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REVIEW: New ‘SEAL Team’ Episode ‘My Life For Yours’ Is Chilling And Full Of Action

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The latest episode of “SEAL Team” on CBS was absolutely outstanding.

WARNING: THERE ARE GOING TO BE SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT KEEP READING IF YOU AREN’T CAUGHT UP YET. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED.

Let me just start off right away by saying “My Life for Yours” was one hell of an awesome episode. For those who might not remember, Ray’s parachute didn’t deploy as the credits rolled in the previous episode as the team jumped into some disputed India/Pakistan territory to take out a terrorist.

I was on the edge of my seat. Was Ray dead? Was he alive? What the hell was going on?

Well, it turns out Ray got his reserve out moments before hitting the ground, and survived. Unfortunately, he was cut off from Jason and the rest of Bravo and was on his own.

We’ve seen the second in command of the team undergo some serious issues over the past few episodes, and he came to blows with Jason in the last one.

 

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This entire episode was about Ray’s journey and arc. He fights his way to a remote village and takes shelter in a hut. A woman comes along and spots him. Naturally, he holds her so she doesn’t give away his position. (RELATED: ‘SEAL Team‘ Star Max Thieriot Discusses Season 2, Teases Some ‘Great Action’ In Coming Episodes)

Old Ray probably would have killed this woman without much thought. The Ray we saw in Mexico probably would have done it without much thought, and I honestly thought he might kill her. I wouldn’t blame him.

After all, he’s fighting to stay alive, but things took a bit of an unexpected twist. He let her go and decides to make a run for it. In one of the coolest sequences in the history of the show, Ray runs out of ammo and begins to say a prayer as he accepts the fact the bad guys are about to kill him.

In one of the most chilling lines I’ve ever heard, you just hear Jason all out “Ray get down!” moments before the rest of Bravo arrives and lays waste to the terrorists.

Watch the awesome sequence of events below.

There were a lot of other interesting moments in the episode as well. Jason had to disarm a mine, we saw Clay reunite with Stella and he even spoke to his dad in hopes his father’s platform could raise awareness for mental health issues and TBI related injuries.

Those were neat, but this episode was really about Ray, who is a man who has struggled with religion and belief in God throughout the season.

In what he believed were going to be his final moments on the planet, he spared a woman’s life and gave himself to God as he waited to die.

Of course, the rest of Bravo had other plans and smoked those bad guys. This season of “SEAL Team” has been outstanding, and I hope you’re all enjoying it as much as I am.

The Ray story arc has been incredible on every single level, and I can’t wait to see what happens in two weeks when the season finale airs. It should be a fun ride.

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