Even though FBI Agent Hannah Wells (Maggie Q) has state-of-the-art equipment at her disposal, it's not going to be easy doing what she has to do. The pressure is on. The President wants answers! So do the American people!
For a guy who's about to address the nation, he's handling it quite well. He has no choice in the matter at the moment, so it's best he does present a calm exterior. Besides, it's Kiefer Sutherland and he can do anything!
Before the catastrophic events later in the day, Tom was just the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He's at a meeting with his chief of staff, Emily Rhodes (Italia Ricci) to talk about the upcoming State of the Union address.