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7 Moments of Goodness from The Last Ship “A More Perfect Union”

Photo Credit: MAARTEN DE BOER

Photo Credit: MAARTEN DE BOER

The Season 2 finale of The Last Ship brings us everything we could have asked for and more, including a shocking ending.

Here’s a look at seven Moments of Goodness from “A More Perfect Union” (and one moment of not-so-goodness):

Dr. Scott demonstrates spreading the cure

Even the most action packed, tense dramas need moments of comedic relief. Because the cure will be spread through human contact, Dr. Scott’s demonstration lends itself to awkwardness and a few laughs. As she pulls Miller in close as part of the demonstration, he apologizes for the onions he’d eaten earlier. And of course, leave it to Tex to have an even better idea to spread the cure: kissing.

Tex finds his daughter

We knew that Tex would be searching for the girl in the locket this season, and we learned early on that the girl was actually his daughter. He sets off on his own to find her, and thankfully, he’s able to. Their reunion is tearful and perfect, and it only reminds us more of why we love Tex so much.  

“All you have to do is breathe it in.”

The immunes pulls a sickening move by dressing in Navy uniforms and beating the crew of the Nathan James to the second meeting point. In doing so, they make it look like the Navy really is trying to spread the virus instead of the cure.

Luckily, before the panic can get too out of control, the limit amount of aerosolized cure is dropped upon them, and the crew encourages everyone to just breathe it in. The whole scene feels magical as all the people relax and breathe in the white powder in awe.

St. Louis is the place

The first attempts to spread the cure are met with obstacles (and that’s an understatement), but finally, the crew makes it to one city with a turnout that means they may just have a chance at spreading the cure.

Chandler: “You were right Mr. President. This is the place.”

The large crowd is filled with hopeful, happy people who are more than willing to accept the cure with a handshake, a hug, and in one particularly adorable moment – a kiss for Miller. Children salute Captain Chandler and he kneels and shakes their hands. It’s the perfect happy ending, and the cure is spread with love and kindness. It actually isn’t awkward at all. It’s just beautiful.

Master Chief is reunited with his family

Master Chief doesn’t have much family left. When he accepts a call from his wife’s parents, he makes the mistake of telling them not to come to the first meeting point. Doing so on an open line makes people suspicious, and it affects the turnout for the first attempt to spread the cure. Of course, Master Chief humbly accepts responsibility, but then he worries when he isn’t able to contact his family later.

But they find him in St. Louis, for another emotional reunion. Thank goodness for happy endings.

An inaugural ball

The president is officially sworn, and it happens in front of that same large crowd. Everything feels hopeful, and it’s followed with celebration: an inaugural ball. It’s there that we get some laughter and even see a new side of our crew. The members of the crew also take the time to remember all of those they’ve lost. There’s even a proposal. It’s all feeling like the perfect happy ending.

Too perfect.

“When you get back, find me.”

Okay. You guys know how I feel about this one. I’ve had hopes for Chandler and Dr. Scott from the very beginning, and it finally seems like, for a moment, they could give into their chemistry. They say goodbye in the hallway outside Chandler’s room. Nothing happens, but the words Chandler says to her are everything we need to know. “When you get back, find me.”

And a Moment of Not-So-Goodness:

Photo Credit: Maarten De Boer/TNT

Photo Credit: Maarten De Boer/TNT

Except she probably isn’t coming back. Dr. Scott gets shot. That perfectly happy ending? Yeah, it was too good to be true. Dr. Scott is shot point blank in the hallway by a crazy immune (cue audible gasp followed by screaming and panicked tweets).

And that, my friends, is the end of the episode. Now we’ve got to wait until next summer to find out what happens next. I don’t know about you, but it feels like an impossible wait!

What did you think of the season finale of The Last Ship? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

The Last Ship returns for Season 3 next summer on TNT.

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6 Comments

  1. Thought the first two seasons were outstanding. The show is very well done. The writers and cast are doing a great job. This season kept me on the edge of my seat every episode. I do wish Dr. Scott could survive somehow. (Hint, hint). Thank you all for a wonderful season. Can’t wait until June.

  2. The good Doctor will be fine. She signed her contract for season 3.

  3. At last! A season finale that FEELS COMPLETE AND SATISFYING!! Of course the shooting of Dr. Scott snaps you into “reality” and creates a need to see more. But overall we got to FEEL that things would & ARE working out for each one. And the toast that included all the FAMILY we lost including Bivas pushed me off the edge!! What a show!

  4. Great list! I agree with all of these! It was a great finale. But Rachel has to be back. There is still more for her to do and the show would suffer greatly without it’s female lead. I’m sure she’ll be fine in the end.

  5. I love how things changed so dramatically during the series and things we were led to believe were not what we thought. It was a good vehicle for character studies where you got to know not only the characters but the complications of their relationships. Such a shame we had to lose some like Chung and Cossetti. I saw some great examples of character development in their characters.

  6. I feel a little more optimistic than you regarding Rachel’s fate. I’m not without doubts, but I really think it would be at the detriment of the show to lose her. She’s an amazing female lead, and the chemistry between Rhona Mitra and Eric Dane is undeniable.

    I’m hoping the last few minutes of the finale were less “Look how great they could be, BUT LET’S KILL HER!” and more natural progression/giving an ending that works as a series finale since they didn’t know if they were renewed when it was filmed (if it wasn’t, and they had left off that last scene, everything would end on an up note).

    I’m very anxious for season 3. This is going to be a loooooooong nine months!

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