At 10:50:33, Kiefer is multitasking. He's bandaging his abdomen in Vladimir's bathroom while updating Hastings and the rest of the speaking roles back at CTU (as well as Cole, who is still driving around somewhere) by cell phone. He tells them Vladimir came up empty. "Renee kept pushing him, and it got ugly. Laitanan's dead. He attacked her." Hastings is surprised to hear that Walker killed him. "Half an hour earlier she was having sex with the guy. How's that even happen, Jack?" Well, sex and murderous thoughts aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, as Mrs. Hastings no doubt realizes. Kiefer says she was defending herself. Buttoning his bloody shirt back up, Kiefer suggests they "move on." Hastings wonders how they do that, now that their only lead is dead. Kiefer, who's used to being the one who decides when something or someone is their only lead, says they can work up the calls Vladimir made tonight, as well as his files and his computer. As if there'll be anything on the latter but a lot of porn featuring petite, freckled redheads. Cole chimes in that he and his team are five minutes away. Hastings wants Vladimir's body back to be autopsied. I'm no pathologist, but I'd be prepared to speculate a cause of death already. "Any other good news?" Hastings asks. "Jack? Cole? Dana?" Dana, I should have mentioned before now, has been completely spaced out throughout this whole meeting, and has nothing to contribute. Cole doesn't fail to note the detachment in her voice from his end, although he doesn't say anything. But after the call is over, Hastings yells at Dana: "Our entire operation just went south. You think you could show a little interest? Pull it together!" There's that delicate Hastings touch. Of course, if he wants to see an operation that went south, he should go check the archives on the computer in the Robbery Ops Center.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B | 897 USERS: B-
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