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Battle at the helicopter
Helicopter attack
December 30, 2004
Others victory

The battle at the helicopter was the climax of the tension between the Others and the mercenary team. This battle was the final defeat of the mercenary team: Kocol, Lacour, Redfern, and Omar were killed in the attack, and Keamy was badly wounded and killed shortly afterward.


Charles Widmore sent the mercenary team on a mission to the Island aboard the Kahana. ("The Other Woman")

Following the secondary protocol, the mercenary team's orders were to capture Benjamin Linus and "torch the Island". ("Cabin Fever")

Having successfully captured Linus, Martin Keamy, the mercenary team's leader, and his men returned to the helicopter; however, prior to his capture, Linus had signaled his people who waited at the helicopter to ambush the mercenaries. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1")

Initial strike

Keamy prepares for the attack.

Kate was sent unarmed to infiltrate the mercenary team and remain with Benjamin Linus during the attack. Running up to the mercenaries, panting and out of breath, Kate claimed she was being chased by "his people", motioning towards Ben. Keamy sent Lacour and Kocol to scout the nearby woods, while Redfern guarded the flank.

The Others' assault used primitive, conventional, and high-tech weapons and methods: an Other killed Kocol by jumping out of a tree and snapping his neck; Lacour by snaring his legs and tripping him, presumably killing him off-screen by an unknown method; and lethally shocking Redfern with a stun dart.

Gunfire was then exchanged between both sides, and sensing an opportunity to flee, Kate led Ben out of the fray and into the jungle. As soon as Ben was away, an Other threw a grenade at the helicopter. The helicopter's pilot, Frank Lapidus, who was handcuffed inside, shouted a warning and Keamy kicked the grenade away, accidentally killing his comrade Omar.

Keamy pursued Kate and Ben into the jungle, where he was ambushed by Sayid and the two engaged in hand-to-hand combat. Keamy overcame Sayid, but Richard Alpert came from behind, shooting Keamy in the back.


Richard shoots Keamy.

The mercenaries were all killed, except for Keamy, who was saved by an armored flak jacket and his ability to feign death. Keamy proceeded to the Orchid and traveled down the elevator to the station. After stating that Richard was "Ben's boyfriend" and a coward who shot him (Keamy) in the back, he taunted Ben enough to eventually be killed by him. This set off the dead man's trigger, which destroyed the Kahana. ("There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3")


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