TNT’s The Last Ship Fight the Ship TV Show Review. The Last Ship: Season 2, Episode 2: Fight the Ship raised the stakes as the second part of the season premiere continued with the war between the Nathan James crew and Amy Granderson’s (Alfre Woodard) troops. It was all men on deck as the crew fought back to regain control of the ship. Meanwhile, Chandler (Eric Dane) and Thorwald (Titus Welliver) took on Granderson as they reached the tower to get the electricity back on in Baltimore.
The second hour of the premiere wasted no time as the action was taking place on both sides as Granderson’s goons are slowly taken out and rounded up within the Nathan James. With the Olympia power plant shut down, everyone managed to stay on their toes to survive what’s coming next at the war zone. Chandler’s family also managed to hold their own with the help of Captain Jeter (Charles Parnell) against the Avocet troopers.
Onboard the Nathan James, CDR Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and the crew get involved in a power struggle against the troopers who have taken over their ship. Not giving up, Amy Granderson persuades her men to fight back against the Navy to control the situation, but fight takes a drastic turn after her daughter Alisha (Christina Elmore) gets shot in the crossfire. With Chandler and Thorwald confronting Granderson as her experiment goes down in flames, the new world suddenly goes into chaos and not everybody comes out alive as the season premiere draws to a close.
If what happened in the second half didn’t please fans, then we don’t know what will. The highlight of the episode came from Amy Granderson as she watched the city she built from the ground up comes tumbling down. Alfre Woodard impresses during the second hour as we see her moral compass exposed for all to see. With little humanity left in her, Amy pushed her troops over the edge and paid the price for it as the body count kept rising.
With the lights out in Baltimore, the action continued as the intensity kept coming one after another. After what we witnessed during the first hour, we were already pumped for the second part as we saw the outcome of the battle between the Navy and the troopers. It was thrilling to see if our heroes made it, increasing the pressure of what might happen next. Chandler, Thorward, and Slattery stepped up their game as they took down the Avocet as the intensity never stopped. After that big reveal on during the season one finale, it was a matter of time before the Nathan James crew got back on their feet and fixed the problem.
The pace was relentless, so once the premiere was over, we were worn out. This just proves the power that the writers have for crafting a great ending to last season’s cliffhanger. Watching this episode had us rooting for the good guys to come out on top and hope for a better future for the city of Baltimore. With the lights back on, the tension increased with Alisha shot and the Avocet turning on the Navy. Even with the city and the crew back to normal, the status of the population will create a new challenge for our team going forward.
Everyone made their choices in order to survive, which is what this show played out in the season premiere. But in the end, bravery, accuracy, and fearlessness won the day. It will take a whole lot more to cure the rest of the world. Amy Granderson couldn’t accept the reality that the cure could help the world, so she became a tyrant rather than a liberator. It was interesting that she took her own life rather than admit her guilt and face the world. Feeling that Granderson made some poor choices was what made Woodard’s performance really shine. She believed what she was doing was right, but if the world has no soul then it’s not worth saving. This could’ve been avoided if Granderson chose to leave.
Thorwald knew the risks of preserving the world’s soul, so his death should carry meaning throughout the season. Titu Welliver is one of those actors who can bring some humor into the seriousness of a situation. It was sad to see him go, but it should give an impact to what this show’s all about.
Overall, the second hour of the season premiere didn’t stop on the action and took our breath away until the end. This is precisely the reason why The Last Ship is great television – to see our heroes never giving up and fixing what’s wrong with the world. With some outstanding performances, the bar is set all the way up and gives us a glimpse of what to expect for the rest of the season.
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