So what have we learned since lunch time? Jack Bauer is in London, he’s there to thwart a plot to kill the president of the United States.
Why? Because if POTUS dies on foreign soil, that would mean World War III.
Unfortunately, President Heller (father of Audrey Heller, Jack’s old flame) is losing his memory. His chief of staff grills him before he has to explain to British Parliament that an American Drone killed a convoy of US and British troops … amidst talks of a treaty … for drone use.
The following takes place 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.
Jack and Chloe arrive at the pub where Yates was killed, they find out his fake girlfriend is actually a master assassin and has stolen the doomsday device. So not only does she have the blade skills of the dude from "Assassin's Creed" – she also has the ability to control up to 10 US Drones at one time.
Agent Kate Morgan questions Bashers gang. Basher is smart enough to know the CIA operatives have to get out of dodge before local police arrive. So naturally, Agent Morgan pistols whips him in the back of the head so they can take in for questioning. Tre Bauer.
Jack follows Yate’s girlfriend in the tubes (that’s British for subway). She cleverly escapes, making everybody think Jack assaulted her – leaving Jack to clobber his way through Brits to keep his eye on the target.
Chloe sees a nuclear family straight out of an L.L. Bean catalog and gets distracted. Lost in her thoughts, Chloe misses the target walk right by her. She reveals to Jack that she thought the family was her estranged husband and son, oh, and they’re dead and Chloe blames herself. Jack has missed a lot over his years on the lamb.
I’m not sure how, but Mark Boudreau serves as the president’s chief of staff AND son-in-law. His wife Audrey doesn’t like the way Mark grilled her father in preparation to face parliament. But to be fair, he was a cupcake compared to the original house of cards. (Double-taps desk with knuckle.)
Mark lies to Audrey about why he has a concerned look on his face. He says it’s because he’s concerned for his commander in chief, but really it’s because he’s thinking about forging the President’s signature on an order that would give Bauer over to the Russians.