Well, looks like those who doubted the authenticity of the non-silent clock last week were right. Yes, it turns out that President Heller is NOT dead after all, Chloe instead having broken into the system at the last minute and altered the video feed so that it only looked like Heller was on the field. Sneaky, sneaky, 24. I would be annoyed at the cop-out but the truth is it was still an exciting episode, as the A-plot was resolved and the B-plot involving Cross, Navarro and Jordan has now morphed into the true threat for the remaining three episodes. It starts off with Margot and Ian destroying the drones as promised, while the Prime Minister, Audrey and the rest of the staff mourns Heller's "death," but hang on a minute, at the last second Ian catches the glitch in the video feed and realizes they've been duped. Jack has smuggled Heller out of the stadium without telling him the plan he and Chloe had all along, and now he hands him over to the care of Belcheck, who'll keep him "dark" until Jack can track down Margot. Chloe tells Jack that Margot realized what happened and are now heading the last drone back towards London, so Jack's got to race to their location. He calls to tell everybody at the Prime Minister's office what happened, and Audrey's so grateful she gives the speaker phone the most loving look possible as she thanks Jack while Mark sulks. But there's no time to waste as Jack takes off in the chopper and Belcheck drives off with Heller until this is over.
Jack calls in to the CIA to tell Kate he needs backup sent to Margot's location, and she and Erik take off with Navarro still dodging Kate's questions about Jordan. Chloe tries to narrow down Margot's hiding spot further and she needs Cross to do it, so she calls him and pretty much begs him to help her, which he does, hoping it will score him another chance. Chloe gets the exact building while Margot and Ian arrange for the drone to hit Waterloo Station, but now the government can see exactly where it's headed back at the office, so they try to evacuate in time. Jack lands the chopper on the building while Kate and Erik engage in a shootout with Margot's henchmen on the outside. Ian wants to leave now that the drone is set, but Margot won't let him, threatening to shoot him if he tries (again, world's worst mother here). The mother-son duo stay put as Margot creepily tells Ian she loves him, but Jack is now scaling down the wall of the building, having tied himself to the top of it with a rope-wire. Ian spots him out the window and shoots out the glass, but when he goes to have a closer look Jack pulls him out the window and he falls to his death. Margot cries out and Jack awesomely swings in through the open barrier and shoots her in the shoulder, taking control of the drone at the last minute. With Chloe's help he diverts it into the river at the last possible second and everyone's relieved back at Downing Street, the plan having finally been foiled. Margot yells that Jack's responsible for all the deaths that occurred today but Jack just says grimly the only death he's responsible for is hers, and then he picks her up and tosses her out the window as she falls screaming to her death next to Ian. AWESOME! Seriously, maybe one of the best 24 moments ever right there.
So now everything's okay, but we're only halfway though the episode, so of course more shit's going to go down. Belcheck brings Heller back to the residence and he repays him by letting him go, before reuniting with Audrey and thanking Jack for everything on the phone. Jack's now bringing the override device into the CIA, where he wants Chloe to take a look at it, but Chloe tells him over the phone that she's not coming in, although it was good to see him and like old times before saying good bye. Jack protests but Chloe hangs up and gets into a car outside the cafe with Adrian, who's happy she's giving him another chance. Meanwhile, Kate gets a call from her police contact, who's found Jordan dead in a warehouse with another guy. Kate and Erik head down to the crime scene and report back to Navarro, who's only concerned that the dead hitman could easily be traced back to him. He calls Cross to ask for help in getting out of the country (and I like how he feels free to do this practically out in the open in front of everyone after having to hide in a basement room the first time), but Cross demands that Steve steal the override device and deliver it to him first. Navarro asks what for but Cross won't answer, insisting he needs it if he wants to leave.
When Jack comes in with the device, Navarro could not possibly be acting more suspicious as he tries to figure out how to steal it. Kate calls in to tell Jack what happened with Jordan and Jack immediately tries to get an ID on the hitman's fingerprints using a CIA contact. This takes almost no time, and while Jack's on the phone Steve's brilliant plan is to choke the techie examining the device into a sleeper hold and just bolt out of the room with the thing. Jack soon finds the connection between Steve and the assassin and looks up to instantly see Steve on the run. He goes after him, chasing him through the corridors and underground lair that is the CIA station in London, knocking out a guard without even trying to explain what's happening (lol) and gets into a mini-shootout with Steve, who gets away by the skin of his teeth. As Adrian and Chloe are driving away, Adrian talks to Steve and tells him a place to meet him while Chloe appears to be in the bathroom of a gas station or something (I have no idea what she was doing actually, she just wasn't in the car for a minute) and when she gets back in she and Adrian kiss as she asks where they're going. I think this was supposed to be a surprise reveal, but I had assumed they were together since Adrian told her he loved her a few weeks ago, so Chloe and Cross being an item was not a shock to me. And that's where we end it guys. The terrorists are dead, but the Big Bad this year is Adrian Cross, who wants that mysterious override device for his own nefarious deeds. I just hope Chloe doesn't get caught in the crossfire and is the real sacrificial lamb to be disposed of this season. They wouldn't really kill her off, would they? Here's hoping not, as just three eps remain of Live Another Day (and they still haven't jumped through time yet, so I don't know what's going to happen). See you next week.