Well, no. That's because Kiefer suddenly sights, from a rooftop a block or more away, a rocket-powered grenade that's just been launched right at them. "Get down!" he hollers at Cole, pulling him to the roof, because Cole's the only one close enough to grab and he's got to save someone. The RPG hits the helicopter, blowing it all to shit and sending Victor and Cole's sidekick flying. And the person who launched it lowers the bazooka, revealing himself to be none other than Toombs. Looks like he decided to step in after all. He ditches the weapon and beats feet.
Back at CTU, the big screen is dominated by the burning helicopter, and nobody is answering their hails from Hastings or Chloe. Kiefer and Cole get up off the roof, and Cole goes to his dead partner while Kiefer rolls the mortally wounded Victor over onto his back, desperately trying to keep him conscious. "You don't want to die like this," he tells Victor. "Do the right thing. Tell me what you know." Suddenly cooperative, Victor grunts, "The hitter has someone on the inside. Close to Hassan." Well, that could be anyone. Kiefer demands a name, but unless that name is "[dies]," Victor doesn't give him one.
How long will we have to wait for a name? Well, here's Reed on her cell phone, telling someone that her clearance was revoked and then reinstated. "I know I'm behind schedule," she tells the person on her phone. "But it'll get done." She takes another look at Hassan's smiling face on a giant news monitor, hangs up, and goes off to do whatever thing she needs to do. Which I'm sure is related only to being a reporter and nothing else.M. Giant is a Minneapolis-based writer with a wife, a son, and a number of cats that seems to have settled at around two. Learn waaaay too much about him at Velcrometer, follow him on Twitter, or just e-mail him at M.Giant[at]gmail.com.