President Palmer: I can't wait for Ellis to get back to us. I've got to go.
Jack Bauer: Senator, they're not going to let me continue to work here. I am technically still under arrest.
President Palmer: Come on.
[They exit the conference room, and enter the main CTU floor]
President Palmer: Ryan!
Ryan Chappelle: Yes, Senator?
President Palmer: I understand you have Jack under arrest.
Jack Bauer: I told the Senator I was being detained for questioning.
President Palmer: There is an ongoing crisis that supersedes any charges that might be filed against him.
Ryan Chappelle: But Senator...
President Palmer: I want him reinstated to his previous position, effective immediately.
Alberta Green: I'm sorry, sir, but you don't have the authority to make that decision.
Ryan Chappelle: Alberta, please.
[Alberta stares at Palmer, then backs off]
Ryan Chappelle: Sir, what you are asking isn't possible. The charges against Agent Bauer are serious. We would be held in contempt of agency regulations if we reinstated him without a hearing.
Jack Bauer: Ryan, you don't have to reinstate me. Not permanantly. Look, nobody here has as much information about this situation as I do. Give me provisional status, just till the end of the day. Then you can take me back into custody, do whatever you want.
[pause; Chappelle looks at Palmer]
Ryan Chappelle: Fine, Jack. You work the case out of CTU, but you answer to me. Good luck with your campaign, Senator.
[Chappelle walks off]
Jack Bauer: Thank you.
[Jack stares at Green. Palmer then pulls Jack aside]
Nina Myers: Look, I realize this is a terrible time for you to discover all this.
Teri Bauer: When do you think a good time would be, Nina?
President Palmer: I know why you want me dead, Mr. Bauer.
Jack Bauer: Want you dead, Senator? I don't know what you're talking about.
President Palmer: Kosovo!
Jack Bauer: Kosovo?
President Palmer: I know you hold me responsible for the men you lost there. Two years ago today.
Jack Bauer: You know about Operation Nightfall?
President Palmer: I authorized the mission. I know you took out Victor Drazen and his inner circle, and I know you lost six men in the process.
Jack Bauer: And you think I want revenge for the death of men?
President Palmer: Yes, I do.
Jack Bauer: With all due respect, Senator, I almost died today trying to protect you! And if I blame anyone for the death of my men in Kosovo, sir, I blame myself!
Jack Bauer: The reason why I went for that Secret Service agent's gun, sir, was to try and get you out of the room without giving myself away. The people that want you dead, they had kidnapped my family. They threatened to kill them if I didn't assist them in the assassination attempt.
[after receiving a call from Palmer]
Robert Ellis: What are you doing in the same room with Bauer? I went to a lot of trouble to make sure you two never met each other.
Robert Ellis: I'm the only one who even knows that you both were involved in Nightfall.
Ryan Chappelle: Senator Palmer. Ryan Chappelle.
[Chappelle and Palmer shake hands]
President Palmer: What seems to be the problem, Ryan? Why can't I get in to see Agent Bauer?
Ryan Chappelle: Please forgive the wait. But when an agent is under internal investigation, procedure is to keep him isolated until he's been fully interrogated.