The Best Episodes of The Last Ship

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

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 8.11
2,857 votes
Directors: Greg Beeman
Writers: Mark Malone, Nic Van Zeebroeck
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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 8.09
3,049 votes
Directors: Brad Turner
Writers: Steven Kane
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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 8.07
3,540 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Jill Blankenship, Onalee Hunter
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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 7.97
2,978 votes
Writers: Josh Schaer, Cameron Welsh
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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 7.96
2,938 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Onalee Hunter
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Legacy

#6 - Legacy

Season 3 - Episode 11

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

star 7.96
3,465 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Hiram Martinez
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A More Perfect Union

#7 - 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
2,936 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Anne Cofell-Saunders
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Resistance

#8 - Resistance

Season 3 - Episode 12

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

star 7.95
3,441 votes
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Honor

#9 - Honor

Season 5 - Episode 8

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

star 7.91
851 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Onalee Hunter Hughes
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Paradise

#10 - Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 9

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

star 7.90
3,421 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Jorge Zamacona
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Scuttle

#11 - Scuttle

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 7.83
3,463 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Ira Parker
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Endgame

#12 - 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 7.81
2,462 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Hiram Martinez, Ira Parker
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In the Dark

#13 - 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 7.80
3,568 votes
Directors: Steven Kane
Writers: Katie Swain
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Courage

#14 - Courage

Season 5 - Episode 9

The crew prepares for their most ambitious mission to date.

star 7.79
796 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Mark Malone, Katie Swain
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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
2,845 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Hank Steinberg, Steven Kane
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Valkyrie

#16 - 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 7.78
2,734 votes
Writers: Steven Kane
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Somos la Sangre

#17 - Somos la Sangre

Season 5 - Episode 7

Pinned down after days of fighting, Vulture team must find their way into a secretive enemy camp.

star 7.78
923 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Hiram Martinez
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SOS

#18 - 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 7.77
2,987 votes
Writers: Jessica Butler, Jill Blankenship
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Dog Day

#19 - 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 7.76
3,553 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Jill Blankenship, Onalee Hunter Hughes
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Minefield

#20 - Minefield

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 7.76
3,558 votes
Directors: Peter Weller
Writers: Mark Malone
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Achilles

#21 - 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
2,773 votes
Directors: Jack Bender
Writers: Mark Malone
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Commitment

#22 - Commitment

Season 5 - Episode 10

It is all out war as Chandler must face his fears and confront the greatest threat he has ever encountered.

star 7.74
700 votes
Directors: Steven Kane
Writers: Steven Kane
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Casus Belli

#23 - Casus Belli

Season 5 - Episode 1

Three years after overcoming the global famine, the United States Navy is ready to unveil its first fully functional fleet since the Red Flu pandemic, but a new type of threat may mean the next world war.

star 7.74
1,206 votes
Directors: Paul Holahan
Writers: Steven Kane
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The Scott Effect

#24 - 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 7.73
3,990 votes
Writers: Steven Kane
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Fog of War

#25 - Fog of War

Season 5 - Episode 2

Thrust back to World War II era military technology, Nathan James must think fast to survive a fight with limited weapons capabilities.

star 7.73
1,123 votes
Directors: Jann Turner
Writers: Jill Blankenship
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