The slow pace of diplomacy prompts Palmer to approve a covert operation; Audrey makes a decision about Paul.
President David Palmer tonight makes his triumphant return to the White House to act as “shadow president.” Tony’s bitch bartender girlfriend makes Michelle testy. At episode’s end, Audrey’s husband and a villain with vital information are both about to die. Jack pulls his gun and decides who the CTU doctor will save.
President Logan realizes his vulnerability while Audrey struggles with Paul’s suffering. In the meantime, Agent Bauer sets his sights on a new lead.