent: I haven’t seen him yet.
[Jack looks at his watch.]
Jack: We gotta go. Now.
[The agents approach the room.]
Jack: Are you ready?
[Jack and the agents raid the room.]
Jack: Don’t move!
[Dina draws a gun to her own temple.]
Jack: Drop the weapon!
[Jack grabs the gun before Dina can kill herself. Castle holds Dina down, pressing on her wound.]
Castle: Where is the override? Tell me who’s got it. Tell me. Now!
Jack: Agent Castle!
Tony: Castle, stand down!
Jack: Agent Castle!
Tony: Please, stand down!
[Tony pulls Castle off.]
Castle: We gotta get her to talk.
Tony: She’s gonna go into shock before she dies. Just relax.
Jack: Agent Castle, step outside. Now! I want her prints and photographs sent over to CTU immediately.
Castle: He has no right to give me orders.
Jack: Hey. Come here. He did the right thing. That woman was willing to kill herself. She’d die before she gave us anything to reforce.
Castle: We need to get her to talk before the other reactors go critical.
Jack: And we will.
Castle: What’d you have in mind?
[Jack calls CTU.]
Jack: We need to find some leverage.
Jack: Yeah, it’s Jack. Put me through to Erin.
Tony (to Dina): Come on. Let me see your arm.
Jack: Erin, we’ve got a suspect. I’m sending you fingerprints and photographs. I need you to run a profile and send me all relevant databases and electronic communications.
Driscoll: Got it.
Jack: Thank you.
[Jack hangs up and turns to Castle.]
Jack: Hey. I understand your concerns about Almeida. But for me, please, just give him a break.
Castle: OK, Jack.
[Jack comes back inside the room.]
Tony: This is a bullet wound. Probably a couple of hours old.
[Behrooz goes to Lindauer Memorial Hospital to see his Uncle Naseem.]
News Reporter on TV: As the evacuation appears now to be in a full swing with major delays on…
Behrooz: Excuse me.
News Reporter on TV: A Nuclear Emergency Team has just emerged from the plant, which we can see over here in our sky cam. They seem to be doing some kind of…
Behrooz: Uncle Naseem.
Naseem: Are you all right?
Behrooz: Yeah, I think so.
Naseem: Yeah, it’s a disaster, what’s happening today. Everyone’s panicked about radiation poisoning. They all want araldite pills and we’re almost out. Is that why you’re here?
Behrooz: No. I need pain medication. It’s for my mother. She couldn’t reach her doctor by phone, so she wanted me to get it from you.
Naseem: What’s wrong with her?
Behrooz: It’s her back. She can barely walk.
Naseem: She needs a prescription.
Behrooz: I… I told you. She couldn’t reach her doctor.
Naseem: I’ll see what I can do, OK? Just have a seat.
[Naseem goes into an office and dials Navi.]
Naseem: Navi, it’s Naseem.
Navi: Hello, Naseem. How are you?
Naseem: I’m well, but Behrooz just showed up at the hospital. He seems disturbed.
Navi: Is Dina there too?
Naseem: No. He says he needs pain medication for her, that there’s something wrong with her back, but he’s acting very strange.
Navi: Behrooz may be taking drugs. It’s been getting worse.
Naseem: I’m sorry.
Navi: Me too.
Naseem: What do you want me to do?
Navi: Keep Behrooz there until I can come for him.
Naseem: How long will you be?
Navi: 15 minutes.
Naseem: I’ll do my best, but…
Navi: Please, Naseem. Don’t let him leave until I get there.
News Reporter on TV: The government is asking people to remain calm…
Edgar: Excuse me, Miss Raines, I’m Edgar Stiles. Sorry.
Audrey (over the phone): We’ve got a major noncompliance problem. I’ve got 25 percent of the evacuees who aren’t going where they’re being told to go, and another 25 percent that don’t even know that they’re in the evac zone. However you need to do it, make sure it gets done. (To Edgar) I’m sorry. What is it?
Edgar: It’s my mother.
Audrey: Your mother?
Edgar: She lives in the San Gabriel Island. She’s in a wheelchair. She doesn’t drive. She missed her call to evacuate. Now I don’t know what to do.
Audrey: Maybe someone from the National Guard can get her.
Edgar: I already spoke to the area commander and he said he couldn’t spear anyone.
Audrey: I’m sorry, I’m not sure what I can do.
Edgar: Here’s his number. I thought maybe if you called him yourself… Look, I hate asking for special treatment, that’s not something I would normally do, but she’s my mother.
Audrey: I can’t make any promises.
Edgar: Just promise me you’ll try, OK?
Audrey: All right.
Tony: I want you to give her something for the pain, but make sure she stays lucid, you understand?
[Jack pulls up Dina and Navi’s records on a laptop.]
