The Last Ship (2014–2018)
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In Medias Res 

Sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, Nathan James must face yet another global disaster. The question remains, where in the world is Tom Chandler?


Paul Holahan


Hank Steinberg (created by), Steven Kane (created by) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Dane ... CO CDR Tom Chandler
Adam Baldwin ... XO Mike Slattery
Bridget Regan ... Sasha Cooper
Charles Parnell ... CMC Jeter
Travis Van Winkle ... Lt. Danny Green
Marissa Neitling ... Lt. Kara Foster
Christina Elmore ... Lt. Alisha Granderson
Jocko Sims ... Lt. Carlton Burk
Bren Foster ... SCPO Wolf Taylor
Kevin Michael Martin ... Miller
Maximiliano Hernández ... Doc Rios
Paul James ... O'Connor
Emerson Brooks ... Capt. Joseph Meylan
Anthony Azizi ... Omar
Michael Curran-Dorsano Michael Curran-Dorsano ... Gator


Sixteen months after thwarting the coup in America, Nathan James must face yet another global disaster. The question remains, where in the world is Tom Chandler?

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20 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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The episode's title, "In medias res", is Latin for "In the middle of things". In terms of a narrative it is used to describe when a story begins in the middle of the action, with the inciting events being described later on through either the use of dialogue to describe what transpired before or through flashbacks.

Which is appropriate for this episode as the season starts off sixteen months later with the world in the middle of a new pandemic without us viewers knowing how it got started. The events that took place in between seasons three and four will likely be explained in future episodes in flashbacks and descriptions in dialogue. See more »


Towards the end we have a scene with 2 members of Ships Company standing on the forecastle of the Nathan James, watching a C-130 Hercules take off for Germany. Nathan James was still alongside the wharf in Rota, Spain at that moment. The ships International Callsign in this scene was flying from the Port Inner signal halyard. This is not in line with Flag Protocol as International Callsigns are only flown when underway - and even then it would likely only be for entering/departing harbor. See more »


CO CDR Tom Chandler: I'm done playing the hero, Alex.
Alex: Bullshit! You cannot run from your destiny, Tom, because you are who you are.
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Back to business
16 September 2017 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

One of the silliest, most head-scratching, unintentionally funny (and sometimes insulting), but also quite entertaining series is back. Yes, "The Last Ship" strikes again, with some of the most un-Spanish people ever, strange accents and nonsensical plot developments abound.

There is a new threat (this time a virus that attacks food instead of humans) and the Nathan James and its crew are in the middle of it (because, they were just bored). Staying in the Spanish base of Rota, the crew of the Nathan James is trying to find some seeds that will save humanity, but things will turn sour pretty fast.

Tom Chandler, though, is nowhere to be found, enjoying a retirement with yet another younger woman, Sasha Cooper probably too old for him (anyway...). There are some shady characters in the Greece he is living in, and you can see from a mile away what is going to happen.

Ironically enough, as always with this series, even if the accents are 'strange' and some people seem to have wandered in from the wrong set (that Spanish boy and the Spanish guard suspects number one and two), it all is entertaining enough. The new threat keeps things interesting (something the show needed, the story-line of the old virus just couldn't be stretched longer) and we already know things are going to keep blowing up.

Now, will the action and the characters' interactions help us forget all the gross problems of the series with geography? We will see what this season has on offer... For now, good enough.

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