At 10:32:56, Cole drives up to an old laundry and meets up with a CTU field team led by a Handsome Black Agent. Cole informs them, like they care, that this place was seized by the DEA a year ago and has been a CTU safe house ever since. That's good for us to know, but I'm sure the CTU agents didn't find that factoid quite so vital. "Everyone stays out of sight until Jack's between our choke points. We do the takedown when and only when I give the order. We get this right, we take Jack by surprise before he has a chance to fight back." Just then Chloe calls with the news that Kiefer's on his way. "Remember, non-lethal force," she says. Cole reminds her that his men might need to defend themselves, and Chloe says she'll call when Kiefer does. Just don't hit redial by accident.
At the U.N., Ethan enters Taylor's office with a fancy folder containing the statement she's had him working on futilely for the last twenty-five minutes, even though she had no intention of using it for the last twenty. She tells him she's decided not to withdraw after all, much to his confusion. So she explains to him about Dana being taken "off the grid, out of Jack Bauer's reach," and the plan to "acquire the evidence," which he's so not down with. "Authorizing the illegal detention and torture of a prisoner?" he asks. "How far are you willing to go to protect this lie?" "As far as necessary to preserve this treaty," she says. "It's vital to the security of this nation! What I am doing is for the greater good." Ethan recognizes Logan's words and realizes it was his idea, but although Taylor looks away sheepishly, she says it's her call. Ethan sits down across from her and starts trying to reason with her, psychoanalytically, talking about how she seems to think this treaty will somehow make up for the fact that her presidency cost her her husband and children. Which she doesn't seem to appreciate much. He begs her to reconsider, but she cuts off the debate and says they need to move on, handing his folder back to him. Rather than quitting on the spot, as I kind of expected him to, Ethan gets up to leave and heads for the door. But then he quits. "Madam President, unless you stop what's being done in your name, I can't be a part of this any longer." He promises to keep it quiet and says he'll cite his health concerns. "After all, I'm here against doctor's orders." She begs him not to abandon her when they're so close, and he says he 's listening to his conscience. And then he gets in one last dig about hers: "Anyway, you've got Charles Logan now. Only room for one of us." He nods formally, saying, "Madam President," and leaves with his folder. It's 10:37:02, and I hope that statement ends up framed at his house.