Marcos's mom has just finished packing when there's a loud knock on the door of her apartment. Without opening it, she asks who it is. Cole holds his badge up to the peephole and tells her to open up, saying it's about Marcos. He quickly gets tired of her stalling and threatens to break the door down. When she takes it off the chain, armored CTU agents run in, scaring the crap out of her. Cole takes charge of Elaine while they start sweeping the apartment like they're going to find Marcos in there, asking if she knows where her son is. Of course this is a question they already know the answer to, which is what I call a James Lipton. She truthfully says she doesn't. As far as his contacts with the IRK, she doesn't seem aware of anything beyond communications with family there. Cole suddenly spots the packed suitcase on her couch and asks, "You going somewhere?" I feel like I've already recapped this scene this week. Elaine says she's on her way to her sister's house. "You do that a lot?" Cole asks. "Take trips to visit relatives at 2:30 in the morning?" Elaine tells Cole all about Marcos's call last hour, and we also learn that Aunt Shelly lives in Pennsylvania. Now that she's told all she knows, Cole tells her what he knows: "Ma'am, right now your son's barricaded himself at St. Julian's hospital, trying to blow himself up with a suicide vest." Way to break it to her gently. She freaks out and sinks onto the couch, but Cole says there's no time for that and drags her out. It's 2:29:05.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: A- | 754 USERS: B-
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