The following contains major spoilers from the November 6 episode Cell teamnow streaming on Paramount+.
In the eighth section Cell team Chapter 6, Life Beyond the Wire Things look really good for Clay Spencer (played by Max Thierryt), as he suggests to wife Stella (Alona Tal) that they uproot their family’s three-foot world, put Wah Beach in the rear-view mirror and find themselves Start a new one. Life is taken away from those who don’t operate, the green team and others.
But since Clay told Jason before the financial op that he plans to stop the operation a red flag is so high. Clay’s sweet confab with Stella is interrupted by a phone call from Ben, the frustrated man he met a week ago at Ray and Naima’s vet center. The village goes into the night and finds Ben destroying an armed forces recruitment center. And when Clay talks to Ben about trashing the place, Ben pulls out a pistol to point at his head.
Clay smartly talks Ben into ending his own life, and takes the gun away. But then the security guard’s flashlight suddenly illuminated the men, revealing Clay with a gun in one hand and a terrified Ben in the other. The guard quickly fired two shots at Clay, who fell to the ground and died on the spot, as Ben slipped off into the night.
Following a screening of this week’s episode, TVLine got on the phone with Spencer Hudnot, to talk about how series vet Thieriot’s new. Country of Fire The role affected the fate of the village, and how Bravo will process the bomb while going into the most dangerous work in the two-part season finale (Nov. 13 and 20).
television | Spencer, my feelings for you are very much on display right now complicated.
Yes, I can imagine. This is how I feel about myself sometimes, so….
television | CBS ordered a pilot for Max Country of Fire In early February, an order was placed for mid-May. At some point in the development process for this show it did Cell team Starting to take “the ramp” shape?
It’s actually the end of Season 5; There was some question about whether Max would return for season 6, hence the season 5 cliffhanger [in Mali] Something was dictated by it. And like Country of Fire Passing each development check mark, it became clearer and clearer that there was a real possibility that we would lose Max at some point. So for the storyline we came up with for Clay this season, we knew we had to keep him separate from the team to maximize how much we could get before he was out of the mix.
Based on the decision [to kill off Clay]…. I was really canning it as far down the road as possible, hoping that Max would leave the show, and that we would keep it. It was probably not even a month later Country of Fire got up [to series] It is revealed that Max is leaving. Everyone was talking about how they could do both shows, but it was pretty clear that wasn’t the case.
television | As clever as Max was, it was simply unacceptable.
It wasn’t. He shoots [Fire Country] In Vancouver, he is the star of the show, we were in second place…. Our seasons are not in line, and we are now taking short orders…. Right now I’m sitting here breaking season 7, so how can I include Clay not knowing if/when/how we get him back? It wasn’t really until then Country of Fire Green to the series we had to face this fact, and at that time we had already broken most of the season and half of it was written. We were a bit boxed.
television | So … there was a scenario where CBS’ Country of Fire It’s DOA at the time of the premiere and Max runs out two jobs
It was a possibility, but honestly I had a ton of faith Country of Fire Ever since Max first talked to me about it. It’s a good show. If I had thought it had a chance of tanking, I might have made a different decision about Clay’s fate, but I’m pretty sure the show would have aired on CBS for years. I’m really proud of Max and happy for him, but at the end of the day I have to do what’s best Cell team, and it felt like if he was going to leave, his leaving had a huge impact on the show and the team was my responsibility. but [killing off Clay] Was the hardest decision I’ve had to make in this series by a long shot.