12:14:42. Now that Cole has satisfied himself that the truck stop Bazhaev sent them to is a dry hole, uranium-wise, it's time for him and his team to pack up and head back to CTU. Except then he gets a call from Arlo, who has the GPS coordinates from Dana's phone. Cole tells Arlo to send them to his PDA, and when stupid Arlo points out that might not be such a good idea, Cole snaps, "You're the one who stuck his nose in all this. Just do it." Cole tells Arlo that the rest of his team is heading back and he'll follow within the hour. "If Hastings asks, just tell him I'm following up a lead," Cole adds. Which I'm sure will satisfy Hastings. With Cole and Dana both out on vague errands, he's probably going to assume they got a room somewhere. Arlo asks Cole if this is worth going AWOL over. "She's my fiancé, Arlo," Cole snaps, and hangs up. Then he walks over, commandeers a CTUmobile, and sits behind the wheel considering for a moment before pulling out. Of the parking lot, that is, not out of the relationship. Which is the opposite of what he should do.
At 12:16:05, Dana kills her headlights as she pulls into a secluded area of what I guess is Central Park, following Kevin's van as it parks near what I assume is the Reservoir. It's dark and wooded enough to be in south Jersey, but then the Manhattan skyscrapers are awfully close in the background. Anyway, Dana pulls her gun out of her purse, screws on a silencer, and settles in to wait, while Kevin and Nick canoodle in the van with a couple of strippers while listening to heavy metal music. I wish I could tell you that the tunes are provided by a 24-core band called Cyprus Audio, but that would, as far as I know, be a fiction.
Back at CTU, Hastings asks Arlo if Dana's back yet. Arlo says no, and asks, "Do you need her for something?" Hastings incredulously repeats the question, and says, "She's my chief data analyst. I need her to do her job." He tells Arlo to let him know when he finds her. Arlo doesn't tell Hastings where she is right now, even though he could, so I guess he's more loyal to Dana and Cole than his boss for some reason. And now, every person at CTU has officially covered for her. I hope they can still find time to save the country in between keeping her out of trouble.