Don't you know you're going to shock the (bar) monkey? Not once, but twice. You knew from the first time you saw him that he and Chloe would mix it up, but who knew she'd be all, "You've been tased!"? That will go down as a classic 24 moment, no?
Jack was in and out of the cargo hold all hour, the first time slipping up unnoticed (with his hood DOWN even), and later he kind of forces the pilot's hand when he breaches the aileron conduit and uses a belt to make turbulence Bauer-stizz. His first capture, Hans Meier, was the wrong guy, so not all the Germans are bad. It's the copilot who used to work for Omicron International and Henderson. They relay the info and the pilot manages to open the cockpit door, Jack subdues the copilot (see the pretty laser sight on your cheek, pal?) and gets the recording. Game over, right? Oh wait. 4 more episodes. The President might have to take down Jack's plane to keep this little conspiracy tight-knit. Because, you know, no loose ends up til now. Nope. Don't look too closely, it's more fun that way.
Meanwhile, back on the ground, Novick is smelling some serious rat. Also, a few good lines were tossed off:
Martha to Agent Adams: I just called the POTUS a son of a bitch. No reaction? and after learning his first name adding You don't have much of a personality, do you Justin?
Buchanan gets the Line of the Night though when he deadpans to Miles: You have no idea what you're dealing with, you little ass kisser.
Next week: Looks like the POTUS scrambles an F18.