The Last Ship (2014–…): Season 3, Episode 11 - Legacy - full transcript

A final showdown pits Chandler against his formidable enemy. Elsewhere, Kara joins forces with someone who can help with her mission.

Let me understand this.

I paid you the kind of money
that usually buys loyalty.

Instead, you and
your two hooligan buddies

sneak onto my property
in the middle of the night...

..and make off with
the kind of information

that's best kept between us...

Information that can be
easily misunderstood

by the ill-informed.

Well, at least your men escaped.

Killing four of my guys doing it.

But you, you're either too slow
or too stupid, so here you are,

taking the beating that
three men ought to take.

Oh, lady, you're about as crazy as hell.

You are messing with the
wrong Southern woman.

I'll ask you one last time. Your men...

Where did they run off to with my shit?

You kiss your horses with that mouth?

I had some fellas swing by your place,

to see if we could get
your daughter, Kathleen,

involved in all this.

There was no sign of her.

But imagine my delight in finding out

that you are the proud owner

of possibly the world's
last working answering machine.

Tex, it's Kara.

I don't know where you are
or if you'll even get this,

but something's going on in St. Louis,

and I need your help.

Please, if you hear this, meet
me at the border gas station

outside of Jonesboro, Arkansas,
at 2:00 tomorrow.

Aah! Aah!

Get him out of here.

* The Last Ship *
Season 03 Episode 11
" Legacy"
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He's requested additional reinforcements

up in the northwest territory.

All right, let me get on it.

I prefer the gray.

If the last presidential
power I got is the choice

over what I wear, I'm
wearing the brown suit.

The speech this afternoon...

Have you gotten a chance to go over it?

Oh, I've been over it.

This is basically a national
self-destruct order.

What's my legacy gonna be?

The overnight President
who killed America?

The virus killed America, Howard.

You're saving what's left.


You okay, Miss Shaw?

It's fine.

By next time's briefing.

Let's say probably tomorrow
morning, 0800.

All right, sounds...

Read the speech today word for word

and I guarantee there
will be a place for you

in the new world.

And an even better place
for you in the new economy.

If I don't?

Wear the gray suit, Howard.

My men saw at least one Chinese
Destroyer headed for Honshu.

I believe they intend to make
their landing in Tokyo.

What kind of resistance will there be?

- The population...
- Was wiped out.

But Peng is not interested
in the people.

He is heading here.

The Japanese National Archives.

Documents, records.

Historical materials
important to my people.

It wasn't enough to kill
the Japanese people.

He wants to erase my culture.

So we continue at
EMCON, set Deceptive Lighting,

and take the ship to Quiet One.

Agreed. He has two destroyers
left at his command.

I want to see them before they see us.

His navy sinks today.

Try it again.

Emphasizing only it's a...

Authorities meanwhile continue
to urge residents to consider

voluntary relocation,
arguing that concentrated...

You hearing this?
...population into city centers would create

a better infrastructure
for most Americans,

many of whom face
ongoing food shortages.

President Oliver is set to
deliver a late-breaking speech

to the nation today
imploring all Americans...

We got to get you cleaned up.
You need to go on the air.


I can't go on the air.

The President's giving speeches,
rolling everything back.

He's setting the stage for
the regional leaders.

We have to counter the message.

And you're the only one who can do it.

They played me.

Price, Castillo, all of them.

I was tearing down Michener

while they were plotting his murder.

You couldn't have known.

You knew.

There's still time, Jacob.

We'll make it right.

This friend of yours...
He's been MIA this whole time.

You sure he's reliable?

He'll be at the gas station.

And right now, he's the
only person we can trust.

All right, Country Jesus.

It's chow time.

He's gone! Vanished!
Killed Doug with his own knife,

took his keys, his gun,
one of them trucks out back!

He's probably halfway
to Mexicali right now.

Calm down, Renfro.

We know exactly where he's going.

CNO on the bridge!

Sir, we picked up the
first Chinese Destroyer

on passive radar.

It's just over the horizon from us.

The bearing line ends at Tokyo Bay

and based on the path of
their navigational radar,

it appears to be doing patrol runs.

And Peng's second ship?

No sign of it, sir.

Probably at EMCON.
Or out looking for us.

The first ship's behavior is

consistent with High Value
Unit Defense posture.

Well, that confirms it.

If they're covering a High Value Unit,

that means Peng is there himself.

That ship is protecting him.

Peng's the kind of man
that's going to want to be there

to watch that art burn.

If the ship in the
bay is monitoring the area

outside the Archives and we send
a ground team after Peng...

His people spot us, ship
fires on the ground team.

But if we fire on
the ship without knowing

where the second destroyer is,
we give away our position.

