By: John M Jerva
This article contains spoilers for the fifth season of Seal Team so if you’re still in the dark then I suggest you stop reading until you jock up and go tactical with the rest of the season.
When we last saw Bravo Team, Master Chief Jason Hayes and his unit were in some serious shit. After surviving the black ops Omega mission in Venezuela, things were looking good for the boys and all seemed right as rain. Then before you can say wheels up, the team was dispatched to Mali, South Africa to apprehend an HVT where they were mercilessly ambushed by insurgents.
As their family back home celebrated the shower of Clay and Stella’s new baby boy Brian, Bravo Team was literally in the fight of their lives which ended in three RPG’s being shot at them. The last image we saw was nothing but explosions and smoke as the screen faded to black and all you heard was the sound of Davis’ voice asking for a radio check from all Bravo stations with only static as a response. This was, without a doubt, the biggest cliffhanger ever for the hit show and some were led to believe that it was the series finale.
Fear not Seal Team faithful. Paramount + didn’t leave fans to ponder long about the fate of the show as they announced that Bravo Team will live to fight another day as a season six has officially been green-lit. Who will survive to fight another day remains to be seen but at least we know that we will find out what happens to the boys.
Paramount+ held its official presentation at the 2022 Winter TCAs where executives confirmed that SEAL Team has been indeed been renewed for a season 6 (per The Hollywood Reporter). The glorious news quickly spread to the show’s social media accounts informing the die hard fans of the news they’ve been waiting for.
It is important to note that the next season will only contain 10 episodes which is a cut down from the 14 that filled season five. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as with a shorter season order, we could still get longer episodes and if this is what it takes to have more seasons of a show that has a big budget then so be it. Most streaming series usually contain around 10 to 15 episodes so this is par for the course. Limited episodes could ensure that we get more seasons of one of the best shows on television.
Head star, director and executive producer David Boreanaz did speak of the changes that lay ahead for the show and that the fabric of the series was definitely going to steer in uncharted waters.
Boreanaz didn’t give anymore details but it’s safe to say that probably somebody won’t survive or if they do, they will be forced to stand down due to injuries. New cast members including new team members may be waiting in the wings.
Unfortunately, we’ll have longer to wait for season 6 since it’s only February but at least we now know that the RPG attack didn’t spell doom for the boys of Bravo.
I’ll be doing a complete retrospective of the series in the future as this is my favorite show right now and I’ll be starting with season 5 as it’s more fresh in my mind. If you’re not watching, then you should be. The series has outstanding acting, characters that you are invested in, cinematic caliber action set pieces and it is one of the most realistic portrayals of our special forces on the screen.
SEAL Team also stars Max Thieriot, Toni Trucks, A.J. Buckley, and Neil Brown Jr.
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In the meantime, check out the blistering season 5 cliffhanger as Bravo Team is up against it in the player below! “All Bravo Stations…radio check.”