The Last Ship The Scott Effect (S3E1)

The Last Ship, Season 3, Episode 1, “The Scott Effect” begins a few months after the events of the last season. Dr. Rachel Scott, who was seen shot down in the last episode of Season 2, is dead. Nevertheless, things seem to be going well in the American homeland. With the cure for the worldwide plague distributed, the rebuilding of the United States has begun. Some local leaders are grumbling about the rationing regime, but things seem to be going smoothly.

The Last Ship The Scott Effect

Review and recap The Last Ship The Scott Effect Season 3, Episode 1

Asia is still in poor shape. The plague may have mutated, causing the cure to be ineffective. President Peng of China may be playing games with the distribution of the medicine as a way to destroy his enemies. While the Nathan James, under the command of Captain Mike Slattery, is headed for Vietnam to distribute the cure, Tom Chandler, now Chief of Naval Operations, heads for Hong Kong for a conference to ascertain what Peng’s true intentions are.

Things go south in fairly short order, in both China and Vietnam.

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Slattery leads a delegation of the crew to a nightclub in Haiphong for a celebration of the cure. However, a team of mercenaries attack the club, taser Slattery and most of the other American celebrants, and carry them off to a ship anchored offshore. The Nathan James, under the command of Lt. Cameron Burk, withdraws but, instead of taking a position offshore to await reinforcements, goes in search of their captured crewmates. In the meantime, Lt. Danny Green and Lt. Carlton Burk escape the nightclub and are on the run.

In Hong Kong, Chandler puts the matter to Peng bluntly. Is he using his control of the cure to manipulate events in Asia? Peng leaves, pretending to have other business to attend to. In a later conversion, Peng denies to Chandler that this is the case, blaming the situation on unsettled conditions in Asia.

However, Chandler doesn’t believe the Chinese president. The news from Vietnam causes the American president to order him home. However, Chandler at the last minute decides to try to get to the Nathan James instead. The plane that he was to leave on explodes in midflight. Peng has sought to murder Chandler, removing all doubt of what he is up to.

The Last Ship The Scott Effect

Other reviews of Season 3 episodes of The Last Ship include:

Episode 13 – Don’t Look Back

Episode 12 – Resistance

Episode 11 – Legacy

Episode 10 – Scuttle

Episode 9 – Paradise

Episode 8 – Sea Change

Episode 7 – In the Dark

Episode 6 – Dog Day

Episode 5 – Minefield

Episode 4 – Devil May Care

Episode 3 – Shanzhai

Episode 2 – Rising Sun

Characters and cast of The Last Ship The Scott Effect include:

Tom Chandler – Eric Dane (Gray’s Anatomy, Marley & Me, Burlesque, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Mike Satterly – Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Serenity, Chuck, Independence Day, Firefly)

Danny Green – Travis Van Winkle (Transformers, Friday the 13th, Accepted, Meet the Spartans)

Kara Foster – Marrisa Neitling

CMC Jeter – Charles Parnell (Pariah, Mind the Gap, The Education of Charlie Banks)

Alisha Granderson – Christina Elmore

Carlton Burk – Jocko Sims (Jarhead, Dreamgirls, Crash)

Miller – Kevin Michael Martin

Gator – Michael Curran- Dorsano

Sasha Cooper – Bridget Regan (John Wick, Legend of the Seeker, Jane the Virgin, Agent Carter)

Wolf Taylor – Bren Foster (Days of Our Lives, Infini, Terminus)

Michener – Mark Moses (Platoon, Mad Men, Homeland, Manhattan, Desperate Housewives)

Doc Rios – Maximiliano Hernandez (Thor, The Avengers, Warrior, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Hand of God, The Americans, Agents of SHIELD, Sicario)

Allison Shaw – Elisabeth Rohm (Joy, American Hustle, Heroes, Law & Order, Angel)

Andrea Garnett – Fay Masterson (Eyes Wide Shut, The Man Without a Face, The Starter Wife, Fifty Shades Darker)

Alex – Nestor Serrano (Bosch, Banshee, Revenge, Dexter, 90210, Homeland)