Last Resort

Season 1 Episode 1

Captain

61
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 27, 2012 on ABC
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8.3
out of 10
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    • Shawn Ryan

      9.5
      Loved what he's done with tv (except for Chicago Code) so I wasn't totally surprised the Pilot was good. The problem is? It was a great Pilot.



      Like most I will be intrigued to see how they can carry the intensity into multiple seasons.
    • Great start!

      10
      This was a terrific pilot episode of what appears to be a great show! Surprised to see that it has been cancelled, because this first episode looked really interesting.



      The storylines were really great for the most part, and there were some really interesting characters I would like to know more about!



      Overall, a great episode and premiere! I am looking forward to the next one!
    • The Nuclear Family just had another baby

      9.0
      Notwithstanding the glaringly obvious errors for what one might consider dramatic license Last Resort is a well made post-cold war teledrama with good production values, suspenseful teleplay and decent acting. As with any new show there is always a risk of being a bit hit and miss for the first few episodes and with such subject matter, international diplomacy, atom bomb politics and high tech props, there are some huge bear traps for the producers to negotiate.

      I've now watched 3 episodes and my litmus test for this sort of show is how often I find myself saying 'that is not what would happen' or 'that is not what they would do'. I have found myself saying such phrases at times but outside of the huge herd of elephants sat in the room, which I am sure will be dealt with in future episodes, I haven't been too concerned with the, shall we say, operational omissions.

      So why did the US really nuke Pakistan, a NATO-friendly nuclear power, albeit with some very severe internal problems, that borders another Nuclear power, India, (friendly with NATO but hostile to Pakistan) and is a stones throw away from Russia and China, two more nuclear powers? I'm not sure this will be revealed in a very convincing way.

      However, any child will tell you that throwing that region into the turmoil of a nuclear war will not be good for anyone on the planet. The international condemnation would be absolutely unprecedented and to assume that any administration would last long given the leaky nature of democratic government and our global 24hr news culture is naive in the extreme. For that reason I doubt the producers of Last Resort will emphasise those issues and instead will concentrate on the conspiracy plot line and events on the island.

      I'll carry on watching as it is quite an entertaining show though I'm not sure it will last beyond a season. I've rated it purely on entertainment value and not deducted anything for the obvious omissions.moreless
    • Captain

      9.5
      Captain was a perfectly entertaining pilot episode of Last Resort. I really enjoyed watching because the characters had a lot of depth, the story lines were intriguing and there was a lot of tension. Many scenes reminded me of Battlestar Galactica. I liked how the Captain of the Sub maintained composure and protocol to the best of his ability within his moral range and even better that his First Officer did the same thing. This show looks like it will be quite engaging and full of action, drama and suspense. I certainly look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
    • Excellent

      10
      I loved it, lets see if if stays on the same track if it does i am most certainly going to keep watching.
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    Dichen Lachman

    Tani Tumrenjack

    Andre Braugher

    Andre Braugher

    Captain Marcus Chaplin

    Daisy Betts

    Daisy Betts

    Lieutenant Grace Shepard

    Daniel Lissing

    Daniel Lissing

    James King

    Autumn Reeser

    Autumn Reeser

    Kylie Sinclair

    Scott Speedman

    Scott Speedman

    XO Sam Kendal

    Jodi Jarvis

    Jodi Jarvis

    Abigail

    Guest Star

    Michael Ng

    Michael Ng

    Sonar Operator Cameron Pitts

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    Daniel Bess

    Daniel Bess

    Lt. Chris Cahill

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