XIII: The Conspiracy (2008)

Than kyou.
Today we honor the 25 million veterans
who have worn the uniform of
the United States of America.
I am especially thankful
to be back home
honoring two veterans
from my own family.
My father,
former Senator Henry Sheridan and,
of course, my brother Wally Sheridan,
Governor of this great state.
We observe Veteran's Day
on a special anniversary.
A day when war ended
and our nation was...
This morning I asked my Secretary
of Defence, Ellery Shipley,
to formulate a schedule
for the gradual withdrawal
of our troops from Afghanistan
and Iraq.
As Commander-in-Chief
it is my responsibility
to protect the protectors.
The men and women of the armed forces.
Our troops have served valiantly.
Now it is time to bring them home.
So on this Veterans' Day
let us give thanks to
all those men and women
who have fought to ensure our freedom.
May God bless them and their families.
May God bless
the United States of America.
The President is down.
Again, we are still
waiting for confirmation,
but it appears that a shot
or some shots were fired.
Secret Service has mobilized
and is taking her to safety.
He's coming down.
Did you get him?
A special meeting of Congress
has convened in Washington today...
...Congress... Intelligence...
Pronto, find it! That a boy.
Yeah, that's a good boy.
Let's get somebody up there.
Jones, what happened?
The op went dead.
I can see that. How?
We had a one-hour window
once the call came in.
I placed snipers on site,
birds in the sky.
Satellite surveillance indicated it
was a manageable distance.
But as the guy approached on
the water it all went south.
C4 charges blew the wheelhouse
and created a cover smoke.
We lost sight of our agent.
Before we could respond they opened fire.
There, there, there and there.
Four units each one hit.
They knew exactly
where we'd be positioned.
Sounds like they knew our protocol.
Got to be a former agent.
Our current.
The preliminary ballistics report.
These guys didn't shop the gun
department at Walmart.
Government issue.
Amos is presenting to
the President at nine.
Get a description for the Coast Guard.
Sir, I think it's too late.
By now they've swapped vessels
or gone ashore.
I didn't mean
a description of the boat.
I meant a description of our man.
We need to identify the body.
I think if they wanted him dead
they would have killed him right here.
We have to assume that he's still alive.
I know.
I'm fine.
We want action. We want action.
We want action.
After our preliminary examination
we ran a full sweep of the area.
We were able to trace the line of fire
back to this office building.
The shooter's perch was wiped clean.
No prints, no hair, no fibres, nothing.
Power to the building was cut.
Security cameras were disabled.
The shooter walked into the building
using a hacked security card.
His exit, however,
did not go quite as smoothly.
As you know,
there were two security guards
in the parking garage.
They engaged the shooter
and between the two guards
fourteen rounds were fired.
We only recovered twelve slugs.
That means the shooter
was probably hit twice.
However, a lack of blood evidence
also suggests that the scene
was sanitized.
So who did the mop up?
We don't know.
It doesn't appear that the shooter
had any accomplices
in the parking garage,
but he did kill two guards
who managed to escape.
Tire treads indicate that he exited by
the south side of the building.
We also found glass fragments
spread throughout the scene.
Forensics was able to
match those fragments
to a GM vehicle manufactured
between 1996 and 2002.
Now my investigation
has identified every traffic
and security camera in a five-mile radius
of the office building.
I issued a blanket seizure warrant
and I have had agents working
around the clock
analyzing every frame of that footage.
This came from an ATM security camera
three miles away
from the office building.
Now the drive was corrupt so
it was forwarded to digital forensics.
It took a little bit of time
but they were able to
recover some of the data.
This is a Chevy lmpala, GM built.
You will notice that there
is no glare on the windshield.
That's because the glass
is spider-webbed
which is consistent
with bullet strikes.
Also there's no glass
in the driver's window.
Gentlemen, I believe we are looking at
the first image of our shooter.
Do we have an ID?
Not yet.
Colonel Amos, are you telling me
you've had all this time to investigate
and this is all we've got to go on?
Some grainy video,
a blurred photo of
what could be our shooter?
Mr. President, with all due respect,
you are failing to see
the significance of our findings.
You're fixated on the evidence
while it's the lack of evidence
that is most telling here.
I don't follow.
Our shooter got through
our security perimeter;
he hacked into the city power grid.
He disabled security cameras
for an entire city block
and he killed the President of
the United States
with a single shot fired from
over a mile away.
And he did not leave
a single shred of evidence.
This is a highly skilled,
highly trained professional.
Special Ops, perhaps.
This is the type of man
that is employed
by a foreign government or
a paramilitary organization.
This is not Oswald or Hinckley.
This is political.
Colonel, it's always political.
His pockets were empty.
No wallet. No ID.
His watch stopped at four fifteen.
Probably about the time
his plane crashed.
See his parachute got caught in a tree.
He must have bailed over the forest.
That terrain there's
nowhere to touch down.
And there are puncture wounds
probably from the branches.
But, this one here
had a bullet inside it.
He was shot?
Yeah. Twice.
The other one grazed his temple here see?
His head was bleeding pretty badly.
We're going to have to butterfly it.
Clean him up
and I'll take him to the hospital.
No, Abe.
I've seen what they do
to people like him.
No ID, no insurance.
He'd be lucky to end up
in a cot in a hallway.
Martha, he needs a doctor.
I am a doctor.
No, you were one.
They can't take care of him
the way I can.
Okay, Martha, okay.
Wait. Look at this.
What do you think it means?
I don't know. Could explain his luck.
Colonel Amos,
we have to find the killer now.
Mr. Wax.
This came off USNN this morning.
They've been running it all day.
Governor Sheridan, after taking over
the GOP nomination from Dean Barber,
your campaign has
made incredible inroads.
Carving out a six-point lead
in the latest polls.
Well, I think, the country has been
forced to re-evaluate its leadership.
I mean, in the months
since my sister's death
we have seen an unprecedented surge
in terrorist attacks on American soil.
The bombing of an electrical grid
in New Hampshire
that disrupted power across four states.
The tragic sarin gas attack
on Chicago's subways.
Meanwhile, President Galbrain
and his administration
have made no progress
in their investigation of
the assassination.
My sister was a great leader.
She served our country.
She deserves more.
The American people deserve more.
They deserve security.
And that's why I'm running
for this presidency.
T o take up my sister's legacy.
Because whether you are a Republican,
whether you're a Democrat,
this election comes down
to one key issue.
Who do you trust to keep you safe?
So in your opinion the current
administration is...
Cut it off.
He should be ashamed.
Invoking Sally's name,
capitalizing on her death.
It's terrible.
Yes, but it's working.
And if we don't counter Sheridan
is going to slaughter us at the polls.
Sheridan lost his sister.
Do you think hitting him with attack ads
is going to make us look good?
No, but it could hurt him.
Raise doubts.
Get the public talking about
something other
than the attacks and the assassination.
I want to make myself very clear.
Sally Sheridan was more
than just the president;
she was a friend.
If I lose this election
I will not lose it
on account of doing nothing.
I will not be remembered as the president
who let the killer
slip through his fingers.
Now, Colonel,
what's it going to take?
Access. Support resources.
I need your administration to
stay out of my way.
This runs deep.
I need a big shovel.
Whatever it takes.
Just bring me the shooter.
A fight between rival factions along
the Israeli-Syrian border
initial reports...
Israeli jet fighters bombed
a guerrilla base killing
at least 49 soldiers.
I checked the news.
There's no reports of
any planes crashing in the area.
Well, it hasn't been that long.
We should wait until tomorrow.
Maybe something will turn up.
He can't stay here.
Why not?
You know that
bullet you fished out of him?
It's T eflon-coated.
Meaning it's designed to
pierce body armour.
It wasn't a hunting accident, Martha.
He fell from the sky
with two bullets in him.
He's dangerous.
Well, he's no threat to us, Abe.
I mean he can barely move.
You saw him.
I also saw his tattoo.
It's either a gang sign
or a prison tattoo.
For all we know he might have
killed somebody already.
Well, I just think we should
let him wake up
and explain himself.
That's all.
Why won't you let me call the police?
What is it you're afraid of?
You're afraid
they're going to take him away.
Oh, don't be ridiculous.
He's not a replacement.
I know that.
Then why are you getting involved?
I'm sorry, Martha.
Do you hear that?
Hey, hold on.
Hey, where are you going?
Who are you?
Here, drink this.
Wait a minute. Where am I?
You're in Bomont, West Virginia.
I'm Martha. This is my husband, Abe.
You bailed out of a plane over the woods.
Do you remember anything?
Oh think, son.
You must remember something.
I don't remember anything.
I don't know.
That kind of trauma to the head combined
with the blood loss
from the shoulder wound...
it could cause memory loss, yeah.
There was a computer upstairs.
Is it working?
You don't have Internet?
No. We haven't had this thing on for
more than a year.
They must have disconnected it.
Do you know if they took the modem?
The what?
I got it.
Internet techs are notoriously lazy.
Looks like they just blocked
your hardware I D
from accessing the network.
Yeah. Let's see if that does it.
You can't even remember your own name.
How do you manage to do that?
I have no idea.
