In D.C., Kylie Sinclair walks into a news bar (like sports bars, but in D.C.) and overhears some loudmouth predicting that the Colorado will be taken out in 24 hours. Kylie launches right into a stemwinder about how the Colorado's Tridents can be launched before a cruise missile can reach it, and then there's nothing anybody can do, "Because somebody kept my daddy from building Star Wars twenty years ago." And she's clearly still butt-hurt over it. A guy known to Kylie as her "favorite deep-cover mole in the Defense Department" (shocking him with both her indiscretion and clunky exposition) comes in and quietly reports to Kylie that Chaplin tested the Perseus prototype, and it works. Kylie wants champagne to celebrate, but Linus reminds her that the government is going to take it from her. Kylie figures she needs to figure out where the order for the Illinois to fire on the Colorado came from, and then she can do her thing to protect herself... i.e., some blackmail. Linus says he's out, until Kylie blackmails him into finding the order for her. This chick's a real prize.
Sophie and Shepard have a little moment when Sophie tells her she didn't have a choice when it came to killing Stern. Shepard isn't exactly moved.
Watching the away team load up a truck from inside his cage, Prosser whispers to his guards, "Shepard killed one of us. Sometimes in battle, these things have a way of working themselves out." The guards take the hint, and step away to join the group. Kendal tries to stop Cameron from joining, but Cameron insists. Just then King and the other SEAL head past, dressed in their civvies and on their way to nowhere much. He and Shepard exchange a few more taunts before he goes on his way. And Sophie hops up into the truck's cab with Kendal to show him where the only pass is. What if somebody else had called shotgun?
In the interrogation room, the spooks are running down the Patriot Act-violating charges Christine's now party to. That doesn't seem to wear her down, so they cue up a video of some debriefing where Sam was being grilled about men who had died under his command. That upsets her, since this is the first she's hearing of it..