Naval Destroyer Nathan James is sent on what they're told is a research mission in the Arctic. Accompanying them is scientist, Rachel Scott. After a few months in the Arctic while Scott is on the ice doing research, some men attack them. They get back to the ship and the Commander, Tom Chandler asks the doctor what's going on. She says that a deadly disease broke out a few months ago. At first, they thought it was contained but they had no cure. They felt that the cure was in the Arctic which why she's here. But she has since received word that it has now spread to most of the globe. Chandler tries to call the President but learns the President and Vice President are dead and the US government might not have long to survive. The current President tells him that the Nathan James was not in the hot zone so he and his crew are OK. But now it's up to them to safeguard Scott because she holds the key to the planet's survival. But there are those who want the cure too and they will do ... Written by
Reap what you sow. (season 2)
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Did You Know?
The Italian cruise ship in episode 1 is actually the retired Cunard White-Star Line RMS Queen Mary, a 1936 ocean liner-turned-hotel offering art deco decor, fine-dining & casual eateries, bars & a spa. She's permanently moored in the port of Long Beach, California and has been since 1967. See more
It is stated that prior to the outbreak, the virus was unstable and underwent several rounds of mutations before its genome stabilized, making the virus extremely virulent, and that was the reason they needed the primordial strain of the virus (before it mutated) to make a vaccine.
The whole idea that, in order to make an efficient vaccine, they'd need the primordial strain of the virus is nonsensical by itself. Making a vaccine with a strain that is NOT the one that's infecting people would be totally useless. Moreover, since the final version of the virus has stopped mutating, a vaccine developed using the virus isolated from any infected patients is most likely to have been efficient and fairly easy to do despite its dangerous nature, and it would've been done simultaneously in several countries. See more