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Hey Gasmii! Sorry I’m a little late with the recap this week. The good news is, I landed a new full-time office gig (recession be damned!) The bad news is that the recaps might be a little late for the rest of the season. It’s too bad, because if this week is any indication…there’s some super shadiness that has yet to reveal itself.
Follow me as I recap Hour 19…after the JUMP!
It’s 2AM in some chick’s house that we’ve never seen before. She’s heading down the stairs, apparently finishing getting her nattiest business suit on at 2AM. Some dude named Matt, who calls her Patricia over the phone, tells her she’s gotta get her butt to the White House. It seems this Patty chick is Jonas Hodges’ very favorite lawyer, and he needs to see her because he’s been arrested. Patty is “flattered” he asked for her, but also doesn’t seem all that thrilled about having to go take care of Ol’ Crazy Pants at 2AM. She asks Matt WTF is up with the “getting arrested” thing, but details are scant…just that Hodges was in a “policy” meeting with the Prez and things got out of hand.
Patty tosses on a pair of smart-looking glasses, checks herself in the mirror, and opens the front door to head to the White House. But wait! Some dude holding a surgical mask over his face is standing there and sprays some sleepy-time stuff in her face! As Patty looks on in horror, the dude and a freakishly similar looking blonde chick come strolling into the house. While the dude injects poor Patty with something between her fingers, the dopple-blonder steals her ID and jewelry and is wearing the EXACT same suit, which is quite a coincidence. Patty must be one of those predictable women who has no time for things like “fashion” and dresses predictably. Anhoo…the Baddie dude copies Patty’s thumbprint with a swanky-spanky thumbprint copying machine and the Baddie chick steals Patty’s glasses. As the Baddie chick chekcs herself in Patty’s mirror, the dude presents the thumbprint machine thingy and she presses her thumb on it. We know she now has Patty’s thumb print, because when she removes her thumb, it GLOWS for a second. Ooooh.
At FBI HQ, Zombie Spice Renee comes running up to Plum Puddin’ Janis waving some paperwork. Turns out security cameras on the compound caught some footage of Tony Almeida’s little co-conspirator. His name is Robert Galvez, and he’s a two-year Starkwood employee with a Special Forces background. Also, he looks mean as hell in his Starkwood employee paperwork! Renee tells Janis to let Larry know what’s up, but Larry’s not answering his comm. device because he’s dead dead dead. They note that the Feds are sweeping in and should be there any second. Some dude named Agent Park has cordoned off a 4 block radius, so the bio-weapons ain’t going nowhere!
As Renee and Janis start the process of uploading Galvez’ image to all agents’ PDAs and sending out an alert, we see Tony listening in and staring down and Larry’s dead body. While Janis talks about Galvez’ Special Forces training, as well as him being armed and dangerous and stuff, Tony picks up a gun, loads a cartridge, and frickin’ shoots himself in the side! Way to cover your ass, Almeida! But I can’t help thinking using Larry’s gun to do it will come back to bite you in the ass!
No sooner has Tony recomposed himself and propped himself against the dumpster, then his little buddy Galvez checks in via cell phone call. Galvez is holed up in a storage yard near the projects on “Jefferson” and is getting PRETTY antsy. He sees the FBI patrols rolling in and wants to get the heck out of there. Tony tells him to be a good little Baddie and stay put! The Feds have his image and know who he is now, so he has to wait for Tony to get a “read” on their security operation so he can guide the dude out. Galvez is super pissed about these new developments and expresses regret for letting Tony talk him into this insane little bio-weapon-stealing operation. Tony promises the dude that the canister he stole is worth a LOT of money to the “people” he’s working for…and he’s gonna hook a brother up. The dude hilariously notes that money won’t do him a lot of good in prison. Tony shuts him down, telling him to just stay put and guard the canister!
No sooner has Tony hung up, then the Feds roll in. Tony lies down on the ground and pretends to be both injured and innocent. Punk! An Asian FBI Agent (who I’m assuming is the Agent Park everyone was talking about earlier since Park is an Asian name…aren’t I smart?) comes up, takes Tony’s pulse, and starts asking WTF happened?! Tony lies and says they were “ambushed” and he has no frickin’ clue what’s going on.
