Jack: That won’t be easy, sir. He’s planned and organized everything that’s happened today. He’s committed to his cause. He’s prepared to die.
Palmer: I know you’ll do your best. Keep me posted.
Jack: Yes, sir, I will.
[They hang up the call.]
Palmer: Let the Joint Chiefs know of the situation, but tell him that this should be limited to the intelligence community only.
Mike: Sir, if a nuclear missile has been launched, we have to assume that Washington is its target.
Logan: What are our options?
Mike: We don’t have many. Our first priority is to establish a continuative government and start a quiet evacuation of government personnel in the city.
Palmer: Bring the cabinet members and the speaker of the house to the bunker. The Congress and the Pentagon should be taken to the mountain safety facility.
Palmer: Mike, let them know that this is category one emergency. Tell them nothing more. We can’t afford an information leak.
Logan: David, the public needs to be warned, cities need to be evacuated.
Palmer: Not yet. Let’s see what Bauer comes up with first.
Curtis: He’ll die before he talks to us.
Jack: I know.
[With time slipping away, Jack confronts Marwan to find out what he had hoped to accomplish.]
Jack: Stand down. You and I both know all I wanna do right now is to kill you. But I have my orders. We’ve ran out of time. You win. I’ve been instructed to ask you what you want.
Marwan: What I want is already happening.
Jack: The death and destruction of innocent life is a means to an end. Why don’t we just skip to the end?
Marwan: To the end?
Jack: Everything that you did today, you did for a reason - for your people. What do you want to change?
Marwan: I have no interest in having a political discussion with you.
Jack: I am in a unique position to make things happen. I have the ear of the President of the United States right now. You have the power to make any kind of deal that you want, and I promise you - you’ll do more for you and your people if you cooperate with me than if you let that missile hit its target. You tell me where the missile’s headed, you help me to stop it, and I guarantee you that you’ll talk to the President and he will listen to you, he has no choice. Right here, right now. You have the chance to get what you want.
Marwan: I already have, agent Bauer. After this day every elected official and citizen of America will know that America cannot intervene in our lives or countries with impunity. Besides, your President sees me in only one dimension - evil.
Jack: As you see us.
Marwan: Yes, and vulnerable.
[Edgar shows Chloe calls pulled up on Marwan’s cell phone.]
Edgar: Chloe, come here.
Edgar: You’re never gonna believe what I just found. I got names off some calls received on Marwan’s cell phone. Take a look.
Chloe: Richard Heller?
Edgar: That’s right, Secretary of Defense Heller’s son called Marwan a week ago.
Chloe: Did you tell anyone yet?
Edgar: No, just you.
Chloe: I’ll let Buchanan know.
[Chloe tells Buchanan and his staff about the connection with Richard Heller.]
Tony: Audrey, Richard’s phone number was found on a received registry of Marwan’s sim card.
Audrey: Does my father know about this?
Tony: Buchanan’s calling him right now.
Audrey: All right.
Tony: I’m sorry.
Curtis (over the phone): All right. I’ll tell him. Yeah.
[Curtis hangs up.]
Curtis: Jack, we got something.
Curtis: Richard Heller called Marwan a week ago.
Jack: We’re sure about this?
Curtis: Yeah, they’re bringing him to CTU.
Jack: I wanna question this kid myself. We need to get back there now. Put the suspect in the vehicle. We’re headed back to CTU now.
Marwan: It doesn’t matter where you take me.
Jack: Yeah, we’ll see about that.
[Jack’s cell phone rings.]
Jack: This is Bauer.
Buchanan: Jack, were you able to get anything out of Marwan?
Jack: No, we’re gonna take him back to CTU. We got a better chance of breaking him there. We’re about ten minutes out.
[As the agents load Marwan into the SUV, a rocket-propelled grenade streaks past Jack and explodes one of the CTU cars. The agents fire back at the snipers above]
Jack: Curtis, are you OK?
[A terrorist climbs into the SUV that Marwan is in and peels out.]
Jack: Can you see the shooters?
Curtis: They’re on the roof behind us.
Jack: Go! Notify the perimeter we no longer have Marwan in custody!
Curtis: Perimeter teams, Marwan’s escaped! He’s headed towards the southwest sector.
