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Last Resort Review: The Cruise Missile Warning

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"Nuke It Out" threw viewers some mind blowing twists and turns, as well as a big reveal made obvious much too soon. 

Paranoia, disloyalty and disillusionment were all front and center as the crew of the Colorado were left to wonder who was the traitor among them. It left some with their feelings and egos more than a little bit bruised.

Christine's Dilemma

Previously, I'd interviewed Daisy Betts 0 who plays Lt. Grace Shepherd - and she warned that trust would become a big issue between her and the Captain. Well, I believe that day has come. With the launch key missing, everyone was being considered a suspect, no matter how loyal he/she appeared. But that was by far the least interesting issue Grace had to deal with tonight.

The Love Triangle Or should I say lust triangle? It's a little hard to tell at this point. It's been obvious for a while that James and Grace had some chemistry but I was willing to dismiss it seeing as he had moved forward with Tani. Well, not so fast.

Disarming a bomb most certainly got the adrenaline pumping and I guess all of those endorphins had to be funneled into something. Why not sex on the beach? I suppose that problem I'm having with this story is that it made me realize how little I felt for Tani; with the buildup of that relationship I should have felt worse for her.

The Spy Among Us The big reveal that Cortez stole the launch key could have been even more shocking if it weren't for the scene where she pledged her loyalty to Marcus. 

Her allegiance to the Captain was made clear early in the season, so having her reiterate it here just felt odd, and practically telegraphed that she was the mole long before the revelation was made clear. 

Where Is the Executioner? After this episode I was really left wondering: why is Julian Serrat still alive? He's abducted several crew members, murdered one, helped drug the entire crew and is now involved in a having a bomb strapped to a crewman and dropping her in the middle of a crowd. And we haven't even mentioned what he's done to the COB.

Sam might be balking at playing judge, jury and executioner but at what point do you say enough is enough? The casualties of Julian's style of guerilla warfare are starting to pile up. When does Marcus finally stop letting this guy torture and kill his crew?

The Women of D.C. How kick ass were Kylie and Christine? Especially Christine. It wasn't all that long ago that I was wondering if she was going to be nothing more than the whiny wife left behind. I couldn't be happier to be wrong.

Christine and Kylie's partnership has already proven formidable but special props to Christine. I hate Paul a little less knowing that he's getting squeezed by Curry, who somehow has his son but it's still great to know that Christine is on to him. The girl was definitely playing the player and she's damn good at it.

Learning to Juggle. Sam's got so many balls in the air I almost couldn't keep up. He was trying to keep the Captain's head in the game while keeping the crew from going AWOL. He's trying to work Booth while holding off the SEALS and I'm not sure he knows what to make of Sophie in this moment.

That brings us to the COB. Ugh. I'll admit that this felt like one storyline too many. With so much else packed into the hour, it felt as though this tipped it over the edge. Or maybe I just hated seeing Prosser on his knees.

With so many stories going on at once, is Last Resort trying to do too much or did you love the fast pace of this jam-packed hour?

Review

Editor Rating: 4.4 / 5.0
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Yes, this episode packed a lot into one hour, and was very exciting because of it. Glad to read others had the same issues I did. 1) How in God's name are these Navy people continually abducted by Julian? Do they not practice basic safety rules when walking around the damn island, a hostile environment? The last shot is Cortez wandering around a jungle by herself after one of her submates has had a bomb strapped to her chest! Girl Scouts know not to go out alone. But, evidently the Navy does not...CONTINUED ABOVE

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I'm so sad the ratings keep dropping on this great show. =(

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Yay me too! I love the Grace/James hookup! Finally!

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Seriously, how hot and steamy was that sex scene between James and Grace?! I know there was a lot more that happened during the episode but that is all I seem to be able to think about!!!

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I'm glad something finally happened with Grace and James because that has been coming for a while now. I also didn't feel so bad for Tani. I just can't get over how stereotypical her character is. The beautiful island girl who shows the white man outsider a new way to see the world. Give me a break. I swear they are writing her like Pocohantas. Thogh....sex on the beach....Um, terrible idea! Sand everywhere!
So does Cortez have the hots for the captain and that's why she saved him last episode? Or is she just totally playing him?
I also don't understand why Julian is still allowed to walk around kidnapping and killing marines?

Last Resort Season 1 Episode 7 Quotes

Tossed my bunk too. You don't see me bitchin' about somebody spittin' in my grits.

Prosser

I don't pull rank Lieutenant. I have rank.

Sam