Episode PremiereJanuary 27, 2004
GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Show Period2001 - Now
Production CompanyImagine Ent., Fox TV, Real Time
Cast and Crew
ScreenwriterJoel Surnow, Michael Loceff
- 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
- Rick Ravanello
- Sven Lindstrom
- Albert Hall
- Gonzalo Menendez
Adam finds Amador's location. There may be bodies and vehicles nearby, but it cannot be identified from the satellite.
The Delta chopper lands in the Mexican field to pick up Chase, as well as Claudia's father and brother. They quickly take off before Hector spots them.
Wayne calls Milliken in an attempt to settle the dispute. Palmer catches him on the call and takes the phone away. The President insists to Milliken that he will neither fire his brother nor lose his health care bill. Milliken refuses to give in. Palmer tells Wayne that he needs Sherry to take care of this so that they can focus on the virus threat in Mexico.
Tony briefs his team on Amador. Jack must confirm that he has the virus before CTU can intercept. Adam pulls up a photo of Nina, and Kim is shocked to learn that Nina is involved. Tony ushers Kim out of the room to explain."She killed my mother," Kim cries."My father couldn't even pretend to work with her."
Nina continues to kiss the handcuffed Jack. But she pulls away because she can feel him lying. She knows he still despises her and is working with CTU. Suddenly, Jack head butts Nina and she falls back. Jack crashes into the wall to smash the wooden chair he's been chained to. He grabs a remnant of the chair and holds it to Nina's neck. Jack explains that he is a fugitive and that he needs this deal to happen. She is the only one that Amador will sell it to. He promises that Nina will still get her $20 million fee.
Hector and his men pull up to where Chase's truck is parked. Hector is upset to find Claudia's dead body.
Hector phones Gael, who has the call traced. Hector informs him that Chase has escaped. Gael claims that Chase has not called in because he went rogue. CTU has no idea where he is. Hector calls Salazar and says that they have to call off the deal because Chase escaped. Salazar demands that they keep up their end of the deal since they already made promises to deliver the virus. Jack summons Salazar into the building where Nina is being held.
Sherry enters Palmer's office. She thanks him for keeping her out of prison and away from public humiliation. She vows to help him with whatever he needs.
As Jack checks Nina's laptop, Salazar comes into the building. Jack hands him his gun and says that Nina has agreed to the exchange. They are waiting for Amador to call. Jack brushes off the news that Chase escaped. Yet when Salazar informs him that Claudia died, Jack can barely hide the flicker of pain on his face.
Palmer explains the Milliken situation to Sherry. He has always known that Sherry hid information about Milliken from him. Sherry admits to knowing one skeleton from Milliken's closet. She warns Palmer that if it is exposed, Milliken will become his enemy for life. Palmer agrees to her inserting herself in the situation.
Chase gets his hand bandaged at the portable command post. Claudia's father explains to Sergio that his sister died to keep them safe. Captain Reiss of the Delta team tells Chase that CTU wants to pull back his surveillance team now that Hector is onto their trail. Chase wants to personally track Amador even though CTU is ordering his evacuation because his partner's life is at stake.
Adam picks up vehicle movement on the ground in Mexico. Chappelle doesn't want the Delta team to move in until they have a visual of the virus. Meanwhile, Amador takes a briefcase from his couriers. He pulls out a steel cylinder that houses a vial of white crystalline powder immersed in a greenish liquid.
Wayne greets Sherry, and he lets her know that he doesn't think it's such a good idea that she's there. Wayne asks her to tell the President that she couldn't find anything to blackmail Milliken with. This will force Palmer to accept Wayne's resignation. However, Sherry wants Wayne to remain in the White House because he plays rough like she does.
Kim tells Tony that it is hard to put her feelings aside about Nina, the woman who killed her mother. Kim feels that Nina is violating the terms of her Presidential pardon by auctioning for the virus. She begs Tony to make Nina pay for what she has done.
Chloe asks Kim to watch her baby while she runs downstairs for a briefing. Kim is flustered, but is left with no choice.
Out of Jack's earshot, Nina whispers to Salazar that Jack is working with CTU in order to set him up. Salazar says that he already checked Jack out, and he threatens Nina not to undermine the deal. Amador calls, and Jack has Nina answer it on speakerphone. Amador has the product, but he wants to confirm Nina's bank account first. When he sees that the money is ready to be transferred, Amador gives Nina a meeting place to hand over the virus. Salazar is pleased, and he waits for Hector to arrive.
Amador calls someone to tell them that he has the virus and that the exchange will occur within the hour.
Adam tracks that Amador is moving eastward. Gael suggests that they swoop in now to grab Amador and the virus. Tony wants to wait for Jack to send them a signal of confirmation. However, they don't know how Jack will get word to them.
Wayne questions whether the White House should inform the Mexican government about the troops on Mexico's soil, but Palmer doesn't want to jeopardize the operation. Milliken calls, warning the President to pull Sherry off of him or else he will cause even more problems. Palmer and Wayne sense that Milliken is scared. Palmer takes his brother's advice and places a call to the President of Mexico.
Palmer informs Sherry that Milliken is already upset. He asks about the dirt she has dug up, but Sherry says that she will fill him in later.
Hector arrives at the house where Jack is hiding with Salazar and Nina. Jack tells him to stop looking for Chase because CTU wouldn't even be able to get down there quick enough to prevent the virus delivery. Seeing Nina tied up, Hector pulls his brother aside. He warns Salazar that they should give up because something is not right. Salazar says that they don't have a choice because the buyers are already in place. Jack secretly dials Michelle on the cell so that she can listen in. He says out loud that they are meeting Amador at the location. Hector still expresses his reluctance, but Salazar orders his brother to follow his command. Salazar asks for the cell phone, and Jack is forced to hang up on Michelle. Yet Tony has heard enough information to send the Delta teams into position.
Captain Reiss gets the coordinates for the Amador exchange and mobilizes his men. Chase questions why they are staying so far from the location. Reiss explains that they will send one observer to confirm the virus, but will hold the combat troops back. Chase volunteers himself to be the observer.
Hector continues to question his brother about the security of the deal. Salazar reminds Hector that it was Jack who broke him out of prison. He wants Hector to follow his orders, like he has always done. Jack loads Nina into the car."You can't control this, Jack," she says to him.
As Kim tries to console the crying baby, Chloe comes back to her desk. She accuses Kim of doing something to make the baby cry.
Michelle and Tony brief Chappelle on what they learned from Jack's call. They hear a baby cry, and Chappelle goes upstairs to the Field Ops office to reprimand Chloe. He tells her that she is suspended, but Michelle reminds him that they need Chloe to take care of the digitally enhanced audio surveillance in Mexico. Michelle suggests that they deal with Chloe's child care problems some other time. Chappelle tells Chloe to have Kim watch the baby.
Suited up in camouflage gear, Chase maps his and the commando teams' positions with Reiss.
Jack and the Salazars pull up to the house where their guards are posted. Hector is alarmed because there are not enough men. Salazar accuses his brother of losing his nerve, and the two argue. Jack says that they have to be at Amador's meeting place very soon. Hector yells that the deal is off. Salazar assures Hector that they need to follow through because they will lose the respect of all the buyers they promised the virus to. Hector disobeys his brother and orders his guards to leave. Salazar shoots his brother Hector in the back. Jack and Nina are stunned.