SEAL Team Star Max Thieriot Talks About 'SEAL' Shocking Outcome

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Max Theriot has been Clay Spencer, a beloved, stalwart character since the Special Forces action series began six seasons ago on SEAL Team.

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He became emotional as he spoke to USA TODAY about his character's final "Seal Team" moments.

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"It's definitely a bizarre feeling," Thieriot says. "This is the end of something that was such a big part of my life. You feel like a little bit of you is dying too."

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Spencer Hudnutt made the tough call to dramatically end Clay's character after Theriot took on TV's Extreme Duty.

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In this series averaging 7.3 million viewers per week, it was clear the double acting work was not tenable for the long term.

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I struggled with it, says Hudnut. 'I love Max and this character which has been a big part of me for five years.'

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Sunday's episode even suggested that Clay, who is dealing with a severed leg from a season 5 finale battle explosion, might have a sunset ending.

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At one point, Clay and his university professor wife Stella Baxter discuss starting their lives in a new town.

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