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Although Tyrant has been promising major blowups all season, the season finale-turned-series-finale wraps things up while still leaving room for new twists and turns to set up a season four we’ll never see.
“How to Live” opens where the last episode of Tyrant left off, Bassam’s friends are speaking out against him, including Fauzi, once his strongest supporter. Like his brother and father before him, Bassam reacts to Fauzi’s “treachery” by ordering him arrested but not hurt.
As Tyrant gets ready to go to war with the caliphate, the plot once again slow downs as new complications arise. Hopefully the season will conclude better than it has been going so far.
Don’t give up yet–despite the further unnecessary driving home of the Arab culture’s treatment of women, homosexual and other marginalized groups, the episode finally renews viewer interest in Tyrant because we’re back to the good stuff: good versus evil.
Although Tyrant seems as though it could celebrate Islamic culture and show moderate, contemporary Muslim life, too often it goes for the obvious acts of random violence to really be a complex, layered show that goes a step further than the easy road.
“A Rock and a Hard Place” has little explosive action but promises plenty of future drama as the current season of Tyrant reaches the midway point.
As Tyrant gets further into the third season, the plot continues to lag and characters continue to disappoint, even as more secrets are revealed.
A whole lot of dying sets the stage for the third season of Tyrant as “The Dead and the Living” starts slow but ends with a bang that should have carried more emotional weight than it did.
The second episode of Tyrant moves the storyline forward as Bassam continues to struggle with playing politician and family man at the same time.