And the second ship sinks us.

Doesn't leave us many options
for an approach.

It's a smart play by Peng.

Our target is the Japanese Archives

currently under the protection
of the Henan,

which is patrolling
three klicks off shore.

The mission to capture Peng
is a 2-pronged assault.

Cobra Team will take
the Chinese Destroyer Henan

at Tokyo Bay, cripple its
CIC, enabling Vulture Team,

led by CNO to storm Peng
inside the National Archives.

We estimate Henan's ordnance
covers a Weapons Engagement Zone

around the Archives of 80-plus miles.

However, they'll likely focus
their attention and their fire

on the area surrounding
the Archives building itself.

We'll call this the Hot Zone.

Now if Vulture Team is detected
approaching the Archives

from anywhere inside that Hot Zone

and we haven't taken Henan's CIC,

that ship fires on Vulture Team.

From our monitoring, we
know that Henan checks in

with Peng's ground forces once
every 15 minutes without fail.

Cobra Team will dive and board
Henan when it's D.I.W.

at the end of its patrol run in the bay.

Ship will be drifting toward us,

so that'll just
shorten our swim. Master Chief?

Henan is a Luyang III class

guided missile destroyer
similar to our...

Ripped off.

Ripped off from our Arleigh Burke.

Everyone will study the layout.

We need to know every
blind alley on that ship.

Surgical strike on the pilot house, CIC,

and armory will give us complete
control over that vessel.

This goes as planned,
the rest of their crew

won't even know we're there.

Make no mistake,
we're going after a target

who's clearly anticipating us

and who has a second destroyer
we cannot find.

Just one part of this mission
fails, it all fails.

That is all.


There is one thing about this
plan that I will not be able to

explain to my people.

How I'm standing around doing nothing

while you guys are risking your lives.

I'd like to help in whatever way I can.

Well, you'll lead things down
here while Commander Garnett

runs the ship upstairs.

Thank you, sir.

Where are we?

Is Gene Hackman the sheriff
of this place?

It's the only pit stop for 100 miles.

Kind of a landmark.


Try not to look like a nervous wreck.

Miss Green?

Tex sent me.

I'm to bring you and the reporter

back to home base.
Come on. You'll be safe.

I never said anything about a reporter.

Desk work's making you soft.

You're late. And you
smell like horse shit.

Good to see you, too, sweetheart.

Tex Nolan.

How you doing?

- Thanks, hon.
- Hey, Dad! That's mine.

Is that where you've
been this whole time?

Working with Roberta Price?

Well, I wouldn't say
"working" with Price.

Me and the guys
went to help for a spell.

She had some trouble
in her region. Riots.


Said the Army's hands were tied,

could I train some
fellas to defend their homes?

Only the number of fellas kept
getting bigger and bigger

and they weren't for security,
they were enforcers.

- Enforcers?
- Mm-hmm.

For what?

Regional leaders are building
lots of walls.

They want 'em protected
with extreme prejudice.

He got it.

Dennis used a back door into
Shaw's work computer.

He forwarded me the President's speech.

"In the absence of a legislative branch

and without an
operational central government,

I have decided to
exercise my executive powers

and hereby suspend the government

of the United States,
effectively immediately."

Oh. Jesus.

Oliver is dissolving the country.

It doesn't sound like Oliver.

I may be wrong about him.

But either way, Oliver
cannot give that speech.

Well... hang on to your asses.

We're going back to St. Louis.

Let's go.

Double-check that caliber
max is clear. Check your scope.

It's all good on magazine sweeps.

Let's tighten these down.

- Careful of those tracer rounds.
- You're set.

Balance it out, okay?
Double-check your sights.

Hey, double check your gear.

The COM check? Good to go.

He's taking the 50.

Locked and loaded.


Keep your head down.

On a swivel.

All right, turn to, turn
to, wheel's up in 5 mikes.

Let's go. Let's do this.

CIC, Bridge.

Cobra Team has wet feet.

2 mikes to drop point.

Vulture Team has ETA of 1.0
minutes to Archives perimeter.

Stand by for alert on
a 15-minute countdown.

All teams, Henan's just checked in.

15-minute window starts now.

Mother, this is NOMAD.

Divers in the water.

This is Vulture Team. I have
visual on the Archives.

We're at the edge of the Hot Zone.

Guards. Three at the door,
four walking the grounds.

We move through that field,
they'll spot us.

Stand down.

We wait for Cobra Team to take CIC.

- No talking.
- Hands! Let me see those hands!


Hands. Get 'em up! Hands!

Henan CIC secure.

Vulture Team, you are free to engage.

Roger that, Cobra Team.

