Kiefer is scoping out the exterior of the building, and is lucky enough to notice an open alley gate. Returning to the rain-spotted CTUmobile he came here in with Cole, he reports the sentry on the roof, and the ones in front they can sneak past via that alley. Cole asks what they do once they have Dana. Kiefer says they have to make a deal: let her go for the evidence. Cole hates the idea. "Cole, we both lost friends today," Kiefer reminds him quickly. "Dana had a hand in that, but only a hand." He wants the people in charge. Just then Cole's cell phone rings. It's Chloe, and Kiefer tells him to answer it or she'll know something's wrong. "If she doesn't already," Cole says, making the common mistake of overestimating Chloe. Has she even bothered to check that CTUmobile's GPS tracker?
When Cole picks up, it turns out that Chloe's just calling to get an ETA and some free therapy. Cole provides both (ten minutes, and "you did the right thing, Chloe"), but the news that Kiefer threatened Chloe for the first time seems to give Cole a bit of pause. The call ends with Chloe unaware of anything being wrong, and Cole tells Kiefer not to be too hard on her, like he's ever going to see her again. "She was only doing what she thought was best for you." Kiefer says he knows. He reaches into his jacket for something he almost forgot: "You're going to need these," he says, holding out a magazine of ammunition. Cole pulls out the gun Kiefer gave him at the end of the last hour and checks the clip in it: blanks. Kiefer apologizes about as sincerely as you'd expect, and as Cole takes the live ammo, he calls him a son of a bitch. Kiefer nods in agreement, "Yeah, I know." Time to move. I think the most upsetting part of that whole exchange was the part where Kiefer "almost forgot." They head across the street and into the alley at 8:08:23, through a pissing rain that doesn't show up on camera but that makes Kiefer squint and button his 70s leather jacket. They break into a jog as soon as they're clear of the street, and look nothing at all like a couple of dudes sneaking into an alley for a tryst.