Kate Morgan : Jack, this phone is still recording.
[Kate presses the playback button, and Jack is alarmed at Cheng's voice]
Cheng Zhi : You're trying my patience, Ms. O'Brian. Do not cause any more trouble than you're worth.
Jack Bauer : Play it again. Play it again!
Cheng Zhi : [Kate presses the playback button again] You're trying my patience, Ms. O'Brian. Do not cause any more trouble than you're worth.
Kate Morgan : Do you recognize the voice?
Jack Bauer : I'll never forget it.
Kate Morgan : What does Cheng have to gain by starting a war between China and the United States?
Jack Bauer : Cheng was part of the old guard. Ten years ago, when the political landscape in China really started to shift, Cheng and a group of extremists pushed for complete power. He lost, then he was imprisoned. Up until today, the entire intelligence community thought he died there. Somehow, the Russians must have got him out.
Kate Morgan : All right, so the Russians are behind the attack on the carrier. That's a dangerous game, even for them.
Jack Bauer : This might not be official policy. This could be an off-book intelligence op. Either way, U.S. goes to war with China, Russia has a freer hand to expand in eastern Europe.
Kate Morgan : Yeah, I get that. What I don't get is why the hell is Mark Boudreau helping them?
Jack Bauer : We'll find out soon enough.