Things are about to get personal for Hondo on SWAT.
On Thursday's episode, titled "Crews," Hondo (Shemar Moore) gets thrown for a loop when a criminal informant and close pal, Craig, is killed trying to seek out information about a robbery crew the joint SWAT-FBI task force is trying to capture.
In ET's exclusive sneak peek from the hour, Hondo shares fond memories of his fallen friend to fellow SWAT team member Deacon (Jay Harrington), showing just how far back they went before he was unceremoniously killed doing his job. It also shows how much of an impact a loss of this level affects Hondo's psyche.
"I just keep wondering what I could've done different," Hondo admits in a rare moment of vulnerability, sharing a story of how they first met years prior at one of Craig's check-cashing spots that got cleaned out.
"When I finished my report, he just kept apologizing for all the paperwork I was going to have to do on account of him getting ripped off," he remembers with a chuckle.
"We're going to get the guys that did this," Deacon declares, prompting Hondo to praise his late pal as a "hustler." "He was always just scraping by," Hondo says, sharing that his CI once told him he was "born lucky" and he was going to "die lucky" too. Watch the exclusive sneak peek above.