Tony: Did you find out who she is yet?
Jack: Yeah. Her name is Dina Araz. She immigrated to the United States five years ago, became a citizen two years ago. Married to Navi Araz. He’s also a nationalized citizen. Owns an electronics store in Carson. They have one son, Behrooz, 17. A junior at the local high school. None of them have criminal records.
Driscoll: After the attack this morning Homeland Security has been archiving select communications in the LA area. They pulled up a call that may explain how Dina Araz got shot.
Jack: Erin, I’m gonna put you on speaker phone. Hold on a second. You’re on.
Driscoll: This conversation happened about two hours ago between the mother and the son.
[Driscoll plays the recorded conversation between Dina and Behrooz.]
Behrooz: He wants me dead because I messed up with Debbie.
Dina: Behrooz, that’s not possible. Your father would never want to hurt you.
Behrooz: It’s true. Tariq told me everything.
Dina: He was lying.
Behrooz: No, he wasn’t. Mom, I don’t know what to do. You have to help me.
Dina: Where are you now?
Behrooz: I’m near the metroling station on Lawson in Chatsworth.
Dina: Are you using Tariq’s car?
Dina: Hide it. I’ll pick you up there in a half hour.
Driscoll: That’s it. Let me know the minute you get something from her.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: We got our leverage.
[Jack comes back inside the room.]
Jack: How long have you been planning this operation? Two years? Five years? Ten? All this planning for one day. You do realize if all the reactors melt down hundreds of thousands of people will die.
Dina: Every war has casualties.
Jack: These people don’t know about your war. These people are innocent.
Dina: No one is innocent.
Jack: You really believe that?
Dina: As strongly as you believe in what you believe. But I won’t waste your time or mine trying to explain something you can never understand.
Jack: Maybe I understand more than you think.
Dina: I doubt it.
Jack: I know that something happened today that challenged your commitment to your war. You weren’t willing to let your son become a casualty. That’s why you were shot, protecting him from his father. I understand that. I know what it’s like to watch your child be threatened and feel helpless to do anything about it. Right now Behrooz is out there alone, and you and I know he’s not gonna last very long. His father will find him… and kill him. There is another option. If you were to help us find the override device, we will protect your son.
Dina: So he can spend the rest of his life in prison?
Jack: No, so he can walk away from all of this, immune from prosecution.
Jack: Mrs. Araz, your son is a minor. He’s 17 years old. I can get him a legal and binding pardon signed by the President of the United States.
Dina: You don’t have the authority to do this.
Jack: I can reach the President. If you provide us with the information that allows us to find the override device in time, I am confident that the President will sign that pardon. And this offer expires the second another reactor melts down, do you understand me? You don’t have a lot of time. I would think about this.
Dina: Show me this document, and I’ll help you find what you want.
[Jack explains the situation to Keeler over the phone.]
Keeler: Can we rule out this boy’s involvement with the terrorist action?
Jack: No, sir. It’s likely he knew of his parents plans. He probably helped them.
Keeler: Jack, you’re asking me to grant clemency to a terrorist.
Jack: Mr. President, I’m sorry, but I don’t think we have a choice. In all of my professional experience, I believe that we have to give into this woman’s demands.
Keeler: Have you tried negotiating with her?
Jack: We don’t have time. In approximately two hours, five nuclear reactor are gonna go critical unless we find the override device. She is our only link.
Keeler: Well, I’m uncomfortable with this, but I trust your judgment. I’ll release the letter.
Jack: Thank you, Mr. President.
[Jack hangs up.]
Keeler (to aide): Make sure that document is non-binding.
Audrey (over the phone): Yes, I understand. I’ll get back to you.
Edgar: Ms. Raines? Did you talk to them?
Audrey: Yes. Edgar, I’m sorry. They can’t get your mother.
Edgar: Why not? They’re five miles off the highway. It wouldn’t take that much time.
Audrey: They know where she is.
Edgar: Then what’s the problem?
Audrey: Thousands of people are stuck in the interstate traffic and it’s taking the combined efforts of the police and the National Guard to get them moving.
Edgar: So who cares about one old woman?
Audrey: They’ve gotta throw their resources into saving the maximum number of lives.
Edgar: This is Edgar Stiles. I need another switch in station to that number. Do you need it again?
Woman: No, I’ve got it from before.
Edgar: Thank you.
Woman: Go ahead.
Edgar’s mom: Hello, honey.
Edgar: Mom, I’ve been trying everything. I can’t get anyone out there to help you. I’ve done everything I could, I did.
Edgar’s mom: I’m sure you did, honey. It’s OK.
Edgar: It’s not OK. The fallout’s coming toward you. It’s 15 miles away.
