TNT’s The Last Ship Alone and Unafraid TV Show Review. The Last Ship: Season 2, Episode 7: Alone and Unafraid was an intense hour as most of the crew had to go through what was the team’s biggest enemy this season: The immune cult. Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) was on a mission to rescue and reform Michener (Mark Moses), who may be the next leader of the United States. This was a risky mission for the team in order to save one person from a compound of innocent but disillusioned immunes.
This was an action-packed episode where everyone was pretty much on the same page, so we didn’t get any subplots here because all the characters were focused on one objective. What the Nathan James crew had to do was to gain the compound’s trust with the people and the leader. The hard part was to get Michener out of there without a scratch, which was easier said than done. Chandler was able to play the hero as Carlton Burk (Jocko Sims) and Ravit Bivas (Inbar Lavi) had to rely on their own skill set to get out of this situation without getting killed.
The episode picks up right where we left off as the Nathan James splits up into three teams set to infiltrate Sean’s (Brian O’Byrne) camp of immunes. There were so many instances where any one of their covers could’ve been blown, especially when Tex (John Pyper-Ferguson) and Danny (Travis Van Winkle) spot Niel (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) among them.
Seeing Niel recognizing Tex, the former mercenary managed to escape suspicious from Patient Zero. However, seeing what happened here raised some interesting points. What would happen if Sean and Ned (Nick Court) figured out the truth about Niel? If they found out the truth, it would expose Sean’s beliefs of being chosen to be a lie. This would be great turn of events if that were to happen.
It was a real close one that everyone on the crew made it out alive. No one on the look out team had access to communicate with those on the field, but everyone managed to complete the mission and made a quick getaway back to the Nathan James. We even got to see their helicopter in good use for this rescue op.
Everyone had to go in deep, so without comms, it was a dangerous mission that could end in death. The teams were separated, but they timed everything precisely the way it was planned on their mission. It was all luck and skill that the Nathan James got out of this one without a scratch. As long as we are talking about skill, let’s go over how Chandler’s team did a mission without tactical support. Ravit managed to do some profiling to find out where the compound was keeping the president. Tom then had to use his charismatic wit to fool the security guards and cook up a bomb scare. We really liked that cover story Tom came up with when asked about his experience as a bodyguard. Protecting a teen pop star? That really fooled them.
This episode got to show how these three guys can work together. They pretty much used the people around them to succeed in their mission. The best sequence in this episode was Chandler and the team acquiring the President and their escape. The kitchen scene had some of the best throw downs so far this season. Seeing the action was an enjoyable watch and it got us excited. It was an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that had an outstanding finish.
The British sub was a different story as we saw the chaos that was taking place underwater. There was a lot of yelling and nothing could get done with all that ruckus. It was fun to see what their situation was like opposed to the crew at the Nathan James. The Navy ship outmaneuvered the sub, getting out of harms way.
‘Along and Unafraid’ was a different episode as we see a rescue mission that turned into a high stakes game of poker between the crew and the immune compound. The team finally got through it, but the struggle isn’t over as they figure out what to do with Michener as he has already gone deep into the immune’s cause. Chandler is going to have a tough time with him, as we all know that Michener is not fit to run a country. But we shouldn’t doubt the crew’s ability to get out of this one, so let’s see what happens.
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