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The members of the Freighter science team introduce themselves to the survivors.
Faraday helps the survivors get to the safety of the Freighter when Keamy and his team track Ben to Orchid.
Keamy led his mercenary team to the Orchid to capture Ben by any means necessary.

"F-Missions" is a term for when the members of the Freighter undertake a mission, such as shutting down the Tempest ("The Other Woman"), or capturing Ben Linus ("The Shape of Things to Come"). The term was built upon the secretive or duplicitous nature of these missions in contrast to the A-Missions, B-Missions, or O-Missions in which consensus on what needed to be done was usually well-voiced amongst those members. This duality and lack of consensus was highlighted during a heated conversation between Martin Keamy, head of the mercenary team aboard the freighter, and Captain Gault, supposed authority of the Kahana ("Cabin Fever"). An "F-Mission" refers to a mission comprised of Freighter agents either on the crew, science team, or mercenary team, which usually includes a combination of Faraday, Miles, Charlotte, Frank and Naomi, with Keamy as the major antithesis to the survivors' well-being.

KEAMY: ...and if Linus knows that we're gonna torch the Island, there's only one place that he can go.

GAULT: What do you mean, "torch the Island?" That was not the agreement. I agreed to ferry you here for an extraction mission.

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Definition

To be considered an "F-Mission", at least one Freighter member must be responsible for the idea of performing the mission, though one or more members of the "A-Team,", "B-Team" or even "O-Team" may support this plan. Additionally, any of the base members of the "F-Team:" Faraday, Miles, Charlotte, Frank and Naomi may assume leadership of a mission. This number has been supplemented from time to time as Keamy has stepped up to join them on the Island from the freighter.

An "F-Mission" is further defined here as a quest which may either directly aid or harm the survivors or the Others depending on who is leading the mission. Therefore, missions led by Naomi have different motives and outcomes than do missions led by Keamy.

The the term for a primary survivors mission is an "A-Mission," the term for a supportive or independent survivors mission is a "B-Mission," and the term for an Others mission is an "O-Mission." Each are interpreted as the foundations of the tactics and strategy behind the "F-Missions".

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Members

Picture Name Status Role Overview
Miles Alive Semi-leader, spiritualist Miles Straume, son of DHARMA Initiative scientist Pierre Chang, was the spiritualist on the science team assembled by Matthew Abaddon and led by Naomi to the Island. His skill of communicating with the dead has caused him to foresee ominous warnings and has kept him on-edge and frequently cautious.
Frank Alive Semi-leader, pilot Frank Lapidus was the pilot for the Freighter who brought the science team to the Island after Naomi failed to return from her expedition. A mild-mannered, agreeable man, he served as a pilot (both willingly and under duress) for most of his missions.
Faraday Dead Semi-leader, physicist Daniel Faraday, the son of Eloise Hawking and Charles Widmore, was the physicist on the science team assembled by Matthew Abaddon and led by Naomi to the Island. Although suffering from memory loss (resultant from his prolonged exposure to radiation in his Oxford experiments), he soon found himself slightly healed on the Island, as his passive and helpful nature soon found him leading many missions.
Charlotte Dead Semi-leader, cultural anthropologist Charlotte Lewis, raised on Island by her DHARMA Initiative parents, was the cultural anthropologist on the science team assembled by Matthew Abaddon and led by Naomi to the Island. She had a blunt and cynical demeanor to most of her team, except for Faraday who she had an affection for.
Naomi Dead Leader, technical skills, interrogator, soldier Naomi Dorrit was the leader of the science team and hired by Matthew Abaddon to ferry them to the Island. She was a commanding military operative who hid her agenda from the Freighter crew, though she served as an energetic and informative aid to the survivors.
Captain Gault Dead Leader, Freighter captain Captain Gault was the captain aboard the Freighter who brought the science team and mercenary team to the Island after Naomi failed to return from her expedition. Originally believed to be an intimidating, ruthless man, Gault was revealed to be more sympathetic to the survivors' cause and he sought to assure them that they were there to capture and transport Ben Linus.
Keamy Dead Leader, soldier, interrogator Martin Keamy was the leader of the mercenary team assembled by Charles Widmore to capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island." He was a highly skilled and cruelly relentless soldier who was known to exert lethal and intimidating force when his demands were failed to be adhered to (whether directed at friend or foe).
Omar Dead Follower, soldier Omar was a trooper in the mercenary team assembled by Charles Widmore to capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island." He was a loyal subordinate of Keamy and followed him in his mission to extract Ben Linus from the Island by any means necessary.
Kocol Dead Follower, soldier Kocol was a trooper in the mercenary team assembled by Charles Widmore to capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island."
Lacour Dead Follower, soldier Lacour was a trooper in the mercenary team assembled by Charles Widmore to capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island."
Redfern Dead Follower, soldier Redfern was a trooper in the mercenary team assembled by Charles Widmore to capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island."
Mayhew Dead Follower, soldier Mayhew was a trooper in the mercenary team assembled by Charles Widmore to capture Ben Linus and "torch the Island."

