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THe Last Ship has worked better in its first two episodes than I expected, though it does fall into a few of the usual traps that you get with a series like this. I did like that it played things at least a little more realistic in a way when the ship headed to Gitmo and we had an interesting bit of fallout there from who they encountered in the facility. But we also had the Russian ship, which basically represents itself now as opposed to an actual government, making a fake play to try and get closer to the Nathan James. It worked well and got them closer to Chandler so they can get what they want. Getting their hands on Rachel and her research, along with their mole in it, makes a lot of sense as it will give them the advantage they need not only to survive but to be real leaders in the new world they might be able to forge.