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On The Last Ship, Eric Dane plays Captain Tom Chandler in the U.S. Navy. But when he discovers that 80 percent of the world’s population has died from something called the “red flu,” he becomes much more than just a captain. Thanks to the fact that the only person capable of finding a vaccine is on his ship, Chandler is now responsible for saving the world … or what’s left of it.

And yet, when Dane stopped by EW Radio (SiriusXM 105) ahead of the show’s season 2 premiere, he revealed that his own apocalypse survival plan is much simpler than Chandler’s. If there’s an air-born virus, you can likely find Dane in a human-sized hamster ball. And you know what? It’s not a bad idea.

The Last Ship returns for season 2 on Sunday night at 9 p.m. on TNT.

The Last Ship

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