Season 4

In Season 4, the standard F-Mission was two-fold: explore the Island and capture Benjamin Linus. Of course there were two very different teams contracted for these overlapping assignments: the Science Team led by Naomi Dorrit and the Mercenary Team led by Martin Christopher Keamy. The Science Team included physicist Daniel Faraday, heir to the Eloise Hawking/Charles Widmore union in command of the Hostiles in the 1970s; spiritualist Miles Straume, son of DHARMA Initiative scientist Pierre Chang; and anthropologist Charlotte Lewis, another child of the Initiative. They were placed under the command and protection of Naomi Dorrit, who was hired by Matthew Abaddon, a spiritual journeyman working for Charles Widmore. The Mercenary Team was quite different in nature, comprised strictly of military-trained, black-ops specialists brought in for an extraction mission also at the behest of Charles Widmore. The crew of the Kahana, led by Captain Gault, was substantially minor when compared to the skills and charges of these respective teams, which eventually grew to interfere in each other's missions...

Follow the Island Coordinates

Follow the Island Coordinates
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "Catch-22", "D.O.C."
F-Team Members: Naomi
Also Involved: Desmond, Charlie, Hurley, Jin
Mission: To locate Desmond as per the coordinates given.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: Commissioned by Matthew Abaddon, who posed as a representative of Penelope Widmore, Naomi was given specific coordinates and took out a helicopter from the Freighter to survey what she believed to be nothing but ocean.
Discoveries: {{{discoveries}}}
Relation to Lost storyline: Upon reaching the Island, her helicopter's instruments malfunctioned and she was forced to bail out, impaling her side on a tree branch before being discovered by Desmond, Charlie, Hurley, and Jin. Naomi conveyed her backstory to Desmond and the other survivors, informing them that her company was hired by a woman named Penelope Widmore.

Make Contact with the Freighter

Make Contact with the Freighter
Outcome: Half-Accomplished, Although Naomi was able to recalibrate her satellite phone signal vis-à-vis the Freighter, she died shortly after warning the science team of her hostile environment.
Episodes: "Through the Looking Glass", "The Beginning of the End"
F-Team Members: Naomi, Minkowski, science team
Also Involved: Jack, Kate, Locke, additional survivors
Mission: To clear a channel for communication between Naomi and the Kahana.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: Having parachuted onto the Island when her helicopter went down, Naomi found herself being nursed back to health by the survivors of Oceanic 815, and informed them that they needed to clear a channel for her satellite phone so she could contact her boat.
Discoveries: Verified the location of the Island, the science team
Relation to Lost storyline: After Charlie sacrificed himself to succeed in his mission to disable the Looking Glass radio-signal jammer, Naomi realized her satellite phone is now able to contact her boat. At that very moment, she was impaled in the back by a knife thrown by Locke, who had specific orders to prevent contact with outsiders. Jack defied Locke’s threat and told the man on the phone that Naomi was with them and they sought rescue. Naomi died shortly thereafter, giving her coordinates to Minkowski in her final breath. This enabled her science team to travel to the Island and locate her signal.