Back at HQ, Janis informs Renee that the Tac Teams have arrived on the scene and the two women anxiously await an update together. Kim Bauer, always the queen of great timing, comes up to tell Renee that she knows she’s all busy with the terrorism stuff…but she wants to say good-bye. Renee seems confused and wants to know where Kim is going? Lil’ Kim informs Renee she’s heading home to LA, but Thanks for Everything! Walker pulls her aside and wants to know what’s up with the experimental treatment stuff? Kim tells her that the chance of the cure working is slim and her Daddy doesn’t think it’s worth the risk. Renee, knowing it’s the only chance he’s got, asks Kim why she doesn’t try to change his mind. Kim actually has a funny little line, telling Agent Walker “I would think you’d know by now that no one can change my father’s mind once it’s made up.” Haha. Renee shifts gears and apologizes to Kim for putting her through all this, but Kim tells her it’s all good! She’s glad she and Daddy got to say some important things to each other before he bites it, and now she’s going home with a clear conscience.
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Just then, Janis pipes in that she’s got Agent Park on the phone for Renee. Renee tells Kim she’s got to take the call, but “good luck” with life and all. Kim smiles and is gone in a puff of peroxide.
No sooner has Renee picked up the call from Park, then he informs her that Big Boss Larry Moss is dead! The look on Renee’s face is kinda heart-breaking. Park elaborates that Moss and the chopper pilot were killed in a shootout, and that Tony Almeida is injured! Renee is having a hard time composing herself, and Janis looks on with worry. Renee pulls it together long enough to ask if they have a lead on the Galvez dude, and Park assures her the whole place is cordoned off and he couldn’t have gotten far. Renee still has a stunned expression on her face and Park asks how she wants to proceed. Park reminds her that, with Larry dead, she’s the ranking officer. She pulls it together a little, tells him to maintain the perimeter and sweep it, and yada yada. She also informs him she’s on her way out there. He tells her he doesn’t need her, that he’s got enough personnel, but it’s clear she wants to be there to catch the bastard who killed her boyfriend in person!
When she hangs up, Janis says “Larry?” softly…and Renee informs her that Big Daddy is dead. Janis mutters an “Oh, God” but doesn’t have time to grieve as Renee starts barking orders with a tear running down her cheek. She tells Janis to get a chopper team ready, have Dr. Macer and the CDC crew assemble a team to check for germies, and bring the White House up to speed. Janis tells Renee she’s “so sorry”, but Renee brushes off this comment and mentions that someone needs to notify Larry’s ex-wife and that it “probably” shouldn’t be her. Haha. Janis assures Renee that she’ll take care of everything as Zombie Spice and her home-wrecking rack saunter off to grieve.
In another room, Jack is having a hard time pouring himself a glass of water because of the whole shakey-hands stuff associated with his bio-infection or whatever. He’s in a conference room with some dude giving his statement about the events of the day. The dude notes they’ve covered 8am till 3pm, leading up to the capture of Dubaku and stuff. Now it’s time to move on to the attack on the White House. Jack declines a break first, since he’s not sure when his brain will be completely fried. The dude asks questions about Tony’s intel about the second attack. Jack mentions it came from “interrogating” some mercenary. The Agent asks if Jack remember the name, and he miraculously does! It’s Vincent Cardiff! That’s amazing, since Jack is totally compromised right now due to infection, and I seem to recall that Tony never gave a name. Or maybe he did? The FBI should go through my old recaps and find out.
Anyhoo…the statement taker asks Jack if he ever personally got a chance to talk to this Cardiff dude, and Jack mentions that he never met him as he didn’t survive Tony’s interrogation. Jack starts mumbling stuff about not knowing the White House was the target and repeating himself. The Agent Dude looks at him with pity/concern and asks if he’s SURE he doesn’t want to take a little break. Jack is embarrassed, but they are interrupted by some other nameless agent who comes in with something or other the interrogator needed. Jack notices all the agents in the hallway decked out in flack gear and bullet proof armor and decides to find out WTF is going on!
Jack finds Renee briefing a small army before they move out, and asks her Whassup?! She brings him up to date: Pathogen still out there, but contained. Larry Dead. Tony injured. She’s all professional and direct about it. Jack is like Say WHA?! Larry’s Dead! She tells him yes and that she’s on the way to go there in person before blowing him off/storming away. Jack freaks out and runs down the hall in the opposite direction.
