Palmer: Mike. Is there an update on President Keeler’s condition?
Mike: No, he’s still unconscious.
Palmer: Is the long term prognosis still in place?
Palmer: How’s President Logan?
Mike: Looking forward to seeing you.
Palmer: Thank you, Aaron.
[Palmer enters the room where Logan is waiting.]
Palmer: President Logan.
Logan: David. I appreciate you coming here so quickly.
Palmer: Tell me how I can help you.
Logan: David, I wasn’t prepared to have all this thrust upon me so suddenly. What I’m trying to say is I made mistakes. This crisis could have ended an hour ago if I hadn’t interfered with the CTU operation that would’ve… would’ve captured Habib Marwan.
Palmer: Punishing yourself for a mistake is something we can’t afford right now.
Logan: What I can’t afford and what this country can’t afford is another mistake. Every decision I make affects the lives of millions of Americans.
Palmer: I understand the pressure you’re under.
Logan: I know you do. When you were in office you dealt with this kind of situation more than once. That’s why I want you here.
Palmer: I still don’t understand what it is I can do to help you.
Logan: Sit. The warhead that was stolen is an S series. That’s one of the most powerful nuclear weapons in the arsenal. Wherever it’s detonated, it will wreak unthinkable devastation. Help me find it. I will give you full authority to act as my proxy whenever you think it’s necessary.
Logan: Umm… I’ll be in conference room B, working on the morning statement for the press.
Mike: I’ll keep you apprised of any developments, sir.
Logan: Thank you, Mike.
[Logan leaves the room.]
Mike: Mr. President, I know you believe my actions during your term in office amounted to a personal and political betrayal.
Palmer: It’s not something I believe. It’s a fact. Get to your point.
Mike: If my presence here makes it more difficult for you, say the word and I’ll leave.
Palmer: Mike, you’re wired into this administration, and I have no doubt that you had this country’s best interest at heart. So for now let’s let bygones be bygones and get to work.
Mike: Thank you, Mr. President. I appreciate that.
Palmer: I reviewed the briefing materials on the way here. Have army reserve supplement the search teams looking for the warhead in Iowa, and have DOE and DOD coordinating our crisis response in case it’s detonated.
Mike: Yes, sir.
Palmer: CTU is heading up the search for this man who stole the warhead, Habib Marwan?
Mike: Yes. They’ve recovered a damaged video tape from Marwan’s last known location. They’re in the process of restoring it. But Marwan is not CTU’s only lead on the warhead now.
Palmer: What other leads do we have?
Mike: A CTU analyst named Chloe O’Brian secured a hard drive belonging to one of Marwan’s associates. This hard drive may contain information that could lead us to the warhead.
[Chloe and Nabila are being checked by medics outside the house.]
Chloe: I told you I’m not hurt. I did the shooting. Now, please leave me alone so I can do this.
[The medic leaves Chloe and she continues to tap into the laptop.]
Chloe: OK, the hard drive is unlocked.
Jack: Chloe, the hard drive belonged to someone who had no previous experience with nuclear weapons. He had to get that information from someone.
Chloe: The E-mails I’m decrypting look like exactly that: weapon schematics, designs of nuclear triggers - all from the same person.
Chloe: The E-mail address itself is shielded under a false domain name.
Jack: What is it?
Jack: OK. Chloe, I want you to forward all the E-mails to us. Edgar.
Edgar: I’m gonna trace it to find the point of origin.
Chloe: These E-mails came from a domestic server. Whoever sent this is in this country.
Jack: OK, Chloe, thank you. Hold on.
[Jack picks up the phone to talk to Chloe in private.]
Jack: Hey. How are you holding up?
Chloe: I’m not used to the idea that I just killed someone, if that’s what you’re asking, but I’m doing my job.
Jack: Fair enough. Get back as soon as you can, OK?
[Jack hangs up.]
Edgar: I got a hit. The man who sent the E-mails’ name is Lee Jong.
Buchanan: Is he in our database?
Edgar: He’s a Chinese national. A research scientist who worked on China’s nuclear weapons program. He was accused of falsifying research data and fired by their government in 2001.
Buchanan: Is it possible China’s providing Marwan with support for this attack?
Jack: No. The Chinese wouldn’t use someone that could be traced back to them so easily. He’s selling his services as a freelance operator.
Curtis: If he’s helping Marwan reconfigure or redeploy the warhead, most likely we’ll not find him.
Buchanan: Check with the INS. See if Lee was out of the country in the last week.
[Jack’s cell phone rings.]
Jack: Excuse me. This is Bauer.
Doctor Basin: Jack. Doctor Basin. You wanted me to give you an update on Paul Raines. He’s still in recovery, but you can see him now just let you in to a visit for a few minutes.
Jack: Thank you, Doctor.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: Get back to me if you find anything.