Emergency crews still clearing debris
from the McCarran Airport Tunnel,
site of this morning's bombing in Nevada.
So far at least eight people
have been confirmed dead
with dozens more believed to
be trapped inside.
President Galbrain is presently
en route to Las Vegas
where he is scheduled to deliver
a live address this evening.
Meanwhile, Republican nominee,
Wally Sheridan, speaking from a campaign
stop in Cincinnati,
Ohio had this reaction...
These enemy strikes weaken us
in the eyes of the world
and strengthens the resolve of those
who hate us.
This country has fallen prey to
a small group of foreign extremists
who are holding us hostage
through violence and fear.
We can't give into that fear.
Where have you been?
Oh, I had to attend to a few things.
You smell like smoke.
I don't know whether
you're right about this man,
but whoever he is there are
people who want him dead.
And we'd better make sure
they don't find him.
Any luck?
Well, maybe this can
provide some answers.
I found it inside your watch.
Looks like some kind of
memory card.
In my watch.
Why would I have this?
I've seen what you're capable of,
the things you're capable of.
What do you mean?
We took a bullet out of your shoulder
and stitched up your head.
You must have lost about three pints,
but when I came up on you,
you took me down faster
than I could blink.
Now just listen.
I've served in the corps.
Did a couple of tours in Nam.
I know how to handle myself.
But you, you're a different breed.
Now you want to find out who you are
and I can't help you with that.
But I can tell you what you are.
What am I then?
You're the kind of person who
bails out of a plane all shot up.
The kind of person who
can take a couple of bullets
and still put up a fight.
The kind of person who
hides something like that
in the back of their watch.
I just pray to God that
you're on the right side.
Sir, just got a hit within
our search parameter.
Combing the server for an IP.
Forward me the address
when it comes in.
Yes, Sir.
I think we've acquired our target.
Stand by for location.
And if this is him,
make sure he's debriefed
before he's cancelled.
I want to know who he's talked to.
Come in.
Thank you for the clothing.
I appreciate it.
Well, someone may as well use them.
The night we got the call
I knew the minute that phone rang.
Losing a child, it's not something
you just get over.
It stays with you forever.
I'm sorry.
Thank you, dear.
I'm going to be leaving tomorrow.
But you don't even know
where you're going.
I know. But it's time.
I got to find out who I am.
I'm going to make a cup of tea.
Would you like one?
Sure. That would be nice.
More coming.
No. I'm not leaving you.
All right. Who's out there?
Who's out there?
Answer me, dammit!
The shooter is collateral.
Take him out.
Shoot to kill.
We're supposed to take him alive.
He's not coming out of there alive.
I think he's made that clear.
Give me the phone.
Clean the place up and torch it.
Is it done?
We lost him.
Lost him how?
He fought back.
That's unacceptable.
Well, if you'd waited for me
he'd be dead now
and we wouldn't be
having this conversation.
You understand something.
This will be done my way.
Now find him.
I believe that there's a connection
between the assassination
and the tunnel bombing.
How so?
The McCarran Airport Tunnel
is the third attack
since the assassination.
On the days leading up to
all of these strikes
there hasn't been any of
the typical chatter.
Now a handful of fringe cells
have claimed responsibility,
but nothing that's credible.
None of the big players have
taken credit and that concerns me.
So what are you thinking?
T o kill the President of
the United States
is the ultimate endgame for these people
yet none of them are coming forward.
Also they are smart enough to understand
that it is better for them to have a dove
like Sally Sheridan in the White House
than a hawk like her brother, Wally.
Why would they open the door for
a hardliner to win the presidency?
Are you suggesting this is domestic?
The assassination happened a few months
before the primaries.
Now we are in the thick of an election
and American people are being
targeted on American soil.
Whoever took out Sally Sheridan
is trying to influence the vote.
Get their guy in office.
You saw the photo.
The shooter was not foreign.
I suggest you follow your instinct.
But tread carefully.
If we start pointing fingers
at Americans
and we're wrong, God help us.
I know I'm late. Sorry.
Hey, would you mind?
Yeah, sure.
Life in the city, huh?
I guess.
You're not from around here.
Oh, jeeze.
What you change the locks
and I'll just disappear?
Best idea.
We need to talk.
We're done talking.
I don't think so.
Hey, she said she didn't want to talk.
Get lost.
Look, just give me five minutes.
Forget it.
You got caught with your hand
in the cookie jar.
We are through.
She's gone, Sam.
It's over.
Hey, I mean it this time.
Let go of the door, please.
Not until you hear
what I have to say.
Hey! She said she already heard.
You still here?
I think I told you to get lost!
Aaah! My arm.
See a doctor.
It's probably going to swell.
Screw you.
Don't be. You just made my day.
Come on.
Whatever you need it's on the house.
Name is Sam.
Hey, Sam. Nice to meet you.
You going to tell me your name?
It's not a trick question.
No, I know, but...
Wow! You've got the dark
and mysterious thing down pat.
I actually don't know my name.
I don't even know who I am.
Up until about three or four weeks ago
I can't remember anything.
Like amnesia?
That's a good one.
I know it sounds crazy, but...
No. It doesn't sound crazy.
It sounds like you're full of it.
How did it happen?
I don't remember.
Some kind of head injury I think.
No memories at all?
Not a thing.
Lfyou could bottle that I'd buy some.
God knows there's a lot of crap
in my life I'd love to forget.
So tell me, man with no name,
how can I help you?
I've got this picture here.
Nice shot of you.
You want me to crop out the chick?
No. Actually I need to find this woman.
I noticed that it was printed here.
I was hoping I could
get the customer's name.
I'm really not supposed to
give out customer information.
I can get sued.
Please. It's the only lead I have
at finding some of these answers.
I would really appreciate it.
Let me see it again.
You've got to see this.
Remains of the
McCarran Airport T unnel bomber.
Guessing an ID is out.
No prints, no teeth.
We're waiting on DNA results.
Did find something interesting though.
Lower neck below the clavicle.
I don't see anything.
I want photographs.
Full chem work-ups,
and the DNA results
the second you get them.
BA-5645. I should still have it on file.
Here we go.
Customer's name is Kim Rowland.
Kim Rowland.
Girlfriend? Wife? Ex?
Name doesn't ring a bell?
Kim Rowland.
Kim Rowland.
Sound familiar?
Hey, you got a tat. That's cool.
What does it mean?
You tell me.
I don't know.
Well, add another ten
when you get a chance.
Thirteen is bad luck.
Coffee machine is on a timer.
If I don't get my fix
before nine o'clock
I'm a psychotic witch.
Can I get you a cup?
How do you take it?
Right. I'll surprise you.
Whoa! Slow down there, cowboy.
It's security encrypted.
One more wrong password
and your file is toast.
I know.
It's pretty important huh?
When they rescued me they found it on me.
I got to know what's on it.
Look, I have a friend named Surinder.
He's pretty good at this kind of stuff.
He hacked into the city database
and erased all my parking tickets.
I can have him take a look if you want?
And give it to someone else?
Well, you helped me. I want to help you.
Amos thinks the assassination
is a domestic plot.
Was he able to make an ID?
No, but he's on the right track.
Keep an eye on him.
Of course.
What's this?
Arson report.
Got flagged to Langley.
Elderly couple were
found burned in their home.
A mountain cabin in West Virginia.
Two hundred miles from
where we lost contact.
And you think that's related?
Well, right before the place
burned down
someone there tried to access our chip.
And this morning
a second attempt was made,
we traced to an I P in New York City.
It's XI I I.
If he's out there he would
have made contact by now.
Well, maybe he can't.
Maybe that's why
he initiated the tracking program.
T o draw us to him.
I'll contact the old man.
You're going to New York City.
If Xlll's out there we got to
bring him in before someone else does.
We have target on sight.
Verification has been made.
Kim Rowland?
Steve Rowland.
'Where The Indian Goes.'
Why are you after me, huh?
Secret Service. This isn't real.
Check again.
Why me? Uh? Why me? Uh?
You thought they'd leave you out there
after what you did?
You're a liability.
To who?
Come on, man.
I don't know who they are.
I just take their orders.
Just like you did.
Who am I?
You don't know?
What is my name?
Steve Rowland.
You keep talking. Keep talking.
They want you dead.
Tell me who you're working for.
Tell me the names of the people
you're working for.
Hey! Hey!
He's heading north on the Avenue.
What am I looking at?
This is the
McCarran Airport Tunnel bomber.
At least what's left of him.
This second photograph is a close-up
of his left shoulder.
An alternate light source scan revealed
a mark burned into the flesh.
It's another tattoo. Number 14.
I don't understand, Colonel.
How is this relevant?
If you bear with me for just a minute.
I looked into the autopsy of
the two security guards.
The men who were killed
when they engaged
Sally Sheridan's assassin.
At the time the coroner noted that
both men had chemical burns right
above the left collarbone.
And that's the same place
we found a tattoo on the bomber.
So you think the others
have tattoos as well?
Yes, Sir.
And this also supports my theory
that the recent terrorist attacks
and the assassination are linked.
T ake a look at this.
Another one. VI I I.
