‘SWAT’: Hondo is Locked and Loaded in New Season 5 Sneak Peek from Shemar Moore

by Joe Rutland

Don’t think for a minute, Outsiders, that “Hondo” isn’t ready for another “SWAT” episode on Friday night. He is definitely locked and loaded.

Shemar Moore, who plays Daniel “Hondo” Henderson on the CBS police drama, shared a photo in advance of another Season 5 show.

Take a look at what he’s sharing with his fans and followers.

“SWAT” keeps up with this storyline on Friday night. It’s Part 2 of the season premiere. “Hondo” made his way down to Mexico to get his life back together.

‘SWAT’ Follows Storyline Where Henderson Loses Job As Team Leader, Leaves LA

To get you caught up, Outsiders, Henderson lost his job as team leader. He did after speaking out about racism in the Los Angeles Police Department. Moore has been a part of the CBS show since its premiere. But avid TV viewers might know him from his role in “Criminal Minds.”

Other cast members on “SWAT” include Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, and Jay Herrington.

As we said, Outsiders, the second part of the Season 5 premiere for “SWAT” airs on Friday night at 8 p.m. Eastern, 7 p.m. Central.

If some of you remember a show titled “SWAT” from the 1970s, then you are correct. The showrunners used some of that show as an inspiration for this newer version. Steve Forrest and Robert Urich, who made a name for himself on “Vegas,” starred on that 1970s show.

Moore Said Showrunner Is Big Fan of Clint Eastwood, Inspired By His Movies

Before the season opener aired this season, Moore stopped by “The Talk” on CBS and chatted about his role.

The “SWAT” actor said that a showrunner for the show is a Clint Eastwood fan. Moore said the premiere episode, which was a two-hour one, was inspired by “Pale Rider.”

Moore said, “So of course, I said, well, I don’t look like Clint Eastwood so maybe we should call it ‘Bronze Rider. I’m just sayin.'”

How is the opener like the Eastwood flick?

In “Pale Rider,” a teenaged girl prays to God for protection around her family. There were some horrid men who destroyed their neighborhood.

So, Eastwood rides into town on a pale horse the very next day. Eastwood represents Death, which is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The movie pulled in $41 million at the box office. It made “Pale Rider” No. 1, which was the highest-grossing Western in the 1980s.

In the “SWAT” Season 5 opener, “Hondo” rides into a Mexican town and befriends a young woman and her widowed mother. “Hondo” finds out they’re trying to save their farm from land grabbers and he protects them.