The Best Episodes of The Last Ship

The Last Ship is an American post-apocalyptic drama television series that is based on a novel of the same name by William Brinkley. 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.

Cry Havoc

#1 - Cry Havoc

Season 2 - Episode 12

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 8.13
2,729 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
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No Place Like Home

#2 - No Place Like Home

Season 1 - Episode 10

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 8.11
2,925 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
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Don't Look Back

#3 - Don't Look Back

Season 3 - Episode 13

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

star 8.08
3,383 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
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Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar...

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

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 7.99
2,849 votes
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Trials

#5 - Trials

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 7.98
2,806 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
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Resistance

#6 - Resistance

Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 7.97
3,295 votes
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Legacy

#7 - Legacy

Season 3 - Episode 11

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

star 7.97
3,320 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
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A More Perfect Union

#8 - A More Perfect Union

Season 2 - Episode 13

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 7.96
2,803 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
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Paradise

#9 - Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 7.92
3,282 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
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Scuttle

#10 - Scuttle

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 7.85
3,315 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
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Endgame

#11 - Endgame

Season 4 - Episode 10

Chandler confronts his enemy — and his personal demons — in a final showdown, with the fate of humanity on the line.

star 7.84
2,085 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
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In the Dark

#12 - In the Dark

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 7.81
3,425 votes
Directors: Steven Kane
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SOS

#13 - SOS

Season 1 - Episode 7

After picking up a distress call near Jamaica, Chandler and a small team stage a rescue attempt. But a surprise attack leave Chandler and Tex stranded at sea. Slattery and the crew search desperately to find their lost at sea Captain and his comrade, hoping to do so before their enemies beat them to it.

star 7.80
2,863 votes
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Valkyrie

#14 - Valkyrie

Season 2 - Episode 11

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 7.79
2,611 votes
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Fight the Ship

#15 - Fight the Ship

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.79
2,722 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
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Dog Day

#16 - Dog Day

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 7.77
3,421 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
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Minefield

#17 - Minefield

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.77
3,428 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
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Achilles

#18 - Achilles

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 7.75
2,658 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
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The Scott Effect

#19 - The Scott Effect

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 7.75
3,849 votes
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Alone and Unafraid

#20 - Alone and Unafraid

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 7.73
2,628 votes
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Detect, Deceive, Destroy

#21 - Detect, Deceive, Destroy

Season 4 - Episode 9

The crew of Nathan James faces a threat that will test the limits of their Naval tactics and strategies.

star 7.72
2,128 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Devil May Care

#22 - Devil May Care

Season 3 - Episode 4

Chandler must confront his suspected new foe. Slattery learns more about the supposed virus mutation. Pressure mounts on President Michener as the situation worsens.

star 7.71
3,505 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
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Uneasy Lies the Head

#23 - Uneasy Lies the Head

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 7.71
2,674 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
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Rising Sun

#24 - Rising Sun

Season 3 - Episode 2

CNO Tom Chandler must find a way to return to his old crew and to investigate a dangerous, new enemy.

star 7.71
3,654 votes
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Welcome to Gitmo

#25 - Welcome to Gitmo

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.70
3,489 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
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