The Last Ship (2014–2018)
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Dead Reckoning 

The James faces off against a new foe who demands Chandler hand over Rachel and her research.

Director:

Jack Bender

Writers:

Hank Steinberg (created by), Steven Kane (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Dane ... CO CDR Tom Chandler
Rhona Mitra ... Dr. Rachel Scott
Adam Baldwin ... XO Mike Slattery
Charles Parnell ... CMC Jeter
Sam Spruell ... Quincy
Travis Van Winkle ... Lt. Danny Green
Marissa Neitling ... Lt. Kara Foster
Christina Elmore ... Lt. Alisha Granderson
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Tex Nolan
Jocko Sims ... Lt. Carlton Burk
Michael Curran-Dorsano Michael Curran-Dorsano ... Gator
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Niels
Eugene Alper ... Russian Officer
Ravil Isyanov ... Admiral Konstantin Nikolajewitsch Ruskov
Alice Coulthard ... Kelly Tophet
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The James faces off against a new foe who demands Chandler hand over Rachel and her research.

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Country:

USA

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English | Russian

Release Date:

6 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In episode 1.3, The Last Ship: Dead Reckoning (2014), in the meeting room, the XO is pouring a coffee and beside the machine is a rack of boxes of teas from Tim Horton's. Tim Horton's is a Canadian coffee chain that was recently purchased by the parent company of Burger King. See more »

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The Russian Naval officers are wearing mock up uniforms - created by modifying US Marine dress tunics with Russian shoulder boards and patches. The ribbon bars are American ribbons. The 'Pershing style" mandarin collar tunic was only used by the Soviets until a few years after World War 2. Post 1950s Soviet to current day Russian Naval Senior officers actually wear black double breasted jackets, white shirts and black ties. The officers wear the "Red Guard" chest badge, which indicates one of the Guards divisions - which were Infantry and Armored Divisions designated to protect 'Mother Russia'. A naval officer wouldn't wear that. See more »

Quotes

CO CDR Tom Chandler: Lieutenant Foster. We need a female for this mission. You grew up on a farm. Can you still handle a rifle?
Lt. Kara Foster: Qualified as expert marksman last year. I can knock the nipples off a chicken from a thousand yards, sir.
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The Last Ship End Credits Theme
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Written by James S. Levine & Jim Dooley
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tasic from Thailand is absolutely right
28 February 2016 | by davejonesSee all my reviews

This show has a great premise, strong, suspenseful story lines and some likable, layered characters. Admittedly, I'm a sucker for apocalyptic plague thrillers.

But after watching the first season, I have to say that almost every episode is sabotaged by one or two moments of complete unbelievability--either in the behavior of the characters or the workings of a naval warship (and I'm no authority on naval procedures, but I can rub two thoughts together).

In addition to the ridiculous moments tasic described (which I also noticed as I was watching the show) there was the moment where the crew of the Nathan James use about ten feet of Reynolds Wrap and a couple of light stands to replicate the radar signature of a ship that must be at least 200 feet long and four stories tall, and another where they try to convince us that a Soviet destroyer doesn't have the capability to detect when another ship floating within view has started or stopped its engines through hydrophones.

In another episode, a small team of commandos is able to infiltrate a Russian warship (who are expecting them to arrive) and sneak through half its length without encountering a single Russian sailor. It was pretty ludicrous.

It's a pity, because these moments just take you out of what could be a very good series and make you say, "Oh, come on. Do you really expect me to believe this?"


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