Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Paul (James Frain) comes out of surgery paralyzed from the waist down. Audrey (Kim Raver) goes to his bedside and tells him how brave he's been. Tony (Carlos Bernard) begins to suspect that Michelle (Reiko Aylesworth) has more than a professional relationship with Bill Buchanan (James Morrison). Keeler (Geoff Pierson), still flying on Air Force One, decides to land in Los Angeles in order to address the nation about the day's horrific events. He asks his son Kevin (Chris Olivero) for advice on what to say. Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) has been pretty hard on Edgar (Louis Lombardi), but when she catches him making a critical mistake, she decides to cover for him. It turns out that the ever-resourceful Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) was able to short out some phone lines while he was being held captive by Marwan (Arnold Vosloo), and this enables CTU to locate the hideout. Unfortunately, Marwan notices the shorted phone lines before the assault team arrives, and manages to cover his tracks as he makes his escape. After the assault, Jack interrogates a dying terrorist, but only learns that the next attack will take place "within the hour." Jack does find a forged document linking Marwan to Anderson (Ned Vaughn). An FBI agent arrives at Anderson's apartment, only to be killed by Nicole (Dagmara Dominczyk), the woman who helped Anderson abduct the pilot. Nicole then poses as the agent as Jack and Agent Hart (Dean Cudworth) arrive to search the premises. She's searching for a hidden external hard drive containing critical evidence, and gets the CTU agents to help her look. CTU eventually finds out the shocking truth about Marwan's next target.