Apology to ‘Last Resort’ fans

I apologize to fans for “Last Resort” being canceled. You see, it’s entirely my fault. I adopted the show as my favorite among new fall TV programs. Hardly even watched the other newbies. This one looked good. Submarines. And Andre Braugher. I didn’t miss a single episode. I watched it even though it conflicted with “The Big Bang Theory,” another of my favorites. So I apologize to all fans of the show. The cancellation is not ABC’s fault; it’s mine. It happens every time I latch onto a new favorite. I should have known better.

Categories: entertainment, Media, television

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  1. We’ve been watching it too, PT. Mollie likes it much more than I – too much sex, but hey, they do have girls on boats now. OMG, do you suppose . . . ? 🙄

    I think Mollie identifies with the XO’s wife, not because I was an unfaithful submariner but because I was absent so much and because of a couple of close calls. The show obviously hired some real experts because the dialogue, the terminology, the technology and the sets are remarkably accurate.

    But now that cancellation is in the offing I guess I can tell you something. The CO and XO do have launch keys (and also the Weapons Officer has one), but there’s no way the three has either authority or capability to program the targeting. That’s controlled from ashore, and very tightly too. Otherwise you could have, uh, a scenario like Last Resort. 🙂

    • Awww. But they did seem to sort of drop the original story line in favor of sex, violence, and rock n roll on the island. I wanted to see more sub action, ala Clancy or something. Now we’ll probably never find out who really bombed Pakistan, who’s trying to start a war, who the bad guys In DC really are, and if the crew ever gets home.

    • I’m embarrassed to say that the whole restricted targeting issue just never occurred to me Jim. I guess, from the “retaliation of last resort” scenarios I’d seen in the movies, I’d always assumed that sub commanders had some latitude to change from the targets after war has started and the enemy had actually been identified…

  2. Oh, say it ain’t so PT! Though last week’s episode did have a little too much of the prime-time soap opera feel to it, I still love the show and had high hopes for where I imagined it might go. I’m so very sad to see it go! 😥

    • Me too. There was so much potential …

      • It’s really ironic that, after getting my son to watch an episode with me, he actually went to the Last Resort website and watched all the other episodes. That’s the only time I’ve ever seen him get excited about one of my favorite shows. He’s never been much for TV. Of course, after watching him play that “America’s Army” game for hours and hours at a time, I kinda thought he might like it. He’s almost as disappointed as I am!

  3. It started out so well – it did have every thing

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

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