Last Resort Series Finale Discussion *Spoilers Possible*

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  1. Forbin

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    Kinda confused what happened with Christine. The guy that was helping Sam kidnapped her using the van explosion as cover, then sold her to... who? Who just took her right home.
     
  2. Angel4576

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    I loved the premise set up by the first episode of this series. Sadly, everything afterwards has largely disappointed me. As a series finale, it's better than nothing, however things were obviously far too rushed.

    Ultimately, if this had been cancelled after the pilot then I'd have been gutted, but seeing how the show floundered over the next 12 episodes, I'm really not that bothered.
     
  3. bigdaddy

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    They didn't have time to explain that, she was rescued off camera. I think the Chinese still had her, I really don't know.
     
  4. Brolan

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  5. Mr Light

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    This was never a sustainable premise, but I did stick with it to the end. It was very good in places, and very uninteresting in other places... I started just fast forwarding through all the scenes with the girl from Dollhouse and the sniper guy. Ugh.
     
  6. tighr

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    The editing in the final few episodes was absolutely atrocious. I know they were trying to shoehorn things in, and had limited time, but events were happening without any clear explanation for how or why. The wife was rescued out of nowhere, the Speaker of the House feels he needs to Budd Dwyer himself with NO explanation, Autumn Reeser's boyfriend (not sure, it seemed like she banged at least three dudes in this show) kills himself in the hotel room for no reason... was Autumn Reeser's dad good or bad? Did he want the President killed or saved? So convoluted.

    Why did Chaplain stay on the boat if the F-18s were coming to blow it up anyway? He said something about blowing it up with dry missiles, but the jets fired on it, too. He could have escaped with everyone else. Why are all these people perfectly willing to kill themselves?

    On the flip side, why does the SEAL not kill the Chinese dude at the end? Just because the Sierra Doll tells him not to kill? That Chinese guy was bad. And as mentioned earlier in the thread, Serratt should have been killed back in episode one.

    Even simple things were edited poorly: like when the ship hit the sandbar, we do not see a reaction shot of the bridge like we do of the Captain and XO. But we do later see the people on the bridge, and they're all bloodied and bruised. That's a rookie mistake by an editor.
     
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  7. bigdaddy

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    The captain actually explained that he had to stay on board because who knew if the planes were actually going to fire on it, because of the way the USA is run now.

    But yeah, he could have left and then went back if they didn't blow it up. It wasn't going anywhere. Plus he said he didn't have any reason to live. He still had one living son. They didn't get along, but if you are alive then you can work on it.
     
  8. Aragorn

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    Serrat should've been killed in any of the episodes for what he keeps doing and gets away with, but I guess ABC needed their primetime Sonny Corinthos (if you even get that reference).

    I was half expecting Sophie to kill Serrat in the final episode.
     
  9. Mr Light

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    I've already forgotten did someone finally kill him?
     
  10. Brolan

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    Stupidly, no. Apparently everyone forgot he killed one of the sailors on the sub. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Enterprise is Great

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    Unfortunately for us the creators liked the Serrat character/actor a lot so they wanted to keep him around. He should've been killed off in episode 2. In real life he would've been toast.
     
  12. auntiehill

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    ^Very much so. He outright murdered an American sailor. He threatened the Captain's life and strapped a bomb to crew member. He should've taken a bullet right from the start. It made no sense that the Captain didn't have him killed.
     
  13. The Borgified Corpse

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    [spooky voice]It's the cuuuurrrssseee of Andre Braaaaaaaugherrrrrr!!!!![/spooky voice]

    The good news is, if he's on one more cancelled show, he gets a free cheeseburger!
     
  14. Admiral2

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    Hollywood is utterly incapable of creating a series focusing on the US Navy without screwing it up.

    Supercarrier was supposed to be based on a great book written by a reporter about a typical cruise on the USS John F. Kennedy. By the third episode it was less like Carrier Life and more like Peyton Place.

    Emerald Point, NAS started with the intention of being Peyton Place on a naval base, so you got maybe a couple of shots of F-14's taking off and a deluge of sex and whining.

    Pensacola: Wings of Gold was less like what the title would suggest and more like Space: Above and Beyond...without the "space" and without the "beyond."

    JAG and NCIS, the exceptions, are only that because one is really a court show and the other is a police procedural, shows that the networks seem to like. (And JAG got cancelled off its first network while it was trying to be an adventure show.) Neither is really about the activities and day-to-day work of the Navy itself.

    With this track record, and given the stupidity of the pilot, I saw the crap of Last Resort coming for miles. I don't know why it took some of you the entire run to figure it out.

    I'd give real money for someone to figure out how to do a show like Britain's Warship or Australia's Sea Patrol for American television using a US Navy ship. That would be awesome...
     
  15. ThunderAeroI

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    Two words: Air Wolf Rocks


    ok, that's three words
     
  16. bigdaddy

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    The only military show that seems decent to me at all has been "The Unit" and that's based on a somewhat fictional unit of the military.

    It seems if the pilot sucks this year the show is good (The Neighbors) and if the pilot is good (The Following, Last Resort) then the show turns up to me lame.
     
  17. Admiral2

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    Air Wolf does rock, but it's more of a shady spy with a helicopter show than anything military.

    Technically the Unit isn't military at all.

    All the best military shows are long gone and set mostly during World War Two. They were serious (Baa Baa Black Sheep, Rat Patrol) and funny (McHale's Navy, Sgt. Bilko).

    Okay, I gotta ask: What part of the Last Resort pilot was good? Cause obviously I missed that...
     
  18. Marc

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    Them's there fighting words.

    You're much better off with Patrol boat which had two series produced between 79 and 83 and in the same vein as Warship.

    Sea Patrol isn't intended to be any sort of follow-on to Patrol Boat so we'll just say it's a knock-off.
     
  19. Forbin

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    Baa Baa Blacksheep was serious?! :vulcan:

    (Yeah, I know they tried, but it ended up being silly more than serious).
     
  20. Tom Hendricks

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    I so loved Rat Patrol as a kid. I remember staying up late and watching it on WWOR I believe. The jeep coming over the dune, with the machine gun on the back with the theme music playing.