Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Tony (Carlos Bernard) helped Saunders (Paul Blackthorne) escape CTU's clutches because he is holding Michelle (Reiko Aylesworth) hostage. Now Tony tries to cover his tracks, deleting the satellite imagery of the CTU team being moved. Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) realizes that the video is missing, and suggests to Tony that Saunders might have someone helping him inside CTU. Tony has her work on tracing Saunders' last call to him. Tony and Saunders seem to be at a stalemate, because Tony has said he'll kill Jane (Alexandra Lydon) if anything happens to Michelle, but when Saunders finds out CTU is tracing his call, he orders Tony to put a stop to it, and he does. Jack (Kiefer Sutherland), who has just gotten back to L.A., overhears Tony shutting down the trace, and demands to know what's going on. Tony admits to screwing up, and tells Jack he'll resign once the crisis is over. Jack points out that Tony didn't just screw up; he lied to cover his "mistakes." Jack relieves him of duty, forcing Tony to take even more drastic action. Meanwhile, Sherry (Penny Johnson Jerald) goes to Palmer's (Dennis Haysbert) opponent, Keeler (Geoff Pierson), and offers him evidence that Palmer lied to cover up her involvement in Alan Milliken's death.