Pilot: This is Air Force One. We are declaring an emergency. We’re not gonna make it. I have to put it down now.
Michelle: Chloe, what’s happening?
Man: Air Force One, do you copy?
Chloe: Air Force One is down.
Rescue team member: This may be him. Mr. President? He’s still alive. I repeat, the President is alive.
Jack: Marwan has to be within a 15 mile radius…
Audrey: Jack. There’s a higher priority than finding Marwan.
Jack: What is it?
Audrey: Recovering the Nuclear Football.
Michelle: Didn’t it go down with Air Force One?
Audrey: The missile inflicted enough damage that the plane left a trail of debris as it went down. A lot of things were sucked out, including the Football. That case contains the codes and locations of our entire nuclear arsenal.
Jack: What’s the location of the Football?
Audrey: Forty miles northeast of here, in the middle of the desert.
Jack: Air support, the Football is in the lead jeep headed north. Take it out. I’m in possession of the Football. Three hostiles are down, one escaped. I’m not positive, but I think it was Marwan. There are some pages missing. Tell me what the contents are of the missing pages.
Audrey: Jack, it’s the Red Section which contains warhead locations and activation codes. If they get a hold of a warhead and a matching activation code, we will not be able to stop them.
Buchanan: Mr. Vice President, President Keeler is alive, but he’s in critical condition. Sir, I recommend you invoke the 25th amendment, and take control of things as soon as possible.
Cummings: You’re worried about him.
Mike: I am. He seems unsure of himself.
Logan: I soundly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States, preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States.
Mike: Mr. President, I just received a phone call from CTU. Part of the Nuclear Football has fallen into the hands of terrorists.
The following takes place between 12:00 A.M. and 1:00 A.M.
Buchanan: Vice President Logan has been sworn into office. He is now President of the United States. His office called. They want an update from us in fifteen minutes.
Michelle: We’re working on several protocols related to the plane crash. What is he gonna wanna focus on?
Buchanan: He’s gonna wanna know how a stealth fighter was stolen from one of our air bases, and more to the point, how it was able to take down Air Force One with one of our own missiles.
Michelle: Has he been briefed on Marwan?
Buchanan: He knows Marwan is the mastermind behind today’s events, yes, but he’s gonna want more specifics on the Football. Where are we on that?
Tony: Jack’s at the debris field outside Indio. He’s trying to reconstruct the Red Chapter of the Playbook that was stolen by Marwan.
Buchanan: How is he doing that?
Tony: He’s working with Fred Loudon from the Department of Defense. He wrote the codes, so he’ll know what’s missing.
Michelle: Who’s going to run point on this update?
Buchanan: You and Tony.
Michelle: All right, everyone. We don’t have a lot of time, so we’re gonna have to fast-track this. Double-source all Intel through Homeland Security and CIA. Skip the usual request procedures. Tie into their data directly.
[The intercom rings.]
Woman: Ms. Dessler, I’ve got Jack Bauer on the line.
Michelle: Put him through.
Woman: Go ahead, Jack.
Jack: Michelle, are you still in briefing?
Michelle: Yes, Jack. You’re on speaker. What have you found?
Jack: Fred Loudon and I just finished the rough reconstruction of the Red Chapter. We’re getting that over to you now.
Buchanan: Jack, it’s Bill Buchanan. Summarize our exposure. What information exactly does Marwan now have in his possession?
Jack: Well, the Red Chapter lays out the location of our domestic nuclear arsenal. The inventory is in the thousands, many of the weapons are in transit as part of our standard shift operations.
Buchanan: Why can’t DOD just secure these weapons?
Jack: Because a number of the weapons are in between checkpoints. It’ll take over an hour to account for all of them. Listen everyone, we’ve gotta remember Marwan only needs one.
Buchanan: All right, Jack. We’ll get on this immediately. Get back here as soon as you can and help Audrey liaison with DOD. We need to account for every single weapon documented in that chapter.
Jack: I’m on my way.