Buchanan: Where can I find you?
Jack: I’ll be in Medical.
[Audrey is on the phone trying to get past the FAA restrictions on air travel in order to get Paul to a spinal hospital.]
Audrey: Yeah, I understand.
[Audrey hangs up. She goes inside the clinic to see Paul.]
Audrey: Hey. Doctor Basin wants to move you to Emhart’s General Spinal Program, but the FAA still has a ban on air travel. I am trying to get you an exemption.
Paul: Well, if anyone can get an exemption, you can.
[Audrey strokes Paul’s arm.]
Audrey: Listen, I’ve thought a lot about this and I wanna go with you to Massachusetts.
Paul: With me?
Audrey: Yeah. You need to get better, and you shouldn’t have to do that alone.
Paul: I can take care of myself. I don’t need your charity.
Audrey: It’s not about charity, Paul. It’s what I wanna do.
Paul: What about Jack? You said you were in love with him.
Audrey: I know.
[Jack enters the clinic to check on Paul, and he senses the tension with Audrey.]
Jack: Sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt. I’ll come back later.
Paul: That’s all right. Come in.
Jack: I thought you’d be at the DOD briefing.
Audrey: Yeah, it ended early.
Jack: Oh. I… I just wanted to come down and see how you’re doing. I’ve been trying to get down here since you got out of surgery. Listen, Paul…
Paul: Please, you don’t have to say anything.
Jack: Yeah, I do. You saved my life.
Paul: I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. That’s all.
Jack: You pushed me out of the way.
Paul: Honestly, I wasn’t even thinking. It just happened.
[Paul gasps in pain.]
Audrey: Paul, are you all right?
[Buchanan knocks on the door for Jack to come outside.]
Jack: I’ll check back on you later.
Paul: Does he know? That you wanna come with me?
Audrey: Not yet.
[Buchanan briefs Jack outside.]
Jack: What is it?
Buchanan: We found Lee Jong.
Jack: Where is he?
Buchanan: At the Chinese Consulate.
Jack: Dammit, he must know we were coming for him. He took refuge.
Buchanan: He got there about an hour ago. The Consulate’s a solvent territory. It’s the one place we can’t get to him, but we’re gonna try. David Palmer for you.
[Buchanan hands Jack a phone.]
Jack: David Palmer?
Buchanan: Frankly, President Logan’s been a little overwhelmed by what’s been happening. He enlisted Palmer to help us directly.
Jack: It’s nice to talk to you too, Mr. President.
Palmer: I assume Bill told you about Lee Jong.
Jack: Yes, sir.
Palmer: I’m about to call the Chinese consul and explain the situation. I’d like it if you personally took Lee into custody and brought him back to CTU for interrogation.
Jack: And you think the consul will be cooperative?
Palmer: He’s a reasonable man.
Jack: And what if the political approach doesn’t work?
Palmer: I’ll leave it to you to make the necessary preparations. Whatever it takes, we need this man, Lee, in custody.
Jack: I understand, Mr. President.
Palmer: Thank you, Jack.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: Do you have a Chinese interpreter?
Buchanan: She’s just arrived. She’s very good.
Jack: OK. I need her, Curtis and one of is agents ready to move on the Consulate now.
[The phone at Edgar’s workstation rings.]
Edgar: Edgar Stiles.
Man: We got a partial.
Edgar: OK. I’m opening a window now. Send it through.
[Edgar hangs up.]
Edgar: Miss Dessler. Division just called. The video tape they were trying to restore – I’m only able to reconstruct part of it. They send it to my workstation as we speak.
[Edgar plays the part of the tape Division just sent him.]
Marwan: People of America, you wake up today to a different world. One of your own nuclear weapons has been used against you. It’ll be days and weeks before you can measure the damage we’ve caused, but as you count your dead, remember why this has happened to you.
Buchanan: “Wake up today to a different world.”
Michelle: Do we take that literally? That he’ll set off the warhead before dawn?
Buchanan: We have to look at the worst case scenario. What time is sunrise on the east coast?
Edgar: 7:02. Less than two hours from now.
Marwan: Unless you renounce your policies of imperialism and intervention in these activities, this attack will be followed by another and another after that.
Mike: The Chinese consul in Los Angeles. A man named Koo Yin.
[Mike hands Palmer the phone.]
Palmer: Mr. Koo. This is David Palmer.
Yin: It’s an honor to speak with you, Mr. President.
Palmer: I’m calling on behalf of President Logan. The situation today has forced him to direct his attention to other equally urgent matters.
Yin: I understand, and my government extends its sympathy for these terrible attacks on your country. We stand ready to help in any way we can.
Palmer: Thank you. The fact is you can help us. There’s a man in your consulate by the name of Lee Jong.
