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SWAT

SWAT is a television action and crime drama series originally produced and broadcasted in 1975 in the USA. The new SWAT series i.e. Swat Season 1 (2017 – 2018), Swat Season 2 (2018 – 2019), Swat Season 3 (2019 – 2020), Swat Season 4 (2020 – 2021) are produced by CBS Studios.

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Key Factors About Swat

Facts and figures of Swat Seasons (Summary sheet)
Swat Season 1Swat Season 2Swat Season 3Swat Season 4
Production Year2017 – 20182018 – 20192019 – 20202020 – 2021
Premiere DateNov 2, 2017Sep 27, 2018Oct 2, 2019Nov 11, 2020
No. of episodes222321TBC
GenreAction drama and crime scene
NetworkCBS Studios
Country of originUSA
LanguageEnglish
CreatorAaron Rahsaan Thomas
Exec. ProducersShawn Ryan, Neal H. Moritz, Marney Hochman, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, and Pavun Shetty
Major CastShemar Moore acts as a Daniel ‘Hondo’ Harrelson
Lina Esco acts as a Christina ‘Chris’ Alonso
Jay Harrington acts as a David ‘Deacon’ Kay
Alex Russell acts as a Jim Street
Kenny Johnson acts as a Dominique Luca
David Lim acts as a Victor Tan
Patrick St. Esprit acts as a Robert Hicks
Stephanie Sigman acts as a Jessica Cortez
Lou Ferrigno Jr. acts as a Donovan Rocker
Peter Onorati acts as a Jeff Mumford
Amy Farrington acts as a Lieutenant Piper Lynch

Swat Season 1 (2017 – 2018)

Swat season 1 was first aired on November 2, 2017. Season 1 has a total of 22 episodes that were aired until May 17, 2018. Summary of 22 episodes combining Swat season 1 follows:

Swat Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

Swat Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot” (Airdate November 2, 2017) is directed by Justin Lin and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas & Shawn Ryan. In this episode, a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant, Hondo, is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he’s tasked to run a highly-trained unit that’s the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.

Sergeant Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson is tasked to run an elite S.W.A.T. unit for the LAPD after his original team leader William “Buck” Spivey, was fired after accidentally shooting an unarmed black teenager during a shootout.

To fill the void left by Spivey, a wild officer, Jim Street, is recruited into the team. Hondo must quickly establish his right to be a leader because the team realizes that someone is manipulating both the Police and the public to increase the tension, but to what end?

Swat Season 1 Episode 2 “Cuchillo”

Swat Season 1 Episode 2 “Cuchillo” (Airdate November 9, 2017) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, the team must find four escaped convicts before a rival team finds them; Hondo’s leadership is called into question when Street flagrantly disregards protocol.

Hondo and Jessica are uncertain about how to proceed with their relationship as it violates department procedures. After multiple inmates escape a prison transport, the team must hunt down the fugitives including a psychopath called ‘Cuchillo’ that Jessica caught before transferring to S.W.A.T.

As Hondo and Mumford’s teams round up the other 3 fugitives, Street’s lone-wolf mentality causes tension as Hondo is pressured to either rein him in or cut him loose. In an effort to get through to him, Hondo puts Chris and Street on protection detail of the woman who put Cuchillo away before and tells Chris to get Street to understand he needs to trust the team.

When Cuchillo barricades himself inside a house with a teenage girl hostage and S.W.A.T. pinned down, Hondo must pull his most outrageous stunt to date to save the day. At the end of the episode, Jessica and Hondo both agree to maintain their relationship without letting anyone know.

Swat Season 1 Episode 3 “Pamilya”

Swat Season 1 Episode 3 “Pamilya” (Airdate November 16, 2017) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Sam Humphrey. In this episode, Newcomer Jim Street jeopardizes his spot on Hondo’s team; the team searches for a ruthless drug trafficker who is using immigrants as couriers.

S.W.A.T is tasked with tracking down drug smugglers who are using human trafficking victims as drug mules. After a bad breakup, Luka is in need of a place to stay, but knowing what a bad houseguest he is, no-one on the team is willing to help. Meanwhile whilst doing a favor for his incarcerated mother, Street ends up attacking a civilian and puts both his career and Hondos ability to be a leader into question.

Hondo discovers that Karen Street misled her son into attacking an associate of her smuggling operation, and tells her to leave her son alone before she destroys his career. As punishment for his actions, Hondo forces Street to take Luca in, which he assures him is worse than it seems.

Swat Season 1 Episode 4 “Radical”

Swat Season 1 Episode 4 “Radical” (Airdate November 23, 2017) is directed by Greg Beeman and is written by Kent Rotherham. In this episode, a domestic terrorist dies in an explosion and the S.W.A.T. must race to find his partner before more devices are detonated.

during a party to “celebrate” Hondo becoming a media sensation for his helicopter stunt. The S.W.A.T. team is called then a suspected homemade terrorist accidentally blows himself and most of his building up in a Highland Park explosion.

Whilst the FBI use the explosion as a justification for arresting suspected terrorists on a watch list, Hondo learns that there are several explosives missing, and the Team must race against the clock to find the partner. Meanwhile, Cortez begins to panic when Deacon’s wife Annie reveals gossip that Hondo is in a relationship, whilst Hondo reaches out for Buck who is isolating himself following his firing.

S.W.A.T learns the two bombers are college students being manipulated by their bitter professor into committing these acts under the guise of “Patriotic Acts”, and the partner ends up holding a classroom of students hostage with a bomb, and Hondo must play negotiator.

Swat Season 1 Episode 5 “Imposters”

Swat Season 1 Episode 5 “Imposters” (Airdate November 30, 2017) is directed by Guy Ferland and is written by VJ Boyd. In this episode, when a series of home invasions are committed by SWAT imposters in an upscale neighborhood, Hondo and the team suspect the burglarized families are all hiding something. Also, when Deacon and Luca are assigned to protect a visiting professional hockey player who is receiving death threats, his penchant for trouble becomes a complication.

The S.W.A.T. team deals with a gang of robbers posing as S.W.A.T. officers, but the recently burglarized family is suspected of hiding something.

Meanwhile, Deacon and Luca are assigned as security detail for Bobby Strock, a visiting professional hockey player who has been receiving death threats, but his troublemaking attitude complicates matters further.

Swat Season 1 Episode 6 “Octane”

Swat Season 1 Episode 6 “Octane” (Airdate December 7, 2017) is directed by Eagle Egilsson and is written by Michael Jones-Morales. In this episode, Hondo puts aside his misgivings about Jim Street’s recklessness and allows the newbie to go undercover as a broker in a luxury car theft ring to bust a ruthless trafficker. Also, Hondo visits Raymont Harris, the teenager recently shot by a former member of the SWAT team, who is dealing with PTSD.

After being contacted by criminals reaching out for his old undercover alias, Street is forced to go back undercover into the world of high-end car theft in order to dismantle a ring he tried to earlier in his career. Things go bad when the paranoid mastermind behind the ring starts to question loyalty.

Swat Season 1 Episode 7 “Homecoming”

Swat Season 1 Episode 7 “Homecoming” (Airdate December 14, 2017) is directed by John Showalter and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, Gang violence hits close to home for Hondo, and his imprisoned friend asks him to shield his son from the aftermath. Luca struggles with his grief when his grandfather, a S.W.A.T. legend but a very flawed individual, passes away.

Hondo’s incarcerated friend Leroy asks him for a favor – to safeguard his son Daryl after he was witness to a drive-by shooting. Meanwhile, Luca’s grandfather, original S.W.A.T member Jack Luca, has died and Luca struggles to deal with the loss.

