Here is where we stand:
Last week Jack, after being tortured via jumper cables and the Thumb of Pain, singlehandedly killed approximately six dozen Russian mobsters and captured Bazhaev, the Russian mobster-in-chief, who chased Jack around a smallish dining room firing approximately two million rounds, all of which fortunately missed. Jack finally took him down using Table Fu.
No, seriously, it contained two more deceased Russian mobsters, who were whacked by Bazhaev's son Josef, who has stolen the Atomic Doom rods. He is angry because (a) Bazhaev shot his brother, Oleg, and (b) he is the only Russian mobster without an accent. His plan is to sell the rods to Generic Islamic Republic President Sham's evil brother, Farhad, who is angry because his name is "Farhad."
Meanwhile in subplot action:
Edgar is still dead.
Stay tuned in the comments section afterward for an informative wrapup by The Amazing Steve.
Meanwhile, here is a poll:
UPDATE: Hey, he punched House.
UPDATE: So.... couldn't they maybe alert the actual NYC police? Who would be in Queens already? Nah.
UPDATE: You did nothing wrong, Renee, stabbing that guy 387 times and then stabbing me in the stomach.
UPDATE: OK, I know I have asked this before, but why do they keep calling their phones "PDAs," as though they're carrying 1997 Palm Pilots? Is it some sponsor thing? Congress needs to look into this.
UPDATE: Maybe Renee will stab Miss Smith.
UPDATE: "The Americans are not stupid, Farhad." Clearly he has never watched this show.
UPDATE: I think Farhad is toast.
UPDATE: They're gonna put the rods into a Toyota.
UPDATE: Jack spends roughly half of his life getting into and out of CTU custody.
UPDATE: Farhad is a wiry li'l rascal.
UPDATE: "Give us the room."
UPDATE: "I thought YOU had the rods." That, in a nutshell, is CTU.
UPDATE: How many employees does CTU have this season? Eight?
UPDATE: The van is rockin'!
UPDATE: Are they in some kind of jungle? In Queens?
UPDATE: "I want you in. With both feet." Kinky.
UPDATE: OK, Freddie Prinze Jr., just now noticed that she was holding a gun?
UPDATE: Are we supposed to feel bad about Kevin?
UPDATE: Take it, The Amazing Steve.