After leaving Tokarev's steaming guts on the floor, Kiefer sends Meredith Reed on her way with the evidence. Logan, obviously highly motivated to contain the story, leans hard on Taylor to have Reed arrested. Chloe and Arlo are closing in on Kiefer's buddy Jim, but Kiefer has already cut Jim loose so he can go after Logan on his own. Which he does by going full-on Jason from Friday the 13th and mounting a one-man frontal assault on the line of traffic containing the limousine Logan's taking to meet President Suvarov. Jason Pillar's CTU assault team is close behind, but Kiefer gets Logan to spill everything before letting him go -- including the name of Russian Foreign Minister Mikhail Novakovich. Chloe springs Cole to help make contact with Jim while Kiefer goes after Novakovich. Meanwhile, Reed manages to contact Kayla Hassan and tell her some of what she knows just before getting arrested by the FBI and having the evidence confiscated. As for Kiefer, he gets re-stabbed in the gut while going after Novakovich, but still manages to singlehandedly wipe out him and all his men. So what's left for him to do? Well, Logan calls up President Suvarov to tell him that he didn't say a word to Kiefer about Suvarov's personal decision to have Walker killed, so Kiefer must think he's done. Except it turns out that before Kiefer released Logan, he put a bug on him. Again! So it looks like Kiefer's going to spend his last hours going after a foreign head of state. That should be fun.
In tonight's previouslies freeze-frames: Meredith Reed, Jason Pillar, Chloe O'Brian, and of course Jack Bauer. Or at least the version of him we've been watching lately
Logan is in his temporary U.N. office putting on a new tie. Looks like he picked the most hideous one, too, with purple squares and red octagons. He's also smugly watching the TV, where Taylor's press secretary is not only announcing Ethan's resignation for "heath reasons," but talking about how Taylor "sought and gained the counsel of former president Charles Logan." This is all of course as truthful as one would expect watching a White House press secretary speaking on Fox News. Finishing getting himself arranged, which turns out to require a whole slideshow of reptilian facial expressions, Logan mutes the TV as an assistant enters to let him know that his car to the heliport is ready. That would be the heliport where Russian president Suvarov is expected to arrive, after his plane touches down at JFK in the next half hour. Logan turns the volume back on as soon as she leaves, surprisingly not at all put out about having missed part of someone talking about him on television. He must be TiVoing it at home.
Logan's cell phone rings and Logan, suddenly remembering that all is not well, answers, "Tell me you have a lead on Bauer." But Logan's man Jason Pillar's got nothing, except the sniper-slaughterhouse Kiefer left in the neighboring building at the end of the last hour. Jason says that Kiefer evaded the cordon, and so did Meredith Reed. "Also, he's killed Pavel." Jason says he can keep this contained for now, but if Kiefer's already passed the goods on to the media, it won't matter. Logan remains stubbornly optimistic, especially since the press secretary just told the world about Logan's role in the peace process. Well, the public part. Obviously she left out the part where people were illegally detained and tortured and killed and all those other hallmarks of a Charles Logan operation, but eventually people will be able to figure that out. Jason warns Logan that Kiefer "didn't just kill Pavel. He butchered him." Indeed, we even get a close-up of Tokarev's messy insides lying on the floor below him. I sometimes think that actors on 24 have a better sense of their own mortality than other actors. They have to realize their characters could be killed off at any time, which means that nine times out of ten they'll have to play not only death scenes but dead scenes. And now this poor guy has to show up for a day of shooting so he can be bloodied, tied up, and paid to spend who knows how many hours half-bent over a pile of his own prop-guts. That's got to make a person rethink his career. Jason tells Logan, "I don't think Bauer's just looking to expose the Russians' involvement...this guy's out for blood." "Then you'd better find him and stop him, haven't you?" Logan says, and hangs up with instructions to keep him posted. That's certainly been working well up until now.