Transport the Science Team to the Island

Transport the Science Team to the Island
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "The Beginning of the End", "Confirmed Dead"
F-Team Members: Faraday, Miles, Charlotte, Frank
Also Involved: Jack’s group, Locke’s group
Mission: To secure the science team’s safe transport to the Island with the helicopter.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: Upon receiving the signal from Naomi’s satellite phone, pilot Frank Lapidus transports Matthew Abaddon’s science team: Physicist Daniel Faraday, spiritualist Miles Straume, and cultural anthropologist Charlotte Lewis.
Discoveries: The science team, the helicopter, Ben has a man on the boat.
Relation to Lost storyline: During an electrical storm, the team is forced to parachute out of the helicopter. Faraday lands near the cockpit and is immediately intercepted by Jack and Kate; Miles hits the cove and passes out; and Charlotte gets snagged in a tree and intercepted by Locke’s group. Frank manages to touch down the helicopter safely on the Island. They tell the survivors that they are there to rescue them.

Locate Naomi’s Body

Locate Naomi’s Body
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "Confirmed Dead"
F-Team Members: Faraday, Miles
Also Involved: Jack, Kate
Mission: To find Naomi’s body and determine her cause of death.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: After receiving Naomi’s coordinates and parachuting onto the Island, Faraday and Miles attempt to rendezvous with the rest of the team, but are intercepted by Jack and Kate. Miles pulls a gun on Jack, demanding that Kate take him to Naomi, who he knows has died.
Discoveries: Ben has a man on the Kahana, Widmore wants Ben found, the Freighter members don't fully trust or know each other
Relation to Lost storyline: Applying his mediumship, Miles learns that Naomi was brutally attacked by Locke and realizes that the people on the beach do not want to hurt them. Still, Miles stay vigilant and aggressive until he is forcibly disarmed by Sayid and Juliet. They all regroup with a dazed Frank at the helicopter.

Receive the Payload

Receive the Payload
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "The Economist"
F-Team Members: Faraday, Frank, Regina
Also Involved: Jack
Mission: To receive the payload and conduct an experiment.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: While Sayid and Kate took Miles to infiltrate Locke’s group at the Barracks, Faraday began to set up a series of mechanical instruments. Frank informed Jack that they were harmless experiments that he did all the time back on the boat.
Discoveries: There is an exponential time difference between the island and the Freighter
Relation to Lost storyline: Faraday called Regina, asking her to send him the payload. She confirmed the launch, but it did nor arrive until 31 minutes after it was supposed to. Inside the payload was a clock, confirming that there was a delay in time between the island and the Freighter.

Find Ben Linus

Find Ben Linus
Outcome: Half-Accomplished, Miles located Ben at the Barracks but was imprisoned by Locke, preventing him from telling anyone about it.
Episodes: "Confirmed Dead", "The Economist", "Eggtown"
F-Team Members: Miles, Charlotte
Also Involved: Locke's group
Mission: To find Ben Linus alive on the Island.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: Under orders from Widmore, the Kahana was dispatched with two teams: a science team and a mercenary team. Both had different leaders and different agendas, yet certain figures in each group knew of Widmore's true intentions in commissioning the Freighter to find the Island: the location and capture of Benjamin Linus.
Discoveries: Miles’ bribe of $3.2 million, the Freighter has a detailed roster of Kate when they got her name from the satellite phone
Relation to Lost storyline: Miles knew full well that he was there to extract Ben Linus, and accompanied Sayid to the Barracks where Locke's group had fortified themselves with Ben. Yet, Miles was traded for Charlotte and was prevented from extracting a bribe from Ben in exchange for reporting his “death” back to the Freighter.

