- Genius Bonus: All the episode titles are legitimately related in some way to Navy terms, both official and slang.
- Moral Event Horizon: The President is basically unseen but his nuking of Pakistan sparked the entire plot involving submarine's defection and a coup attempt.
- The Scrappy: Serrat. As a villain, we're clearly not supposed to "like" him, but the fact that so many of the fans yell "Why don't they just kill him already?!" whenever he pulls anything clearly shows that he's not even someone we love to hate.
- Spiritual Licensee: To The Silent Service, except if the submarine was commanded by Americans who were the antagonists in the manga.
YMMV / Last Resort