Friday, October 6, 2017

SEAL Team - Other Lives

While looking into an accident at a secret chemical weapons factory in Syria, Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) and his team discover an entire hospital full of civilians exposed to the spill. With no back-up, and limited transportation, the group does what they can to make the locals comfortable while holding out long enough for the rest of their team to get the SEALs the support they will need to evacuate the locals. As we saw in the pilot episode, the overseas sequences work well (even if the last-second problem solving this week feels more like a writer's cheat than an actual solution found in the field).

Meanwhile, the scenes back at home continue to be the show's weakness. The pregnancy of one of the soldiers wives is fine, if predictable, but SEAL Team continues to spend far too much time on recruit Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) who is obviously destined to join the squad at some point in the not-too-distant future. Neither his "struggles" to make the grade nor his meet-cute of the woman who will likely become just the girlfriend he needs to become a better man are particularly effective.

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