Yin: Yes. He arrived here earlier tonight.
Palmer: We have evidence connecting him to the terrorist behind today’s attacks. We need to take Mr. Lee into custody immediately to question him.
Yin: Mr. Lee expected suspicion to fall on him. He says there’s been a mistake – he has no connection to terrorists.
Palmer: We believe he’s helping the terrorists to detonate a nuclear device on our soil. Many lives are at stake, Mr. Koo.
Yin: President Palmer, I would very much like to help, but Mr. Lee is a Chinese citizen, and the Consulate is Chinese territory. I can’t just hand him over to you without going through channels.
Palmer: Then I urge you to contact the Premier immediately and explain the situation. Tell him speed is of the essence. Tell him cooperation will be regarded as an extraordinary act of friendship on the part of his nation, and our nation will respond in kind.
Yin: Mr. President, I’ll do my best. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Palmer: Thank you, Mr. Koo.
[Palmer hangs up.]
Palmer: The consul’s gonna try to make something happen.
Mike: How long will it take?
Palmer: I don’t know.
Michelle: Anything new?
Tony: Yeah. The White House just authorized adding IO army reserved unites to the ground search.
Michelle: Have they widened the perimeter?
Tony: Yeah, they locked down a sixty mile radius around the area where the warhead was stolen, but I’m concerned that Marwan’s people might have managed to sneak it outside of the perimeter.
Michelle: Well, we closed all major roads and the air traffic immediately, but there is a chance he got it through.
Tony: Homeland Security is faxing over a casualty projections based on that possibility.
[A fax arrives.]
Michelle: It’s probably them right now.
Tony: Yeah. I’ll get it.
[The phone rings. Michelle picks it up.]
Jen: I’m calling for Tony Almeida. Who’s this?
Michelle: This is Michelle Dessler, a colleague of his. May I ask who’s calling?
Jen: The woman he happens to be living with. Is he there?
Michelle: Yeah. Hold on. It’s for you.
Tony: Who is it?
Michelle: The woman you’re living with.
Jen: I’ve been calling everyone we know going crazy looking for you. Then finally I thought maybe Jack Bauer took you back there. Do you have any idea how worried I’ve been?
Tony: Yeah, I’m sorry. I should have called earlier, but I’ve been very busy.
Jen: Really busy with Michelle Dessler?
Tony: I’m working, Jen.
Jen: For CTU?
Tony: On a provisional basis, yeah.
Jen: I thought you hated that place.
Tony: Things have changed a little.
Jen: Yeah. I guess they have.
Tony: Look, Jen, we can talk about this later. Right now I… I gotta go, all right?
Jen: Tony, what’s your ex-wife doing there?
Tony: Jen, I’m sorry, but I gotta go.
[Tony hangs up.]
Tony: Michelle, umm… I’m sorry you had to find out like that.
Michelle: It’s really none of my business.
Tony: Yeah, it is. I should have told you I was living with somebody else.
Michelle: I don’t wanna talk about this right now.
Tony: Yeah, well, I do. Listen to me. When you left, everything fell apart. Jen happened to be there for me.
Michelle: You don’t have to make excuses for your relationship.
Tony: I’m not making excuses. I’m just telling you how it is.
Michelle: Do you love her?
Edgar: Miss Dessler, the new protocols from DOD just came in. Shall I send them to your screen?
Michelle: Send them to station 16. Thank you, Edgar.
[Chloe returns to CTU and Edgar approaches her.]
Edgar: Are you OK?
Chloe: I’m fine.
Edgar: Is there anything I can do?
Chloe: I said I’m fine. I’m trying not to think about what happened. I’m gonna process it later, OK?
Edgar: Sure, fine.
Chloe: Edgar. I appreciate your concern. I really do. It’s just that when I shot that guy, I thought I’d go all fiddle position, but the truth is I didn’t feel anything. At all. I hope I’m not some kind of a psychopath.
Edgar: Well, he was trying to kill you.
Chloe: Yeah, but still…
Edgar: Maybe it’s a delayed reaction kind of thing. Maybe you’ll freak out about it in a few days.
Chloe: I hope so.
[Palmer is talking to two aides.]
Palmer: Let me know if anything…
[Mike enters the room holding a phone.]
Palmer: No matter how trivial…
Mike: Sir. Bill Buchanan.
[Mike hands Palmer the phone.]
Palmer: Thank you.
[The two aides leave the room.]
Palmer: Yes, Bill?
Buchanan: Mr. President, we’ve just seen a tape recorded by Habib Marwan. On it he says we’ll be, quote: “waking up to a different world”. We can’t be sure what that means, but it may indicate that the warhead will be detonated before dawn on the east coast.
Palmer: Thank you, Bill.
[Palmer hangs up.]
Palmer: CTU thinks that the warhead may be detonated before dawn. Get me Mr. Koo.
