Day 8: 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Taylor tasks Bauer to lead Omar’s security detail; and Bauer includes Walker in his mission. Taylor gets a call from Mehran, who reveals that the rods have successfully been transformed into a bomb capable of mass murder; and it will be used in New York City unless she surrenders Omar in less than an hour. Faroush is tasked to watch the bomb and detonate it when Mehran gives the order. A debate starts at the Cabinet on whether to surrender Omar, which Weiss and General Brucker support, but Secretary of State Kanin opposes. Taylor decides not to surrender to the demand and tasks CTU to find the bomb. Brucker and Weiss team up secretly to execute a clandestine operation to capture and deliver Omar in order to leave the government uninvolved. Weiss recovers Omar’s route from Kanin’s computer before he finds out and is locked in his office. Brucker’s team attacks Omar and his detail and is defeated; and Bauer captures their chief, Adrion Bishop, who reveals Mehran’s demand and the purpose of the operation. Mehran instructs Faroush to be ready.