Buchanan: Chloe, what have you got on Marwan?
Chloe: Nothing. He already ditched the transport vehicle. We can’t find him on satellite.
Buchanan: How did his people get into that area?
Chloe: They didn’t; they must have been there before us. Marwan secured the location.
Buchanan: All right, have perimeter teams cover nearby buildings for remaining hostiles, then shift personnel to tracking the missile.
Tony: We lost him, Jack.
Jack: Dammit, Tony, how?
Tony: They dumped their vehicle on the freeway. In the chaos, Marwan must have gotten into another car and driven off. We’re trying to analyze the satellite right now, but the images are too noisy.
Jack: How does Buchanan wanna handle this?
Buchanan: I’m here, Jack. Finding Marwan is becoming less likely. With that missile in the air, we have to follow primary leads only; Right now that’s Richard Heller.
Jack: Has he arrived yet?
Buchanan: No, our team’s on the way to get him. He’ll be back here momentarily.
Jack: Bill, I wanna interrogate this kid myself.
Buchanan: I understand. I’ll have him ready for you.
Jack: OK, we’re on our way in.
[Jack hangs up.]
Jack: Curtis, we need to get back to CTU. They lost Marwan. We’re gonna have to track him from there.
Curtis: What did Buchanan say?
Jack: Richard Heller’s at first position. We’re gonna interrogate him.
[The President addresses the Cabinet assembled in the White House bunker on the nuclear missile threat.]
Man: Mr. President.
Logan: Please, everybody, be seated. I would like to apologize for the abruptness of your removal from your homes and your offices. Please know that every precaution had to be taken to ensure the secrecy of your arrival. The U.S. has been thrown into a category one emergency. A cruise missile containing a nuclear warhead has been launched and is now headed for, we believe, a major U.S. city, very possibly Washington D.C. Now, all branches of the military have been alerted and they’re doing everything in their power to locate the missile and to intercept it.
Ashton: Excuse me, sir. You’re saying that not only do we not know what the missile’s target is, but you don’t even know where the missile is?
Logan: That’s correct.
Ashton: When do you plan to inform the public?
Logan: As of this time, we feel that informing the public wouldn’t be in the country’s best interest.
Ashton: “We” meaning who, Mr. President?
Logan: I feel that way, Mr. Speaker.
Ashton: Doesn’t the public have a right to know the truth?
Logan: That’s all I have for now. When I know more, an update will be given. Thank you.
[Logan turns to leave.]
Ashton: Mr. President.
Logan: Yes, Don?
Ashton: Sir, I do not wish to question your decision in front of the cabinet, but I think that you’re making a grave mistake in not alerting the public.
Logan: Look, I’ve thought a lot about this and I’m certain it’s the right course.
Ashton: Well, if I may say so, sir, you do not seem certain.
Logan: It’s a difficult day for all of us, Don. Now, if you’ll excuse me.
[Logan leaves to confer with Palmer, and Ashton notices the body language between the two men. It’s clear that Palmer is in the dominant, confident position to Logan.]
Ashton: Mike, what’s going on here?
Mike: Meaning what?
Ashton: Logan was sworn in a few hours ago, we’re under a massive terrorist attack. He needs all the help he can get.
Mike: He understands that and he’s seeking advice from everywhere.
Ashton: Not from his cabinet or the congressional leadership.
Mike: Give it time, Don. Give it time.
Tony: Tactical’s at Richard’s house. They’re going through his things right now.
Michelle: What about Jack?
Tony: Jack and Curtis are on their way back.
Michelle: Someone has to tell Audrey that Jack’s going to be interrogating her brother.
Tony: Audrey’s not gonna wanna let Jack near her brother.
Michelle: It can’t be helped. I mean, if Richard knows something about that missile…
Tony: It’s funny, this morning Jack and Audrey were planning their future. Now he’s responsible for her husband’s death, and he may have to torture her brother.
Michelle: And yet every move he’s made has been the right one.
Tony: Not if he wanted to be with her. Look, Michelle… Everything that’s happened here today, it’s been hard going through it with you again.
Michelle: It’s been hard for me too.
