What a mess Captain Chaplin has gotten himself and his crew in on Last Resort. On "Blue on Blue," they found themselves being hit on all sides. The USS Illinois was approaching, as well as, 20 warships from the United States, plus the Russians decided to get in the fight.
I was worried what would happen when the Americans were pit against Americans in a life or death fight, but that battle will have to wait for another day. The crew of the USS Colorado are patriots, they aren't traitors and Captain Chaplin is not a "Nuclear Mad Man," but it's all about the spin.
The US government is portraying them as such and so the world believes it. Should they talk now or show their strength first? That was the question posed by Chaplin and answered by Kendal. Talking will get them killed. Whatever entity or person within the government that sent the order will stop at nothing to protect themselves. It appears they put Linus in a coma for looking into the kill order.
Will Kylie be able to figure out the truth? She is investigating for self-preservation, but she truly seems to want to get to the bottom of the mystery. Will the attack on her colleague push her even further? In the premiere, she came across as cold and all about her Perseus prototype, but she started to show that while she is passionate, she does care.
"One of these days you're going to have to decide what side you are on." rang true for many of the people involved. Christine overcame the military interrogation and stood by her husband. Kendal put all his trust in Chaplin. Shepard backed up her Captain and XO. Sophie helped Kendal find an ambush location. And, even though it was fleeting, James was there to protect Shepard and Kendal.
Those sailors who ran off will have to make their own decision, as well as, the SEALs on the island. And, back in the United States, which side will people land? Will Grace Shepard's father back her up? And, what will Kylie do with the order number she found in Linus's pocket?
With the United States treating the USS Colorado crew as traitors and a threat, the military and inhabitants on the island are at constant risk. "Blue on Blue" showed they are at even greater peril from other countries or organization that want to steal the nuclear submarine.
For now, that island is the "biggest bullseye on the planet." Last Resort has quickly become my favorite new show of the season. It has action, intrigue, moral dilemmas, and characters you care about after only two episodes.
Are you loving it as much as I am? Who is your favorite character? What do you want to see happen next? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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