The BEST Episodes of The Last Ship

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2022

Network: TNT (US)

After a pandemic kills 80% of the world's population, the crew of an unaffected Navy ship - the USS Nathan James - must try to find a cure to save humanity. Their mission is simple: Find a cure, stop the virus.

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Cry Havoc

#1 - Cry Havoc

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 30, 2015

After retrieving the mastermind behind the Immune communications network, Nathan James finds itself trapped between the sub and civilian blockades set up by the Immunes. Chandler sends Dr. Scott and the cure off the ship under the protection of XO Slattery as the James heads towards its inevitable final showdown with the sub.

star 8.12
3,663 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Mark Malone, Nic Van Zeebroeck
Don't Look Back

#2 - Don't Look Back

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 11, 2016

The fight for America comes to an end; Chandler faces a challenge that could change his life forever.

star 8.03
4,185 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Jill Blankenship, Onalee Hunter
A More Perfect Union

#3 - A More Perfect Union

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 6, 2015

Season Finale- With their mission now fully dedicated to spreading the cure, Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at pre-selected ports across the country, where all will receive the cure. However, small Immune factions remain active in their quest to fight the cure and fulfill Ramsey's dreams.

star 7.98
3,667 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Anne Cofell Saunders
No Place Like Home

#4 - No Place Like Home

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 24, 2014

Chandler and his crew finally returns home, where a former D.C. power player is fending off a dangerous warlord who threatens her hopes of restoring law and order in society. Now with a location and a means to finalize their mission, Chandler sets out to save his dying family, only to discover something absolutely terrifying about this brave new world.

star 7.97
4,560 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Steven Kane
Legacy

#5 - Legacy

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 28, 2016

Chandler faces his powerful enemy in a final showdown. Kara joins someone that can help with her mission.

star 7.89
4,135 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Hiram Martinez
Resistance

#6 - Resistance

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 4, 2016

Chandler returns to America to find out what has really been happening.

star 7.88
4,141 votes
Trials

#7 - Trials

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 17, 2014

Rachel and Chandler ask for six volunteers to participate in human trials of her vaccine, but the tests could be a living hell as the virus and the vaccine do battle inside their bodies. Meanwhile back in the States, Chandler’s wife and father are doing everything they can to keep their family alive.

star 7.87
4,532 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Onalee Hunter
Paradise

#8 - Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 14, 2016

Chandler gets a lead that could help answer threatening questions. Kara does some digging in the White House.

star 7.86
4,072 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Jorge Zamacona
Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar...

#9 - Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar...

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 10, 2014

With Chandler and Tex caught in a dangerous situation, Slattery has to step into the role as commanding officer. Torn between a mission with the fate of the world at stake and a Captain (and friend) in danger, Slattery has to find a way to get his people back without losing the most important asset: the vaccine prototype.

star 7.83
4,756 votes
Writers: Cameron Welsh, Josh Schaer
Valkyrie

#10 - Valkyrie

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 23, 2015

After a message is broadcast implicating the Navy in a devastating disaster, Chandler looks to infiltrate the network and regain the trust of the American people.

star 7.82
3,530 votes
Writers: Steven Kane
Fight the Ship

#11 - Fight the Ship

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 21, 2015

After the horrifying revelations and reversals of fortune in Baltimore, Chandler and his fractured team join forces with an underground resistance in an attempt to defeat Amy Granderson. With doses of the cure running low, Rachel tries to do some good for the sick while remaining a prisoner at Avocet. Meanwhile, Slattery and the crew of Nathan James are in a race against time to save an injured Dr. Tophet and regain control of their ship.

star 7.81
3,737 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Hank Steinberg, Steven Kane
Scuttle

#12 - Scuttle

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 21, 2016

Chandler finds himself making a difficult decision when an order comes in from the White House.

star 7.81
4,161 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Ira Parker
Honor

#13 - Honor

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 28, 2018

Chandler must devise a plan to avoid losing everything, while a devastating hostage situation occurs back home.

star 7.80
1,389 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Onalee Hunter
Achilles

#14 - Achilles

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 12, 2015

With a small group of survivors from Solace in tow, Chandler and his crew square off against an enemy of the most dangerous kind - a nuclear-powered submarine led by rogue British naval officers, Sean and Ned Ramsey. XO Slattery interrogates a captured mercenary from the hospital ship in an effort to extract information on the sub and its mission. As Nathan James engages in a perilous game of cat-and- mouse, the truth about the mercenary sub unfolds.

