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As Jack drives away from the oil field, Andre
Drazen calls him on the cell phone and instructs
him to head for Palmer's hotel. Andre wants the
Senator to unfreeze $200 million of the Drazens'
assets, and he will call again to speak to Palmer.
Once the transfer of the money is complete, Jack
will have to kill the candidate.
Palmer is sitting alone in his hotel suite when
Patty Brooks enters. After she admits to being
attracted to him, Palmer gives her a key card to
another hotel room. He asks her to meet him
there in 20 minutes. Sherry comes in to tell her
husband that she, Keith and Nicole will be
campaigning separately from him. Palmer
agrees, saying that he can use a few days alone.
At CTU, Mason has Nina attempt to locate Alexis
Drazen with satellite simulators since the tracking
device was destroyed. Jack calls, and Mason
and Nina listen as he says that he can't come in.
Jack doesn't accept any of their help and won't
tell them what he is doing. They deduce that
Drazen ultimately wants Palmer dead, and
Mason quickly contacts the Secret Service detail
at Palmer's hotel.
The red van pulls up to a warehouse at the Port
of Los Angeles where Kim is being held. Andre
and Victor rush to Alexis' side as a doctor treats
him. Alexis sees his father one last time and dies.
Andre is furious, and wants Jack to hear
Kimberly's screams as he kills her. Victor
intercedes and stops his son.
Patty tells Sherry that Palmer wants to meet later
that evening and that she still feels
uncomfortable about the whole ordeal. Since she
no longer has her husband's confidence, Sherry
wants Patty to obtain it and then report back to
her. Although Sherry is not happy with what has
to be done, she accepts the situation because it
is necessary to win the White House.
Tony discovers that the schematics of the
detention facility where Victor was held had been
tampered with. Nina instructs him to secretly find
out who had seen these reports because she
suspects another dirty agent. When Mason asks
what Tony wanted, Nina brushes him off.
Nina informs Teri that, although Jack is safe, they
don't know where he is. She is forced to confess
that Kim is in danger again and that Jack is only
trying to protect their daughter.
Kim asks whether she will be released when
Jack performs the task assigned to him. "We'll
see," Victor replies.
Jack phones Palmer and asks to see him. He
has a message from Victor Drazen. Palmer
knows that Drazen is holding Kimberly and wants
him dead. The Secret Service has warned him
about Jack as a potential threat. Jack promises
that he will not harm him, and begs the Senator
to let him through.
Patty joins Palmer in the second hotel room.
Palmer fires her for conspiring with his wife
against him. Patty asks for forgiveness, but
Palmer orders her to pack up and leave the hotel
Tony learns that Mason had looked at the
detention facility's schematics. Nina wonders if
he is the mole, and she orders Tony to shut down
Mason's security access.
Palmer confronts Sherry about her scheming with
Patty. He is disgusted that she would send
another woman to his bed. Sherry insists that she
must look out for him. She believes that if he cuts
her out of his inner circle, Palmer will fail to
obtain the Presidency. Their conversation is
interrupted, and Palmer goes out to meet Jack.
Jack asks the Senator to cooperate with Victor
Drazen's demands in order to save Kimberly.
Palmer tells Jack that Drazen is well aware that
the money cannot be obtained. Palmer questions
Drazen's intent for the call. The cell phone Jack
has been carrying rings, and Palmer answers it.
Victor is on the other line, but when Palmer asks
his intentions, Victor doesn't answer. Jack
suddenly realizes this is a trap, and he tosses the
cell phone out the window. It explodes, and
Kimberly hears the detonation from the other end
of the phone at the warehouse. She cries, fearing
the worst. The Drazens are satisfied. Meanwhile,
Jack and Palmer get up from under the debris.
They are unhurt.
After hearing the explosion, Sherry runs in to the
suite and finds her husband is alive. Jack asks
the Palmers to pretend that the Senator was
killed. Although Sherry does not want to go along
with the charade, Palmer agrees to help Jack
save Kimberly. He has Sherry get their children
from downstairs. Jack instructs a Secret Service
agent to bring in Mike Novick, and quarantine
both Palmer and any agents who have witnessed
Mason realizes that his network access does not
work. Nina watches as Mason goes to Tony's
computer to check Palmer's itinerary. Mason
querulously demands that they get his computer
back up and running. Tony finds it suspicious that
Mason is suddenly interested in where Palmer is
headed after Los Angeles. Suddenly, everyone at
CTU sees a news report that Palmer has been
killed in an explosion at the hotel.
Andre and Victor happily watch the news report.
Victor refuses to kill Kimberly until they have
confirmation that Jack is dead. Andre phones the
Palmer suite and speaks to Jack. Jack asks that
he be traded for his daughter's life. Andre tells
Jack to meet at the Port of Los Angeles. Andre
also warns him against informing CTU.
Jack phones Nina, and despite her pleas, he
does not disclose his location. She puts him on
with Teri. Jack assures his wife that they will all
be reunited. Teri reveals to him that she is
pregnant. Jack is overcome with emotion,
knowing that he may never see his wife again.
Andre tells Kim that he once had a sister, but
Jack had killed her. Kim doesn't believe that her
father would murder innocent people because he
is a good man. Andre tries to convince her
Mason summons Nina and Tony to Jack's office.
He informs them that Palmer actually survived
the bombing and is still alive. Both Nina and Tony
are stunned. Mason believes that having the
public think the opposite is the best defensive
strategy against the assassins. When Mason
asks whether either of them have spoken to
Jack, both deny it. Outside the office, Nina
admits to Tony that she did speak to Jack, but
that Jack won't allow them to help.
At the warehouse, Kimberly formulates a plan.
She reaches for a brewing coffeepot, and, with
her bound hands, throws the scalding liquid onto
the guard who is watching her. Kim makes a run
for it, as the guard calls for Andre. The men
chase Kim as she ducks in between the docks of
the port. She loosens the ropes around her wrists
and jumps into the water. The men train their
flashlights over the dark harbor, but they do not
see Kim free herself from the rope under the
water. She emerges unnoticed and hides
underneath the dock.
Andre wonders how they will succeed without
Kimberly, but Victor knows that Jack has no
choice but to trust them. Andre's cell phone rings.
It is a woman named Yelena. Speaking in
Serbian, she tells Andre that Palmer is still alive.
They were fooled in order to save Kimberly.
Yelena's face is revealed -- it is Nina.