As Kiefer returns to CTU, Curtis and his men are lukewarm on the trail of Yellow Tie and his stolen cache of what turns out to be nerve gas. FLOTUS wakes up to find her evidence gone, and her persistence in sticking to her story -- a story that now includes an attack on her personally, mind you -- just makes her seem more crazy and paranoid. So Logan lets Walt talk him into having her committed, but she flies the coop before the men in white coats come. Audrey has a pointed and ten-shades-of-awkward interview with Diane, then reunites with Kiefer and kisses his ass for a while (Derek gets her sloppy seconds). The Man orders Kiefer eliminated from inside CTU. Since Spencer is much too obvious a mole suspect to actually be the mole, he turns out to be the mole. Ain't no amount of candy and flowers going to smooth that shit over with Chloe. While Kiefer and McGill compare notes and speculate on the possibility of Palmer's assassin being based in the White House, Spencer illicitly lets a guy into the building. But when the guy turns out to be a hit man and tries to kill Kiefer, Spencer comes clean and says he's been secretly working for Walt -- who he thought was one of the good guys. I'd say he's quickly learning that good guys are a vanishing species on this show.
Before we get started, I just have to clear something up. In the first recap of the season, I mentioned that Kiefer was rocking a "greasy brown mullet" in the DVD prequel, and never said anything different when he turned up in the season premiere. So at this time, I'd just like to assure our readers who aren't actually seeing the show that Kiefer's hair this season is perfectly presentable. It's so short all over that it almost looks brown, and occasionally you can catch a glimpse of where his bald spot's going to be before too long. I realize this isn't all that vital a piece of information, but it's just that, if you're reading this someplace where the season hasn't begun yet, I didn't want you thinking that Kiefer was still running around looking like the dissolute uncle of his own character in The Lost Boys. Now, on with the show.
Yellow Tie and the Yellowtones have been busy during the previouslies. They're loading the Thermoses of Death -- which have the biohazard symbol stamped on the side as well as on the top -- into much smaller crates next to a panel truck parked inside the hangar. It's a lot like the truck Beresch blew up a couple of hours ago, but in addition to not being blown up yet, this one's blue and it's got a catering decal stuck t-- wait, two of the guys are peeling it off to reveal a S.W.A.T team stencil on the side. Sneaky terrorists. That should be illegal. Yellow Tie and Leather Jacket load the crates and themselves into the back of the truck, while the other two guys don S.W.A.T. jackets and caps and hop in the front. Impersonating law enforcement should also be illegal, I think. And stealing biochemical agents should definitely be illegal. Or maybe that's just me that thinks that. In any case, they all drive out into daylight.
Kiefer's riding in the back of a CTUmobile with two agents in the front. The female agent in the shotgun seat apologizes for having to bring Kiefer in, and marvels at his ability to stay invisible for a year and a half. Kiefer says he wasn't invisible enough. I blame the mullet. The chick agent answers her ringing cell phone; it's Curtis, for Kiefer. He asks Kiefer for the most likely exit that Yellow Tie would have used during the distraction of the firefight at the end of the last episode, and Kiefer tells him. Curtis relays that info to the AV guy who's hooked in to the airport terminal's surveillance cameras, and has him pull up the footage from the relevant place and time.