The Last Ship (2014–2018)
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Fight the Ship 

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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.


Jack Bender


Hank Steinberg (created by), Steven Kane (created by) | 7 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Dane ... CO CDR Tom Chandler
Rhona Mitra ... Dr. Rachel Scott
Adam Baldwin ... XO Mike Slattery
Charles Parnell ... CMC Jeter
Travis Van Winkle ... Lt. Danny Green
Marissa Neitling ... Lt. Kara Foster
Christina Elmore ... Lt. Alisha Granderson
Jocko Sims ... Lt. Carlton Burk
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Tex
Alfre Woodard ... Amy Granderson
Maximiliano Hernández ... Doc Rios (as Maximiliano Hernandez)
Titus Welliver ... Thorwald
Ness Bautista ... Cruz
Derk Cheetwood ... Lt. Pete Norris
Alice Coulthard ... Kelly Tophet


Chandler and Thornwald set out to go after Granderson. Tex tries to get Scott out of Avocet but they see they got Kara. Scott deduces that they will use her unborn child to get the cure. So they try to save her. Back on the ship they lock Slattery up but he gets out and goes to ops and discovers the crew who are not being held and tries to help them regain the ship. Written by

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21 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


When XO Mike Slattery (Adam Baldwin) is in the security room, while looking for what his people are up to, you can see a skull with a yellow/orangeish knitted hat. Jayne Cobb, Adam's character from Firefly (2002) was given a knitted hat with similar colours by his mom near the end of the series, with the knitted hat becoming an icon for the series. See more »


When Jeter blows out the candles, the accompanying stage lights turn off slightly later. See more »


Dr. Rachel Scott: If they manage to get the cure from Kara's unborn baby, they will absolutely kill her and everyone aboard the Nathan James.
Tex: Can they really get that from a baby?
Dr. Rachel Scott: Yes, they can.
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The Last Ship End Credits Theme
Written by James S. Levine & Jim Dooley
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What if I told you that bullets...
16 December 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

...can distract the viewer from plot and character development, production, story, acting, dialogue... all? "Fight the Ship" takes one for the team and decides to offer just forty minutes of mindless action that takes the story practically nowhere, but makes for a very entertaining episode.

It is basically as follows: there is a fight for the ship (the title I think says it all?) at the same that there is a fight on the streets of Baltimore. Cue... shoots, people dying, more shoots, cheesy dialogue, more shoots, blood... Did I say shoots?

If the 'enemy' was a better shooter, the episode would have lasted like 5 seconds, but the 'other' lacks the accuracy our heroes have, so we get lots of bodies that are just there to fall on the floor and die, while our heroes fight for their life, the ship, and overthrowing Granderson.

But frantic pace, and good acting (yes, action scenes also need good acting) help in making the "Fight the Ship" an episode that grabs the viewer attention and holds it with non-stop action.

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