"You're going to start a war because you lost someone?" Chloe says. Kiefer says it's not about him, which, sure it isn't. She plays her trump: "Renee wouldn't want you to do this." He again tells her to shut up, but she still won't. "The last thing Renee would want is for you to start a war in her name." Really? I don't know, suddenly the War of Renee Walker seems like a really romantic gesture. At least by Twilight standards. By now, Suvarov is entering Logan's office, and Kiefer has his big square head in the crosshairs, but Chloe is still begging him, "Don't dishonor her memory like this." Kiefer starts getting emotional. In Logan's office, the ex-prez is now standing and facing Suvarov, who's looking at him expectantly. Kiefer finally lowers the gun and tells Chloe they'll do it her way, but he needs her to promise to see it through, "because there's no way I'm getting out of this building alive." Not with that attitude, Sunshine. He makes her promise that she'll do what he says. I wonder if he said that to Walker before they went into the bedroom.
Meanwhile, across the way, Logan has totally been left hanging. I mean honestly, is there anything more awkward than finding yourself in a private, one-on-one meeting with someone who was supposed to drop dead the minute he walked in the room? It's not like you had anything you were planning to say. This may actually be the meanest thing Kiefer's done to Logan yet. Logan just lamely tells Suvarov he was wrong, and apologizes for wasting his time. Suvarov glares at him and storms out without looking back. "See you after the signing," Logan calls after him like they're still best buddies. Then he snaps at his assistant, "Find Pillar!"
At 3:08:05, the TAC team is almost to Kiefer's sniper nest. He's removing the memory card from his recorder, and Chloe thinks she just needs to get to mobile command with it. "You won't make it out of the building," Kiefer says. "You and Cole found me first by circumventing CTU. If Logan hasn't figured that out yet, he will soon enough." He reminds her of the shoot-to-kill orders, which he seems to think applies to her as well. "If you don't shoot me, that file's not going anywhere." He cocks her gun and sticks it back in her hand, telling her to point it at him as he draws his own weapon. He instructs her to tell them that she found him with the gun and she shot him in self-defense. Obviously, Chloe has something of an issue with this. "Don't ask me to do something I can't do!" she whines. Kiefer yells at her to pull the trigger. Even when he points his own gun at her, she still won't do it. He yells at her that they're running out of time, for what may be the last time ever. "I know how hard this is for you, but if you care about me at all, pull the trigger. Do it!" She still won't, even when the TAC team is visible on Kiefer's laptop, closing in on their position. "Damn you!" he yells, and puts his own gun to his temple. Which is when she finally shoots him in the left shoulder and he goes flying back. A second later, the CTU squad comes in to secure the scene. Burke takes the gun in Chloe's hand (let's hope he doesn't look at it too closely and realize it's the same one he gave Cole less than an hour ago) and orders medical up to attend to Kiefer. Kiefer's on the floor, not moving. It's 3:09:22. So do "shoot to kill" orders stop being valid when the target has already been shot? Or do you keep shooting at the inert body until you're sure? I think the hardest thing about being in CTU would be remembering those kinds of protocols, especially in circumstances like this, when a kill shot would be so easy to make.