'SEAL Team' Season 3 Episode 10 review: A heartwarming transformation from Bravo Team to Bravo Fam
Written by Dana Greenblatt, the episode beautifully blends action with emotions and shows how personal dynamics are all that matter in the end.
The review contains spoilers for 'SEAL Team' Season 3 Episode 10 — 'Unbecoming an Officer'.
One often finds their truest friends in times of darkness because they are willing to brave the shadows. The fall finale of 'SEAL Team' was one such stellar example of the beautiful bond each member of the team has developed over the years. With honesty reflecting in each character's eye and a pinch of love, care and compassion, episode 10 was all about friendship and familial connections.
Titled 'Unbecoming an Officer', the episode begins with Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and Natalie Pierce (Emily Swallow) secretly seeing each other. The highlight of the moment was that it made Jason happy. Clay meets Rebecca again and gets set to make her meet his friends. Mandy meets Lisa and asks her if she is okay. "I get you are isolating yourself from the guys but now I am on the list?" she even asks her.
At the bar, Sonny plays snooker while the Jason, Ray, Clay, Rebecca and Mandy share a friendly banter. Suspecting Jason is dating someone, Mandy tries to pry on his life but he assures them he is "unbreakable" and won't let slip a detail. Lisa Davis, however, skips the get-together and when Clay asks her why she didn't come, she blames it on work.
There needs to be a breather between personal and professional lives but it is blurred in this episode. During a meeting, Davis is pulled out and all the team members couldn't help but be concerned about her that they couldn't stop discussing it even while hunting down a Russian arms dealer. Davis is called to explain the reason behind violating the code of conduct, she chooses to stay mum and this only increases her chances of being dismissed.
During the shoot out, Clay catches a moment with Sonny to ask, "Sure, what's happening with Davis is not your fault?" He added that they could talk about it "another day" but just wanted to make sure his head was in the game. Meanwhile, at a building to collect Yevgenny Kostarov, who was wanted alive, the Bravo Team besiege the building and are shocked to see a grenade and a bomb blast. Luckily, it didn't harm anyone but increased their time to get to the end of it.
A fire alights in the building. Sonny calls out, "The smoke is getting dense. Bravo 1, this is Bravo 3. We need help." Running out of time, they finally manage to complete the mission. Jason also asks Clay about his issues with Sonny and the latter said how Sonny didn't really like Rebecca but that wouldn't come in his way. He, however, didn't tell Jason about Sonny's issues with Davis.
On the ride back home, they ask the pilot to speed up and Ray ponders over how his review as a Warrant Officer could be put at risk if he defended Davis. Ultimately, he chooses his career because of the house he needs to buy for his wife, Naima. While Ray may have chosen his family over the Bravo Team, but the rest of the team spoke in Davis’s defense. "She is the best intel officer. I trust her with my life and all of our lives," Jason says, convincing the inquiry team to drop the charges. Sonny adds, "Davis' entire life has been a series of tough calls, but she ain't ever made a bad one. She always puts Navy first, ahead of herself and ahead of her happiness. If that ain't character, then what is?"
Touched by their words, Davis later throws a party for everyone. "Thank you, all so much. It feels great to be reminded I am part of the pack." When she thanks Jason, he says, "Always got your back. You're one of us. Family." And Sonny tells her how he "meant every word," he said. The gesture is truly soul-stirring and shows the Bravo Team's transformation to Bravo Fam.
Towards the end of the episode, Jason surprises us by his stance on how "change is good." What's more, there is a reassurance of relationships as Clay goes to meet Rebecca and shows her how he is by her side just like she is and Jason asks Natalie if she is ready for an all-in. "All in has strings. Strings get messy. I got a messy life. I just want to make sure you understand what I am saying," he says, to which Natalie replies, "I am sure. Messy can be fun." It seems like Natalie and Jason are in for the long run.
Written by Dana Greenblatt, the episode beautifully blends action with emotions and shows how personal dynamics are all that matter in the end. As the series comes back after the long winter break, it will be interesting to see how far each relationship goes and how it changes their lives.