Back at the scene of the crime, an EMT is tending to Tony. He tries to get Tony to a hospital, which he declines because he still needs to get his little buddy and the germies back. The EMT then offers some painkillers, which Tony declines because he needs to “keep his head clear.” He blows off the EMT and gets all up in Agent Park’s business…listening in on the search/updates. Tony pretends to be interested in finding the dude, and Park blows him off/tells him they are working on it, and that he should go get some rest.
Tony stalks away and brazenly picks up his cell phone to call Galvez. Genius that he is, he’s already got it all figured out from a little light observation. Based on the Feds “North/South” sweep, they won’t be reaching Galvez area for another 30 minutes, which should give him “time.” Galvez is all: “Time for what?!” Tony tells him to find a location…a building of some kind. Then, draw the feds in and blow the shit out of it with his C-4! Easy-Peasy! Galvez incredulously inquires if Tony really means to imply he should blow up a couple dozen Feds, and bad-ass Tony is all: yeah…you got a problem with that?! Holy crap! Galvez notes that there’s still the little issue of getting him out of there with the canister after he blows the Feds to smithereens. Tony tells him not to worry his pretty little head, he’s got that all worked out.
Meanwhile, back on the roof of FBI HQ, Renee is boarding the chopper to head to the action. But wait! The door on the other side of the chopper opens and Jack pops in. Renee, of course, wants to know what the heck he’s doing, and Jack tells her he’s going with her. She tells him he’s ill and it’s probably not a good idea. He puts his fingers in his ears, sings ‘LA LA LA’ at the top of his lungs, and tells her he promises to be a good boy and stand down if he gets in the way. But, he refuses to argue with it and waste more time. He’s going! Renee kinda rolls her eyes and passively agrees. As the chopper takes flight, we cut to break!
Five minutes later. Evil NOT-Patty arrives at the White House security check in for her little meeting with Hodges. The guards are all polite and call her “Ms. Eames”, saying “Good Morning” and noting she’s Hodges’ attorney. They ask her to press her thumb against the sensor and review her paper-work. There’s a moment of tension, while the sensors check her thumb-print and review her IDs, but it winds up checking out and they waive her through security. Evil NOT-Patty seems pleased by this.
Meanwhile, upstairs, Ho-Livia and Ma Taylor are touching base while walking purposefully through a hallway. Ma wants to know how the hell this dude got away with the bio-weapon, and Ho-Livia has no clue. But the dude is definitely BAAAD and has already killed 4 agents, including Larry Moss. Prez Taylor looks super stunned/saddened by the loss of Larry Moss. Ho-Livia mentions Galvez was a Starkwood operative, so Jonas Hodges is clearly behind all of this. Ma Taylor mutters a cryptic “maybe”, so Olivia asks what THAT’S all about?
When they reach the privacy of the Oval Office, Ma Taylor fills Ho-Livia in on Hodges’ assertion that he was a small cog in a big machine and there are other people involved. Ho-Livia tells her Mama that Hodges is a crazy old sociopath/lunatic and he was probably just “ranting” and looking for some kind of deal. Ma Taylor notes that may be the case, but she wants Hodges transferred to FBI for interrogation anyway.
Down in the holding cells, NOT-Patty is led in to see Ol’ Crazy Pants who is sleeping uncomfortably on a cot with no mattress. Crazy Pants immediately recognizes that NOT-Patty is not Patty. She dismisses the guard for “privacy”, and Hodges notes that she’s “taller” than “her”, but he won’t ask how the hell she got in. Hodges knows this chick! He wants to know what the plan is for getting him the heck out of there. NOT-Patty tells Crazy Pants his actions have put “everyone” in a difficult position. He smugly notes he’s “upset the cart”, and NOT-Patty tells him that the bio-weapon he developed for “them” was never meant for personal use. Jonas goes into his rah-rah Starkwood routine about how the Feds were trying to take his company away. NOT-Patty tells him that the company would have been protected, but the vast conspiracy folks think he had some kind of psychotic break and went off the reservation.
Hodges demands to open some kind of channel of communication to these shadowy conspirators, and NOT-Patty tells him it’s too late for that. He’s already showed his hand and risks exposing all the others. Hodges notes that he doesn’t know who the “others” are, but she tells him it’s too late for all that…he knows enough. She elaborates about the risk to his “family”, and he wonders aloud if she’s there to threaten him and his family. She cooly tells him she’s there to help him protect his family while passing him a little red capsule through the bars. All he needs to do is swallow said capsule which will induce cardiac arrest and leave no trace in his system, kill himself, save his family, and protect the “others”. Suicide never sounded so simple!
