But while Dana is trying to get his cover story all set, she’s interrupted by a call from Kevin, the slimy stalking ex, who is camped out at her apartment. He demands that she come see him, finally she agrees, not easy while in the middle of all the CTU drama. She asks Arlo to cover for her and finish the task for Jack. Arlo agrees but cannot resist flirting with Dana. You’ve got to wonder if anything will come of this flirting and Arlo’s longing looks in her direction.
Of course, we can’t forget our good friends at the UN, President Taylor, Secretary of State Kanin, and Chief of Staff Weiss. They grow bored of playing Old Maid and Crazy Eights, and decide to talk affairs of state(s). Taylor is shocked to learn that the fancy weapons-grade uranium is here in the US. And there’s the thorny problem of President Hassan’s reactions to the day’s events. He’s nearly declared martial law in his fictional land of Kamistan. Now of course his actions are understandable, but they will could sour the almost-done peace agreement. What to do, what to do.
Drink vodka is Ziya’s answer. Renee tells him to stop boozing, but Ziya has no other painkiller so vodka it is. They arrive at the chop shop that Vladimir is supposedly at. “Vlad” is not happy to see Ziya, and is very suspicious of the proposal to bring in Renee, but agrees finally, because Ziya is too stupid to make up a story about nukes and the like. All glance at Ziya who is licking the paint off the walls and giggling. Ziya is ordered to bring Renee in to the garage.
Someone else who is tired of being thought of as stupid is Kevin. Slimy stalker slacker Kevin. Dana arrives at her apartment, nervous enough, but then more upset to see that Kevin has brought in a buddy. Dana tries to give Kevin some money, to make him go away, but Kevin is offended and slams Dana against a wall by the throat. Hey, I thought only Jack Bauer did that? Anyway, Kevin’s real purpose is to convince (some might say blackmail) Dana into using her CTU data analyst skills to bring in some real dough. Six figures. Oh cripes.
Throat grabbing and slamming against walls is nothing compared to what Vladimir used to do to Renee. While she gets brought in to meet Vladimir, Chloe fills in Jack on more of Renee’s history, especially her history with “Vlad”. Not good. He had put her in the hospital and most likely tried to rape her. Jack and Chloe wonder if Renee has a death wish. Seriously? Of course she does!