Bazhaev and Jack, with CTU listening in, call Josef and manage to convince him to return the nuclear rods. However, Farhad and his men have been watching from a rooftop. Josef is shot and killed, and Farhad takes possession of the rods. Chloe traces the call to Central Queens. Samir, Farhad's sniper, crushes Josef's cell phone, but not before Farhad's voice is heard by CTU.
As Bazhaev is brought to CTU for interrogation, Jack calls Renee, who affirms that she's sticking with her story that she acted in self-defense. Jack confirms that he'll be there for her. Meanwhile, Rob Weiss calls and tells Hastings that somebody needs to take the fall for today's mistakes, and it can't be Hastings. Weiss got Hastings his job, so if Hastings goes down, so does Weiss. Over Hastings' objections, Weiss suggests that Renee take the fall. He's sending over Kristin Smith from the Justice Department and tells Hastings to stay out of her way.
Cole and his field team have no leads. Dana's still missing, so Cole has Arlo send him her coordinates using her phone's GPS. Meanwhile, Dana, a gun in her purse, has followed Kevin and Nick, who are having sex with strippers in the back of their van. Hastings tells Arlo to track Dana down and let him know when she's found. Arlo says nothing. Kristin Smith arrives, and she has no time for Hastings' reservations about selling Renee out. So far as Kristin is concerned, there are discrepancies between Renee's statement and the forensic evidence, and she's here to set the record straight. She asks for access to the interview to be restricted, but wants a record of it for herself in case of legal proceedings. Chloe is upset that she can't be in the room, but Hastings orders her back to work.