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The Last Ship “Solace” 

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Photo Credit: Doug Hyun/TNT

The Last Ship returns to its familiar episode with the most recent episode, “Solace.” What does that mean? Bombs and explosions and gunfire, oh my!

It also means the crew of the Nathan James are doing what they do best, rescuing innocent people as they work toward a larger goal of spreading the cure.

The crew heads back out to sea in this episode, and they find a hospital ship that they hope will be the key to helping them create more doses of the cure. But when they try to hail it, they get no response, and something feels very off.

They assume everyone on the hospital ship has died from the virus, so they board it in hopes of at least making use of the lab that has been developed there. Honestly, after everything these guys have been through, you’d think they would learn. But, these are a positive bunch, and they have an important goal that is worth the risk.

Naturally, when the crew boards the ship, it’s not at all what they expect to see. They don’t see any dead bodies. They don’t see anyone at all. At least not at first. It doesn’t take long for them to find themselves in danger. They find a mass of dead bodies that are lined up and brutally executed, then have a few good shoot outs with our new villains, who are more than prepared for a fight.

By the way, the crew also has two new additions that they picked up in Norfolk – Ravit Bivas (Inbar Lavi) and Wolf Taylor (Bren Foster). We don’t learn much about them in this episode, but it looks like Taylor is NOT a dude you want to mess around with. He takes out a whole slew of bad guys without breaking a sweat.

And of course, a fearless Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) finds time to crack the occasional joke, and also takes a risk with the bomb that’s set to blow up the hospital ship. I’m not clear on how this works exactly, but it seems a piece of the bomb is needed to be in contact with metal or else it would blow. So Tex just says, “Ah, hell,” then he takes off running with the bomb and throws it overboard just in time to watch it explode over the ocean.

I swear, if there is anything these guys have good luck with, it’s timing.

By the end of the episode, the bad guys are dealt with (well, these are) but the lab on the hospital ship is completely destroyed. The crew of the Nathan James brings aboard those who remain, including a little extra help for working on the cure.

Something else is looming, though. The bad guys on the ship were part of a bigger group of villains who are traveling with patient zero, and they have some terrible plans.

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.

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