Actually, Sir, you'll notice the serif
at the top of the numbers
but not the bottom.
Assuming horizontal symmetry...
Whoever is responsible
for the recent attacks
also ordered the assassination.
They placed the two guards at the scene
with the intention of taking out
the shooter.
Why would they try to take out
their own accomplice?
Because if the shooter escaped,
or worse, was captured,
he could implicate the others.
They wanted to deliver us a trigger man.
They wanted the trail to end
with a dead body.
And the bomber?
Have you been able to identify him?
No. We're still waiting on
the DNA results.
But these photographs prove
my theory is correct.
That the shooter
is part of a larger network.
A network that contains
at least 15 conspirators.
These tattoos are not just body art,
they're a type of code system so that
the players can identify each other
without using names.
Have you shared this information
with anyone else?
Not yet, Sir.
I would like to release
a sketch of the shooter along
with the information about
the tattoos in the hopes
that it might identify the conspirators.
No. I think that's a mistake.
I mean, unless we have
some concrete evidence
I think the new information plus
any other findings
should be kept completely confidential.
I believe it's important to
release the information.
Mr. Wax is right.
We need hard evidence, Colonel,
not conjecture and conspiracy theories.
Releasing this information to the public
will only set us up for more criticism
if we don't deliver the shooter.
Now I don't have to remind you that
the American public go to
the pools next week.
If this administration is to survive
we need to
give the people what they want
Is that understood?
Yes, Mr. President.
General Carrington.
Walk with me.
I placed a unit at every subway station
and bus stop within a five-mile radius.
Nothing yet.
He's probably gone underground.
No way he'd show his face in public.
It doesn't make sense.
He saw me.
I looked into his eyes and he ran.
After what happened at the drop
you think he still trusts us?
I know this is painful for you, Lauren,
but if he wanted to make contact
he'd have done it by now.
No it's something else. Has to be.
Keep me posted.
Yes, Sir.
Why do you have so much money, Steve?
He's down.
Good. You're awake.
We can begin.
Julius Caesar was once asked
which death is preferable to every other?
His answer..."The unexpected."
Unfortunately for you,
your death today will be anything but.
But the human body can surprise you.
A man can lose forty percent
of his blood
before he goes into organ failure.
In fact, he won't even know he's dying
because of the reduced
level of consciousness.
Which is why, my friend,
God invented pain.
Pain serves as a warning.
Let's you know
there's something not right.
We're going to get acquainted,
you and me.
Just you wait.
I can make three minutes
feel like an eternity.
You caused me a whole lot of trouble.
After what happened
I thought you would disappear.
But it takes money to be invisible.
Doesn't it, lucky number Xlll?
That's not my name.
Sorry, Mr. Rowland.
You should have died that night.
It would have made things a whole
lot better for both of us.
It's tough living the life
of a ghost isn't it?
How would you know?
I'm a ghost too.
There's only two ways for this to end:
One is quick and easy.
The other is slow and painful.
Either way we're going to
get what we want, so
the choice is yours.
What do you want?
T ell us who you've spoken to.
I don't know.
I'm going to ask again.
T ell me who you've spoken to.
Look, man,
I don't even know who you are.
You did your job now I'm doing mine.
Number 1 doesn't like loose ends.
Come on, you always knew
this was bigger than us.
Sacrifice the pawn for the king.
Now tell me who you've spoken to.
I told you. I don't remember.
I'll leave you with Mr. Cody.
Maybe he can jar your memory.
Morphine. Enough of it to kill a man.
That's the one you'll be begging for.
Tell me what I need to hear
and maybe I'll oblige you.
The second one is adrenaline in case
you pass out from the pain.
Friend, I have enough to
keep you conscious for days.
Any questions?
He'll talk.
He better talk.
Otherwise we will have to consider
this operation compromised.
He'll talk.
Trust me, my man can be
quite persuasive.
Alone at last.
We'll start with your eyelids.
That way you won't miss a thing.
What the...?
Stop the truck.
Hey, you okay?
Can I help you?
Nice lamination.
Agent Lauren Jones.
Central Intelligence Agency.
If you want me
to hand over customer photos
I need to see a warrant.
That's not why I'm here.
We traced some suspicious
Internet activity to your I P address.
It appears someone used
one of your computers
to compromise national security.
Get out! That is so cool.
Ma'am, this is serious.
Look, we have
four self-service computers.
Customers are on them all day.
Checking e-mails, surfing the web,
hacking into the NSA.
Right. I don't monitor usage.
You don't remember who used
those computers this morning?
It would have been just after opening.
Around nine fifteen.
I really don't know.
It was swamped this morning.
You don't remember a man?
Caucasian, medium height, buzz cut.
Handsome I would remember. Sorry.
Thank you for your time.
You're welcome.
Oh! What's the matter?
Was it the wrong address?
No I went to Kim's apartment.
She wasn't there.
I got to get going.
I just came for the chip
that I left with you.
The chip.
My friend took a look at it and freaked.
Said he wouldn't touch it.
It's shadow encrypted.
National security stuff.
He said if he tried to
open it the government
would trace it back to him.
First I thought he was messing with me.
But then, like, an hour later,
this lady shows up at the shop.
Black chick. Says she's CIA.
What did she want?
She said someone tried to
access some government files
from one of my computers.
They traced it back to the shop.
I'm sorry, Sam. I'm sorry for
getting you involved in this.
In what?
I don't know. But I'm not
about to drag you into it.
I'm sorry.
Hold on.
I have something to show you.
The tattoo on your chest, .
I looked it up online.
The design dates back to Ancient Rome.
Some general in the South Asian
colonies tries to stage a coup.
All of the conspirators
were branded with tattoos.
Number on their body so
they know who is loyal to the cause.
It was a secret society,
with a hierarchy.
The foot soldiers
were the higher numbers.
The architects of the coup were
the lower ones right down to Number 1.
The man in charge.
...now I'm doing mine.
Number 1 doesn't like loose ends.
...but because of your bravery
we no longer live in fear...
Hey, you okay?
I meant what I said earlier.
I want to help.
I keep seeing these things.
What things?
These images.
I don't know if they're real,
if they're dreams.
Maybe it's your memory coming back.
Maybe. I need to get out of here.
You can stay here.
I really should get going.
I have something else for you. Come.
What are those?
I pulled the neg from the picture
you brought me.
Had the rest of them all developed.
Thought there might be something
that could jog your memory.
Where the Indian Goes.
Kim had this photograph in her apartment.
On the back it said
'Where the Indian Goes.'
Could be a vacation home or something.
Kellownee Valley. That's upstate.
House number 16.
Do you think she's there?
I don't know. But I've got to find out.
Thank you. I won't forget it.
With your track record
I wouldn't go making any promises.
Amos is still in the field.
He's not returning our calls.
He's ducking us.
I'm sure he knows you're upset.
That doesn't begin to describe it.
He's done enough damage already.
We need to take him out of play.
We can't.
Everybody knows he's heading up
this investigation.
If we pull him right now it'll
look like we made a mistake.
And we can't afford to
make mistakes right now.
Sir, an assault case was opened at
precinct 12 in Manhattan yesterday.
A complainant Roger Deakins alleged
that a man with a Roman Numeral
Xlll tattoo broke his arm.
Suspect description matches our guy.
Get me transport and notify
the New York field office.
I want an all-points
throughout the state.
No way our guy gets off that island.
You got it.
This lead is a pivotal development
in our investigation
into the assassination
of President Sheridan.
By releasing this digitally
enhanced photo to the public,
we're confident that the suspect
will soon be apprehended.
And, rest assured,
that when this man,
Xlll is found he will have to answer
for his cowardly act.
I'll take your questions now.
Mr. President...
Give me a dog please.
Sorry, man.
It's okay.
Police, freeze.
Hey, come on here.
I didn't do anything.
Why? Come on. Tell me why!
Kim Rowland?
What happened to you?
Come in. Come inside.
I was shot and...
Will you tell me
what the hell is going on?
It's been over ten hours.
You can't just...
I want a lawyer.
A lawyer?
Yeah, I'm entitled to one.
No, you're not.
You can thank the Patriot Act for that.
The Patriot Act.
What the hell is going on here?
I didn't do anything.
Good. If you're telling the truth then
you won't be detained for
very much longer.
T ell me about your friend
with the tattoo.
I met him yesterday.
What do you want to know?
I want to know where he is?
Why? What did he do?
Now would you
like to cooperate with me?
I don't believe he did it.
You said you just met him.
That didn't give you much time to
become an expert on the man.
I look at him in the eyes.
He is not the killer.
Thirty seconds after he met you
he broke your boyfriend's arm.
Ex-boyfriend. And he was a bastard.
Listen to me very carefully.
You seem like a smart enough girl.
But you have no idea
what you've got yourself into.
This man killed President Sheridan
and if he gets away
because you did not cooperate
with me your life is officially over.
Do you understand what that means?
You're going to kill me.
You're going to wish that I had.
You will spend thirty years mandatory
in a five-foot by six-foot rat hole.
No visitors. No parole.
All of your friends will be
investigated and audited.
Then they will be put on a watch list.
It is hard to have a normal life
after that.