Marwan: The coordinates for the Fed-1-R: latitude, 37 degrees, 14 minutes. Longitude, 115 degrees, 21 minutes.
Logan: Good. Let’s get started. Have all of our armaments referenced in the Red Chapter been secured?
Michelle: Not completely, Mr. President, but we’re working with DOD on that.
Logan: What else do we know?
Michelle: The man who choreographed today’s events, Habib Marwan, is still at large. Most likely, he is in possession of the Red Chapter.
Logan: What are we doing to find him?
Tony: We just picked up a thread, sir. We have a location where one of Marwan’s associates was detected twenty minutes ago.
Logan: That sounds promising. What else?
Michelle: We’re sifting through all our Intel now. We’re hoping to put together a pursuit scenario soon.
Logan: So you’re pretty confident you’ll be able to catch this terrorist, this… this Habib Marwan, before he strikes again?
Michelle: It’s not an exact science, sir. All we can do is maximize the probability for success. There are no guarantees.
Logan: Of course, I understand that! We need to get control of the situation. I can’t run the government from down here indefinitely, but I’m not going upstairs until it’s safe.
Mike: Sir, I think their time is better spent working up what they have. I recommend we let them get back to it.
Logan: OK, Bill. Call us when you have something more concrete.
Buchanan: Yes, sir, I will.
[Buchanan hangs up.]
Buchanan: All right. Let’s get back to work.
Tony: Wait a second. Does anybody else feel uneasy about what we just heard here?
Buchanan: In what way?
Tony: Logan’s supposed to be the man who speaks to the people of this country and exudes confidence, not fear.
Buchanan: Air Force One was just attacked. President Keeler is in critical condition. Logan was just sworn in. Give him time.
Tony: We don’t have time.
Chloe: We’ve got Yosik Khatami. A traffic cam picked him up heading towards the coast. We have him on satellite.
Michelle: Link this up to Curtis. I want him running point on this takedown.
Buchanan: Tell Curtis to remain discreet. I wanna know what Khatami is doing, who he’s meeting, before we take him down.
Tony: Michelle. I was out of line a couple of hours ago about you and Bill. It’s your life and I’ve got no right to judge you.
Michelle: I appreciate that.
Tony: Whatever tension there is between us, I wanna apologize for my part in it. I’d like it if we could just let it go so we can do our jobs. Leave the past in the past and move on.
Michelle: It sounds good.
Tony: All right.
Buchanan: Thank you.
Man: Yes, sir.
Edgar: Curtis just called in. He’s about to arrive at the Marina. We’re set up.
Buchanan: Good. Set up a satellite. Also patch in an audio link.
Edgar: I’ll take care of it now.
Buchanan: Thanks, Edgar.
Tony: Do you want me to run point on that?
Michelle: No. Bill and I will do that, but I want you in on this.
Tony: To do what?
Michelle: I’d like your tactical input.
Tony: Fine, I’ll have Edgar transfer everything over to the situation room.
[Tony goes over to Edgar.]
Buchanan: I get the feeling Tony’s not entirely comfortable with the configuration here today.
Michelle: We hadn’t seen each other for a very long time. It’s uncomfortable for both of us.
Buchanan: The difference is you seem to be able to stay on point. I’m not so sure about him.
Michelle: I am. He’ll be fine.
[Curtis and his team arrive at the Marina and see Yosik waiting alone on the dock.]
Curtis: He’s alone.
Buchanan: What’s he doing?
Curtis: It looks like a meet. He’s waiting for someone.
Buchanan: Is the Marine unit in place?
Tony: Yeah, they’re behind the jetty.
[A man approaches Yosik.]
Curtis: Looks like the man Yosik’s meeting just arrived. He’s walking towards him.
Michelle: Is it Marwan?
Curtis: I can’t tell.
Buchanan: Remember, Curtis, we need them both alive.
Curtis: I copy. All right, all teams, I’ll close up for the pier. Keep them contained, but do not shoot to kill. Repeat: do not shoot to kill.
