Aw, dang, the graphic violence warning won the NCAA tourney. I had Language and Suggestive Dialogue in the office pool.
The recaps show us Bierko trying to deal with customer service in the gas plant. We see Jack terrorizing Audrey. And lots of booms and fireworks as the Death Star explodes.
As we pop open a can of fresh, vacuum-packed episode this week, Bill is staring at Google Earth.
Audrey has forgotten all about that whole torture thing and is the voice of authority as she asks Curtis about Jack. Her hair and makeup are also remarkably composed considering she looked like Carrie at the prom just a short time ago.
The fire and rescue team is already at the gas plant. Sigh. It's been no more than four minutes since the fireworks. I stopped being surprised by these things years ago.
Jack and Curtis rejoice that the gas was incinerated in the blast. Which makes me wonder, was this the smartest plan for the terrorists? I mean, if the gas was going into homes, wouldn't it get burned up in the water heater, the stove, the fireplace, whatever? Well, it was a back-up plan after all. Perhaps Sgt. Bierko overlooked this in his haste.
What's this? Who could it be striding out of the mist like a legend? Why, it's Jack! And he's got a sack of Bierko slung over his shoulder.
Audrey drops her head when she hears Jack is alive. Considering the way he just roughed her up, it's not clear if she's relieved or ticked off to hear that Jack survived.
Jack tells Curtis to get Bierko to CTU Medical. Well, Bierko's a dead man. The only question is how. Perhaps Old Doc Besson will accidentally knock a toaster into Bierko's bath.
Jack calls in. He says Henderson could not have planned all this. Henderson must be protecting someone important. Jack says, "I'm scared."
We then cut to BOB. I suppose the juxtaposition is on purpose, to make us think BOB is the one Henderson is protecting.
Back at CTU, or should we start calling it HS, Karen is almost salivating at the prospect of taking over CTU. Why is she in such a hurry?
Miles, as unctuous as they come, suggests they smear Bill in an attempt to hurry things along.
Cut to who knows where. Henderson is there, talking to one of the bad guys. Bad Guy admits to letting Palmer escape. Buckaroo says they're going to a fall back position. Considering how elaborate the current back-up plan is, this means they'll activate the agents put in place in government positions years ago. These agents, raised in the mountains of Idaho and hypnotically trained to bark like seals when a secret code word is uttered, will gather outside the White House and then be activated. As crowds gather to watch the strange sight, an agent will slip into the White House unseen and steal the nuclear launch codes. Henderson will launch a missile, but will detonate it at its highest point, thereby destroying a Russian TV satellite. The Russian people, unable to watch reruns of Seinfeld, will riot and topple their government.