The Last Ship (2014–…): Season 1, Episode 8 - Two Sailors Walk Into a Bar... - full transcript

With Chandler and Tex held prisoner on the Russian ship, it is up to Slattery to devise a plot to free them.



What'd he say?

Happy hour on the Lido Deck at 1600.

Is there a magic show?






Uh, Ava, leave us now, please.

Is my father with you?

Doctor Tophet?

No. He's not.

But he's alive and safe on my ship.

He tried very hard to be here himself,
and he wanted me to tell you...

he loves you very much.

Ava, hurry along now, please.

That voice...

you must recognize it.

It was Kelly, who pulled the wool
over your eyes back in Cuba...

pretending so well to be
British Commanding Officer.

- Excellent liars. The whole family.
- That's enough.

See how she treats me?

I could have killed her
or fed her to my crew.

Instead, I lavish her
with the treasures of the world.

My own executive officer,
Asmik, gave up his stateroom...

for her and her insolent daughter,
but nothing is good enough.


Where are my manners?

Please, sit.


I'd like to treat you with the respect
your rank affords...

but you are gonna have to
meet me halfway.

Now, tell me of Dr. Scott's progress
with the vaccine.

She's close. Right?

My name is Thomas Chandler...

commander, United States Navy,
serial number 4242022634.

There's no need for that.

The Geneva Convention
doesn't exist anymore.

Hell, Geneva doesn't exist anymore.



Still won't talk?

See, I told you.

He would rather go it alone and die...

than share in the glory
of saving the world.

Why else would you, the ship's captain...

personally lead the mission
to save some poor island girl?

Like with all tragic heroes...

your hubris bought about your downfall.

What do you have to say to that,
Commander Chandler?

My name is Thomas Chandler...

commander, United States Navy...

serial number 4242022634.

Cobra 1-5 on final approach.

Cobra 1-5, green deck.

Helos have crisscrossed
100 square miles of ocean.

No sign of him.

I don't know what I'm hoping for.

Whether they're still out there fighting
for their lives, or the Russians did get them.

- Any sign of the Vyerni?
- Sir, nothing on the SLQ-32.

Zero electronic emissions.
They're most likely radio silent.

- Maybe. But they're close.
- How do you know?

Because if they have the CO,
they're gonna call.

Try to make a trade.

Tex and the CO for Dr. Scott and her work.

SCOTT: So, what you can see here
is the virus attaching to receptors...

in a healthy human cell.

Once attached...

it invades and completely destroys its host
before moving on to the next cell.

This is what happens to everyone
in the world who contracts the virus.

And death comes quickly...

as you have seen.


Now, here, once again...

the virus is on the attack.

But this time, the receptors,
to which it attaches, are free-floating.

Not part of a healthy cell.

So it simply flushes out the system...

without causing any infection.

And that is you, Bertrise.

Those are your receptors, which I have
injected into our primate friend over there.

And if it can fool the virus inside him...

You'll have a vaccine.

I was always so sick as a kid.

Everyone used to tease
me that I was pretending...

so I wouldn't have to go to school.

And now here I am.

Immune to the most deadly virus
in the world and possibly its savior.


Oh, Bertrise. I'd like to introduce you
to Will Mason.

He's the one who heard your call
on the radio.

It's very nice to meet you.

I'm so glad that you're all right.

Thank you for helping to find me.

Is there any word
on Captain Chandler or Tex?

No, ma'am.

But we'll get them back.


Sir, Admiral Ruskov on the HF.

- This is Commander Slattery.
RUSKOV: Commander...

I won't waste time.

Obviously, I want Dr. Scott.

Anything short of her delivery,
along with all relevant samples and work...

will result in the death of your captain
and his companion.

Are you still there, XO?

Of course you are.
Just don't know what to say.

I understand.
You've never been in command before.

I need proof of life.

Let me talk to my commanding officer.

I'm here, XO.

You have 10 minutes to decide.

- What guarantees can you give me?
- Well, just one.

If you don't comply with my demands,
I will not only torture and kill your friends...

I will annihilate your ship
and every soul on board.

I possess enough nuclear warheads to boil
the seas in which you pathetically sail.

Ten minutes.

Combat, this is the XO.

Tell me you got a bearing on that call.

Oh, my God.


Well, aren't you the lucky one?

GREEN: Break them out, soft kill the engines
and haul ass to the extract point.

That ship's twice our size.

If alarms sound while you look for the CO,
it's four of you against 300 angry Russians.

- It's doable, sir.
- Who's team leader? You?

- I wouldn't volunteer unless I were fit, sir.
- Even at 80 percent, he's good to go, sir.

Now is not the time. The Russians
are calling back in less than five.

I have the vaccine.

The monkey survived.

The last damn monkey.

Are you saying you have the vaccine?

- Vaccine that works?
- Well, in an ideal world, I'd do more testing...

“but yes.

Ruskov doesn't need me. You can send him
a dose in exchange for Tex and the captain.

Ruskov won't just take your word for it.

He'll wanna make sure.

Well, then I'll show him myself.
I'm no longer essential on this ship.

