My fantasy baseball team this year was named WORD UP THOME. The 'Jennie and Jim' storyline had me in tears with laughter.
"You can look the other way once, and it's no big deal, except it makes it easier for you to compromise the next time, and pretty soon that's all your doing; compromising, because that's the way you think things are done. You know those guys I busted? You think they were the bad guys? Because they weren't, they weren't bad guys, they were just like you and me. Except they compromised... Once." -- Jack Bauer
My thoughts exactly. He in no way appeared to be "walking over to Barrett." I also find it hard to believe that his slapping of the plate could be seen as inflammatory. It was basically the same as if he pumped his fist.