Dana is back at work, at least physically. Hastings startles her by giving her instructions to relay to the nuclear emergency team. She says she's on it, but what she's actually on is the CTU web page for "New York Armored Securities." And here, by the way, is a demonstration of the problem with CTU's new workstation setup. Instead of desktop computer screens, everyone has a glass-topped desk with the monitor positioned below it. I'm sure it's quite sleek and shit, as long as you keep the clutter off your desk, but it also reflects glare off the lighting grid, as we're seeing now. It seems to be what she's looking for, so she switches from her headset to her cell phone to call home.
Back at her place, at 9:05:15, Kevin and his non-speaking prison buddy Nick seem to have just finished up a dinner of Chinese takeout when Kevin answers the phone. "Damn, you're fast," Kevin says in mild surprise. Indeed. One might almost think she's in a hurry to get rid of him. Kevin puts her on speaker so Nick can hear her whisper that their target is an evidence lockup, and some confiscated drug money is just sitting there. $120,000, to be exact. Six figures, like Kevin asked, but just barely. Still, he and Nick high-five, and Dana explains the plan: "You go in and take it." Wow, that's a very simple plan. When Kevin voices some doubts, Dana elaborates that it's a warehouse with automated security that she can hack into and manipulate from there. She'll make them a fake key card and everything. "Meet me outside CTU in 30 minutes," she whispers, finishing up just as Arlo comes rolling up to her, nosily blaring, "Did you take care of your situation?" Dana says it's all good and asks what he wants. He complains about a lag in his drone controls, and they technobabble for a while, ending in her agreement to fix it. And since he can't end an interaction with her without being creepy, he offers, "If there's something bothering you, you've always got my shoulder to cry on. Or any other body part." Dana shuts him down, not without Chloe noticing. And just think what kind of day Dana is having in which Arlo isn't even the biggest problem in it.
The Vladimir-mobile returns to his hideout at 9:07:03. Once everyone is inside, Vladimir says he wants to talk to Walker alone. Vladimir's ginger-haired lieutenant, Lugo, watches the two of them walk toward his back office. He seems to be coming over all emo. I know, Lugo, it's hard to not be Vladimir's favorite redhead any more.