Jack: We’re trying to get you the deal, but we will pull it if the missile hits first.
Mandy: I will talk when my representatives confirm my immunity, not before.
[The phone rings.]
Man: This is Tom Bridges. Let me speak to my client.
Curtis: Yeah, she’s right here.
Mandy: I’m listening.
Man: I’ve just seen the document signed by the President.
Mandy: Is the paperwork in order?
Man: Yes, they granted you total immunity.
Jack: Where’s Marwan?
Mandy: The Global Center. A helicopter is waiting for him on the roof that will be taking him to a ship.
Curtis: If he flies long enough, he’ll evade radar.
Jack: When is he leaving?
Jack: Get the chopper ready.
Curtis: Alpha 4, it’s Manning. Get the chopper ready. We’re on the move.
Jack: She stays here until we verify this.
[Jack warns his team not to use lethal force, even in self-defense. They need Marwan alive.]
Jack: Capturing Marwan alive is our only chance of stopping this warhead from hitting its target. We are not to use lethal force, even in self defense, am I clear?
Curtis: Got it.
Jack: Let’s go.
[Marwan and an associate go up to the roof of the Global Center. He tries calling Mandy but she doesn’t answer her phone.]
Marwan: She’s not answering her phone. She should have been here already.
Man: She said she was delayed.
Marwan: We’re not waiting. How long before we get to the ship at international waters?
Man: Ten minutes.
Marwan: Something’s wrong.
[Marwan and his associate get into the chopper.]
[As Jack heads downtown, Edgar gives him the location of Marwan’s helicopter from satellite imagery.]
Jack: Edgar, it’s Jack. We’re almost there. Have you got confirmation on the target?
Edgar: We’re just repositioned the satellite. The images are coming through now. There, on top of the Global Center. I see a chopper. Southeast corner.
Jack: Copy that. I want you to take a southeast approach. Stay below the building.
Pilot: Yes, sir.
Marwan: The missile’s still on the target. We gotta get out of here.
Man: Just a few minutes until we’re up to speed.
[Jack’s chopper comes up on top of the building. Marwan sees this.]
Pilot: Roger that, we have visual on the building. Approaching northwest.
Jack: OK, come on top of the building now.
Pilot: Yes, sir.
Jack: Don’t let him take off. Stay above him!
Marwan: Go! Go!
Man: He’s right on top of me.
[Jack fires at Marwan’s helicopter and hits the rotor engine. Smoke starts to erupt and they are unable to fly.]
Marwan: No! The engine’s out.
Jack: Put me in a position to bail.
[Marwan pulls a digital device out of his pocket and fires two rounds into it. The device lies in ruin on the floor. The CTU chopper lets the agents off onto the roof of the building. Marwan flees.]
Jack: There he is.
Curtis: I got you covered.
[Jack, Curtis and another agent chase after him into a parking garage. Marwan fires back, killing the third agent and wounding Curtis. Jack hides under a car and shoots Marwan’s ankle. Marwan goes down and fires the remaining bullets in his chamber. He crawls to an open wall in the building. Jack sprints toward him. Just as Marwan hurls himself over the side of the building, Jack grabs his arm and holds him from falling. He tries to pull Marwan up.]
Jack: Tell me where the missile is. Tell me where it is. Tell me where it is.
[With his free hand, Marwan draws a knife and slices Jack’s hand. Jack winces in pain but doesn’t let go. As Jack’s strength decreases, Marwan’s hand slides from his grasp. Marwan falls several stories down to his death.]
Jack: No. No! No!
[President Logan yells at Palmer for the botched mission that allowed Marwan to be killed.]
Logan: I don’t understand. Bauer had orders to take Marwan alive.
Palmer: I’m sure Jack did whatever he could.
Logan: That’s not good enough, David!
Palmer: CTU is searching Marwan’s helicopter, trying to find something that will help them locate the missile.
Logan: We’re out of time.
Palmer: Not yet.
Mike: Mr. President… I’m sorry to add to an already difficult situation, but the acting Chinese Consul Su Ming is on teleconference. He says it’s urgent.
Logan: Put him through.
[Mike puts the call through.]
