Finally, the show is getting back to what I like: Jack being badass. While being trapped inside the Russian Consulate, CTU plans an assault, which will be led by Ricky Schroeder. Oddly enough, Ricky seemed very cool to me, and hopefully does not take a bullet sometime in the future. I could seriously see them killing Jack off and continuing the show with Ricky as the new CTU Agent, but that will probably never happen.
Jack kills the Russian who takes him to the basement to execute him, and then kidnaps two employees who were going to makeout in one of the rooms. He sends the guy to get a SATphone, but when the dude returns, he brings a couple of guards, who Jack instantly kills.
Ricky and his team strike with ease, killing most of the guards (who seriously did nothing wrong, but I guess CTU had no non-lethal weapons). They get Jack out and learn that Gradenko is in the Mojave Desert, and immediately start searching the area. Gradenko finds out from the Consulate and decides to launch one of the drones. The Consulate then gets shot while firing at some agents.
Logan goes to see Martha because he believes she can convince the Russian President's wife to convince her husband to allow CTU to assault the Consulate. The RP calls the Consulate, and Markhov (I think that was his name) says he will not turn himself in, and Suberov (RP) gives the US the go.
Logan gets stabbed by his ex-wife, which was a bit of a letdown for me. I wanted to see Logan either die defending his country, or die by Jack's hands, not his crazy ex-wife. It is great that she thinks of herself as a hero.
The VP and Tom argue about how to handle the ambassador of whatever country Assad was from. The VP wants Tom to say that Assad planted the bomb, Tom finally gives in, and the VP threatens the ambassador's country with "the full might of the United States military." I wonder what will happen if Wayne Palmer returns and finds out that the VP is waging a nuclear war on the rest of the world. He will probably be like "Dude, I take one day off, and you seriously start World War III, way to go assclown."
I forgot to post my guess for Jack's kills, so we will say it was 0. There were 3 kills, so I was way off. Next week, Jack kills 2, and Ricky kills 3. Mostly because Ricky likes to use a machine gun. Also, I would look up his name, but I like calling him Ricky.