Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) is abducted on the way to CTU. Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) makes a victorious speech after the primary results come in. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) calls Nina (Sarah Clarke) and lets her know he's being held hostage. Victor (Dennis Hopper) demands to be patched through to Alexis (Misha Collins) to prove that he's still alive, and that CTU has him. Victor tells Mason (Xander Berkeley) that he'll trade Jack for Alexis, but Mason tells him he doesn't have the authority to make the deal. Sherry (Penny Johnson Jerald) tells Patty (Tanya Wright) that she won't be going to Dallas with Palmer, and that they can use some time apart. Mason gets the word from Chappelle (Paul Schulze). The whole Drazen business is an embarrassment to CTU, and they don't want to risk drawing more attention to it. Jack's on his own. Nina tells Teri (Leslie Hope) the bad news, and she goes straight to Mason, who tells her there's nothing he can do. Nina calls Palmer, and tells him about the whole situation. As CTU gets word about Kim's abduction, Palmer calls Mason, and promises to reward him for making the deal for Jack, after he's president. Victor kills a couple of friends to keep Jack under control. Mason lets Victor know the deal is on, and goes to get Alexis. Patty continues to flirt with Palmer, and it turns out that Sherry is encouraging her. Kim is brought to the Drazens, and a distraught Jack begs them to let her go. Andre (Zeljko Ivanek) brings Jack to a remote field, and leaves him there. Mason gives Alexis over to the Drazens. Jack is freed, but because the Drazens have Kim, he's still under their control.