"Last Resort" fans, it's time to report for duty. Hampered by an awful time slot, our favorite new drama of the fall is currently teetering on the brink of cancellation. And the all-important November sweeps period starts tonight, so it's imperative that you tune in tonight and be counted to help keep the U.S.S. Colorado's mission alive. To whet your appetite, we've got an extended ten-minute first look at tonight's episode, "Skeleton Crew," right here. And lucky for us: It looks like a good one.
The sneak peek opens with Kendal (in dress whites, ladies) barking accusations at Chaplin; turns out it's just a mock trial designed to get Chaplin ready to face the music from Secretary of Defense Curry, who's coming to the island to negotiate. We also get yet another flirty moment between Kendal and NATO observer Sophie. (Are we supposed to be rooting for Kendal to cheat on his loyal wife? Because we might be.)
Grace recruits a shirtless James (again, ladies!) to help her aboard the sub while Chaplin and Kendal head down to the beach to welcome Curry, as well as Grace's dad Admiral Shepard. This leads to an ultra-tense showdown between Chaplin and Curry that turns physical -- bolstered by more fantastic acting from Andre Braugher, of course. Want more of this high-stakes action? Watch tonight's episode… and keep those fingers crossed for a full-season pickup.
"Last Resort" airs Thursdays at 8 PM on ABC.