Edgar’s mom: I know. I’m watching it on the news. And I know what to do.
Edgar: Mom, there’s nothing you can do. You can’t stuff towels under the door.
Edgar’s mom: That’s not what I’m talking about doing, Edgar.
Edgar: What do you mean?
Edgar’s mom: They’ve been talking about radiation poisoning on the news. That’s not something I wanna go through, especially since there’s only one way it can end. Honey, I wanna end things on my terms, as opposed to all that pain and suffering.
Edgar’s mom: It’s the right thing to do. It’s the only thing, you know that.
Edgar: No, I don’t.
Edgar’s mom: You have been a wonderful son, Edgar. You’ve been a gift to me and your father. It’s OK. I’m going to a better place and I’ll see you there, but not for a long time. You’ve got a lot ahead of you, great things.
Edgar: Maybe I can get someone to you. I’ll keep trying.
Edgar’s mom: You’ve got a very important job to do there. A lot of people are counting on you. So… I’m gonna hang up now, and I want you to know how very very much I love you.
[Edgar’s mom hangs up.]
[Edgar gets up to leave CTU.]
Driscoll: Edgar, where are you going? Edgar!
Edgar: I have to get out of here.
Driscoll: What are you talking about?
Edgar: My mother. She lives next to the San Gabriel Island nuclear plant. She wasn’t able to evacuate in time.
Driscoll: We still have five other nuclear reactors that are on the verge of melting down. I need you at your station.
Edgar: I don’t care what you need!
Driscoll: You better start caring. You have a choice right now. Obey orders, or end up in a jail cell.
Edgar: You’ll arrest me for trying to save my mother’s life?
Driscoll: Edgar, what you’re saying is true. There’s nothing you can do for your mother. But there are thousands of other people whose lives you can save, and suppose your mother were here right now, what would make her proud? What do you think she’d want you to do?
Edgar: She’d want me to help.
Driscoll: Then don’t you think you should?
[Edgar returns to his workstation.]
Agent: We’re ready to go. We’re just setting up the com files.
[Jack brings Dina a faxed pardon from the President.]
Jack: This is a pardon for your son, signed by the President.
Dina: This is acceptable.
Jack: Where is he?
Dina: He’s at Lindauer Memorial Hospital. It’s not far.
Castle: Set up a perimeter around Lindauer Memorial.
Jack: I want you to call him, tell him we’re coming to pick him up. Give me the phone. We have to record the call.
[Dina calls Behrooz.]
Dina: It’s me. Where are you?
Behrooz: Waiting for Naseem. I don’t know why it’s taking so long.
Dina: Don’t worry about that now. Things have changed.
Behrooz: What do you mean?
Dina: Listen carefully, Behrooz. Government agents found me. I’m with them now. Behrooz, they know everything.
Naseem: Behrooz, just a few more minutes, OK?
Dina: But it’s all right. Everything is going to be all right. I made a deal.
Behrooz: What are you talking about?
Dina: You’re going to be OK. You won’t be arrested or even named in any of this.
Behrooz: I don’t understand.
Dina: I’m going to help them stop your father.
Behrooz: You are?
Behrooz: You said that I would be OK, but what about you?
Dina: We’ll talk about that later. Right now these men are coming to pick you up. I want you to go with them.
Behrooz: Are they making you say this?
Behrooz: I don’t know who these people are. I want to be sure that they’re not forcing you to say this.
Dina: I’ll come with them. You’ll know that when you see me, OK?
Behrooz: I’ll meet you outside.
Jack: No. Tell him to go to the emergency room. I want him to stay where it’s crowded.
Tony: We’re transferring the suspect. They want him sent over to protective court right away.
Castle: Copy that.
Jack: Let’s go.
[Jack, Tony and Castle take Dina with them to the hospital.]
Behrooz: Uncle Naseem. I have to go.
Naseem: What about the pain medication?
Behrooz: My mom’s got one from someone else, but thanks for trying.
Naseem: Behrooz! I can’t let you go.
Behrooz: Why not?
Naseem: I spoke to your father.
Naseem: He told me you need help.
Behrooz: You don’t know what you’re talking about.
Naseem: Hey, hey, hey. I gave your father my word.
Behrooz: My father is a terrorist. He’s involved in what’s happened today.
Naseem: Stop talking nonsense.
Behrooz: I swear it’s true.
Naseem: You’re talking nonsense!
Behrooz: No, I’m not! He’s behind the kidnapping this morning and the reactors melting down. We’re all involved - My mother and me. We’ve killed people.
Naseem: Your father will be furious when he hears this.
Behrooz: Father’s coming here? No!
[Behrooz runs out.]
[Naseem chases Behrooz. As he is fleeing the hospital, Behrooz runs right into Navi. Naseem comes up behind Behrooz.]
