5:14:24. Kiefer and Walker emerge from an elevator at the U.N. and greet a Secret Service agent named O'Connor, who already knows who they are, and doesn't seem to resent being saddled with a couple of freelancers. She explains to them about the plan to evacuate the Hassans underground, with a task force of seven Secret Service agents, two of Hassan's guys (neither of whom is Nabeel, which is a little odd), and now Kiefer and Walker. They'll be ready to go in ten minutes, via a tunnel that parallels a PATH train into New Jersey. Just waiting on the vehicles now. Kiefer wants to see the evac routes, but since Hassan wants to see him first, he sends Walker to deal with that while he meets him in the Council Chamber.
Hassan stands to shake hands with Kiefer when he enters the room, but totally forgets to thank him for saving his daughter. He's glad to hear Kiefer's leading the evacuation, and tells him that he and his wife and daughter are ready now, awaiting only Kiefer's instructions. Kiefer asks for ten minutes before they can get them out through a tunnel into New Jersey. Hassan chuckles ruefully: "And here I thought I would be leaving the United Nations today at the head of a peace march down Fifth Avenue." Grandiose much? Kiefer says Taylor's still holding out hope for that, and repeats the ten-minute timeline. Oh, and he's welcome for saving his daughter.
Ethan apparently works fast; a situation room has indeed been set up by 5:15:11, complete with dispersal maps of Manhattan up on the big screen. A general brings up the subject of how to respond in terms of military retaliation, and then my local Fox affiliate goes haywire, sticking some rogue commercials in here for some reason. By the time we're back, Taylor is taking a call from Samir on his sat phone. He lies that it's going to be a short conversation, and says he wants to convince her that he doesn't actually want to hurt innocent Americans. Taylor brings up he bomb he 's threatening them with. "Actually a radiological dispersal device, Madam President," Samir corrects, "capable of contaminating forty square blocks under a dense radiation cloud." Well, at least it's not a bomb. Taylor in turn threatens retaliation against the IRK if this happens. "I would expect nothing less," Samir says. But all he wants is Hassan. "He is a traitor to his people and must stand trial for his crimes." "That will never happen," Taylor declares, I guess letting the accusation stand.