She puffs up his ego a bit, telling him that when he’s gone, the government will have a hard time going after Starkwood which will preserve the company’s record of “patriotic service”, which she knows is very important to Ol’ Crazy Pants. He mulls it over for a moment and takes the capsule as the guards and Ho-Livia come storming in to transfer him to FBI. NOT-Patty plays fake lawyer and says her client invokes his right to silence and counsel…that nobody speaks to him without her present. Ho-Livia gives a smart little reply that “in some countries” Hodges would have been shot by now. NOT-Patty walks out and Ho-Livia gives her the stink eye as Hodges is cuffed and chained.
In the hallway NOT-Patty makes a quick call to her shadowy, balding co-conspirator to let him know that she delivered the capsule and Hodges should be taken care of, etc. Baldy asks about their buddy Tony Almeida, and NOT-Patty mentions she talked to him a short while ago, that he doesn’t have the canister yet, but should have it soon. Baldy tells her that Tony is “her” guy and if he screws up it’s all on her. She tells him Almeida has been the one bright spot in a day filled with screw ups and she has faith he’ll come through. My Spidey sense is tingling and I think Tony and NOT-Patty are screwing.
Speaking of Tony, he gets a call from his buddy Galvez who has found an abandoned apartment building at 1297 Rincon which should be just PERFECT for their little “blow a bunch of Feds up” operation. Tony tells him that’s a good location, that the Feds are 3 sectors South of him, so he’s got 20 minutes to rig the place for the big kaboom! Galvez pouts and whines about how 20 minutes isn’t much time, which prompts Tony to hilariously note that maybe he should get off the phone and get to work. Galvez starts pulling explosives out of his backpack while ominous music plays.
Meanwhile, in a chopper over our nation’s capital, Renee is staring angrily into space while Jack looks at her with concern. He attempts a little pep talk, telling her he lost two partners in a row early in his career and how much it sucked. That’s why he chose to become a lone ranger. She remains silent, so he goes on about how pretending you don’t feel anything is dangerous, and leads to mistakes! It’s OK to cry! Everyone cries sometimes! Renee gets pissed and tells him to shut up and not tell her what to feel or how to feel it! Is this the same chick that weeped, pouted, and slapped the shit out of Jack after Marika died because he couldn’t feel anything? I’m confused. Losing a f*ck buddy was apparently traumatic enough to cause a full personality shift in Zombie Spice.
As the chopper lands, Tony glares at it like the greasy Mexican sketch-ball that he is. When Jack pops out of the chopper, Tony looks legitimately concerned that he’ll be caught by the Bauer-nator. Renee wants to know where the Larry-corpse is, and Tony points the way. Jack is more interested in how Tony’s doing, and he tells him he got “lucky”, the bullet went right through him! Tony immediately changes the subject and mentions he “didn’t think he’d see” Jack out in the field. Jack tells him he’s only there for “observation.”
The trio arrive at a Larry’s corpse, covered with a white sheet on a stretcher. Renee looks like she’s about to shit her pants, puke, and cry all at the same time. Jack reiterates that she “doesn’t have to do this”…but she wants to see him, dammit! A nameless agent pulls back the sheet on poor Larry’s corpse. Renee takes in the sight and then immediately walks away to stare at the side of an SUV while Jack examines the body more closely.
Tony approaches Renee and offers half-hearted condolences. She immediately grills him and wants to know what the hell happened. Tony spins a merry tale about being ambushed when they landed in the helicopter, and stuff. He tells them he doesn’t remember much, but that he was unarmed and Larry was trying to cover him. He heard some auto-fire, but then blacked out. He tries to shut them up with a convenient “Larry saved my life story.”
