Here is where we stand:
I missed last week, but from what I gather President Sham's evil brother Farhad was killed at least twice and is now completely dead, as far as we know. He was killed the second time by a terrorist named Marcos, who has locked himself into a room at a hospital, where he intends to detonate his vest bomb before Jack can use his reasoning skills to persuade him to reveal the location of the Lethal Atomic Rods of Doom.
Meanwhile in subplot action:
-- Crack CTU anti-terrorism agents Dana Walsh and Freddie Prinze Jr. were unavailable for countering terrorism last week because they were busy sinking the bodies of Kevin and Nick in one of New York City's many vast trackless swamps. It is not clear whether the two agents will remain An Item. It is clear that this subplot is challenging Audrey for the title of Worst Subplot Ever.
-- President Sham's daughter Kayla is doing It with Tarin.
-- Edgar is still dead.
I intend to watch tonight, but because of being up late last night and traveling back to Miami today and generally not sleeping I have essentially the same level of brain function as a turnip. So my comments, if any, will be even more random than usual. But as always we'll all be relying on The Amazing Steve to explain the plot in the comments after the show.
Meanwhile, here's a poll:
UPDATE: Don't you HATE it when you want to talk to somebody about your relationship, and they're all, "Not NOW! We're in the middle of a radiological threat!"?
UPDATE: Hastings is one to talk about salvaging careers.
UPDATE: Wait... don't the rods kill you when you get exposed to them? I am SO confused.
UPDATE: "Son, if you don't let us treat that bloody nose, you could bleed to death before you get a chance to blow yourself to pieces."
UPDATE: You'd think suicide vests would be designed to make it less difficult to, you know, commit suicide.
UPDATE: THE KEVIN SUBPLOT WILL NEVER DIE.
UPDATE: Do we think they're going to milk the vest for an entire episode? Do we think "milk the vest" sounds obscene?
UPDATE: Whoa. Jack. Playing the Mom Card.
UPDATE: Jack knows the circuit pattern!
UPDATE: OK, he didn't know it all that well.
UPDATE: WHEN will they stop setting up perimeters? WHEN???
UPDATE: OK, this episode was about a 9.9 on the Lame-O-Meter.
NEXT WEEK: Incredibly, the perimeter apparently did not work.
Take it, The Amazing Steve.