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THE LAST Ship - OVERVIEW & SYNOPSIS

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”).




THE LAST SHIP MAIN CAST

  • Eric Dane as CO Cdr Tom Chandler
  • Adam Baldwin as XO Mile Slattery
  • Charles Parnell as CMC Jeter
  • Travis Van Winkle as Lt. Danny Green
  • Marissa Neitling as Lt. Kara Foster
  • Christina Elmore as Lt. Alisha Granderson
  • Kevin Michael Martin as Miller
  • Jocko Sims as Lt. Carlton Burk
  • Michael Curran-Dorsano as Gator
  • Bridget Regan as Sasha Cooper
  • Rhona Mitra as Dr. Rachel Scott

THE LAST SHIP MAIN CAST GALLERY

THE LAST SHIP EPISODE GUIDE




The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 1 – Phase Six.
Two civilian virologists, Drs. Rachel Scott and Quincy Tophet, claiming to be studying birds, join Captain Tom Chandler and crew aboard the USS Nathan James on their way to the Arctic. Renegade Russian forces attack them, and Chandler learns the virologists are actually collecting samples of a deadly virus that has infected 80 percent of the human population while they have been at sea. The remaining U.S. government orders the ship home, and those aboard try desperately – many in vain – to contact their family. After a nuclear detonation, the crew boards a ship filled with dead, infected people. The safest place to develop a vaccine is on their ship in open water.

First aired 22 June 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 2 – Welcome to Gitmo.
Chandler and his crew head to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in hopes of collecting food, medical supplies and fuel replenishments. Three teams are dispatched to carry out these varied tasks. While there, they come under attack by escaped Al-Qaeda prisoners and enlist the help of a grizzled private contractor who’s been surviving for weeks. Meanwhile back onboard, Dr. Tophet is following orders from some unknown source and tries to sabotage proceedings, delaying departure long enough for a Russian battlecruiser to arrive on the scene.

First aired 29 June 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 3 – Dead Reckoning. The Nathan James faces off against a Russian battlecruiser and its commander, a legendary admiral studied by Chandler. Dr. Tophet attempts to kidnap Scott, and reveals that the Russians are holding his family hostage. The Nathan James attempts to escape by stealth, and Green and Foster go on a mission to disable the Russian ship.

First aired 6 July 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 4 – We’ll Get There. After leaving Gitmo, the ship and its crew are in danger when the propulsion system encounters serious mechanical problems. Scott’s samples of the virus and all her research must be protected from overheating, while Chandler comes up with ideas to face the ship’s low water supplies and the lack of propulsion.

First aired 13 July 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 5 – El Toro. Chandler leads an expedition team in the jungle to find monkey samples for Scott’s experiments, trying to complete her vaccine research. The crew are held in captivity by a former drug lord who’s running the uninfected village near the river and they soon find themselves in trouble trying to accomplish their mission and help the local people.

First aired 20 July 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 6 – Lockdown. While Scott is announced to be close to success with her vaccine trials, Green contracts an illness that throws the ship into panic. Chandler has to deal with the crew’s losing faith in both him and the vaccine research.

First aired 27 July 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 7 – SOS. Close to the cure, the doctor discovers that a human strand has been added to the virus, making it next to impossible to find the cure. In the comms room, a distress signal is picked up from the sole survivor of 50 people on a Jamaican fishing vessel. The crew is ambushed at the end of their mission to find the survivor and, in the ensuing gun battle, Tex and Chandler are left stranded in open water. They are both captured by the Russians.

First aired 3 August 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 8 – Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar…The Captain and Tex are transferred to the Russian ship. The Russians threaten to destroy the Nathan James if the crew does not turn over Dr. Scott, her research and the primordial strain of the virus. The crew is forced to come up with a way to save the captain and Tex. Despite a successful rescue of the three prisoners and two civilians being held and the apparent destruction of the Russian war ship, the episode ends with a tragedy.

First aired 10 August 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 9 – Trials. With Dr. Scott back on board, the crew begins prepping for human testing of the vaccine. Six volunteer crew members are selected as test subjects, based on their genetics. However, the testing does not go smoothly, as the sailors suffer symptoms and side effects that are unexpected and far worse than anticipated by Drs. Scott and Tophet, who disagree on the cause and go to extreme measures to counter which all seem to fail. In the process however, Scott determines the virus causes a severe autoimmune response, turning the body into its worst enemy. The crew eventually comes up with the vaccine and the cure, but not before they lose one of their own.

