The Last Ship Recap Season 2

The Last Ship Recap: Sneak Attacks

This week on TNT’s The Last Ship, both the Nathan James and the White House were targeted by traitors. Who was behind the double-cross, and why?

Racing against time to track down Peng’s arsenal of anti-cure payloads, the Nathan James was led to the island of Paraiso, a long-abandoned military base. There, they were met by… a jaunty fellow in tennis whites. The local insisted that all was idyllic on the isle, that Peng leaves them be, while their meager sewing factory manufactures jeans and what not. But nothing smells quite right in “Paradise,” as Danny learns when a little girl alerts them to a second factory on the island.

There, Chandler, Danny, Wolf and Sasha are met by soldiers and gunfire — which they (remarkably) manage to suppress. Afterward, they find inside the hidden factory what remains of Peng’s anti-cure assembly line, and a clue pointing to Korea as the next target.

Operating off a best guess from Takehaya, the James arranges to meet up with the Shackleton and Hayward, to triangulate and intercept the Chinese war ship carrying the anti-cure. Little do they know, someone inside the White House has been sneaking their coordinates to the enemy all season long, which Kara slowly realizes after she and her friend crack the code. Alas, Kara is a second too late to alert the James and abort their mission, and all three destroyers are fired upon from a land battery. The Shackleton is sunk and the Hayward is majorly damaged, with a total of 83 dead.

Back at the the-last-ship-rivera-shawWhite House in St. Louis, Kara comes to suspect that weasely Rivera is behind the treasonous transmissions. But as she follows him to a meet-up, chief of staff Allison Shaw confronts President Oliver and orders him to “sit down.” When POTUS goes to have the usurper ejected, he is assured that all lines to the outside have been cut, and that the chief of staff’s security detail has been “repurposed” to guard Oliver. Shaw is not acting alone in this coup, but with the backing of all the regional leaders, who have decided that a centralized power is not what a hurting America needs right now.

Meanwhile in the parking garage, Kara from the shadows witnesses Rivera and a senator being assassinated by goons. As the police begin marshaling the streets, she slowly slips away….

What did you think of the episode “Paradise” and the lonnnng-awaited mole reveal? And did Shaw apply bronzer just before the betrayal?

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12 Comments
  1. Kevin Fowler says:

    This storyline is getting old and it is bull. There is no way Captain Chandler would ever be arrested. He and the crew of the Nathan James are hero’s. I think it is time for Nathan James to return back to U.S. and deal with all these traitors.

  2. Shaun says:

    Why is she snitching on the Nathan James then?!I smell a power play from afar.

  3. grazelled says:

    I liked this show when it was the ship fighting for the survival of the world a lot more than this season.

    • NRQ says:

      Couldn’t agree more. This season isn’t as good or riveting as the first two were. The whole power play at the White House with Elisabeth Rohm’s character was so predictable and stupid. What a waste of a talented actress like Rohm and of potential for this show. Get the Nathan James back out to sea and kicking butt with better, less boring, story lines.

    • Justin Belanger says:

      They are still fighting for the survival of the world….what show have you been watching?

  4. Kevin Fowler says:

    This storyline is getting old quick. There is no way Captain Chandler or the crew of the Nathan James would be arrested, they are all heroes. Sound to this just an excuse to take over government by a bunch of power hungry weesals. It’s time for Chandler and the Nathan James to return to U.S. and squash this little coup.

    • Justin Belanger says:

      You must have a short attention span. The story was getting old in the first half of the season and now things have picked up quite drastically. It’s how good shows pace themselves instead of just ramming things down your throat every episode with no functional continuity.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I knew Allison was the traitor from the start. Can’t wait for the next episode when Tex returns

    • notfeelingencouraged says:

      Exactly what I was thinking, time for Tex to ride in on his steed (motorcycle) and start knocking heads around and putting things back into place.

  6. Mark W says:

    Isn’t it interesting that miss shaw is the conniving witch behind this conspiracy,sort of in the mold of Hillary Clinton.

  7. Erik Arteaga says:

    Did Shaw have President Mitchner assassinated. She warned POTUS that he would meet a swift end like Mitchner had? Or did Mitchner indeed killed himself?