As Marcos works to detonate his vest, CTU estimates that it'll take 40 minutes to cut into the chamber where he's barricaded himself. Jack says they need him alive. As they observe Marcos on internal cameras, they realize that he's already reconfigured one out of four circuits he'll need for detonation.
Chloe reports that Marcos was raised in Harlem. His mother's American, but his father's from the IRK, and committed suicide after being interred by the Palmer administration for fourth months on unproven charges of connections with extremists. Marcos began spying on the US shortly afterwards. Jack says to bring in his mother. Hastings orders radiation sensors be set up at all access points to Manhattan.Cole and Dana return to CTU. On the elevator, Dana pleads with Cole to react to what's just happened. He's never broken a law in his life. Cole is stoic and says they need to get through this national crisis first. They'll talk later. Hastings confronts them and tells them their careers are hanging by a thread. He sends Cole to lead a team to get Marcos' mother; Dana will now be subordinate to Chloe.