Sneak Peak at the first act of ABC's 'Last Resort'
Synopsis for Thursday, 10/25/2012:
Squeezed by the blockade, vilified in the U.S. press, disavowed by his country, Marcus Chaplin knows that the situation on Sainte Marina is rapidly becoming untenable. Seeking a diplomatic resolution, Marcus agrees to meet an envoy, the man who gave the false order to fire on Pakistan, Secretary of Defense William Curry. During the negotiation, Grace takes command of the COLORADO and leads a mission to fix a gap they've detected in the sonar array line – leaving them vulnerable to attack. When Curry and his team discover the gap, they pull back on the deal they've offered to Marcus and give the order for the Illinois to fire on the COLORADO. Grace's father, also on Sainte Marina, sees this happening and takes matters into his own hands, resulting in several lost lives in Curry's team.
About Last Resort:
Five hundred feet beneath the ocean's surface, the crew of the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine "USS Colorado" - the most powerful nuclear submarine ever built -- receive their orders. Over a communications channel designed only to be used if the U.S. homeland has been wiped out, they're told to fire nuclear weapons at a foreign country. Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) demands confirmation of the orders, only to be unceremoniously relieved of duty. XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) finds himself suddenly in charge of the submarine and facing the same difficult decision. When he also demands confirmation of the orders, the Colorado is fired upon and hit. The submarine and its crew, honorable patriots, now find themselves crippled on the ocean floor and declared rogue enemies of their own country.
"Last Resort" stars Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Gerard, Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal, and Robert Patrick as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.
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