Bridget Regan says she’s incredibly impressed by what the cast and crew are able to do each episode on TNT’s The Last Ship. Regan, who joined the cast this season as Sasha Cooper, was among the cast of the series who made it to the 2016 San Diego Comic Con to promote the show which is currently airing its third season on Sunday nights at 9pm ET/PT. In our interview with Regan, she said that fans of the series can expect each episode to get more and more intense as the season heads toward its finale.
“One of my favorite things about the show is Hiro [Sanada’s] character, Takehaya and his wife, Kyoko, who are now on board the ship and the show poses the question, ‘Is this villain really a villain?’ It’s not so black and white. You feel for the guy. You understand where he’s coming from. Sasha in particular, because she speaks Japanese, develops a relationship with his wife and understands where they’re coming from,” explained Regan. “I find that really interesting. It’s not just like a big, bad villain up in a tower. He’s with us and that really comes to head throughout the course of the season.”
Regan really appreciates the human aspects of the show, saying it’s not just about the action. “There’s real humanity in these characters because these aren’t people to run away from danger. All the characters on the show are going to run towards it. They’re going to fight. And so in those rare moments of humanity, and they’re not often on the show but when they are they’re so powerful. They really ring true because these aren’t characters that sit and talk about their feelings and emotions.”
Regan also discussed the action scenes, the response of fans to her character, and the reactions of military personnel to the action drama in our interview at Comic Con:
The Last Ship Season 3 Plot: Following the epic second-season cliffhanger, the highly anticipated third season finds the crew of the Nathan James shifting their attention to Asia after President Michener hears rumblings that the Chinese leader, President Peng, has been hoarding the “Scott cure” instead of distributing it to the people in the region. Michener sends Chandler to a global summit to investigate this allegation, as well as rumors of a possible mutation of the original virus that has caused a fresh outbreak in Japan. If the mutation has occurred, and Asia has not been protected, the consequences for the world are dire. And with Rachel Scott shot at the end of last season, and her fate as yet unknown, hope is in low supply.