- "Find and kill Makarov at his safe house on the Georgian-Russian border."
- — Mission Description
"Loose Ends" is the fifteenth mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. This is the last level the player where plays as Gary "Roach" Sanderson, and also the last level the player sees Ghost alive. This level has become infamous amongst fans, as it sees the death of two key protagonists in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, while also showing how General Shepherd betrayed his allies.
- Gary "Roach" Sanderson (playable, K.I.A.)
- Simon "Ghost" Riley (K.I.A.)
- Thunder Two-One
- Vladimir Makarov (mentioned only)
- Archer (status unknown)
- Toad (status unknown)
- Ozone (K.I.A.)
- Scarecrow (K.I.A.)
- John Price (heard only)
- John "Soap" MacTavish (mentioned only)
Knowing that Makarov is hiding in one of two places, General Shepherd sends Task Force 141 to both locations to kill him. Soap and Price go to the Boneyard in Afghanistan while Ghost, Roach and the other members head to a safehouse on the Georgian-Russian border.
Roach and Ghost's team make their way to the safehouse but are ambushed on the approach by a garrison force using anti-personnel mines and mortars which kills several members of the team. Roach barely avoids being killed himself and the surviving members manage to repel the ambush. Archer and Toad notice two jeeps attempting to leave the compound but Ghost orders them to be destroyed with Javelin missiles. They have no way of knowing if Makarov was in them so continue to the house.
They find no sign of Makarov, only the few remaining members of the garrison but they do find Makarov's computer which provides them with a wealth of information so Roach sets up a DSM to download the information. More of Makarov's men arrive whilst the download is underway prompting the Task Force to defend the hardware until the download completes. Upon gathering the intelligence, Roach and the group make their way to the extraction point. On the way, mortar fire kills Ozone and Scarecrow, and badly injures Roach, forcing Ghost to carry him out.
Arriving at the extraction point, a Little Bird gunship provides cover fire while Shepherd personally walks out before commenting on cutting "loose ends". He suddenly shoots Roach, then kills Ghost before he is able to react. Shepherd grabs the DSM from Roach before two Shadow Company soldiers soak them in gasoline. Shepherd tosses his cigar on their bodies, setting them alight. Price's voice can be heard on Ghost's radio, warning them of Shepherd's betrayal, but a bit too late.
|Found in level|
These weapons can be found with and without attachments.
The following weapons can be found in the basement armory along with an Ammunition Crate.
|After Ghost handling Roach|
- Intel No. 36: (1/3 Intel) Docking house to the far southwest of the main villa.
- Intel No. 37: (2/3 Intel) Upstairs in the main house, in the breach-able room, on a desk.
- Intel No. 38: (3/3 Intel) Inside the armory in the basement.
- Main article: Loose Ends/Transcript
The Pawn (15 / Bronze Trophy ) - Obtained by beating "Loose Ends" on any difficulty.
- Main article: Loose Ends/Trivia