Swat Season 1 Episode 8 “Miracle”

Swat Season 1 Episode 8 “Miracle” (Airdate December 21, 2017) is directed by Holly Dale and is written by A.C. Allen. In this episode, The team’s plans to enjoy Christmas vacation with their families and friends are put on hold when a drug cartel’s cache of gold bars is stolen; Jessica approaches the police commission president with ideas on how to improve the S.W.A.T. Division.

During Christmas Eve, a drug cartel’s cache of gold bars was stolen, forcing the S.W.A.T team to put their vacation on hold to apprehend the thieves. Meanwhile, Jessica’s plan to improve the S.W.A.T division attracts attention from the President of the Police Commissioner Board, Michael Plank.

Swat Season 1 Episode 9 “Blindspots”

Swat Season 1 Episode 9 “Blindspots” (Airdate January 4, 2018) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Michael Gemballa. In this episode, A misconduct complaint filed against Hondo gets him taken off active duty, so Deacon steps in to lead the team in finding a robbery crew.

During the investigation into an armed robbery, Deacon is temporarily placed in charge of the team when Hondo is taken off duty due to a strange misconduct complaint: an unknown male claiming Hondo used his police authority to rob him. Tan turns to an old CI which quickly gets out of hand.

Hondo realizes his alibi for the “incident” is Cortez, which would expose their secret relationship. Before either of them can sacrifice their careers, Cortez discovers the complainant incarcerated girlfriend is one of Karen Street’s customers, forcing Hondo to come clean to Jim Street about his meeting with Karen.

Swat Season 1 Episode 10 “Seizure”

Swat Season 1 Episode 10 “Seizure” (Airdate January 11, 2018) is directed by Larry Teng and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. In this episode, Hondo suspects there’s an ulterior motive when civilians are taken hostage in a prison riot.

The S.W.A.T. team is deployed for a hostage-rescue mission at a maximum-security prison. Meanwhile, Deacon’s wife, Annie, suffers a seizure while visiting the precinct. During the aftermath of the operation, Hondo confronts the prison warden over the lack of procedural integrity.

Swat Season 1 Episode 11 “K-Town”

Swat Season 1 Episode 11 “K-Town” (Airdate January 18, 2018) is directed by Omar Madha and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, Hondo teams up with an old friend in the DEA on a task force to bring down a drug-smuggling ring and to unmask the leader.

Hondo’s team participates in a joint LAPD-DEA Task force to apprehend local Korean drug smugglers. During the height of the investigation, DEA Agent Katrina Walsh’s son is kidnapped, forcing Hondo to rescue him. During the rescue, they identify real estate mogul Jae Kim as the ringleader of the smuggling ring, but are unable to make the arrest so Hondo confronts Kim directly.

Swat Season 1 Episode 12 “Contamination”

Swat Season 1 Episode 12 “Contamination” (Airdate February 1, 2018) is directed by Elodie Keene and is written by Robert Wittstadt. In this episode, Hondo and his team up with the FBI to stop a domestic terrorist attack involving cyanide gas.

Working again with FBI Agent DuBois, Hondo and the team are on the hunt for two Sovereigns who possess barrels of cyanide and are planning to use them to poison the city, but the only link they have to find them is a wife who refuses to acknowledge that her husband is about to commit domestic terrorism.

Swat Season 1 Episode 13 “Fences”

Swat Season 1 Episode 13 “Fences” (Airdate March 1, 2018) is directed by Alex Graves and is written by Sam Humphrey. In this episode, An arrest of an illegal immigrant puts SWAT in a bad light with the people. Meanwhile, the President of the Police Commission discovers Hondo and Jessica’s affair.

An ICE raid leaves Street in hot water when he inadvertently violates LA’s sanctuary city policy and a young man is faced with deportation. When the younger sister orchestrates a rally outside the police precinct, the team faces the daunting task of protecting her from a group of men looking to deport immigrants by any means, even though no one will let them near her.

Meanwhile, after Jessica’s tires are slashed in response to her plans, the president of the police commission finds out about Hondo and Jessica’s secret romantic relationship. Unwilling to back her unless she acknowledges her hypocrisy, he gives them the ultimatum of choosing either their relationship or their careers. In the end, despite both agreeing they are in love, Hondo and Cortez decide to end their relationship to protect their careers.

Swat Season 1 Episode 14 “Ghosts”

Swat Season 1 Episode 14 “Ghosts” (Airdate March 8, 2018) is directed by John Showalter and is written by Michael Jones-Morales. In this episode, Hondo’s team must track down a serial killer who escaped justice by faking his own death. Hondo worries about Buck’s mental health as he deals with depression in the aftermath of his firing.

When a serial killer from Luca’s past who was thought to have been killed in an explosion two years prior resurfaces, the S.W.A.T team must capture him, this time for good. Meanwhile, Hondo grows more concerned about Buck as he begins to descend into depression following his firing. In order to stop his downward spiral, Hondo must orchestrate a meeting between Buck and Raymont Harris.

Jessica gets a threatening letter personally delivered to her desk which, coupled with the attack on her car, forces her and Hicks to realize the suspect is a cop. Cortez publicly offers to let the event slide if the person responsible comes forward, but no one does.

Hicks soon learns the person behind the letter is Rocker’s wife, who was following his angry ramblings about Cortez’s plans being bad. Rocker tells his wife that, after actually thinking about it, he agrees with Cortez but, unfortunately, Hicks is not willing to push this under the rug.

Swat Season 1 Episode 15 “Crews”

Swat Season 1 Episode 15 “Crews” (Airdate March 29, 2018) is directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper and is written by V.J. Boyd. In this episode, the job becomes personal for Hondo when a friend is killed during a joint FBI/S.W.A.T. mission to stop a robbery crew. Jessica worries the erratic behavior of the FBI task force leader will endanger the team in the field.

Hondo’s good friend and trusted criminal informant Craig is killed while seeking information about a robbery crew that a joint S.W.A.T and FBI task force is trying to capture. Things get complicated when Cortez begins to suspect FBI Agent DuBois, the agent in charge, has a drug problem which she refuses to admit. When DuBois makes a critical mistake endangering everyone’s lives, Cortez removes her from Command and, with Hicks, informs the FBI of DuBois’ drug problems.

After Craig’s daughter reveals her father was at a casino, which leads to them taking down the whole crew, Hondo makes good on a promise to Craig (who was worried financially) and gets the daughter signed up as an FBI CI, meaning she is set to earn a percentage of the money recovered from the takedown.

Swat Season 1 Episode 16 “Payback”

Swat Season 1 Episode 16 “Payback” (Airdate April 5, 2018) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, Hondo and the team go on a citywide search for a kidnapped heiress. Mumford announces he’s getting married for the fourth time setting off alarm bells within the team.

A young heiress is kidnapped for ransom; the team links up with her former Marine bodyguard and goes on a citywide search to bring her home before she is harmed. However, when the suspects turn out to be former members of the same privacy protection service as the bodyguard, they are forced to question whether the family was the target. The team worries that Mumford is moving too fast when he announces he’s getting married for the fourth time after only knowing his new lady friend for a month.

Swat Season 1 Episode 17 “Armory”

Swat Season 1 Episode 17 “Armory” (Airdate April 12, 2018) is directed by Rob J. Greenlea and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, As the team works to de-escalate a hostage situation, the mission takes a dangerous turn, which impacts the team; Jim tires of his romantic entanglements and agrees to let Chris make over his online dating profile.

The S.W.A.T team arrests a former gang member who has taken a family hostage, but the mission takes a dangerous turn when he escapes and holds Cortez and Plank captive inside S.W.A.T’s armory. The former gang member wants the team to find his sister, who has been kidnapped because he refused to commit a robbery.