Tony: And I look at what this job does to the people in our positions, and I realize I want us to be together again, but it’s gotta be away from all of this.
Michelle: You want us to leave our jobs? We’ve spent the last twelve years of our lives doing this. Where would we go? What would we do?
Tony: I don’t care. People start over every day if it’s important to them.
Michelle: You’re asking me to leave the only thing I’ve ever done.
Tony: Yes, I am.
[Richard Heller creates a scene as he is dragged into CTU.]
Richard: This is beyond belief! I cannot be brought here! Audrey, you gotta get me out of here. These guys broke into my house. This is so illegal.
Audrey: All right, Richard, listen. Just calm down, OK? Listen to me. Your phone number came up on the cell phone of a terrorist, all right?
Richard: That’s what they said. That’s insane, and you know that, Audrey.
Buchanan: Audrey. Audrey.
Audrey: Listen, OK? Just listen…
Buchanan: Audrey. Audrey.
Buchanan: They have to get him into holding now.
Richard: Audrey! Audrey, don’t let them do this! Don’t let them do this to me!
Audrey: Who’s interrogating him?
[Jack enters CTU and Audrey approaches him.]
Audrey: You are not gonna do this. You are not gonna torture my brother.
Jack: I’ll be right in there. I don’t wanna hurt Richard, but we’re out of time. He knows something, and I’m gonna find out what it is.
Audrey: And what if he doesn’t?
Jack: You’re aware that he called Marwan. It came up on his cell phone.
Audrey: There has gotta be an explanation for that. Let me talk to him.
Jack: You honestly believe that you can interrogate your own brother?
Audrey: It’s because he’s my brother, maybe I can get something out of him that you can’t, Jack. Please, just give me five minutes. Please.
Jack: Take five minutes.
Audrey: Thank you.
[Congressman Ashton tries to get information out of Novick about Palmer’s role as advisor.]
Ashton: How’s President Logan managing?
Mike: Given the circumstances, he’s doing very well.
Ashton: I noticed that ex-President Palmer’s here with him.
Mike: Yes, he brought the former President in to advice.
Ashton: Yeah, well, that’s probably a good idea. Palmer’s been at the helm in this kind of crisis before. He knows how to lead.
Mike: President Logan doesn’t have any problem leading, if that’s what you’re getting at.
Ashton: Oh, no, not at all. It’s just that if he’s not going to ask his cabinet for help or the leadership, it comforts me, somewhat, that he’s in good hands.
Ashton: Yeah, yeah, there is. The people elected John Keeler to run this country. In his absence, Logan is expected to take over. But if he’s not up to the task, Mike, it is I, Speaker of the House, and not David Palmer, who steps up.
Mike: Understood. And let me assure you that’s not the case. Logan is in complete control. Excuse me, Don, I gotta get back.
[Mike enters the President’s office.]
Mike: Excuse me, Mr. President. We may have a problem.
Logan: What is it?
Mike: Don Ashton. He’s been asking a number of questions and raising concerns as to President Palmer’s role here.
Logan: That’s too bad. We have more important things to worry about at the moment.
Mike: Sir, as Speaker of the House, he can create problems which you don’t need right now.
Palmer: Mike’s right, sir. Don’s very ambitious. Now that he’s next in line to the presidency, he’ll look to exploit any angle he can.
Logan: He won’t put his ambition in front of national security.
Palmer: No, he won’t see it in those terms, sir. In his eyes, national security and his personal ambition are one and the same.
Logan: What do we do?
Palmer: Show him who’s in charge.
Jack: Everything set up?
Curtis: Yeah, he’s ready.
Jack: Let’s do this.
[Audrey goes inside the interrogation room with Richard.]
Richard: Audrey. Get me out of here, please. Tell them I didn’t do anything.
Audrey: Richard, I want you to listen to me very carefully, OK? A missile carrying a nuclear warhead was launched by this man, Habib Marwan. Tell me what you know about him.
Richard: Look, I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Audrey: CTU has proof that you called him last week. Last Tuesday at 4:00 in the morning.
Richard: I don’t know any Habib Marwan or anything about a missile. You have got to believe me, Audrey.
Audrey: Richard, that missile is in the air right now, heading toward a city. Please, Richey, just tell me what you know.
