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The Last Ship “Achilles” 

What does it mean to be immune?

On The Last Ship “Achilles,” there’s a whole lot of action and a major discovery: Dr. Scott now knows that there are more people who are naturally immune to this virus than she originally thought.

And they’re totally dangerous.

These people believe they are the chosen, and they have big plans to take over the world. Those plans include destroying The Nathan James, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned many times, it’s that you should never underestimate Captain Chandler.

Photo Credit: Doug Hyun/TNT
Photo Credit: Doug Hyun/TNT

Most of the episode is a chase between The Nathan James and the submarine, which includes the leader of the naturally immune, Sean Ramsey, along with Neils Sorensen.

Ramsey explains to Sorensen how he took over the submarine after members of the crew died around him. He says he believes the gene that makes him immune is fate — giving him a large ego and making him feel completely powerful.

Ramsey: “This here, this plague and all, ain’t no accident. Design. That’s what this is. Design.”

Sorensen gives Ramsey information on the ship, telling him they basically left him to die. He also gives Ramsey a warning about who he’s dealing with.

Sorensen: “You have to be careful with this Chandler, okay. He’s very resourceful.”

Meanwhile, back on the ship, Slattery questions a prisoner from that submarine, who claims he didn’t know the men from the sub were planning to kill people on Solace. He apologizes, and even asks for asylum.

He’s pretty convincing, but guess what? It’s never a good idea to trust someone who says that. I’m just saying.

The submarine comes dangerously close to The Nathan James, and they begin a game of cat and mouse. The Nathan James goes quiet, which means exactly what it sounds like it means. The Master Chief gives the order, and I don’t think we’ve ever seen that guy so serious and authoritative – and ominous. The crew prepares, and even the dog has to stay down.

Slattery takes the prisoner onto the deck, where he tries to trade him water for information. Remember when I said you should never trust someone a situation like this? After one sip of water, the prisoner starts violently spitting up blood.

He’s swallowed a beacon, and says his people will find them. He also says they’ve already taken Europe. He keeps saying they are “all like me,” which doesn’t make much since at first.

After a chase and some evading of torpedoes (who else thought the ship would actually be hit?!) Chandler and Slattery discover news worse than they could possibly imagine. The submarine is targeting all the labs in the US. They want to control the cure.

Chandler talks to his family, who all seem to be afraid. That is, except for Chandler’s dad, who assures him he has things under control. I don’t know about you, but that kind of a statement just makes me think something bad is going to happen back home.

Then Dr. Scott comes in with the news. After testing the prisoner’s blood, she learns that he is naturally immune, and that there is a much higher percentage of people who are. And those people? They want the cure destroyed so they can take over the world. They’ve already taken Europe, and now? They want to take over America.

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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1 Comment

  1. Rogue Demon Hunter

    this episode was awesome, from the red october-ish chase & that spanish dude to when they finally shoot at each other & that crazy ending. this show is really really good! i was wondering what they were going to do after they found a cure & they figured out a way to keep it interesting.

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