The Last Ship (2014– )
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We'll Get There 

Mechanical problems leave the ship with a severe shortage of drinking water.

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The ship suffers mechanical issues with their generators and engines. This also affects their RO water system. They ship is down to approximately 3,000 gallons of fresh water and that must last the estimated 6 days that it will take them to find land using their one good engine. The Captain and XO realize that they only have 4 days of fresh water, even using the strictest of rationing. It also affects their ability to cool the ship which results in major problems for the lab where the doctor is trying to find a cure. A former enemy now must be relied upon to help with the virus research but he has his own demands first. Written by Bill Hancock

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It is stated that there are about 3000 gallons (11000 liters) of water on the ship. CO and XO discuss and they say that they can't exist six days because in the last two days there wouldn't be anymore water. If there are about 220 people on the ship, everyone has 12 liters, so drinking 2 liters per day (I think it's more than enough), they wouldn't have any problem for at least 6 days. See more »

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CO CDR Tom Chandler: Gator said the wind was coming. It's gotta come, right?
CMC Jeter: I'm guessing the Navy told you about my car accident.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: Yeah. Yeah. They did
CMC Jeter: Well, there's something they don't even know about. It was my fault. Tried to pass a car on a curve. Didn't see the oncoming truck. I killed my wife and my girls. I was in the ICU for 82 days. Seven times I coded, seven times they brought me back. In between, I had plenty of time to think and to wonder why did God leave me here? Why did He spare me? There must be a ...
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We'll Get There...Well Maybe Some of Us
14 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The CO has got his hands full this time. The engines are so broken they don't even have impulse power. With the turbines being down, the ship's desalinization plant can't make fresh water. And that pathetic bottom-feeding spy (Dr Scott's trusted ???? assistant) is still alive and mooching off the free food. Damn it Jim...I am not a physician or a magician, I am just a friggin' viewer.

The USS Nathan James is in for a rough week. What a horrible mess the ship is in now. This means no showers, no shaving, no flushing toilets, no bug juice and – worst of all, no yummy coffee. A ship without coffee is like a ship without a moral compass. On top of all this crap, Scottie is malingering in medical. She seems to be sick but I think she is just plain feeling kind of blue. Poor kid, if it was up to me, I would give her a medal or better yet, a tribble. That's it, she needs a tribble, that would definitely brighten her day. But damn it, there are no tribbles in this episode. The CHENG just needs to shake off whatever is bothering her and get down to engineering and fix her damned ship. Oh the agony. Well – alas - that just ain't going to happen…her dilithium crystals are all broken up like the rest of the ship. Wow, am I ever befuddled. I need a serious mind-meld. Without Scotty, who will fix the ship? Who will save the day? Who?

Not to worry…engineering has an Ace up their sleeve. Kind of a diamond in the rough if you may. It took a bit, but someone finally lit a fire under the Main Propulsion Assistant (MPA)'s butt. I thought the guy was a real slacker at first. But I was wrong. The guy really stepped up his game and took over for his boss. Of course I don't want to get too far ahead with praising the guy. He kind of caused all these problems in the first place. So he is a bit of a goof. But in the end, he did come through and saved the day. With those heroic actions, I think the man is well deserving of a solid Bravo Zulu and maybe even a medal - or maybe even two?

Phew…that was some really serious goings on. Maddening really. You would think that was enough bad stuff for a week. Oh silly you...there is more. I must start this phase off with a question. A serious one at that. What in blazes is going on with Dr. Scott? I thought she was coming around. You know. Getting along with the crew; starting to look beyond her mirror and all that. Apparently not. I guess she started self medicating again with her, 'It's all about me', meds.' She wasn't really that bad. She does need to tone down the wining a bit - it can be really irritating. I understand the squeaky wheel concept,and she is working on a cure…pffft…but so am I. You don't hear me bragging about how smart I am. Sheesh.

Again this was a pretty good show. I did enjoy this week's episode. Sadly, I do have to mark one point off for not blowing up bad guys, but I also have to give a point for originality and the clever use of parachutes. My reality button has been disconnected, and I embrace the fantasy. Another good job – an 8 out of 10.


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