‘SWAT’ Team Gets on Bad Side of Drug Cartel in Upcoming Episode

by Taylor Cunningham

SWAT doesn’t return from its fall hiatus until tomorrow (Jan 2nd). So to help make the wait less painful, we have a little preview of what’s to come.

The last time we saw LA’s finest, they were dealing with an abduction that involved an undocumented immigrant and a dangerous Hondourus drug cartel. And in the upcoming episode titled Survive, they will come face to face with another cartel.

Read CBS’s official synopsis below.

When Deacon enlists Chris’ help on an off-duty private security detail, they struggle to survive when they’re attacked by a drug cartel looking to kidnap their wealthy VIP client, on the new day and time of the CBS Original series S.W.A.T., Sunday, Jan. 2 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.”

What Happened During the Fall Finale of ‘SWAT’?

When last month’s fall finale titled Safe House opened, Hondo was back in the city pursuing a new romance with Nichelle. And as the officer was having an awkward dinner with her and his mother, he got a call telling him that he needed to de-escalate an armed man in a liquor store.

When Hondo and the rest of the team arrived, they managed to bring the man down. But they got there too late. Another group of men had abducted a young woman named Jenni who had been hiding in the bathroom.

With the help of Luca, the SWAT team learned that woman had been a drug mule in her home country. And she fled to the U.S. hoping to permanently escape the high-powered cartel called the Central Rebels.

But when Jenni left, a young man had just taken control of the gang. So he didn’t want to lose respect by letting his mule get away. And it was presumed that Jenni also took their product when she fled. So they wanted both her and their drugs back.

In the end, the team still managed to hunt the gang down and save Jenni from both the cartel and deportation. But they made a few enemies along the way.

To make the story even more interesting, the action-packed fall finale of SWAT was directed by Jim Street’s Alex Russell. And the episode marked his directorial debut.

The actor announced his accomplishment on Instagram. And he thanked all of his cast members for helping him along the way.

“Directing this episode was a dream come true for me,” Russell wrote. “A dream! Resounding thanks to my SWAT Family for supporting me and trusting me in this endeavor. I shall never forget it… and I shall never forget this incredible experience. Cheers!”