Kill the lights.

Right flank moving forward.


It's the captain of the second ship.

He's asking why Henan isn't
responding to land teams.

Nathan James,
Destroyer Two is transmitting.

Do you see it?

Just a bearing, sir.

1-3-6 relative.

He says if Henan
doesn't respond immediately,

he'll assume the ship's been
boarded and fire on us.


He's bluffing.

No. We will kill our own to save Peng.

Those are his orders.

I assure you, we will be fired on.

What the hell's he saying?

He's preparing the crew to be martyrs.


I say again, the second ship
is ordering us to fire on land

or they will fire on us.

Bridge, Combat. We need
to go Active Radar.

It's the only way
to see the second ship.

Negative. If
they're behind island cover,

we'd be giving away
our position for nothing.

But if we do, we could target and kill.

Commander, it's the only viable option.


We just fired on Vulture Team.

Vulture Team, missiles incoming.

I say again, missiles incoming.

Three missiles fired from Henan.

They'll be on Vulture
Team inside one minute.

Go active.

T.A.O., get a lock on those
birds and fire at will.

T.A.O., aye, FIS is
Green. MSS kill tracks 5-0-2-8-1.

MSS, aye, kill tracks 5-0-2-8-1,
2 and 3 with birds.

Negative, sir. Sir, lining
sites, use all guns.

Scanning both green and blue grids, sir.

Bring MK-41 online.

Direct hit.

All missiles destroyed.

Nathan James, this is Vulture Team.

Thank you!

Now watch your ass.

Distance, 10 mikes and closing.

We're being hit by Fire Control.

Fire Control on the second
destroyer just locked onto us.

countermeasures, begin evasive maneuvers.

Hard right rudder, all ahead flank!

Right rudder, ahead flank, aye.

They're targeting the James.

Prepare to engage all incoming tracks.

I need targeting
solutions on that second destroyer.

Negative, sir, we do not hold radar.

Sir, the second
Chinese Destroyer's gone.

No errors, ma'am. All clear, sir.

It's the same in every language.

All right, let's finish this!


Let's go. We got to keep moving.

Gallery's clear.

Corridor clear.

Uhh! Uhh!

(Gun Shots)

On me!

You look unwell, Takehaya.

The cure not working for you?

You don't have much time left.

More time than you.

Like your people,
you are proud, but weak.

And like your people,

you will be erased
from the face of this earth.

Forgotten forever.

Uhh! Uhh!

But you will go to hell.

Who were you working with in America?

Why do you bother to fight

when everyone back home
has betrayed you?

They sent you here to die
and kill your friend Michener.

Who? Tell me!

You are all alone.

You have no one to trust.


The nation is ready for
you, Mr. President.

I understand your partners
will be in the audience,

here to witness the dismantling
of the United States.

Remember, word for word,

or the next time America
hears about Howard Oliver,

it will be to commemorate his passing.

Peng's only destroyer now belongs to me.

You should know Cobra Team

found a payload of anti-cure
missiles on board.

According to the crew,
that's the last of it.

So... it is done.

The rest of Asia won't suffer as we did.

Let's get you home.

I am home, Captain Chandler.

I want to remain here...

On Japanese soil.



My name is Kaito.

Like my son.


Fellow citizens of this great nation.

I speak to you today
from an unforeseen point

in human history.

In all of their brilliance,

our Founding Founders
could not have imagined a day

when a single virus would wipe out

90% of not just our countrymen,
but of our species.

Here, take these. The speech's started.

The President's speaking from the lawn.

It's full of security guards out there.

How are you guys going to get to him?

He'll come to us.

You ready?



You two go with Barnes.
Make sure you keep him covered.

You should get out of here.

- What? No way.
- Dennis, I'm serious.

Get as far away from here as possible.

Good luck.

Thank you.

For everything.

Today, the idealism of democracy

is at odds with the practice
of government

for and by the people.

Democracy, my fellow Americans,
is untenable.

In short, the center cannot hold.

It is therefore my duty
to inform you that,

with the advice... and consent of the...

regional leaders...

today, we set a new course
for the country.

In the absence of
a... legislative branch,

and without an
operational central government,

I have decided to exercise
my executive powers...

Shame on you, Mr. President!

You don't have to do this,
sir. This isn't you.

Get him out of here.

The Howard Oliver that
we know saved St. Louis.

Under your leadership,
there was no panic, no riots.

Even when there were
5,000 people dying a day,

you kept us together.

What happened to that man, sir?!

The President will not be
taking any questions today.

Thank you very much.

The hell I won't!
Listen, Jacob, you're right.

For a moment, I forgot who
I was, but not anymore!

