‘SEAL Staff’ Star AJ Buckley on Sonny’s Restoration, Plus How the Drama ‘Will get Very ‘A Few Good Males”

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 4, Episode 9 of SEAL Team, “Reckoning.”]

Sonny Quinn’s (AJ Buckley) response to studying he’s going to be a father (childhood pal Hannah, performed by Rachel Boston, advised him she’s pregnant) wasn’t one of the best, however not less than he’s now advised his girlfriend, intelligence officer Lisa Davis (Toni Vans).

That comes within the March 10 episode after Sonny takes a bullet (he’s OK) throughout Bravo’s mission in Syria — Ray Perry (Neil Brown Jr.) will get closure when he takes out their goal, Yassine “Raqqa Jacques” Kassen (Philip Shabaz), the person who tortured him — and Davis visits him within the hospital. It’s yet one more impediment of their path simply as she’s caring for one by transferring groups so that they’re not on the identical one.

“Reckoning” additionally ends with a surprising cliffhanger: Bravo 1, Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz), is taken into custody for suspicions of violating Article 119 of the Uniform Code of Navy Justice (manslaughter).

Buckley tells TV Insider what’s subsequent.

What does Sonny’s restoration seem like?

AJ Buckley: It was a kind of fortunate wounds. Numerous the group guys I talked to who’ve been shot say, “A bullet may be actually unhealthy or it may be completely in the appropriate place on the appropriate angle and it goes via and there’s harm, but it surely’s not as important because it [could be].” There’s a little little bit of hospitalization.


I feel once we had an extended season earlier than COVID, they have been going to permit extra time within the hospital, extra [from his] restoration, however we’ve to hurry via some issues as a result of we don’t have as many episodes to inform the story. Initially, [Sonny would] undergo some stuff, however we determined to make the bullet wound extra superficial.

What’s the state of Sonny and Davis’ relationship now that she is aware of Hannah’s pregnant?

It’s a work-in-progress. They each need this, but it surely’s par for the course for them. It’s a relentless battle for them to have the ability to match this sq. right into a triangle.

Particularly with Davis planning to switch groups to allow them to be collectively.

Yeah, she makes the transfer to Echo and a few issues occur, whether or not it’s good or unhealthy. There’s a really truthful scene between [Sonny and Davis], and I used to be actually happy with Toni and the efficiency she gave. It was very uncooked. There’s lots of good emotion arising.

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How lengthy is it going to take Sonny to determine what he desires to do about changing into a father?

Davis is his voice of cause and sits him down: “Get your s**t collectively. You bought a child on the way in which.” She talks some sense into him. That’s what’s so nice about their relationship. They’ve that capacity to chop to the chase and he respects and loves what she has to say. He heeds her recommendation and begins down a path of making an attempt to determine how he’s going to be a dad, have a relationship with Davis and be there for Hannah if she wants something.

Which means he’ll attain out to Hannah and he or she received’t should drive up from Texas once more, proper?

[Laughs] Yeah, what a dick Sonny is.

Sonny does know he desires to be with Davis. Why is he in a greater frame of mind to attempt to make their relationship work now?

As we become older, you’ll be able to solely run into the wall so many occasions earlier than you notice the door is 2 toes to the left. You simply should get perspective and perceive you gotta develop. Rising in life, for Sonny and me basically, is taking a look at your errors, admitting your errors, and determining the place your weaknesses are and placing effort into making these weaknesses your strengths. For group guys, they must be one of the best at all times to finish the duty. Those self same virtues they’ve from being a group man additionally applies in life as properly, being a very good husband or boyfriend or father.

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NCIS takes Jason into custody for suspicions of manslaughter. What’s subsequent?

It will get very A Few Good Males. It brings up lots of stuff we’ve seen within the headlines of late and guidelines of engagement, guidelines of struggle. We’ve got guidelines as American troopers however you’re enjoying towards a group that doesn’t have guidelines. It was cool speaking to a number of the guys about, how do you’re employed in that atmosphere when there is no such thing as a guidelines on the opposite aspect? You simply should play by our group’s integrity and honor. It’s an excellent couple episodes that come out.

With COVID and the setbacks we had, it may’ve fully sunk our present as a result of [it] is so action-heavy, however [executive producer] Spencer [Hudnut] actually was in a position to pull an audible and go into the character stuff. If it was Season 1 or 2, I don’t suppose it could’ve made it however the reality the viewers is so invested in us now, we’re in a position to go down this street with these characters and peel again the layers psychologically and see what’s happening inside.

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