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TV Review: THE LAST SHIP: Season 2, Episode 9: Uneasy Lies the Head [TNT]

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TNT’s The Last Ship Safe Zone TV Show Review. The Last Ship: Season 2, Episode 9: Uneasy Lies the Head had a lot of anger going around at the Nathan James. It was hard for Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) when she had no choice but to work with her enemy Niels Sorensen (Ebon Moss-Bachrach), who help spread the virus. The whole crew pretty much felt the same way having the man who generated the virus on board their ship in order to help create a vaccine. But what happened next really pushed Rachel over the edge.

As we know, Niels is beyond redemption after infecting billions of people worldwide. He can go under anyone’s skin, especially what he did with the Immunes by using teddy bears to infect children. He is one of those villains that can’t be saved and is mostly a lost cause. The show has done a great job making a villain who has no remorse for mankind. Just seeing Niels on screen just makes anyone creep out from his appearance, even after what Rachel did to him towards the end of the hour.

What was even creepier was seeing how Rachel tried to get close to Niels in order to get information from him to complete the structure sequence for the virus. It makes you wonder what was on Rachel’s mind after doing what she did to get Niels to spill out any details he was hiding. You can see that Rachel was hiding all that rage as she worked with the man who was responsible for the death of her mentor, Dr. Hunter.

Once Rachel found a solution to create a cure that was just as transmittable as the virus, she saw no need for Niels anymore. Hence, this was the end of the road for Patient Zero, and killing him didn’t seem to faze her at all. Rachel’s calmness, determination, and professionalism turned out to be the most worrisome. Just when Niels thought he was in control, he had no idea that Rachel was playing him the whole time. There is simply no turning back for Rachel after crossing this line. After what we just witnessed, it looks like we are seeing a whole new side of Rachel we have never seen before. Will things ever be the same for her now? Only time will tell.

Meanwhile, Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his crew went out in search for muscles for Rachel, but the gang stumble upon a group of teenage rebels living on their own. We seem to forget at times what would happen to the young when they fend for themselves in an apocalyptic world. Luckily, it seemed that the kids were only trying to survive and not killing people unless they have to. There was a father-son like bond between the group’s leader Ray Diaz (Adam Irigoyen) and Chandler after the two of them came to an understanding. They make a deal to stop the bounty hunters who are after the crew in exchange for Ray joining them and helping them out.

The two groups managed to stop the bounty hunters, but not without sacrifice as one of Ray’s friends got killed. It was understandable for this to happen as the kids learn about the cost of war. For a leader, it’s all about staying strong and moving forward – which was what the new President (Mark Moses) had to learn during his first day on the job. Michener was struggling at first during the episode, but he managed to pull through and even came up with a plan to stop the Immunes and help the rest of America.

Overall, ‘Uneasy Lies the Head’ had shown us a different Rachel and we are now invested in seeing how she develops as a character once she goes through this change in personality. It was great seeing Chandler passing on what he knows about being a leader to the next generation and treating them with respect. The only issue was that the crew had to look after them, taking the action away for a while. It turned into more of a babysitting mission, but other than that, there were some good developments. We were skeptic to see Michener as President and worried about a power struggle within the ship, but it seems like it worked out pretty well. With Niels out, it will be interesting to see how the crew reacts to this and what will happen to Rachel moving forward.

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About the author

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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