[Curtis sees someone else near Yosik and Prado.]
Curtis: Dammit. Teams, respond. Who is that?
McAllen: This is McAllen at point 3. It looks like a private patrol.
Curtis: All right, hold your positions.
Yosik: Prado. You’re late. I’ve been standing here, waiting for you.
Prado: I’m here now. Let’s go.
[Prado starts walking. Yosik doesn’t move.]
Prado: Come on. What are you waiting for?
Prado: What’s the matter?
Yosik: Someone’s here.
Prado: It’s OK. It’s just Harbor Security.
Yosik: No. Something’s wrong. They’re on to us.
Prado: Yosik, now!
[Yosik relents and follows Prado into a boat.]
Curtis: The man he’s meeting is not Marwan.
Tony: Is there anybody else there besides the two of them?
Curtis: Not unless there’s someone else on the boat. Harboring units, move into position. All teams, move in.
Prado: We’re OK. I think we should just get out of here.
Yosik: There was a police officer out there!
Prado: I told you, that’s Harbor Security. They stop by all the time.
[Prado looks out from the boat and sees the impending raid.]
Prado: Who the hell is that?
[Yosik calls Marwan.]
Curtis: This is CTU. We have you completely surrounded. Step out of the boat!
Yosik: They found us.
Marwan: Where are you?
Yosik: It doesn’t matter. It’s over. They’re gonna get us.
Marwan: Yosik, you can’t let that happen. You cannot allow yourself to be captured.
Yosik: I understand.
Marwan: Also, you have to kill Prado. He knows too much.
Yosik: I’ll do what you say.
[Yosik reaches for his gun, but Prado kills him first. Marwan hears this over the cell. Prado exits the cabin to the throng of agents. Marwan is still on the line.]
Marwan: Yosik! Yosik!
Curtis: Shots fired! Shots fired! Move in! Come out with your hands up! You’re completely surrounded, there’s no escape!
Prado: Coming out!
Curtis: Drop the gun!
Prado: I’m putting the gun down! I’m putting the gun down!
Curtis: Step out of the boat. Get out of the boat!
Prado: There’s a man inside. I shot him. He was gonna kill me. He was trying to steal my boat. It was self defense.
Curtis: Put your hands on your head. Who are you? Who are you?
Prado: My name’s Joe Prado. I’m innocent. I have nothing to hide.
Curtis: Where’s Yosik?
Agent: He’s dead. His phone was lying next to him.
[The agent hands the phone over to Curtis. Marwan has been disconnected.]
Curtis: Get him out of here.
Agent: Let’s go.
Curtis: Secure the boat.
Agent: Yes, sir.
Curtis: Yosik’s dead. We have the man he was meeting. He says his name is Joe Prado.
Michelle: Bring him in.
Curtis: Will do. We also recovered Yosik’s cell phone. We’ll try and pull something off of it. I’ll report you on the route.
Michelle: Good work, Curtis. We’re standing-by.
Man: What do you wanna do?
Marwan: Control the situation. Make sure Prado doesn’t talk to the authorities. He can hurt us.
Man: How do we get to him?
Marwan: We can’t. Not directly.
[Marwan dials his cell phone.]
Marwan: This is Marwan.
Man: Yes, Marwan?
Marwan: Can you reach Amnesty Global at this hour?
Man: What do you need?
Marwan: An attorney.
Man: What for?
Marwan: Tell them that an innocent man is being held without charges, and is about to be tortured at CTU Los Angeles.
[Everyone at CTU watches the television as Logan addresses the nation.]
Logan: By God’s grace, President Keeler survived, but more than 75 others did not. I share in your grief and anger over this tragedy. My family and I feel no differently than each and every one of you. We are shocked, saddened and maybe a little afraid. These terrorists have displayed once again their indifference toward human life. They will pay for what they have done, I assure you.
Audrey: Bill, excuse me.
Logan: However, we must…
Audrey: There’s a convoy missing.
