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S.W.A.T. Season 5 Episode 17 Evaluation: Cry Foul


An activist-turned-terrorist is on the run and 20-Squad is on their tail.

Not solely that, however Deacon and Annie catch a break within the Eduardo Ortiz case in S.W.A.T. Season 5 Episode 17. And it isn't somebody that anybody would suspect, no less than not at first.

Put in your considering caps as a result of there's a lot to dig into.

One factor that I've beloved about S.W.A.T. Season 5 has been attending to see extra of the S.W.A.T. Academy, particularly with 20-Squad doing a number of the coaching.

The start of the episode has Luca and Avenue educating recruits when an oil derrick explodes close by. That is once we get to see a number of the potential S.W.A.T. officers in motion.

Certainly one of them even takes off on her personal to save lots of a resident in an house constructing that took a lot of the hit.

Whereas it was towards orders, and he or she did not await backup, she managed to save lots of the resident and look badass whereas doing it.

On S.W.A.T. Season 5 Episode 15, we acquired to see the candidates open up with the expertise present, see what their personalities are like.

It centered on one candidate, whereas this episode focuses on one other and what they're able to out within the discipline.

Candidate Zoe Powell goes all daredevil making an attempt to save lots of a resident in an house constructing after the explosion. This causes her to be disciplined by Luca and Hicks.

Avenue, nevertheless, can not help however see the comparisons, as she is him when he was a rookie on S.W.A.T.

I am simply right here to do what my staff did for me. Stick round lengthy sufficient so that you can notice that S.W.A.T. shouldn't be an inventory of techniques and rules. It is a household. And we make one another higher.


Realizing how he went from daredevil to mannequin officer, Avenue tried to speak to Zoe, even opening as much as her about his (very) difficult childhood.

It does not get her to open up, however she does give in and asks him for assist in the armory. I am to see if we'll get extra of them. It might be good to see Avenue kind of mentor somebody, particularly somebody that's like how he was.

This episode additionally included a significant breakthrough within the Eduardo Ortiz case.

Annie has been taking the lead on it for the previous couple of episodes, and I've beloved it as a result of whereas she was solely a legislation pupil and dropped out, she's beginning to notice that that is what she's meant to be doing.

I did my job, too. I put the cuffs on Ortiz six years in the past. Doesn't suggest we acquired it proper.


Whereas digging extra into the case, Annie met with Cora, the estranged spouse of considered one of Maria's coworkers, Scott. Annie questioned her about Scott, and Cora went off the deep finish.

Cora informed Annie about Maria's physique being stuffed within the pantry.

And that was not in any launched report. So how did she know?

That is the place the viewers also can begin placing the items collectively.

Scott may need had an affair with Maria whereas married to Cora. It is attainable that Cora knew, contemplating Scott would come residence smelling like fragrance.

With that information, Cora might have had sufficient and gotten rid of Maria, framing Ortiz. Nobody questioned her initially because the affair wasn't recognized.

It is a human system and it is flawed. Justice is seeing that and making it proper.


Once we first acquired wind of the case, it was clear that they weren't going to have Ortiz be responsible; it was clear that he was harmless. The query was who was actually behind it and why.

Now that case might lastly have a lead, it is solely a matter of when they are going to get sufficient proof to place it by means of the system.

This case is barely simply starting, and I've turn out to be so hooked up to it already.

Seeing Deacon and Annie engaged on it collectively can be very nice as a result of we've not seen Annie doing her personal factor all through the present.

Now we get to see what she's able to, presumably going for her dream profession.

I am curious to see how lengthy they may be capable to maintain this storyline going. It looks as if Deacon and Annie have a reasonably good case towards Cora, however the lawyer appears adamant that they do not have sufficient proof.

Hopefully, the top consequence will favor Ortiz, and he's lastly let loose. Maybe he may play a giant half in S.W.A.T. Season 6 one way or the other?

In the meantime, on the finish of the episode, Annie contemplated going again to legislation college, and he or she has Deacon's full help.

She might have dropped out of legislation college, however this case introduced again previous emotions she by no means knew she had. And I am excited to see whether or not she goes by means of with it or not.

As for the case, 20-Squad discovered themselves making an attempt to trace down an activist-turned-terrorist answerable for the explosions.

Setting off explosives is a humorous method of preserving the neighborhood protected.


Hondo tries to work with a councilwoman to do one thing in regards to the oil derricks inflicting issues in underprivileged communities.

One thing that I like about Hondo that he genuinely cares about serving to others.

When it is revealed that the councilwoman's play was extra political, he desires to do one thing about it.

I am hoping that that zeal continues within the remaining episodes of the season.

Perhaps he'll begin an initiative of some kind, since he can be the fitting man for it.

Remaining Ideas

  • I want extra of Luca and Nora as a result of they're simply too cute

  • Zoe being arrange as Avenue 2.0 is an effective way for Avenue to turn out to be like Buck

  • Annie would make an A+ lawyer

  • Hondo must do one thing involving politics as a result of he may win anybody over

Did you catch on to what the Ortiz case was pointing in the direction of? May Annie and Deacon lastly have made an actual breakthrough?

Who's the following fortunate S.W.A.T. Academy candidate that we'll see who may have a connection to somebody on 20-Squad?

And can the oil derricks push Hondo to make modifications in his neighborhood?

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Megan Behnke is a employees author for TV Fanatic, who you may observe on Twitter.



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