Ming: Gentlemen, as we discussed earlier, our consulate in Los Angeles was attacked three hours ago. A Chinese citizen was abducted, and our consul killed.
Palmer: We’ve already given you our assurance that we had no knowledge of this reprehensible attack.
Ming: Which is strange, since one of your agents has confessed his direct involvement and implicated his superior as well.
Palmer: What are you talking about?
[Ming plays a video of Agent Bern reading a statement.]
Bern: My name is Howard Bern. I’m a federal agent with the Counter Terrorist Unit in Los Angeles, speaking of my own free will, under no duress. I participated in an unlawful assault on the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles. I was acting under the orders of Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Jack Bauer.
Ming: Mr. Bern provided details which leave no doubt that he is telling the truth. The full tape will be forwarded to you immediately.
Palmer: Putting aside the question of how this so-called confession was obtained, what does your government expect us to do?
Ming: Mr. Bauer committed a crime at our consulate, which is Chinese territory. If he was acting without your approval, he should be turned over to our government to be tried and sentenced according to our laws.
Logan: Mr. Su, we’ll get back to you.
[Logan hangs up the call.]
Logan: Dammit, David, you said this would be handled!
Mike: I’m sure the Chinese don’t want war.
Walt: No. But they do want to embarrass us, take the moral high ground in the court of world opinion. Well, we need to take the least damaging course of action.
Mike: Unfortunately, then there’s only one option.
Logan: Which is?
Mike: We hand Bauer over to the Chinese.
Walt: Besides, if we turn him over, he’ll implicate this administration. The Chinese made Bern talk. They’ll do the same with Bauer eventually.
Palmer: Jack Bauer would never compromise National Security.
Logan: As much as I’d like to believe that, everyone breaks.
Palmer: What you believe is irrelevant.
Walt: There is another option, Mr. President.
Logan: Go on.
Walt: Suppose something happens to Bauer? Suppose he has an accident.
Palmer: That’s an obscene suggestion.
Walt: It solves a lot of problems.
Palmer: Mr. President!
Logan: This administration does not condone murder. And it never will. Is that clear?
Walt: Yes, sir. I’m sorry, sir.
Curtis: Did you find anything on Marwan’s body?
Jack: We’re still looking. Are you OK?
Curtis: I’ll be a lot better once we take this missile down.
McAllen: Sir, we might have found something in here.
Jack: What is it?
McAllen: It’s been shot up pretty badly, but one of the drive platforms is intact. It’s some kind of tracking or navigation program with a GPS node. Adams is uplinking whatever’s left to CTU.
Jack: OK, thanks.
[Jack calls CTU.]
Jack: Bill, it’s Jack. Forensics found something. They sent it over…
Buchanan: Chloe’s got it. She and Edgar are trying to download the interface.
Jack: Put her on.
Buchanan: I’ll put you on speaker. You’re on, Jack.
Jack: Chloe, have you got anything on that program?
Edgar: It’s totally random. I can’t make any sense of it.
Chloe: Maybe try a correlation matrix.
Edgar: What’s that gonna do?
Chloe: Just do it, Edgar.
Edgar: I told you it wasn’t gonna work.
Chloe: That’s because you didn’t expand the parameter. See?
Jack: What have you got?
Chloe: Two parallel columns, but the data points are badly damaged.
Jack: What do you mean, parallel columns?
Edgar: They could be a flight path. I’ll try plotting them over the USGS map. It’s working.
Chloe: If that’s a flight path, it’s headed due west, over Nevada. It’s Los Angeles. It’s gotta be. It’s coming towards Los Angeles.
Jack: Chloe, run a time analysis.
Chloe: Assuming the missile travels at 600 miles per hour, it puts it within this 30-mile segment.
Buchanan: I’ll get those coordinates to the Air Force.
[Buchanan calls Air Force.]
Buchanan: Captain Clarke, Bill Buchanan, CTU. The missile’s heading for Los Angeles. We’ve narrowed the possible coordinates. We’re uploading them to you now. OK, thanks.
[Buchanan hangs up.]
Buchanan: They have planes ready in the air now. If our projections are correct, they should be able to find it quickly.
Chloe: They’d better, since the casualty figures of an L.A. air strike would be over a million lives lost, including ours.
