So you’re saying somebody else operated your drone and killed four soldiers, including your commanding officer? And somebody’s setting you up with inflammatory messages “you” wrote about said commanding officer? And somebody fabricated “your” keystrokes showing your unit ordered the drone strike? A likely story.
More diplomatic butt-kissing, that is until we’ve discovered the drone strike killed both American and Brits. It’s important that the prime minister hear this from the president ... until the British military gets to him first.
With the stakes raised, the CIA has two options. Catch Jack, or get fired.
Chloe questions Jack’s tattoos and associates. Jack asks her to get back to work. Chloe continues to pry, trying to figure out why Jack wants to help the same system that made them outcasts.
Chloe gives a “Down with establishment” rant about the the CIA and brushes off Jack’s desire to make good with the President after what his past actions did to the first family, namely Audrey Heller -- first daughter and the wife of Heller’s chief of staff Mark Boudreau.
Chloe’s band of misfit toys finds out about the drone strike, and figure out Yates is behind it all. They agree to help Jack find Yates if it means getting him off their backs.
What’s the best way to show British parliament you’re sorry? Violating your own diplomatic policy by handing over your own soldier to another country’s military. All I know is that I so badly want to see a scene in British Parliament. (RABBLE! Rable, Rable, Rable!) But it turns out the president’s inner circle is concerned about his recent mental slip ups.
Yates lays out his perfect retirement plan to his girlfriend: Blow up U.S. and British troops, blame it all on the Americans, and then escape to Greenland. Standard bad guy plans.
Meanwhile, at the CIA, the Justice Friends are finally pulling together to track down Chloe’s underground group of hackers. But Bauer and Chloe are already en route to take out Yates. Bauer heads into the building alone as Chloe gets in the back of the van. This is all coming together just as we remembered. The band is back!
While preparing to handover Lieutenant Tanner, the president rehearses his speech in a mock trial of sorts with his inner circle giving him the business to prepare him for a hostile and hilarious house of wigs. And while he’s on a roll, he slips up forgetting that there were four soldiers involved in the incident — a mistake that does not go unpunished by Boudreau.
Jack is sneaking into a building, Chloe is covering his tail -- just like old times. He’s whispering in his scratchy tone, she’s taking out security cameras. #Nostalgia.
Jack makes it into the building, grabs a hostage and engages in heated negotiations with a large man named Basher. After explaining to Basher that he has a very impressive set of skills, a round of gunfire erupts. Bad guy kills hostage, and Jack kills our first bad guy of the season. USA, USA, USA.
After watching Bauer kill his entire security force (minus the hostage killed in friendly fired), Yates grabs his girlfriend and bolts. But he forgets his hard drive -- that was convenient. Stupid international cyberterrorists.
Chloe’s hacker friends alert her that the CIA is heading her way. She has to decide: Jack or Freedom. The CIA approaches the unmarked van with Chloe gone and the computer nearly destroyed. Yates walks right through the CIA search party unnoticed, even gives them a tip about Jack’s whereabouts, as Bauer rushes out the building to guns drawn.
“You’re going to have to trust me!” Stop that couple, they’re the bad guys! Nobody listens. Basher shoots Jack from afar and Yates gets away. Silly CIA
Jack tells Morgan she’s chasing the wrong guy, her innocent eyes eem to trust her, but she brought CIA friends. Jack headbutts her and gets away in a stolen car with Chloe. Yay, she got off the plane.
Yate’s hardrive shows a program that can control up to 10 drones, but before Chloe can work with it -- her hard drive gets scrambled. Windows 7 upgrade?
Tri-frame of forshadowing = Jack and Chloe. Agent Morgan. President Heller & Co.
Yates and ladyfriend wait in a pub. Yates spews conspiracy theories that his buyer is responsible for the bounty on his head. A quick trip to the men’s room and we discover Yate’s girlfriend has actually been sent by the buyer to kill him. She removes her wig and calls her employer -- Catelynn Stark? She’s pleased with her minion’s work.