Tom Chandler really is the perfect hero.
On The Last ShipÂ â€œItâ€™s Not a Rumor,â€ members of the crew finally have the chance to start looking for their families, and Chandler gets to take his children back to their home.
The whole episode is a rollercoaster of emotions, with a mother and daughter reunited, and another mother realizing her entire family is gone. Meanwhile, Alisha recovers from her gunshot wound while struggling with the reality of what her mother did â€“ and how itâ€™s affected her crew. And Tex?
It turns out heâ€™s hoping to find his daughter.
Chandler has his family back, all except for his wife. He takes his children back to their home, and we see the details of his former life. There are photos on the wall, a decorated bedroom, and his wifeâ€™s perfume. In a quiet moment, he smells her perfume and cries â€“ something he hasnâ€™t exactly had the chance to do until now.
Itâ€™s no surprise that there are crew members who want to stay in Norfolk to be with their families or to keep looking for them, and Chandler is no exception. Of course now that Chandler has taken his family back home, he wants to trade his uniform for a t-shirt and household chores. Heâ€™s been separated from his family for too long, and he doesnâ€™t want to leave his children again â€“ especially since their mother is gone.
We wouldnâ€™t buy it if he didnâ€™t want to stick around and be there to protect his children directly. After everything theyâ€™ve been through, it would feel cold if he didnâ€™t. So itâ€™s kind of perfect storytelling that he tells his family heâ€™s resigning to stay home with them, and they convince him not to.
Jed: “Whether you like it or not, youâ€™re Noah. And that ship is your Ark.”
So, he puts his uniform back on and goes back to his ship, now with the mission of spreading and reproducing the cure all over the world. And because he was willing to leave it all behind to stay with his family, weâ€™re happy to see him make the choice to continue the mission.
And his crew needs him. Heâ€™s a shoulder to cry on for Garnett, whose entire family is gone. Heâ€™s both concerned and respectful of Fosterâ€™s pregnancy and her desire to keep working, so much so, that he doesnâ€™t deny a promotion that she deserves. Then, he offers a promotion to Alisha, along with a sentimental token. She deserves the promotion because sheâ€™s good at her job, but it also helps to restore her confidence.
Chandler also has a few small moments with Dr. Tophetâ€™s wife, Kelly, who is now a single mother. Near the beginning of the episode, they watch as their children make friends with each other.
Kelly: “Theyâ€™ve already bonded.”
Chandler: “Everything moves a bit faster in the apocalypse.”
After getting his family settled in, he arranges for Kelly and Ava to move in next door to his father and children. Ava, of course, says sheâ€™ll look in on them, and we can imagine how sheâ€™ll become a mother figure â€“ for better or worse â€“ while Chandler goes and saves the world.
- I donâ€™t know if thereâ€™s anything more eerie than The White House being empty when the men arrive. Okay, maybe the burning bodies from the season premiere. But still.
- A bowling alley as a safe house? I love it. Itâ€™s a little slice of normalcy and a good way to lighten things up a bit, at least for a brief moment.
- Karaâ€™s mother can tell sheâ€™s pregnant even though Kara doesnâ€™t say a word. A mother just knows these things. Pass the tissues, please!
- It looks like Slattery just barely missed finding his family, and now thereâ€™s no telling if theyâ€™re okay or not. He wants to stay behind and look for them, but also makes that hard choice to continue the mission.
What did you think of this episode of The Last Ship? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
The Last Ship airs Sundays at 9/8c on TNT.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
George R. Olson, Tim Rozon, and Sarah Levy Talk the SurrealEstate S2 Finale
[Spoilers for the SurrealEstate Season 2 finale.] How’s everyone doing after the finale? As we close out the second season of SurrealEstate, some of our merry band of misfits are scattering to the winds–Zooey to law school, Phil to the Vatican, and Augie back to his think tank with Rochelle,…
Previewing SurrealEstate Season 2 Finale + Revisiting the Season with George R. Olson
[Warning; General spoilers ahead.] Strap in, SurrealEstate fam, because we’ve arrived at the Season 2 finale, and it’s a doozy. As we saw in the closing moments of last week’s episode, Susan is back. But because we have one more episode left, it’s not as simple as all that, as…
Tyler Hynes Talks Through His Eight-Film Hallmark Holiday Library
Things you realize when you have to re-record your shows on a new DVR – just how many Hallmark movies your people have done. Fan favorite – and one of ours – Tyler Hynes has done eight Christmas movies for Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries since 2018. Alongside…
Spencer Creaghan Talks About Creating SurrealEstate’s Signature Sound
SurrealEstate is winding down its second season, with two episodes left, and just as in Season 1, Spencer Creaghan’s music continues to be a character unto itself. And every week, he shares tidbits with the fans via his s social media channels, something he started to help give them an…
Andrew Walker Talks Christmas Island and the Magical Hallmark Community
[Warning: Spoilers for Christmas Island.] Now that the Screen Actors Guild strike has been resolved, we’re able to resume regularly scheduled programming and interview our favorites and yours. Up first, earlier today, I spoke with Andrew Walker about Christmas Island, which premiered last weekend and encores tonight and through the…
George Olson and Danishka Esterhazy Talk SurrealEstate “I Put a Spell on You”
[Warning: Spoilers for the episode.] Tonight’s fun new SurrealEstate found Luke caught up in an especially bewitching woman, Kay, played by Tara Yelland, Susan trapped in her house, and Zooey learning the ropes. In the next part of my conversation with showrunner George R. Olson and producing director Danishka Esterhazy,…
Danishka Esterhazy Talks SurrealEstate: “The Butler Didn’t”
[Warning: General spoilers for the episode]. Tonight’s new SurrealEstate, “The Butler Didn’t,” follows the team as they investigate the years-earlier mysterious death of a woman whose ghost now reenacts her hanging by dropping over the banister from the second floor to terrify anyone on the landing or at the bottom…
Scott McCord and Elizabeth Saunders Talk the From Season 2 finale
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale.] How’s everyone doing after that finale? While we wait and wonder and hope for a third season announcement, soon, here’s what Scott McCord and Elizabeth Saunders had to say about their parts of the finale, and where they hope they get to go next….
Scott McCord and Elizabeth Saunders Talk From Season 2 + A Season Finale Preview
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] It all comes down this, #FROMily. As Sunday’s episode wraps up Season 2, we begin with the aftermath of the terrifying onset of seemingly simultaneous attacks on Julie, Marielle, and Randall, which accelerate the “We gotta get out of this place” of it all. Sara comes…
Alison Sweeney Talks About What’s Next for Hannah and Mike After Carrot Cake Murder: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
[Warning: Spoilers for Carrot Cake Murder.] Everybody OK after that Hannah Swensen Mystery twist? Thankfully, our favorite crime-solving couple is still on speaking term, even if they’re on a break (hopefully not that kind of break). Most importantly, we already know this isn’t the last film in the series. No…
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…