With Hicks looking to end this matter with a bullet, Hondo must work fast to ensure that everyone comes out alive. Meanwhile, after accidentally destroying the teenage son’s scholarship competition entry Quadcopter, Deacon, Luka, and Tan make up for it by giving the kid access to S.W.A.Ts hardware depot to help him rebuild it overnight, then providing a full police escort to make the entry deadline.

Swat Season 1 Episode 18 “Patrol”

Swat Season 1 Episode 18 “Patrol” (Airdate April 19, 2018) is directed by Norberto Barba and is written by A.C. Allen. In this episode, Hondo faces his resentment toward his father when he and his sister try to convince him he’s not well enough to live alone.

On their monthly patrol day, Chris and Mumford must deal with a psychiatric patient on a shooting spree, and Deacon and Luca play host to a group of troubled children, during which Luca discovers that one of them has dyslexia. Tan and Street must recover Tan’s stolen radio from an opportunistic cheerleader. Meanwhile, Hondo travels to Oakland to help his half-sister convince their stubborn and ill father to move to L.A. with them.

Swat Season 1 Episode 19 “Source”

Swat Season 1 Episode 19 “Source” (Airdate April 26, 2018) is directed by Doug Aarniokoski and is written by Michael Gemballa. In this episode, Jim Street debates whether or not his mother should live with him upon her release from prison; “Hondo” and the team are assigned to protect a high-profile Russian journalist who is visiting Los Angeles, California U.S.A.

Swat Season 1 Episode 20 “Vendetta”

Swat Season 1 Episode 20 “Vendetta” (Airdate May 3, 2018) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Kent Rotherham. In this episode, The life of “Hondo” and his career is threatened when his off-the-books surveillance of his godson’s kidnapper is discovered; Jim has trouble acclimating to his newly paroled mother.

Following up on what transpired in the episode K-Town, Hondo’s clandestine surveillance on Jae Kim lands him in hot water with the L.A.P.D. commanding officers after he is the target of an assassination attempt. Hondo is benched while the team follows up on his investigation, but trouble arises when former DEA Agent KC Walsh, Hondo’s contact, is discovered with the dead body of the only man who could testify against Kim.

In order to legally arrest Kim, Hondo gets the bank to cancel a $25M loan to Kim, which forces him to find the money quickly and then arranges a sting operation, but the plan unravels when Hondo learns that Commissioner Plank was the one who told Kim about Hondo’s investigation, resulting in the attempt on his life. Cortez must force Hondo and Plank to put aside their differences when Plank is needed to go undercover.

Swat Season 1 Episode 21 “Hunted”

Swat Season 1 Episode 21 “Hunted” (Airdate May 10, 2018) is directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado and is written by Matthew T. Brown. In this episode, Hondo and Deacon must apply all their SWAT training and skills to evade a gang of armed mercenaries hunting them in the Angeles Mountain following an ambush.

When a gang of bikers starts brazenly killing their rivals, Deacon suggests a visit to his former patrol partner who used to be undercover in the gang, while Mumford’s team tries to round up the gang’s members.

Upon arriving at the ex-cop cabin, Deacon and Hondo are ambushed and forced to flee into the woods, learning that Deacon’s former partner was genuinely in league with the gang. While trying to keep ahead of their pursuers, they have to face some unresolved issues between them. Meanwhile, Chris searches for the truth about a female S.W.A.T. candidate in order to help her pass selection.

Swat Season 1 Episode 22 “Hoax”

Swat Season 1 Episode 22 “Hoax” (Airdate May 17, 2018) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. In this episode, a fake 911 call puts “Hondo” and the team on the hunt to stop bombing attacks; Jim’s relationship with his mother jeopardizes his career; Jessica is thrown a curveball by the president of the police commission.

After responding to a fake 911 call, the team must race against the clock to stop bomb threats throughout the city. In order to facilitate the search, Hondo enlists the aid of his childhood friends and his father to help identify their suspects.

Meanwhile, Street’s relationship with the team is strained when he has to deal with a crisis involving his mother and uncle. During the aftermath, Street is kicked out from S.W.A.T. for lying to Hondo and skips attending Deacon’s wedding renewal. Cortez also learns on a televised broadcast that Plank is running for governor.

Summary of Swat Season 1

EpisodesTitleAirdateTotal viewers
(millions)
Episode 1“Pilot”November 2, 201710.52
Episode 2“Cuchillo”November 9, 201710.27
Episode 3“Pamilya”November 16, 20179.48
Episode 4“Radical”November 23, 20179.17
Episode 5“Imposters”November 30, 20179.83
Episode 6“Octane”December 7, 20179.52
Episode 7“Homecoming”December 14, 2017N/A
Episode 8“Miracle”December 21, 2017N/A
Episode 9“Blindspots”January 4, 2018N/A
Episode 10“Seizure”January 11, 201810.35
Episode 11“K-Town”January 18, 20189.7
Episode 12“Containment”February 1, 20189.95
Episode 13“Fences”March 1, 20189.04
Episode 14“Ghosts”March 8, 20189.26
Episode 15“Crews”March 29, 20189.05
Episode 16“Payback”April 5, 20188.78
Episode 17“Armory”April 12, 20188.85
Episode 18“Patrol”April 19, 20188.98
Episode 19“Source”April 26, 20188.69
Episode 20“Vendetta”May 3, 20188.53
Episode 21“Hunted”May 10, 20188.83
Episode 22“Hoax”May 17, 20189.19

Swat Season 2 (2018 – 2019)

Swat season 2 was first aired on September 27, 2018. Season 2 has a total of 23 episodes that were aired until May 16, 2019. Summary of 23 episodes combining Swat season 2 follows:

Swat Season 2 Episode 1 “Shaky Town”

Swat Season 2 Episode 1 “Shaky Town” (Airdate September 27, 2018) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Michael Jones-Morales. In this episode, the S.W.A.T. team gets into a standoff with human traffickers holding children hostage when an earthquake hits Los Angeles and compromises the takedown.

While attempting to arrest a known leader of a human-trafficking ring, the entire team runs into complications caused by an earthquake. Meanwhile, Street struggles with mending fences with the team, whilst also adjusting to being a patrol officer rather than S.W.A.T.

Hondo meets Nia Wells, a recently divorced District Attorney, at a hotel bar and spends the night with her, but when he goes to check on her at the hospital, he discovers her Ex-Husband at her bedside.

Swat Season 2 Episode 2 “Gasoline Drum”

Swat Season 2 Episode 2 “Gasoline Drum” (Airdate October 4, 2018) is directed by John Showalter and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. In this episode, the team works with a former member to find a woman and her son who are running from an international drug cartel.

The S.W.A.T. team races against the clock to apprehend the leader of the Turkish drug cartel and a rogue Turkish Interpol agent.

Swat Season 2 Episode 3 “Fire and Smoke”

Swat Season 2 Episode 3 “Fire and Smoke” (Airdate October 11, 2018) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, the SWAT team is enlisted by Hondo’s new romantic interest, Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells (Nikiva Dionne), to protect the jurors of a high-profile bribery trial, after some of them are targeted by organized crime in a series of fire-bombings.

The S.W.A.T team works with District Attorney Nia Wells to protect the jurors of a high profile case when their families are being targeted with bombs. Meanwhile, Cortez learns that, due to budget cuts, members of S.W.A.T. will have to return to patrol, putting their careers, including Tan’s, in jeopardy.

Swat Season 2 Episode 4 “Saving Face”

Swat Season 2 Episode 4 “Saving Face” (Airdate October 18, 2018) is directed by Bill Roe and is written by A.C. Allen. In this episode, Hondo suspects an ulterior motive when Eric Wells (Michael Trucco), a U.S. marshal who is the estranged husband of his romantic interest, Deputy District Attorney Nia Wells (Nikiva Dionne), requests the S.W.A.T. team’s help with apprehending a fugitive who is robbing drug cargo shipments. Also, Jessica is forced to implement departmental budget cuts, and Street makes a heartbreaking discovery about his mother, Karen (Sherilyn Fenn).

