The Last Ship Devil May Care Review. The Last Ship: Season 3, Episode 4: Devil May Care drew a lot of emphasis back home as President Michener (Mark Moses) faced a lot of pressure from the public and the media regarding the hostage situation in Asia. This season has shown that even though the world has changed for the better, the media still can go after their presidential leader and expose their flaws.
President Michener became more involved with the seasonal arc than the past three episodes as he had the weight of the world on his shoulders. At the same time, he was faced with a difficult task, which was to bring the crew of the Nathan James safely home to their families before they fall victim to Takehaya (Hiroyuki Sanada) and his men. We learn that Takehaya is using the blood of Mike Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and his crew for their own benefit. The infamous pirate also gave an ultimatim to the President: Either move their ships out of Okinawa or he will execute the crew one by one. With only 36 hours to comply, it didn’t give Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and the crew a lot of time.
In order to locate his crew, Chandler had to make the difficult decision to an alliance with Chinese President Peng Wu (Fernando Chien), a man that he doesn’t trust. However, it turns out that even Peng is after Takehaya, so the two men have a common enemy to catch. With some help from Sasha (Bridget Regan), Danny Green (Travis Van Winkle), and Wolf Taylor (Bren Foster), Chandler’s team managed to sneak into Peng’s mansion undetected and force Peng’s hand into helping them refuel in order to set sail to where Takehaya is. The show proved once again how smart and tactical Chandler is in situations like this where he must act quickly. Towards the end, Chandler and the Nathan James are put in another tight spot at sea where it may be impossible to escape.
As Tom and his crew attempt to learn how to stop their enemy, Mike begins to understand the pain that his captor is going through. Despite being angry with Takehaya in what he’s doing to Mike and his men, he does start to realize where he is coming from and knows he’s also struggling to stay alive.
Even Danny’s wife Kara (Marissa Neitling) has also had problems back home as she tries to contain the story on the hostage crisis. Kara has the tough job of bringing her husband and the crew home while also protecting the reputation of President Michener, causing Kara to spar against reporter Jacob Barnes. Jacob has become more determined than ever to expose Michener as a bad leader to the American public and failing to protect them. The ambitious reporter has forced America to consider the fact that Michener is lying to them and is risking the government on an alliance with China and the rest of Asia.
‘Devil May Care’ put the spotlight on President Michener as he tries to control the situation with Asia while also protecting the American people. We get to learn more about Takehaya and where he’s coming from, making him more of a sincerely flawed character. The torture scenes also show another side to Takehaya where he is mostly feared by those who stand in his way. With these new alliances forging, it will be interesting to see how they play out as the season progresses.
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