SEAL Team is honoring the first responders and victims of 9/11 with their newest episode premiering tonight. The storyline will serve as an origin story for the members of Team Bravo, all of which were impacted by the events in 2001. Ahead of the special feature, star David Boreanaz posted a photo from one of the takes. In the snapshot, five members of the team gather at the 9/11 memorial to pay their respects. Boreanaz did the same with his message.
“To what seems Brave to some, is all but a job to others. Let us Be reminded not only of the sacrafice ,but of the lives lost on 9/11. #20year911anniversary,” Boreanaz captioned the photo.
In discussing the inspiration for this week’s episode, executive producer Spencer Hudnut explained how the events of 9/11 would help the audience better understand the characters’ inspiration for joining Team Bravo.
“It’s an origin story,” the SEAL Team producer said. “In the final act, we get to that horrible morning and see how that day impacted their lives and their future decisions that led them to Bravo.”
Prior to tonight’s episode, the team was in a tough situation in North Korea. In the midst of the overseas action, the origin story may play into the characters’ future actions during the mission.
‘SEAL Team’ Star Shares Sneak Peek Clip of Tonight’s Episode
It seems no one is more excited for tonight’s episode than SEAL Team star David Boreanaz. Along with the most recent photo, the actor behind Jason Hayes posted a clip of the moment when he joins Ray Perry (Neil Brown Jr.) at the fountain. The touching yet tragic moment sheds light on the deep effect that 9/11 had on the characters.
“Can’t put into words this eppisode and what it means. Lets just Remember and Honor,” Boreanaz captioned the clip.
In the video, Perry stood alone as he looks out onto the water. Two roses rested on the memorial, likely names of people that Perry lost during the terror attacks. Hayes quickly joined his SEAL Team mate and took a moment to think of the right words to say in such a fragile situation.
“He’d be proud of ya,” he told Perry.
“He’d be prouder if I hadn’t spun out two more years before I enlisted,” Perry countered.
“You grieve how you grieve,” Hayes said. “At the end of the day, you are where you’re meant to be, Ray.”
Overcome with emotion, Perry admitted to Hayes, “I just, I just wish he knew how much he helped me become the man I am today.”
Hayes placed his arm around his friend’s shoulder as the rest of the team approaches to join them.