Gil Langston
Gil Langston
Key information
Status Deceased
Died in "Captain"
Profession Navy SEAL
Also known as Tango 5
Allegiance US Navy
Relationships James King - squad mate
Behind the scenes
Portrayed by Matt Gerald
Season 1
Episode "Captain"
Gil Langston is a Navy SEAL Officer. Langston is killed by a ruptured bulkhead on the USS Colorado after a mission gone wrong.


(This guy is a badass)

Season 1Edit

His team undertakes a mission near Pakistan which results in the wounding of Hopper. Langston arranges for them to be evacuated aboard the USS Colorado. The pick-up goes smoothly and Langston greets the commanding officer Captain Marcus Chaplin, thanking him. The executive officer Sam Kendal asks him why they were being pursued by the Pakistani Navy and he declines to answer. Once he is alone with his team he questions his subordinate James King "what the hell happened back there?"

Soon after boarding the sub gets orders to fire a nuclear strike against Pakistan. Chaplin questions the order because it came through a secondary channel.

When Langston hears that Chaplin has questioned the order he storms the bridge with King. Chaplin is relieved of his command and Langston tries to force Kendal to follow the order. The action is cut short when the USS Illinois fires a Tomahawk missile at the Colorado. The sub dives just in time but still sustains damage.

Langston and King go to evacuate the rapidly flooding sick-bay, fearing for Hopper's safety. They are able to get their man out but Langston is killed by a bolt thrown by a rupturing bulkhead as he tries to seal the compartment.

Chaplin takes the Colorado to a NATO outpost to regroup. King takes Langston's body ashore and stores it in the freezer of the small island's bar. Shortly after their arrival the USA launches a nuclear strike against Pakistan.[1]



  • "What the hell happened back there?" - Langston to James King[1]


Behind the scenesEdit

Gil Langston is a minor character in the first season. he is played by guest star Matt Gerald and only appears in "Captain".


Season One Appearances
"Captain" "Blue on Blue" "Eight Bells" "Voluntold" "Skeleton Crew"
"Another Fine Navy Day" "Nuke It Out" "Big Chicken Dinner" "Cinderella Liberty" "Blue Water"
"Damn the Torpedoes" "The Pointy End of the Spear" "Controlled Flight Into Terrain"


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Captain"