Out of options, and with the Prime Minister (Stephen Fry) becoming less confident in his plans to recover the drones, President Heller (William Devane) gives Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) everything he wants which includes weapons, a car, no surveillance, and Kate Morgan (Yvonne Strahovski) all to find an arms dealer (Aksel Hennie) who Jack believes can lead them to Margot Al-Harazi (Michelle Fairley) before she makes good on her threat and begins attacking civilian targets with the U.S. drones under her control.
Unaware of Jack’s plan, which involves turning Kate over to be tortured by an insane arms dealer (in a pretty brutal sequences from prime-time network television), and misreading an extremely delicate and time-sensitive situation, the Prime Minister sends his own men after Jack Bauer sending everything straight to hell. Despite leaving a warehouse full of dead MI:6 operatives, Jack and Kate get the intel they came for as Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) virus offers them a lead to one member of the terrorist organization, but whether they’ll have time and freedom to act on it remains to be seen.
Discovering Naveed (Sacha Dhawan) may have told his younger sister (Tehmina Sunny) about the plan before she had him killed, Margot sends Simone (Emily Berrington) to handle the situation with orders to eliminate both the woman and her young daughter. As with the trouble Jack runs into, things don’t go much better for Simone who kills her sister-in-law, but gets hit by a bus while trying to apprehend the young girl who witnesses the murder.
As expected, the episode also reveals the truth about Kate’s husband is far from what everyone believes as Navarro (Benjamin Bratt) is revealed to one of the real traitors who helped frame her husband leaving quite a big thread to weave back into the main storyline somewhere down the line. We also witness Boudreau (Tate Donovan) beginning to deal with the ramifications of forging the President’s signature when the Russians come calling for Jack Bauer’s head.