The Last Ship (2014–2018)
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El Toro 

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With Rachel close to a breakthrough on her vaccine, she, Chandler and XO Slattery lead a small team into the jungles of Nicaragua on a mission to find monkeys for her vaccine trials.


Paul Holahan


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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 (credit only)
Travis Van Winkle ... Lt. Danny Green
Marissa Neitling ... Lt. Kara Foster (credit only)
Christina Elmore ... Lt. Alisha Granderson
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Tex Nolan
Jocko Sims ... Lt. Carlton Burk
Chris Sheffield ... Comms Officer Will Mason
Michael Curran-Dorsano Michael Curran-Dorsano ... Gator
Fay Masterson ... Andrea Garnett
Alex Fernandez ... Ervin Delgado
José Zúñiga ... El Toro (as Jose Zuniga)


Costa Rica being reportedly too dangerous, Chandler tries harvesting monkeys for tests in a Nicargauan reserve. He heads up the river by motorboat with XOMike Slattery and lieutenant Danny Green. They get away from a wandering band of plague-affected locals, and are welcomed by a tightly organized, healthy community. It's ruled with iron fist by El Toro, a rich man whose yacht sunk and took over authority from softy mayor Ervin Delgado. Despite Chandler's transparent lies and haughty moral sermons, El Toro is prepared to let them leave with the monkeys. Still they risk returning, without delivering the world-crucial cargo, just to liberate the mayor's daughters. Written by KGF Vissers

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At 9:48 there is an error in the English subtitles on the Blu-ray. One of the Spanish-speaking Nicaraguans is quoted as saying "El Toro, signor". "Signor" is Italian; the proper Spanish word is "Señor". See more »


A ship's radar will not see past solid objects, yet the Nathan James is able to track the small boats while they're navigating the meandering river, surrounded by hills and mountains. See more »


XO Mike Slattery: This cannot stand.
CMC Jeter: Sir, with all due respect...
XO Mike Slattery: I know it's not our mission, and I don't care. We cannot leave those people like that.
CO CDR Tom Chandler: I counted thirteen guards. Seven in the tent compound, four in the village.
Lt. Danny Green: Two on the perimeter. At night, they might up the ante, especially if they think we might be turning around.
CMC Jeter: Gentlemen, let's keep our heads cool. This is not the mission at hand.
Lt. Danny Green: We're supposed to be saving the world. Shouldn't it be worth saving?
CMC Jeter: If we had Burk and Tex and weapons, maybe, but...
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Monkey Island
27 November 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"The Last Ship" is quickly becoming the united nations for cardboard archetypal big bad men. We have got the terrorists from Guantanamo, the cold-as-ice Russian, and now we get the Latino-American drug-dealer. At least this new 'enemy' gives some needed life to the show, which keeps having very strange ideas about humanity (cough cough as black and white as possible).

Doctor Scott (a Rhona Mitra that struggles to show anything of the inner struggle her character is supposed to go through in the two minutes screen time she gets) says the team needs monkeys to try the vaccine. Monkeys we will get then. As Costa Rica seems a no-no, they go to Nicaragua, where pretty soon they find some survivors. Of the no-visitors-welcomed type.

"The Last Ship" is having mighty problems in character... characterization. José Zúñiga, as 'El Toro', is as ridiculous as they come, and it's just a drooling around away from becoming the 101 drug dealer from your we-don't-really-care-about-reality-we-will-settle-for-prejudice book. His team is menacing enough, and the new environment gives for some acceptable action and stakes to Chandler and his men to face. It is simplistic as it comes, but at least it is well done.

Don't hope "The Last Ship" to challenge any preconceptions about humanity, though.

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