I know who I am!
- Due to the security breach,

I'm sorry, everyone, we
will reconvene tomorrow.

Thank you for your time.
Thank you very much.

Miss Shaw, where are they taking him?!

Take your goddamn hands off me!

Sir, it's me. It's Kara. I can help you.

This way. You saved my life.

Not yet, we haven't.

Where are they taking him?!

Is the President a prisoner
in the White House?!

Miss Shaw!

Let's go, right now.


We got a shooter!


Hot damn, son.

This is Allison Shaw.

We have two shooters escaping
from the East Wing with POTUS.

We got to go back for Jacob.

Let me go! Let me go!

You run back in there, you
don't come back! Jac...

It's about the President.




Let go of me!

Don't let the vehicle get out!

Lock the gates! Move!

Drive, Kara, drive!

Thought I'd be the one to tell you.

The Cobra Team found coordinates
of Henan CIC.

You were right.

The Chinese knew where Hayward
and Shackleton were gonna be.

Seems someone in St. Louis

wants the U.S. Navy
out of the way, Captain.

There's still some good
people back home.

Generals, captains, operators.

I know a few myself.

Well, let's get 'em on the line.

We need all the help we can muster.


Kyoko wants to thank you
for all that you've done

for her family and for Japan.
She wishes you well.

You gonna unhook this vest?

She wants to die with
her husband on her own soil.

Her people will take care of the baby.

I'm fueled up and ready
to go. Jesse, thank you.

You saved a lot of lives.
You're gonna save a lot more.

Just get home in one piece.

Take care of yourself.

I'll have the final numbers ASAP, sir.

No, he's on the hangar deck.

I'll find him. Stand by.

Is that the last of it off the RHIB?

- Careful with that.
- Aye, sir. I'm on it.

This is NOMAD.

All set to deliver the cure to Asia.

So long, Mother.

Naval Station San Diego.

This is CNO hailing you
on Navy Red, over.

I say again, Naval Station San Diego.

This is CNO hailing you
on Navy Red, over.

Sir, there's something you need to see.

Terror grips our nation this day.

The strains of reconstruction
have proven too great to bear

and have given rise to forces
hellbent on creating chaos.

In front of live television cameras,

agitators breached our walls
and tried to take control

of this nation's capital.

This was not their first attempt.

Until today, the regional leaders and I

have guarded the truth
for the safety of the public.

Now it's time you, the American
people, learn the facts.

President Jeffery
Michener did not take his own life.

He was murdered,
along with Senator Beatty

and Secretary of
Foreign Affairs, Rivera.

The terrorist were working with
certain members of the media

and with agents inside
the government itself,

but until today, we
didn't know how high it went.

It is my duty to inform you

that the leader of this radical group

was President Howard Oliver himself.

He orchestrated the deaths
of Jeffrey Michener

and those loyal to him
so that he could take office

and create a dictatorship.

Son of a bitch.

Don't do this. Don't do this.

Please, don't do this! Don't do...

But that is not all.

We have just learned that
this cabal was also responsible

for the kidnapping of the crew
of Nathan James in Asia.

This was done with the cooperation

and planning of Captain Tom Chandler.

In fact, I struggle
to believe it's true.

But we have indisputable
evidence of his treachery.

Captain Chandler is currently
under arrest

and is heading back to North America.

These are not easy words for me to say.

Oh, my God. She's putting
all this on you.

- Excuse me. My apologies.
- Nobody'll buy it.

The greater the lie, the more
people will believe it.

We are strong people, and we
have survived worse than this.

And those who still love life, liberty,

and the pursuit of happiness
have come together

and formulated a plan to move forward.

So in the absence of any
working federal government,

and deriving their just powers

from the consent of the governed,

your regional leaders, Price,
Castillo, Wilson, and Croft

hereby call for the immediate suspension

of the government of the United States.

Each region will be
able to govern itself

and focus on reconstruction

until such time as a central authority

can be safely reestablished.

Yeah. In other words, never.

By the time you hear these words,

control of the Armed Forces
will have been split

among the regional leaders,

and I would like to assure you...

that the military turnover
has been peaceful,

thanks to an unprecedented collaboration

between the nation's
highest-ranking generals

and your four regional leaders. Aah!

All enlisted men and
women are to report to

regional military offices
immediately to become part...

Of one of four localized
armies under the command...

Captain, I can't get
the generals on the line...

Any of them.

I tried to raise an entire Naval base.

It's a coup, Captain.

Thank you and God bless.

Those men are already dead.

If there's no military,
what does that mean for us?

It means we're all alone.

We lost our country, Tom.

Not yet.

Captain, set a course for Naval
Base San Diego, helpful.

Take us home.

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