The hunt for Ray goes on and on.
The second a part of Bravo Takes Tunisia on SEAL Team Season 4 Episode 5 examines the lengths to which workforce members had been prepared to go to save lots of their lacking brother.
And the reply to that query was … it relies upon.
This marks the third episode that includes Ray falling into the arms of terrorists as a part of his new duties as a warrant officer.
It hasn’t been that lengthy in narrative time. However it’s been 5 consecutive episodes for viewers since Ray’s abduction. With one other hiatus, it is going to be a very long time earlier than we’d see the conclusion of this story arc.
Whereas, in fact, TV productions are on the mercy of Covid now, with SEAL Staff nonetheless on manufacturing hiatus, may a bit of community foresight have averted such sporadic scheduling?
A present ought to get one, perhaps two cliffhangers a season, not one each month as a result of, nicely, there are not any new episodes to air as a result of networks are throwing them on as quickly as potential then hoping for an additional one to point out up.
And when that does not occur, robust. Is it any surprise streaming providers are thriving greater than linear broadcasting? Viewers need continuity.
The scenes with Ray and his mysterious cellmate had been the lesser, extra predictable a part of the narrative.
Early on, it appeared like Ray’s cellmate was a spy put in there to get data out of him.
However the truth that Ray was in a position to cling onto his piece of metallic grating/noticed all through their time collectively squashed that concept.
Ray was a rock who was mentally robust. He bucked up his frightened civilian cellmate with out ever gifting away what he was.
And he was at all times scheming to flee and even bought his cellmate to consider.
Solely Ray guessed fallacious. The cellmate was disposable. Ray was drawn to him, after which his cellmate was killed within the enemy’s newest try to interrupt him.
The intriguing twist was that Ray was being held on a ship. That is going to tougher to storm, even for Navy SEALs than if he had been nonetheless being held on land.
The large questions are 1) how for much longer will Ray be captive, and a couple of) how lengthy will the ensuing PTSD storyline final?
Do not get me fallacious. Ray and Clay are probably the most layered characters on the present, so specializing in both of them is an efficient factor.
Ray’s restoration is certain to be extra fascinating than the persevering with debate over whether or not Jason could be the rest past Bravo One.
Jason has had combined emotions about this entire mission. He is again the place he belongs in command of Bravo however solely returned as a result of Ray bought kidnapped.
In any other case, he would nonetheless be again at headquarters, ignoring his personal assignments to kibbutz with the out-of-whack Bravo Staff.
You may’t actually blame him. Arising with mission plans needs to be like enjoying a shooter videogame quite than being in the course of the motion.
Jason is rapidly getting older out of being an operator. However it’s a lot extra satisfying to look again on previous glories than it’s to try to guage an unsure future.
He remained the king of denial, telling anybody who would hear that he was simply again till Bravo recovers Ray.
However critically, who else can run Bravo? Ray must heal. Clay stays in Lindell’s doghouse due to the letter. There are not any different viable candidates among the many present roster, which has been already confirmed earlier this season.
Lindell wants Jason as Bravo One, not as an detached paper pusher. And some months with Natalie and Cerberus has in all probability gotten the necessity for normalcy out of Jason’s system.
Jason’s not himself if he isn’t within the battle. Most of Bravo is identical approach.
That is why Jason needed to problem Davis, who was doubting herself as a result of she hadn’t had many successes with latest missions within the seek for Ray.
Jason, who lives on hunches, advised Davis to go together with her intestine and shouted down any of his brothers who questioned Davis’s suggestion for a mission.
That is why Jason fixiated on Ray’s watch quite than comply with orders and chase down the chief of the terrorists who took Ray.
It was satisfying to observe Jason and Clay’s approaches to interrogating the enemy smugglers. It wasn’t like Sonny may use his superpower and drink this group of Muslims beneath the desk.
Ultimately, Clay used psychology to pry data out of the disgruntled subordinate who had Ray’s watch, pondering he was sparing Jason from crossing the road and torturing the group’s boss.
Bravo has a path to go now, discovering out the place Ray was taken after they simply missed discovering him on SEAL Team Season 4 Episode 4.
However how do they go about discovering one ship in a giant ocean, since escape now appears unlikely for Ray? And does that imply a couple of episode till Ray is rescued?
Then, after Ray returns, what is going to the brand new established order be?
Let’s hope there are some solutions Wednesday, Jan. 27, on the ultimate new episode for this month.
To comply with Ray’s travails, watch SEAL Team online.
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