Hastings sees that Dana's back on the floor, and asks what was keeping her from monitoring chatter with the NSA like she was supposed to be doing. Chloe steps in and takes the blame, saying Dana had to fix one of Chloe's technobabble-related screw-ups. Hastings is satisfied with that story, probably because it includes Chloe screwing up, and slouches off to update President Taylor. As soon as he's gone, Dana thanks Chloe for covering. "You can thank me by putting aside whatever it is that's bothering you and helping me find Jack," Chloe says. "He's my friend and he's in trouble." Dana settles down to work, while Arlo looks disappointed that he didn't just get to watch a big blow-out. Dick..
What kind of restaurant is Bazhaev running, anyway? Not only has the place now been closed for the entire dinner rush, the owner is doing his own prep work at 11:06:42 at night. He's wearing an apron and everything. Into this confusing scene comes the away team who nabbed Kiefer from Vladimir's garage last hour, and Kiefer himself, still sporting his fashionable black head-bag. The leader, who we'll learn is named Dmitri, sends the rest of them on down the hall while he tells Bazhaev that Vladimir and his men are dead. Bazhaev wants to know how Kiefer knew about the fuel rods, so he swaps the apron for his suit jacket and walks with Dmitri on to the impromptu interrogation chamber down the hall, buttoning up like he's walking into a job interview. Kiefer has already been plunked down in a chair, and when a goon removes his head-bag, he blinks around in confusion, playing the part of the frightened nerd even with his Harry Potter glasses long gone. Bazhaev asks who he is, and he answers, "Ernst Meier," still sticking to his cover. "I've been looking for you to make you an offer." Bazhaev is surprised Kiefer even knows who he is, but Kiefer says he was only following the fuel rods. "After that nasty business with Laitanan [a phrase which is non-specific to the point of being redundant], these men brought me here. So I'm just assuming you're that man." Bazhaev asks how Kiefer knows this, and Kiefer claims that people he works for intercepted communications from Farhad Hassan. This of course raises the question of whom Kiefer's working for, and that's when Kiefer stops answering questions. Although he is quite polite about it. Unfortunately, even his politeness doesn't prevent a stiff clout from Dmitri. Kiefer says his buyers are ready to offer $250 million, half up front, right now. Bazhaev's eyes widen, but then he walks up to Kiefer and grabs him by the hair, airing his suspicion that Kiefer is a cop. Kiefer reminds him that he killed three people back at Vladimir's place, including stabbing Vladimir himself in the eye, which isn't exactly SOP. Unimpressed, Bazhaev talks about once seeing the KGB throw a family off a roof. "I know what cops are capable of." I'm sure the NYPD would be flattered. After asking one more time, Bazhaev leaves him to Dmitri. Kiefer is hauled out of the chair, yelling that they can still make a deal. Funny how earlier today he was trying to convince someone about to torture him that he wasn't one of the bad guys, and now he's trying to convince someone about to torture him that he is.