Still talking to Elaine, Kiefer has just gotten to the part of the story where Marcos is working with people who are trying to hit Manhattan with a dirty bomb. "Now he's going to kill himself in order to protect this plot unless you can convince him otherwise." He gives her the bottom line: she needs to get him to open the door. She asks what's next. "He'll be alive," Kiefer says, and adds that he'll do what he can to help Marcos in exchange for his cooperation. In between being both Grandpa Kiefer in L.A. and dating Renee Walker in New York, I guess. Time to head into the other room. Cole and Kiefer walk her over to the anteroom door at 2:39:45, and Kiefer kicks everyone else out of there. From his listening post, Ali is able to recognize Marcos's mother, and he tells Samir over the phone that it's her. Samir wonders if she'll be able to talk him down, and Ali thinks not. The scene is also being monitored from CTU, as Elaine goes up to the intercom screen and says her son's name. Marcos is pretty upset to see her. "You son of a bitch!" Marcos yells. He really is a terrorist, talking to his mom that way. Oh, I guess he's addressing Kiefer, who's lurking in the background. "Leave us alone! Leave us alone!" Marcos screams. Kiefer exits the room without a word of protest. He can see better on the monitors in the CTU command post in the hallway anyhow. Once he's gone, Marcos asks why she didn't go like he asked. She'll see that and raise him taking part in a terrorist attack. He's getting such a time-out. He doesn't deny anything, and she asks why. "After what this country did to Dad?" She says he never condoned violence, but Marcos thinks he'd be on their side: "He hated America." Elaine reminds Marcos he hated America so much he moved to America, married an American wife, and had an American son. Who is about to kill thousands of Americans, so her argument kind of breaks down if you bring it to its logical conclusion.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 754 USERS: B-
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