The episode of “The Last Ship” last night was heart wrenching, and the type that corroborates that if only honesty remained at the core of all deeds; life would be much simpler. The monkeys captured in Nicaragua were used for testing the vaccine that Dr. Scott -Rhona Mitra- believed would work, however, it did not and the crew caught wind of what was being hidden from them. Therefore a group of them decided it was time to get off the ship, besides their time for serving was up and persuaded by the Dr’s assistant who not only is a traitor but a weasel as well put in their minds the belief that they were all in a death trap and that soon the whole ship would be infected with the virus.
The CO, along with XO and other high ranking officers onboard the ship decided it was time to be forthcoming, and once the entire crew was assembled on the flight deck they were played transmissions from land where people plea for help in the form of food and medicine, and then Commander Chandler –CO- proceeded to announce that that their duty was not just for the ship, but for those out there suffering and dying, and had Dr. Scott explain what she was doing.
Then he went ahead to announce that those wanting to leave the ship were to be on the forecastle –front of the ship- in order to board the boat that would take them to land, once there the 16 men presented the captain with the United States flag and respectfully requested to reenlist and there with their right hands raised took the oath, that for those who have served in the United States military know full well that such words once uttered fill with pride and honor at defending what is great and right.
“The Last Ship” from week to week shows a new version of a conflict that is not only worldwide, but also personal. The need to do what is right, and yet keeping personal needs in check and not allowing them to cloud vision and duty. This is a great; original and humbling show that hits at the core of everything viewers believe in and love. Recaps and episodes can be watched online at www.tnt.com/thelastship
“The Last Ship” runs on Sunday at 9 p.m. EDT on TNT.