The Last Ship (2014–…): Season 2, Episode 3 - It's Not a Rumor - full transcript

Now the ship is reconquered, the cure in production and Granderson dead, CO Chandler's happiness seems complete when he finds his family, relatively safe. he decides to grant many crew a chance to search for their loved-ones, starting in Norfolk. However hat opens a floodgate of emotions,u potentially upsetting commitment .to the cause. Chandler himself resolves to resign and be with his family, but they convince him to obey his calling and help save the world in humanity's worst crisis in history. Another rebellion is brewing, to seize the cure.


WOMAN: Who's that guy with Johnny?

I don't know where he came from.
Just washed up here this morning.

WOMAN". Washed up from where?

MAN: No idea.

You know, he's got a funny accent,

but I don't think it's Russian.


Yeah. Didn't you see the writing
on the boat over there?

WOMAN: Well, at least he's not sick.


BURK: Got the hard drives, sir,

and everything we could find
in the situation room.

- You ever been here before?
- Once, sir.

Sixth grade field trip.

- I don't think we made it this far.

Compound is cleared, sir. No sign of life.

- And the bunker?
- Impenetrable.

And no answer.



MAN: (OVER RADIO) Wheels up and outbound.

Will notify on approach. Over.


The lab in Baltimore proved to be
as valuable as we had hoped.

We've been able to get it up
and running in a matter of days.

As of today, more than 10,000
doses have been manufactured,

and word has spread up and down
the Eastern Seaboard.

Every day, trucks and boats
arrive in Baltimore

to pick up new doses and
distribute them to the populace.

We are transporting
12 other doctors and scientists

to the naval base in Norfolk, Virginia,

where we hope to find pilots and planes

and determine whether or not
there are functioning labs

to mass-produce the cure.

SAILOR: I got the hard drives.

MASON: Over here.
CO wants them encrypted ASAP.

How's morale in here?

All hands are holding up
best they can, sir.

I think heading to Norfolk
has everyone feeling hopeful and anxious.

Your mother's in Kansas, right?

Actually, I managed to convince her
to move to Norfolk last year.

Well, I'll make sure you get out
with one of the first ground teams.

I never did get a chance
to tell you how sorry I was...

Am about your wife.

Thank you.

I imagine you've been wondering
how we're gonna handle CIC now.

We'll need a new TAO
to replace Commander Barker.

You up for it?

Absolutely, sir.

How are you feeling physically?

Fine. No side effects whatsoever.

Old rules say you can't even
be at sea after 20 weeks.

I understand.

If you think it'll be a problem,
Kirkland can do the job.

He's ready.

You're more qualified.
That still wins the day.

But I'm going to expect more from you.

I won't let you down, sir.

JETER: Thanks, Doc.
I'm feeling better every day.

- That is the general idea.

- How's she doing?
- Physically, she's fine.

Getting out of that bay and facing
the crew, that's another matter.

Think I should talk to her?

I don't think she wants
to talk to anybody.

- Not even you?
- Not yet.

- Keep trying.
- Yes, sir.

Better hit pay dirt in Norfolk.
Running low on just about everything.

Including sailors.

Can't keep sending Green and Burk
and Cruz out in the field shorthanded.

They'd never say it, but they are fried.

And how about you?

I'm the only one with my family here.

I think I'm doing just fine.

Moment of truth's coming
for a lot of people.


You can't trust anything Norris told you.

Deer Park could be completely untouched.

Yeah. It's a safe zone.


Go for XO.

We managed the decryptions
from the White House.

At your discretion, sir,
I think you should see this.

Aye, aye. On our way.

CHANDLER: According to this map,
the hottest zones are on the coasts.

Makes sense.
They're the most densely populated areas.

- How about Norfolk?
- Zooming in.

70% infection rate.

GARNETT: When is this dated from?

Nine weeks ago.

Do you see any trends based on those days?

At first glance, no.
I'll do a full analysis.

I should be able to extrapolate

from the size of the cities
and the date of impact

how fast it's moving and
what the situation might be now.

We also found a file labeled "SECNAV."

it's a video file dated September 9th.

- We haven't reviewed it yet.
- Play it, please.

