The only seeming way for those at CTU to save Rebecca's life from the hands of Bin-Khalid and Naseri is to trade Naseri's daughter, Ara, who was previously presumed to be dead, for Rebecca. For that to happen, Carter first has to rescue Ara from the "clean-up team" Simms has sent to kill her. They will also have to try and find a way to contact Naseri directly without Bin-Khalid's knowledge. And even if Naseri does agree to the trade, he will have to manage it without Bin-Khalid's knowledge, Bin-Khalid who will stop at nothing now to execute Rebecca, with the whole world watching if possible. With John still holding Simms at gunpoint, Simms provides him with an alternate view of what Rebecca would think about what he is doing to save her life.
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Last episode of the series. Fox announced the show's cancellation on June 8, 2017. See more
Title of segment refers to 13 hour time span, as the 12-part series has its finale covering 13 hours from 11pm till noon the next day in order to agree with series title of "24". However, opening spiel and display states "Events occur in real time", ignoring the 12-hour ellipsis when the action jumps ahead half a day in the final scenes, a clear contradiction of the "real time" premise. See more