In the "S.W.A.T." episode dealing with a white domestic terrorist, Moore creates a Hondo who is able to take full command of his team. The chemistry has gelled. Unlike on "Criminal Minds," where Derek was just one of the agents, on "S.W.A.T." he is the head. And, he has grown into that role.
Not only is catastrophe prevented. Also, Hondo exerts his authority to kick the immature James Street off the team and bump him back to ordinary police work. The audience backs Hondo up on that. What we suspect is that James will continue to screw up. Totally, he's being controlled by his evil mother.
In addition, Hondo graciously "releases" from an emotional bondage his former lover who had become his superior. She tells him that she has a date with someone else. He graciously accepts that.
The takeaway from this is that often what represents a major shift might take time to come together. We the audience have to tolerate the disappointments along the way.
This blog wishes "S.W.A.T." many more seasons.
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