Episode PremiereJanuary 13, 2004
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Show Period2001 - Now
Production CompanyImagine Ent., Fox TV, Real Time
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterMichael Loceff, Joel Surnow
- Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
- Mary Lynn Rajskub as Chloe O'Brian
- Carlos Bernard as Tony Almeida
- James Morrison
- Dennis Haysbert as President David Palmer
- Elisha Cuthbert as Kimberly 'Kim' Bauer
- Reiko Aylesworth as Michelle Dessler
- Kim Raver as Audrey Raines
- D.B. Woodside
- Katee Sackhoff as Dana Walsh
- Freddie Prinze Jr. as Cole Ortiz
- Mykelti Williamson as Brian Hastings
- John Boyd
- Jennifer Westfeldt
- Edouardo Garcia
- Frank Alvarez
- Jaclyn Sara Silvers
- Gino Montesinos
- Matt Bushell
Eduardo continues to torture Chase for information, but Chase does not give in.
Gael gets a call from Hector and they set up the trace. Hector tells Gael that they lost the virus to Nina Myers and that they want to get it back. He puts Jack on the phone, and Jack provides Gael with Amador's cell phone number to track his location. Hector says that they have Chase in custody, but they want to know if he brought backup with him. Gael lies about knowing this, and suggests that they keep him alive to be safe. The two phones are tracked, and Tony orders CTU commandos to both positions.
Tony gives Kim the news that both Jack and Chase are alive. He doesn't reveal that Nina is there too.
Jack and the Salazars return to the farmhouse. Hector is alarmed when Sergio says that his sister wants to take them away.
Jack slips into the house and asks Claudia about Chase. He instructs her to save Chase, who will help her escape. Hector comes in and confronts Claudia about what Sergio said. Claudia covers by saying that she was only trying to scare Sergio because he was misbehaving. Hector buys this. Jack overhears the whole conversation. So does Sergio.
Tony briefs Chappelle on the new discoveries. Although Nina had been exiled to North Africa, she somehow fled. Tony thinks that Jack will try to get her to help him retrieve the virus.
Michelle apologizes to Tony for not trusting his judgment. He knows she had a duty to report his mistakes, but accuses her of merely trying to establish her toughness.
Chloe gets an urgent phone call from someone named Sarah who needs to meet with her immediately. Chloe agrees.
Hector tries to get Chase to say whether he came down to Mexico by himself. When Chase does not answer, Hector fires a bullet into Chase's left hand. Chase collapses from the pain.
Wayne tells the President that they have lost three Senators from supporting the White House's health care bill because Milliken convinced them to switch their votes. Wayne insists that Palmer fire him in order to preserve the legislation, but Palmer refuses. He is angry that Milliken would sacrifice the good of the country for personal revenge. The President vows to find a way to get to Milliken.
Chloe walks outside to the front of CTU to meet with Sarah, a teenager with a baby in her car. Although she is angry at Sarah for putting her in this desperate position, Chloe takes the baby into the office.
Gael calls and gives Jack the location of Amador's cell phone. Although Hector wants to ambush Amador, Jack advises that they wait until the virus is handed off to Nina. He wants to take it from her by himself. Salazar won't let Jack out of his sight. He takes the phone back from Jack and orders Hector to stay at the farmhouse.
Claudia checks in on her little brother, Sergio. While Hector is in the house, she slips outside to see Jack leave with Salazar. Claudia tells her father that they are leaving. He is to damage the other trucks so that they can't follow them. Claudia asks one of the men guarding Chase if he has a light. When the man eagerly searches his pockets for a match, Claudia knocks him out cold.
Wayne enters a darkened cocktail lounge, where Milliken's wife Julia is waiting. Wayne wants her help in getting her husband off the President's back because she has much influence over him. "Tell him you'll leave him if he doesn't back off," Wayne says. Yet Julia wants Wayne to become her lover again even though she will stay married to Milliken. Wayne doesn't want that, so Julia refuses to help.
Claudia tells Eduardo that Hector wants her to try to interrogate Chase. She hands Chase her kitchen knife and throws gasoline onto Eduardo. Using his good hand, Chase stabs the man. Claudia grabs Eduardo's cell phone and gun. Chase takes a metal poker and sticks it into the fire. He presses the hot poker to his hand to cauterize the bullet wound.
Claudia's father loads Sergio into the truck. She and Chase climb into the truck bed. Chase shoots the other henchmen as the truck peels out. Hector comes running and fires at them. He can not follow because his vehicles have all been impaired. As they speed to safety, Chase realizes that Claudia has been fatally shot in the head.
Chappelle finds that Chloe is hiding a baby underneath her desk. She says it is hers, and Chappelle orders her to get rid of it. Chloe tells him that her babysitter left her in the lurch.
Gael calls Jack with Amador's location at an old, abandoned church. Jack and Salazar pull up to the spot with their headlights off. They spot Nina and her men meeting up with Amador. Jack convinces Salazar that he must go in alone. He hands Salazar the night-vision goggles so that he can follow him from afar.
Jack creeps toward the church where armed guards are posted outside. He climbs up to one of the windows and overhears Amador tell Nina that he will call her with the location of the virus. Amador leaves. Jack is stopped by one of Nina's guards, and he fires at him. Nina hears the commotion and hurries to exit. Jack stops her at gunpoint. Salazar watches through the binoculars as Jack leads her into the church. "If I wanted to kill you, you'd be dead right now," he tells her. A guard enters and distracts Jack. Nina smashes Jack with her briefcase, knocking him out.
Chase calls Tony from where his truck broke down. He informs Tony that Jack left a half hour ago with Salazar to find Amador and the virus. Chase wants the chopper picking him up to know that he is bringing two other people as well as the body of Hector's girlfriend.
Jack offers Nina ten times more than what her buyer is giving her if she hands the virus over to the Salazars. Nina still believes that Jack is working for CTU. He says that he gave up his life to bring down Salazar and returned home to nothing. Jack claims that Kim never forgave him for her mother's death, and he wants the money to give her back some semblance of a life. After he broke Salazar from prison, he is unable to return home. He only wants to disappear with the money. Nina's guard encourages her to kill Jack, and Nina raises her gun to Jack's forehead. She turns around and shoots the guard instead. "What are you up to, Jack?" she questions.
Wayne comes back to District to tell the President that he tried to have Julia fix things with Milliken. She said no. "If Milliken wants to play dirty, we have to lower ourselves to his level," Palmer says angrily. He dismisses Wayne. Palmer then calls his ex-wife Sherry and asks for her help with Milliken. He sends a car to pick her up.
Nina confirms that Jack did break Salazar out of prison. She asks if he is willing to forgive her for killing Teri. Jack says that if he had wanted revenge, she would already be dead. Nina kneels down and places her hands on Jack's thighs. "Convince me," she says, leaning in. Jack kisses her.