Richard: Look, I told you, I don’t know anything.
Audrey: Why’d you make that phone call last week?
Richard: I didn’t make a phone call, Audrey.
[Heller enters the observation room.]
Heller: What’s happened with my son so far?
Jack: We decided to let Audrey talk to him first. They just got started.
Heller: Has he confessed to anything yet?
Jack: No, sir.
Audrey: Richard, it’s not making sense. That call was made.
Curtis: His readings are spiking. He’s holding something back.
Audrey: Richard… Richey, I am begging you to talk to me, all right? If you don’t, there is a man who will come in here and he will get the information from you. I saw him torture someone today. It’s what he’s trained to do. He won’t stop hurting you until you tell him the truth. Please.
Richard: Don’t let them do this to me.
Audrey: Tell me what you know and they won’t.
Richard: I don’t know what you want from me. I don’t.
Audrey: Richey, look at me, look at me. We have a chance to fix this.
Heller: This is not working. We don’t have time to coddle him. Open up.
Richard: Don’t let them do this to me…
Heller: I don’t care if he is my son, he’s playing games now.
[Heller enters the interrogation room.]
Heller: All right, Richard, this has gone far enough. Either you tell us what we wanna know, or I will let them use every piece of equipment they have to drag it out of you. You understand that?
Audrey: Dad, don’t…
Heller: Audrey, leave the room.
Audrey: Dad, please…
Heller: Now! I mean it.
Audrey: Richey, I want you to tell them everything you know, please.
Richard: Don’t let them do this to me…
Heller: Now what’s it gonna be, Richard?
Richard: Go to hell. I didn’t do anything wrong, I don’t have to tell you anything.
Heller: There’s a nuclear warhead gonna detonate somewhere over this country. Those lost lives will be on your head! You will be a murderer!
Richard: I didn’t mean to do anything wrong. I swear.
Heller: What did you do, Richard? Tell me what you did!
Richard: A week ago, I was… I was at a bar and… and there was this girl and her boyfriend… OK?
Heller: Right. What were their names?
Richard: I don’t know. They wanted to party and I… we… we went back to my place. We got high… and then… I guess there was time for one of them to make a call on my phone.
Richard: When we were in bed.
Heller: So while you were in bed with her, he used your phone in the other room.
Richard: He wasn’t the one in the other room, dad. I was with him. She must have been the one that made the call.
Heller: So you were set up?
Richard: Yeah. I guess so, dad.
Heller: Did they leave you with a number or an address?
Heller: What kind of a car were they driving?
Richard: They didn’t have one. I drove.
Heller: Where did you drop them off afterwards?
Richard: I didn’t. They took a cab.
Heller: Do you remember the name of the cab company?
Richard: No, dad, I don’t.
Jack: Get in touch with every cab company that works in the area. I want their log books. Get me a sketch artist now.
Curtis: I’ll run it. Take over.
Richard: So now you know. I suppose you’re even more disgusted with me, huh, dad?
Heller: This is not about how you choose to live your life, son. This is about how you’ve put this country in jeopardy. If you had told us this information yesterday, maybe these terrorist attacks would not have occurred.
Richard: No, don’t you put that on me, dad. ‘Cause yesterday I didn’t know that that night had anything to do with these attacks.
Heller: You should have told us everything.
Jack: I’ll wait outside.
Heller: You made a profound mistake today, Richard.
[Heller leaves Richard alone in the interrogation room.]
Logan: The missile carrying the nuclear warhead was launched from a location in central Iowa. It’s becoming more and more likely that the target is on or near one of the coasts.
Jenny: It’s clearly going to be new york or D.C. Why aren’t we evacuating those two cities?
Palmer: I disagree, Jenny. It’s not clear, and if you start to evacuate these two cities, then you may have an unauthorized mass exoduses of Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Atlanta. That’s a situation I don’t think the President should be dealing with.
Ashton: Maybe the President should be telling us that himself.
Logan: Please, Mr. Speaker, I’ve discussed this option with a number of domestic experts including President Palmer, and that’s my assessment as well.
Ashton: What about air defense? Are we gonna stand by and let the airspace over these cities remain undefended?
