OK, did anybody follow what in the hell happened last night?

A. The Russian guy is on board with Fayed enough to show Fayed that he had been captured and bugged, and enough to allow his freakin' ARM to be SEVERED OFF with an AX in order to throw Bauer off the trail, but then 5 minutes later he turns Fayed in to an angry mob at a bar? WTF?

B. Palmer is WALKING after he almost dies from a coma induced by too much pressure in the brain? And then, after he narrowly escapes being overthrown by the VP he goes ahead and orders the SAME EXACT THING he was trying to make sure didn't happen?!? WTF?

Any and all hypotheses on what is going on are welcome.