Audrey: It was headed from Illinois to Jefferson City, Iowa. It disappeared just inside the boarder.
Edgar: They are due to call in with their checkpoint every twenty minutes. They didn’t. I tried to reach them on com-sat, there was no reply.
Buchanan: How about satellite?
Audrey: Nothing showing up.
Buchanan: What was on the trucks?
Audrey: A nuclear warhead.
Logan: …Our faith and our resolve will prevail.
[Edgar gets Prado’s photo and fingerprints from Curtis for a background check.]
Curtis (over the phone): Edgar, use the files I sent. Have Prado’s information waiting for me as soon as I get back to CTU.
Edgar (over the phone): OK. We’ve got the fingerprints. I’ll run them through our databases.
Curtis (over the phone): Thanks.
[Edgar hangs up.]
Michelle: What do we know about the prisoner Curtis is bring in?
Edgar: Just the name he gave, Joe Prado. Curtis just uploaded his picture and prints. I’m running through them now.
Michelle: Prep holding so Curtis can begin interrogation as soon as they arrive. I want this man broken in minutes, not hours.
[Michelle has the rest of the staff focus on finding the warhead.]
Michelle: Clear all directories. Put all resources into finding this warhead.
[Mike complains to Buchanan that the President won’t be happy that the statement he just made has become invalidated.]
Buchanan: Believe me, Mike, I wish I had known about this sooner too.
Mike: Look, I’m not pointing fingers here. I’m on your side, but the President is not going to be happy that the statement he made could be invalidated.
Buchanan: I don’t know what to tell you. We’re putting everything we’ve got into finding this missing warhead.
Mike: All right, let me get back to you.
[Mike hangs up.]
[At the site of the torched, ambushed convoy, a group of men put the crated warhead onto their flatbed truck and throw a tarp over it.]
Man: Move! Inside, let’s go. Move, move, move!
Driver (over the phone): We have it. We’re heading out now.
[The men drive off.]
Logan: General Thomas just told me we’re missing a nuclear warhead.
Mike: Yes, I just heard some of the details from Bill Buchanan.
Logan: When did this happen?
Mike: It disappeared somewhere between 1:45 A.M. and 2:15, Central Time.
Logan: And none of our satellites was able to pick this up?!
Mike: It was at night. Our people are analyzing the imagery now, but it’s going to be hard to find.
Mike: Our people are doing everything they can to contain him to the Los Angeles area. It’s going to be difficult for him to leave.
Logan: Yeah, well, it’s difficult to shoot down Air Force One with one of our own stealth fighters, but he managed to do that. Who knows what else they’re planning? I’m sure he’s gonna come after me next.
Mike: Mr. President, there’s no indication that’s his plan.
Logan: You don’t know that, I don’t know that! We don’t have enough information to know what his plan is!
Mike: Head of Secret Service is on his way over now. He has a revised plan. I’m certain it’ll ease your mind about your safety.
[Curtis and the agents lead Prado into CTU.]
Edgar: That’s the bastard Curtis found at the Marina, the one who’s helping the terrorists.
Chloe: I guess.
Edgar: I’d like to get him in a room for a few minutes.
Edgar: He’d talk to me about two seconds.
Chloe: Oh, you wanna hurt him to get revenge for your mother dying.
Curtis: Did Michelle have a chance to look at this?
Chloe: I can understand that.
Curtis: I need him processed immediately. Take him to holding. Did Edgar run the prints I sent?
Tony: Yeah, the name checks out. Joseph Prado, Ex-Marine. No criminal record, but over the last five years he’s got no record of employment either.
Curtis: Which means he’s a criminal or a mercenary.
Tony: That’s right.
Curtis: I’ll find out if he knows anything about the missing warhead.
Tony: All right.
Tony: What do you got?
Chloe: We found the convoy. I just got off with Iowa highway patrol. Military transport was ambushed. Everyone’s dead.
Tony: What about the warhead?
