‘SEAL Team’ Season 4 Episode 3 Spoilers and Photos: Will Sonny lead in ‘The New Normal’ after Jason steps down?

How will the team go on without him? Here are three things that could happen in the next episode of ‘SEAL Team’

                            ‘SEAL Team’ Season 4 Episode 3 Spoilers and Photos: Will Sonny lead in ‘The New Normal’ after Jason steps down?
David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes and AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn (CBS)

Gunshots, bloodshed, and heartbreak... The two-hour premiere of ‘SEAL Team’ started off with a bang as the team darted off to Spin Ghar Mountain. In the backdrop of the snow-capped peaks, Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and the Bravo Team had some major upheavals. In the biggest shock of the season, Jason steps down as Bravo One towards the end of the two-hour premiere. While it may be good for his mental well-being, can Bravo go on without him? 

Moreover, in another shocker, Jessica Paré is no longer a series regular in the new season. In an emotional scene, Mandy told Jason she had had enough. Does this mean the two are not going to be a couple? What will happen to their relationship after that kiss?

David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes (CBS)


Boreanaz told MEAWW in an exclusive conversation during a panel, “They both understand each other's complex and the mental aspect... I will say that their relationship has been solidified. It won't stop. I don't want to give too much away but it's a strong relationship and one I — while playing the character — so highly love. I love the moments we've had... So I will say there is some future in that.”

Wondering what happened in the first two episodes and what will change in the next one? Here's a quick recap and all the scoop!

Jason and Mandy (CBS)

Episode 1 and 2 Recap: A triple shock

The first episode ‘God of War’ begins with Spin Ghar Mountain as Jason and Cerberus (Dita The Hair Missile Dog) get separated from the team. The canine gets shot and Jason holds her tight. Opening a door to his past, Jason remembers what the death of Curtis 'Cujo' Johnson (Callard Harris) did to him. With those memories, he manages to save Cerberus and keep her safe. Mystery and mayhem make the ‘SEAL Team’ opener — directed by David Boreanaz — one of the best episodes on TV ever. 

‘Forever War’ beautifully intertwines interpersonal dynamics with their duties as all the Bravo members meet their loved ones. Directed by Christopher Chulack and written by Spencer Hudnut and Dana Greenblatt, the one-hour episode leaves one too many loose ends with a triple shock: Is Mandy and Jason's love story a crushed affair? Did Clay do the right thing? If both Jason and Ray are gone, who will lead Bravo Team? Will Sonny be in charge?  

David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes (CBS)

Episode 3 Predictions: What to expect after Jason stepped down?

“War has been my refuge for too long... and I’m done,” Jason told Bravo Team in the corner of the bar in the final scene of the second episode. Why did he take that decision? Earlier, in a conversation with Mandy, she tells him, "I can't do this anymore." Taken aback by her reaction, Jason tells her, "What do you mean? It's who you are. It's who we are." But Mandy is adamant and she leaves. Did Mandy's decision take a toll on Jason's mind? How will the team go on without him? Here are three things that could happen. 

The Bravo Team (CBS)


Will Sonny take the lead?

With Jason not there, Ray on a break and Clay being investigated for the letter, who will lead the Bravo Team? In the next episode, Sonny might get into the frontline and prove that he can run the show even without Jason. 

AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn (CBS)


Will Natalie be back with Jason?

What will happen in Jason's love life? In the last episode, we saw Natalie Pierce (Emily Swallow) make a comeback. Will she be back in Jason's life after Mandy leaves him? Not many fans would be happy to see that happen as they desperately want Jason and Mandy together.  

Emily Swallow as Natalie Pierce and David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes (CBS)


Is this an end for Clay in Bravo Team?

Brotherhood means everything to Clay but does that justify his selfless act for Ray? The punishment will be huge and the biggest shock comes when Clay confesses it to Rebecca. Of course, she doesn't agree with his decision. Will his professional and personal life both go astray?

Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser (CBS)


Episode 3 Cast: Who stars in the new season?

David Boreanaz leads the cast as Jason Hayes, Max Thieriot plays Clay Spenser, and Neil Brown Jr stars as Ray Perry. AJ Buckley is Sonny Quinn, Toni Trucks is Lisa Davis, and Jessica Paré plays Mandy Ellis. Recurring cast members include Justin Melnick as Brock Reynolds, Tyler Grey as Trent Sawyer, Scott Foxx as Full Metal, and Judd Lormand as Lt. Cdr. Eric Blackburn.

Parisa Fakhri, Emily Swallow, Jamie McShane, Tim Chiou, Kaliayh Rhambo, Kerri Medders, Ellen Wroe, and Roxanne Beckford guest star.

Justin Melnick as Brock Reynolds and Pepper as Pepper (CBS)


Episode 3 Photos: Ready for a little sneak peek?

Steal a glance at more photos from the upcoming episode here: 

Lisa Davis and Sonny Quinn (CBS)


Lisa Davis and Sonny Quinn (CBS)


Toni Trucks as Lisa Davis (CBS)


The Bravo Team (CBS)


The Bravo Team (CBS)


The Bravo Team (CBS)


Neil Brown Jr as Ray Perry (CBS)


Episode 3 Release Date: When will the new episode air?

Titled ‘The New Normal’, the summary reads: “Bravo Team struggles to adjust to a new team dynamic after several members make life-altering career decisions.” In a 20-second promo, Ray tells Jason: “You held Bravo all those years. It's about damn time we try and stand on our own.” In another snippet, Sonny is seen leading the team while we hear: “Captain Lindell is convinced that Bravo is unfit to operate." In a flashback, Sonny and Jason have a heated fight when he tells him “all you can say is adapt and overcome.” In another mishmash of past and present, the show could probably show how Sonny could use an old lesson in the new mission.

Towards the end, Jason says in the flashback scene, “I know how to make Bravo right again.” Will Jason's door to his past help make things right with the Bravo Team or will fans have to adjust to the new normal? 



‘SEAL Team’ premiered Season 4 with two new back-to-back episodes — titled ‘God of War’ and ‘Forever War’ — on December 2, 2020. More episodes in the series will air every Wednesday in the 9 pm slot on CBS. Catch the third episode ‘The New Normal’ on December 9, 2020.

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