On SWAT Season 1 Episode 2 four dangerous convicts escape custody and Hondo and Mumford's teams go head-to-head to bring the prisoners in. The team again struggles with their roles as Street is scolded for his recklessness and Hondo disregards Deacon's smart advice in the field.
When you watch SWAT Season 1 Episode 2 "Cuchillo" both SWAT and Mumford's team go after a dangerous criminal Jesse Ramirez aka "Cuchillo" who has broken out of custody and taken a young girl hostage. Street is forced to wise up after he puts the team in jeopardy during a training exercise. The team learns about his dark past and Chris is tasked with bringing him into SWAT family. Hondo makes an error in the field, ignoring Deacon's suggestion and letting a suspect escape. He admits to trying to prove himself and vows to take the team's thoughts into greater consideration. Meanwhile Hicks has made his desire to oust Hondo obvious to both Deacon and Jessica, going as far as admitting that he promoted Hondo in order to ease racial tensions in the city. Jessica is willing to continue her relationship with Hondo, but makes him swear to keep it a secret.
On SWAT Season 1 Episode 2, the team are in pursuit of four escaped convicts, before department rival Mumford and his team beat them to the collars.