But Kiefer's not in yet. Before entering, he unshoulders his giant duffel to unload and strap on an assault rifle, then pockets a tear gas canister or something before stashing the duffel between some parked trucks, where the duffel's size will allow it to blend in nicely. So why'd he need all that other crap from Jim in the first place? Just to show him who's boss? Using a dental mirror, Kiefer sneaks around another truck and scopes out the sentry on that side of the building. Then he bangs on the side of the truck to lure the guard over. This works, and the CTU agent cautiously approaches, gun drawn. But he's not cautious enough to avoid getting socked unconscious the moment he comes around the corner. Kiefer quickly takes the agent's pulse to make sure he's alive, then tells Chloe he can see the room. "No hostiles in sight. I'm going to try and grab her." She tells him to be careful, and he copies. Then he pulls out his earpiece and heaves the agent up over his shoulder before entering the building, grunting with the effort. Come on, Kiefer, that little dude can't be heavier than the duffel you were carrying. Break his arms and use them as shoulder straps if you need to.
There's a moment where we see Chloe communicating with Cole, who's stalking the building with the Handsome Black Agent, hoping to close off Kiefer's escape route. But Kiefer's not where he's supposed to be. Instead, as everyone watches, a giant hanging sack of laundry comes coasting along the motorized rack overhead, with the unconscious sentry draped over it. "Son of a bitch," one of the agents mutters. No shit -- CTU has been holding on to people's laundry for a whole year? Now they all have to break cover and start sneaking around trying to find Kiefer, which doesn't work. And not because Kiefer's hiding inside the laundry sack, as I initially suspected, but because he's sneaked around another corner. When one of the agents comes around, Kiefer disarms and grabs him, then holds his rifle to the man's neck, ordering Cole and the other three to put down their weapons. He doesn't seem all that surprised to see Cole. Cole says he can't comply, until Kiefer threatens to kill his hostage. Cole isn't about to let his guy die for a fake safe house, so he gives the order, and all three CTU men toss their guns on the floor. Kiefer pushes his hostage toward them and covers all four with his gun, telling Cole to make them get down and then come towards him, kicking the dropped guns towards him as he goes. "How did you know?" Cole asks. "I know Chloe," Kiefer says. Oh, so he was aware of this all along. Looks like he was right about Chloe not wanting to go against him. He tosses Cole a phone and tells him to call CTU. "You're gonna tell her that her plan worked and you've got me locked down and ready for transport." Cole dials and puts it on speaker so they can all hear Chloe as Cole says Kiefer's caught, and unhurt, and Cole's men are fine too. And apparently CTU has given up on the use of duress codes, because Cole doesn't seem to make any attempt to use one, as far as I can tell. Not that Chloe would know them all, having been back on the job for only a month. "I know I should feel relieved, but I just feel worse," she tells Cole. Cole reminds her it's for Kiefer's own good, like she said. Then he hangs up and tosses the phone back. Oddly, Kiefer doesn't immediately throw it away. I'm not at all sure why Kiefer didn't have Cole use his own phone for that call; that seems less risky than potentially alerting Chloe by having his call come from an unfamiliar number. Not that that happened either, of course. Kiefer tells Cole to secure his men at 10:48:13.