Help Desmond Find a Constant

Help Desmond Find a Constant
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "The Constant"
F-Team Members: Faraday, Minkowski, Ray, Frank
Also Involved: Desmond, Sayid
Mission: To return Desmond’s consciousness to the present day by finding him a constant that exists in both times.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: By following Faraday’s bearing of 305, Frank pilots the helicopter carrying Desmond, Sayid, and Naomi’s body off the Island. However, the electrical storm around the Island causes his bearings to go off mark temporarily and Desmond (being recent exposed to massive amounts of radiation and electromagnetism) becomes “unstuck in time.” His consciousness travels back and forth between 1996 and 2004, while he believes he is in 1996 in both times. Aboard the Freighter, Desmond is treated in the sick bay by Ray, while Sayid and Frank sneak down there to give him a satellite phone.
Discoveries: Temporal displacement, Faraday’s memory loss, Penny has been placing calls in the vicinity of the Island, there is a saboteur aboard the Freighter
Relation to Lost storyline: Faraday is on the phone (informed of Desmond’s condition), and tells Desmond to find him at Oxford when his consciousness once again reverts to 1996. He does so, gains Faraday’s trust, and is instructed by 1996-Faraday to find a constant that exists in both times or he will suffer a brain aneurysm and die. Desmond knows he must use the Freighter radio room to contact his love, Penny or he will die. After his consciousness flashes back and forth more rapidly, Desmond, Sayid, and Minkowski escape from the sick bay and make it to the radio room where Sayid repairs the phone and Minkowski dies from temporal displacement. Desmond calls Penny and tells her not to give up hope for their reunion, his mind restored to 2004.

Shut Down the Tempest

Shut Down the Tempest
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "The Other Woman"
F-Team Members: Faraday, Charlotte
Also Involved: Jack, Kate, Juliet
Mission: To shut down the Tempest by rendering the toxic gas inert.
Corresponding A-Mission: Intercept the Tempest Expedition
Corresponding O-Mission: None
Background: Faraday and Charlotte leave the beach camp abruptly in the middle of the night, proceeding directly to the Tempest, a DHARMA Station that experiments with and controls the distribution of toxic gas, with the intention to shut it down and render it inert. They run into Kate along the way (returning to the beach camp after being banished from Locke’s group), and knock her out when she starts rifling through their packs.
Discoveries: The Tempest station, toxic gas
Relation to Lost storyline: Upon arriving at the Tempest, Faraday begins to type furiously on the main console to override its apparent authority to release the toxic gas in an Island-wide attack similar to that of the Purge. Juliet catches up with them, with Jack, and Kate lagging behind. Juliet threatens Faraday at gunpoint to stop, believing he intends to release the gas. She is the attacked from behind by Charlotte who urges her to put down her gun and let Faraday finish his task. Faraday succeeds, and Charlotte offers to take Jack and Kate inside to show her how they just saved their lives.

Capture Ben (Pt. 1): Assault on the Barracks

Capture Ben (Pt. 1): Assault on the Barracks
Outcome: Failed
Episodes: "Ji Yeon", "Meet Kevin Johnson", "The Shape of Things to Come"
F-Team Members: Keamy, Omar, Kocol, Lacour, Redfern, Frank
Also Involved: Ben, Locke's group, Alex, Karl, Danielle Rousseau
Mission: To capture Ben Linus and bring him back to the Freighter.
Corresponding A-Mission: Defending the Barracks
Corresponding O-Mission: Evade Capture
Background: Embarking on their mission handed down by Charles Widmore, Keamy and his mercenaries reached the Island via helicopter (piloted by Frank) and initially encountered Alex, Karl, and Danielle Rousseau en route to the Temple to seek refuge with the Others. They shot Karl and Danielle and took Alex prisoner, giving them access through the sonar fence to the Barracks.
Discoveries: Ben's secret door
Relation to Lost storyline: While the initial assault killed several survivors, destroyed Claire's house, and rattled Locke's group, they refused to surrender Ben to the mercenaries, even after Keamy shockingly executed Alex right in front of his eyes. Due to what Ben summized as Charles Widmore "changing the rules," he summoned the Monster which effectively devastated the mercenaries and forced them into a full retreat.

Capture Ben (Pt. 2): Regroup on Freighter

Capture Ben (Pt. 2): Regroup on Freighter
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "Something Nice Back Home", "Cabin Fever"
F-Team Members: Keamy, Omar, Kocol, Lacour, Redfern, Frank, Captain Gault
Also Involved: Michael, Sayid, Desmond
Mission: To return to the Freighter, restock on supplies, treat Mayhew's injuries, and return to the Island to successfully capture Ben.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: Signal the Others
Background: Keamy's original plan was to simply capture Ben Linus and leave the Island. The failure of the first attempt at the Barracks led Keamy to review the plans for "torching the island," the Secondary Protocol.
Discoveries: Secondary Protocol
Relation to Lost storyline: Frank reported that Mayhew had died of his wounds, so Keamy took matters into his own hands. Omar hooked up a dead man’s trigger to Keamy and the mercenary team began to load the helicopter with guns and munitions for the return to the Island. Acting on Michael’s warning, Frank refused to fly the team back to Island, which prompted Keamy to slit Doc Ray’s throat and throw him overboard. Captain Gault pulled a gun on Keamy, but became distracted allowing Keamy to pull a gun and shoot him dead. The Freighter now leaderless, Frank relented to Keamy and started up the helicopter to return to the Island.

