TNT’s The Last Ship Valkyrie TV Show Review. The Last Ship: Season 2, Episode 11: Valkyrie had the Nathan James crew see the full ramifications of Sean Ramsey’s (Brian O’Byrne) plan to turn the American people against the Navy. The Navy is usually the ones who you consider in high regard, or at least until the world went into chaos. What culminated in the episode were American civilians going after the crew, causing some of them to lose their lives. The stakes have certainly gone up as we have only two episodes left this season. With the whole country against them, Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his team aren’t just fighting the Immunes or the Ramseys, but he also has to fight Americans.
The mission for our heroes was to find the source of the signal where Sean’s broadcast was coming from. We finally get to see the entire cast being utilized with everyone having a task to do. Even if some of them were playing small parts on the show, they still made a huge impact. This worked out really well because we get invested in their characters and feel the emotions that they have during the mission. It’s not easy balancing a huge cast, and the show could’ve showed only some of the crew or replaced some of the characters that weren’t needed, which other shows tend to do. Committing to using the entire ensemble worked out well in quality during this episode.
Michener (Mark Moses) really has taken stepped up as President so far. He seems to have seen the evil in Ramsey’s ways and what drastic measures he has taken to take out the crew. He made a powerful speech, which should gain quite a following with the American people.
What also was good to see was the relationship between Chandler and Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) starting to mend a little. They seem to understand that they’re both vital to the mission, so fighting among themselves will only make things worse. They still have a long way to go in fixing their relationship, but after having Chandler nearly facing death, they both seem to have calmed down towards the path of resolution.
Despite losing Andy Chung (Andy Tran) during the firefight at the oilrig, the hugest loss we’ve witnessed so far was Ravit Bivas (Inbar Lavi). Even though she wasn’t with the crew very long, she did make a huge impact on the ship since joining them. It was especially hard for Carlton Burk (Jocko Sims), who started to have feelings for her. Jeter’s (Charles Parnell) eulogy was just what the crew needs in order to move on from their loss and prepare for their upcoming battle against the Ramseys.
The Nathan James are in a tough spot, and the only one who can turn the tide in this battle is tech genius Valerie (Tania Raymonde), who is also known as Valkyrie. Valerie turned out to be the one responsible for the broadcast made by Sean that was addressed to the American people. Chandler and Valerie both have a heated discussion on who the good guys are and after what the hacker witnesses what happens to the crew, she understands that she was on the wrong side of the war. It looks like Valerie will be an important character for the rest of the story, as she would probably help repair the Navy’s image to gain trust of the American people.
‘Valkyrie’ turned out to be a crazy and satisfying episode. We weren’t sure if we wanted to say goodbye to Ravit, but it was better to kill the one that audiences were getting comfortable with. The vaccine wasn’t talked about a lot, which can be a letdown but with what transpired in this episode, it’s hard not to ignore what happened to the crew. The last two episodes will determine the outcome in this battle, so it will be exciting to see the final showdown between the ship and the submarine.
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