In the now-officially-stolen CTUmobile, Dana, in the back seat behind Kiefer with Cole next to her and holding a gun on her, asks where they're going. "You tell me," Kiefer says. He wants Dana's video file. Dana reminds him that she agreed to trade it for immunity, like the events of the past hour didn't tip her off that maybe that part of her plan had maybe gone a tad sideways. Kiefer tells her what's what: "The president's decided the peace agreement's more important than the truth. As far as she's concerned, that file can never see the light of day. But I still want it." Dana asks what the deal is now, and Cole says, "You give us the file, we let you go." Kiefer even gives her his word to that effect. Dana gives a cynical laugh and says she doesn't believe him. Pissed off, because he is so not accustomed to having his word questioned, Kiefer throws the truck into a turn, and they instantly go from a busy street to an abandoned spot under a bridge. Kiefer screeches to a stop in front of a concrete support pylon at 11:21:48, gets out, and drags Dana out with him. As Cole follows, looking like the third wheel he currently is, Kiefer roughly throws Dana up against the pylon and demands to know where the file is. "That file's the only thing keeping me alive!" she manages to choke out, despite the fact Kiefer's fingers are back in the old grooves they've already worn in her throat. Kiefer says no, he is. And then he pulls his gun and presses it to her chest. If it's true that he's the only thing keeping her alive, he's doing a shitty job of it, and is about to get worse. "I'm gonna count backwards from three, and then I'm gonna kill you. Three!" Dana desperately appeals to Cole, ("Two!") who yells Kiefer's name. "Back off!" Kiefer screams at Cole. "One!" "Safety deposit box!" Dana cries, and adds that it's specifically at First Unity Savings. She has a joint account there with Cole, but the box is in her name. "Which means I'm the only one who can access it." It also means she's a pretty sloppy spy, keeping her top-secret materials at the same bank she was sharing with her fiancé. Cole says that's at Lexington and 59th. Unsolicited, Dana insists, "I had nothing to do with Renee's death, Jack. I didn't even know she was a target." Kiefer interrupts, yelling at Cole to put her in the car while she's trying vainly to remind him she was in a CTU holding room when it happened. While Kiefer turns his back, suddenly looking very distraught after the fact, Dana works on Cole's mind, saying Kiefer's using him. She would know about using Cole, and to his credit, he basically says that. Dana doesn't agree with Cole's claim that Kiefer's just going to expose the conspiracy: "He's gonna assemble the evidence, make a list of the guilty, and then he's gonna execute them one by one, starting with me." And he's got a whole four and a half hours left to do it. Cole stuffs her in the car as she says this is not about the truth, but revenge. Then he stomps over to Kiefer, yelling, "I can't do this!" and shoving Kiefer to the ground. Whoa! Nobody pushes Kiefer around. Maybe that's why when Kiefer sits up, he's got his gun leveled at Cole. They pant furiously at each other until Kiefer lowers the weapon, saying, "She's just trying to get inside your head." Cole knows that, dammit, and Kiefer gets up and tells Cole to speak his mind. "Were you gonna pull that trigger?" Cole demands. "I needed her to think I would," Kiefer says, which is not the same as no. Furiously flexing every muscle in his entire head, Cole finally spits, "Yeah, okay." He gets back in the car, this time in the shotgun seat. Kiefer gets in behind him and starts it up. There's going to be so much hate sex later, and I don't even know who's going to be having it.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 916 USERS: B-
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