Tuesday, November 20, 2012

What I’m Watching: Last Resort

Last Resort: Season 1, Episode 7 “Nuke It Out” (B-)

The news that this show has been cancelled along with “666 Park Avenue” by ABC transforms the way that I watch it going forward, but not dramatically. That’s because it was never quite clear where this show was ultimately headed, and I’m not confident that the initial thirteen-episode order is going to satisfactorily wrap up all of the show’s plotlines. This episode did include several crucial developments, namely the revelation of who the traitor on board the Colorado was, and a significant gain in knowledge by new duo Kylie and Christine. It was obvious that the traitor had to be Cortez after her unprecedented bonding moments with both Grace and Marcus, and that’s not going to go over well with either of them since she’s one of the only supporting characters who gets any lines. I’m confused but intrigued about Booth’s alleged role in everything, claiming that he’s one of the good guys and that he can help get them home if Sam takes Marcus out of the equation. Marcus didn’t help himself by executing the man Serrat gave up as the culprit who strapped a bomb to one of his crew members, distancing himself from someone just trying to do the right thing. Curry talking directly to Paul suggests that Christine is crucial to everything going on, and let’s hope that he Paul can become an ally for Kylie and Christine before it’s too late. Two intense scenes, Cobb’s beating and some beachfront sex between James and Grace, weren’t entirely related to anything but should have profound consequences in the episodes to come.

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