'SEAL Team' Season 4: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the CBS military drama
'SEAL Team' is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous missions. Season 3 ended with a major cliffhanger and now hard-core fans are awaiting the new one with bated breath.
Here's some good news. Bravo Team will be on another mission as CBS Network has renewed the show for a fourth season. On Wednesday, May 6, it was confirmed that the show will get a new season in the 2020-2021 session. The third season fell short of two episodes, which could not be shot due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.
As per the usual schedule every year, it should have been back in October 2020. However, with the pandemic, the dates were further delayed.
After months of waiting, the official release date was announced and 'SEAL Team' will be back with two back-to-back episodes on December 2, 2020. The first episode is titled 'God of War' and the second one is 'Forever War'.
The series follows Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One team, and his teammates. This tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds. The last season saw the Bravo Team being deployed to Afghanistan for a peace mission. However, turbulence continues and the team gets caught up with terrorist activities. Amid all the chaos, their personal lives are also at stake and the relationship twists and turns give a new edge to the show.
David Boreanaz plays Jason Hayes, the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose domestic life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior's existence. The actor is best known for playing vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' (1997–2003) and its spinoff 'Angel' (1999–2004). He was also seen as FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on the crime procedural comedy-drama series 'Bones' (2005–2017).
Jessica Paré plays CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything to root out evil and take down terrorists. The actress is known for her role in 'Mad Men' and has starred in several films like 'Stardom' (2000), 'Lost and Delirious' (2001), 'Wicker Park' (2004) and 'Brooklyn' (2015).
The other cast members include Neil Brown Jr as Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand; AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies; Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser, a young, multilingual, second-generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication and Toni Trucks as Ensign Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge officer.
The show was created by Benjamin Cavell. However, he stepped down as executive producer and showrunner along with Ed Redlich, and John Glenn replaced him as the showrunner. He has scripted several features films such as 'Journey to the Center of the Earth', 'Clash of the Titans', 'Law Abiding Citizen' and 'The Lazarus Project'.
An official clip of the Season 4 teaser was posted on Twitter. "Many more missions to come — Season 4 is a go! Do you copy?" it was captioned.
AJ Buckley shared a clip (which has now been removed). It featured Jason's days as Bravo 3 and shows Sonny and another team member dodging explosions. It seems the next season will begin with a visit to the past.
Season 3 recap
Since the very beginning, Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) struggles with PTSD issues as his past returns to haunt him and leaves him contemplating his future.
Bravo Team goes on a mission in Azerbaijan to help retake a power plant in order to avoid political instability in the area. With the pressure building, tensions boil over among Bravo members when they disagree while training for a mission. Jason has to make the tough choice to select a new candidate for the team.
On a mission, Jason pleads to be sent to help Ray Perry (Neil Brown Jr) and Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot), who are on a mission to protect US ambassador Nicole Marsden (Khandi Alexander). The Bravo Team must fight off enemies trying to infiltrate their compound. Her death leaves Clay shattered but he also meets his new love interest, Rebecca Bowen (Adelaide Kane). In the last few episodes, the Bravo Team is deployed to Afghanistan for a peace mission.
In the final episode, Jason escorts Mandy Ellis (Jessica Paré) on a condolence visit to the family of a fallen informant while Ray leads Bravo on an urgent mission when they are confronted with a time-sensitive lead on a terrorist leader's location. Peppered with emotional confessions, the team members tell each other what they really want from life. Moreover, in the final scene, Jason kisses Mandy and the biggest question on everyone's minds is: are they a couple now?
The ending was not planned like this, and it has left fans shocked. The showrunners had to cut short Episodes 21 and 22 due to the pandemic. But many unanswered questions remain. The episode hinted at Clay's departure from the team. So will he be gone? Moreover, what's left of Sonny Quinn (AJ Buckley) and Lisa Davis's (Toni Trucks) bond? Will the latter end up with her newfound love interest, Reiss Julian (James Ransone)?
Where to watch
'SEAL Team' Season 4 is back on December 2, 2020 and episodes will air weekly every Wednesday at 9 pm ET. You can catch all episodes of 'SEAL Team' on CBS and CBS All Access. You can also watch the first season on Amazon Prime.
If you like this, you'll love these:
'NCIS: Los Angeles'