Super Sleuth Jack walks up and notes that Larry was killed by shotgun blasts while Tony was hit by something smaller. The doctor who treated Tony is standing nearby and notes that Almeida’s wounds are consistent with 9 Millimeter fire. Jack seems surprised by this since they found shotgun shells and 45 millimeter casings near the SUV that Galvez used. Tony tries to cover his sketchy ass by saying that the dude had access to all the weapons in the SUV and probably changed up the guns he was using. Jack thinks the time frame is off and it doesn’t add up. Galvez must have had some help! Tony tries to sketchily cover his ass again, saying it all happened pretty fast, but he supposes it makes sense that Galvez wasn’t alone…he just didn’t see anyone else. Renee and Jack rush off to inform Park that Galvez probably wasn’t acting alone, while Tony gives a sketchy “awww…shit!” look to the camera and we cut to break! He wasn’t counting on Jack being around!
When we return, Kim Bauer is en-route to the hospital and calls her hubby Stephen in LA to check in. He asks how the whole reunion thing went down…and Kim tearfully informs him that Jack is dying and it had to do with some kind of bio-agent/terrorism thing. Steve feels just awful about all of that, and wonders aloud if there’s anything they can do. Kim lies and says “no.” Lying runs in the family. Hubby Steve asks if she’s sure she doesn’t want to stay there in DC and spend some time with her father, and she says that her presence will only make things worse. Hubby Steve asks if she at least mentioned that Jack has a granddaughter now (WTF!?) and we catch sight of a baby in a crib. Now, I have to note that Kim is a very attractive woman, and her hubby Stephen is a hottie in his own right…so WTF is up with the ugly-ish baby they used as their daughter?!) Anyhoo…this little chick is named Teri after her Grandma (awww…) Kim says it would be too painful for Jack to know that he isn’t just leaving a daughter behind. She’s getting on a 7am flight and will be back in LA by 9am. Her hubby is super cool and patient about it all, telling her it’s OK if she changes her mind and stays longer. She tells him she won’t and hangs up/broods/cries. When are they going to go ahead and use Kim’s stem cells to cure his illness? I’m getting tired of the seizures/constant discussion about how she WON’T be helping him.
Back at the FBI field command center, Jack notes that a sector of the cordoned off area hasn’t been searched yet. Renee starts bitching at some dude over a walkie-talkie about this, and he notes that the residents of the area aren’t exactly thrilled with having their homes searched at 2:30AM by warrant-less Feds! The folks in the ghetto don’t trust the man! Renee doesn’t give a damn about that, and tells them to proceed as Jack has one of his “episodes” and slinks away to take his drugs.
Tony follows Jack and watches him shoot-up. Jack, noticing Tony, tells him it’s anti-seizure medicine. Tony asks Jack why he’s not back at FBI Medical being treated, and Jack tells him there’s no treatment and no cure. Sketchy Tony asks Jack what good he thinks he’s doing in the field in his condition, and Jack tells Tony that Renee just lost her partner and needs his help. Jack starts heading back toward the rest of the gang and Tony grabs his arm and tells him he’s “sorry”….sorry for what?! For reaching in his pocket and stealing his drugs?
We see Renee taking a “Code Yellow” call from an Agent Stoller. However, we cut to Galvez standing next to a bloody/dead agent (Stoller?) using his radio and fucking with it with his knife to create fake static! Tricky! Galvez tells the Feds he’s got a visual on the suspect/canister and is in pursuit! Jack immediately pipes in and asks if Galvez is alone, and Galvez tells him that he is! They ask for a location and he tells them the suspect is entering an abandoned apartment building on Rincon and 20th. Renee, Park, and the rest of the Feds start mobilizing to the death trap apartment building while Tony looks on sketchily.
On the way out, Renee notices Jack standing still and asks him what’s up. He tells her he can’t go, that he’ll hang back and watch the operation from the command center. He reiterates that he thinks Galvez has a partner and tells her to be careful/watch her back. As the Feds take off to their certain doom…Jack heads back to the command center and Tony gives lots of evil/shifty looks to the cameras. Evil Shifty Tony!
Five minutes later, we catch up on Hodges being escorted out of the White House with NOT-Patty several paces in front of him. Just before he’s loaded into an armored vehicle. She stops and gives him an evil/knowing grin (Take the pill!). He gives an evil/knowing grin back. She smirks and walks away. While being loaded into the vehicle, Hodges notes a Tatoo on one of the military guards arms and says “Hellfire”…the tatoo came from some operation in Afghanistan, and Hodges asks the dude if he encountered any Starkwood units there. The soldier is all, Yes Sir, there was a force protection team attached by his C.O. and they fought alongside each other. Crazy-Pants Jonas asks the soldier what he thought about the Starkwood guys/their professionalism. The soldier tells Ol’ Crazy Pants the Starkwood guys were “the best” and Crazy Pants thanks him for “making his day”.
