If you’ve been on this site at all, you know that SEAL Team is one of my favorite shows of all-time. So when I was lucky enough to get my hands on the DVD for season five, you better believe I binge-watched the heck out of it. Season five was different from the previous four seasons, in that after the first four episodes on the original network, CBS, the show moved to Paramount+. Aside from having fewer episodes, which stinks, it gave the writers a little bit more freedom, and I know fans were grateful because it meant the show continued, rather than getting canceled.
Regardless of the shortened season, there was plenty of action. During an op, after a mistake made by Jason due to his memory issues, the team all ended up in the hospital, lucky to be alive and relatively unharmed. They traveled from South Africa to Venezuela to Afghanistan to New York City (which was for their 9/11 episode, one of the most emotional episodes to date!). And there was so much character growth. Sonny had a baby. Clay and Stella got pregnant, married, and nearly lost their son but ended up being able to take him home. Jason and Ray continued to deal with Jason’s TBI and Ray’s PTSD, both on a positive trajectory throughout the season. Clay’s dad told him he had cancer, and the two of them were finally able to make some peace. But the biggest, scariest episode yet was the season finale, when the team was ambushed in Mali and set the course for a huge change for season six.
The 4-disc DVD includes Deleted Scenes and a Gag Reel (always my favorite), as well as four featurettes:
Bravo Team: Operation Season 5
SEAL Team’s cast and producers provide an inside look at the making of the series’ fifth season with a behind-the-scenes look at the evolution of Bravo Team. Fans will uncover the challenges faced by both the producers and actors as they created both authentic-looking battles and compelling stories.
From the Ground Up
Production Designer Stuart Blatt walks fans through SEAL Team’s most detailed and comprehensive sets, showcasing the “coffee factory safehouse,” a two-story backdrop that serves the “team” for several episodes in the fifth season.
Bravo One Behind the Camera
SEAL Team star, executive producer, and season five director David Boreanaz sits down to discuss his love for directing with a behind-the-camera interview that dives into his unique approach for his season five episode.
Uncaging the Seals
Having appeared on the SEAL Team series from the very beginning, actor Just Melnick (Brock) knows his way around the SEAL Team stages. In this exclusive featurette, Justin gives fans an inside look at the SEALs’ cages containing props and personal props for each team member.
Season 6 started a few weeks ago, but if you didn’t follow the show over to Paramount+, now’s your chance to catch up with last season. You can get it on Amazon.