'SEAL Team' Season Six Trailer Reveals Big News About Clay Spenser

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"SEAL Team" Season Six (Paramount+)

"SEAL Team," the long-running military drama that moved from CBS to Paramount+ last season, now has a release date for season six, and it's coming up fast. The show returns to streaming on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, for a 10-episode run.

There was a cliffhanger at the end of season five after Bravo team was ambushed on a secret mission to Mali. The new trailer for the upcoming season starts to answer a few questions.

The big news here is that SEAL Clay Spenser, played by Max Thieriot, survived the attack. He may be in the hospital and out of action, but he's alive and will hopefully recover to raise his new baby daughter.

Clay's fate was a big question mark because Thieriot is also starring in a new CBS drama called "Fire Country," a show based on the actor's experiences growing up around wildfire fighters in Northern California. Apparently, the producers on the two shows have worked together to figure out a way for Thieriot to appear on both.

That doesn't mean that things have returned to normal for the team. The trailer hints at plenty of chaos and drama. The team will be deployed on a long-term op in Syria at a time when the Navy has decided to decommission one of the SEAL teams. Our heroes will literally be fighting for their own survival this season.

Sonny (A.J. Buckley) is going to have to adjust his attitude when he discovers that he'll be fighting alongside a unit of well-trained women in Syria. Jason (David Boreanaz) is struggling with his belief that it was his bad decisions that almost cost Clay his life on the Mali mission.

What we don't see in this trailer is the impending arrival of a new character this season. Omar Hamza is a senior chief with 15 years' experience as a SEAL. He's the son of Syrian immigrants, so he should bring insight into Middle East cultures to Team Bravo. Omar is played by Raffi Barsoumian, best known for his role as Warrant Officer Rami Ahmadi on the CBS military legal drama "The Code," which aired for one season in 2019. 

Circling back to Clay, let's note that the SEAL has survived Mali, but he's still in the hospital once he gets back home. The trailer begins as Clay's wife Stella (Alona Tal) answers the door and immediately assumes that she's about to get a death notification.

Near the end of the trailer, Jason goes to visit Stella, who asks, "What are you not telling me?" We later see Clay being rushed through the hospital on a gurney and then Sonny wracked with sobs. Are we sure Clay's OK? Is the trailer an elaborate misdirection? We'll have to wait until September to find out for sure.

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