There was a sad and angry session with Renee at the hospital. She had to tell Marika’s sister Rosa the bad news which leaves her even more bitter and confused with Jack’s non-reactions. Later, Jack sits outside the Capitol building and looks out at the Mall. Another too-brief moment of real cinematic beauty, the lighting, the music and Jack’s expression speak of exhaustion and maybe a small amount of peace. The moment is then gone as Tony Almeida stops by to talk to Jack.
Unfortunately, terror still looms as Tony tells Jack that another high profile attack is being planned for 1900 hours. He’s a bit vague on how he knows this, but with “It wasn’t easy getting the information out of him”, we have clue that some sort of torture was involved. Anyway, as usual, Jack’s day does not end after ten hours.
And neither does Ryan Burnett’s. We now learn that he is actually Senator Mayer’s Chief of Staff. Why that dirty so-and-so! But perhaps we’ll get to see him squirm yet. Red Foreman asks Ryan accompany him to the White House. Red the Senator has been asked to talk to President Taylor about Jack Bauer. But then Ryan receives a text message from someone (Juma?) telling him that everything is a go for the next attack. And moments later, as Fox airs the “next hour, on 24” teaser, we hear that the attack target is none other than the White House.
It will be interesting to see if any Washington rats desert that sinking ship, before it blows.