And your loving mother,
who you send checks to every month,
like a good little girl,
you can forget managed care.
I will personally make sure that
she's turned out onto the street
where she will starve,
afraid and alone.
Now where is he?
Easy, son. Don't struggle. Just listen.
You were on assignment, undercover.
We lost contact. Why?
How do I know I can trust you?
I'm the one with the gun.
Way I see it trust doesn't really
enter into it right now.
Something happened.
I was shot.
I don't remember anything.
You remembered how to survive.
It's called instincts.
That's all I have.
All right,
let's go back to the beginning.
My name is Ben Carrington.
I'm Deputy Director of
the National Security Agency.
This is my daughter, Kim.
She was married to Steve Rowland,
the man you think you might be.
Are you saying
I'm not Steve Rowland?
You were just assuming his identity.
A year ago Steve was stationed in Iraq.
There was an incident. An IED.
They believed the bombers
were hiding in a little village
called Haditha.
Steve's unit was sent in.
By the time it was all
over five villagers were dead,
two of them children.
A military tribunal ruled
that Steve was responsible.
He was dishonorably discharged.
Steve was a different person
when he came home.
It's not just the US that's at war.
It's the entire western world.
The very ideas of our freedom
and democracy are under attack
and the government's
doing nothing about it.
What? What are you looking at?
Steve was my husband.
We were married for six years
and suddenly
I didn't know him anymore.
I tried to stick with him
but it was too hard.
Finally, he realized that
I was going to leave and he panicked.
And he opened up and told me
everything that had happened.
He said that when he was in Iraq
he was recruited
for a special operation.
A wet works job.
Only the target was here, in the U.S.
The people who recruited Steve
arranged for his dishonorable discharge
to get him Stateside.
The whole thing was staged.
Who recruited him?
He never said.
But he always got his instructions
from an undercover
field agent who went
by the code name 'The Mongoose'.
Steve became obsessed.
Kim came to me for help.
So I decided to look into
Steve's assignment.
Only there was no assignment.
None of the agencies
had any record of it.
Steve Rowland didn't
work for the government.
Sounds like the government
was his target.
That's right.
But we had to know
who was employing him.
So I asked Kim to dig deeper.
I stopped retreating from Steve.
I tried to get into his head.
Waited for the perfect time
and then I asked him to bring me
in on the operation.
We can compromise the mission.
Kim is loyal to the cause.
She can be useful to us.
I gave them fabricated NSA documents.
Things I said I got from my father.
That got me into a meeting.
And then finally
they brought me into the fold.
I never did get the details
of the operation.
I mean, it was clear they
just brought me in to placate Steve.
He was their shooter;
they just wanted to keep him happy.
So you never found out
about the target?
I knew that it was someone big,
but I never imagined...
That it was the president.
I managed to escape.
But Steve he wasn't so lucky.
We soon realized
that the assassination was
just part of a bigger plot from
within the government.
T o overthrow
the current administration.
A coup.
This is one hell of
an effective group of fascists.
People in government
and from the highest echelons
of corporate America.
How many people are
we talking about?
We don't know.
But I was tattooed
with the number seventeen.
So we can assume
there are at least that many.
I don't understand.
Why would Steve agree to this?
Because they got to him.
They filled his head
with their so-called ideology.
Then they ordered him
to shoot the president.
Then when they were done
with him they just...
They killed him.
Yeah. But the men
who recruited Steve,
they think he survived.
But still they wanted him dead.
So we decided to put
an undercover agent into the field
posing as Steve to flush
out the conspirators.
You were enlisted for the job.
And plastic surgery made you identical
to Steve Rowland himself.
So if Steve Rowland's dead then who am I?
Only the man who enlisted
you knows for sure.
And also what you looked like
before you became Steve Rowland.
All we know is that you were
a former Special Ops Agent.
I don't buy it!
I want a name. I want the truth.
I'm telling you everything
I know.
By the time you got to us
you had already
assumed Rowland's identity.
It's a lot to process,
but it's the truth.
This is Agent Lauren Jones. CIA.
I've seen her before.
You were at the apartment.
And that's the only memory
you have of me?
I knew you before?
Yeah. I was your field
contact for the operation.
I also oversaw your training along
with General Carrington.
My field contact?
Kim briefed you so you could assume
your role as Steve Rowland.
T aught you how to play the part.
When you were ready
we had you resume contact
with the conspirators by asking
for more money to
buy your silence.
You set up a drop with The Mongoose
down at the Baltimore Waterfront.
That's where we were
supposed to strike.
But as the Mongoose
and his men approached
the Zodiac something happened.
Where's the cash.
They were ready for us.
Someone tipped them off.
That's where we lost you.
All right. Listen to me.
A few days ago I fell from the sky
with a bullet in my shoulder.
And my head sliced open.
Since then I've been shot at,
beaten and hunted like an animal.
Two people that were trying to
save me were killed.
Now you come in here
and you dump all this on me
and you expect me to accept it.
How do I know
you're not lying to me?
The SD card. You still have it?
I've got it in my pocket.
You want to cut these off?
What's the password?
No. With two 'D's.
It was your nickname for me.
I had a nickname for you?
'Seesaw Margery Daw'
what does all this mean?
The data's irrelevant.
The card itself is encrypted
with a tracking program.
The second someone enters
a password
attempt it sends us their location.
That's how we tracked you
to the photo shop in New York.
It was supposed to be our failsafe.
We figured if you were captured
they would search you and find the card.
When they tried to crack the password
it would initiate the program
and lead us right to them.
But it seems we overestimated them
just as we underestimated you.
Before they could find the card
you managed to escape.
Well, that's just fascinating.
Unfortunately it doesn't tell me
who the hell I am.
As far as the world is concerned
you're still Steve Rowland.
The man who killed the President, right?
That's right.
Why would you do this to me?
You volunteered to help
protect your country.
That's the kind of man you were.
That's the kind of man you are.
Welcome to T own Hall Johnstown,
where tonight we will see the third
and final debate of
this year's presidential elections.
My first question will be
directed to Republican Candidate,
Wally Sheridan who
will have three minutes to respond.
Incumbent Democratic candidate,
Joseph Galbrain,
will then be
allowed a one-minute rebuttal.
Gentlemen, let's begin.
So you just going to dangle me
out there again?
Is that the plan?
As long as Steve Rowland
appears to be
alive the conspirators are vulnerable.
They'll keep looking for you.
You've got to maintain your cover.
Help us find who did this.
It's what needs to be done.
I'm sorry.
For what?
For your loss.
The real Steve Rowland,
the man that I loved, he died in Iraq.
The man who came home
was just someone else.
I lost my husband a long time ago.
But you, God, you sacrificed so much.
You sacrificed your whole self.
Get down now!
Missed him.
Carrington, she's hit!
I'm taking your piece. Let's go.
Cover the front and back!
Got it.
It's okay, honey.
Just breathe. Just breathe.
Save your strength.
I love you.
Oh, no. No!
This is Colonel Amos.
Put down your weapon,
get down on your knees,
and put your hands on your head.
Promise me you won't
let my daughter die in vain.
Maintain your cover.
Complete your mission.
Only you can draw them out.
Only you can find out who did this.
As far as the world's concerned
you are Steve Rowland.
Freeze! Nobody move.
You! Stand down.
Stand down. They're friendlies.
What are you doing here,
General Carrington?
What are you doing here?
My daughter...
I'm sorry.
My daughter called.
She needed my help.
Agent Jones and I
got here as soon as we could.
What did he want with her?
My guess is they used her
as bait to get to me.
And he killed her?
No! The bullet came from outside.
Someone doesn't want that man talking.
We lost the target.
Colonel Amos is taking him into custody.
You do whatever you need to do.
And just make sure that Xlll is killed
before he opens his mouth.
You finally see it my way.
I take issue with that.
My sister, more than anyone,
knew that freedom is a privilege
as much as it is a burden.
I'm not asking Americans to give up
their civil liberties.
I am asking them
to elect a strong leader so that
those freedoms can be preserved.
We need to defend ourselves
and defend ourselves vigorously.
There's no margin for error
because the next attack.
May be the one that
brings this country to its knees.
President Galbrain's soft foreign policy
and myopic worldview have made
this country vulnerable to terrorism.
I have an urgent message
for the president.
If elected I will do what
this administration has failed to do.
I will shore up our borders.
Increase our military presence
in the Middle East and Asia.
And put pressure on countries
that harbour extreme terrorists.
I will make this country safe again.
And that's a promise.
President Galbrain,
you have sixty seconds.
President Galbrain,
your rebuttal please.
I'm sorry.
Ladies and gentlemen,
my staff has just informed me
that we have apprehended Xlll,
the suspect we believe assassinated
President Sally Sheridan.
Oh, they found him.
No matter what you hear
the schedule remains the same.
I understand.
We're ready to begin.
Listen to me.
I was shot okay.
I don't know who I am.
I don't remember. Believe me.
Put that in his mouth.
You're not listening to me.
I'm telling you the truth.
Hey. Hey. What the hell is that?
The current targets
the nerve endings
to produce regional anaesthesia,
relieves pain.
