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Last Resort: Skeleton Crew

In an attempt to end the standoff on Sainte Marina, Marcus and Sam enter into tense negotiations with the U.S. Government. Meanwhile, when a critical system fails, Grace must take command of the Colorado on a perilous repair operation.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Thursday October 25th, 2012

Director: Michael Offer
Writer: David Wiener

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Nov 27, 2012
AU (Seven) Mar 06, 2013
NZ (FOUR) Jun 11, 2014

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (13 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Jay Karnes
As Secretary of Defense William Curry
April Grace
As Amanda Straugh
Omid Abtahi
As Nigel
Michael Ng
As Sonarman Cameron Pitts
Bruce Davison
As Admiral Arthur Shepard
Jay Hernandez
As Paul Wells

Co-Guest Stars
Daniel Bess
As Lt. Chris Cahill
Darri Ingolfsson
As Robert Mitchell
Tony Glorioso
As Maitre D'
Ally Irving
As Mimi (Mimi Vanderholt)
Main Cast
Andre Braugher
As Captain Marcus Chaplin
Scott Speedman
As Lt. Cmdr. Sam Kendal
Daisy Betts
As Lt. Grace Shepard
Camille De Pazzis
As Sophie Girard
Dichen Lachman
As Tani Tumrenjak
Daniel Lissing
As Petty Officer James King
Autumn Reeser
As Kylie Sinclair
Jessy Schram
As Christine Kendal
Robert Patrick
As Master Chief Joseph Prosser


The episode begins with Chaplin and Kendal debating about the position they are in. Turns out, they are rehearsing for the negotiation that Chaplin has with the US Government later. In two hours they are going to be face to face with Secretary of Defense William Curry. “Control your feelings or I guarantee Curry will control them for you” Chaplin tells Kendal. Later, Kendal and Sophie have a heart to heart. Sophie feels the meeting with the US Government is a good sign, but Kendal feels it’s not that simple. Just then Kendal is informed that a part of the sonar sensor near the island which keeps enemy submarines at bay, has run out of batteries. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorShawn Ryan  |  Karl Gajdusek
Executive ProducerKevin Hooks  |  Shawn Ryan  |  Karl Gajdusek  |  Marney Hochman
Co-Executive ProducerRon Fitzgerald  |  Patrick Massett  |  John Zinman
Supervising ProducerJulie Siege
ProducerJean Higgins
Consulting ProducerEileen Myers
MusicRobert Duncan (2)
Warning: Last Resort season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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