8:52:43. Some dude in a shirt and tie, presumably the doctor Josef was mentioning earlier, finishes up a phone call with his wife just before the Bazhaev brothers come stumbling in. Josef plops Oleg on a couch and says, "I need your help." The doctor picks up the phone to call an ambulance, and finds himself looking down the barrel of Josef's automatic. Josef says nobody else can know about this, and to make sure, he has people outside the doctor's house right now. "The light in your little daughter's room just went out about ten minutes ago." The doctor gets it, and Josef lowers the gun. He says Oleg has radiation poisoning. "His symptoms seem quite advanced," the doc says, and says he might not be able to do anything. Josef threatens him some more, and the doctor asks what he came into contact with. "Uranium," Josef says. "Weapons-grade, 235." He's certainly free with that information. Papa's going to be pissed. Too bad they couldn't go see House, to whom he could lie and House would still figure it out.
Kiefer's following that black car down the freeway while on the phone to Hastings back at CTU. He says the TAC teams are three minutes away, and they have orders to engage only on Hastings' say-so. This does not make Kiefer nearly as nervous as you might think. "Any percentage in letting this play out?" Hastings wonders. Kiefer thinks not: "This operation is over. Vladimir didn't take the bait." Chloe reports that the car looks like it's heading to the BQE, and Kiefer warns that they need to do this soon. After a moment, Hastings gives his teams the green light.