The Nathan James was quickly back to being the "Point of the Spear" on The Last Ship Season 5 Episode 2.
After all, most of that ship's crew is used to being part of the U.S. Navy's first, and often only, line of defense. The more things change ...
A big part of the Nathan James's success in recent years has been its crew's ability to improvise, and that point was hammered home on this episode.
Improvisation will likely be a big part of the military's action plan throughout The Last Ship Season 5. That's what happens when you're reduced to strategizing with paper maps, grease pencils, and model ships.
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Unfortunately, Admiral Tom seemed to be surrounded by other service-branch leaders who aren't used to thinking on their feet, which isn't good when the rulebook has been thrown out.