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The Last Ship

Series Summary
At the helm of the USS Nathan James en route to the Arctic, Capt. Tom Chandler learns that the destroyer will be in the best possible place -- a circumstance his crew must utilize -- to save humanity from extinction. A virus has wiped out more than half the population since the ship embarked, and despite orders from the U.S. government to return, Chandler -- believing home is now a shadow of itself -- decides the safest place to develop a vaccine is at sea. That task falls mainly to virologist Dr. Rachel Scott, a civilian originally assigned to the Nathan James to study birds. "The Last Ship" is based on a novel by William Brinkley and is executive-produced by filmmaker Michael Bay ("Transformers").

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama, Action

Network: TNT

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : No Place Like Home Aug 24, 2014

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    Chandler and his crew return home; a warlord threatens the restoration of law and order; Chandler sets out to save his family.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : Trials Aug 17, 2014

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    Rachel and Chandler seek volunteers for the human trials of her vaccine; Chandler's wife and father try to keep their family alive.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar ... Aug 10, 2014

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    Slattery must step into the role of commanding officer; Slattery must find a way to get his people back without losing the vaccine prototype.

  • Season 1, Ep. 7 : SOS Aug 3, 2014

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    After getting a distress call near Jamaica, Chandler and a team stage a rescue attempt; Chandler and Tex are stranded at sea; Slattery and the crew search for their lost captain.

  • Season 1, Ep. 6 : Lockdown Jul 27, 2014

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    Panic spreads throughout the ship when Lt. Danny Green comes down with a mysterious illness; Chandler begins to lose faith in Rachel's vaccine trials.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • It looks great but the plotting of the premiere, in which the world falls victim to a horrendous virus and a battleship that has avoided infection could be the only way to find a cure, is stale and manipulative. Square-jawed Dane has the charisma to carry the concept but it’s handled with all the subtlety of a lead balloon. show more

  • The Last Ship aims for a big-canvas feel, but based on the first three episodes, the one-dimensional characters and action movie cliché dialogue ("Guys, let's do this thing!") make it feel cramped. show more

  • The result is an efficient slice of military-hardware porn. [20 Jun 2014, p.60] show more

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