star 7.77
3,597 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Mark Malone
Solace

#15 - Solace

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 5, 2015

The crew of Nathan James discovers that hospital ship USNS Solace was sent to sea to wait for Dr. Scott's cure. Captain Chandler sees an opportunity to add another ship to their fleet while Rachel is eager to find a lab better equipped to replicate the vaccine. When Solace fails to respond to radio communications, Chandler and his team board the ship...and come face-to-face with an unexpected enemy.

star 7.76
3,685 votes
Writers: Steven Kane
Minefield

#16 - Minefield

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 10, 2016

Chandler's mission becomes complicated as his position is worsened. President Michener faces pressure from the regional leaders.

star 7.75
4,179 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Mark Malone
Unreal City

#17 - Unreal City

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2015

After the horrifying revelations and reversals of fortune in Baltimore, Chandler and his fractured team join forces with an underground resistance in an attempt to defeat Amy Granderson. With doses of the cure running low, Rachel tries to do some good for the sick while remaining a prisoner at Avocet. Meanwhile, Slattery and the crew of Nathan James are in a race against time to save an injured Dr. Tophet and regain control of their ship.

star 7.75
3,946 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Hank Steinberg, Steven Kane
In the Dark

#18 - In the Dark

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 24, 2016

The Nathan James must evade an overwhelming threat. A revelation in St. Louis puts President Michener in a terrible position.

star 7.75
4,239 votes
Directors: Steven Kane
Writers: Katie Swain
Alone and Unafraid

#19 - Alone and Unafraid

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 26, 2015

While XO Slattery struggles to evade the sub in the water, Chandler and the land team infiltrate the Immune compound. Danny poses as one of Ned's workers and discovers that Niels, a.k.a. Patient Zero, is now working for the Ramseys. Meanwhile, Captain Chandler manages to encroach on Sean's inner circle, which includes an important government official, Jeffrey Michener. Has Michener been brainwashed by the Immune propaganda along with the rest of the camp? Or can he be an ally?

star 7.74
3,614 votes
Writers: Jessica Butler, Jill Blankenship
Uneasy Lies the Head

#20 - Uneasy Lies the Head

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 9, 2015

With Dr. Scott on the verge of a breakthrough, Chandler and his team set out to land in search of much needed supplies and materials for her lab.

star 7.72
3,565 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Nic Van Zeebroeck
The Scott Effect

#21 - The Scott Effect

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 19, 2016

CNO Tom Chandler is sent to Asia to investigate a possible mutation of the Red Flu. Captain Slattery and his crew deliver a cure to Southeast Asia but there may be an unexpected threat in the region.

star 7.71
4,728 votes
Writers: Steven Kane
Dog Day

#22 - Dog Day

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 17, 2016

Chandler's mission comes to a head as he prepares the final part of his plan. President Michener ponders the fate of his presidency.

star 7.71
4,193 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Jill Blankenship, Onalee Hunter
Courage

#23 - Courage

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 2018

The crew prepares for their most ambitious mission to date.

star 7.70
1,409 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Katie Swain, Mark Malone
Phase Six

#24 - Phase Six

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 22, 2014

Captain Tom Chandler and the crew of the USS Nathan James set out for the Arctic with two civilian virologists, Dr. Rachel Scott and Dr. Quincy Tophet, who claim to be studying birds. When they come under attack by a renegade team of Russian forces, Chandler learns these virologists are actually collecting samples of the source of a deadly virus that has wiped out over half the human population while they've been at sea. As they head home on the orders of the remaining U.S. government, Chandler and his crew realize that home is a shadow of what they left, and the safest place to develop a vaccine for this deadly disease is out at sea on their ship.

star 7.70
6,658 votes
Directors: Jonathan Mostow
Writers: Hank Steinberg, Steven Kane
Welcome to Gitmo

#25 - Welcome to Gitmo

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 29, 2014

Chandler and his crew head to the U.S. Military base at Guantanamo Bay in hopes of collecting food, medical supplies and fuel replenishments. Three teams are dispatched to carry out these varied tasks. While there, they come under attack by escaped Gitmo prisoners and enlist the help of a grizzled private contractor who's been surviving for weeks and living off the land.

star 7.69
5,831 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Hank Steinberg, Josh Schaer
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