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The Best Episodes of The Last Ship

Every episode of The Last Ship ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Last Ship!

Their mission is simple: Find a cure. Stop the virus. Save the world. When a global pandemic wipes out eighty percent of the planet's population, the crew of a lone naval destroyer must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.

Genres:Action & AdventureDramaSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:TNT

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The best episode of "The Last Ship" is "Cry Havoc", rated 9.1/10 from 1358 user votes. It was directed by Greg Beeman and written by Mark Malone, Nic Van Zeebroeck. "Cry Havoc" aired on 8/30/2015 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Don't Look Back".

  • Cry Havoc
    9.1/10 1,358 votes

    #1 - Cry Havoc

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-08-30

    Nathan James finds itself trapped between the submarine and civilian blockades.

    Director: Greg Beeman

    Writer: Mark Malone, Nic Van Zeebroeck

  • Don't Look Back
    8.8/10 998 votes

    #2 - Don't Look Back

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2016-09-11

    The fight for America comes to an end; Chandler faces a challenge that could change his life forever.

    Director: Peter Weller

    Writer: Jill Blankenship, Onalee Hunter

  • Fight the Ship
    8.7/10 1,279 votes

    #3 - Fight the Ship

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-06-21

    After the horrifying revelations and reversals of fortune in Baltimore, Chandler and his fractured team join forces with an underground resistance in an attempt to defeat Amy Granderson. With doses of the cure running low, Rachel tries to do some good for the sick while remaining a prisoner at Avocet. Meanwhile, Slattery and the crew of Nathan James are in a race against time to save an injured Dr. Tophet and regain control of their ship.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Hank Steinberg, Steven Kane

  • Valkyrie
    8.7/10 1,142 votes

    #4 - Valkyrie

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-08-23

    After a message is broadcast implicating the Navy in a devastating disaster, Chandler looks to infiltrate the network and regain the trust of the American people.

    Director: Olatunde Osunsanmi

    Writer: Steven Kane

  • Resistance
    8.7/10 873 votes

    #5 - Resistance

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-09-04

    Chandler returns to America to find out what has really been happening.

    Director: Anton Cropper

    Writer: Mark Malone, Nic Van Zeebroeck

  • No Place Like Home
    8.6/10 1,497 votes

    #6 - No Place Like Home

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-08-24

    Chandler and his crew finally returns home, where a former D.C. power player is fending off a dangerous warlord who threatens her hopes of restoring law and order in society. Now with a location and a means to finalize their mission, Chandler sets out to save his dying family, only to discover something absolutely terrifying about this brave new world.

    Director: Brad Turner

    Writer: Steven Kane

  • Paradise
    8.6/10 893 votes

    #7 - Paradise

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-08-14

    Chandler gets a lead that could help answer threatening questions. Kara does some digging in the White House.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Jorge Zamacona

  • Scuttle
    8.6/10 850 votes

    #8 - Scuttle

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-08-21

    Chandler finds himself making a difficult decision when an order comes in from the White House.

    Director: Mairzee Almas

    Writer: Ira Parker

  • Legacy
    8.6/10 885 votes

    #9 - Legacy

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-08-28

    Chandler faces his powerful enemy in a final showdown. Kara joins someone that can help with her mission.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Hiram Martinez

  • Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar...
    8.5/10 1,331 votes

    #10 - Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar...

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-08-10

    With Chandler and Tex caught in a dangerous situation, Slattery has to step into the role as commanding officer. Torn between a mission with the fate of the world at stake and a Captain (and friend) in danger, Slattery has to find a way to get his people back without losing the most important asset: the vaccine prototype.

    Director: Michael Katleman

    Writer: Cameron Welsh, Josh Schaer

  • A More Perfect Union
    8.5/10 1,101 votes

    #11 - A More Perfect Union

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2015-09-06

    With their mission now fully dedicated to spreading the cure, Nathan James puts a call out to civilians to meet at pre-selected ports across the country.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Anne Cofell Saunders

  • Trials
    8.3/10 1,266 votes

    #12 - Trials

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-08-17

    Rachel and Chandler ask for six volunteers to participate in human trials of her vaccine, but the tests could be a living hell as the virus and the vaccine do battle inside their bodies. Meanwhile back in the States, Chandler’s wife and father are doing everything they can to keep their family alive.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Onalee Hunter

  • Solace
    8.3/10 1,062 votes

    #13 - Solace

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-07-05

    The crew of Nathan James discovers that hospital ship USNS Solace was sent to sea to wait for Dr. Scott's cure. Captain Chandler sees an opportunity to add another ship to their fleet while Rachel is eager to find a lab better equipped to replicate the vaccine. When Solace fails to respond to radio communications, Chandler and his team board the ship...and come face-to-face with an unexpected enemy.

    Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

    Writer: Steven Kane

  • Achilles
    8.3/10 1,014 votes

    #14 - Achilles

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-07-12

    With a small group of survivors from Solace in tow, Chandler and his crew square off against an enemy of the most dangerous kind - a nuclear-powered submarine led by rogue British naval officers, Sean and Ned Ramsey. XO Slattery interrogates a captured mercenary from the hospital ship in an effort to extract information on the sub and its mission. As Nathan James engages in a perilous game of cat-and- mouse, the truth about the mercenary sub unfolds.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Mark Malone

  • Alone and Unafraid
    8.3/10 977 votes

    #15 - Alone and Unafraid

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-07-26

    While XO Slattery struggles to evade a submarine, Chandler and his team infiltrate a compound on land.

    Director: Nelson McCormick

    Writer: Jessica Butler, Jill Blankenship

  • Dog Day
    8.3/10 826 votes

    #16 - Dog Day

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-07-17

    Chandler's mission comes to a head as he prepares the final part of his plan. President Michener ponders the fate of his presidency.

    Director: Michael Nankin

    Writer: Jill Blankenship, Onalee Hunter

  • In the Dark
    8.3/10 807 votes

    #17 - In the Dark

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-07-24

    The Nathan James must evade an overwhelming threat. A revelation in St. Louis puts President Michener in a terrible position.

    Director: Steven Kane

    Writer: Katie Swain

  • Unreal City
    8.2/10 1,258 votes

    #18 - Unreal City

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-06-21

    After the horrifying revelations and reversals of fortune in Baltimore, Chandler and his fractured team join forces with an underground resistance in an attempt to defeat Amy Granderson. With doses of the cure running low, Rachel tries to do some good for the sick while remaining a prisoner at Avocet. Meanwhile, Slattery and the crew of Nathan James are in a race against time to save an injured Dr. Tophet and regain control of their ship.

    Director: Jack Bender

    Writer: Hank Steinberg, Steven Kane

  • Uneasy Lies the Head
    8.2/10 945 votes

    #19 - Uneasy Lies the Head

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-08-09

    With Dr. Scott on the verge of a breakthrough, Chandler and his team set out to land in search of much needed supplies and materials for her lab.

    Director: Peter Weller

    Writer: Nic Van Zeebroeck

  • Minefield
    8.2/10 841 votes

    #20 - Minefield

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2016-07-10

    Chandler's mission becomes complicated as his position is worsened. President Michener faces pressure from the regional leaders.

    Director: Peter Weller

    Writer: Mark Malone

  • Safe Zone
    8.1/10 970 votes

    #21 - Safe Zone

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-08-02

    Still trying to piece together Dr. Hunter's lost formula, Rachel grapples with her sworn enemy's presence on board the Nathan James.

    Director: Hank Steinberg

    Writer: Hank Steinberg

  • Rising Sun
    8.1/10 928 votes

    #22 - Rising Sun

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2016-06-19

    Chandler must find a way to return to his old crew and investigate a dangerous new foe.

    Director: Michael Katleman

    Writer: Hank Steinberg

  • The Scott Effect
    8.0/10 1,020 votes

    #23 - The Scott Effect

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-06-19

    CNO Tom Chandler is sent to Asia to investigate a possible mutation of the Red Flu. Captain Slattery and his crew deliver cure to Southeast Asia but there may be an unexpected threat in the region.

    Director: Michael Katleman

    Writer: Steven Kane

  • Devil May Care
    8.0/10 821 votes

    #24 - Devil May Care

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-07-03

    Chandler must confront his suspected new foe. Slattery learns more about the supposed virus mutation. Pressure mounts on President Michener as the situation worsens.

    Director: Paul Holahan

    Writer: Nic Van Zeebroeck

  • Sea Change
    8.0/10 776 votes

    #25 - Sea Change

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-07-31

    America copes with tragedy while Chandler further investigates the possible virus mutation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Aristotle Kousakis