Hodges broods in the back while the soldier gets in the passenger seat and pulls away. He notes to the driver that their order are to bring Jonas to the back entrance of FBI HQ and keep everything hush hush. While tense music plays, Hodges pulls out his little red pill and stares at it for a few moments before popping it in his mouth! Almost immediately, Hodges goes into cardiac arrest and the soldiers notice in their rearview! They pull over, check on Ol’ Crazy Pants, and notify their superiors that the Ol’ Coot is up shit creek and their re-routing to West Arlington Hospital!
Outside the abandoned apartment building, Renee and the Feds arrive and check in with “Agent Stoller” AKA Baddie Galvez. He tells her that he’s in the East Stairwell of the building and saw the bad guy go up to the top floor. She asks if he saw anyone else, and he says “nope!” Renee commands her team to do a room by room sweep just in case and calls in to mobile command…where we see Jack bundling up with a flack jacket to fight the chill. Tony comes up and asks how he’s holding up and Jack lies and says he’s peachy keen.
Just then, Jack’s cell phone rings and he takes his leave of Almeida to answer. It’s Agent Mizelli, the dude that was taking his statement earlier! He’s super sorry to bother Jack in the field, but he wants to follow up on a discrepancy. Tony watches like a sketch-ball while Jack half-heartedly listens to Mizelli ask if he’s absolutely SURE the name of the source for the White House attack was Vincent Cardiff. Jack say’s he’s sure…and Mizelli brings up the whole mental impairment thing and wonders if Jack’s information is reliable. However, Jack is distracted by another lead. He notices a monitor showing the location of all the agents in the sting. Everyone is in section L-26 EXCEPT that Stoller dude, who’s in S-23! WTF?! He asks the FBI dudes to do a “map overlay” for him while Tony pretends to be concerned with something other than covering his own ass and asks “What’s going on?” Jack says “I’m not sure yet!”
Meanwhile, we see the Feds (including Renee) sweeping the abandoned building with the occasional shot of C-4 explosives tossed in just for shits and giggles. Back at the command center, the map over-lay is ready and Jack notices that everyone is inside the abandoned apartment building EXCEPT for Agent Stoller, who is conveniently located somewhere outside! Oh-No!!
Jack calls Renee and tells her it’s a trap! Stoller isn’t even in the building! Galvez, of course hears all of this! Renee calls a Code Blue and the Feds start to evacuate, but Galvez blows the shit out of the building anyway! BOOM!
Jack grabs Tony and starts heading for a vehicle, but hears Park call in for all agents to assist since there was an explosion and men down! Jack negates the order and Park is all WTF!? Jack tells him they need to stay put as there is now a whole in the perimeter, and the bad dudes were using this as a chance to escape with the canister. He tells Park to stay put and that MediVac is on the way! Jack starts moving out purposefully as we cut to break!
Five minutes later, in the aftermath of the explosion, everyone is freaking out! We catch a glimpse of Psycho Galvez calmly taking in the scen and entering the burning building wearing FBI drag.
Jack and Tony arrive in an SUV, and Tony immediately pretends to give a shit/run to assist with the rescue operation. Jack runs into a bloody/dazed Agent Park, who informs him they are unsure how many agents are unaccounted for, but there were about 30 men inside when it went boom! Jack inquires about Renee, and Park has no frickin’ clue what’s up with her.
Jack starts running into the building, calling out to Renee on his Comm. device, but getting no response.
Tony finds his buddy Galvez in the wreckage, and takes the backpack with the canister from him. He tells him to “hurry up”, as they need to get moving. Galvez immediately kneels over a bloody/dead agent and starts smearing the dudes blood all over his shirt and face. Gross and unhygienic!
Jack is somewhere else in the building running around and screaming Renee’s name. He finds her kneeling over another Agent down, and Renee tells Jack she’s OK, but this dude isn’t breathing! They call out for a medic and then Jack tells Renee he wants to get her the heck out of there.