Tony: All right. Find out what kind of vehicle they needed to transport it. Also, tell local law enforcement to put up perimeters. I want you to check for any airstrips or a remote clearance where they might be able to put down a chopper.
[Curtis gets ready to interrogate Prado.]
Michelle: Remember, he’s an Ex-Marine. He won’t cave easily.
Buchanan: I’ll get into this with the Justice Department. In the meantime, do what he says.
Buchanan (over the phone): When can I expect his call? It’s extremely important. Yes, I understand that, but I need to talk to the judge personally. Please have him call me back.
[Buchanan hangs up.]
Edgar: Mr. Buchanan?
Buchanan: Edgar, do you have those hourlies for me?
Edgar: No, I don’t, but I’m here on another matter.
Edgar: I heard the interrogation of Prado has been put on hold.
Buchanan: That’s right.
Buchanan: Edgar, you have a job to do. Please get back to it.
Edgar: I know I’m not supposed to be interfering in matters of policy, but considering what I’ve been through today – my mother dying because of these terrorists… I wanna know why we’re letting some slimy lawyer protect a dirtbag like Prado.
Buchanan: We’re not happy about that either and we’re gonna fix it, but it’s gonna take some time.
Edgar: That’s time we don’t have!
Buchanan: Edgar, stop. I’m trying to cut you some slack here, but you need to get back to your job. You need to put all that other stuff on hold for a while, please.
Edgar: Yes, sir.
[Buchanan’s cell phone rings.]
[Edgar goes back to work.]
Buchanan: Yes, I’ll hold for the judge.
Chloe: What was that about? You’re supposed to be doing the hourlies.
Edgar: I know. I don’t know why everybody keeps telling me what I’m supposed to be doing. I have a photographic memory, in case you forgot.
Chloe: How can I forget? You tell me like every other day.
Edgar: I don’t like what’s happening here. We have some prissy lawyer holding us up from doing our job.
Chloe: Your job is to do the hourlies. You’re holding yourself up.
[Jack enters CTU.]
Chloe: Have you heard about the missing warhead?
Jack: Yeah. FBI linked up with Highway Sheriff’s Department yet?
Chloe: An attorney came in from Amnesty Global with a court order saying we weren’t allowed to be alone with Prado. Buchanan’s on the phone with the judge who signed the order now.
Buchanan: …you know that’s not the case here…
Jack: I’ll be right back. I don’t believe this.
Buchanan: I disagree with you, your honor. This does not fall outside the boundary of the petrianact. Yeah, all right, thanks.
[Buchanan hangs up.]
Jack: What the hell’s going on here? You’ve got a key witness on a missing warhead. We should be pressing this guy with everything we’ve got.
Buchanan: Judge Norm won’t budge. If we wanna appeal, we have to wait till 7:00 A.M., take it to an appellant judge.
Jack: Does he know what the stakes are?
Buchanan: He does, but he’s feeling if Prado’s got no record, he shouldn’t be treated like a terrorist.
Jack: What about the fact that he was caught meeting with a known terrorist in the middle of the night on a pier?
Jack: Bill, we need to interrogate this person and I don’t care what court order they’re waving at you.
Buchanan: I agree, but he’s got his attorney with him and a U.S. Marshall protecting his rights.
Jack: Where is his attorney?
Buchanan: In holding with Prado.
[Jack goes to the interrogation room.]
Buchanan: Jack, don’t make it worse.
Jack: I just wanna talk to him.
Prado: How much longer do I have to stay here?
Weiss: I’m trying to get you out as soon as I can. My office is in the process of filing a complaint.
Prado: They have nothing on me. I was standing alone on my boat. I don’t even know this man that they were going after.
[Jack enters the interrogation room with Curtis.]
Jack: Come in with me now.
Weiss: Who are you?
Jack: My name is Jack Bauer, Department of Defense. And you are?
Weiss: David Weiss, Amnesty Global.
Jack: Curtis, why is the suspect not in his restrains?
Curtis: Amnesty Global’s order supersedes our authority.