The S.W.A.T team works with Eric Wells, a U.S. Marshal who happens to be Nia’s estranged husband to detain a fugitive who is robbing drug cargo shipments, and Hondo can’t help but be suspicious of Eric’s true motives, especially after learning Eric orchestrated his assignment to the case.

Meanwhile, after Street caught his mother buying and keeping cocaine in her purse, he calls her out for being selfish and moves out immediately. In the end, Street and Hondo makeup, and Street express to Hondo his desire to be back on S.W.A.T. Because he never went through it the first time, Hondo tells Street to enlist in the S.W.A.T. academy.

Swat Season 2 Episode 5 “S.O.S.”

Swat Season 2 Episode 5 “S.O.S.” (Airdate October 25, 2018) is directed by Larry Teng and is written by Andrew Dettmann. In this episode, Hondo and Chris go undercover to take back a cruise ship under siege from drug dealers. Street enters S.W.A.T academy and finds the competition fierce for the one available slot on S.W.A.T.

Hondo and Chris infiltrate a hijacked cruise ship in an effort to undermine the hijackers’ plan to flee to Mexico with drugs, while the rest of the team works from outside to determine the identity of the criminals. With the help of a passenger with a satellite phone and the ship’s Chief of Security, they manage to find the ringleader and neutralize the threat.

Meanwhile, Street endures his first day at S.W.A.T. academy which is proven difficult as Luca, who still bears a grudge, is one of the supervisors testing him, but they ultimately make up in an effort to help him win a bet against Mumford. He also befriends fellow trainee Devlin.

Swat Season 2 Episode 6 “Never Again”

Swat Season 2 Episode 6 “Never Again” (Airdate November 1, 2018) is directed by Marc Roskin and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, the S.W.A.T. team tries to determine the next diamond dealer to be robbed by a group of highly organized thieves executing heists across downtown Los Angeles. When Hondo is emotionally affected by a suspect’s death during the case, he seeks comfort from his mother, Charice.

Also, while Street worries that Luca, his SWAT training academy instructor, has a personal vendetta against him, Chris contemplates an unorthodox relationship offer from the new woman she’s dating.

A group of well-organized and heavily-armed robbers hit several diamond merchants across downtown Los Angeles. The S.W.A.T. team tries to determine the next dealer targeted. Cortez reveals that the three dealers are connected to the Israeli mafia and she reaches out to their top enforcer, who previously helped her against the Russian mob, to try to prevent a blood bath.

After Hondo kills one of the suspects in a shootout, found to be a woman, they discover the suspects are Israeli women on student visas with a very personal motive. Afterward, Hondo, emotionally affected by the suspect’s death, seeks comfort from his mother, Charice (Debbie Allen). Also, while Street worries that Luca, his S.W.A.T. training academy instructor, has a personal vendetta against him, Chris contemplates an unorthodox proposition from the new woman she’s dating: a triad relationship with her boyfriend.

Swat Season 2 Episode 7 “Inheritance”

Swat Season 2 Episode 7 “Inheritance” (Airdate November 8, 2018) is directed by Romeo Tirone and is written by Kent Rotherham. In this episode, a group seems to be reenacting the 1974 Patty Hearst kidnapping, with nearly identical demands of feeding the poor and corporations being better to people. Meanwhile, Hondo has been sent to Arizona to train S.W.A.T. officers and encounters a racist state trouper.

When a young woman, daughter of an internet mogul, and her boyfriend are kidnapped by a group of criminals with similar motives and tactics as the Symbioses Liberation Army in Patty Hearst’s kidnapping, the S.W.A.T team reviews Luca’s late grandfather’s journal with the assistance from his father, Carl.

Meanwhile, Hondo travels to Arizona with Nia for a S.W.A.T training seminar and encounters apparent racial profiling by a state trooper. Though Devlin is chosen as a new member of S.W.A.T, Deacon, temporarily in charge, offers Street to come back for one day. The team manages to foil the criminal’s plan and save the woman, though the kidnappers themselves escape.

Hicks and Hondo reinstate Street back on S.W.A.T, on a probationary period for 6 months, in the place of two senior officers who are retiring. In the end, the kidnappers broadcast a warning video, threatening to return if society doesn’t change.

Swat Season 2 Episode 8 “The Tiffany Experience”

Swat Season 2 Episode 8 “The Tiffany Experience” (Airdate November 15, 2018) is directed by Guy Ferland and is written by VJ Boyd. In this episode, the team races to find a stalker pursuing a social media star after he turns a fan event into a shootout. Chris is undecided about her new relationship.

The team is dealing with a psychotic fan of a female vlogger who wants to be her boyfriend by killing anyone around her. Unfortunately, the vlogger is far more interested in capitalizing on the experience to boost her fanbase and become more infamous, and she doesn’t seem to care just how many innocent people are at risk to do it.

Swat Season 2 Episode 9 “Day Off”

Swat Season 2 Episode 9 “Day Off” (Airdate November 29, 2018) is directed by Lexi Alexander and is written by Sarah Alderson. In this episode, Hondo’s sister calls him after she gets drugged in a club and Honda goes on the guy’s trail while the rest of the team inadvertently lets a hostage out of their sight who turns out to be a suspect in a state-wide manhunt.

During their day off, Street and Chris help Luca renovate his new home, though she has to resort to calling her builder uncle to solve the house’s problems. Outside the house, they run into a trio of gangsters who have taken a children’s park as their own. Deacon and Tan work with Mumford on a hostage situation, and Hondo searches for a serial rapist after rescuing his sister, Brianna when she is drugged in a nightclub.

During the hostage situation, Mumford discovers one of the hostages is a wanted suspect and they have to find him before he achieves his vengeance by murdering those he holds responsible. Hondo doesn’t have proof to arrest his sister’s would-be rapist and resorts to threatening him if he tries again. Afterward, Nia breaks off with him.

Swat Season 2 Episode 10 “1000 Joules”

Swat Season 2 Episode 10 “1000 Joules” (Airdate December 6, 2018) is directed by David Rodriguez and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, Hondo and his team are given a wide berth while attempting to retrieve stolen evidence from the police lab.

When dozens of DNA kits and evidence from the LAPD crime lab are stolen, injuring one of the technicians, Rebecca, who happens to be a close friend to Hicks, the S.W.A.T team goes on an all-out hunt to recover them. Though at first, they think the thief was related to a criminal waiting for trial, they end up discovering the thief was someone wanting to profit from selling the evidence to the culprits.

Thanks to Rebecca having the cool head to hide a shell while bleeding on the floor, they’re able to capture the thief. Meanwhile, Deacon faces financial difficulties which makes it hard to focus as the leader of the S.W.A.T annual holiday toy drive. When the department wouldn’t give him a new credit, Luca offers to lend him the money he needs.

Swat Season 2 Episode 11 “School”

Swat Season 2 Episode 11 “School” (Airdate January 3, 2019) is directed by xxx and is written by Billy Gierhart. In this episode, the team is forced to relive the past when they receive a manifesto planning to copycat a previous mass shooting at an area high school with a higher body count.

Hondo and the team are forced to relive the painful memories of the Riverhill High School Massacre six years ago as they hunt down a copycat who is planning to re-enact the same attack on a high school with a higher body count.

Note: Shemar Moore, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, and Jay Harrington appeared in a public service announcement alongside Lt. Aaron Pisarzewicz from Los Angeles School Police Department’s School Safety Initiative Division.

