Day 7: 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bauer secretly reveals to Buchanan that he has filled the bunker space with explosive gas. Buchanan convinces Bauer to let him do the sacrifice, also revealing about the shipment he heard, proving that there are other people involved. As Allison begins stating the forced confession, Buchanan performs the plan, killing himself. The explosion prompts Moss to order an assault, against Hayworth’s orders. In the shootout, Juma is killed along with his operatives. Bauer tells Moss about the shipment, which the latter ignores. Walker informs Kanin, who orders Moss to agree with Burnett’s interrogation by Bauer. However, Moss decides to suspend Walker. Having anticipated the interrogation, Hodges’ assistant sends the assassin Quinn to kill Burnett. As Bauer starts intimidating Burnett, Quinn disables the camera, temporarily paralyzes Bauer and kills Burnett with a knife containing Bauer’s fingerprint. He escapes before Bauer regains his motor ability and gives chase. Moss believes that Bauer committed the murder. Meanwhile, Allison decides to appoint Olivia as her special advisor. Kanin disagrees because of Olivia’s reckless previous actions, but to no avail.