Jun. 22, 2014
60 min.
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The Last Ship

The Last Ship begins with a global catastrophe that nearly wipes out the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

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Commander Thomas "Tom" Chandler is the commanding officer of the USS Nathan James (DDG-151). During Chandler's command of the Nathan James, a virus outbreak, called the "Red Flu" killed 80% of the Earth's population. Commander Chandler then made it his ship's mission to find a cure, and in the process, save the world.

Tom was raised along with a brother and a sister. At an unknown point in time, he married a woman named Darien. They have a daughter and a son, Ashley Chandler and Sam Chandler.

Tom joined the Navy because of his father, Jed Chandler. He holds the rank of Commander. At an unknown point in time, Tom was assigned as the commanding officer of the USS Nathan James.

With the ship's generators damaged, Chandler advises a plan to generate enough power to reach dry land and save the crew from dehydration. (We'll Get There)

Chandler leads a team to a Monkey Reserve in Nicaragua to collect Monkeys for Dr. Rachel Scott. They encounter El Toro along the way. (El Toro)

He addresses the dwindling morale aboard the Nathan James and inspires the sailors to continue on with their mission. (Lockdown)

Chandler rescues Patrice from the Octopus ship but gets stranded out at sea along with Tex after an ambush by Russians. (SOS)

Chandler and Tex are held captive by the Russians aboard their ship. He plans his escape when Dr. Rachel Scott visits him in his cell. (Two Sailors Walk into a Bar)

With the human trials taking place, Chandler observes the volunteers from afar. After the vaccine begins to fail, he urges Dr. Scott to fix the problems. Dr. Scott manages to create a cure. After the cure had been administered to the volunteers, he tells Kara Foster that she is pregnant. (Trials)

After arriving in Baltimore with greetings from Amy Granderson, Tom is taken to her headquarters. While he is there, he receives a radio transmission from his father and rushes to his location with a search team. After hostilities with the State Troopers, he orders his men to head back while he heads to Olympia with Carlton Burk. He finds his family but discovers that his wife had died. He then tries to radio contact the Nathan James, however, receives no reply. (No Place Like Home)

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03x06 - Dog Day
Season 3, Episode 06
02x02 - Fight the Ship
Season 2, Episode 02
04x05 - Allegiance
Season 4, Episode 05
02x13 - A More Perfect Union
Season 2, Episode 13
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