SECRETARY: ls this on? Can I start now?
MAN: Yes, sir.

- US Navy is currently on a mission...
-lt's the Secretary of the Navy. find the materials for a vaccine
to combat the current deadly pandemic.

Now, if you're viewing this video,

you are a part of
the new network of facilities

in the United States
and certain foreign nations

which were chosen to produce
and distribute the vaccine

in the event their mission is successful.

In order to protect the security
of the labs in the new network,

your locations have been kept secret.

However, you'll be able to communicate
with the civilian command, with each other

via secure satellite connection.

The codes for that connection

have been embedded within
the drive that contains this video.

These codes
have to be guarded at all cost.

- If and when a vaccine arrives...
- No one's decoded this yet?

No, sir. We didn't know
those encryptions existed until just now.

CHANDLER: Find me those labs.

- Do it quickly.
- Yes, sir.


- How many of you are there?
- What kind of power source do you have?

And what's the condition
of the surrounding area?

This is the lab in Lisbon.
They're fully operational.

That makes four in the US, two in Europe.

KARA: Yes, sir.

And how many are dark?

Nine international,
13 domestic, including Norfolk.

Dr. Scott, I have Dr. Hunter in Florida.

That's her mentor from Yale.

Dr. Hunter?


(VOICE BREAKING) Yes, it's me!

No, it's just...

It's just... Hearing your voice.

We've got Salt Lake. That makes five.

RACHEL". Yes, I am alive.
Not only am I alive,

we have a cure.

TEX: Twenty pounds in 20 days!
That's what the X0 said.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Move the feet! Move the feet! Come on!

-(GRUNTS) I can't. I can't.

Ah, you did good. You did real good.

(PANTING) on, man. on.

Attaway. Good workout.

How are you, ma'am?

- Amused.
-l'm serious.

I got to get down to regulation weight.

I meant with your trainer.

Mmm-hmm. (CHUCKLES)

Well, I haven't seen you since Baltimore.
I heard rumor that you were still with us.

Yeah, well, when I heard
you were headed south,

I figured, "Hitch a ride, go by water."

It's faster, and the food's much better.

That's bullshit.

You care for these people
more than you choose to admit.

Oh, easy, killer. You don't have
to get so lathered up about it.

I'm not lathered.

Just saying.

You're glad I'm back.

Curious to know why you left
in the first place.

Be mildly intrigued to know

where you went off to,
who you went off to.

But that, I suppose,
would be a lot of questions.

It's a lot of questions.

She's my daughter.

Last I heard, she was in Jackson.

How old is she?

Fourteen. Lives with her mother.

Haven't seen her in three years.

We'll be near Jackson soon enough.

Yeah. I think I'll take it
one day at a time.

Hey, Doc, I'm ever in the ring,
you can work my corner.



Thanks for telling me.


JETER: As you know, we will be
landing soon in Norfolk.

We've put out a call over ham radio
and shortwave for pilots.

The hope is, with planes,
pilots, scientists and doctors,

we can get the labs in America,
and possibly even overseas,

up and running and getting
real distribution of the cure.

Also be sending out six land
teams with a twofold mission.

Find survivors in the general population
and find our families.

Those with loved ones in Norfolk

will be assigned to the sectors
corresponding to their neighborhoods.

For those who lived
elsewhere in the country,

we can only promise
your time will come soon enough.

That's a SEAL.

Signal back.

SLATTERY: I see more SEALs.

You make out any pilots?


Yes, I do.

MAN: Secure that line!


DAMON: Me and my team were
stationed up in Little Creek.

When shit went down, we went inland.

We only made it back here a few weeks ago.

We got 34 military personnel
in town, as far as we can tell.

Some Army, some Marines, but mostly Navy.

Our intel says there's
a biosafety level 4 lab on base here.

There was, but the equipment
got moved someplace,

and no one here can tell us where.

We've been trying to divide the city
into sectors, impose a level of control.

We got people holed up
in different safe houses,

school gym, supermarkets,

some of them even running
on diesel generators.

I don't know if we found them all yet,

but we're still in the process
of clearing the city.