First aired 17 August 2014

The Last Ship – Season 1, Episode 10 – No Place Like Home. The Nathan James returns to the U.S. after making contact with a government facility in Baltimore under the direction of Granderson, (Alisha Granderson’s mother), a surviving member of the Defense Policy board, and where Dr. Scott is hoping that mass production of the vaccine can be achieved but not all is as it seems. Chandler locates his family only to realize that a terrible secret is hiding behind what seems to be the new order. Meanwhile, state troopers allied with Granderson take over the ship, killing and injuring crew members, taking control of Nathan James’ lab and the vaccine.

First aired 24 August 2014




The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 1 – Unreal City. With Granderson’s men in possession of the Nathan James and Dr. Scott’s samples of the cure, Chandler attempts to rally the few men he has available to hit her where it hurts and comes across an unexpected ally in Thornwald.

First aired 21 June 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 2 – Fight the Ship. As Chandler and Thornwald raid Granderson’s headquarters, the crew of the Nathan James fights to reclaim control of their ship.

First aired 21 June 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 3 – It’s Not a Rumor. The ship reaches Norfolk and makes contact with several teams of Navy pilots and SEALs and scattered remnants of other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and civilian medical and scientific experts. It is found that several labs are up and running throughout the world, several planes are sent to deliver and spread the cure. Several crew teams are dispatched to search for their families, with some success. Chandler is torn between his family and his duty.

Parallel to these events we see Niels who, after his escape from Ruskov, is now in Florida where he infects and kills a small group of people. He ends up with a group of naturally immune survivors who see themselves as the true “inheritors of the Earth”.

First aired 28 June 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 4 – Solace. The discovery of a hospital ship in the ocean brings about the Nathan James as they investigate it for supplies to bolster Dr. Scott’s lab for manufacturing the cure; however, the ship has been boarded by armed mercenaries searching for the cure.

First aired 5 July 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 5 – Achilles. Following the fight on the hospital ship, the USS Nathan James plays cat and mouse with the submarine as their prisoner reveals startling information about his comrades and their goals.

First aired 12 July 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 6 – Long Day’s Journey. With the cure labs destroyed by the immune, Chandler goes in to hunt down the submarine and its crew while Dr. Scott attempts to complete her mentor’s work in creating a powdered version of the cure.

First aired 19 July 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 7 – Alone and Unafraid. Undercover inside of the Immune commune, Chandler works out a way to get the President away from the immune as the crew also discovers that Niels is with the immune, and trying to spread the virus to isolate the immune from the rest.

First aired 26 July 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 8 – Safe Zone. Chandler tries to gain intel and reverse the brainwashing suffered by Michener. While Rachel attempts to reconstruct Dr. Hunter’s lost formula while wrestling with the knowledge that her bitter enemy is now on board the Nathan James once again.

First aired 2 August 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 9 – Uneasy Lies the Head. Chandler and his team set out to find supplies and materials for Dr. Scott’s lab, only to tangle with bounty hunters and the Immunes. Meanwhile, Rachel’s effort to find a spreadable cure depends on the scientist who nearly erased mankind.

First aired 9 August 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 10 – Friendly Fire. Alishia decodes a message found on a cell phone, that was recovered from the Immunes on land. Rachel is hard at work, to find a more efficient version of the cure.

First aired 16 August 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 11 – Valkyrie. A message implicating the Navy in a devastating disaster is broadcast by Sean Ramsey, and causes problems aboard the ship.

First aired 23 August 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 12 – Cry Havoc. 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. The Nathan James engages the Immune sub, the Achilles but exhausts all of its ammunition for all but the ship’s forward cannon which is a surface weapon. Recognizing this, the Nathan James lures the Achilles near shore, forcing the Achilles to the surface and rendering it vulnerable to the Nathan James cannon. The Achilles is nearly able to fire torpedoes before the Nathan James is ready, but Slattery, Tex and Green take over an Immune shore missile battery and fire upon the Achilles. Combined fire from the Nathan James and the shore battery finally sink the Achilles, but Ramsey survives trapped at the bottom of the sea. At the same time, Dr. Scott proves the effectiveness of her contagious cure.