As they leave the building, Renee asks Jack how he knew it was a trap, and he mentions how Stoller’s transponder was located outside the building. Renee inquires about the perimeter, and Jack tells her he made sure the distraction didn’t serve it’s purpose and create a hole for the Baddies to escape with the canister. Renee notes that rigging the building would have taken time, and the parites (cough Almeida and Galvez) involved must have known the FBI was sweeping that sector last. Inside information. It all starts to come together for Jack, who says “Omigod!” and tells her he’ll meet her back at her vehicle.
Meanwhile, Tony is escorting the “wounded” Galvez from the building and shuns the assistance of the EMTs, who he orders into the building.
On his way out of the building, Jack calls Agent Mizelli back at HQ and to find out what was going on with Tony’s suspect Vincent Cardiff. Mizelli wants to reiterate that they got the name right and Tony killed him during the interrogation, and Jack is all “Damn Straight!” Mizelli thinks that’s fishy, because they just picked up Cardiff at the Canadian border trying to flee the country. Jack’s all: Whaa? He asks Mizelli if he’s sure/if Cardiff showed signs of being interrogated, and Mizelli says he’s got the arrest report right in front of him and the dude had nary a scratch on him.
Sleuthing Jack catches sight of Tony and hangs up on Mizelli, chases after his ol’ buddy. Tony places Galvez in the care of/back of an ambulance, places the backpack with the bio-weapon in after him, just as Jack somes running up and screams “Tony!” Tony and Galvez share an “Oh Shit!” look before Tony closes the ambulance door and slaps it twice…sending it on it’s way out of the FBI perimeter with the germies!
Jack tells Tony they need to “talk”, and Tony plays dumb. They walk over to the side, and Jack pulls a gun on Tony! Tony’s all: WTF?! Jack reminds his old buddy that he told him earlier today he would kill his dirty Mexican ass if he was lying to him. Tony plays dumb some more and Jack confronts him with the Cardiff being alive information. Tony lies and tells Jack that he cut a deal with Cardiff for the intel and let him go since the Baddies would have been after him anyway. He said it was a “meaningless lie” to the FBI. Jack gets on his high horse and reminds Tony there’s no such thing as a “meaningless lie” in their line of work and wants to know how Tony is involved!
They started the day with Jack holding a gun to Tony’s face…then fell back into their old BFF/Boyfriend pattern, and we’ve come full circle to another messy break-up, complete with firearms and allegations of wrong-doing. It’s like the most dysfunctional relationship ever!
Tony tries to invoke the “compromised mental state” thing and tells Jack he’s confused and not thinking straight…that the intel was good! Jack goes on and asks about the fishy 9 millimeter thing and asks how Tony was shot…if Galvez hada partner of if it was just Tonyâ„? Tony tries to tell Jack he’s insane and paranoid and starsts to walk towards Jack, who screams “Don’t Move!” and waves his gun some more! Jack’s hand starts to shake…what a BAD time for a seizure! Tony tells him that the toxin must be starting to affect his judgment. Asshole!
Jack, fishing around his jacket for his anti-seizure drugs, starts to go into a full on attack and collapses to the ground! Tony walks towards him calmly, while Jack twitches and freaks out on the ground! Tony pulls Jacks’ gun out of his hands, and then pulls the anti-seizure drugs out of his pocket and asks Jack with a calm/creepy tone if “this is what he”s looking for?” Bad Tony! Bad Tony! Jack makes a hilarious shocked/seizure face.
Tony, standing over Jack, tells him that he never meant to hurt him…and told him to stay out of this! Jack continues to look like a crazed beast! Some medics walk by, and Tony (hiding the gun) tells them to help Jack out. Jack continues to look at Tony in full on crazed/seizure mode. Tony calmly looks at his old friend and then walks away as we go to our end of episode split screen!
While everyone broods, we see NOT-Patty remove the thumbprint thingy and then her blonde hair, revealing that she’s a ginger! Maybe she’s Renee’s Dopple-Ginger?
In Galvez’ ambulance, the EMT is trying to work on him, but he stabs the dude in the neck with a knife! Oh-No! The driver sees this and starts to call in for help, when Galvez pulls a gun, holds it to the driver’s head, and tells him to put the radio down!
There you have it Gasmii! This week was full of action and lot’s of dirty shady deeds by dirty shady people…but definitely short on answers! Who are the big baddies?! Who’s this new red-headed chick, and why is she getting it on with Tony in the previews for next week?
5 Episodes left! Can’t wait! See you next week.