Last Resort reminded us of early Battlestar Galactica, in a good way. The good men and women of the U.S.S. Colorado are faced with an impossible choice, and they make a crazy decision. The whole thing is filled with insane tension and conflicts between duty and principle that feel real and unforced.
But the scene above is where the show really won us over — by proving that it was playing for keeps. Spoilers ahead...
It's hard to recap the pilot of Last Resort, because it's been available online for weeks and we've watched it a few times since last spring. You can see our spoiler-free thoughts about it here.