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Last Resort: Final Episode Details for Cancelled ABC Series

Last Resort series finaleThe alphabet network has released details about the final episode of Last Resort. Though the network calls it a “season finale,” everyone involved with the show acknowledges that it won’t be back for season two.

Unlike fellow cancellation casualty 666 Park Avenue, at least we know that ABC will actually air the final episode of Last Resort. The last installments of 666 may air this summer.

Here’s the press release (beware of spoilers):


“Controlled Flight Into Terrain” – In the exciting season finale, a violent battle for control erupts on the submarine, which leaves the Colorado vulnerable to capture by a third party — one with an exploitative plan. Can Marcus and Sam take control of the sub before it’s too late? The season finale of “Last Resort” airs THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Last Resort” stars Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin, Scott Speedman as XO Sam Kendal, Daisy Betts as Lieutenant Grace Shepard, Dichen Lachman as Tani Tumrenjack, Daniel Lissing as SEAL Officer James King, Sahr Ngaujah as Mayor Julian Serrat, Camille de Pazzis as Sophie Girard, Autumn Reeser as Kylie Sinclair, Jessy Schram as Christine Kendal and Robert Patrick as Master Chief Joseph Prosser.

Guest Cast: Michael Mosley as SCPO Hal Anders, Michael King as Petty Officer Kevin Hawkes, Chin Han as Mr. Zheng Min, Robert Davison as Kowalski, Jason Beghe as Wes Porter.

“Controlled Flight Into Terrain” was written by Karl Gajdusek & David Wiener and directed by Michael Offer.

What do you think? Will you be tuning in? Do you think the series finale of Last Resort will be a satisfying end?


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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

Ken January 13, 2013 at 2:42 am

Pressure from the White House because it is getting too close to home and too close to the truth perhaps?


Randi Dom January 12, 2013 at 10:17 pm

ABC continues to produce great shows and stick them in yucky timeslots. Thet did it with “Missing” and now they’ve done it again with Last Resort. I hope they will reconsider…


rr January 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

This is a good show … By getting it right … Sometimes your pressured to be shutdown


Mark Taylor January 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm

This is bull shit!!!! I hope another channel picks this up.


Mel B January 11, 2013 at 1:38 pm

This is exactly why all the viewers, awards and praise continue to go to cable tv shows…because when the networks get it right, the cancel the show. Let the story play out, explore other subplots…

Back to waiting for Walking Dead and Breaking Bad.


Brian January 11, 2013 at 3:59 am

This show was not designed to be an accurate portrayal of the military, but rather a deeper look into a hypothetical. It was meant to entertain us and get us thinking about what ifs… And that’s what it has done and done so quite well I must say. I second the opinion that network execs have dumbed down network TV and are only interested in making the easiest and quickest profit for the current quarter. Creating new TV shows are no longer intended to create a great quality show but just to make a quick buck for shareholders and executives. This is why I watch less and less network TV and seem to only find great shows that I can trust to be continued and become invested in on the cable networks like HBO et al.


Thomas Anthony January 11, 2013 at 1:41 am

I like this show. What I don’t like about many shows is the endless dragging out of the plot line. It makes me crazy. The worst ever example was “Prison Break” that should have ended after one year or maybe 2. Although I like this show, I like that it is going to come to a clear conclusion.

I would like to suggest for anyone listening with the power to act on the idea… to tell stories on TV with a purpose… not simply drag it out longer and longer because of ratings. If the show comes to its conclusion, then start another show with the same cast of characters. Using “Last Resort” as an example… bring the submarine crisis to and end and then use many or all of the same characters in a new show back home with a new premise and clear direction. I’m suggesting something similar to a “spin off series”, yet something with a much better transition and connected story lines.

I like Last Resort, but I am thankful to have a conclusion to this plot line. If you started another show with the same characters playing out the aftermath back in DC or something like that I’d watch that too, but if the sub thing went on indefinitely I would tire of it. Keep the story exciting and clear… don’t drag it out simply because people are watching.


Zzeresh January 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Great idea, keep characters evolve and change plot!


MacMentor January 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I stumbled on this series and have looked forward to each episode since. Of course I’ll watch the final two weeks — all the time hoping ABC (or a more forward-thinking network) will support another season for us to enjoy.


Aerin January 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm

I love this show, and I will really miss it. IMHO, it was the best new show this season, on any network. It’s getting harder and harder to find any high-quality drama on TV. Of course I’ll watch every episode, but it’s painful getting hooked on a show only to have it cancelled. Like Pan Am, V, Flash Forward, The Nine, Once and Again. Way to go, ABC!


sarah mac January 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Last Resort is a stellar series and I cannot understand WHY abc would cancel a program that showcases excellent actors, has a great story line, and keeps us excited. I agree with an earlier comment about a cable channel possibly picking it up and continuing the series. I’m sure that the cast, writers, et al, would be very happy to jump over to a cable channel where they can actually have a fair chance to make a go of such an excellent vehicle.


Ruth January 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm

It takes courage to admit a mistake, and cancelling Last Resort is a mistake. However, we’re all ready to forgive ABC if the network changes its thinking on this outstanding program. The decision to cancel was an easy way out … but this program deserves whatever effort it takes to revive it. I hope to see it on the lists for the fall 2013 season.


Ron January 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm

ABC you suck!


Sharon January 10, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Would someone please tell me why idiotic shows such as Honey Boo Boo stay on and a show with a good storyline and acting can’t get a break. I was hoping another network would pick up the show. It is the only non-rerun show my husband and I watch. ( hello TV Land) I will miss this show.


Sadie January 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

This is a great show! Finally something with substances instead of all these reality shows. ABC has doesn’t have a clue on what the public wants. ABC know your addience and bring back this show!!!


Mo January 10, 2013 at 9:03 pm

This news sucks. We love this show!


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