Swat Season 2 Episode 12 “Los Huesos”

Swat Season 2 Episode 12 “Los Huesos” (Airdate January 10, 2019) is directed by Alex Kalymnios and is written by Michael Jones-Morales. In this episode, Jessica and Chris go undercover in Mexico to save a Mexican federal agent that’s been abducted by a gang. Hondo’s mother worries about him when he starts renovating her house.

Jessica and Chris go on an undercover mission in Mexico City, without any back-up, to rescue a US federal agent who has been kidnapped by a drug-dealing gang that Jess worked undercover in a few years ago. Meanwhile, Hondo engages in small home renovation projects, which worries his mother, Charice, if he has something that is causing him emotional strain.

Note: The episode is partially filmed in Mexico City, Mexico.

Swat Season 2 Episode 13 “Encore”

Swat Season 2 Episode 13 “Encore” (Airdate January 31, 2019) is directed by Rob Greenlea and is written by Munis Rashid. In this episode, the militant group that escaped capture months ago is back, and abducting employees of the largest corporations in L.A. Hondo’s emotional turmoil starts to affect his leadership.

5 low-level employees from 5 major companies are kidnapped by The Emancipators, the group they first encounter during the SLA-like kidnapping case, and the companies are held to ransom for the amount they have avoided paying in taxes.

Whilst Hicks tries to determine if the heads of the companies are willing to sacrifice their employee’s lives to protect their finances, Hondo’s emotional turmoil starts to get the best of him when he lashes out at the team for allowing one of them to escape. Even though they manage to arrest all the Emancipators involved, Hondo later gets a call from the ringleader wishing him luck at their next encounter.

Swat Season 2 Episode 14 “The B-Team”

Swat Season 2 Episode 14 “The B-Team” (Airdate February 7, 2019) is directed by Maja Vrvilo and is written by VJ Boyd. In this episode, Hondo is reunited with an old flame when the team works with the FBI to arrest a separatist group with weapons-grade plutonium. The team competes in the annual police vs. fire department competition.

The S.W.A.T team works with the FBI to stop a separatist who is trying to use the weapons-grade plutonium for a terrorist plot. Also, the team participates in a law enforcement annual charity competition against Los Angeles Fire Department.

Note NFL pro-football players Willie McGinest, James Harrison, and Eric Dickerson guest stars as members of the LAFD.

Swat Season 2 Episode 15 “Fallen”

Swat Season 2 Episode 15 “Fallen” (Airdate February 14, 2019) is directed by Guy Ferland and is written by Michael Gemballa. In this episode, after a patrol officer’s shooting, the team pursues the group of unknown assailants. Chris reels because she knows the dead officer. Deacon and his wife prepare to welcome their newest child.

When two patrol officers were killed in a series of random shootings, the team goes on the hunt to find the perpetrators and discovers the shooters are after two dirty cops, responsible for the death of the brother of one of the shooters for arresting him on false charges. Also, Deacon and his wife, Annie, prepare to welcome their fourth child.

Swat Season 2 Episode 16 “Pride”

Swat Season 2 Episode 16 “Pride” (Airdate February 21, 2019) is directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado and is written by Matthew T. Brown. In this episode, the SWAT team struggles to maintain peace on the eve of a Los Angeles LGBTQ pride festival after a hate crime sparks citywide anger that ignites further violence. As Chris grows anxious for her fellow LGBTQ community members calling for retribution, the festival reunites Commander Hicks with JP, his estranged gay son.

The team has their hands full on safeguarding the LGBTQ Pride event in Los Angeles when a hate crime threatens to ignite more violence. As the case hits close to home for Chris, it also reunites Hicks with his estranged son, JP, a former drug-addict turned gay-rights activist.

Meanwhile, Street worries his mother will be sent back to prison when she misses the last two parole meets. Deacon receives unexpected news regarding his newborn daughter, Victoria, who needs an operation. Unable to get a loan from a bank, Deacon has resorted to a loan shark he once arrested, Mickey.

Swat Season 2 Episode 17 “Jack”

Swat Season 2 Episode 17 “Jack” (Airdate March 7, 2019) is directed by Larry Teng and is written by Kent Rotherham. In this episode, the S.W.A.T. team tries to zero in on the next target of a carjacking ring that’s using deadly force to boost luxury vehicles; Hondo takes a big step to help his childhood friend’s incarcerated son; Mumford weighs a major decision.

The team tries to zero in on a carjacking ring, but things went complicated when they discover heroin hidden in the cars. Meanwhile, Hondo decides to take in Daryl to stay with him and his mother. Deacon has problems returning the loan due to being on sick leave, and Mickey asks for favor instead. Mumford juggles with his future in S.W.A.T after being shot. After the case is resolved, Mumford decides to give his 30-day notice.

Swat Season 2 Episode 18 “Cash Flow”

Swat Season 2 Episode 18 “Cash Flow” (Airdate April 4, 2019) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Andrew Dettmann & Amelia Sims. In this episode, Hondo has a tense reunion with a fellow Marine Ruiz, when the team hunts an escaped convict who was broken out of prison by criminals using military weapons. Chris prepares for a difficult goodbye when her former K-9 partner Champ becomes ill.

Hondo has a tense reunion with a fellow Marine, Ruiz when the SWAT team hunts an escaped convict who was broken out of prison by criminals using stolen military weapons. Also, Chris prepares for a difficult goodbye when her former K-9 partner becomes ill.

Hondo has a tense reunion with a fellow Marine, Ruiz (Joseph Melendez) when the SWAT team hunts an escaped convict who was broken out of prison by criminals using stolen military weapons. Also, Chris prepares for a difficult goodbye when her former K-9 partner becomes ill.

Swat Season 2 Episode 19 “Invisible”

Swat Season 2 Episode 19 “Invisible” (Airdate April 18, 2019) is directed by John Terlesky and is written by A.C. Allen. In this episode, the abduction of Luca and Street’s neighbor sends the SWAT team in pursuit of a home invasion crew targeting domestic workers to gain entry into upscale homes; the SWAT division prepares to help Mumford mark a major career milestone.

Luca, Street, and Chris respond to a potential abduction of their closest neighbor, Timo. After they find him, they discover he witnessed a kidnapping perpetrated by two ICE agent impostors who are gaining access to an upscale neighborhood by targeting domestic workers. Meanwhile, Hondo decides to adopt Daryl into his family, and the S.W.A.T division prepares for a retirement send-off party for Mumford.

Swat Season 2 Episode 20 “Rocket Fuel”

Swat Season 2 Episode 20 “Rocket Fuel” (Airdate April 25, 2019) is directed by Laura Belsey and is written by Craig Gore & Ryan Keleher. In this episode, the squad deals with the finding of PCP nicknamed “Rocket Fuel”, which has been on the street for decades and kills many, including Tan’s cousin. Meanwhile, Hondo struggles to encourage Daryl as he keeps rejected during his job interview.

Swat Season 2 Episode 21 “Day of Dread”

Swat Season 2 Episode 21 “Day of Dread” (Airdate May 2, 2019) is directed by Alrick Riley and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, the SWAT team finds itself under internal investigation after a civilian is killed as they attempted to bring in the city’s most wanted criminal. As the mission details are revealed, the force’s internal affairs team calls Hondo’s leadership into question.

Hondo’s leadership is called into question when the squad finds themselves under internal investigation after an attempt to capture the most wanted criminal inadvertently resulting in the death of a civilian. Also, Daryl gets shot.

Swat Season 2 Episode 22 “Trigger Creep”

Swat Season 2 Episode 22 “Trigger Creep” (Airdate May 9, 2019) is directed by Oz Scott and is written by Sarah Alderson & Munis Rashid. In this episode, the SWAT team races to locate the next place a lone gunman will strike while he is at large in L.A. Also, Hondo takes some time away from the team to pursue an investigation that hits close to home, and Jessica is presented with an unexpected opportunity.

