How to watch 'SEAL Team' Season 5 Episode 5: Hit show moves from CBS to Paramount+

The moving of the hit military drama from CBS to Paramount Plus was purely a move to attract the younger audiences to the streaming platform


                            How to watch 'SEAL Team' Season 5 Episode 5:  Hit show moves from CBS to Paramount+
Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser and David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes in ‘SEAL Team’ Season 5 (CBS)

'SEAL Team' Season 5 will be moving to Paramount Plus after airing the first four episodes on CBS. The announcement was made in May and garnered quite the flak from fans on social media. The move doesn't come as a surprise considering both the network and the streamer fall under ViacomCBS.

Originally called CBS All Access, the streaming platform was renamed as Paramount Plus. The moving of the hit military drama was purely a move by the head honchos to attract the younger audiences and part of a larger plan of making the platform a one-stop-shop for all the content.

Episode 4 of the David Boreanaz-starrer, titled 'Need to Know' deals with the team jetting off to Africa on a sudden mission and attempt to thwart a major terrorist attack. The official synopsis reads: "As each member of Bravo confronts major family obstacles, the team is called to a sudden mission in Africa; when the intel alters their plan, the team finds themselves in a rush to prevent a major terrorist attack."

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Justin Melnick as Brock Reynolds, Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser, David Boreanaz as Jason Hayes, and AJ Buckley as Sonny Quinn in ‘SEAL Team’ (Ron P. Jaffe 2021/ CBS Broadcasting, Inc)

 

The series will not be airing the fifth episode on CBS. Episode 4 is set to air on the network on Sunday, October 31, and following the West Coast broadcast, Episode 5 will be available to stream on Paramount Plus. Subsequent new episodes will be released weekly, so that would mean Episode 5 will release on November 7, 2021.

The season opener's first 30 minutes is spent giving a brief look at the characters recovering from the traumatic events of Season 4. There's also enough backstory to provide a quick recap and then moves swiftly to the present. It's a predictable start when Bravo intends to use their downtime with family, build relationships, get some R and R and a barbeque going, only to get an early callback to head to North Korea to extract a defector Kwan Jon-Wi (MJ Kang) and Jin (Keong SIM).

Hayes' headaches that became a discussion point in Season 4 are clearly more than just a classic case of migraine. Clay (Max Thieriot) after being happily married to Stella, will have to navigate his marriage. Ray's PTSD forms a key storyline of a man suffering, but still willing to suit up. The move will surely have consequences, and only time will tell the impact it will have on the team. Expect a major cliffhanger by the end of episode 4 before the fifth chapter airs on Paramount Plus.

'SEAL Team' Season 5 currently airs on CBS on Sundays 10/9 c.

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