You may be waiting until next summer to see The Last Ship season 5, but luckily the wait is over when it comes to one key question; Will there be a time jump at the start of the new season?
The Last Ship is a show that plays best when there are big events, and Steven Kane and the rest of the writers are really great at making those big events feel realistic on the show. If you had a team of pirates/rebels/other terrible people attacking the Nathan James everyday, would it be altogether realistic? Probably not.
With that, the show is jumping forward an undetermined amount of time so that the narrative can get big, bold, and crazy again. Speaking to TVLine, here is what Bridget Regan (Sasha) had to say:
“In Season 5 we again jump ahead quite a lot in time, as we did for Season 4, which I liked. It shows that the writers are only showing you the really exciting stuff that’s happening in that world. [When it comes to the] actual nuts and bolts of spreading the new healthy crop, feeding people… we skip ahead past that until we come up against our next big challenge.”
When it comes to spreading the healthy crop, Regan is of course speaking about what was one of the largest season 4 stories — the quest to stop the Red Rust famine from happening across the world. It was difficult, but in the end the Nathan James succeeded.
As for what that big challenge is that the entire Nathan James crew is facing, it’s fair to think that it will be global — and that the timing of it will be eerie to present-day events. CarterMatt spoke with Jocko Sims earlier this year, and this is something that he teased about when it comes to the season 5 story. You better believe that there will be danger, and there could be more characters who die before the end.
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If you didn’t know, there are rumors surrounding The Last Ship season 5 as the end of the road for the series; we don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but you can see more about that at the link over here.
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