SWAT Episode 21
ONE episode left people! How are we going to wait a year for the next season!? We’ll do it together!
We saw a little preview of this week’s episode from last week’s sneak peek. Looks like Hondo and Deacon are side-by-side, in the woods, alone with no team nearby. Did I mention they were being hunted down by a small army of gun-wielding men?
Let’s get into it…
Officers taking heavy fire
Tonight’s episode starts off with a group of guys heading into a bar, shooting the place up. A nearby squad car hears the shots and calls it in. Mumford’s team is en-route to the bar but get there a little too late. Three shooters end up getting the jump on Mumford and his team.
Back at HQ, Jess brings Hondo and his team up to speed to help Mumford track down the shooters. Deacon says his old Commanding Officer, Hawkins, used to work undercover with the shooter’s gang, Montrose Merc Crew. They split up with Hondo and Deacon heading into the hills to talk to Hawkins.
While up at Hawkins place, they notice the door wide open and his gun missing. Hondo and Deacon think he left on foot, and in a hurry. Deacon decides to call into HQ. While he’s outside, Hondo notices a light reflection a few yards away.
“Deacon, get down!” – Hondo
First five minutes of the episode and they’re already getting shot at!
Hondo covers Deacon while he runs into the cabin for cover. Hondo takes one of the shooters out, they flip a table over to act as a shield and brace themselves.
Just another day at the office.
Hondo creates a distraction so they can escape the cabin while the shooters move in closer. The plan works as Deacon and Hondo try to create distance between them and the shooters. Deacon thinks they should follow a trail to look for Hawkins in his hunting blind to see if he knows what’s going on.
For they have sinned
Back in the Burbank area, the rest of the team is with Mumford searching for the rest of the gang that shot up the bar. Street and Tan find the guy Mumford shot, dead in a backyard shed. They also notice a church window wide open and have a good idea of where the other two are hiding.
SWAT raids the church and grabs the other two members. Street hands Mumford a piece of paper from one of the guys’ pockets leaving everyone curious. Turns out it’s a hit-list.
I’m guessing Hawkins is one of the names on that list.
Hunters become the hunted
While searching the woods for Hawkins, Deacon approaches his hunting blind. Hondo notices a man coming up behind Deacon which makes him turn around. It’s Hawkins and he fills Hondo and Deacon in on why the Mercs are trying to kill him.
He tells them that he put a lot of them in jail and they must be pissed off about it. He also lets them know there’s a Ranger station around that area, where Hondo and Deacon can radio for backup to get them out of there.
As Deacon and Hondo make their way through the woods to the Ranger station with Hawkins, they’re discussing everything that’s happened. Hawkins mentions something about not being surprised the Mercs went after the rival gang, the Jackals. Hondo stops him and says they never told him who the Mercs went after.
Hawkins puts on an ashamed face but yells out a cue, prompting the rest of the Mercs to come out of hiding to take them out.
Guess he wasn’t on that hit-list after all.
Hondo and Deacon make a run for it but end up at a cliff. They end up jumping off and into the trees they go. Hawkins and the rest of the Mercs catch up to the cliff and lay out a crazy amount of fire. Hawkins confesses to giving out the order to shoot at Hondo and Deacon back at the cabin.
I’m the Captain now
Hawkins lets his crew know that Hondo and Deacon are highly trained and skilled but they’re also outnumbered and outgunned. As Hondo and Deacon try to create some distance between them and Hawkins, Hondo realizes he’s got a pretty big gash in his side and Deacon patches him up.
Deacon feels guilty for not realizing Hawkins switched teams. Hondo tells him that he could’ve never seen that coming and it’s definitely not his fault. They debate their next move but ultimately decide to run for the tree line to a flat and open area where the chopper will see them.
Back at HQ
Jess, Chris, and Luca are bringing each other up to speed with what they know. They haven’t heard back from Hondo or Deacon but they found out that there’s an inside source for the Mercs, based on bars they’ve been shooting up.