Every week on CBS Seal Team, Bravo Team executes dangerous missions. They are highly trained to carry out these assignments on short notice and with little margin for error.
Let’s take a look at the brave members of Bravo Team.
Clay Spenser (Max Thieriot) is Bravo 6. He is a second generation navy SEAL. His father is Ash Spenser (C. Thomas Howell), a former SEAL now best selling author. Clay has an estranged relationship with his dad due to Ash being an absentee father. Clay is committed to the SEAL life, wanting to serve his team and country. This causes complications in his relationship with Stella Baxter (Alona Tal), who breaks up with him before he deploys to Mexico because she can’t accept he could be hurt or killed, especially after Clay is shot (though body armor protects him from serious injury). However, in Season 2 Episode 17 “Paradise Lost,” Clay is seriously injured in by a bomb blast in the Philippines, which sidelines his career as a SEAL and leaves his future with Bravo in doubt. He befriends Brett Swann, a veteran with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) . Swanny, as Brett is known to his friends, takes his own life by shooting himself in the hospital parking lot at the VA Hospital when a doctor refuses to order testing to get his TBI documented. Brett’s death gives Clay another mission and purpose: ensuring Swanny is awarded a Purple Heart. However because Brett’s injury was never documented as battle related, Swanny is ineligible for the Purple Heart. Clay enlists Ash’s help as an author with a media following to get the word out.
Often considered impulsive, Clay lets his emotions control is actions. He initially butted heads with Bravo team leader Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz). But Hayes realized Spenser was a good soldier and an asset to Bravo. Clay and Sonny Quinn (AJ Buckley) developed a great friendship; Quinn and Spenser have gone out drinking and Sonny helped Clay after he broke up with Stella.
Clay Spenser was born to be a SEAL; it’s the only life he wants. Will his injuries heal well enough for him to rejoin Bravo? Seal Team fans will see when Season Three premieres on Wednesday, October 2, 2019.
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