‘SEAL Team’: The Team Makes Dramatic Return to Afghanistan in Upcoming Episode

by Clayton Edwards

SEAL Team is coming back this Sunday with a hard-hitting and emotional episode. In the upcoming episode “What’s Past is Prologue” Bravo heads back to Afghanistan. Fans should brace themselves for an emotional episode as the team weighs in on the current state of affairs overseas and the War on Terror. The show employs veterans who work behind the scenes. So, fans may be getting a look at how those who served really feel about the situation.

The official synopsis says, “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,” according to IMDb. The nation has been locked in that battle for 20 years. Additionally, the abrupt end to the conflict in Afghanistan has been in the headlines for months. So, we’ll see SEAL Team hitting these topical issues. They’ll most likely do so with veterans’ perspectives in mind with a dash of made-for-TV drama. This combination is what has made the show a favorite among fans for five straight seasons. Additionally, the upcoming episode might be an eye-opener for some viewers. We only have to wait a few more days to find out.

SEAL Team became a Paramount+ exclusive at the beginning of this month. When that happened, star David Boreanaz said that it would allow them a little more freedom. More specifically, he said, “We’re going to be able to go a little bit deeper and darker…” after the move to streaming. So, the upcoming episode could be an example of delving deeper into a darker subject while still moving the plot along. Additionally, they don’t have to worry about commercials on the streaming service. As a result, fans will get to spend more time with Bravo in Afghanistan and hear more of their thoughts on current events.

‘SEAL Team’ Employs Veterans

Earlier this year, A.J. Buckley, who plays Sonny Quinn said that SEAL Team hires several veterans to work behind the scenes. In fact, he said, “We have more veterans hired on our show than any other show in television history.”  This makes sense. They are telling the stories of one of the most elite fighting forces in the world. So, they need to get it right.

Buckley said some of the veterans the show employs are “Fresh off deployment.” Those veterans aren’t just on the show’s crew, though. Instead, many of them serve as writers or producers for SEAL Team. This adds a layer of realism to the show that others might be lacking. One of those veterans, Tyler Gray, serves as a director on several episodes of the series. About him, the star said, “He’s the glue that keeps our show together.”

The new episode of SEAL Team will be available to stream Sunday, November 14th exclusively on Paramount+.