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?
Did You Know?
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.
Bullshit! You cannot run from your destiny, Tom, because you are who you are.