Jack follows up on the lead his father gave him; Fayed gets assistance from a Russian accomplice; and President Palmer tries to cement an unlikely alliance. Reed Pollock: Chad Lowe.
As a presidential press conference nears, President Palmer calls a staff meeting and unites two unlikely and influential people. Meanwhile, savvy politicos Tom Lennox and Reed Pollock encounter yet another tense situation as CTU copes with an unexpected weakness. A surprising development has Jack Bauer dealing with a familiar foe.