‘Seal Team’ Continues to Tease Jason May Not be Leader for Much Longer

by Joe Rutland

Outsiders, if you watch Seal Team a lot, then you know there have been signs that Jason Hayes may be out as Bravo Team leader.

Let’s take a look at this situation around Hayes, played by David Boreanaz on the Paramount+ military drama. We’ll get an assist from Matt & Jess.

Sunday’s episode put a bow on the show’s fall season. Yet we’re looking for more signs that Jason is out.

‘Seal Team’ Episode Puts Clay Spenser In Tough Situation Around Hayes’ Future

Tea leaves are forming around the situation. For instance, Clay Spenser, played by Max Thieriot, is walking a fine line between supporting or not supporting Jason. Clay knows that Jason is dealing with a Traumatic Brain Injury. He also knows that turning his partner in is the right thing to do…but Clay hasn’t done it.

What’s going to happen with Jason? The man needs some help and is trying to do things with his own strength. But dealing with a TBI is not the same as a stomach ache. Seal Team did a solid job of raising the ante higher around the “Is Jason staying?” issue.

There remain a lot of unanswered questions. But Seal Team will get back to giving us more information and drama around Jason and his brothers in arms.

Go catch episodes of Seal Team streaming over on Paramount+. The show moved there from CBS this fall.

Boreanaz Says That He’s Really In Tune With His Character On Show

Being an actor is nothing new to Boreanaz. He has had other roles in his acting career.

But the Seal Team star says this Jason Hayes character has been one that he really can get in touch with and in tune with all the time.

The actor spoke to Parade about playing the Bravo Team leader. He also reflects on what the role means to him as well as how Seal Team has been received by the public and military.

Boreanaz, who also is an executive producer, said he is “really important to me and, playing him, I feel more in tune as I’ve ever been with a character.”

Did you know that Seal Team was pitched as a show by a real-life SEAL? It’s true.

This is one of many reasons the show works to stay true to any reality affecting SEALs. What emotion does come up when Boreanaz thinks about accuracy? “It’s intense,” he says.

Boreanaz also said that the show has “gotten very positive feedback from veterans, Tier-One operators, and armed forces people thanking us.”

What is his goal? To “shine [a] light on these guys who suffer in what they do for a living and how they protect us.”