My people are about
to head out there soon,

try to find their families.

Any information I can
give them ahead of time

will be much appreciated.

Captain says the SEALs didn't recognize
any of the names on the list.

Had to figure that, right?

It doesn't mean anything, ma'am.

How you doing?

- Nervous. You?
- Terrified.

CHANDLER: We have labs,
we have scientists,

and we have you.

We get this right,
with our ship covering the south,

and everybody spreading not just the cure
but the knowledge of how to make it,

we can turn the tide, not just here,

but in Europe and then the world.

We've all waited a long time
for this day to come.

It's here.

DAMON: All right! Let's saddle up!


...requesting clearance on runway 1-3.


I can't ever thank you enough.

Just do your part.



Dad did this, Sam.

Dad made this happen.

Damn right he did.


Land teams ready?

As they'll ever be.

Move them out.


- Mike...
- Yeah?

Good luck.



Everyone's looking for their families.

I guess I'm lucky. I already found mine.

And now she's gone, and all
that's left is what she became.

This situation brings out
the worst in people,

but it also brings out the best.

Part of me wanted
to just stay in Baltimore,

try to help repair that place.

But how could I, after what she did there?

Your place is here, with your shipmates.

Kara? My own bunkmate
won't even look at me.

After what my mother did to her...

Well, maybe she just doesn't
know how to talk about it,

because I can tell you,
no one here blames you.

I know that you're supposed to say that,

but we walked into that mess
because the captain put his faith in me.

No one's harder on himself
than the captain right now.

It's not just on you, you know.

ASHLEY: Once you get your bait,

you're just gonna want to
stick it on the hook right here.

This is, like, a little magnet
that the fish get attracted to

-'cause it looks like another little fish.
- AVA: Cool, cool.

They've already bonded.

Everything moves a lot faster
in the apocalypse.


I suppose that's right.

I hear you're determined
to stay here in Norfolk.

Oh, if it's safe.

I think we've had about enough
of water and ships for a while.

Hey, Ashley, give me a turn!

ASHLEY: No, stop, Sam.
JED: Hey, hey.

Come on, kiddo. Come on. Hey.

Use mine. What do you say?

Some things never change.

- ASHLEY: Cheese?

How do you think they're holding up?

They don't really talk about it.

The main thing is that
they're with you now.

That's what makes them feel safe.

AVA: Oh, hey, Mom, come here.

DANNY: Cobra team sweeping sector four.

MAN: (OVER RADIO) Copy that, Cobra team.

Lieutenant Green,
we got three survivors here, inoculated.

Sending them back to base.

DANNY: Yeah, copy that.
We just cleared Second Street.


Let's go. Come on.

DANNY: So, this is where she lives?

Let's do this.


Oh, ma'am, ma'am, let us clear it first.

- His car's gone.
- MAN: This side's clear.

Go for vantage point!

Vulture team approaching
Deer Park safe zone.

Roger that, Vulture team.

SLATTERY: Let's spread out.
Clear the perimeter.

MAN: Over here.

We're clear!

It's pretty musty.

It doesn't feel like anyone's
been here for a while.

KARA: Looks like she went through
all the booze.

She dated it. It's from six weeks ago.

- DANNY: What's it say?
- She's at the bowling alley on Hancock?

Well, she was always chasing men around.

Maybe she met someone hot
in the bowling league.

DAN NY: Yes, either that,

or it's a safe zone.

WOMAN: Here, eat this.
Then we'll get you a place to sleep.


Excuse me.
I'm looking for a Debbie Foster.

- Debbie...
- Debbie Foster.

Debbie! Debbie.






How did you get here? Where have you been?

My ship. (CHUCKLES)

We have the cure.


We have the cure, Mom.

- The cure.






Why ain't you sick?


You've been sleeping in that
diseased sleeping bag almost a week now.

- Diseased?
- Yeah, man.

The sleeping bag.

Guy died in it two hours
before you got here, from the virus.

Why ain't you sick?

Well, I suppose I have to ask you
just the same thing.

We haven't had any contact

with anyone from Washington
since September.

How are you holding up?

