After watching the Last Resort premiere multiple times, I think I’ve landed on my favorite scene. Having said that, I’m even more convinced that the new series from creators Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajdusek is by far my favorite of the 2012 Fall Season.Watch the scene from the Last Resort Premiere below:
This clip features Andre Braugher as Captain Marcus Chaplin. He’s a man of principals and undying loyalty to his country. Unfortunately, his belief in United States’ ideals puts him at odds with a Pakistani fire order from Washington DC.
Captain Chaplin’s conviction in the pilot is reminiscent of Captain America in Marvel Comics’ Civil War series (minus the fight scenes of course) as well as President David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert) in Fox’s 24.
Why is this scene so good?
First, it’s a pivotal scene in the pilot where the Captain makes his first stand.
Second, his Hannah Montana reference is humorous – definitely. However, Braugher delivers the line with such gravitas that don’t dare laugh. Instead, you’ll probably just silently mouth the words “oh, shit!”
Finally, I just love the way he says, “Colorado out!”
The scene reminds me of how much I miss Braugher in TNT’s Men of a Certain Age. However, seeing him as Captain Chaplin is an even bigger treat.
Last Resort premieres on Sept 27th at 8PM E/P. However, ABC is currently airing the full pilot online.