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TV Review: THE LAST SHIP: Season 2, Episode 13: A More Perfect Union [TNT]

Mark Moses Eric Dane Season Two Finale The Last Ship

TNT’s The Last Ship A More Perfect Union TV Show Review. The Last Ship: Season 2, Episode 13: A More Perfect Union closed the second season with some traveling, reunions, and someone getting shot. The episode toned things down after what happened during last week’s action-packed episode. The season finale’s story focused on the Nathan James going around the country spreading the cure and rebuilding the nation.

The immunes were in the finale as well, but in a quick battle with the Navy when they tried to pose as them to spread the virus onto the civilians. However, the Nathan James managed to get there in time to put a stop to them and their new leader Kevin McDowell (Patrick Brennan). It was strange to see it over and done so swiftly, but the finale relied more on helping spread the cure and restore the country to what it once was.

The most touching scenes came from the reunions between the crewmembers and their families. Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) reuniting with his daughter was just waiting to happen ever since the military contractor spoke of her during the season. Despite fighting against the immunes along the way, the reunion between father and daughter was bittersweet. Another heartwarming reunion came between Master Chief Russ Jeter (Charles Parnell) and his in-laws. We never knew much about Jeter’s personal life, but it was nice to see that he cares for family very much.

Once the team landed in St. Louis, President Michener (Mark Moses) officially sworn in as the new President of the United States. Michener has shown great leadership in these past few episodes and his speeches were powerful and inspirational to the citizens. There are still lots to do for the new leader as the nation starts to rebuild. You can bet that the Nathan James will be involved in the recovery effort so it will be interesting to see what they do to help the country.

It was also nice to see the crew unwind a bit during the Inaugural Ball. It was incredibly touching of the crew giving a toast to those who they lost. Danny Green’s (Travis Van Winkle) marriage proposal was really adorable and seeing Kara Foster’s (Marissa Neitling) expression was precious. Even the sing-along with the crew was hilarious to watch.

The team has been out at see looking for the cure, perfecting the cure, and fighting off against outside threats. We never see them at home doing other duties outside of just operating the ship, especially since their main agenda was cure related. The question that remains is, what will the Nathan James be doing now? That will certainly be answered when the new season begins.

Seeing Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) speaking again after the murder trial was nice. It was good to see that Chandler in some ways forgave Rachel for what she did and it even seemed like the two were warming up to each other. Even though there was no romance going on between them, you can’t help but wonder if the two would ever end up together. It was perhaps hinted towards that when Chandler told Rachel that she knows where to find him when she returns from her tour with the President’s team.

The season ended on a major cliffhanger when Rachel gets shot in the chest by one of the immunes who escaped that fight earlier with the crew. It wasn’t the best way to end the season, but it leaves the door open to see whether the doctor lives or dies. It would’ve been better to set up a new threat or issue for the next season rather than trying to kill a character. It’s more than likely that Rachel will survive because without her, how will the team be able to stop the virus from spreading? It doesn’t look like she has very long, so hopefully either Chandler or someone else finds her before it’s too late.

The finale closed the season with the promise of some new challenges for the crew to face when the show returns for a third outing. Michener mentioned the challenges of keeping things in order in this new world, so it will be a real challenge to put the government back together. Obviously there will be more members of the team to help the President because the Navy alone isn’t going to be enough to run a country. With Rachel’s life in the balance, her fate is unknown until the next season premiere. It’s also going to be interesting to see how the combat will be integrated into next season’s plot to rebuild the nation.

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Mufsin Mahbub

Mufsin is a freelance writer from New York who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism at Long Island University. He has written for publications like HollywoodLife, Clubplanet, and Heavy. He is an avid lover for everything related to TV and film. He has gone to dozens of film screenings, press events, and loves to attend New York Comic Con every year. He gives an honest opinion on every TV show or film that people are going to be talking about.

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