She says hi and he turns around, fidgeting like a nervous suitor. She notices that his face looks different, although it looks the same to me as it did in the surveillance photos. "I had it done in Caracas. What do you think?" he asks. She says it makes him look younger, and asks for the name of the doctor. "He's not practicing any more. A sad story." Oddly, Vladimir does not look all that sad. Vladimir asks what she was doing in Mexico City. She says she had business there, and he wants specifics. Names, in fact. While waiting for Kiefer to supply her some through her earpiece, she gives Vladimir an "oh, really, Vlad? Really?" look, and then rattles off the names Kiefer relays her. He suddenly seems to notice that she looks different too. "Your eyes. Your skin. You look like hell." Look at that boy flirt! "It's hard to look your best with a gun in your face," Walker points out smoothly. With a nod to the henchman who's been pointing a weapon at her head this whole time, Vladimir gets to see that she looks the same even without one. "Have you been sick?" he asks. "Maybe you picked up a little hepatitis C on your travels?" Dude's got game! He asks where she stayed, and she tells him the Bella Noche. He says she must know the politician who gives it cover, then. Kiefer asks Chloe for that information, because it's not in the cover profile, and she quickly starts digging. Walker tries to fill the time by acting all annoyed with Vladimir. You know what? I bet if Dana had finished this herself instead of having to dump it in Arlo's lap, this information would have been in it. I'm still not invested in the Kevin Wade storyline, but if he gets Walker killed I'm going to have a major bone to pick with him. Luckily for everyone, Chloe comes up with the name Raul Castillo. Walker says it to Vladimir through her teeth and asks, "Are we done playing twenty questions now?" He says they are, and that he'd forgotten how much fun she is. "You're not like other women. You have balls." Clearly Vladimir is unaware of certain varieties of prostitutes. "You always did say the nicest things," she says, and asks if they can talk business. Vladimir's answer: "Tie her up!" As she and Ziya wonder what's going on, he says, "You gave me all the right answers, Renee, but you're not telling the truth." He can't think she's working undercover, can he, having just cut off Ziya's thumb? Does he think that's in the CTU Field Manual? The real one, I mean, not the old one with all the Post-Its® sticking out of the pages covered in blood and Kiefer's handwriting? Whatever the case, he orders them both stuffed in the trunk of a car, while Ziya loudly babbles about how he knows nothing about this. When the trunk lid closes, Kiefer gets an earful of feedback. Back at CTU, Chloe figures the car must be armored. From where he's sitting, Kiefer sees a car pull out into the alley, and follows with his headlights off while Chloe monitors via satellite. "I think this operation just blew up," Kiefer says. Chloe asks if he wants to intercept. "Not if the car is armored," Kiefer says. "I'm gonna need tactical support." Chloe says she'll tell Hastings. Kiefer adds that there are four men in the car, and they have to assume Walker is being taken somewhere to be killed. And because it's Kiefer, he can't end the scene without a loud, frustrated, "Dammit!" It's 8:48:24.
Episode Report CardM. Giant: B- | 1103 USERS: B-
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