In a perfect world, Jason, Sonny, Ray, and the remainder of the crew would have time to mourn the demise of considered one of their closest pals earlier than returning to work.
SEAL Staff Season 6 Episode 9 aimed to seize the aftermath of Clay’s premature demise and the way it affected these round him.
It was a gripping hour of TV, and the cinematic nature of the primary hour of this two-part occasion helped elevate the emotion.
You could possibly inform by the bewildered look on Jason’s face that he strived to assist his brothers, which meant he tried to indicate little emotion as he revealed the tragic information to the remainder of Bravo Staff.
If you happen to watch SEAL Staff on-line, Clay is not Bravo Staff’s first huge loss, however nothing can put together you for dropping a liked one.
Jason crumbling after telling everybody the information was one other show of positive performing from David Boreanaz, however A.J. Buckley stole each single scene.
Sonny’s response was extra heartbreaking than Jason’s, which was inevitable when contemplating he’d been serving to Clay following the accident.
Ray: Naima mentioned Clay was shot by a safety guard.
Sonny: Safety guard? Doing what?
Ray: Seems like he was concerned in an tried break-in on the Air Drive recruitment heart.
Sonny: Clay concerned in a break-in? There is no fսcking means. Look, he is had his bumps on the street, okay, however he has his stuff squared away.
Ray: This does not make any sense, guys. Naima’s gonna hold me up to date.
Their bond grew exponentially, and I believe Clay can be happy with the constructive adjustments Sonny’s made lately.
Sonny’s quick response to not believing what occurred was tough to look at. Choosing up the telephone and wanting the particular person saying somebody near you has died to be confirmed flawed is a pure response.
It is arduous to compute dropping or ever seeing somebody once more, particularly once they’re as younger and wholesome as Clay was on the time of his stunning demise.
The unhappy a part of Clay’s demise is that it occurred simply when his former crew members struck a chord and managed to work collectively.
The entire adjustments impacted Bravo Staff, and it is no shock they have been flailing by dropping the crew’s coronary heart in Clay, even when he was nonetheless alive at the moment.
The remainder of the mission felt like a love letter to Clay as a result of Jason, Omar, Trent, and everybody else labored very effectively collectively.
With all the uncertainty surrounding the crew’s future, if they are going out, they are going out in a blaze of glory.
Communication has been key to the crew’s success, and now that they’ve mastered it, I hope it continues into SEAL Staff Season 7 — and past.
Davis: If you happen to’ve come to rub my face in it after Bravo achieved mission success, I deserve it.
Command: I want this was about Bravo.
Davis: What’s flawed?
Command: Clay was shot and killed final evening.
Davis: What? No, that… that may’t be. He is right here, he is dwelling together with his household. Command: Particulars are sketchy for the time being.
Davis: That is going to destroy Sonny.
With the present using a extra cinematic search for “Injury Evaluation,” the helicopter being shot out of the sky was probably the most predictable scenes within the historical past of the collection.
Simply when the gang thought they’d be returning to the U.S. to mourn their fallen brother, their mission took a deadlier flip, and with SEAL Staff Season 6 Episode 10 serving because the season finale, let’s hope we haven’t any extra casualties.
The stakes of this mission have by no means been increased, and if the crew is reduce off from speaking with command and are compromised, they’re going to be operating straight into the lion’s den.
Naima feeling responsible about Clay’s demise as a result of Ben was within the veteran’s heart she and her husband created made for a harrowing watch.
Davis. I’m so sorry about Sonny.
Sonny: No. No, do not express regret about no rumors.
Davis: I want this was a rumor. Yeah. You understand, uh, he is imagined to be protected at dwelling together with his child boy.
Sonny: If you happen to’d been a bit extra fascinated about getting justice for Clay as a substitute of sending our asses again to Syria, I’d be at dwelling preserving him protected, do you perceive?
Davis: Look, I do know you are upset, Sonny, okay?
Sonny: Upset? Upset?
It is regular to have these ideas, however you might see the uncooked emotion on her face, and I half-expected Stella to level the blame at somebody.
Stella has been by means of the mill lately. Her husband was harmed whereas deployed, misplaced his leg, after which tried to convey the items of his life again collectively to be an amazing husband and father.
With all the time jumps all through this season, we barely scratched the floor of the emotional toll Clay’s harm and teething issues had on her.
She thought she was lastly getting to write down her ebook with out fascinated about her husband’s security whereas deployed. She was at an almighty excessive, and now she’s most likely on the lowest level of her life.
She’s misplaced her husband and can battle to come back to phrases with what comes subsequent. My finest guess can be that Stella would depart city and presumably be nearer to her household or begin afresh someplace by the seaside and lift her son.
Arriving on the veteran’s heart and revealing her husband was the happiest he’d been in years as a result of he felt like a goal should have taken quite a bit. In any case, behind her thoughts, she was most likely anxious about coming into contact with Ben.
If not for that late-night telephone name, Clay would nonetheless be alive and making ready to go away city together with his household for a brand new begin.
Davis studying of Clay’s demise was one other emotionally-charged second, largely as a result of she’s been so centered on guaranteeing she makes an influence at her new job that a few of her relationships have fallen by the wayside.
One other huge subject is her relationship with Sonny. He successfully washed his fingers of her as a result of he could not comprehend that she would deal with one thing aside from discovering out what actually occurred to Clay earlier than the accident.
I hope Sonny does not maintain Davis answerable for something as a result of, wanting on the greater image, she’s probably the most essential components of discovering every thing out.
“Injury Evaluation” was a stable episode of this Paramount+ drama collection. I will be ready with bated breath till the season finale drops in my inbox.
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SEAL Staff Season 6 concludes Sunday on Paramount+.
Paul Dailly is the Affiliate Editor for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.