‘SEAL Team’ Star Neil Brown Jr. Explains One Thing He’s ‘Grown to Love’ About His Character

by Anna Dunn
“Keys To Heaven'' - 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+. Pictured L to R: Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser and Neil Brown Jr. as Ray Perry. Photo: Screengrab/CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

SEAL Team Star Neil Brown Jr. recently explained one thing he’s really “grown to love” about his character. Neil Bron Jr. plays Ray Perry on the show.

“One of the major things I’ve grown to love about Ray through these five seasons is his ability to endure,” Brown says in a video posted to SEAL Team’s official Instagram account. “And evolve and realize he isn’t this all-powerful superhero that people may expect him to be.”

Ray goes through a ton of trials and tribulations throughout the course of the series, and he’s sure to face more. But he’s also had a major burden on his shoulders and has to grapple with what feels like impossible expectations others put on him and that he, in turn, puts on himself.

In the video, he also talks about Ray’s PTSD. You can watch the whole thing below.

“Go behind the scenes with @neilbrownjr as he discusses playing Ray Perry on #SEALTeam and catch @tonitrucks on IG stories after today’s episode on @paramountplus,” the account writes.

You Now Need Paramount + to Watch ‘SEAL Team’

If you want to catch the next episode of SEAL Team, you can only do so through Paramount +. The show still releases new episodes every Sunday, but the show left CBS in the fall. The move to streaming has allowed the show to get a bit grittier and less censored, but a lot of fans are frustrated that they have to pay for the service to see it.

Still, those like David Boreanaz do see the benefits in the move.

“The streaming format allows us just to do more, more action, more intense scenes,” David Boreanaz, who plays Jason Hayes, said in an Entertainment Tonight interview “It just gives us that extra fabric of getting deeper into the character development, and what these veterans and these characters struggle with, whether it’s PTS (post-traumatic stress), or TBI (traumatic brain injury).”

Tonight’s Episode Will See Jason Hayes Potentially Confront His Health Crisis

Right now, that Traumatic Brain injury is really troubling David Boreanaz’s character, Jason Hayes. In the upcoming episode, Jason Hayes will likely have to confront this injury and hopefully realize he needs help.

Too many people have covered for him already, and it’s not going to get any better unless he faces it. Right now, Jason is doing his best to maintain control. But his refusal to ask for help is actually starting to put a burden on his other team members. Teasers for this upcoming episode indicate that this might come to a boiling point.

The episode will be available tonight on Paramount + if you’re excited to see what happens next. And if you need to catch up on SEAL Team, all previous episodes are available on the streaming service as well.