By now, “SEAL Team” fans are surely prepared for the weekly dose of adrenaline they get from the CBS military drama. But Wednesday’s episode may raise viewers’ blood pressure higher than ever before, as David Boreanaz says it features a moment “which has never been seen on television — ever.” And the “SEAL Team” star should know, seeing as he also directed the installment, titled “My Life for Yours.”
Boreanaz sat down with TheWrap last week to tease the episode, which shows his character, Jason Hayes, struggling over whether or not to take Bravo Team to save Ray (Neil Brown Jr.), who ended up on the wrong side of the landing spot when his parachute didn’t open on the last “SEAL Team.”
“It’s great to see how Jason has to decide at this specific moment — when landing he’s got a mission and an operation he’s gotta do and that’s what these guys do,” Boreanaz said. “And the guys are like, ‘Come on, we can’t leave Ray behind. We gotta go get him.’ And I’m like, ‘No, he’s gonna get to the exfil point, he knows what to do.’ And things like this happen, that’s what they’re trained to do.”
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“So I have to push the team to get to their mission,” he continued. “And that’s really bothering Jason, and so it’s a tough decision that he has to make early on. And as that progresses, he finds that he’s really battling that decision to leave one of his team members — especially Bravo 2 — in a situation that’s pretty bad. So he decides he’s gotta go back and find Ray.”
Boreanaz said that it’s when the team heads back for Ray that “everything just ensues.”
“There’s minefields. There is a lot of climbing. There’s a lot of hits they get involved in. There’s some horseback riding that’s pretty exciting,” he said. “It was a big episode to shoot. We shot it in seven and a half days and five of those days we were on location where we had to get a lot of stuff done in a very high, remote area in the mountains.”
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“It was a very challenging episode, but it’s very rewarding for the characters,” Boreanaz added. “I won’t say what happens at the end, when we do get to him, but it’s pretty conflicting. But we also do something at the very end which has never been seen on television — ever. And I’m excited about that. It’s an exfil that we do which was planned specifically for this type of episode, so I’m proud we got that.”
Watch the interview above.
“SEAL Team” airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.