Naseem: I tried to stop him.
[Navi shoots Naseem dead. Navi grabs his son and drags him into the stairwell.]
Behrooz: You broke my heart, Behrooz. You broke my heart.
[Navi presses a gun to Behrooz’s forehead.]
Behrooz: If you kill me, mother will tell them everything.
Navi: Tell who?
Behrooz: The police. She’s with them.
Navi: I don’t believe you.
Behrooz: It’s the truth. She wants me to be safe, and if you kill me, she will ruin everything you’re doing.
Behrooz: If you don’t believe me, look outside. They’re coming to pick me up.
[Navi runs with Behrooz down the stairwell.]
Navi: Shut up!
[Jack, Tony and Dina pull up next to the hospital.]
Jack: Tony, did you notify security?
Dina: Something is wrong.
Jack: Set up a level 3 cordon around the hospital.
Castle: You got it.
Dina: I’m going with you.
Jack: No, you’re not!
[Jack gets out of the car and runs inside the hospital.]
Jack: What’s going on here?
Security Guard: There’s been a shooting.
Security Guard: One of the pharmacists. Who are you?
Jack: My name is Jack Bauer. I work at the Counter Terrorist Unit. We’ve been tracking the man who did the shooting. Where is he?
Security Guard: Someone just radioed in from the C wing. Saw a Middle Eastern man running. He has a hostage.
Jack: A 17-year-old boy?
Security Guard: I think so.
Jack: What are the possible exits from that wing?
Security Guard: From where he was spotted, he’s pretty much caught at the end of an east parking garage. We got men headed there now.
Jack: You tell your supervisor to tell his men to back off. No one makes contact with him, do you understand me?
Security Guard: All right.
[Jack calls Tony.]
Tony: Hang on a second.
Castle: All right. Have your men on both sides…
[Tony takes the call.]
Jack: Tony, it’s Jack. Navi Araz is here. He’s already killed his wife’s brother.
Tony: What about the boy?
Jack: I don’t know. We’re gonna have to lock down all the exits. I think he’s headed for the parking garage. I need you to meet me on the east side of the building with backup.
Tony: Copy that. We’re going to the east side of the building. We need backup teams there right away.
[Jack waits for the elevator. It is taking too long. He goes down the stairwell.]
[Tony gets inside the car and drives it.]
Dina: What’s happening?
Tony: We’re still looking for your son.
Dina: There’s more. Tell me.
Tony: Mrs. Araz, we’re gonna find your son, all right?
[Navi takes Behrooz into the parking garage.]
Behrooz: I hate you. I’ve always hated you. The only reason I never said so was because I was afraid of you. But I’m not afraid of you anymore!
Navi: Get in.
Behrooz: Go to hell.
[Navi slaps Behrooz.]
Navi: Get in!
[Navi throws Behrooz into the car and drives. Tony pulls into the garage as Jack comes down the stairwell into the same lot.]
Tony: Jack, we’re in the garage now. We’ve secured the exit.
Jack: I’m almost there. Can you get an ID?
Tony: No, nothing yet.
[Jack sees Navi driving toward him and he fires at the car’s tires. Navi smashes into Jack, who crashes onto the windshield. Jack rolls off and keeps firing at the car, popping one of its tires. Navi gets out of the car with Behrooz at gunpoint.]
Jack: Let me see your hands! Put your hands where I can see them now!
Jack: Drop the gun!
Navi: You’ll hit the boy!
Jack: Let the boy go! We can work this out. I will put my gun down if you give me the boy. All I want is the boy!
Navi: Stand down!
Jack: Put the gun down!
Navi: Stand down!
Jack: Put the gun…
[Tony arrives, and Dina sees her son.]
Jack: Tony, stop the car.
[Navi takes Behrooz into a door.]
Jack: Keep her in the car. Let’s seal all the exits of the basement. He’s got nowhere to go but down. Set up a link with CTU now!
Tony: Copy that. Call CTU. We need backup here. Mrs. Araz, calm down. We’ll get your son, all right? Calm down.
[Jack talks with Driscoll over the phone.]
Driscoll: We’ve uploaded the plans to you from the building department. There are only three exits from the hospital’s basement.
Jack: We’ve got all entrances and exits covered. He’s trapped down there.
Tony: Let’s try to open up a negotiation.
Dina: My husband won’t negotiate.
Tony: Why is that?
Dina: He doesn’t need to. He has to assume I have agreed to help you in return for my son’s safety.
Tony: Well, he can’t stay down there with him forever.
Dina: He won’t. In two hours, all the reactors will have gone critical. After that, it won’t matter what I tell you, and he can kill my son. I am only helping you to save his life. I believe in our cause, and if you can’t save my son, I am happy to see the reactors melt down.