Of course, if administered improperly
it produced quite the opposite result.
You're not listening to me.
Everyone has a breaking point,
Mr. Rowland.
I'm not Mr. Rowland.
We're going to find yours.
I'm not Steve Rowland.
Proceed, Doctor.
Hey! Hey! Hey!
You shot and killed
the President of the United States.
Why? On whose behalf?
Take a look around.
I want you to take all this in
because this is real.
One day you are going to answer
to a higher power until then it is me.
Answer my question.
I can end this for you.
Answer my question!
Increase the voltage.
Maintain your cover.
Only you can find out who did this.
As far as the world's concerned
you are Steve Rowland.
I didn't tell you to stop.
Look at him.
He can't take anymore.
His heart is going to cease.
Call me when he's lucid then.
What do you mean you need more time?
He hasn't given us anything yet.
You're the one
who leaked the photograph.
You made us go public.
Now, I staked my campaign on this.
Is he the shooter or not?
He is. I'm certain of it.
And he will confess.
We just need a little more time.
There's too much at stake, Sir.
We need to bring him in right now.
Mr. Wax is right.
The polls open in three days.
If I don't deliver the man
who assassinated
President Sheridan
this administration is done.
Mr. President, with all due respect,
turning him in prematurely
would be a huge mistake.
Once we charge him he has rights.
That means
That means he doesn't have to talk.
Let me remind you,
other than the ATM footage
we have no evidence
linking Rowland to the assassination.
What we do have is a very small window
of opportunity to extract a confession.
By what means?
By any means necessary.
You know I can't sanction
those methods.
I'm not asking you to.
As far as I'm concerned
we never had this conversation.
Sir, the tip that led us to
Rowland came off a civilian.
I extracted that information myself
and we acted immediately.
Yet someone beat us to the location
and tried to take out our suspect.
The person behind the intel has to
have access to our investigation
and that has to come from high up.
Colonel Amos are you suggesting
that this is someone within
this administration?
That is the only way
they could have acted so quickly.
I don't know, but the shooter does.
That's why they wanted him dead.
And that's why it's imperative
that we aggressively debrief him
on the shooting and everything else.
Sir, if something were to happen
if it were to get out
that this administration authorized
a violation of his civil rights
or if the information that he provides
is not credible the political fallout
would be disastrous.
This is not about public relations,
Mr. Wax.
It's about national security.
This man killed Sally Sheridan.
Now I'm not about to cave
because it may jeopardize my campaign.
All right, Colonel,
you have four hours.
Round two
is psycho-chemical persuasion.
The drugs will flood
your cerebral vortex
and the pressure will build
in your brain
until it truly feels like
it's going to explode.
I am going to get inside that head
one way or the other, Mr. Rowland.
The choice is yours.
I told you I don't know anything.
I think you know too much.
That's why they wanted you dead.
At the barn, before we apprehended you,
someone tried to take you out.
They didn't want you to talk.
What is it that they're afraid
you're going to tell us?
I don't know.
Don't be afraid to tell me.
It's okay. I can protect you.
You don't have to be afraid.
Just tell me what I want to know.
T ake him away.
Thank you, gentlemen.
You're dismissed.
It's good to see you again, Xlll.
How do you know me?
How quickly we forget the little people.
Excuse me. Colonel,
I have something you need to see.
Notice the micro-fracture along
the left parietal bone?
Consistent with a gun shoot wound.
This kind of head trauma can have
a significant effect on brain function.
It's hard to say but it could support
his claim of memory loss.
There's more. See these protrusions
along the cheek bones?
They're implants.
The jaw line has also been reset.
This man has
had major facial reconstruction.
We ran his DNA sample through
the USAF database.
It returned a hit.
Who is he?
We don't know.
The file's been classified.
Are you familiar with Trizitherol?
Kevorkian special.
You know that they'll find me, right?
It doesn't matter.
Unlike you I'm prepared to die
for the cause.
You're a coward.
You chose to save yourself
instead of saving your country.
But I'm going to give you
a chance to die with some dignity.
Who did you talk to?
No one.
You went back to Kim.
General Carrington was at the barn
when we found you.
What did you tell them, huh?
I said nothing.
I'm on my way to my daughter's funeral,
This is not a good time.
I'm sorry, general.
But this is about the shooter.
We have evidence of
reconstructive surgery.
Reconstructive surgery?
I'm sorry, I don't understand.
We ran a DNA sample and got a match
at the USAF databases.
Only the file has been classified.
I'm sorry, Colonel.
But this is all coming
as quite a surprise.
I find that hard to believe considering
you were the one
who had the file classified.
You were at the barn
when we got there.
Somehow you knew the shooter
was going to be there.
I demand to know how.
Colonel, we have a breach.
Lock it down now!
Suspect is on the move.
Third floor, the floors if necessary.
There. Keep moving.
Where is he?
Don't move.
What's he doing?
Where is he?
Suspect is moving to the roof.
On your knees. Now!
Don't move!
Put up your hands! Do it!
T ake him down.
We're in position ready for extraction.
You had him in a secure lockup.
How the hell did you lose him?
He had help, Sir, on the inside.
Whoever it was had to have
a level six clearance to
have access to the building.
All this time you've been suggesting
that there's a mole
in my administration.
Well, perhaps it's your house
that needs cleaning, Colonel.
Not my house, Mr. President.
The N.S.A.
It appears that there was a breach
in the agency
and I think
that I've identified the source.
The Deputy Director,
General Carrington.
I've known Ben Carrington
for over 20 years.
He's a friend.
Now if you're going to level
that kind of accusation at him
you had better have some hard evidence
to back it up.
I am in the process of
gathering information
and I will have it for you shortly.
Information isn't what we need,
What we need here is the shooter.
We'll find him.
You'd better.
The polls open in 72 hours.
Now if word gets out
that we lost the suspect
I'm officially out of a job.
And so you are you!
Sir, Doctor Kimmler
would like to see you.
I'm in the middle of a man hunt here,
What's the emergency?
One of our agents was poisoned
with Trizitherol.
But I thought you'd want to see
this right away.
This is where we set you up.
Come and go as you please.
No one asks any questions.
You liked to keep a few things
in here in case it hit the fan.
A few things, huh?
Billionaire industrialist,
Jasper Winthrow appeared
before Congress today.
The President of telecommunications
giant RMP Telecom
is the latest high-profile executive
to publicly endorse
the T elecommunications Security Act.
That's the controversial bill that
would allow federal law enforcement to
access Americans' phone records
and e-mail accounts
without obtaining warrants.
I believe that
the telecommunications industry
has an obligation to protect
the privacy of its customers.
Big Brother has officially arrived.
Can't trust the government.
That's for sure.
Did Ames go hard on you?
Sorry, I have to ask.
Did you tell them anything?
They gave me these drugs though.
They made me feel a certain way
and seeing things.
What kind of things?
It's these visions.
They're different this time.
Less scattered.
I don't think they're dreams.
They're memories.
What do you remember?
A lot of glass on the floor.
It was like an old factory
or some place.
They took me there to question me.
A lot of men in suits.
What about their faces?
Did you see their faces?
I saw people.
I can't put a face to anyone
except for Mongoose.
I think you should get some sleep.
Yeah, maybe you're right.
I'll be in the next room
if you need anything.
Hey, Jones.
I'm sorry.
For what?
For not remembering you.
Thank you.
Sleep tight.
...is under attack.
Because of your bravery
we don't have to
Mr. President.
Have you been here all night?
The polls open in two days, Calvin.
Then it's all over.
You need to get some rest.
Calvin, it's over.
We lost the shooter.
There still might be a way
to save face.
And the shooter may have pulled
the trigger but he didn't act alone.
He had accomplices.
Accomplices within this administration.
Amos was following that thread
from the beginning.
It went nowhere.
Amos isn't competent.
He had the shooter in his custody
and he lost him.
What are you proposing?
Let me take over the investigation,
Joseph. This is my house.
If someone in the administration is
behind this I will find out who it is.
Okay. I'm giving you the authority.
Now I'll need to speak with everyone.
Full access to all files
and documents including
senior staff and cabinet members.
Whatever it takes.
We don't have time to play politics.
"Like a deer caught
in the headlights..."
I heard his voice but
I couldn't put a face to it.
And there was a pin on his lapel.
Had an American flag.
Something a politician might wear.
I don't know.
So he could have been
a public official.
Possibly someone of high rank.
I know you're frustrated
but we can't stop now.
These men are traitors.
T ake a look at this.
Fresh search turned this up.
Significant activity from a
decommissioned military facility
in Northern Montana.
It's off the books.
No mention a re-commission in any
of the armed forces records.
Jack McCall. Former Colonel.
He served Rowland in Iraq.
He was discharged
after the Haditha incident.
Rowland to carry out the assassination.
McCall to oversee
the paramilitary unit.
These are the foot soldiers
of the conspiracy.
They carried out the recent attacks.
Deploying men from overseas.
But now they've moved on
to American soil they're mobilizing.
For what?
Stage one was the assassination.
Stage two the terror attacks.
We believe stage
three will be a major strike
on a domestic target timed to coincide
with the upcoming elections.
