After watching the second season of 24, we were left with some questions concerning the chip that supposedly contained the source recordings that were mixed down to fabricate the cyprus recording. Why did someone make this chip, and who was it? While speculating about this, we came up with te following: fact: Wallace says the chip contains the source recordings that are mixed down to fabricate the cyprus recording fact: there is a tracking device on it, embedded in the sillicon fact: Kingsley uses this device to find the chip corollary: Kingsley put the tracking device on the chip fact: Hewitts signature is recovered from the data on the chip corollary: the data comes from Hewitt fact: Wallace claims he planted the cyprus recording in Syed Alis appartment corollary: Wallace is hired by Kingsley to plant the cyprus recordings there fact: in the hospital, one of Kingsleys men recognizes Wallace and checkes the wound in his chest corollary: Kingsleys men know Wallace has the chip implanted in his body fact: Wallace tells Bauer his transport team was taken out by his boss sometime after 12:00 am, this is around the time the nuke detonated fact: Bauer speculates that Kingsleys men use the device to track down Wallace to kill him corollary: Kingsley planned for Wallace to be killed by the nuke. when the bomb detonated without casualties, he decides to take him out. so the question remains: why does the chip exist? And who put the data on it? Perhaps it is also relevant to know how and when Wallace gets in possession of the chip? possible chain of events: Kingsley used the chip to give the audio files to Hewitt to construct the fake recordings and put the transponder on it to track it. Hewitt constructs the cyprus recording and adds it to the chip with his signature on it. Somehow Wallace collects the chip from Hewitt and copies it to a hard disk to plant it in Syed Alis appartment. He realizes the importance of the chip and decides to have it implanted. problem: no one mentioned the cyprus recordings were on the chip, they only talk about the source recordings. problem: why would Kingsley give incriminating material to Hewitt, when he has all kinds of recordings on his laptop? problem: Wallace making a hard disk seems out of character for such a born killer. problem: Wallace wants to use the chip to buy his way out of the country by contacting Bauer and trading the info with Kate Warner. How does Wallace know that Bauer is working on the nuke and that he has access to Kate? possible chain of events: Kingsley used the chip to give the audio files to Hewitt to construct the fake recordings and put the tracking on it to retrieve it. These are the only files on the chip. problem: There is no way to explain Hewitts signature on the chip. It is used in the series to connect Hewitt to this chip, for storyline purpose only. so here you have it. what is your take on this?