Well, besides the fact that
the whole world is dying,

I haven't left this compound
in four months

with the same six people--

Well, it seems like we might be seeing you
sooner than we thought,

now that there's no lab here.

Copy that, flier 2. Salt Lake has landed!


Any word on Phoenix?

Arrived at the lab at 16:46, sir.

Topeka group settled in their lab, sir.

Still waiting on confirmation
from Madison.

- And in Europe?
- Radio range is weak,

but you can see the beacons.

The thing is,
I seem to have lost track of Michael.

I don't suppose he's reached out to you?

He said that he might.

I did hear from him, uh,
but that was months ago.

Where was he?

In China.

MASON: Madison has reached the lab.


Still in China.

He was covering the story there,
which was horrific.

- Was he gonna try to get out?
-/ encouraged him to.

(STAMMERS) Believe me, Rachel, i...

- But I don't know.
- MASON: It's getting closer to Lisbon.

We are doing it, Com O.
We are making it happen.

Yes, we are, sir.

DR. HUNTER: I'm so sorry, Rachel,
and I know what he meant to you.

Vulture team approaching the tents.

No sign of human life so far.

TEX: XO, you'll want to look at this.

Where did you find this?

TEX: In the other tent.

Show me.

Right here.

Why did they leave?

Why did they all leave?

The only thing I can think of is,

somebody got exposed
and everybody just took off.




Can you believe I haven't had
a drink in five months?

I saw all your bottles gone.
Thought maybe it went the other way.

Not a drop.

Deb, I just heard. ls it really true?

It's the real thing.
We tested it on ourselves.

This is Peter.
I've told him all about you.

- Hi. It's nice to meet you.
- Hi. You, too.

You know your mother's
the glue that holds this place together?


Come on, let's get you in line.

That is not the woman you described to me.

I know. It's amazing.

I noticed that you
introduced me as your friend.

I didn't exactly know what to call you.

I mean, "boyfriend" doesn't quite cut it.

What about the baby?

You're not gonna tell her about that?


Because she'd ask you to stay?

Because if she asked,
I might have to say yes.

JETER: So far, our teams
haven 't met any resistance,

and we just got word.

Yates, Heller, and Moralez
found their families.

So that makes four.

Lieutenant Foster is determined
to remain with the crew on mission,

but the others would like
your permission to stay here,

to help with the ground effort.

My permission?

They are still under enlistment.

But they don't want
to leave their families.

No, sir.

And they didn't think it was
feasible to bring them on board.

Like their captain?

We never did clarify what our position
was going to be on that.

That's because I haven't known what to do.



Tell them we thank them for their service,

and we'll ring them off as soon as
they're ready, with full honors.

This is the captain.


Heard you were back.

Yeah, come in, sir.

- I went by my house.
- Hmm.

Garage door was open.

Bill's car was gone.

There were clothes
and suitcases everywhere,

so I figure, maybe they left in a hurry?

I was hoping they fled
somewhere, you know, early on,

but then I went by St. Vincent's
to check the records.

There were piles of them,

just mounds of paper sitting on a gurney.

lt was so surreal,

seeing their names there on that paper.

I mean...

I don't know what I expected.

You know, why I'd be special,

why I'd be spared.



MACDOWELL: And let me tell you
something else,

-we are more than just survivors!

We are more than our grief.

We are more than our loss,

and we are more than our pain!

- Yeah.

MACDOWELL: We were spared for a reason.

We were spared because
we were put on this earth

to do something more!

- Yeah!

We were spared because we're special.


Because we are the rightful
inheritors of the earth.


This is our destiny


because we are the chosen!

We are the chosen!


He says there's others like him
all over the country,

like missionaries.

MACDOWELL: We are the chosen!


Come on, kids.

It's all right.

Now, remember what your father said.

One duffel bag's worth.

TEX: They could still be out there.

You were a cop, right? A detective?

So I should just abandon the mission,
CO and the crew?

The captain would understand. Talk to him.

He knew his family was alive,

and he turned away to serve the mission.

Lost his wife because of it.
I can't bring this to him.

You want to stay.

I want a lot of things.

CHANDLER: I've been doing a lot
of thinking, about everything.

