The still youthful but now less inexperienced Agent Owen, a trickle of blood still on his temple where Marcos pistol-whipped him, shows up to tell Kiefer that the camera Marcos knocked out is back online. The intercom isn't yet working again, but Owen is able to show Kiefer the video feed from inside the room, which offers a sweetheart view of Marcos's wiring diagram. Owen says that according to the techs, the modifications Marcos seems to be working on will do the trick. As for the time frame, he says Marcos will need to reset four circuits, the first of which is already completed, as shown by the single LED still glowing under Marcos's shoulder. Once he gets all four he can trigger it at any moment. The bright side is that the chamber will contain the explosion and keep anyone else from getting hurt. "He's not trying to hurt anybody, he's trying to make sure we don't take him alive," Kiefer says, because he is not about bright sides. He asks his earpiece to connect him to Hastings, and a woman's voice says that's coming right up. Glad to see Sarah from The Andy Griffith Show landed on her feet.
Kiefer gets patched through to what looks like a little staff meeting already convening on the CTU floor. He wants everything they have on Marcos, and Chloe gives it to him, at some unnecessary length. We already know he's got an American mother in town, but his father was from the IRK. Chloe also has the file on Professor Al-Zacar, who was a vocal critic of the U.S. He spent four months in jail under President Wayne Palmer (a phrase I still can't type with a straight face to this day), came out unemployable, and committed suicide a year later. Hastings chimes in that Marcos joined IRK intelligence two months later. As for his mom, Arlo has her DMV records placing her home in East Harlem, "4211 East 117th Street." In fact Google Maps tells me that address is in a part of Harlem so far east it's in Queens. Kiefer wants her picked up and brought to him right away. Once the call ends, Hastings gives instructions to his troops. He says they're working on the assumption that the terrorists will want to hit someplace in Manhattan with the uranium, which of course means it'll have to be brought onto the island. Chloe suggests locking the city down, but Hastings says their best chance to catch them is in transit. Sure, using the entire island of Manhattan as bait seems reasonable to me. That means keeping a close eye on the radiation sensors that have been set up at all the bridges and tunnels. Which should work, as long as the terrorists don't get their hands on a helicopter. Or maybe just a catapult. Or a giant crossbow they can use to shoot the rods at the U.N. from Roosevelt Island one by one. I'm an idea guy, you know. Hastings barely pauses in his speech as he looks up and happens to see Dana and Cole's faces on a building security monitor, and he reminds Arlo that the drones need to be on that as well. Damn, if the air is covered, so much for my giant crossbow idea. I would be a sucky terrorist.