Well, you're the NSA.
Alert the military.
You don't understand.
These people are the military.
There's no way someone
like McCall could operate
like this under the radar
without help from higher up.
How high?
It's possible the Secretary of Defence
is involved.
If McCall gets word that
the location's been compromised
he'll pull out and redeploy.
We've got a small window
to gather information
and identify the target.
This is where you come in.
McCall and Rowland were very close.
As far as McCall is concerned Rowland
is still alive.
Another suicide mission.
The polls open in two days.
We've got to identify the target.
Are you serious?
I'm done being Steve Rowland.
You can't just leave.
Watch me.
Son, don't do this.
I want to know my name
and I want to know now!
I told you only the man who recruited
you knows your identity.
I don't buy it. There's more.
You tell me now.
Do you think I'd hesitate sending
to your death just
because you're having
an identity crisis?
We're at war.
You may not remember it,
but you accepted the mission.
You knew the risks.
Why would I have accepted the mission?
Because you had nothing
left to live for.
What the hell are you saying to me?
Your name is Ross T anner.
You were a Special Ops agent assigned
to central.
You had a family...
Sarin gas attacks
in the Chicago subways.
There were twenty-one victims.
Your wife and daughter were killed.
The man who launched this operation,
he gave you the opportunity
to take down the people
who killed your wife and daughter.
Your identity was kept a secret
from us to protect you.
It was only after we lost contact
with you that we were told all of this.
You could have told me before.
You feel completely off the radar.
You didn't try to make contact.
As far as we knew you were AWOL.
And when you did surface well,
let's just say your behaviour
didn't inspire confidence.
The man who recruited you,
he sent us this.
Your personal affects.
Apparently you gave them to him
for safe keeping.
We'll give you a moment.
It's an honor serving with you.
You just have to follow your instincts.
That's what I've been doing.
It's all I have.
I don't think I can do this.
Yes, you can.
I know Ross T anner.
I know you can do this.
You don't know what
it's like to live this way.
I hate it.
Everybody I meet, everybody,
they get killed.
It wasn't always like that.
Well, that's the only way
I remember it.
Guards down. I'm going in.
I'm at the extraction point.
Anything happens radio me.
Otherwise we stay silent.
The package is being prepped
as we speak.
It should be en route within the hour.
We'll meet at Mr. Winthrow's tomorrow.
The others will be pleased to hear
that we're on schedule.
You should be proud Colonel.
You've served our cause well.
Now you know what must be done.
Yes, Sir.
Hello. Steve.
It's good to see you.
You shouldn't have come back.
What happened? Run out of money?
Didn't take the retirement?
You don't know, uh?
They didn't tell you.
The Mongoose and the others tried
to kill me.
Obviously, Number 1 had something
to do with it.
You remember what you said to me
when we started down this road?
Let's not get sentimental okay?
We always knew we were expendable.
No one man was bigger than the cause.
Don't test me. You're expendable too.
What happened to you, Steve?
The election day attack.
I want to know the target.
That's why you're back?
A little near-death experience you
lose your spine?
A lot of innocent people could die.
I won't let that happen.
Casualties of war.
A necessary evil.
The only thing people respond
to is terror.
You strike enough fear in their hearts
they'll let you do anything.
Anything at all to protect them.
Give me the target
or you die right now.
I'm already dead.
No. No.
Security breach!
Here at Arlington National Cemetery
dignitaries and DC power players are
arriving for the funeral
of Nelson Wagstaff,
veteran of the Korean War,
respected judge and former Senator.
He was tragically killed in
the McCarran T unnel terror attack.
Among those attending today
is President Joseph Galbrain,
set to go to the polls tomorrow against
Wally Sheridan.
I understand Senator Wagstaff
was a personal friend.
On behalf of myself, my family
and the entire administration please
accept my deepest sympathies.
Well, thank you, Mr. President.
I admit it has been a trying year.
Unfortunately, the show must go on.
Would you excuse us?
The Sheridan's have a knack for timing.
Sally's death put Wally in the running.
And now the
McCarran Airport Tunnel bombing
is going to put him in the White House.
No, you're wrong, Sir.
The American people will vote
with their heads not with their hearts.
That guy. Blow him up.
- Be proud.
Now you know what must be done.
That's him.
That's the one, he was
on the video conference. McCall.
What do you have?
He got one. It's Wax.
That makes sense.
Wax has pulled the strings every
since Galbrain took office.
There's more.
There's a woman in a bio-hazard
suit assembling
some kind of explosive device.
We think it's nuclear.
Nuclear? Have you been
able to determine a target?
We know it's somewhere in Maryland,
a polling station.
We're still trying to pinpoint
which one.
Are you sure?
It was Xlll. I saw him.
All right. So what did he see?
The package.
And whatever he found
in McCall's bunker.
The Operation files?
They were all on disc and encrypted.
Then he doesn't know
the exact location.
Proceed with the delivery.
The schedule remains the same.
Copy that.
General Carrington. We need to talk.
I just buried a friend, Colonel.
Why the hell was I dismissed
from the case?
I don't know.
I find that hard to believe.
You have the president's ear,
you didn't know?
That's right.
But I'm sure Calvin Wax did.
And President Galbrain didn't ask you
for a consult?
That's right.
I suggested that the assassination
was a domestic attack.
You told me not to point fingers.
I was close to linking the shooting
to the administration
and now I'm pulled off the case.
What are you suggesting?
Who are you covering for?
Pardon me?
Is it someone higher up
in the administration
or are you covering for yourself?
You're out of line, Colonel.
You were at your cabin with the shooter
before we got there.
You had the personnel file classified.
You lied to me before.
You're lying to me now.
I'm your ally. I'm not your enemy.
I'm your friend.
And I hope to hell you have a lot more
because you're going to need them.
You screwed up.
You let the shooter escape.
Get me Agent Standwell.
Ben, wait. Wait. I'm out of line.
But I am struggling
to piece this together.
We need to talk.
Lafayette Park, Jackson Memorial.
We'll talk there.
General Carrington?
What's going on?
I have orders to take you
into custody.
On what charge?
High treason.
Who authorized this?
I'm not at liberty to say.
That's not necessary.
Step back, Sir.
I don't want to have to arrest you
for obstructing justice.
Again, if you're just joining us,
an un-named source has told USN News
that the suspect in the Sally Sheridan
assassination has escaped from custody.
We're still waiting on confirmation
from the White House.
I want you to pull up everything
you've can on Colonel Amos.
Service records, tax returns.
I don't care if you have to make it up.
But you find something negative
and you get it out there.
You got it.
All right, listen up people.
Colonel Amos was conducting
an independent investigation
under the authority of the NSA.
He was assigned to the case
by General Carrington,
who has since been arrested
and charged with high treason.
At no time...
no time did Colonel Amos
have any direct communication
with the White House
or with the President.
Is that understood?
Good. Now I want to hear that coming
from her.
I told you to hold all my calls.
I understand, but I really think
you need to take this one.
It came in on line 13.
This will just take a minute.
Put it through and run a trace.
Yes, Sir.
Stand by.
The line's hot.
Go ahead.
I know who you are.
I'm coming for you.
Were you able to trace it?
The call came from a payphone
in Dupont Circle.
Xlll is here.
Ten blocks away.
Governor Sheridan.
Governor Sheridan.
Can you comment on the arrest
of General Ben Carrington?
Well, I think it's a travesty.
What started out
as an investigation
into my sister's death has turned
into a witch hunt.
President Galbrain is so desperate
to save face
that he's turning on members
of his own administration.
The American people won't stand for
such incompetence.
And they will let the president know
that at the polls tomorrow.
You wanted to see me in person?
He's here.
XI I I. He is here.
He called me himself.
What did he say?
He said he's coming for me.
Good. Let him. It'll make it easier.
Look, I am not going to be bait.
I'm afraid you have no choice.
He's on the hunt.
As long as I stay close you stay alive.
Sam, you helped me find where
the Indian goes.
Now I'm enlisting your expertise
once again.
I need to know where these photos
were taken.
Please help me.
I don't know who else I can trust.
They had Colonel Amos removed
from the assassination probe.
Arrested Carrington.
Now I'm out of a job.
I've been suspended pending
the investigation.
They took my key card.
Seized my files.
They're insulating themselves.
T aking everyone
who can hurt them out of play.
Here I want to show you something.
It's the endgame. The election.
The election?
Killing Sally Sheridan got their man
into office.
Now they've got to keep him there.
A nuclear strike on election day.
The whole country will be put
into a tailspin.
Wax will have Galbrain declare
a state of emergency.
Cancel the elections.
It says here there are over
How are we supposed to know
which one they're going to hit?
Wax is the key.
If we can get to him we'll
find the location.
We have no access, no surveillance.
How are we supposed to
White House Chief of Staff?
Mentioned something to McCall
about a meeting tonight.
He didn't say where
but he mentioned a name.
Billionaire industrialist, Jasper...
Jasper Winthrow...
- has an obligation...
Jasper Winthrow.
Winthrow is CEO of
Standard Electronics.
RMP Telelcom is one of
the interests he oversees.
