3×01 – THE SCOTT EFFECT

"THE LAST SHIP S3 UNIT"  "The Scott Effect" / Ep 301  TNT  Ph: Doug Hyun

“THE LAST SHIP S3 UNIT” “The Scott Effect” / Ep 301 TNT Ph: Doug Hyun

Five months after arriving in St Louis with the cure, the crew of the USS Nathan James are scattered: Tom Chandler is landside as the Chief of Naval Operations, Kara Foster – now Green – is Deputy Chief of Staff at the St Louis Whitehouse, Tex Nolan has stayed in the USA to be with his daughter, and the Nathan James is under the helm of Captain Mike Slattery. Rachel Scott’s death is confirmed.

The Nathan James is embarking on a new mission, taking the cure to Asia, and Chandler is sent on a diplomatic mission to China, meeting their new president, Peng Wu, for the first time. Taking Wolf and Valerie – now a couple – along with him, he encounters an old flame of his, Sasha Cooper, who is now working as a liaison between the US and China. Peng is proving to be obstructive when it comes to disseminating the cure.

The crew of the Nathan James – including Slattery, his new XO Garnett, Jeter, Green, Burk, Miller, Ray Diaz, Doc Rios and Mason – are invited to a party in Vietnam to thank them for bringing the cure. However, disaster ensues when the nightclub is attacked, and several hostages are taken. The Nathan James is ordered into international waters by Kara Green, despite her own misgivings about the potential loss of her husband. However, Danny Green and Carlton Burk have escaped from the nightclub, and manage to evade the pirates to make it to the rendezvous point. However, they watch the helicopter destroyed in front of them, and are forced to go on the run to try to find a way to make it back to the Nathan James.

Chandler is set to return to the USA, but changes his mind, instead choosing to ignore orders and go to Vietnam after realising that the crew of the Nathan James hadn’t been killed, but taken hostage. Valerie is left on the plane, which explodes shortly after take off.