Synopsis by Josh Ralske
Prescott (Alan Dale) plans to detain Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) until after a press conference announcing that the air strikes have begun. Palmer is being held under guard, but he convinces Pierce (Glenn Morshower) to get him a secure line so he can contact Jack (Kiefer Sutherland). Chapelle (Paul Schulze) calls a meeting at CTU to announce that Palmer has been removed from office. Tony (Carlos Bernard) continues to annoy Chapelle by questioning why CTU is not interested in the evidence that Jack is gathering. Jack is surprised to find Sherry (Penny Johnson Jerald) looking for Alex (Rick D. Wasserman), the hacker. They find him, hiding in a wall of his ransacked apartment. Sherry tells Alex not to say anything to Jack. Held at gunpoint, Sherry admits that her voice is on some of the recordings Alex used to fake the Cypress tape, and that they were both working for Kingsley (Tobin Bell). She admits that she was trying to bring down her ex-husband's presidency. She offers to get Alex to cooperate with Jack, in exchange for immunity. Alex works on preparing another tape to demonstrate that his software can fabricate speech from brief voice samples. Jack calls Tony to have him send a chopper. But Chapelle tells him he's been reassigned, and can go home. Tony and Michelle (Reiko Aylesworth) conspire to take Chapelle out of commission so they can help Jack. Meanwhile, Kim (Elisha Cuthbert) is brought back to the Matheson's house so she can get her things, and has a final violent confrontation with Gary (Billy Burke).