Here's a list of
their subsidiary companies.
ABN, Deacon Chemical,
Stratus Dynamics.
That's the crown jewel.
Second largest military contractor
in the world.
And he obviously has an interest
with the country being at war.
Sally Sheridan scaled down
our presence in Iraq.
Cut billions in the defence fund.
She was bad for business.
What is it?
I've seen that symbol. I was there.
That's where they took me.
Ardent Glass.
It's one of Standard's holdings,
Winthrow is on the board.
Where are they based?
Monterey, Mexico.
Recently moved their US
manufacturing there.
Press release is dated May 22nd.
Where were they based before?
Main plant was in Petersburg,
Thirty minute flight from DC.
That's it. That's where I was.
As governor of Illinois,
Joseph Galbrain voted to cut
the Marines by one-fourth.
The Navy fleet by one-half.
He even voted to slash intelligence
programs crucial to the war on terror.
His policies
left the country vulnerable.
Then on Veterans' Day
he finally paid the price...
America lost a great president.
And in this time of crisis who do
we have to turn to for leadership?
When it comes to our security,
Joseph Galbrain isn't the solution.
He's the problem.
On November 9th vote for a strong
and safe America.
Vote for Wally Sheridan.
You got to be kidding me.
You always liked the big ones.
It's 160 miles to Petersburg.
We can be there in two hours.
I'm going alone.
No, you're not.
Well, Carrington's in prison.
We're all that's left.
We can't risk something happening
to both of us. Not now.
It has to be this way.
You know that.
Just listen to me...
Xlll was in custody for eight hours
before he escaped.
We don't know what he told Amos.
Mr. Winthrow has plants on the inside.
Agent Kohn confirmed Xlll
didn't divulge anything.
Agent Kohn is dead.
So is Colonel McCall.
Do you see a trend here?
Last night the Montana facility
was breached.
It was Xlll.
He found his way back to McCall.
XX has possession of the package
and is on schedule.
It's too risky. We have to assume that
the operation has been compromised.
What are you suggesting, Norman?
We have to stand down.
Let the election play out.
It's the only way to insulate ourselves.
We can't. Not now. We're too close.
Besides our men
have paid too high a price.
They proved their commitment now
we need to prove ours.
Rowland was one of ours too.
What is that supposed to mean?
Don't you know why he's back?
Why he's surfaced after all this time?
We tried to kill him
and now he wants his revenge.
He already took out Kohn and McCall.
We're next.
Xlll may be a threat,
but he's just one man.
We're an army.
Armies fall, Mr. Wax,
if they're vulnerable,
no matter what the size.
David vs. Goliath.
You remember how that ended?
Your sidearm, please.
if you wish to resign
I don't believe anyone will stop you.
Now you must renew your allegiance
or resign immediately.
You need to remember why we're here.
What we're trying to accomplish.
We've all made sacrifices.
Some of us more than others.
Haven't we, Mr. Shipley?
This country was born from revolution.
It will be saved by revolution.
That is our cause
and it is a noble one.
If you would rather save yourself
than save your own country...
well, may God save your soul.
We took a vow, gentlemen.
We will succeed or we will die.
A cancer has grown within
the very institutions
of our government sworn to protect us.
Our country has been allowed
to slide into depravity.
We are weak in the eyes of our enemies.
T omorrow a new chapter
in American history begins.
In the place where the father performed
the sacred cleansing
we will perform a cleansing of our own.
He's here.
He's probably watching as we speak.
T ake the others and leave.
I'm going to end this.
You should have died
that night right here.
But they wouldn't listen.
T ake the plane.
When he's conscious grill him again.
When you're done dump the body.
It's a bad idea.
The plane.
The plane.
Twelve thousand feet.
I had you dead to rights.
You still don't get it, do you?
Steve Rowland's dead.
He died the night of
the assassination.
I was put in to play just
to keep you looking.
Look at me. Look in my eyes.
You don't forget the eyes of
a man you killed.
You killed Steve Rowland.
Who are you then?
All I have is a name
- Ross T anner.
You took everything else.
Secretary of Defence Shipley.
Are you sure?
And these are just the ones I remember.
These are some of the most powerful men
in the country.
Well, they're about
to become more powerful.
What are you thinking?
We need to find that bomb.
But Wax never I D'd the target.
The bomb could be headed anywhere
in the state.
No, not anywhere.
He didn't name the target,
but hew made a reference to it.
A place where the father...
He said something 'Where the father
performed the sacred cleansing',
cleaning or something.
Sounds like a religious reference.
Got a Bible?
Hold on. I think I found something.
New Testament Book of John.
Jesus cures the sick with holy water
at a sacred pool called Bethesda.
Bethesda, Maryland.
Four hours from DC.
That's got to be it.
The Justice Department
has accused you of high treason.
Has anybody told you the grounds
for the charges?
Conspiring to kill the President.
They claim they have evidence
linking me to Xlll.
The personnel file,
the one you classified,
that's it, isn't it?
You know, we have about three minutes
until the guards realize
I'm not authorized to be here.
Then you better leave.
Hey, I've seen your visitor's log.
Your power player friends are
not exactly lining up to help you.
You need me. I cannot help you
unless you tell me the truth.
What do you want to know?
I want to know the real reason
you were at that cabin.
And I want to know why you classified
that personnel file.
He's not who you think he is.
The man you saw at the cabin
did not kill the president.
We have evidence.
I'm not disputing the evidence.
Then you know that we have a video
that shows he shot Sally Sheridan.
You're not listening to me,
The man you saw at the cabin,
the man you had in custody
did not kill President Sheridan.
I'm sorry, Colonel.
I wish I could help you
in this matter.
Perhaps someone in my office
can assist you.
Is there anyone in particular
I should ask for?
There are five polling stations
in Bethesda, Maryland.
I had bomb threats called in
to all of them.
No, local law enforcement won't be
able to handle that kind of security.
Bomber will slip right by them.
I lost my access.
There's not much else we can do.
Yes, there is. I saw her.
I know what she looks like.
We don't know where to find her.
Right here, City Hall.
There's 11,000 voters registered there.
Most in the county.
Central location. Densely populated.
Ideal blast radius
for maximum casualties.
What do you want, Colonel Amos?
You can relax, Miss Jones.
I'm not here to arrest you
I just want to talk.
Can't help you, Colonel,
I've been suspended pending
the investigation.
We both know the real reason
you were suspended.
I was taken off the case
for the same reason.
General Carrington was arrested
for the same reason.
They're afraid of what
we might find out.
I'm sorry. My lawyer's advised me
not to speak to anyone.
We're on the same team.
I know.
Then why do you have a weapon hidden
behind your back?
That's not necessary.
What are you doing here?
How did you find me?
General Carrington sent me.
Suggested I speak to you.
Said I should mention a Mr. T anner.
What else did he say?
He wouldn't be specific.
But he suggested that Xlll
didn't kill the president
and I'm inclined to believe him.
And why is that?
The man we captured
was questioned extensively.
Despite my best efforts he wouldn't
name his co-conspirators.
Now I know why.
He doesn't know who they are.
He doesn't know who they are
because he didn't kill Sally Sheridan.
You're right about that.
I didn't kill the president.
But I know who did.
Who, Mr. Tanner?
You don't get to ask
the questions this time.
I am sorry about what happened,
but you would have done
the exact same thing
if you were in my shoes
and you know it.
You also know that I could have
brought the cavalry with me.
I came alone.
You have no idea how high up
this goes.
Then tell me.
It's all clear.
Copy that.
And you were the bait?
Yeah. And they bit.
Jasper Winthrow, Ellery Shipley,
Calvin Wax,
the Secretary of Defence,
the Chief of Staff.
This was not just an assassination
it was a palace coup.
President Galbrain,
do you think he's involved?
No, not knowingly.
But Calvin Wax was his closest aide.
He has Galbrain's ear.
They just didn't count on Wally Sheridan
taking over the Republican nomination.
Suddenly they had an election to win.
My escape led to a political disaster.
The coup failed. Wally Sheridan
is going to win the election.
These men infiltrated
the highest branches of the government.
They killed the president.
They are never going to leave their fate
in the hands of the voters.
The polls open in six hours.
Which is exactly when
they're going to strike... right here.
It's a polling station in Bethesda,
They have a dirty bomb.
A nuclear attack on American soil
on election day. That is insane.
Not to them. T o them it's insurance.
We have to evacuate
that entire county.
I need to talk to Langley in FEMA.
No. No. The conspirators find out
that something's wrong
they will divert the bomb.
They can set it off anywhere.
Right now we know where
the bomb is headed.
We can go there, find it.
It's the only chance
we got to stop them.
What can I do?
You still have
your White House clearance?
For now.
Okay. You get close to Wax.
Keep your eye on him.
He's the one calling the shots.
We're overlooking one thing.
Calvin Wax is senior staff.
As long as he's inside
the White House he's untouchable.
Yes. But he will leave eventually.
And when he does...
A lot of attention was paid to
this DC area voting station
where both candidates appeared
this morning to cast their ballots.
Early exit polls show Wally Sheridan
has taken the lead
in both Virginia and Florida.
