Episode 1 of any tv show is the most important Episode of a shows career.
Most of the times it’s the Pilot, the one episode that was recorded to show execs (and later audiences) the who, what, where, why, and when of a show. If people don’t attach to the first episode it can be hard to get over.
‘S.W.A.T.’ is doing just that now. The series follows a local SWAT sergeant, former Marine Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson (Shemar Moore). He is tasked to run a specialized tactical unit in Los Angeles. Hondo has to decide what his superiors think and what he feels is the right thing to do. His team also has Deacon (Jay Harrington), Jim (Alex Russell), Christina (Lina Esco), Dominique ( Kenneth Johson), and Victor (David Lim) to help him along the way.
The clip above, taken from the first episode, shows Hondo meeting up with his team while their first orders are being given out. Deacon gives them out, and Hondo goes a different route despite what Decan and their superiors think.
The pilot episode of ‘S.W.A.T.’ airs November 2, 2017, at 10 pm EST on CBS.