Capture Ben (Pt. 3): Stake-Out the Orchid

Capture Ben (Pt. 3): Stake-Out the Orchid
Outcome: Accomplished
Episodes: "Cabin Fever"
F-Team Members: Keamy, Omar, Kocol, Lacour, Redfern, Frank
Also Involved: Ben, Locke, Hurley
Mission: To capture Ben Linus and bring him back to the Freighter.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: Surrender to the Mercenaries
Background: With their munitions refueled and the Freighter in anarchy, the mercenary team followed the Secondary Protocol back to the Island and to the Orchid DHARMA station where Widmore believed Ben would go if he knew the Island was in imminent, grave danger. After handcuffingFrank to the helicopter for his earlier resistance, Keamy and his men arrived there first and waited for Ben to arrive in order to capture him.
Discoveries: The Orchid
Relation to Lost storyline: Laying in wait for their target, Ben stepped right out into the middle of the destroyed greenhouse with his hands in the air signaling his surrender. He was quickly identified by the mercenary team and pistol whipped by Keamy, who personally escorted him back to the helicopter.

Capture Ben (Pt. 4): Return to Freighter

Capture Ben (Pt. 4): Return to Freighter
Outcome: Failed
Episodes: "There's No Place Like Home, Part 1", "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3"
F-Team Members: Keamy, Omar, Kocol, Lacour, Redfern, Frank
Also Involved: Ben, Kate, Sayid, Richard, additional Others
Mission: Escort the captive Ben Linus to the helicopter and transport him back to the Freighter.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: Rescue Ben from the Mercenaries
Background: After subduing Ben at the Orchid, Keamy and his men were walking him back to the helicopter when Kate ran out of the jungle claiming that she was being chased by Ben’s people. This was a guise to draw out the troops, as they were stealthed one by one by the Others.
Discoveries: The Others have returned to their primitive roots, Alpert's deal with Kate and Sayid
Relation to Lost storyline: After his team is murdered by the Others and a live grenade kills Omar, Keamy charges into the jungle after Ben and Kate, only to be tackled by Sayid and thrown into close-quarter combat. He pins Sayid and nearly throttles him, when Richard appears and shoots him several times in the back, apparently killing him. Ben is cut free by the Others, and provides Kate and Sayid with the helicopter to leave the Island at their whim.

Capture Ben (Pt. 5): Last Stand in the Orchid

Capture Ben (Pt. 5): Last Stand in Orchid Station
Outcome: Failed
Episodes: "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 & 3"
F-Team Members: Keamy
Also Involved: Ben, Locke
Mission: To capture Ben Linus and bring him back to the Freighter, or kill him in the process.
Corresponding A-Mission: None
Corresponding O-Mission: Move the Island
Background: With his men dead and Ben about to escape his grasp, Keamy (surviving due to bulletproof vest) takes the elevator down to the secret Orchid station for a final attempt to subdue Ben and complete his mission. He reaches the secret underground section of the Orchid and finds the lights off and the television monitor flickering.
Discoveries: None
Relation to Lost storyline: Keamy taunts Ben to come out and face him, referencing Richard’s cowardice and the pathetic way in which Alex died. He is then met by Locke, who tells him to lower his knife. Keamy refuses but is attacked from behind by Ben, who knocks him down with his telescopic baton and stabs him in the throat with his own knife. In his last breath, Keamy tells Ben that no matter he goes, Widmore will find him. He then dies, disabling the signal on his dead man’s trigger, blowing up the Freighter.

Season Breakdown

  • Season 4 - Percentage Successful

57.2% (8/14)

  • Season 4 - Percentage Half-accomplished

21.4% (3/14)

  • Season 4 - Percentage Failed

21.4% (3/14)

See also


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