The Last Ship Recap: Friendly Fire
“The Last Ship” Season 2 Episode 10 “Friendly Fire” aired on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. on TNT. In this episode, while the USS Nathan James is on its way towards the New Orleans Civilian Fleet, and while trying to figure out how the Immunes communicate with each other, an investigation was launched to figure out how Niels Sorenson (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) died. Meanwhile, Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra), raced against time to begin testing the mice with her “contagious cure”, and flashbacks were shown which explained why Rachel became a research scientist in the first place. Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with a young Rachel Scott (Naomi Lull) watching as her father, Reverend Scott (Michael Balsley), instead of turning to medicine, relied on God’s help to cure his wife from malaria while serving in war-torn country. However, in the end, Rachel’s mother succumbed to the disease.
In the present day, on the USS Nathan James, Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) and her team began on working on the “contagious cure” based on the mutation in Niels Sorenson’s (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) lungs.
After Ray (Adam Irogoyen) and Commander Thomas “Tom” Chandler (Eric Dane) returned from their unsuccessful search for a safe zone for Ray’s group, Chandler was then informed by Executive Officer Mike Slattery (Adam Baldwin) regarding Niels’ death.
Chandler then informed President Jeffrey Michener (Mark Moses) of Rachel’s progress. They are also hoping to meet the New Orleans Civilian Fleet, which had been one of Michener’s old projects.
Meanwhile, Slattery began to interrogate the Immune prisoners, and engineering began to figure out how the Immunes communicated with each other on their cellphones.
Commander Andrea Garnett (Fay Masterson), after taking down Petty Officer O’Connor (Paul James) and Seaman Miller (Kevin Michael Martin) regarding Niels’ death, Chandler authorized an investigation into the matter, in which they also collected evidence from the laboratory itself.
Dr. Milowski (Bruce Nozick), who already had his suspicions regarding Rachel’s role in Niels’ death, told her to begin the experiments before she was confined to her quarters, which she did.
After being informed that Rachel had changed Niels’ IV bag before he died, Chandler confronted her regarding his suspicions.
Rachel then admitted to killing him. She also admitted that she could have gotten the mutation from his lungs without killing him, but didn’t regret having killed him.
While Chandler decided his next steps against Rachel, they were informed that they were approaching the New Orleans Civilian Fleet. They sent out Tex Nolan (John Pyper-Ferguson), Lieutenant Daniel Joshua “Danny” Green (Travis Van Winkle), Miller and Flea to check things out first. It was a good thing that they did so as the fleet exploded into flames as the reconnaissance team approached it.
All of a sudden, the ship went into battle mode, as several torpedoes were sent out by the Immunes’ submarine. It was hiding under the Civilian Fleet. The Nathan James then deployed countermeasures, and managed to escape without much damage, despite the fact that they were hit. The reconnaissance team then stayed behind in order to help civilian survivors.
Afterwards, Chandler told Rachel that she was going to be confined to only her laboratory and to her quarters, thereby putting her under house arrest.
However, he told her that as soon as they reached a safe port, they would hand her over to the people so that she could pay for her crime.
What did you think of “Friendly Fire”? Who do you think was right- Chandler or Rachel? Do you think Niels’ death was justified? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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