The U.S. government ups the ante in "Another Fine Navy Day," an intriguing installment of the military drama "Last Resort." The episode opens with a title card that says "3 hours after the chemical attack" and cuts to a bloodied and confused Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) running across the island of Sainte Marina.
Julian Serrat (Sahr Ngaujah) seems to know what's happening, and he's packing up to bug out of the island. Sam confronts Julian, who promptly Tasers the Navy officer. Serrat turns out to be the inside man for the attackers, betraying the Colorado crew in exchange for getting his island back.
The rest of the episode flashes back and forth to various points before and after the attack. Master Chief Joseph Prosser (Robert Patrick) helps identify the drug that's affecting the crew. Known as "BZ" or "Buzz," the chemical causes poor judgment and hallucinations, but it normally wears off after eight hours.
Under the drug's influence, Sam has repeated visions of his wife Christine (Jessy Schram) asking when or if he is coming home to her. Capt. Chaplin (Andre Braugher) also is haunted by visions, but his delusions involve old memories of his deceased son.
"Another Fine Navy Day" is an excellent outing for the ensemble cast of "Last Resort." At times, Scott Speedman looks like a character in an old "Twilight Zone" episode. Drugged into near unconsciousness, XO Sam Kendal must hold things together on the island until he can find the people responsible for the BZ attack.
This episode also reveals a few more pieces of the conspiracy puzzle. Harper, an injured Navy Seal, is recovering, but he doesn't mince words with Capt. Chaplin about his actions. Before the final credits, Harper and James King (Daniel Lissing) talk about what happened in a room in Pakistan before the bullets started flying. The Seals were supposed to extract someone from that country, but Harper said his orders changed at the last minute.
"Another Fine Navy Day" also ends with another mystery. Chaplin discovers that his firing key is missing, which means that the Colorado now has no offensive capabilities. Kendal and Chaplin have to find the person who stole the key before the United States moves in for the kill.
Sophie Girard (Camille de Pazzis) also has some poignant moments at the end. In previous episodes, she felt a strong attraction to Sam, but she also knew he deeply loved his wife. Under the influence of BZ, though, Sam thinks Sophie is Christine and the two share passionate moments. Sophie watches a video recording of their encounter, her face etched with conflicting emotions.
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