Two battleground states that could
determine the outcome of the election.
The cellular customer you are trying
to reach is unable to take your call.
Nothing on my end.
Place is looked down.
She's going to have to come in
through the front door.
Could I get you
to step over here please?
Arms and legs apart.
Go ahead.
Can you cover for me?
Yeah, no problem.
I got her. She's in the lobby.
I'm on my way.
I'm approaching now.
Sir, this area is off limits.
He's fainted. Get help.
What happened here?
I don't know. He just fainted.
Who did this?
He went that way.
I've a man down.
Suspect is in the east wing.
All units respond.
We've been made.
Down there.
Code 6. I repeat. Code 6.
We are hearing now
that the State of lowa
will go to Republican candidate
Wally Sheridan.
With nearly 80% of precincts reporting,
Republican candidate,
Wally Sheridan, appears to hold
an insurmountable lead.
That package should
have been delivered by now.
What the hell is going on?
I don't know. The courier was supposed
to call if there were any delays.
Now she's unreachable.
She's not the only one.
I've been trying to reach
the Mongoose all day.
It's Xlll.
Less than four hours
until polls close.
And while it's still too early
to declare an official winner
it looks as though Wally Sheridan
is going to hold on to Utah and Nevada.
And thus secure the 270 electoral votes
needed to claim the presidency.
It's over.
Galbrain's going to lose the election.
Either way Calvin Wax is out of a job.
Colonel Amos. I'm glad you came.
It's good to see you again, Sir.
Likewise. I'm sorry about
the way things turned out.
I hope there are no hard feelings.
Of course not, Mr. President.
I think it's time you showed it to me.
Sorry, Sir. Showed you what?
The concession speech, Calvin.
You fought hard, Sir.
You deserved this election.
No. I let Sheridan put me
on the defensive.
The American people will tolerate
a lot of things from their president;
deception even outright lies.
But the one thing
they won't tolerate
is weakness.
Well, you know,
if you'll excuse me, Sir,
I'd like to attend to a personal matter.
Of course. Then try to get some sleep.
Calvin, it's been
a real privilege serving with you.
The feeling is mutual, Sir.
Call my driver.
And forward all calls to the house line.
I'm in the White House. Wax is leaving.
He bolted when Galbrain told him
he was going to concede the election.
Where to?
The cellular customer you are trying
to reach is unable to take your call.
Don't move.
You're persistent, Rowland.
You're very persistent
I will give you that.
Steve Rowland's dead.
He died from his wounds on the day
of the assassination.
So who are you, his twin brother?
Major Ross T anner.
General Carrington enlisted me
for an undercover assignment.
You killed a president and dozens
of innocent people.
It's my job to find out why.
Hey! You just lost an election.
Do you want to lose
a hand on the same day?
You know, all this time,
and you still haven't figured it out
have you?
You don't know anything.
I know this. It's over.
Oh, no. It's only the beginning.
The bombings,
the election that's just a preamble.
It's a new world order,
Agent Tanner.
America is weak but it will soon be
restored to its proper stature.
My only regret is that
I won't be around to see it happen.
After thorough examination
of the evidence our investigators
have linked the attempted strike
on Bethesda
to a paramilitary organization based
in the United States.
It is through this covert
unit that former Secretary of Defence,
Ellery Shipley, recruited
disenfranchised American soldiers
to carry out the handy work of
his fellow conspirators.
The plot was set in motion
with the assassination of my sister,
former President Sally Sheridan.
And were it not for the heroic
efforts of Federal law enforcement
it would have culminated in
a nuclear strike on American soil.
Ladies and gentlemen,
this plot was nothing short of a coup.
A conspiracy aimed
at destabilizing the country
and undermining the democratic process.
The conspirators themselves are some of
the most powerful people in America.
Men like former Secretary of Defence,
Ellery Shipley,
men like CEO of Standard Electronics,
Jasper Winthrow.
But I assure you they are not Americans.
They are traitors.
These men killed my sister
to put Joseph Galbrain in office
and gain effective
control of the presidency.
Then, when it appeared
they were about to lose their power,
they attempted to sabotage the election
by doing something
even more abhorrent -
sacrificing the lives of
their fellow Americans.
Now in the light of these findings
I have asked President Galbrain
to resign the presidency.
He has agreed and has promised his full
cooperation with our investigation.
The Speaker of the House will assume full
executive powers
until my inauguration.
But, be assured,
all of the men
responsible for this dark chapter
in American history have been caught
or killed.
Including the man responsible for
the assassination of my sister.
Homeland Security has confirmed
that they have identified
the body and that it is,
in fact, Steve Rowland...
the suspected assassin known as XI I I.
Apparently I'm looking at a ghost.
So what are you going to do
after your surgery?
Start looking.
For what?
My answers.
Some things aren't worth going back to.
Losing your memory,
that could be a blessing.
A fresh start.
I'm tired of running, Sir.
He's got a hard head.
Amen for that.
What's going on here?
Someone wanted to have a word
with you before you left.
I'm sorry. I know you're not him,
but it's still difficult.
If we'd met a few days ago
I would have killed you myself.
Now I would feel honored
just to shake your hand.
It's rare that a single individual has
such a profound affect
on the course of history.
If it weren't for you thousands
would have died.
Our government would have fallen
and two centuries of American democracy
would have come undone.
Of course, the American people
will never know the sacrifices
you've made for your country.
But, on their behalf,
I would like to thank you.
Thank you, Sir.
The runway's been cleared.
We need to board.
God speed, Mr. T anner.
It was an honor to serve you, Sir.
The honor was all mine.
This got this from the plastic surgeon.
Okay, the moment of truth.
Let's see what we got.
Says here, the first step
will be to lower the brow line.
For that the dermis is detached
and the orbital bone filed down.
Once that is healed we can proceed
to re-sculpting your nose and chin.
Excuse me.
Hey, it's me.
Hey, Sam.
Hi. So are you still going by Xlll
or do you have a proper name now?
It's Ross actually.
That's original.
So did you get my package?
Yeah, I'm looking at
the photos right now.
Okay, skyline is Chicago.
Looks like one of the major parks.
I can download some maps
and try to match the topography.
That would be great. Thanks.
So who is the lady?
Just someone I need to find.
Well, I don't know if these
are going to help you find her.
Why's that?
Because the shots were manipulated.
The shadow below the nose does not
match the position of the sun.
Plus the pixilation is off.
Hold on. What are you saying to me?
I'm saying the lady and her kid
were never at that park with a guy.
Someone digitally inserted them
into the shots.
Hey, you there?
I'm going to have to call you back.
What's wrong?
The photographs you
and Carrington gave me.
They were fakes.
Digitally manipulated.
You didn't know that?
No. What are you talking about?
Why did you two lie to me again?
We didn't lie.
You told me I was Ross T anner.
You gave me photographs of my dead wife
and my dead daughter.
Because that is what I was told.
By who?
The man who recruited you.
Well, then who's the man?
What's his name?
I don't know his name.
Then get Carrington on the phone.
I want to know.
You could ask Carrington
but he'll tell you the old man
could only be reached
with double blind contacts
and shadow intermediaries
for everyone's security.
Plausible deniability.
Something's not right here
and it's not just the photos.
It's everything.
The way this conspiracy was exposed.
It was way too easy,
way too convenient.
No. It's over. We took them down.
You don't know anything.
Don't move. It's over.
No, no, it's only the beginning.
Before Wax killed himself
he said the elections
and the bombings they were
just the beginning.
Something else is going on here
and we're just not seeing it.
As president my first priority
will be to keep this country safe.
So let this serve as a warning for
those wish to do harm to our nation.
America will be strong.
We will no longer stand idle waiting
to be attacked,
like a deer caught in the headlights.
Like a deer caught in the headlights.
Who did you talk to? What do they know?
America is under attack.
Because of your bravery
we don't have to live
in fear anymore
like a deer caught
in the headlights.
Our grief has turned to anger
and our anger to resolution.
The cowards who committed these
treacherous crimes have been defeated.
But the threat
they posed still lingers.
It lingers...
And may God bless
the United States of America.
It lingers in the oppressive policies
of foreign regimes.
It lingers in zealotry
and fundamentalists
who would spill blood
in the name of religion.
What are you thinking?
Especially it lingers in the hearts
of those who hate America.
Hate us for our freedoms.
For our very way of life which allows...
Wax wasn't Number 1. He was.
...people who will stop
at nothing to destroy us.
But we know that they can never win.
We know this because we are guided
by a power larger than ourselves.
Wally Sheridan?
That's impossible.
They killed Sally Sheridan knowing
it would put Galbrain
into the White House.
The bomb wasn't supposed
to keep him in power.
It was supposed to wipe out
the entire US government.
With Wax calling the shots,
pulling the strings Galgrain never stood
a chance for re-election.
If they knew Wally would win
why go through with a dirty bomb?
'Cause they wanted
more than the presidency.
They wanted totalitarian control.
Fascism. They needed a crisis severe
enough that the American public
would accept.
Oh, my God. So the only thing standing
between democracy
and dictatorship would be
the president.
May God bless us all.
And may God bless the
United States of America.
We're going back.