At CTU, all surveillance and radiological detection has been taken out by the EMP. Hastings wants Kayla taken back to the UN to be evacuated with her family. Jack calls Phil Holden at the NSA asking for his satellite coverage, but all he can offer is traffic cams. He also shuts down all bridge and tunnel traffic into Manhattan. The only way in is now across the East River, by boat.
Ali informs Samir that CTU is down. Samir has the rods prepared for transport, and tells a troubled Tarin that it was necessary to sacrifice Kayla. Back at CTU, Hastings tells Kayla that Tarin is alive and staged her escape. He needs her to identify the terrorists who were working with him.
At the waterfront, Samir is warned of an approaching vehicle: a black SUV. It's Jack and Cole, with Agents Owen and King. He gets snipers into position. Cole sees a flash of a heat source. Jack tries to call the NSA, but can't get through. He realizes their communication is being scrambled. The terrorists know they're here. He backs the SUV up, but it's too late - the snipers have begun to fire, and they blow out the tires. They all pile out of the SUV as the windows begin to crack and take refuge between the vehicle and a wall. Ali is one of the snipers.