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Last Resort S01E11 Recap: 'Damn The Torpedoes'
Better With Popcorn ^ | 01/11/2013 | George Prax

Posted on 01/11/2013 11:10:42 PM PST by Maurice Tift


There are three episodes of Last Resort remaining as it inches closer to cancellation, and things are getting absolutely crazy. We've been anticipating it since ABC put the kibosh on the show, but even with few people interested and really no reason do anything differently until the final episode, Shawn Ryan is proving that he can still make some great television.   

The last original episode nearly a month ago may have been the series' best in its short run. "Damn the Torpedoes" vehemently outshined it by giving us a near non-stop pace, endless sub-plots that covered just about everything in the show (save for Jessy Schram, who went MIA after she was abducted and presumed dead by Sam last week), and the best of what made the few of us that watched the show fall in love with it (the tense sub scene).   

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  Back in Washington, the coup is going down, and the organizers have called upon the Speaker of the House (Ernie Hudson) to inform him of the plan, show him the proof, and tell him that since the president and VP will have to step down, he'll be the new head of state. It's crazy, and there are people against it, but it's going down. Even the secret service is on board with the condition that the military treat the POTUS with any remaining dignity they might be able to offer.

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KEYWORDS: lastresort; militarycoup; television; tv
This is one of my favorite TV shows and it looks like it's going to wrap things up nicely even though there were initially plans for a second season. I did think it was interesting that last Thursday's episode involved a military coup against a very corrupt President of the US.
1 posted on 01/11/2013 11:10:53 PM PST by Maurice Tift
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To: Maurice Tift
I agree. I like this series very much! I'm bummed it won't be continued for another season, but I can't see how the situation on the island could be sustained for much longer with the islanders AND the dwindling loyal crew holding on. It'll be interesting how the last episode ties all the loose ends together and we get a satisfactory resolution. I hope Sam doesn't get anything going with Sophie. Even though he thinks his wife is dead, he will be seriously conflicted when he finds out she is still alive - and he WILL find that out, right? I hope the creators don't purposely leave loose ends to use as leverage to get enough support for another season. But my hubby and I are both really enjoying the series.

Do you watch Fringe? The fifth and final season is ending next week. I only started watching this last season but I think another channel is going to offer all the seasons all over again. Some pretty wild stuff is in them from what a friend told us.

2 posted on 01/12/2013 12:06:56 AM PST by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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  Yes - I hope he finds his wife before the series ends. That way, Sophie is still available :D

  FRINGE is excellent and I've enjoyed every season. The Walter character has cracked me up from the very beginning.

from the pilot episode: (St Claire's)

WALTER: They have this horrible ... pudding here. Butterscotch pudding on Mondays, it's dreadful.

OLIVIA: It's Thursday.

WALTER: Oh... Oh!? That's fantastic news.

3 posted on 01/12/2013 12:47:25 AM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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It does seem that they are going to have an ‘ending’ for the series.

I have a long list of series that ended with unresolved cliff-hangers. Those hurt future series, because viewers don’t want to invest time in them, only to be left hanging after the cancellation.


The plot is walking a tightrope. If it is too liberal, it could have a bad impact on real politics — if you don’t like what’s going on, just disobey orders and have a coup.

[Many of us, however, manage to keep TV and movies and video games and novels, etc., separated from reality.]

4 posted on 01/12/2013 5:17:57 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Maurice Tift
This episode seemed jumpy a In that it didn't quite tie things together. I heard that this was the last episode filmed before the cancellation notice was given, so they had to edit together a plot leading to the finale. Hopefully the last two episodes were written and filmed specifically to provide a satisfying ending.

I liked the show but it really didn't hit for me. I think that it never quite gave the feeling that a nuclear war (at least a one sided one) had started and what the effects of that were.

5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:06:41 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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