Last Resort is ABC’s newest series set to make its debut on Sept. 27th. It has a wonderful cast and the pilot introduces a great story. I thought I would be bored; I’m not one for military television or films. I was wrong. This one had me on the edge of my seat. If the pilot episode is that exciting to me, I’m going to invest my time in its first season.
The premise of Last Resort: five hundred feet beneath the ocean’s surface, the crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine “USS Colorado” – the most powerful nuclear submarine ever built — receive their orders. Over a communications channel designed only to be used if the U.S. homeland has been wiped out, they’re told to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country. Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders, only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also demands confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is fired upon and hit. The submarine and its crew, honorable patriots, now find themselves crippled on the ocean floor and declared rogue enemies of their own country.(ABC)
If you’re looking for something to fill your Thursday, 8PM/7c time slot, check out Last Resort. You won’t be sorry.
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