Tom Chandler and his crew refueled and gathered supplies at Gitmo on last Sunday's The Last Ship and then were unnecessarily delayed by Dr. Quincy Tophet. As the hour ended, a Russian ship approached and the USS Nathan James was put into danger. In "Dead Reckoning," Chandler goes head-to-head against the Russians.
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It's About Rachel
The Russian commander wants Rachel and the primordial sample. He will go to great lengths to force Chandler into complying with his demands. It turns out that Chandler is familiar with the Russian commander's military prowess, so he recognizes it won't be easy to get out of this standoff.
Crazy Russian at the Helm
Okay, the commander of the Russian ship may not be certifiably crazy, but he definitely takes extreme measures to demonstrate his commitment to get Rachel and the sample. Chandler offers a compromise and the Russian's reaction is unexpected.
As Different As Can Be
Chandler and the Russian commander have very different leadership and strategy styles, which makes for an explosive and intense deadlock. Each move by the Russian infuriates Chandler more and the US Commander doesn't hold back. He's pushed to the brink, but is he bluffing?
Quincy Tophet is a Traitor
Quincy was responsible for holding up the USS Nathan James and allowing the Russians to get into the area while the Navy destroyer was still in port. That put the US crew at a disadvantage in the fight. Quincy's motivation for helping the Russians will be revealed and he will be pushed into taking further action for the Russians, which leads to a showdown in the mess hall.
"Dead Reckoning" Sneak Peek
The Last Ship airs Sundays at 9pm ET on TNT.
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