This week on Paramount + ‘s SEAL Team, Jason was finally presented with a hard truth about a past mission. How did he react at first, and what path did he take in search of a greater peace?
Starting about 16 days from last week has stopped, time is still tight in Bravo’s makeshift base – and they’re about to worse, when Jason confronts Clay and Ray about a watch schedule designed to always have one of them look over his shoulder. Disappointed that Ray couldn’t resist Clay’s theories, Jason assumed this was still the abandonment of the probe he nearly left behind in Korea. But Ray and Clay explained to him the puzzling truth about Mali, and that was Jason’s forgetfulness, Not An enemy RPG, collapsed a building and sent all of Bravo to the hospital. Jay denied the claim to be a “bull”, considered his two brothers a disgrace to the Trident, and then dashed off.
Ray and Clay then find Jason sitting on the edge of the terrace – with a gun. They also found that he had accepted the fact, and therefore, was vague that his 20-year career would end in the “worst possible way,” with the loss of his bird. That he was supposed to be leading his brothers, not nearly killing them. That he can finally break like Swanny.
Clay points out that brotherhood is about knowing when to stand up and help each other, that science is advancing rapidly in the treatment of TBI. Jason, however, refused to be a lab rat, and instead resolved to “go out with my shield, on my terms.” The next morning, Ray approached Jay again and offered to take them out for breakfast burrito; Jason agreed, as long as Ray didn’t say a word to him. After eating, they end up at a small, secluded cottage, where Ray introduces Jason to Marc Lee, a former Ranger who has been dealing with his own TBI and PTS with the help of magical plants amazing the haumuchu cactus aka “San Pedro” (a real thing!). Jason was skeptical, but when he heard Marc talk about achieving “enlightenment” by “dissolving the ego” with hallucinations, he said hit him up.
As the cactus water begins to flow in, Jason stares in awe at a tree inside Marc’s house… the tree then moves on to the Partition, where he is reunited with Curtis “Cujo” Johnson, Jorge and Full Metal – aka the first death he felt responsible for, the first member of the team to die under his own watch as Bravo 1, and the last. Jason apologized for their deaths, but each made it clear that they didn’t regret dying like they did and wanted to be remembered for how they lived and fought. Besides, they noted, none of them was the death that hung on Jason’s head the most. And as Jason tracks a hooded figure through a doorway of light and into his old apartment, we find it to be… his late wife, Alana.
Listening to Jason haunting her death, Alana refuses to be seen as a “victim” of his decisions. After all, she was simply running away for some wine, beer, and chicken when a truck hit her. She also explained that while he may have witnessed her unhappiness, kids Mikey and Emma have been spending more time with her and are therefore able to see other sides. hers. Alana tells Jason that he needs to stop trying to see how things end, and instead remember how they started – that their good days together outweighed the bad ones. “Things went wrong, but they were also on the right track,” she said, echoing one of his deceased brothers.
Jason laments that Alana made a “mistake” in spending so much of her life loving him, but she protests, “You can’t tell me my life, our life. what I am, because we were both there.” And yes, he did “F-k us up,” but how could he Not Alana expressed, for all the blood and trauma he has had to go through? That didn’t make him miserable, though, she said. Later, Alana realized that, just like on the day they first met, “I have to save you again”, by denying any regrets from her husband and assuring him, “Jason Hayes – you are worthy of love.”
Elsewhere…. When Sonny went to AWOL, Clay (with Davis’ help) tracked him down in a rough part of town, where Sonny apparently stole some coke and cash from some gangsters, then invite a group of locals to the hotel room to drink all night. . Clay quickly kicks everyone out, then chastises Sonny for possibly jeopardizing their Omega mission – and/or worse, inviting trouble from a local gang. An adorable Sonny brushed off Clay’s worries, but sure enough, after Sonny regained consciousness by blinking a few times, two (and later more) gang members came looking for what had been stolen. . Sonny saves Clay’s life and vice versa, in the first fight inside the hotel room. They then began clearing the corridors of other thugs, using their fists and guns, as they carefully but quickly made their way out of the hotel without meeting the oncoming local police.
Sonny and Clay eventually meet on a dusty road, skipping/tramping their bicycles, where Sonny says he never asked to be “saved”, that Clay almost orphaned his newborn baby. he came home to the NICU that was just above him. When Sonny quips that people can’t have a “perfect, white fence” home life, Clay hits back with a reminder of his little son’s ordeal, and how it “rewards.” of tot for his bravery nearly lost his father to Sonny. “Bastard.” Clay’s point hits a penitent Sonny, and they wait for their ride to return – it turns out to be from Ray and Jason, who are returning from a strange day of their own.
Meanwhile, on the Omega mission front, Lisa examined the boxes and truck GPS logging boxes to infer that the Venezuelans were refining uranium in an underground facility accessed by a series of Tunnels erupt at nearby businesses.
What do you think of the episode “Keys to Heaven” and its explosions in the past?
https://tvline.com/2022/01/09/seal-team-recap-season-5-episode-12-jason-visited-full-metal-alana/ ‘Seal Team’ Summary: Season 5 Episode 12 – Full Metal, Alana Help Jason