Nate Massey is a recurring character on SEAL Team. He used to be part of the group of Navy SEALS the series focuses on until he died in the opening of the first episode.

He's portrayed by kiwi actor, director and producer Daniel Gillies.

Throughout the series Edit

In Tip of the Spear the series flashes back to Nate's final mission along with Jason, Ray and Sonny. As Nate and Jason discover a load of weapons being shipped Nate urges Jason to go for an ominous safe containing information about the weapons destination. The two are attacked by an arriving boat giving the team little time to leave. Nate loses the bag full of info and is shot, after blowing up the ship Jason notices Nate's blood on his leg and discovers his friend had died.

In Other Lives Jason, while packing up Molly's things from Nate's old house, flashes back to a party shortly after Jason moved out. Nate offers Jason to stay with him and spend some time with his godson. Afterwards Jason snaps back to reality.

In Boarding Party Alanna discovers a burner phone in Nate's old stuff. She immediately suspects that Nate might have cheated on Molly and used the phone to hide his indiscretions. She grills Jason on wether or not he knew about it, he however didn't and promises to investigate. Thanks to Ray he comes to the idea to check Nate's cars nav to find out where his supposed mistress might live. At the end of the episode Jason photographes the woman he suspects Nate to have had an affair with.

In Ghosts of Christmas Future Jason discovers an image of Nate and the woman together on a Mission, calling her identity into question.

In Collapse Jason clears out Nate's cage and finds a kit Nate used to fake the womans identity.

Appearances Edit

Season 1 Edit

Tip of the Spear Other Lives Boarding Party Ghosts of Christmas Future
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Collapse The Spinning Wheel Borderlines The Exchange
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Trivia Edit

  • Both David Boreanaz and Daniel Gillies are best known for portraying near identical characters. Boreanaz portrayed well intentioned vampire Angel with a second more malevolent persona on Buffy while Gillies portrayed Elijah, a good hearted vampire with another more disturbing personality kept behind a wall in his mind. Coincidentally both characters were not only alike in writing but also were spun-off to their own shows Angel and The Originals.

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