From here on in, it's a case of mass
producing the vaccine...

from my original formula.

- But doctor...
- I can show Doc Rios everything he needs.

And if extra help is required, I'm sure
you can strike a bargain with Quincy.

I can't let you go.

Ruskov asked for me.

And I won't do a thing
until he releases Tex and the captain.

You don't realize what you're signing up for.

You'd be Ruskov's slave for life
or until he decides to kill you.

We all know he'll chase us
to the ends of the earth.

This is the only way to stop him...

once and for all.




Coming forward now. Give to me hands.

You've looked better.

Oh, you should've seen the other guy.

There was only one?

He's a big unit.

No sense of humor.

You wanna know the kicker?

He didn't even ask me any questions.

Hey. No talk, or I kiss your ass.

- Heh. You mean "kick my ass."
- Just shut up your head. Okay?

I spoke to our friend from Chicago.

If I know Mike,
he's planning on paying us a visit.

I better find a way
to make him feel welcome.

Kirov class battleships
are on a CONAS system.

That's combined
nuclear and steam propulsion.

Not gonna be able to take out both boilers
so, if you wanna kill her, damage the shaft.

Engines can spin all day,
but the props won't turn.

Not gonna be able to burn through them
with incendiaries I'm carrying.

There's a soft spot, you gotta find it.

Gotta be careful.
Could be a meltdown if you use explosives.

- Yeah. We're all dead, and we lose the CO.
- Right.

Which is why you're coming with.

Like I said before, you're part of my team.

You ready to bring it?

Hell, yeah, sir.

Let's map this out.

This is a .45 caliber pistol.

Excellent knockdown power.
The trade-off is that it's large and heavy.

It's got an eight-round magazine, loaded.

I'm gonna give you an extra.
Let's hope you won't need it.

And lastly, the suppressor.
It's highly effective.

Without it, you'll wake up the entire ship.

- But you need time to attach it. Are we clear?
- Crystal.


Thank you.

If anything should happen...

finish what we started.

Russians are picking you up in a helo out
in the middle of nowhere...

taking you to their ship.

- We won't have any contact after that.
- I understand.

It's a little late to ask
if you really wanna do this.

Let me just say,
what you're doing is very brave.

I'm proud to know you.

You make it sound like goodbye.

I'll see you for breakfast.

How about, uh, Great Escape?

Kind of hard to tunnel out of a ship.

Yeah. You got a point there.

You ever see Papillon?

Only Steve McQueen flicks?
What about Escape from Alcatraz?

You'd need a dummy.

What about, uh, Bad English over there?

What are you talking of? Quit it.

Take off.

Turn around.



Virus samples.

Okay. Careful.


Tracking device moving at a steady 15 knots.
Looks like we're aboard the Vyerni.

- Extraction team's under way.
- We got you now, you son of a bitch.


Dr. Scott.

How long I've waited
to welcome you aboard Vyerni.

I won't be talking further or doing any kind
of work until you bring up your prisoners.

Of course. It was expected.

What the hell are you doing here?

Now I understand
why the good doctor agreed to pay us a visit.


The deal was me for them.
You gave your word that you'd let them go.

Not until I confirm that you've delivered
what I've requested.

Well, I assume you have a lab.

Ah. Dr. Scott.


So nice to see you again.

- Do I know you?
- European Congress of Virology, 2011.

Uh, you spoke on techniques
for hemagglutination-inhibition...

with arthropod-borne viruses.

And afterwards, I introduced myself,
shook hands.

Niels Sorenson.

I'm sorry. I don't recall.

I was with Professor Lindblom.

I remember Jonas.
You were in his department?

Um, for a time.

Uh, he never really saw clearly
what I was trying to, uh...


I'd invite you in, but it's such a mess.


Uh, actually, they are, uh, supposed to
clean up every day.

And I tell them that the UV light
kills the virus, but, um...


- You're infected.
- Uh, not exactly.

- But you're not even symptomatic.
- Um...

- Perhaps I should explain.
- It was you.

- You added the human gene.
- Yes.

You weaponized the virus.

What? No.

No. I didn't weaponize it.
I was really close to a major breakthrough.

I added my gene to the virus, and then
injected it back into my bloodstream...

and it worked.

I am completely immune.

I just...

Uh, I didn't know
that I also made myself a carrier.

So you're Patient Zero?

No. I didn't start it.
I'm trying to find a solution here.

I'm trying to fix it, and I can fix it as soon
as I get the primordial strain.

- Is that...?
- You don't understand what you've done.

The primordial won't work now.

The virus that you created,
the modifications you made.

You've made it so much worse.

And you could have come forward
at any point.

- I mean, you must have known this.
- No. That was too late.

There was zero benefit
for me coming forward...

You killed four billion people.

And you never gave them a chance
to understand how it happened?

- I can now. I mean, I can solve it now.
- It's too late.

I've already done it.


I already made the vaccine.

- That's a lie.
- See for yourself.

Hey, that... No. You're allowed to do that.
Actually, that's mine.

I would like to speak with the admiral.

No. She doesn't go anywhere.
You don't get to do it without me.