Weiss: Mr. Bauer, my client is cooperating. He’s not trying to go anywhere. All he wants is to be treated like any other US citizen.
Jack: Your client aided and abetted the people who attacked the President of the United States today.
Weiss: You don’t know that.
Jack: As a matter of fact, we do.
Weiss: Then charge him.
Jack: May I speak with you privately? Get the door.
[Jack and Weiss speak outside the interrogation room.]
Jack: You and I both know that your client isn’t clean, and that he conspired to steal a US nuclear warhead.
Weiss: All my client wants is due process.
Jack: Mr. Weiss, these people are not gonna stop attacking us today until millions, and millions of Americans are dead. Now, I don’t wanna bypass the constitution, but these are extraordinary circumstances.
Weiss: The constitution was born out of extraordinary circumstances, Mr. Bauer. This plays out by the book, not in a back room with a rubber hose.
Jack: I hope you can live with that.
[Jack lets Weiss back into the interrogation room and starts to leave.]
Guard: Sir, can I help you?
Jack: No, it’s all right.
[Jack runs back inside the interrogation room.]
Jack: How’d you get here so fast?
Jack: Who asked you to represent Mr. Prado?
Weiss: I don’t have to give you that information.
Jack: Curtis, from the time of his arrest, did the suspect have time to call a lawyer?
[Jack and Curtis leave the room.]
Jack: Marwan called Amnesty Global. This is his play.
Buchanan: That means Prado definitely knows something Marwan doesn’t want us to hear. We still can’t get around that court order.
Jack: We need to call the President now.
Logan: We cannot have any leaks regarding this missing warhead.
Mike: I’ve contacted General Wilson in Iowa. He’s sealing off the roads while we clean up the ambushed convoy.
Logan: What about those highway patrol officers who discovered it?
Mike: Wilson’s already brought them in and he’s explaining the situation. The good news is this is happening in the middle of the night. Most of the country’s still asleep.
[The intercom rings.]
Woman: CTU Los Angeles is on the line for President Logan. They say it’s urgent.
Logan: Thank you, gentleman, that’ll be all. Walt, stay. Put them through.
Woman: Go ahead, please.
Buchanan: Mr. President, this is Bill Buchanan. I’m here with Jack Bauer.
Logan: Yes, Bill? What do you have for me?
Buchanan: Sir, in the process of trying to track down this missing warhead we brought in a prime suspect for questioning.
Logan: What have you learned?
Buchanan: Well, that’s the problem, sir. Right now, our hands are tied. Amnesty Global has interceded on his behalf.
Logan: Interceded on what grounds?
Buchanan: He’s a US citizen with no previous record.
Logan: Why is he a suspect?
Buchanan: We found him with Yosik Khatami, the man who’s linked to today’s terrorist events.
Logan: I don’t understand. It doesn’t violate any law to question a suspect.
Mike: Mr. President, if I may?
Logan: Go ahead, Mike.
Mike: Jack, it’s Mike Novick.
Jack: Hi, Mike.
Mike: Am I corrected assuming that this suspect is unlikely to respond to the kind of Q&A his lawyer would permit?
Jack: That’s correct, Mike. If we wanna procure any information from this suspect, we’re gonna have to do it behind closed doors.
Logan: You’re talking about torturing this man?
Jack: I’m talking about doing what is necessary to stop this warhead from being used against us.
Logan: Give us a moment, Bill. Mike, what do you think?
Mike: I think we need to do whatever it takes to find Marwan.
Logan: Walt? Way in.
Cummings: Well, this makes me nervous.
Cummings: Should this man be innocent as he claims he is, your first act as President is to sanction his torture. That’ll forever haunt your presidency.
Logan: All right, gentleman. Here’s what I’ll agree to. I’ll call a special session with members of the Justice Department and we’ll discuss this. I’ll have an answer for you in twenty minutes.
Jack: Mr. President, this thing could be over in twenty minutes.
Logan: It’s as far as I’m willing to go right now.