The Last Ship
Executive Producer: Michael Bay
Starring: Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, Alex Baldwin, Charles Parnell, John Piper-Ferguson
Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet’s population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
There are few shows on television worth watching these days. The Last Ship is one of them. The premise is that the crew of a Navy Ship are stuck at sea while a scientist on board is trying to find a vaccine for a pandemic that has killed most of humanity. But this show is different from the rest of the end of the world as we know it TV shows of late. In The Last Ship, the crew has doubts, fears, and bouts with hopelessness but still acts as if honor and virtue mean something. Another rare and surprising feature is the positive response to God in the face of disaster.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers, so don’t read any further if you haven’t seen the show, but here’s some of the most poignant moments.
After the crew finds out about the pandemic, they meet for a memorial prayer service and hold up pictures off their loved ones.
When the captain doubts himself, his officer tells him there is a reason God has them alive on this ship. He tells the captain that he should trust that there’s a reason he is in charge and do what he thinks is best.
When they are stuck at sea and need a wind to save them, the crew prays.
They save a group of people from a bad man, but on their way back to the ship, they pass a group of people with the virus that they can’t stop to help.
The captain and a few men save a girl from her ship, but when he might die, he admits he’s afraid.
This show is one of my favorites by far and a must see.