CBS’ navy drama SEAL Crew returned for its fourth season tonight, and the premiere served fairly a shocker, marking the farewell as a sequence common of the present’s feminine lead, Jessica Paré.
Within the season opener, Paré’s Mandy Ellis makes the choice to go away the unit after coming back from the newest mission in Afghanistan.
“It’s not who I wish to be,” she advised David Boreanaz’s Jason Hayes. “If I don’t stroll away now, I’m going to lose myself perpetually. And if I keep, you’re going to speak me out of it.”
In an announcement, SEAL Crew govt producer/showrunner Spencer Hudnut explains the explanation behind Paré’s shock exit and the best way she’s going to keep near the present.
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“Our present strives to be as genuine as doable to the experiences of our service members, and just like actual life, SEAL Crew models change and evolve so in our present among the characters transfer on as effectively,” he stated. “During the last three seasons, we’ve seen how conflict takes a toll not simply bodily however mentally and emotionally. On this new 4th season, a lot of our characters can be at a crossroads and confronting robust choices of their careers. For Mandy’s story arc, it was lastly time for her to retire and depart this lifetime of service, however this doesn’t imply we gained’t probably see her once more later. On a private stage, we love Jessica and she or he has and can at all times be an integral a part of the SEAL Crew household. And we’re excited to announce that she’s going to truly be coming again behind the digicam as a director for an upcoming episode this season, and this can be her directorial debut.”
That is harking back to the surprising exit of one other lead of a CBS drama, The Good Spouse’s Josh Charles, who additionally returned to direct an episode later that season.
As for sudden sequence common exits in season premieres, CBS delivered some of the talked about ones with the departure of Blue Bloods‘ Amy Carlson.