'SEAL Team' season 3: Jason Hayes is struggling with PTSD, but fans love his 'never give up' spirit
Jason Hayes' strategy might be good but not opening up about his inner battles might have a major effect on his mind.
"The only easy day was yesterday. Yesterday sucked," Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) tells his team to motivate them. The second episode of 'SEAL Team' season gives us a bigger picture of Jason Hayes' struggle with PTSD and mental stress, but he is not ready to give up. "I just ignore and override. Push forward," Jason tells Mandy when they sit in a little town and drink beer.
His strategy might be good but not opening up about his inner battles might have a major effect on his mind. Towards the second half of the episode, Jason finally reveals how his memories haunt him. "Bad memories. They keep coming back to my mind. I'm hearing footsteps. They're getting louder. Maybe I need to make a change," he tells Ray. Even with all the weight of the world on his shoulders, he manages to take the lead in the mission and does not back down. Ray's (Neil Brown Jr.) concern for Jason and their growing friendship is a delight to watch.
The episode ends with a rousing cheer as Jason takes his oath again. In fact, fans couldn't stop showering them with compliments after watching the episode. Not only does it fill minds with a motivational message but it also brings forth Jason's "never give up" spirit. "Jason is struggling but when it’s time to go to work. His head is in the game and he gets the job done gotta love him. #SEALTeam," one fan wrote and another tweeted, "Jason is always frosty, no matter what. As strong as he is, he will have to deal with what’s going on in his head.. Jason is The Man!"
Referring to Ray and Jason's bond, one posted, "That friendship between Ray and Jason is enough to make me watch every week." Many fans are concerned about Jason's psychological issues and can't stop talking about it. "It makes me sad that he's living there alone like that #SEALTeam," one posted and another wrote, "This season is gonna break me if it keeps this up. But I also love that they're not shying away from the psychological issues."
"It's time for Jason to seek help. This is bigger than him. Mental health matters!" one viewer posted. One tweet read, "Now he's talking to dead people on the phone? Jason is so not ok," while another said, "He keeps all the men who've died in a separate folder on his phone."
One fan spoke about how he relates to the main character. "David Boreanaz's character is a good leader. I like how he thinks. I can relate." As the next episode titled 'Adapt and Overcome' airs on CBS on Wednesday, October 16, it might show Jason finally dealing with his fears and overcoming them.