[Mike calls the consul.]
Yin: This is Koo Yin.
Mike: Please hold for President Palmer, sir. I have the consul, sir.
[Mike hands Palmer the phone.]
Palmer: Mr. Koo.
Yin: President Palmer, I didn’t expect to hear from you quite so soon.
Palmer: Has the Premier been made aware of the situation?
Yin: Yes, Mr. President. He’s considering it very carefully.
Palmer: There’s no time for that. I’ve just learned that the terrorists may detonate a nuclear device within the next two hours.
Yin: Mr. Palmer, we understand the urgency of the situation, and without making any promises, I have every expectation of giving you a favorable answer.
Yin: I know I’ll be speaking with him again in two to three hours.
Palmer: I told you that is not soon enough.
Yin: I’m sorry, Mr. President, it’s the best I can do.
Palmer: Thank you, Mr. Koo, for your efforts. Please keep me informed.
Yin: Of course, Mr. President.
[Palmer hangs up.]
Palmer: He thinks Mr. Lee will be handed over to us, but not before two or three hours. Now, from their point of view, that’s moving very fast for something like this. From ours, not nearly fast enough.
Mike: What do we do?
[Jack and his team are staked outside the Chinese Consulate building. Jack’s cell phone rings.]
Jack: This is Bauer.
Palmer: Jack, are you at the Consulate yet?
Jack: Yes, sir. We’ve taken our position across the street. They agreed to release Lee?
Palmer: Not quickly enough, and I just learned that the nuclear device may be set off at any moment. Jack, is there any doubt in your mind that Lee is working with Marwan?
Jack: No, sir. The E-mails he sent left no room for doubt.
Palmer: Then we have to get Lee out now and find out what he knows.
Jack: Yes, sir.
Palmer: No one connected with the government can admit to knowing anything about this. Ever. If you’re caught, you’ll be tried at a Chinese court under Chinese law.
Jack: I understand.
Palmer: Jack, if it was anyone else, I’d ask if you were sure about this. With you, I already know the answer. God bless you. Good luck.
Jack: Thank you, Mr. President.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: We’re on. We’re going in to get him.
Curtis: All right.
[Jack calls Tony.]
Jack: Tony, this is Jack. I’m at the Consulate. I need you to get me real time infrared satellite coverage.
Tony: I’m on it. What’s going on, Jack?
Jack: The consul’s not gonna release Lee in time. We have to go in and get him.
Tony: Who knows about this?
Jack: we have authorization from the White House. Tony, this is covert operation. You’re the only person at CTU who can know. I need you to spoof the satellite logs and make sure that the mainframes aren’t monitoring your station. Tony, there can’t be any record that this ever took place, do you understand?
Jack: OK, thanks.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: Let’s suit up.
[Using infrared, Tony sees the bodily activity in the Consulate building and passes this on to Jack.]
Jack: Tony, it’s Jack. I’m on com.
Tony: All right, Jack. I’m uploading a picture of Lee to you right now. Also, I just got a hold of the building schematic.
Jack: Can you overlay the infrared?
Tony: Coming now. Looks like the bulk of the people are on the first floor residential area, most of them not moving, probably asleep.
Jack: Try the second floor offices.
Tony: Grabbing data on the second floor. All right, we got people moving.
Jack: OK. By the way they’re gathering around that third room, that’s probably where Lee is.
Tony: Yeah, I think you’re right.
Jack: I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m moving.
Curtis: How do you wanna deploy?
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?
Man: Yes, Ma’am, that’s correct.
[Suddenly, Paul has trouble breathing.]
Audrey: I gotta call you back.
[Audrey quickly hangs up the phone.]
Audrey: Paul? Paul, what is it? Paul? Doctor Basin! Please, someone come quickly!
[The doctor runs inside the clinic.]
Audrey: OK, OK, OK, it’s OK. He’s right here.
Doctor Basin: 10 milligrams of aspersing.
Audrey: He just started gasping, I don’t know what’s going on.
Doctor Basin: I barely hear his heart. We need to do an ultrasound, but all signs point to a cardio temping off.
Audrey: What does that mean?
Doctor Basin: The sac around his heart is filling up with blood, we can drain off some of the fluid, but we gotta get him back to surgery now.
Audrey: Paul, it’s OK, I’m right here.
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.
Jack: Tell him I understand him, and I will get that for him, I give him my word, but I need the information now.
[Melissa explains this to Lee.]
Melissa: He says he must have this guarantee before he will tell you.
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.
Palmer: OK. I’ll get the guarantee from Logan, and have it waiting for you at CTU.
Jack: Thank you, sir.
[Palmer hangs up. Mike enters the room.]
Palmer: What is it?
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?
Ming: Mr. President, the consul is dead.
[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.