Palmer: We have a limited number of F-18 interceptor jets at our disposal. They need to be augmenting the search for this missile, and not deployed in a wait-and-see mode.
Ashton: Mr. Palmer, I’m sure that we all appreciate your desire to help, but the constitution has determined who the decision makers should be at this time. I think you’re overstepping your bounds.
Palmer: In the first place, it’s “Mr. President”, Don. And it is the content of my statements you should be addressing.
Logan: David. It’s true, you are to be addressed as President. It’s an expression of respect, but not a functional title.
Palmer: I understand that, sir. But you have to understand, I’ve been through this crisis before.
Logan: Yes, but we are here now. The appointed and the lawful representatives of the people of the United States.
Palmer: Mr. President…
Logan: David, there will be no more discussion on this matter. Your point has been taken. However, Ashton has made a good point, and I wanna address his concerns.
Palmer: Perhaps it’s best if I excused myself.
Palmer: Ladies, gentlemen…
Logan: Mr. Speaker, I think you’re right. We’re gonna put those jets over D.C. and New York.
[Palmer walks into another office, where Novick has watched the Cabinet meeting.]
Palmer: Did you see it on the inside feed?
Mike: Yes. It went exactly as you’d hoped. We won’t have any more problems with Don Ashton today.
Palmer: I hope you’re right.
[Tony prepares to go out into the field with Jack.]
Michelle: We’ll be monitoring everything on three.
Tony: All right. Make sure LAPD’s there when we land. We’re gonna need transport to the site.
Michelle: They’ve already been called.
Michelle: Tony, wait. I can’t… I can’t spend another day without you. I’m ready to leave here. I’m ready to go with you.
[Tony kisses Michelle. He then turns to leave.]
Michelle: Tony. Be careful.
[Tony smiles at Michelle and then leaves CTU.]
Heller (over the phone): Right.
[Heller hangs up.]
Heller: They’re setting up a remote feed. Richard’s gonna help Jack identify the suspects when they get onsite.
Audrey: Then what?
Heller: Then they’ll let him go. His motives certainly weren’t seditious.
Audrey: Dad, I feel so lost.
Heller: I know, sweetheart.
Woman: Ms. Raines?
Woman: Jack Bauer’s on line two for you.
Audrey: Thank you.
Heller: You take it, sweetheart. I’ll be on the floor.
[Heller leaves the office and Audrey takes Jack’s call.]
Jack: Audrey, it’s Jack. I know you don’t wanna talk to me right now, but there are a few things I need to say.
Audrey: All right.
Jack: Look, I know with everything that’s happened today, you’ve seen me do things that before now you thought were unimaginable.
Audrey: I would have been happy to skip today.
Jack: Yeah, me too. But the truth of it is ,Audrey, I never believed you could ever really love me if you’d known about everything I’ve done.
Audrey: Jack, I can’t…
Jack: Audrey, please, let me finish. These were the things that I was running away from. That’s why I moved to D.C. That’s why I stopped doing field work. That’s why I don’t work at CTU.
Audrey: All I know is that you’re back in it, and it’s too much for me, Jack.
Jack: I know. I know. The last thing I ever wanted to do was push you away from me. God, Audrey, I love you. But this is how the job has to be done. I just want you to know how sorry I am that it had to involve you and the people you care about. Look, you don’t have to say anything now. Please, just promise me, as soon as this is over we can talk about everything that’s happened. Audrey, please.
Jack: I gotta call you back later, OK?
Audrey: All right.
Castle: Jack, tactical’s just got the schematics ready.
Jack: What are the approach perimeters?
Castle: They want us to go in from the west.
Curtis: Edgar. This is the composite the sketch artist made based on Richard Heller’s description. Get it to Jack and Tony.
Edgar: Will do.
[Edgar sends Jack the composite sketch based on Richard’s descriptions.]
[In the Mercerwood complex, a couple finishes having sex.]
Gary: Now can we go?
Mandy: We still have plenty of time to get to Marwan.
Gary: Look, I don’t like cutting it this close.
[Suddenly, Mandy hears helicopters outside.]
[Jack briefs the SWAT team in the chopper using the composite sketches sent from CTU.]
