Chloe is smart enough to understand that she's not the only smart person in the world. If she can reprogram an off-network satellite, there's somebody out there who can catch her doing it. It was bad writing for her not to realize that. But I'm really riled over the "negotiating with terrorists" thing. That was preposterous. When this is all over, Wayne Palmer will be remembered as "the President who negotiated with terrorists." If he's still alive.