The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 10 Review: Scuttle

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Easing the concerns of worried citizens who fear for the security and safety of their country is a high priority for many government officials who wish to stabilize society.

So it comes as a complete shock when well-intentioned leaders uncover their boss and colleagues' deceit – their agenda is to cause more civil unrest.

Making a drastic change in the character and story arcs from the previous episodes of this season, the fast-paced turn of events in The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 10 threatened the futures of the White House staff.

While the American leaders stationed in both St. Louis and aboard the Nathan James are still focused on their foreign enemies, notably President Peng, the officials are finally realizing that they can't truly trust each other.

Tom maintained his courage and pride in defending not only himself, but his fellow Nathan James officers, this time against Joseph's unwarranted suspicions. But the most satisfying act came from Kara, who instinctively followed her intuition to gather concrete proof that Allison was the mole in the White House.

Even though Tom and Kara haven't had direct contact to discuss their intentions to fight their common enemy at home, they both determined that President Oliver was likely already stripped of his powers. That's an important discovery, since the new president seemed like he supported Tom's decisions in how to defend the U.S.

After Allison finally started to show her hypocrisy against not only her colleagues but the Americans citizens on The Last Ship Season 3 Episode 9, she continued her cunning ways. After expressing her dissatisfaction about President Michener's policies to Kara, it's not surprising that she relieved President Oliver of his powers.

As she takes further control of the federal government, it's unlikely Allison will allow anyone to stand in her way of dominating not only America, but the entire world.

It was shocking to hear Allison actually admit to President Oliver she was working with President Peng to spread the anti-cure. But upon reflection of her statements, her alliance with America's enemy is the way she thinks she'll have the most success in stopping Tom's heroism.

I don't comment on conjecture.


Allison's insistence that President Oliver sign an arrest warrant for Tom also heightens the tension between the Nathan James and USS Hayward crews.

Joseph has a right to appreciate the Chief of Naval Operations' downfall, since he believes Tom is responsible for causing his ship to be destroyed by the Chinese.

The new kid thinks my intentions may not be completely impartial.


Of course Joseph is resentful towards Tom for putting his crew in harm's way.

But it was a fulfilling moment when the Nathan James' former captain elicited the help of Mike, Sasha, Danny, Wolf and Lieutenant Carlton Burk in not only working to clear his name, but also to regain control of their ship.

Never once did I waver on what I knew to be right.


While Tom fought to regain control of the Nathan James from Joseph and his crew, the best storyline involved Kara finally realizing and admitting that she needs Jacob's help in proving the corruption in the White House.

The strained relationship between the Deputy Chief of Staff and White House reporter throughout The Last Ship Season 3 was the perfect set-up for the two to eventually become allies.

With Jacob's skepticism of how the White House staff is working, even after President Michener's still shocking death, he's the perfect partner for Kara.

She finally realizes Allison and her staff don't share her idealism, and she needs the help of someone who recognizes their faults.

Once again, Tom and Kara prove they won't allow their enemies to stand in their way of safeguarding the America citizens. They're going to carry on the fight to stop Allison and her cohorts from encouraging any more civil unrest, both at home and abroad.

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Scuttle Review

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