SEAL Team

SEAL Team – Never Say Die

by Alan Rapp on October 11, 2018

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“Never Say Die” marks the return of Mandy Ellis (Jessica Paré), conspicuous by her absence in the season premiere. After completing a mission in Mexico locating a missing DEA agent, Ellis heads with Bravo to Saudi Arabia where terrorists have stolen Anthrax from a government lab and are threatening to release it into the water supply. Unwilling to meet their demands, the Saudis request help from the United States and Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and his team find themselves underground in a natural aquifer with a short window that isn’t helped by the team getting separated due to a cave-in and loosing connection with the anxious Saudi Military who begin to consider more drastic back-up alternatives.

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SEAL Team – Fracture

by Alan Rapp on October 4, 2018

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SEAL Team - Fracture television review

SEAL Team kicks off its Second Season with Bravo heading back into action in the Gulf of Guinea to rescue hostages and prevent terrorists from blowing up an oil platform. For the first time the team heads out without Rey (Neil Brown Jr.) who despite being cleared for the field remains in Jason Hayes’ (David Boreanaz) doghouse and has spent the last six months reassigned as an instructor. With his time at home coming to an end, Jason also has to deal with the passive-aggressive side of Alana (Michaela McManus) who blames him for being the same man she married and worries sooner or later he won’t come back from a mission. Other than some concern from one teammate and his wife, the show moves on quickly from Jason’s concussion to end last season as that storyline appears to have been truncated in favor of new missions and more family drama.

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SEAL Team – Credible Threat

by Alan Rapp on April 13, 2018

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SEAL Team - Credible Threat television review

Bravo Team is assigned to protect a delegation of government officials on a publicity tour to give the illusion to the folks back home that the area is more stabilized than it actually is. The detail is complicated as the members insist on taking unnecessary risks, making it more and more difficult for the SEALs to perform their duties, and the fact that suspected terrorist Salim Hakan (Ismail Bashey) has been added to the group without notifying Bravo beforehand. Bravo and the United States officials all manage to get out alive, although Hakan is killed by a sniper shooting at the group. At first the assumption is that he was an unfortunate casualty caught in the crossfire, although Mandy Ellis (Jessica Paré) raises the possibility that perhaps the sniper got exactly who he was shooting at and eliminated someone the CIA had targeted before Hakan could reveal what he knew.

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SEAL Team – Getaway Day

by Alan Rapp on February 1, 2018

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SEAL Team - Getaway Day television review

After a bombing takes out an entire team, Bravo team finds their time at home cut short.and is asked to deploy overseas in only 18 hours. The first two-thirds of “Getaway Day” spends most of its time showcasing the turmoil of family and friends due both to the attack and Bravo team leaving well-before they had planned. After arriving in Afghanistan, Hayes (David Boreanaz) and his men turn their attention to the terrorists responsible for the trap which killed Echo team ending on a cliffhanger heading into a four-week break. Given the entire team is now deployed overseas, rather than the separate strike missions we’ve seen so far, it will be interesting to see how much of the show’s focus moves away from the family drama of the separate soldiers’ home lives (which are often the weaker scenes of the show, but here are a strength with the characters given far more to play against than normal).

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SEAL Team – Containment

by Alan Rapp on January 11, 2018

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SEAL Team - Containment television review

Hayes (David Boreanaz) and his team are sent to the Bulgarian port city of Varna to prevent the sell of dirty bombs on the black market. Things get more complicated after stopping the terrorists prior to their arrival at the port as the SEALs discover they aren’t carrying run-of-the-mill dirty bombs but far more dangerous nuclear warheads which will need to be driven (very carefully) out of the area in rickety old trucks, across even more rickety old bridges, with more terrorists on the way to recover their stolen property.

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