"I'm sure it was a terrible ordeal, Mr. President," Jason is saying over a phone to Logan, with remarkable patience. Sure, Kiefer had them both at gunpoint in the last hour, but Jason was closer. Jason thinks it's all over, but Logan tells him about the recording Kiefer has. "How do you know?" Jason asks. "Because the son of a bitch played the damn thing for me!" Logan says in a voice choked with rage. "He must have put a bug on me or something when he attacked that car." Like I've been saying, it wouldn't be the first time. "For all I know, he has recorded every conversation I've had for the past two hours." Including this one? Jason promises to get it back, and Logan warns him, "You're on the line here, too. If this evidence gets out, we all go down together." He hangs up and takes some cleansing breaths, but they don't work; he's still a dirty slimeball.
When Jason arrives in the utility room, Burke points out the recording device they found, and also gives Jason his phone back that they took off of Kiefer. Jason examines the recorder with its missing data card, and whispers to Burke, "Bauer has a digital file that poses a threat to national security. We need to find it." Burke promises to keep looking, not even a little curious as to how a digital file could threaten national security. Jason now turns his attention to Chloe, asking her what happened. "He drew his gun and I shot him. What more do you need to know?" she snits. Jason asks her about the data card for the recorder, and Chloe lies -- really badly -- that she doesn't know what he's talking about. She gets even less convincing as he first makes her empty her pockets, then searches her. "I hope you enjoyed yourself," she snarks when he's done. I'd tell her not to flatter herself, but those 30 or 40 minutes when he was patting her down were just about the first time I've ever seen Jason not in a hurry. Chloe stomps out. And in the hallway, waiting for the elevator, she checks her cell phone to make sure the card is still in there where she hid it. That was her clever ruse? Now I really don't think it was a data card Jason was looking for.
Jason now turns his attention to Kiefer, who is obviously conscious but still isn't talking. Jason asks one of the medics if Kiefer can be treated at CTU. "He got lucky, it's a through-and-through," the medic says. Yes, if Kiefer is anything at all, he's lucky. He's the luckiest boy in the world. In other words, Chloe missed all the arteries and organs. Jason comes over all suspicious and is about to go after Chloe, head out, but Kiefer suddenly seems to have an attack of cooperativeness. He pulls off the oxygen mask and acts like he's trying to talk. Jason leans down close to hear, but all Jack wants to put in Jason's ear is his teeth. He locks on, and Jason screams until the agents separate them. He orders Kiefer taken away and Chloe locked down, while blood spurts from his head and the EMTs suddenly have a new patient. I knew Michael Madsen was going to be a bad influence on Kiefer.