First aired 30 August 2015

The Last Ship – Season 2, Episode 13 – A More Perfect Union. The Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at ports along the Mississippi River, where they will receive the cure; small immune factions remain active in their quest to fight the cure. While the Immunes try to stop the distribution of the cure by pretending to be Navy personnel and exposing uninfected people to the virus, they are stopped and their leader is captured while the crew proves they’re telling the truth by spreading the cure aerosolized. In St. Louis, Missouri, the ship is greeted by a massive crowd, including Jeter’s estranged in-laws who make up with him. The crew spreads the contagious cure as planned and Michener is sworn in as President. He also gets the Immune leader they captured to stop the efforts against them in exchange for a pardon. The Nathan James is put into dry dock for repairs from the damage it suffered fighting the Achilles and Chandler is promoted to Chief of Naval Operations. Dr. Scott is pardoned as well, but is shot in the hallway of a hotel.

First aired 6 September 2015

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 1 – The Scott Effect. It’s been several months since the United States began rebuilding, with Chandler as the new Chief of Naval Operations and Slattery as the new captain of the Nathan James, though they are still reeling following Dr. Scott’s death. While Chandler is in China trying to deal with the obstructive Peng to pass on the cure, Slattery and several other officers are ambushed at a Vietnamese nightclub while building relations with the locals. Dr. Scott is definitively dead, and is revered as a national hero.

First aired 30 May 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 2 – Rising Sun. As Lt. Green and Burke evade the pirates who captured Slattery, Garnett, and others, an attempt on his life leads Chandler off the grid as he, Wolf, and a local CIA agent try to make their way back to the Nathan James.

First aired 19 June 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 3 – Shanzhai. Chandler travels to Shanzhai for information about the missing crew members, who try to get an idea of what they’ve been captured for.

First aired 26 June 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 4 – Devil May Care. With the public reveal of Slattery and company’s abductions, Chandler and the Nathan James must infiltrate Peng’s estate for a possible location on the captives.

First aired 3 July 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 5 – Minefield. While en route to find Takehaya, the Nathan James must first navigate a dangerous and tricky minefield.

First aired 10 July 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 6 – Dog Day. The Nathan James assaults Takehaya’s hideout to rescue their captured crew members.

First aired 17 July 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 7 – In the Dark. With Takehaya in custody and the captured crew members rescued, things should be smooth sailing for the Nathan James, but they soon find themselves pursued by Chinese ships, while Michener deals with the fallout after his dark secret is leaked.

First aired 24 July 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 8 – Sea Change. As Chandler and the Nathan James search for those responsible for the nightclub attack, they unearth a dark secret behind the cure’s ineffectiveness on Takehaya; back stateside, the United States deals with the death of Michener.

First aired 31 July 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 9 – Paradise. Chandler and the Nathan James search for Peng’s anti-cure weapons while back in Saint Louis, Kara uncovers dark secrets about the new leadership.

First aired 14 August 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 10 – Scuttle. Following the ambush that left two Navy ships sunk, the short-supplied Nathan James intends to stop Peng before it’s too late, only for things to get complicated when a warrant is issued for Chandler’s arrest; Kara seeks the truth about Shaw’s coup.

First aired 21 August 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 11 – Legacy. Chandler faces Peng in a final showdown. Kara finds some backup to help in her mission.

First aired 28 August 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 12 – Resistance. The Nathan James heads into San Diego while the ousted President and his team head to meet them, both groups planning to resist the new order and bring back democracy.

First aired 4 September 2016

The Last Ship – Season 3, Episode 13 – Don’t Look Back. As the crew of the Nathan James makes its move to capture the regional leaders, Shaw makes one final attempt to kill Chandler.

First aired 11 September 2016

The Last Ship – Season 4, Episode 1 – In Medias Res. Sixteen months after stopping the coup, the Nathan James searches for seeds with immunity to the red rust virus affecting the world’s plant life; Tom Chandler attempts to live a quiet life in Greece.

First aired 20 August 2017

The Last Ship – Season 4, Episode 2 – The Pillars of Hercules. The Nathan James heads to the suspected location of the seeds only to be caught in an ambush; Chandler is brought into a gang fight club.

First aired 20 August 2017

The Last Ship – Season 4, Episode 3 – Bread and Circuses.

First aired 27 August 2017

The Last Ship – Season 4, Episode 4 – Nostos.

First aired 3 September 2017

The Last Ship – Season 4, Episode 5 – Allegiance.

First aired 10 September 2017