The US negotiates a deal trough the ICI: Saul is to be released in exchange for five of Haqqani's Taliban commanders being transferred to Pakistani custody. Dennis Boyd is arrested as his treason was discovered. Saul feels too guilty to cooperate, but is exchanged. On the way to the embassy, the US convoy is fired at, Pakistani troops deliberately wait, to ICI general Aasar Khan's horror, so the ambassador sends the marines, illegally. Dennis warns that this leaves the way open for the Taliban to intrude, especially as they know about the secret tunnel.