The Last Resort
Thursdays at 8 on ABC
"The Last Resort," debuting tonight at 8 on ABC, is one of those "no distractions while you watch" shows. There shall be no reading through emails or leafing through magazines during this fast-paced drama.
But if you watch this and you pay attention, the payoff is high.
Andre Braugher ("Homicide: Life On the Streets," "Men of a Certain Age") plays the captain of a U.S. nuclear submarine, which receives a mysterious order out of the blue to fire nuclear weapons on Pakistan. When Braugher, as Capt. Marcus Chaplin, asks for clarification of the order from a higher authority, he is relieved of his command, and the sub turned over to his second, played by Scott Speedman ("Felicity"). When Speedman, as XO Sam Kendal, repeats Chaplin's request, the submarine is fired upon and hit by a U.S. warship.