The BEST episodes of The Last Ship

Every episode of The Last Ship ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Last Ship!

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.

Last Updated: 12/28/2022Network:TNT (US)
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Cry Havoc
star
8.12
3265 votes

#1 - Cry Havoc

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/30/2015

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.

Directors: Greg Beeman
Watch Now:Amazon
Don't Look Back
star
8.00
3687 votes

#2 - Don't Look Back

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/11/2016

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

Directors: Peter Weller
Watch Now:Amazon
A More Perfect Union
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7.96
3259 votes

#3 - A More Perfect Union

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/6/2015

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.

Directors: Jack Bender
Watch Now:Amazon
No Place Like Home
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7.95
4123 votes

#4 - No Place Like Home

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/24/2014

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.

Directors: Brad Turner
Writer: Steven Kane
Watch Now:Amazon
Legacy
star
7.88
3662 votes

#5 - Legacy

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/28/2016

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

Directors: Paul Holahan
Watch Now:Amazon
Resistance
star
7.87
3648 votes

#6 - Resistance

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/4/2016

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

Watch Now:Amazon
Paradise
star
7.85
3576 votes

#7 - Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/14/2016

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

Directors: Paul Holahan
Watch Now:Amazon
Trials
star
7.85
4107 votes

#8 - Trials

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/17/2014

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.

Directors: Jack Bender
Watch Now:Amazon
Valkyrie
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7.82
3163 votes

#9 - Valkyrie

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/23/2015

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.

Writer: Steven Kane
Watch Now:Amazon
Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar...
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7.81
4330 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 8/10/2014

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.

Directors: Michael Katleman
Watch Now:Amazon
Scuttle
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7.81
3676 votes

#11 - Scuttle

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/21/2016

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

Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writer: Ira Parker
Watch Now:Amazon
Fight the Ship
star
7.80
3377 votes

#12 - Fight the Ship

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/21/2015

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.

Directors: Jack Bender
Watch Now:Amazon
Honor
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7.80
1370 votes

#13 - Honor

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/28/2018

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

Directors: Paul Holahan
Watch Now:Amazon
Achilles
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7.76
3236 votes

#14 - Achilles

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/12/2015

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.

Directors: Jack Bender
Writer: Mark Malone
Watch Now:Amazon
Solace
star
7.75
3320 votes

#15 - Solace

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/5/2015

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.

Writer: Steven Kane
Watch Now:Amazon
Unreal City
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7.75
3531 votes

#16 - Unreal City

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/21/2015

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.

Directors: Jack Bender
Watch Now:Amazon
Minefield
star
7.74
3679 votes

#17 - Minefield

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/10/2016

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

Directors: Peter Weller
Writer: Mark Malone
Watch Now:Amazon
In the Dark
star
7.72
3727 votes

#18 - In the Dark

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/24/2016

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

Directors: Steven Kane
Writer: Katie Swain
Watch Now:Amazon
Phase Six
star
7.72
5952 votes

#19 - Phase Six

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/22/2014

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.

Directors: Jonathan Mostow
Watch Now:Amazon
Alone and Unafraid
star
7.71
3254 votes

#20 - Alone and Unafraid

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/26/2015

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?

Directors: Nelson McCormick
Watch Now:Amazon
Uneasy Lies the Head
star
7.70
3205 votes

#21 - Uneasy Lies the Head

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/9/2015

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.

Directors: Peter Weller
Watch Now:Amazon
Courage
star
7.70
1389 votes

#22 - Courage

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/4/2018

The crew prepares for their most ambitious mission to date.

Directors: Peter Weller
Watch Now:Amazon
The Scott Effect
star
7.69
4155 votes

#23 - The Scott Effect

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/19/2016

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.

Directors: Michael Katleman
Writer: Steven Kane
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Dog Day
star
7.69
3692 votes

#24 - Dog Day

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/17/2016

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

Directors: Michael Nankin
Watch Now:Amazon
Welcome to Gitmo
star
7.69
5278 votes

#25 - Welcome to Gitmo

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/29/2014

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.

Directors: Jack Bender
Watch Now:Amazon

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