While Hondo searches for the person responsible for a near-fatal attempt on Daryl’s life, the S.W.A.T team tries to figure out the next location for a lone gunman who was a father of a dead daughter will strike. Meanwhile, FBI agent Elle Benson approaches Cortez with another undercover assignment.

Swat Season 2 Episode 23 “Kangaroo”

Swat Season 2 Episode 23 “Kangaroo” (Airdate May 16, 2019) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas & Michael Gemballa. In this episode, the Emancipators hold a Livestream kangaroo court to publicity executes city politicians; Hondo fights to lift Darryl’s spirits; Deacon feels unworthy as he prepares to receive one of the LAPD’s highest honors.

The S.W.A.T team once again square off against The Emancipators when they hold a live-stream kangaroo court to publicly execute city politicians. Meanwhile, Deacon receives an LAPD Police Stars, which is something he feels unworthy of, Hondo tries to help Daryl with his recovery and Street finds his mother under the influence of drugs again and eventually calls in her parole officer to send her back to prison.

Summary of Swat Season 2

EpisodesTitleAirdateTotal viewers
(millions)
Episode 1“Shaky Town”September 27, 20188.16
Episode 2“Gasoline Drum”October 4, 20188.44
Episode 3“Fire and Smoke”October 11, 20188.43
Episode 4“Saving Face”October 18, 20188.65
Episode 5“S.O.S.”October 25, 20188.51
Episode 6“Never Again”November 1, 20188.48
Episode 7“Inheritance”November 8, 20188.38
Episode 8“The Tiffany Experience”November 15, 20188.37
Episode 9“Day Off”November 29, 20188.68
Episode 10“1000 Joules”December 6, 20188.84
Episode 11“School”January 3, 20199.44
Episode 12“Los Huesos”January 10, 20199.3
Episode 13“Encore”January 31, 20199.28
Episode 14“The B-Team”February 7, 20198.72
Episode 15“Fallen”February 14, 20198.93
Episode 16“Pride”February 21, 20198.89
Episode 17“Jack”March 7, 20198.95
Episode 18“Cash Flow”April 4, 20198.06
Episode 19“Invisible”April 18, 20198.42
Episode 20“Rocket Fuel”April 25, 20198.02
Episode 21“Day of Dread”May 2, 20198.11
Episode 22“Trigger Creep”May 9, 20197.95
Episode 23“Kangaroo”May 16, 20198.98

Swat Season 3 (2019 – 2020)

Swat season 3 was first aired on October 2, 2019. Season 2 has a total of 21 episodes that were aired until May 20, 2020. Summary of 21 episodes combining Swat season 3 follows:

Swat Season 3 Episode 1 “Fire in the Sky”

Swat Season 3 Episode 1 “Fire in the Sky” (Airdate October 2, 2019) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Michael Jones-Morales. In this episode, the SWAT team works with Lt. Piper Lynch to hunt down a serial bomber who is using drones as bombs. Meanwhile, Hondo’s first day as a legal guardian to Darryl becomes complicated when his father unexpectedly moves in.

The 20-David squad welcomes Lt., Piper Lynch, from LAPD Hollywood Division as they race to stop a serial bomber using drones as a detonation device. Meanwhile, Hondo’s first day as a guardian for Darryl becomes complicated when his father unexpectedly moves in, and Street helps Molly and her client in a domestic violence dispute.

Swat Season 3 Episode 2 “Bad Faith”

Swat Season 3 Episode 2 “Bad Faith” (Airdate October 9, 2019) is directed by Marc Roskin and is written by Kent Rotherham. In this episode, the mayor asks Lt. Lynch to enact a department review of the SWAT team while hunting down a fugitive leader of an infamous doomsday cult. Also, Luca asks the team to invest in his new passion project: a Guatemalan food truck.

The S.W.A.T team goes on a hunt for the unstable and dangerous fugitive leader of an infamous doomsday cult as Lt. Lynch enacts a departmental review per Mayor’s request. Also, Luca reveals his latest passion project: a Guatemalan food truck and he asks the team to help invest in it.

Swat Season 3 Episode 3 “Funny Money”

Swat Season 3 Episode 3 “Funny Money” (Airdate October 16, 2019) is directed by Alrick Riley and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, the latest addition to the team is already treading on thin ice with the commander when she circumvents the chain of command in an effort to take down a counterfeit ring.

Lynch forces the team to go undercover for a local gang printing counterfeit money. Meanwhile, Hondo struggles with his family and Street begins seeing Molly, Hicks’ daughter.

Swat Season 3 Episode 4 “Immunity”

Swat Season 3 Episode 4 “Immunity” (Airdate October 23, 2019) is directed by Jann Turner and is written by Michael Gemballa. In this episode, Deacon’s family is squarely in the crosshairs of a drug cartel operating in LA when SWAT targets their leader who has CIA immunity.

The S.W.A.T team tries to apprehend a former Colombian rebel leader turned drug cartel, but when Deacon’s family gets caught in the crosshairs, he is forced to put his family under S.W.A.T protection after the drug leader who was under CIA immunity retaliates by attacking him at home.

Also, Hondo receives troubling news about his father’s condition from Darryl, and Tan must face a Professional Standards Bureau after he and his girlfriend, Bonnie unknowingly consumes Pot Gummies.

Swat Season 3 Episode 5 “The LBC”

Swat Season 3 Episode 5 “The LBC” (Airdate October 30, 2019) is directed by Lin Oeding and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. In this episode, a Jamaican gang highjacks a truck full of assault weapons destined for destruction, intending on selling them to multiple gangs in Long Beach; Luca’s Guatemalan food truck plan starts to gain momentum; Hondo’s Dad gets a diagnosis.

A joint investigation between LAPD S.W.A.T and Long Beach Police Department on the stolen LAPD weapons reunites Street with his foster brother, Nate. Meanwhile, Hondo discovers his father has lung cancer, which further concerns him about his father’s stubborn act and the team decides to help out Luca’s food truck business.

Swat Season 3 Episode 6 “Kingdom”

Swat Season 3 Episode 6 “Kingdom” (Airdate November 6, 2019) is directed by David Rodriguez and is written by Sarah Alderson. In this episode, the Harrelson’s have a tense family reunion when Hondo’s older sister begrudgingly arrives to see their sick father for the first time in decades. The team searches for an abducted human rights activist; Luca’s food truck business hits a bump in the road.

The S.W.A.T team races to save a Middle Eastern activist who was abducted under the pretense of treason. Meanwhile, Hondo finds himself in a tense family reunion, as his older sister, Winnie arrives in Los Angeles to visit his hospitalized father for over a decade. Also, Luca’s food truck business hits a roadblock, and Street worries his relationship with Hicks’ daughter, Molly, will negatively affect his career.

Swat Season 3 Episode 7 “Track”

Swat Season 3 Episode 7 “Track” (Airdate November 13, 2019) is directed by Batán Silva and is written by Robert Wittstadt. In this episode, the SWAT team searches for thieves who are on the run with a high-tech thermal lance that can cut through almost anything. To find the thieves, SWAT works to identify their target. Also, Chris confronts an imbalance in her relationship with Kira and Ty.

The S.W.A.T. team tracks down a four-man robbery crew who is using a thermal lance as a tool for the heist. Meanwhile, Chris confronts an imbalance in her relationship with Kira and Ty, and Street debates on whether he should tell Hicks he’s dating his daughter, Molly.

Swat Season 3 Episode 8 “Lion’s Den”

Swat Season 3 Episode 8 “Lion’s Den” (Airdate November 20, 2019) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Munis Rashid. In this episode, commander Hicks agrees to replace a seriously wounded sheriff’s deputy in a hostage crisis when a family resisted eviction after having lived four generations on the property.

