Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Last Ship S02E03

Rating: 5

In A Nutshell

From the action bustling, pulsating opening two episodes of the season, this week it all goes very pedestrian, with threat levels dropping like a lead brick as the crew of the Nathan James start spreading the love in Norfolk. They meet up with some local SEALS and flying out the cure to various locations, whilst also looking to do some family hunting. It's all very "Little House on the Prairie" or "The Waltons" like, as there's plenty of long faces, sad faces and worried faces, interspread with a little joy as one crew member finds her mum. Awww. Bless. I guess we needed a little community building, which this show does very well, but this was heavily OTT on family stuff this week. There's so much loving, that evil mum's daughter gets a promotion to lieutenant after feeling heavily sorry for herself for most of the episode. Now, that's what I call therapy!

Elsewhere, evil doctor, who we haven't seen for ages, is going along the area (I assume it's same area) and nicking items from people he ends up secretly infecting. He joins up with a group of radicals who are immune to the plague and thinking they are super human. The way these guys have a personality complex, you think that this group of locals could cause a stink with their rolling pins and baseball bats. Ok, they might be more mean than that. Time will tell.

What I liked

Nothing amazing this week, but the family searching and soul searching was a needed element to the show to make us remember what the action is all for.

What I Didn't Like

Just a little too many long faces, American values, and lack of action sadly.

The crazy doctor spends his time looking like Dr Evil, blending in with locals, who then soon die after coming into contact with him.

As if they'd never seen planes before, the crew are totally stoked to see their boys head out on missions to find survivors and spread the cure.

Lots of long faces in this episode.

How do you cheer up a lady whose mother was killed after leading a society hellbent on looking after the brightest?
Give her a promotion of course! 

The innume are crossing over into the realm of "The Chosen Ones", and also insanity.

And Finally

Compared to the opening two episodes, this was like tumbleweed blowing down the road, but it sets up some humanity for the season ahead.

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