Kylie: “I don’t usually make female friends. I usually think of other women as competition to be crushed. I’m just saying.”
Christine: “Don’t strain a muscle. I like you too.”
“Big Chicken Dinner” is the newest episode of Last Resort. Beware! This article contains spoilers. To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Last Resort airs Thursday nights at 7 on ABC (KTRK).
During the Thanksgiving celebration, a local woman accuses Anders, a member of the Colorado, of rape. It’s interesting that the Thanksgiving aspect doesn’t really take up much of the episode. All it does is serve as a setting. What’s great about this episode is that the Colorado crew members interact with the islanders more than they have in the past and in a different way. The accusation of rape is a serious issue that involves both parties. A mini history lesson is thrown in where Tani explains how justice works on the island, and Marcus gives a rundown of how a military trial works. These are small moments, but the fact that the writers included them in the episode means a lot. What did you think of the storyline?
The trial of Anders ends up highlighting the character of not only Anders, but of Grace and Marcus. Before this episode, Grace has been shown trying to earn the respect of the crew, and so she really isn’t portrayed as soft or vulnerable. This episode allows viewers to catch of glimpse of it when she reveals to Marcus that she was raped. Marcus also shows just how much honor and integrity mean to him when he discharges Anders after he confesses to Grace that he did in fact rape that woman. Anders is the only one qualified to work the nuclear reactor, and so the Colorado needs him, but Marcus discharges him because he couldn’t stand to have an admitted rapist on his ship. What did you think how Grace and Marcus handled the situation?
Here are quick thoughts in elsewhere in the episode. The Booth and Sam storyline is confusing. In the end it looks like Booth realizes that he cannot win, and so he goes after Sam knowing that there is a good chance that he will die. Why else would he ask Sam to say his real name aloud? Hopefully the writers will address what Booth revealed to Sam and just the circumstances surrounding his death in the next episode. Kylie and Christine’s storyline is actually entertaining. Sometimes compared to what is happening on the island, what Christine is up to isn’t all that exciting. It is a little annoying that Paul ends up falling for Christine because it might have been more compelling if he was using her to fulfill his own agenda. What do you make of Paul actually liking Christine?
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