Buchanan: Put the military channel on speaker.
Agent: Yes, sir.
Pilot: Delta One, I’m approaching the designated segment.
Pilot #2: Roger that, Delta One. Still no joy target. Searching.
Edgar: Jack, if the missile gets shot down, could the warhead detonate?
Jack: No, the warhead is specifically designed not to blow up until it hits its designated target.
Edgar: But the force of the impact could trigger the arming mechanism, right?
Jack: It’s unlikely.
Edgar: But it is possible, right, Jack?
Jack: Yes, it’s possible, but we don’t have a choice; we’re out of time here.
Man (over radio): Delta Two, this is Air Control. We have a contact at 3846 degrees north, bearing 120. Respond.
Pilot: Closing in on those coordinates. Possible contact. Breaking left. Delta One, I’ve got tally on the target, 12:00 O’clock.
Pilot #2: Missile checks good. I’m armed.
Air Control: Delta Two, cleared to lock on target. Target acquired. Good luck. Repeat, good luck.
Pilot: Delta Two is in range. Requesting clearance to engage.
Air Control: Delta Two, target confirmed. Cleared to engage.
Pilot: I’ve got good tone. Fox two. Missile away.
[The F-18 pilot spots the missile and fires.]
Air Control: Splash one. That’s a direct hit, Delta One. The target is down. I repeat, the target is down.
[The target is shot down. The staff at CTU cheers. Jack is relieved.]
Agent: Miss Dessler, here’s the report so far. No nuclear radiation was emitted when the missile was destroyed. Debris hit the ground and there was some damage and several injuries, but no loss of life as far as we know.
Michelle: We’ll pick this up later.
[Tony enters CTU and Michelle runs to his arms.]
Michelle: When they told me you were dead…
Tony: I know. It’s all right.
Michelle: Oh, I love you. I didn’t realize how much until I thought I lost you.
Tony: What is it?
Michelle: When that woman called and she told me that she…
Tony: Hey, hey, hey… you did what you had to do.
Michelle: But I didn’t do what you did. You chose me, and I chose…
Tony: Look, we did the best we could, all right? Now it’s over.
[Tony and Michelle kiss.]
[Audrey is on the phone discussing the transport of Paul’s body when she sees Jack come in.]
Woman (over the phone): Did you get the information that I sent you?
Audrey (over the phone): No, commercial flights are still grounded. I’m… I’m trying to get Paul back on a military transport.
Woman (over the phone): Please let me know if there’s anything I can do for you.
Audrey (over the phone): Yeah, I haven’t taken care of his funeral arrangements yet. I still need to call his mother. Listen, I’m gonna… I’m gonna have to get back to you. There’s something that I need to deal with.
[Audrey hangs up and approaches Jack.]
Jack: Your father said you’re going to Washington tomorrow.
Audrey: Yeah, I have to take care of Paul’s funeral.
Jack: Yeah. And after that? I’m sorry, I… I know this isn’t the right time to talk about everything. Maybe tomorrow before you catch your flight, we could… we could get together.
Audrey: Jack, I don’t think that’s a good idea.
Jack: I thought we agreed that we… wouldn’t make those kinds of decisions today.
Audrey: I know, it’s just…
Jack: Audrey… I love you. I wanna spend the rest of my life with you. That’s all I want.
Audrey: We both know that you belong here, Jack. At CTU, doing what you do best. And thank God there are people like you who can deal with that world… But I can’t.
Jack: Please don’t say that.
Audrey: Oh, Jack. Oh, Jack. I love you. But after today, it’s just… It won’t work. I’m sorry. I’m sorry.
Palmer: Words cannot express the debt this country owes you.
Jack: Thank you, sir.
Palmer: Jack, this is hard for me, but I don’t seem to have a choice. The Chinese have proof that you led the assault on their consulate.
Jack: What kind of proof?
Palmer: Howard Bern made a full confession. He identified you as the agent in charge.
Jack: And now the Chinese want me.
Palmer: That’s right. And we have no choice but to comply.
Jack: I see.
Palmer: But what they really want is for you to implicate the government.
Jack: Mr. President, that will never happen.
