Bravo Team is ready to rock and roll in a new photo from the official “SEAL Team” Instagram. The photo is from episode 7, titled “What’s Past is Prologue,” which airs on Paramount+ this weekend. The show captioned the photo, “Locked and loaded”; it depicts Jason, Ray, and another unseen character as they prepare to throw themselves into the fray.
It seems like the writers are going to explore the characters’ feelings about recent news from Afghanistan. Possibly they’ll compare the early conflict in the 2000s to the current conflict. Some of Bravo Team is even going back there. It will surely be a difficult episode emotionally.
The official synopsis for the episode reads, “Bravo returns to Afghanistan to continue the fight against the Taliban, and the Team ruminates on America’s longtime involvement in the War on Terror.”
So, it seems like things are going to get heavy in this new episode. There will likely be a lot of references to topical subject matter. We may get even deeper into the characters’ minds and psyches regarding the Afghanistan conflict. This may also be a look into what Paramount+ has in store for “SEAL Team” regarding darker themes.
‘SEAL Team’: David Boreanaz Says Show Gives ‘Good Insight’ Into Veteran Mental Health
“SEAL Team” is known for hiring actual veterans as cast and crew on the show in order to make it as accurate as possible. A.J. Buckley, who plays Sonny Quinn, has spoken about the importance of hiring veterans on a show about veterans and active service members.
“It’s Hollywood, you know, people just sort of use platforms and a lot of times veterans get taken advantage of,” Buckley said in an interview this year, “but this show has really made history in the sense that we have more veterans hired on our show than any other show in television history.”
Fellow star David Boreanaz has said that the show does a great job of portraying the mental health issues that a lot of veterans go through. Recently, his character Jason Hayes has been dealing with memory loss. Ray Perry, played by Neil Brown Jr., has also been dealing with PTSD. In the previous season, he was kidnapped and tortured, and that has weighed heavily on him.
Boreanaz said of “SEAL Team”, “The veterans that are on our show, who have suffered from [PTSD and TBI] and have struggled with mental health, that reflects on our show […] It gives a good insight into what these characters are going through, and at the end, it can shed some light into some dark corners of people who are suffering out there.”
“SEAL Team” is doing all it can to portray an accurate representation of an elite team of Navy SEALS. They do it with respect and a lot of research, as well as firsthand knowledge from veterans in the writer’s room. “SEAL Team” has certainly done a lot to raise the standards of police and military shows on television these days.