Tom: “If he’s here on his own will that means he has power. If he has power, he can be manipulated.”
“Alone and Unafraid” is the July 26 episode of “The Last Ship.” Warning: this article does contain spoilers. “The Last Ship” airs Sunday nights at 8 p.m. CT on TNT.
We picked up right where we left off with our three teams separated in Sean’s camp of “the chosen.” This was a stressful but entertaining hour. There were too many opportunities for someone to get recognized as a member of the Nathan James, especially once Tex and Danny realized that Neil was among the chosen.
Neil and Tex’s chat after Neil recognized him raised some interesting points. One, that Tex is very distinctive, and also the issue of whether Sean and Ned would be okay with learning the truth about Neil. Tex pointed out that learning who Neil was would threaten Sean’s belief of “the chosen” because they weren’t really chosen at all. Do you think Ned and Sean would still want Neil around if he came clean?
It’s a miracle that all of our guys got out safely. Vulture team didn’t have access to coms, but they still managed to break out of that compound at the same time that Danny and Tex were making their speedy getaway – oh, and the Nathan James was in position to launch the helicopter.
Granted, this is television and there are some things that for timing purposes need to happen just right, but the main issue is that Vulture team was without coms. They were isolated, and didn’t seem to be in a huge rush to get going, and they weren’t aware of anything going on with their people outside of the compound. They somehow managed to time everything just right. Let’s just chalk it up to luck and skill.
Speaking of skill, Vulture team got to showcase how they can run a mission without tactical support. Ravit did some profiling. Then they had to infiltrate the President’s security team using only Tom Chandler’s charm and a strategic bomb scare. Tom could charm his way in just about anywhere.
This was a different kind of mission than the team normally does, and it allowed us to see how these three can work together. They had to play the people around them in order to succeed in their mission. Did anyone else laugh at the thought of Tom having to protect some young pop star? It just doesn’t seem like a job he would enjoy at all.
Hands down the coolest part of the hour was Vulture team’s acquisition of the President and their escape. The kitchen scene featured a whole range of weapons and fighting. Personally, a favorite aspect of fight scenes is whenever common objects are used in the place of weapons, and there definitely was a meat cleaver used at one point, which was awesome. It was so cool, and then, there’s Wolf Man taking out compound members while Vulture team drives off.
Action like that is so much fun to watch. It’s a chance to cheer people on and get excited. When you’ve spent most of the episode sitting on the edge of your seat waiting for things to go south, it’s great to have the relief and satisfaction of an insane fight scene. What was your favorite part of the episode?
There was action happening out at sea too. While it’s always nice to see the Nathan James out maneuvering the enemy and being awesome at what they do, it was really entertaining to see what was happening on the sub.
They were not in good shape. Everyone was yelling at each other, and the crew was in chaos. It’s a miracle they get anything done. Their fighting was some fun entertainment, and it’s a totally different work environment from the Nathan James.
What did you think of the episode? Do you think Neil’s teddy bear scheme holds the key to fixing the problem with the cure dispersal plan? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.