5:28:52. Everyone at CTU is hard at work, and Dana gets that list of NYPD checkpoints from Chloe on her computer. She's just about to forward it on to Samir when Hastings calls for everyone's attention. "The White House just received credible intelligence the terrorists we've been tracking plan to detonate a radiological device in New York City in less than fifty minutes," he announces. "All of us in this building have friends and family who live in the city. We know we are bound by law not to warn them." Nice reminder. "But we also know it's still in our power to protect them. We are their last line of defense. That is our job. That is what we will do with every second of every minute we have left. Starting now. Go back through all your leads. Appeal to your sources one more time. Find. That. Bomb." He leaves the floor, which buzzes with renewed activity. Futile, pointless activity, but activity. Pretty much the only person succeeding in getting anything done is Dana, who is now forwarding that file on to Samir.
Who is already on the phone to Tarin, who in turn is in a delivery uniform driving that van through the city. Samir tells Tarin to turn left, and Tarin pulls into what looks like West Backlot Avenue. "The fallout radius will include a good part of the Upper West Side," Samir tells him. Tarin doesn't look as thrilled at this news as you might think. Maybe he was hoping to take some night classes at Columbia next semester.