Palmer: I know that. They’ll put you on trial, propagandize about American arrogance… then put you in prison.
Jack: I understand.
Palmer: Jack, this is unfair, to say the least, and I’m ashamed of my part in it. But I promise you this: I will make it my life’s purpose to bring you back to American soil as soon as humanly possible.
Jack: I know you’ll do what you can, sir.
Palmer: Secret Service is sending over an agent to CTU. He’ll place you under house arrest, but you’ll have some time to put your affairs in order. Jack, my friend, I wish there was something else I could say.
Jack: Mr. President, you’re doing what has to be done. So will I.
Palmer: I know you will. Thank you, Jack.
Jack: Thank you, sir.
[Cummings speaks with Secret Service Agent Dale Spaulding, who is on his way to CTU, over the phone.]
Walt: This is a messy situation. Even if Bauer doesn’t implicate the President in the attack on the consulate, there are other problems. Bauer is Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defense, which makes him a high-value prisoner. A gold mine of information. The Chinese could squeeze him dry.
Spaulding: You’re right.
Walt: Plus, the Chinese could share the information with any intelligence agency in the world. Eventually, what they get out of Bauer could find its way into the hands of terrorists. This could set us back years.
Spaulding: So the bottom line is…
Walt: Oh, I don’t think you need me to spell that out for you.
Spaulding: I assume this isn’t coming from President Logan.
Walt: Absolutely not. He’s expressly forbidden it. But that doesn’t mean he’d be sorry if it happened.
Spaulding: So any investigation into Bauer’s death…
Walt: Will be brief and superficial. I’ll see to it personally.
Spaulding: Fine. I’ll take care of it.
[Cummings does not notice that Novick has overheard his entire conversation with Spaulding.]
Palmer: The President ordered Jack be extradited, not murdered.
Mike: Cummings wants Bauer dead so the Chinese can’t question him.
Palmer: President Logan shut him down. We were both there.
Mike: It was a weak rebuke, at best.
Palmer: This is still conjecture on your part, based on one side of a conversation.
Mike: I know what I heard, and I know Cummings. You don’t.
Palmer: You really think he’s capable of doing something like this?
Mike: He’s been doing Logan’s dirty work for the last 15 years. Logan’s gotten used to looking the other way. I’d tell the President myself, but he won’t listen to me. If you don’t intervene now, it may be too late.
[Logan and his aides are in his office.]
Aide: And the Prime Minister is offering to host a conference in London for improving the flow of intelligence information among nations.
Logan: Tell him I accept his gracious offer.
Aide: Maybe you should tell him yourself, sir. I think he wants to congratulate you personally for steering the country so effectively in its time of crisis.
Logan: Set up a call.
Aide: Yes, sir.
[Palmer comes in to see Logan.]
Logan: David. I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of goodwill from heads of state around the world.
Palmer: Would you excuse us? I’d like a moment alone with the President.
Aide: Yes, sir.
[The aides leave the office.]
Palmer: Sir, I have reason to believe that your Security Chief may be preempting your decision to hand Jack Bauer over to the Chinese.
Logan: Preempting me how?
Palmer: By killing him before they can take custody.
Logan: Oh, for God’s sake, David, Cummings was just speaking hypothetically. You can’t take that at face value. Besides which, I told him it wasn’t an option.
Palmer: All I’m asking you to do, sir, is to talk to Cummings, and make sure he understands your order.
Logan: David, I can’t indulge some half-baked conspiracy…
Palmer: I think I’ve earned the privilege of having my concerns taken seriously.
Logan: You have. But it’s also no secret that your presidency was infected with a certain level of paranoia and scandal. I won’t allow that in my administration. Questioning my Security Chief would not only undermine his authority, it would compromise mine, as well.
Palmer: Hear no evil.
Logan: I beg your pardon?
Palmer: You heard me.
Logan: David, thank you again for your assistance today, but it’s time for you to go back to civilian life and let me do my job.
[Palmer leaves Logan’s office.]
[Tony is in the CTU locker room as Jack enters.]
Tony: Hi, Jack.
Tony: I just found out that Logan’s gonna make you take the fall for everything that happened at the Chinese consulate.
Jack: No one’s making me do anything. The President didn’t have a choice.