Did you really think that your DNA
could save the human race?

Dr. Scott.


I mean, I can't believe it.

She kissed you.

And you're a married man, for Pete's sake.

And you're Navy. Did you not get the talk?
No fraternization with the ladies, buddy.

Ladder room, port side, 0400.

- Know where that is?
- I have an idea.

First we gotta get by this guy.

And there's two guards on the P-way.

- Goddamn it. He had to send her.
- Right.

I'm standing right there.
She could have passed me the note.

Tex, 0400.

Got it.

You lied to me.

I took you in because you told me she was
not capable of succeeding without you.

Now I find you've wasted my time
and resources.

Do you really think I've kept myself
in here for nothing?

I'm telling you, admiral,
her vaccine won't work. You still need me.

That's right. I do.


Dr. Scott.


Now we test the vaccine.



What are you waiting for?

Do it.




- Standing by.
- Outstanding.

Let's hope she got him that note.



As a boy, I shared a room not much larger
than this with my five brothers and sisters.

My parents were not among
the political elite.

We grew familiar with tight quarters.
With cold, with hunger.

Oh, that's a real sob story. Well told.

Aren't they expecting you
back in Transylvania before sunrise?


This vaccine your Dr. Scott has developed...

is now the single greatest commodity
in the world.

Every day, its value increases...

as those not yet infected
grow desperate for it.

And it's mine.


The American dream.
Isn't that the expression?

Think it got lost in the translation.

RUSKOV: Once I have successfully tested
the vaccine...

I will most likely kill all of you
and destroy your ship.

But perhaps there's another way.

A way that can help your shipmates,
your friends, your families.

You have courage, first-rate ship...

a crew that will follow you
wherever you say.

I think we can work well together.

Achieve a great deal together.

My name is Thomas Chandler,
commander, United States Navy...

serial number 4242022634.

It's a good talk, Boris.

If there's nothing else,
well, we'd like to get some shut-eye.

Ten minutes, sir.

- Master Chief, how you feeling?
- Scared to death, sir.

Well, you're not alone, I'm sure.

- No, sir. I am not.
- Yeah.

This your XO.


two sailors walk into a bar...

and they both walk out...

We will get our men back.
We will get our captain back. That is all.

Maneuver the ship to pick
up the extract team.

Aye, sir.

- Thought I'd open with a joke.
- It was a good one, sir.



Now you can kiss my ass.



Mm. I don't wish to ruin the ending for you,
but your vaccine will not work.

Isn't that right, Dmitri?
You're not feeling so good?

The virus already has you in its clutches.


- The cavalry has arrived.
- You okay, sir?

I'm fine. This your idea, Burk?

Can't take all the credit.
I'm happy to be here, sir.

Yeah. We'll talk about this later.
Where's Dr. Scott?

Lab should be one level down, back aft.

Get her on the way to extract point.
Off the flight deck.

- Let's move.
- Go, go, go, go, go.

Like clockwork.


Stingray, this is Tiger Shark.

Rally point one is a go. Package in hand.

- Moving to rally point two. How copy?
STINGRAY: Copy that.

Sir, lab's...

Sir, lab is this way.

Captain, this is Officer Country.

Sir? Sir?

- Sir, what are you looking for?
- Asmik.

You want off this ship,
come with me right now.

Cossetti, Cruz, I want you to escort
Mrs. Tophet...

and her daughter to the extraction point.

Yes, sir.

The rest of you with me.
We're going to get Dr. Scott.





So, you come with me now.



But I still need to give him
the second part of his vaccine.

Admiral wants you.
You must come with me now.

If we leave the room
and the vaccine test fails...

Ruskov will kill both me and you.

Do it. Quick.


No. Hey, hey.
Pierce the plastic, everyone on this ship dies.

You first. Huh?

I helped you.

Ma'am, it's us. Drop your weapon.

Doctor, put the weapon down.

I'll be damned.

Dolphin, this is Tiger Shark.
Rally point two is a go. Shut her down.





Here we go. Move it out.

Let's go. Let's go. Let's go.





- I can almost smell the sea air.
- I knew we'd make a sailor out of you.



Stingray, this is Tiger Shark.
Are you in position?

That's affirmative.

Hang on.

There's no way
they haven't checked our cells yet.

- Sir?
- No alarm.

Not one call over the One-MC?
Nothing over the radios?

They're waiting for us on the other side.

The stern is blown.
We need a new way off this ship now.

Stingray, Tiger Shark. Primary extract
is blown. I repeat, Oscar is no good.


Very clever, commander.


Got them in sight.

They're here. Let's go. Let's go. Let's go.


Stay right there.

This way, ma'am. Come on. Come on.

KELLY: Darling, be brave.
AVA: Mom.

Stand there. The ladder. Get through here.


It's okay. Come with me.

Get back. Stay down. Stay down.






Got visual.


Danny. Danny, do it.



You rocked it, man.

You really rocked it.

We did it, sir.

We did it.


Cossetti. Talk to me, buddy. Talk to me.

He's been hit.

Cossetti, come on, stay with me.




Come in.