Last Resort: Season 1 (2012 - 2013)

Season 1
Last Resort

Critics Consensus

Last Resort is a top-notch conspiracy thriller, with cinema-quality production and riveting action sequences.



Critic Ratings: 40


Audience Score

User Ratings: 28

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Air date: Sep 27, 2012
Air date: Oct 4, 2012
Air date: Oct 11, 2012
Air date: Oct 18, 2012
Air date: Oct 25, 2012
Air date: Nov 8, 2012
Air date: Nov 15, 2012
Air date: Nov 29, 2012
Air date: Dec 6, 2012
Air date: Dec 13, 2012
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The crew of a U.S. nuclear submarine, including Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and Executive Officer Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman), seek refuge on an exotic island after being attacked under suspicious circumstances and declared enemies of their own country.


Andre Braugher
as Capt. Marcus Chaplin
Autumn Reeser
as Kylie Sinclair
Bruce Davison
as Adm. Arthur Shepard
Camille De Pazzis
as Sophie Girard
Daisy Betts
as Lt. Grace Shepard
Daniel Lissing
as James King
David Rees Snell
as Barry Hopper
Dichen Lachman
as Tani Tumrenjack
Jessica Camacho
as Pilar Cortez
Jessy Schram
as Christine Kendal
Matt Gerald
as Gil Langston
Michael Ng
as Cameron Pitts
Michael Ng
as Cameron Pitts
Robert Patrick
as Joseph Prosser
Michael Sahr Ngaujah
as Mayor Julian Serrat
Scott Speedman
as XO Sam Kendal
Will Rothhaar
as Josh Brannan
Daniel Bess
as Lt. Chris Cahill
Jay Hernandez
as Paul Wells
Jay Karnes
as William Curry
Michael King
as Kevin Hawkes
Chin Han
as Mr. Zheng
Kasim Saul
as Seaman Lawrence
Darri Ingolfsson
as Robert Mitchell
Ernie Hudson
as Conrad Buell
John Prosky
as Pilgrim
April Grace
as Amanda Straugh
Jason Quinn
as Seaman Jones
Jason Beghe
as Wes Porter
Ian Verdun
as Richmond
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Critic Reviews for Last Resort Season 1

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (22)

It's worth rooting for Last Resort, despite its potentially fatal flaws. As their fiery protagonist would surely agree: When the odds are against you, it's better to make a giant splash than a quiet surrender.

Sep 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Last Resort is a thriller on the order of 24 as much as it is a puzzle, so I'm hoping the show will surmount audience mythology burnout. It deserves a fair chance to unfold.

Sep 27, 2012 | Full Review…

The pilot is sensational - a suspenseful, cinema-quality grabber.

Sep 27, 2012 | Full Review…

The imbalance between the macho military action and what seems likely to become a character-driven study in human relationships is unresolved.

Sep 27, 2012 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Good pilot. Crazy premise. But maybe just crazy enough to be engaging in the early going. It's the long run that looks questionable.

Sep 27, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Last Resort is well-appointed with multiple back stories, duplicitous motives and other seemingly solid characters.

Sep 27, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

If Last Resort has any fault, it may be that its ambition seems almost impossibly grand.

Jul 2, 2018 | Full Review…

It's cool and ambitious and everything we always say we want network TV to strive for.

Oct 14, 2013 | Full Review…

The Last Resort pilot episode is far and away the best I watched for this fall season.

Sep 27, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Execution was a let-down.

Sep 27, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Last Resort: Season 1

  • Jun 20, 2014
    Though a lot of the final act is wrapped up a little too nicely, Last Resort is a brilliantly tense observation of leadership and conspiracy.

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