"Going home in this state would be perilous, so we’re looking for the opportunity to go home safely and stand trial … more so for the officers than the enlisted men ... The officers are responsible for the conduct of the ship," says Braugher. As a Master Chief, Prosser bears some responsibility when they get home, whenever that may be. That would make anyone a little cautious.
And while the officers of the U.S.S. Colorado
may be going against orders, don't get confused. They still love their country. It's whatever power-hungry person who's corrupting the government who's forced them to rebel. "We’re patriots and we're designed to return home, not to be mutineers or pirates," he says.
Unfortunately for the entire Colorado
crew, that day isn't going to come any time soon. The game is still afoot. According to Braugher, the characters we've met so far aren't even sure where the order to fire on Pakistan actually came from. "I suspect even the Secretary of Defense hasn’t fully wrapped his head around it … perhaps he is being played by someone else … it doesn’t look like anyone has the complete story," says the actor.
In the meantime, we've got plenty of time to explore the relationships forming on the island, including one that's not exactly romantic: Sam and Marcus. "It’s a mentor relationship; it’s a father-son relationship; it’s a relationship of two men who really admire each other," says Braugher. Okay, okay. He did tease a little actual romance as well. "There’s romance on the island … things change and we really have to think of what our relationships are," he adds.