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S.W.A.T Season 7 A Gripping Start

With Shemar Moore at the helm, episode 1 starts strong.

By Sue McGaugheyPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 2 min read
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As the seventh season of "SWAT" kicks off, viewers are immediately thrown into the heart of the action with its first episode, featuring none other than Shemar Moore leading the charge. Titled "The Promise," this episode delivers everything fans have come to expect from the series and more.

“The Promise” sees Hondo (Shemar Moore), Hicks (Patrick St. Esprit), and Powell (Anna Enger Ritch) head down to Mexico City to escort a fugitive who escaped Hondos' custody 10 years ago back to the states. (He killed a witness, and Hondo promised her daughter he’d catch him.) While doing so, that fugitive escapes. By the time they track him down, he and his crew are selling stolen military-grade weapons, including a thermobaric bomb that could possibly kill thousands of people. The fugitive is killed in the ensuing gunfight and they discover the bomb is missing from the weapons they recovered.

As the episode ends, Powell’s getting ready to head out for dinner with the local cop she’s been getting close to, Gabriel Bautista (Rick Mancia). She glances at his phone in her room as they wait for their reservation. She suddenly realizes he took the bomb. Bautista knows she saw his phone so he attacks and strangles her. Powell looks dead at the end of the episode, but Ritch has just been upped to series regular for this season, so clearly, she’s not.

Visually, "The Promise" is a feast for the eyes, with sleek cinematography, dynamic camerawork, and high production values immersing viewers whether it's in the gritty streets of Los Angeles or the streets of Mexico City. The attention to detail and immersive atmosphere elevate the viewing experience, heightening the tension and drama.

Overall, the Season 7 premiere of "S.W.A.T." delivers everything fans have come to love about the series and more. With its gripping storytelling, powerhouse performances, and timely social commentary, "The Promise" sets the stage for an exhilarating season ahead, leaving audiences eager for more.

With Shemar Moore at the Helm and the talented cast who work beside him, fans can anticipate an action packed and emotional season 7. CBS and Sony have said that season 7 will be S.W.A.Ts' last season. However, Shemar himself has indicated to fans that "numbers talk" and if enough fans of the show tune in every week, perhaps CBS and Sony will change their minds and keep the seasons coming. After all, anything is possible in the land of entertainment. Watch S.W.A.T on CBS, Friday nights at 8 p.m.

Writer: Sue McGaughey



About the Creator

Sue McGaughey

I worked 24 years in special education primarily doing behavior management. Writing has always been my passion. I was lead writer for a Lifestyle and Entertainment magazine for 8 years, until they closed during Covid.

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  • Ed Heerkens2 months ago

    Wow. This is fantastic! 🔥

  • James M. Essig2 months ago

    Wonderful account of these series. Sue McGaughey did a great column on this series. I will have to begin watching this series. Sue McGaughey having worked in the field of special education as a very talented teacher for about a few decades primarily doing behavior management also has another career: that of creative and inspirational writing.

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