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.
Rachel joins the crew of the Nathan James for the first time. Later in the Antaractic, she searches for the primordial strain of the virus with Dr. Quincy Tophet.
Rachel asks for Quincy to be released from the brig to assist her with her tests, later she manages to create a vaccine prototype and celebrates with Tom Chandler. The ship looses power and she seeks assistance from the crew to keep the sample cool. (We'll Get There)
She accompanies the landing party to show them the species of monkey she needs. When the team encounters infected, she is sent back to the Nathan James. (El Toro)
She discovers an unidentified gene in the virus and infroms Chandler that her vaccine prototype was failing. She then disceretly disposes of the monkey corpses by throwing them off the ship. Later, when Lt. Danny Green comes down with a sickness, she diagnoses him with Dengue fever. (Lockdown)
With the vaccine ready, Rachel starts human trials. She administers the vaccine and monitors the patients. After the patients start dying, she realizes that something else is needed in the vaccine and manages to create the cure. (Trials)
Rachel arrives in Baltimore with the rest of the crew and meets Amy Granderson. Granderson takes her and the rest of the landing party to her headquarters, she tells her that she has sufficient facilities to mass-produce the vaccine and the cure. In the lab, the scientists are pleased to meet Scott and applause her. Later, Tex approaches her and tells her that he was moving on. They share their first kiss before Tex leaves for good. After spending sometime in the laboratory, Rachel stumbles upon something in Granderson's "treatment for the virus". Rachel determines that the doctor's assumption of the virus was incorrect. Their treatment was, apparently ineffective, in-fact, the dosages that the treatment is administered in is highly toxic. She confronts Granderson about this matter and the latter spills her beans. Granderson recalls the time of the black death, and states she was trying to prevent the Dark Ages from happening again. (No Place Like Home)
Rachel kills patient zero on purpose while detaching the virus from his genes. She does this because she can't stand that a monster who genetically mutated the virus and killed so many people could continue living without any consequences. She comes clean to Chandler after being watched under suspicion by the whole crew. Her fate lies in Chandler's hands and he's torn between order and rules and doing whats right and all the good Rachel has done.
Dr. Rachel Scott's condition is unknown. But, it's suspected that she is presumed dead after being shot point blank by Curtis.
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