I didn’t think much of ‘The Last Ship’ posters, it didn’t really tell me anything about the show, but the fact that Eric Dane was starring in the show intrigued me. I’ve missed him ever since he was killed off of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. So I took a look at the preview and the show had so much more to offer than what the poster suggested.
The new series is about a virus that has spread rapidly across the world. Eric’s character, Captain Tom Chandler, welcomed scientist, Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra, ‘Shooter’), on to his Navy ship, so her and her partner could search for samples of the virus to find a cure. Chandler had no idea what they were really doing, he thought they were researching birds.
His crew was sent on a mission to the arctic and were radio silent, when they made contact again, the virus had spread and the president and vice president were dead.
Now it is up to them to stay alive and find a cure and they have no idea when or if they can ever go home again.
That’s pretty much the gist of the show. But just as you think you know all the basics, the writers throw in a little twist at the end.
We get introduced to a few characters, but we only really get to know Chandler and Dr. Scott. But I guess if the writers or the network are hoping to at least stir a little interest in the show with Eric, it was probably successful.
The series has a lot of potential, if done well. The coming episodes will shed more light on if the show is worth investing in.
Check on the trailer for the new show: