SEAL Team‘s Jason’s worst fears may be coming true in an upcoming episode. Season 5, Episode 12 of the series is going to be crucial for Jason Hayes. Hayes, played by David Boreanaz, will have an opportunity to reflect on his current state.
At the start of the upcoming episode, Keys to Heaven, it becomes really clear that Hayes is in fact suffering from that Traumatic Brain Injury. But is he ready to admit that to himself? If he does, he’s going to have to come to terms with the fact that others are going to have to take over for him for a while.
At this point, Clay and Ray have had to cover for him while managing their own responsibilities. But this can’t last forever. And it looks like Jason’s denial of his need for help is going to continue to make things harder on the team. The synopsis makes this seem like it’s finally coming to a boiling point.
“Jason must confront his deepest fears on the road to healing while Clay and Sonny are forced to take certain matters into their own hands. “Keys To Heaven ” premieres Sunday, January 9 exclusively on Paramount+,” the synopsis reads.
So fans are really hoping that he begins that “road to healing” but it’ll take a lot for him to get there.
Here’s What David Boreanaz Thinks is the Best Part of Playing Jason Hayes
David Boreanaz has had a lot of interesting roles in his time. The actor got his big break by playing surly vampire love interest Angel on the iconic Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its eponymous spinoff, Angel. Then, he played FBI Agent Booth on Bones.
But what he loves about his SEAL Team role is the awareness it brings. Boreanaz is a huge advocate for veterans. And he loves it when Veterans feel seen from the show.
“It’s been a very humbling experience to portray this character for five seasons,” he said on the talk show. “And the biggest reward I can get is when a veteran comes up to you and says ‘thank you so much, you saved my life, I reached out and got help,’” he said in an interview with The Late Show.
SEAL Team has really addressed a lot of the struggles Veterans face. From the Traumatic Brain Injury haunting Jason Hayes this season to PTSD and struggles in family life, the show tackles these issues with sensitivity.
If you want to watch SEAL Team, the only way to do so now is on Paramount+. The show made the switch to the streaming platform in 2021. Not all fans were thrilled with the switch, but it has allowed the show a bit more creative freedom since it’s not on the network. It releases new episodes on Sundays.