Holed up in an alcove overlooking his killing zone, Kendal tell the sailors with him not to let the Deltas make it to cover when the shooting starts. Shepard's at a sniper nest with those two goons of Prosser's, which is just a stellar allocation of resources, and not putting up with their shit. "We're gonna need every gun we have," she tells one of them. "So if you're gonna shoot me in the back, maybe you could wait until we're done here." She goes to meet Kendal out on the killing field, where he bucks her up until they hear a whistle and run back to cover. Via an earpiece he's wearing, Kendal checks back with Chaplin, who says he's on his own for now. The sailors draw a bead on approaching figures in camouflage as they emerge from the bush, while Chaplin pressures Curry over the speakerphone to admit he's got men on the island, but Curry's just irritated. There's also something on the radar screen that Sophie's underling is pretty worried about, but that's going to have to wait a moment. Sam tells his men to hold their fire -- almost for too long -- and when the invaders get close enough, he suddenly drops his gun and yells that he's coming out to talk, unarmed. Well, that wasn't in the plan. Kendal steps out into the open and yells at the men that they're surrounded, in a kill zone, and that he just wants to talk. "We are all Americans," he reminds them. But at the station, the radar technician has tracked a signal indicating communications between the guys Kendal's currently facing, and a boat just outside the perimeter -- the Tatarsky. Oops, that is so Russian. Looks like Curry was telling the truth about not having sent anyone, but that's not exactly good news, is it? Sure enough, Sam is telling the new people that none of them have to die today when Chaplin comes over his earpiece telling him they're Russian Spetznas. "Aw, hell," Sam says, remotely triggering a mine he luckly had the foresight to plant and running back to cover while his sailors and the Russians start exchanging fire. I know that no plan survives contact with the enemy, but a plan should at least have some understanding of who the enemy is.
When we rejoin the firefight after the ads, Kendal's losing men. He needs Shepard to take a hill, but she and her guys are pinned down and when she asks Hawkes for cover he runs for it instead. In the listening post, Chaplin orders the volume from the engagement turned down. Moments later, he's on the viewscreen with some Russian guy named Viktor, sitting in his Moscow home in his housecoat, who pretends to know nothing of what's going on. That is, until Chaplin threatens to not only sink the ship providing support for the incursion, but nuke the base where the Russian's sons are stationed. The Russian gets up out of his chair, because Chaplin also knows how to hit people where they hurt the most. Chaplin hears the communications between Kendal and Shepard in which Shepard can't take the hill, and learns the Russians are hailing him. "Put Curry back on the line," Chaplin orders. "Let him hear everything but mute that sonofabitch." Viktor comes back and says it's not easy with everything there asleep. Chaplin calmly says he has all the time in the world, even as his men are dying on the other side of the island.