SEAL TEAM is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand; Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies; and Clay Spenser, a young, multilingual, second-generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team’s success are troop commander Lt. Cdr. Eric Blackburn, who serves as a leader and confidant both on and off the battlefield; CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists; and Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds (CBS Press Express).
Every week, CBS’ Seal Team takes viewers on a journey into the lives and missions of Bravo Team. These brave men and women risk it all for each other and country.
It’s understandable with what they face it would take its toll on their mental state. PTSD and mental illness is not uncommon for those serving in the military.
In the episode titled “Medicate and Isolate” airing Wednesday, April 24, 2019, the subject of mental health is explored through former Navy SEAL Brett Swan (Tony Curran) who continues to struggle with his. This is an important issue and I commend Seal Team writers for incorporating it into their script. I hope we’ll see Brett seek help. Although it may feel like it, if you are suffering from any form of mental illness you are not alone. Getting diagnosed and treatment for your condition are crucial steps towards recovery.
I’m in awe with the storytelling on Seal Team. The characters are well written making it easy to be drawn into their lives. Bravo Team take action in the field every week. But in “Medicate and Isolate” taking action to ensure your mental well being may be their most important mission yet.
“Medicate and Isolate” is sure to be a powerful episode in a series that pushes the envelope by delivering emotional, thought provoking drama.
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Seal Team airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.
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