Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) lets Sherry (Penny Johnson Jerald) and Keith (Vicellous Shannon) know that he's determined to mention Keith's involvement in the accidental death of Nicole's rapist in his speech this morning. Jonathan (Rudolph Martin), disguised as Martin, clears security and gets into the event. Gaines (Michael Massee) puts Teri (Leslie Hope) on the phone briefly to encourage Jack's (Kiefer Sutherland) continued cooperation. Jack follows Gaines' orders, picking up a briefcase and taking it to the power station where Palmer is speaking. Jamey (Karina Arroyave) gets word from Gaines that Nina (Sarah Clarke) is dead, and to make up a story to explain her absence. Nina calls Tony (Carlos Bernard) and tells him not to let anyone know that she's alive, and to put Jamey on the phone. He's about to, when Jamey tells him she just spoke to Nina, arousing his suspicions. Alerted to possible surveillance by Nina, he sends a car to pick her up. Jack gets through security at the power station, and runs into an old friend, Jessica Abrams (Jackie Debatin), who works for Palmer, but he's foiled in his efforts to pass her a note. Gaines orders him to a secluded room, where Jonathan has him assemble the gun inside the briefcase. Tony insists on calling the secret service to warn them that Jack's been compromised. They, in turn, ask Palmer to leave immediately, but he insists on making his speech first. Nina and Tony manage to capture Jamey without being seen by the security cameras at CTU. Teri hears one of Gaines' men telling Rick (Daniel Bess) that she and Kimberly (Elisha Cuthbert) won't be around for long, and she fears the worst. Jonathan takes aim at Palmer.