Jack: This is a sketch of the guy that Richard Heller described. He and the girl are our only leads to finding Marwan, so once we identify the suspects, it is vital that we take them alive.
[Curtis’ cell phone rings.]
Jack: Curtis, it’s Jack. We’re getting ready to land. Is everything set?
Curtis: Yeah, we’re all set. Richard’s ready to make a positive ID.
Jack: Copy that. I want you to stay on this channel.
Curtis: You got it.
Jack: We’re a go.
[The chopper lands.]
Jack: I need you to make sure that no LAPD units go inside our established perimeter. Am I clear?
Agent: Yes, sir.
Jack: OK, let’s go!
[Mandy dresses and loads her weapons.]
Gary: Are you ready?
Mandy: They found us.
Gary: What are you talking about?
Mandy: A helicopter just landed a block away.
Gary: So what?
Mandy: So, they found us.
Mandy: Hey. We can’t go together.
Gary: Why not?
Mandy: Because one of us has to stay here in the apartment.
Mandy: Because if they think that we’re still here, then it gives the other a chance to escape.
Gary: You’ve gotta be joking. One of us is gonna get caught to save the other?
Mandy: Exactly. It’s gonna be you.
[Mandy shoots Gary.]
Tony: Jack, what do you wanna do? Move in on the apartment immediately?
Jack: No, I want you and castle to take up positions here on the roof of the main building in the center of the complex.
Jack: LAPD, I need the entry code for the south gate.
Officer: It’s *4763458.
[Jack enters the building through the main gate.]
Jack: I’m in. OK, I’ve got a visual on the apartment. There’s activity inside. McAllen, meet me at the front door of the apartment. Have your people cover us.
McAllen: On the way. Go. Go.
[Jack and another agent break into Mandy’s apartment.]
Jack: Pick it.
Jack: Put your hands where I can see them. Put your hands where I can see them now!
[Jack finds Gary’s dead body slumped in a chair.]
Jack: He’s dead. Get a picture of him. Send it back to CTU.
McAllen: Got it.
Jack: Tony, this is Jack. Has anybody reported any outside movement?
Tony: No. Why?
Jack: The man is dead. The girl is no longer in the apartment.
Tony: She couldn’t have gotten past the perimeter teams.
Jack: I know, but there are plenty of other places to hide. I want all teams to maintain their positions until we have time to search the other apartments.
Tony: Roger that. All teams, hold position.
Agent: Copy that.
[Mandy climbs up to the rooftop and shoots Agent Castle in the arm. She brings Castle out at gunpoint to Tony.]
Mandy: Drop your gun.
[Tony doesn’t drop his weapon. Mandy shoots Castle again in the leg.]
Tony: All right. All right.
[Tony relents and drops his gun.]
Mandy: Kick it away.
Tony: Look, he’s injured. Why don’t you let him go? You can take me instead.
Mandy: Your two-way.
[Tony drops the two-way on the ground.]
Mandy: Turn around. On your knees, hands on your head. (To Castle) Cuff him.
[Castle handcuffs Tony. Mandy then kills Castle.]
Mandy: Get up.
[Mandy leads Tony out.]
Agent: Curtis, you should have it.
Curtis: Is that him? Is that him?
Richard: Yeah, yeah.
Curtis: Jack, that’s him. Richard gave us a positive ID on the picture.
Jack: OK, thank you, Curtis. Tactical, this is Bauer. I need five teams of two to initiate a search of the complex. Start with the outer buildings along the perimeter, move your way in.
Agent: Copy that, all teams deployed now.
Jack: Tony, this is Jack. We’re initiating the search. Tony, do you copy? Castle, why is Almeida not on com?
[Jack runs up to the roof.]
Jack: Tony, do you copy? Tony, come in.
[Jack gets to the roof. He finds Castle’s body.]
Jack: All teams, this is Bauer. Castle is down, Almeida is missing. I repeat, Almeida is missing and possibly a hostage. Our communications have been compromised. Move over to secondary frequency. CTU, I need more tactical personnel now. Michelle, did you copy that? Michelle!
[Michelle listens from CTU with fear.]
Michelle: You heard him, people. Shift profiles. We may have a hostage situation. Move. Now!