Man, Pierce is a freaking genius. Wayne Palmer gets knocked out and like 7 or 8 bad guys are coming. Pierce fends them off a little, allowing himself enough time to pick up Palmer, throw him in a truck and go around to the other side, start it up and drive off. First the 5 kills with 5 bullets to protect the First Lady and the Russian President and his wife and now this. Talk about a clutch performer.
Going into the episode, having read the previews, I was thinking it might have been the end of Jack and Aubrey, really. But, Jack did his job and keep the relationship intact. Amazing.