CLAP. Season four Premiere Sneak Peek: Hondos Pop calls on him to be "naive" about race riots


Tension rises between the Harrelson men as they sneak a peek at the return of CBS & # 39; S.W.A.T.

In the episode "3 Seventeen Year Olds", which was originally considered the finale of the third season but has been paused due to the pandemic, production will now open the fourth season this Wednesday, November 11 at 9 / 8c – Hondo played by Shemar Moore) His father Daniel Sr. (Obba ​​Babatundé) and juvenile defendant Darryl (Deshae Frost) grapple with the history of racial tension between law enforcement and the black community in Los Angeles, in part through flashbacks to the Town in 1992 following the verdict of Rodney King. (In these flashbacks, Donald Dash and Rico E. Anderson play younger versions of Hondo and its pop.)

In the clip above, Daniel Sr. – at an event to commemorate the 1992 LA riot anniversary – has some strong, emotional words for his LEO son, in part regarding the world where Darryl is now defiantly against change. Hit "Play" above to see Hondo's answer and see why his dad just classified him as "naive".

So much has happened in the real world this summer regarding Black Lives Matter and civil unrest that the S.W.A.T. The authors promised to "get better" at research on race and policing. And when EP Aaron Rahsaan Thomas put this extra-timely episode together, he told TVLine, "We're still telling the story of today's SWAT dealing with the current political unrest, that tricky police-community dance, and telling the flashback story from 1992 about some of the same parallel elements that the police and community were dealing with at the time. That is all very well. "

Elsewhere in the season premiere, the S.W.A.T. The team pursues El Diablo's scattered drug cartel hiding in town and picks up on a story from last season's substitute finale.

At 10 p.m. a second new episode follows, in which the team acts as a domestic surveillance unit for the CIA and Tan's mother becomes a victim of racial discrimination.

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