There's some stuff I didn't tell you.

Some things that happened to
our crew while we were out at sea.

There are people out there
who want the cure so badly,

they're willing to do
anything for it, including kill.

As long as Nathan James is leading
the mission to spread the cure,

our ship will be a target.

And it is not a safe place for you.

And I can't put my crew in a position

where my own judgment might be affected

because I'm thinking about how
to protect you instead of the mission.

- So you're leaving us?
- No. Absolutely not.

I'm resigning my commission.
I'm gonna stay here with you.

There's plenty I can do
for the cause here on the ground,

and I'm not gonna leave you again.

It's a promise I made to you,
and I'm not gonna break it.

So, we're staying here in the house.

Well, the Jennies are up.

SEALs will be here soon
to secure the area,

the whole town's getting cleaned up,

and with the cure now,
it's time to rebuild.

We'll be safe here.

Sounds like your mind is made up.

It is.

Well, I guess we
should start to unpack, then.


Morn would never have
wanted you to come home

before you finished your mission.

- Ashley--
- She wouldn't have wanted you to give up.


Let's hear it for O'Connor
for getting the power back on!


Thank you very much. (CHUCKLES)

Let's go, Romeo. Let's go.

- We got to be going, Mom.
- I know you do.

Just tell me you won't be living
in this bowling alley when I get back.

I think I'll go home.

Might have left a mess there, if I recall.

- You did.

lam so proud of you.

You, too, Mom.

You, too.

Ma'am, it was very nice to meet you.

You take care of my girl.

And the baby.

You think I don't see?

I'm your mother.

I'll be back in a month, six weeks tops.

Gonna be puttering around all day?

Just getting the place in order.

Well, I thought you might
just be, uh, procrastinating

'cause you don't know
how to go back to the ship

and tell that crew of yours
that you're quitting.

Do you not realize that
they can't do it without you?

What kind of message
are you gonna send to them?

That you're, uh, George Washington

and you've come back to work on your farm?

You think because
you got a lab in Baltimore

and six planes with the cure
that everything's in hand?

The world is in chaos.

There's a lot more to do.

And that crew is trained
to do it, with or without me.

- They need you.
- And they don't?

And what if I don't come back?

I'm gonna make my kids orphans?

You think you're the first soldier that
had trouble leaving their family behind?


During World War ll,
English naval captains

put their wives and children
in bunkers in London

and went back out to sea
to fight the Nazis for years.

Wives and children, Dad.

The wives were there.

I know you,

and I know you're beating yourself up,

but if you're looking
for someone to blame, blame me.

I should have never
let her go to that town.

So cut the shit and quit laying
this guilt trip on yourself.

There's no time for it.

Whether you like it or not,
you're Noah and that ship is your ark.



I told your mother
we would not be here without you.

That's still true.

These were given to me
by the captain on the Pinckney,

after my tour in Iraq.

(STAMMERS) Sir, I can't.

Those words are not spoken around here.

I'm promoting you to full lieutenant
for your valor,

for your loyalty.

Attention to promotion.

Lieutenant Foster.

Raise your right hand and repeat after me.

I, Alisha M. Granderson...

I, Alisha M. Granderson... solemnly swear... solemnly swear...

KARA: ...that I will support and defend
the Constitution of the United States.

...that I will support and defend
the Constitution of the United States.

You don't have to say anything.

I'm glad you're still with us, Mike.

You didn't think about staying with them?

It's all I thought about.

You mean I could have had
my first command?

CHANDLER: There's a vacant house
right next to mine.

The SEALs will be there,
guarding the area, rebuilding.

My father will be there.

That'll be good for the children,
to be so close.

And of course, I'll look in on them.

Thank you. Means a lot.

Be safe.

You, too.

Talking about a Navy ship
came home with a cure,

about planes flying across
the country with scientists.

I don't understand.
How are you hearing this?

I told you before, Curtis,
we have people everywhere.

Well, there have been
a lot of rumors floating around like that.

None of them have ever been right.

It's not a rumor.

Who's that?

What did he say?

The ship with a cure, it is not a rumor.

The only question is, uh,
what are you prepared to do about it?

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