Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Shortly after being sworn in before the media, Logan (Gregory Itzin) finds out that the nation's nuclear arsenal might be at risk, and goes into panic mode, taking refuge in an underground command center beneath the White House. Marwan's (Arnold Vosloo) dastardly plans are going smoothly, until one of his men, Yosik (Nicholas Guilak), calls to say he absent-mindedly used his credit card to buy gas. Sure enough, Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) notices the transaction, made in Torrance by one of Marwan's known associates, and Curtis (Roger R. Cross) is dispatched to find Yosik. CTU tracks him to a local marina, where he meets with a man named Joe Prado (John Thaddeus). The two get on a boat, presumably to make their escape, but Yosik spots Curtis' team moving in, and, following Marwan's instructions, prepares to kill Prado, then himself. However, Prado overhears him on the phone and kills Yosik, then surrenders to CTU, claiming that he's an innocent bystander and that Yosik was trying to steal his boat. Prado is taken to CTU for questioning, but when Marwan realizes that he's been captured, he arranges to have David Weiss (Evan Handler of Sex and the City), a lawyer from "Amnesty Global," visit CTU Los Angeles with a court order, to make sure the sleazy mercenary is not tortured. Buchanan (James Morrison) tries to get Logan to sign off on the interrogation, but, warned by his advisor Walt Cummings (John Allen Nelson), the acting president is unwilling to sign off on it without first consulting with the Justice Department. Once again, Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) is forced to take matters into his own hands.