Monday, October 22, 2012

What I’m Watching: Last Resort

Last Resort: Season 1, Episode 4 “Voluntold” (C+)

This stupidly-titled episode further represents a longevity problem with this show. If half of the crew wants to leave now, what’s going to happen as time goes on and things only get worse for the crew? Curry ordering Brennan to sink the boat when he realized that he wouldn’t be able to make it to neutral waters in time was an important turning point, in that the whole crew is now united by the U.S. government’s desire to take them down in the pursuit of covering up the truth. Kylie is still talking to too many people about her rather accurate suspicions about the Colorado, especially her father, but going back to Admiral Shepard is smart, since he’s her only friend in the world until she finally decides that it’s worthwhile to contact Marcus himself. Kudos to Christine for speaking her mind and not caving to the government’s persecution, managing to seem like a maniacal crazy person in the process. Sophie’s efforts to help Sam get a message back to his wife failed miserably as she chose to trust the ethically challenged Serrat, who occasionally gives up morphine when demanded to do so but otherwise is devious and cruel. Learning that the SEAL who died in the pilot was James’ brother adds some depth to his character but doesn’t change the fact that he’s still sitting around doing nothing and providing no help to anyone while the crew of the Colorado runs drills on what seems to be an hourly basis.

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