An eviction notice turns into a dramatic standoff, and Hicks finds himself in a life or death situation when he offers to trade himself for the wounded officer who has been taken hostage by an evicted family. Meanwhile, Chris considers breaking up with Kira & Ty, and Hondo reflects on his personal life choices as he helps his father through a medical crisis.

Swat Season 3 Episode 9 “Sea Legs”

Swat Season 3 Episode 9 “Sea Legs” (Airdate November 27, 2019) is directed by Greg Beeman and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, the SWAT team joins forces with the Los Angeles Organized Crime division to recover an officer abducted during a failed undercover operation. Also, Chris struggles with how to comfort the kidnapped officer’s parents when she is restricted from giving them certain details of the investigation.

Swat Season 3 Episode 10 “Monster”

Swat Season 3 Episode 10 “Monster” (Airdate December 11, 2019) is directed by Guy Ferland and is written by A.C. Allen. In this episode, the members of the SWAT team are tasked with securing a former Somali warlord wanted for war crimes; Streets’ foster brother asks for help with his corrupt boss; Hondo’s Dad attempts to make amends with his Mom.

The S.W.A.T. team is assigned with securing a former Somali warlord wanted for war crimes to be escorted to the International Crime Court, however, the task becomes complicated when the assassin tries to take him out first. (Part 1 of 3)

Swat Season 3 Episode 11 “Bad Cop”

Swat Season 3 Episode 11 “Bad Cop” (Airdate January 15, 2020) is directed by Ben Hernandez Bray and is written by Andrew Dettmann. In this episode, the street is caught between his duty to S.W.A.T. and his foster brother. Also, S.W.A.T. goes after a ruthless gang that employees deadly force against casinos.

The street is torn between his commitment to SWAT and to his foster brother, Nate when the latter is unexpectedly ensnared in a drug ring. Also, the SWAT team tracks down a ruthless crew who use deadly force while stealing from card casinos and Buck approaches Deacon to partner on a private security opportunity.

In the end, Street was revealed to be working undercover alongside Hondo & Hicks as he fake quitting from SWAT in order to spy on Nate’s supervisor, Teague Nolan. (Part 2 of 3)

Swat Season 3 Episode 12 “Good Cop”

Swat Season 3 Episode 12 “Good Cop” (Airdate January 22, 2020) is directed by Guy Ferland and is written by Matthew T. Brown. In this episode, Hondo and the rest of the team rally behind Street when he puts his life in jeopardy trying to help his foster brother Nate breakaway from a drug ring.

After the revelation of Street “quitting” SWAT was a ploy for him to infiltrate Nolan’s drug ring, the SWAT team goes all out to help him bust Nolan and the other supplier. However, things went personal for Street when his foster brother, Nate was murdered by Nolan. (Part 3 of 3)

Swat Season 3 Episode 13 “Ekitai Rashku”

Swat Season 3 Episode 13 “Ekitai Rashku” (Airdate January 29, 2020) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Craig Gore. In this episode, Hondo, Deacon, Tan, and Commander Hicks chase an extradited fugitive across Tokyo when he escapes custody. The rest of the SWAT search for any contacts the fugitive cultivated while in LA; Street isolated himself.

Hondo, Deacon, Tan & Hicks travel to Tokyo to extradite a fugitive to local police but soon engaged in a manhunt when the fugitive escapes from custody. Meanwhile, the rest of the SWAT team searches for any contacts the criminal cultivated while hiding out in Los Angeles, and Street continues to reel from his brother’s death. Luca returns with good news.

Swat Season 3 Episode 14 “Animus”

Swat Season 3 Episode 14 “Animus” (Airdate March 4, 2020) is directed by Hannelle M. Culpepper and is written by Michael Jones-Morales & Sarah Alderson. In this episode, the S.W.A.T. searches for a link to a misogynistic gunman. Luca works on homicide in his neighborhood. Lt. Lynch wants a day-in-the-life interview with a female S.W.A.T. member.

The SWAT team searches for a link between the seemingly unconnected victims of a lone gunman targeting women. Also, Luca assists with a homicide investigation in his neighborhood; Lieutenant Lynch pushes Chris to do a news interview, and Hondo reaches a juncture in his relationship with Nichelle.

Swat Season 3 Episode 15 “Knockout”

Swat Season 3 Episode 15 “Knockout” (Airdate March 11, 2020) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by A.C. Allen & Kent Rotherham. In this episode, Deacon’s second job places the SWAT team in the middle of a kidnapping case when a prize fighter’s wife is abducted. Also, Hondo’s young charge, Darryl, becomes frustrated with his lack of paternal rights regarding his infant son, and Tan prepares to introduce his critical mother to his girlfriend, Bonnie.

Deacon’s side job on private security at a high-profile boxing match places the SWAT team in the middle of a kidnapping case when a prizefighter’s wife is abducted.

Swat Season 3 Episode 16 “Gunpowder Treason”

Swat Season 3 Episode 16 “Gunpowder Treason” (Airdate March 18, 2020) is directed by Paul Bernard and is written by Amelia Sims. In this episode, the SWAT team’s search for an abducted teen leads them to a member of the Witness Protection Program and a decades-old political extremist group.

Also, Hondo and his girlfriend disagree over a guest speaker at her community center; Luca worries he’s not physically ready to return to the field, and Commander Hicks reconnects with his estranged son.

Hondo and girlfriend Nichelle disagree over a guest speaker at her community center. When a teen is abducted, SWAT’s search leads them to a member of the Witness Protection Program and a political extremist group. Luca worries about his future in SWAT if he doesn’t pass the SWAT fitness test. Commander Hicks reconnects with his estranged son.

Swat Season 3 Episode 17 “Hotel L.A”

Swat Season 3 Episode 17 “Hotel L.A” (Airdate March 25, 2020) is directed by Laura Belsey and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, the team has to protect a hotel full of civilians after a gang bust goes awry. Luca’s brother, a freelance journalist, crosses police lines to shoot footage.

After a joint SWAT/LAPD Gang Division mission to gather evidence on the city’s most dangerous gang leaders goes wrong, SWAT must protect the guests of the hotel where the meeting was taking place. Luca’s brother, Terry, a freelance stringer reporter, crosses police lines to shoot footage of the event, which complicates the team’s rescue mission.

Swat Season 3 Episode 18 “Stigma”

Swat Season 3 Episode 18 “Stigma” (Airdate April 8, 2020) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Ryan Keleher. In this episode, Hondo and the team race to locate their former leader, Buck Spivey when they fear he’s trying to harm himself.

Hondo and the 20-David squad race to locate their former team leader, Buck Spivey when the latter goes AWOL and they fear he may have become suicidal. The search for Buck which coincides with SWAT’s toughest mission was shown in flashback as team members received counseling discussing mental difficulties working on SWAT.

Note: Shemar Moore, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenny Johnson, David Lim & Jay Harrington appeared in an online public service announcement in conjunction with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Swat Season 3 Episode 19 “Vice”

Swat Season 3 Episode 19 “Vice” (Airdate April 22, 2020) is directed by Oz Scott and is written by Michael Gemballa & Matthew T. Brown. In this episode, an escaped narcotics convict that Tan arrested is pursuing bloody revenge on all those who busted him in a conviction that becomes increasingly questionable as the manhunt for him proceeds.

Tan finds himself being targeted by Conor Pope, a meth dealer whom Tan put away 7 years ago during his time on the LAPD Vice squad.

Swat Season 3 Episode 20 “Wild Ones”

Swat Season 3 Episode 20 “Wild Ones” (Airdate April 29, 2020) is directed by Cherie Dvorak and is written by Andrew Dettmann. In this episode, SWAT pursues a couple of murderous criminal lovers in pursuit of stolen loot, but the manhunt is complicated by bounty hunters also after them.

