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Although the CBS-turne Seal team series has yet to be renewed for a sixth season, star and executive producer David Boreanaz told TV Insider, “We’ve done great for seal team .” Look at the numbers and the streaming, and you’ll notice that we’ve been trending as one of their top shows for the past few weeks. So we’re doing something good for ’em.”
This comes after Boreanaz’s Jason Hayes and the rest of Bravo were ambushed and subjected to heavy fire (including RPGs!) shortly after Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) announced his intention to leave the team to be with his wife and new baby. Will everyone make it? That’s just one of the many questions we have about a potential sixth season. Continue reading for more information.
The David Boreanaz-led SEAL Team was renewed for a sixth season by the seal team on Tuesday, just over a week after the release of a satisfying-yet-ultimately explosive Season 5 finale.
Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, network executives confirmed that the renewal is for only 10 episodes (compared to Season 5’s 14), though this was not announced as the final season.
The season finale of SEAL Team on Jan. 23 — rife with closure and big personal moments for almost every character — could have been mistaken for a fine series finale, if not for the closing sequence in Mali that rained RPG missiles down on a pinned-down Bravo. David Boreanaz, on the other hand, stated that the episode was not intended to wrap up the series if necessary.
“I believe it was created solely to demonstrate, ‘This is what happens and could happen in a war situation.'” “Like, this is real,” Boreanaz, who also serves as an executive producer and occasionally directs the high-octane military drama, told TVLine. “We didn’t design it in a way that said, ‘Hey, this is the end of the series!'” Rather, showrunner “Spencer [Hudnut] wanted to go out the way he wanted to go out, at this precise moment.” It demonstrates once more: everything is fine, and then bam.”
But, given how the Season 5 finale ended so tragically, how will the titular Bravo brothers of SEAL Team look in the future? Is it possible that they all survived the Mali ambush?
“Who knows what will happen now?” Boreanaz responded. “Who is going to live? Who isn’t going to make it? What impact might this have on Bravo? Who might be hurt? Who couldn’t get hurt? What kinds of injuries are there?
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“This is going to change the fabric of them,” he declared. “But there is always strength in numbers.” It’s a group effort. One man is out, and another is in. That’s real life, and it’s the subject of our show.
frequently asked questions
Who will make it?
Bravo had a quick turnaround from the omega op to a mission that took them to Mali, West Africa, to capture a rising member of SGS. If he had useful information, they would act on it. But they were attacked on the ground, and the last time we saw them, things weren’t looking good (photo above). Will Jason (Neil Brown Jr.), Ray Perry (Neil Brown Jr.), Clay, Sonny Quinn (A.J. Buckley), and Brock Reynolds (Justin Melnick) all survive?
Are there going to be any serious injuries?
Before the RPGs, Bravo was bruised and bloodied — Jason had been shot in the arm, with Ray patching it up as best he could. It’s difficult to imagine anyone not suffering an injury that necessitates at least some physical therapy if all of them survive.
Will Clay ever leave Bravo?
On the way to Mali, Clay informed Jason that this would be his final run with the team; he intended to sign up for Green Team so that he could be there for his family, at least shortly. (After all, he and Alona Tal’s Stella had just brought their son home.) Jason told him it was the best decision he’d ever made and that he and Bravo would be waiting for him whenever he wanted to return. But how will the aftermath of the ambush and what happens next in West Africa affect Clay’s decision?
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How long will Jason be able to function?
Jason has a TBI, which has begun to affect his memory, as was discussed in greater detail earlier this season (as seen in his exercise with the fridge, then on a mission that nearly got his entire team killed). He has treatment options, but first, he has to get home in one piece — which, given Bravo’s situation, appears to be easier said than done. He’d promised Clay he’d be there when he returned, but will he? Jason has tried (and failed) to leave the business in the past, but will he have a choice sooner rather than later?
Will Davis’ paper make a genuine difference?
Lisa Davis (Toni Trucks) made some enemies with her paper focusing on the safety of their warfighters, but she also made at least one friend in Captain Reyes, who reports directly to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy for Policy and focuses on policy and strategy across naval operations. He acknowledged her concerns and invited her to join him at the table to help find a solution. But, he cautioned, change takes time. Is it reasonable to expect anything to change significantly in the sixth season?
Will Sonny and Davis rekindle their romance?
Oh, Sonny and Davis’ on-again, off-again relationship. After hitting rock bottom — blaming her for Hannah’s (Rachel Boston’s) departure — he apologized in the finale and made it clear that his feelings for her are still very strong. “I may not have everything I want in life, but two out of three ain’t bad, right?” Sonny mentioned before giving her a serious look and commenting that some things are irreplaceable. And, given that she wanted to tell Sonny about her meeting with Reyes before Grant (Matthew Hancock), we have a feeling those two will be reuniting soon.
Will Ray and Naima be able to open the veterans’ center?
“I’m just trying to do more for our brothers and sisters who go to war, get chewed up, and come home broken,” Ray told Jason. “I’m just trying to make sure that at the end of this, there’s something for all of us back home.” It was a project that took a back seat to the omega op, but when Ray returned home, he discovered that the vet they’d been attempting to help had overdosed. Will they have a chance to accomplish this in the sixth season?