Day 7: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Bauer and Almeida head to the location, where they intercept a security guard who confesses his involvement with Starkwood mercenaries. Moss tells Kanin about his belief that Bauer has killed Mayer, which prompts Kanin to resign. The guard opens the door to the mercenaries on Bauer’s order. As they start unloading the shipment, a mercenary takes the guard away to kill him. Almeida tries to dissuade Bauer from saving the guard in order to proceed with the mission, but to no avail. A shootout starts and Almeida is captured while a mercenary starts driving the truck carrying the shipment. Bauer intercepts it and takes the wheel before finding the shipment damaged. When he enters to check it, he finds a biological weapon that exposes him. The mercenaries arrive and reclaim the weapon. Bauer calls and informs Moss, who has found evidence proving Bauer’s innocence, and tells him to send a Hazmat team to evaluate him for the biological agent. Olivia is revealed to have actually leaked the information to Dellao.