The SWAT team pursues the “Bonnie & Clyde”-like a couple who are on the run and seeking a set of rare chess pieces worth millions, which were complicated when the bounty hunters get involved as well.

Meanwhile, Darryl is surprised when his ex-girlfriend visits with his young son; and Luca confronts his fear as he prepares for the final PFQ test while helping his mentee, Kelly.

Swat Season 3 Episode 21 “Diablo”

Swat Season 3 Episode 21 “Diablo” (Airdate May 20, 2020) is directed by Doug Aarniokoski and is written by Munis Rashid & Robert Wittstadt. In this episode, the S.W.A.T. team searches for drug smugglers after their plane crashes. Hondo tries to woo back Nichelle. Luca’s first day back comes with anxiety.

SWAT hunts down a group of drug smugglers who crash a plane in the suburbs of LA after a joint operation with DEA go awry. Also, Hondo tries to make amends with Nichelle, Luca experiences anxiety about his return to the field, and Deacon hesitates when asked to speak to a group of recruits about mental health.

Note: This episode serves as a de facto season 3 finale due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary of Swat Season 3

EpisodesTitleAirdateTotal viewers
(millions)
Episode 1“Fire in the Sky”October 2, 20197.68
Episode 2“Bad Faith”October 9, 20197.17
Episode 3“Funny Money”October 16, 20196.95
Episode 4“Immunity”October 23, 20197.05
Episode 5“The LBC”October 30, 20196.83
Episode 6“Kingdom”November 6, 20197.05
Episode 7“Track”November 13, 20196.29
Episode 8“Lion’s Den”November 20, 20196.97
Episode 9“Sea Legs”November 27, 20198.27
Episode 10“Monster”December 11, 20197.9
Episode 11“Bad Cop”January 15, 20207.11
Episode 12“Good Cop”January 22, 20206.93
Episode 13“Ekitai Rashku”January 29, 20207.73
Episode 14“Animus”March 4, 20206.88
Episode 15“Knockout”March 11, 20207.21
Episode 16“Gunpowder Treason”March 18, 20207.28
Episode 17“Hotel L.A”March 25, 20206.96
Episode 18“Stigma”April 8, 20207.36
Episode 19“Vice”April 22, 2020TBD
Episode 20“Wild Ones”April 29, 2020TBD
Episode 21“Diablo”May 20, 2020TBD

Swat Season 4 (2020 – 2021)

Swat season 4 was first aired on November 11, 2020. The total number of episodes of season 4 are yet to be confirmed at the end of 2021. Summary of the episodes of Swat season 4 that already went on-air is the following:

Swat Season 4 Episode 1 “3 Seventeen Year Olds”

Swat Season 4 Episode 1 “3 Seventeen Year Olds” (Airdate November 11, 2020) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas. In this episode, Hondo & his father confront the history of racial tension in Los Angeles between Law Enforcement & the Black community.

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to take hold in Los Angeles, the SWAT team continues the pursuit of El Diablo’s drug cartel scattered in the city and hunting down Jihadist group detonating bombs in coordinated attacks.

Meanwhile, Hondo, his father, Daniel Sr. and his teen charge Darryl confront the history of racial tension in Los Angeles between law enforcement and the Black community, through flashbacks to the city in 1992 following the Rodney King verdict.

Note: this episode takes place in March 2020, right before lockdown and shelter-in-place orders were issued.

Swat Season 4 Episode 2 “Stakeout”

Swat Season 4 Episode 2 “Stakeout” (Airdate November 11, 2020) is directed by Billy Gierhart and is written by Kent Rotherham. In this episode, the team goes on a mission to confirm whether an international crime lord has resurfaced.

The SWAT team acts as a domestic surveillance unit for the CIA to confirm whether an international crime lord has resurfaced in Los Angeles after being off-grid for years. Meanwhile, Tan searches for a person responsible for a racial altercation with his mother, Chan Fei, and Hondo encounters his ex-girlfriend Nichelle for the first time since their breakup.

Swat Season 4 Episode 3 “The Black Hand Man”

Swat Season 4 Episode 3 “The Black Hand Man” (Airdate November 18, 2020) is directed by Doug Aarniokoski and is written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas & Matthew T. Brown. In this episode, Hondo is conflicted when Leroy, his incarcerated childhood friend, and Darryl’s father, asks him to speak on his behalf at a parole hearing; the team helps track down a mob informant on the run from the crime family he is meant to testify against.

SWAT works to find an FBI informant on the run from the crime family he is testifying against. Meanwhile, the dynamic between Chris, Street, and Tan get tense when it’s revealed they’re all competing for a liaison position at a leadership conference, and Hondo is asked to speak at the parole hearing of Leroy, leading to Hondo having to think about the right decision for him and Darryl.

Swat Season 4 Episode 4 “Memento Mori”

Swat Season 4 Episode 4 “Memento Mori” (Airdate November 25, 2020) is directed by Doug Aarniokoski and is written by VJ Boyd. In this episode, the team is tasked with guarding the memorial of a celebrity. A credible threat leads them to search for a rogue member of an extremist group. Tension mounts when Leroy is released from prison early.

SWAT works to find the person threatening to attack the memorial of Rhodium, a singer who spoke out on police brutality. Deacon comes to blows with Rhodium’s mother after their differing views lead to her requesting his removal from this assignment.

Meanwhile, Leroy is released from prison and Hondo struggles to keep Darryl from falling back into old habits without separating him from his father.

Swat Season 4 Episode 5 “Fracture”

Swat Season 4 Episode 5 “Fracture” (Airdate December 9, 2020) is directed by Oz Scott and is written by Munis Rashid. In this episode, Hondo is conflicted when asked to be the face of a campaign for the LAPD to reach out to the black community. The team searches for a lone bomber which triggers childhood flashbacks for Tan.

The team works to find a bomber who is targeting victims who have no apparent connection with each other. Tan becomes visibly affected when it’s shown that the bomber is suffering from schizophrenia, an illness his father went through. Hondo is also asked by Lynch to be the face of a campaign to reach out to the black communities in an attempt for recruiting.

Hondo rejects this idea but comes up with a new idea to create a forum for black LAPD officers to explain the difficulties of being a black police officer. Meanwhile, Chris, Street, and Tan compete for the title of “Master Gunner” with fellow SWAT officers, with Street beating Chris by less than two-tenths of a second.

Swat Season 4 Episode 6 “Hopeless Sinners”

Swat Season 4 Episode 6 “Hopeless Sinners” (Airdate December 16, 2020) is directed by Cherie Dvorak and is written by Alison Cross. In this episode, Chris brings the team to help a teenage girl from a predatory religious cult. Hondo receives bad news about Darryl. Tan’s wedding plans hit a snag.

Swat Season 4 Episode 6 “Under Fire”

Swat Season 4 Episode 6 “Under Fire” (Airdate January 13, 2021) is directed by Jann Turner and is written by Andrew Dettman. In this episode, a SWAT compound comes under fire from an international terrorist who relentlessly and violently pursues a mystery man who was apprehended by Seattle SWAT after a raid went horribly wrong.

Swat Season 4 Episode 7 “TBC” (Date TBC)

Swat Season 4 Episode 7 “TBC” (Airdate TBC) is directed by TBC and is written by TBC. In this episode,

Summary of Swat Season 4

EpisodesTitleAirdateTotal viewers
(millions)
Episode 1“3 Seventeen Year Olds”November 11, 2020TBD
Episode 2“Stakeout”November 11, 2020TBD
Episode 3“The Black Hand Man”November 18, 2020TBD
Episode 4“Memento Mori”November 25, 2020TBD
Episode 5“Fracture”December 9, 2020TBD
Episode 6“Hopeless Sinner”December 16, 2020TBD
Episode 7TBCTBCTBC

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