Last Resort

Episode 1.08 : Big Chicken Dinner

  • Last Resort
    • Episode Premiere : November 29, 2012
    • Distributor : ABC
    • Genre : Drama, Thriller
    • Seasons : 1
    • Show Period : 2012 - 2013
    • Production Company: Sony Pictures Television
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Cast and Crew

The Story

A ship is coming to claim all Colorado crew members who wish to leave the island. Some top notch food is also on its way. Marcus lets those who have chosen to stay know that their family members will be allowed to visit with them for 24 hours. The captain also organizes a Thanksgiving dinner celebration for his crew and the islanders. The evening is rousing success.

A group representing the law on the island as well as Tani's father, William, storms into town the next morning. They snatch up Hal Anders, the senior nuke-rated chief of the Colorado. An island girl, Erita, accuses him of rape. Local law says the guilty party is to be caned 100 times and branded if he survives. This is something Marcus can't let happen. There's to be a military-style trial with a jury consisting of three Colorado crew members, three islanders and one neutral party-Sophie Girard.

Marcus trains Cortez so she'll be able to cover his post, as there's a chance Anders will be lost. He has no idea she's the sleeper agent holding the missing nuclear launch key. As for the trial, Grace is chosen to handle the defense. Serrat represents the prosecution. Anders swears the sex was consensual. He recently got a "Dear John" letter from his pregnant wife. Grace discovers that Erita had sex with another crew member, who happens to be pals with the accused.

Serrat declares that he doesn't believe the trial will provide justice. Grace argues that this is a case of "he said-she said" with no real evidence. Still, she knows Erita isn't lying about what happened. She can see what this girl is going through. It's the same thing she dealt with after being raped at the academy. Nothing happened to the man who attacked her. Now it appears as though nothing will happen to Anders either, as he is found not guilty.

A riot erupts in town as the locals set fire to cars and buildings. James helps Tani douse the flames inside the bar when it is hit with a Molotov cocktail. Sophie lets Marcus know that the jury was split. All the islanders voted "not guilty." They were doing the bidding of Serrat. He manipulated the trial's outcome. The ensuing riot is exactly what he wanted to happen. A short time later, Grace gets Anders to admit that he raped Erita while Marcus listens from behind.

Sam is the only person Special Ops man Booth has seen for six days. His prisoner breaks free from his bindings but doesn't attempt to escape. It's part of his attempt to show trust. Booth takes Sam to the radio site so he can have a chat with some powerful folks in Washington. The question of the moment is about the identity of the sleeper agent. An encrypted message comes back saying that particular asset is more important than Sam. That's why Booth attacks him. A brutal fight to the death takes place with Sam emerging as the victor. He wraps up Booth's body and burns it on the mountaintop.

Christine listens in as Defense Secretary Curry says wants Paul to act as if he's the white knight who swung a deal to allow her to visit Sam on Sainte Marina. She's a little confused when Paul says he couldn't get her on the ship. Kylie believes it's because the guy falls for the women he saves. She wants to use this information to their advantage. So, Christine tells Paul that she needs to get on that ship so she can tell Sam face-to-face that it's over. As for Kylie, she's caught off guard by the fact that she's made a friend in Christine.

As the town of Soubourg recovers from the riot, James repairs the floor of the bar. Tani is oddly quiet as she packs up some personal things in a bag. She sneaks away when James isn't looking. Elsewhere, Marcus lets Anders know that he is relieved of duty. The only way he's coming back on the Colorado is in handcuffs. As an acquitted man, Anders is free to take his chances on the island. Marcus, Sam and Grace drive off leaving the disgraced sailor to flee into the jungle alone.

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