The following contains major spoilers from the Nov. 6 la The SEAL teamnow streaming on Paramount+.
In the eighth episode of The SEAL team Part 6, life outside the wire it starts to look really good for Clay Spenser (played by Max Thieriot), as he tells his wife Stella (Alona Tal) to blow up their family’s world, put Vah Beach in the rearview mirror and start a new life for themselves. life away from him without work, Green Team et al.
But ever since Clay told Jason before Mali’s op that he wanted to pause the operation he had a red flag raised. Clay and Stella’s sweet relationship is interrupted by a phone call from Ben, the depressed boy she met at Ray and Naima’s zoo last week. Clay takes off into the night and finds Ben about to destroy the military recruitment center. And when Clay tells Ben to leave the scene, Ben pulls out a gun to point it at his head.
Clay cleverly manages to talk Ben into giving up his life, and takes the gun in his hand. But then the guard’s flashlight suddenly illuminated the men, revealing a gun in one of Clay’s hands, and a frightened-looking Ben in his. The guard quickly pumped two bullets into Clay who fell to the ground and died on the spot, while Ben slipped away into the night.
“An easy day.”
After a preview of this week’s episode, TVLine hopped on the phone with showrunner Spencer Hudnut, to talk about how Thieriot’s new vet is coming along. The Land of Fire The role involved Clay’s fate, and how Bravo will fix this bomb as he heads to the most dangerous place missing in the final two episodes of the season (streaming Nov. 13 and 20).
TVLINE | | Spencer, my thoughts on you right now as a game show host are many difficulties.
Yes, I can imagine. This is how I feel sometimes about myself, so….
TVLINE | | CBS ordered a Max pilot The Land of Fire in early February, it was ordered to take place in mid-May. At what point in the development of the show did this happen The SEAL team “Infinite” begins to form?
It really started at the end of Season 5; there were questions about whether or not Max would return for Season 6, so that’s the Season 5 cliffhanger [in Mali] little was said of it. And if The Land of Fire keep going beyond any sign of development, it was becoming clear that there was a very real possibility that we might lose Max at some point. So for the story we came up with for Clay this season, we knew we had to keep him off the team to maximize Max’s presence before he left.
On the election side [to kill off Clay]…. I was throwing the can down the street as hard as I could, hoping that Max wouldn’t leave the show, and that we would keep him. It wasn’t until maybe even a month later The Land of Fire he was carried away [to series] that it became clear that Max was leaving. Everyone had talked about how to make both shows, but it was clear that wasn’t the case.
TVLINE | | Wishes like Max wished for, never came true.
It wasn’t. He is shooting [Fire Country] in Vancouver, he is the star of the show, we were in second place…. Our seasons are not perfect, and we are now making short orders…. Right now I’m sitting here breaking Episode 7, so how can I include Clay without knowing if/when/how we can bring him back? It wasn’t until later The Land of Fire we had a greenlit for the series we had to deal with, and by then we had already broken through most of the seasons and written half of it. We got a little carried away.
TVLINE | | Then… there was a scene where CBS’ The Land of Fire it’s DOA at the start and Max is out two work.
This was possible, but to be honest I have had a lot of faith The Land of Fire since Max first talked to me. It’s a great show. If I thought I had a chance to chase it, I would have made another decision about Clay’s future, but I have every confidence that the show will air for many years on CBS. I’m very proud of Max and happy for him, but at the end of the day I have to do what’s best for him. The SEAL team, and it felt like he was going to leave, having him leave had a big impact on the show and on the band it was my responsibility. But [killing off Clay] It was the hardest decision I’ve made on this list, in a long time.