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

Episodes

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : A More Perfect Union Sep 6, 2015

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    The Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at ports across the country where they will receive the cure; small immune factions remain active in their quest to fight the cure.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Cry Havoc Aug 30, 2015

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    The Nathan James is trapped between a sub and the civilian blockades set up by the Immunes; Chandler sends Dr. Scott and the cure off the ship under Slattery's protection.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : Valkyrie Aug 23, 2015

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    Sean Ramsey broadcasts a message implicating the Navy in a devastating disaster; Chandler attempts to regain the trust of the American people; the Nathan James locates the source of the Immune's signal.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Friendly Fire Aug 16, 2015

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    Rachel works on a more efficient version of the cure; Alisha decodes a message found on a cell phone; a suspicious death forces Chandler to launch a murder investigation; the Nathan James heads to New Orleans.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Uneasy Lies the Head Aug 9, 2015

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    With Dr. Scott on the verge of a breakthrough, Chandler and his team head out to land in search of supplies and materials for her lab; Burk stumbles upon a gang of children; Rachel's efforts to produce a cure depend on Niels.

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Based on 22 Critics
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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