2014 • FX
1.25K reviews
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Season 2 episodes (13)

1 Mark of Cain
Barry awaits punishment for leading a failed coup, while Jamal agonizes over whether or not to execute him. Molly fights to secure Barry’s freedom before it’s too late. Ihab and Samira turn to desperate tactics.
2 Enter the Fates
On the verge of death, Barry scours the desert for salvation. Jamal grapples with the loss of his brother. The reality of Barry’s death sets in upon Molly’s return stateside as she struggles to adjust to normal life.
3 Faith
Barry is taken in by a Bedouin family, who are bound by hospitality and custom. Jamal is distraught over Tariq’s drastic military action. Molly reconnects with a classmate who helps her navigate the Al-Fayeed family trust. Leila’s plans to put Abuddin on the cultural stage are derailed.
4 A House Built on Sand
Barry adapts to his new identity and becomes involved in the life of the village. Amira introduces a highly decorated war hero to Jamal -- a son he never knew he had. Ihab and Samira’s plans to flee the country are thwarted when they decide to renew their fight by joining violent extremists intent on invading Abuddin.
5 The Viper in the Palace
The Army of the Caliphate arrives and Barry fears his identity will be revealed, endangering everyone who helped him. Jamal and Tariq’s conflict over military action reaches a tipping point. Molly and Sammy travel to Abuddin to claim his contested inheritance.
6 The Other Brother
Barry decides to stay in Abuddin and make a stand against the Caliphate. Jamal pushes the Chinese diplomat for military support. Sammy discovers that Abdul has been kidnapped by the Caliphate.
7 The Awful Grace of God
Jamal feels his country is spiraling out of control and is desperate for a military victory - no matter the cost. Barry’s attempt to rescue Daliyah has unintended consequences. Seeing he’s on shaky ground, Rami consults with Amira on how to navigate Jamal’s erratic behavior.
8 Fathers and Sons
Suffering heavy losses, Barry wrestles with the notion that he needs the palace’s support to survive. As paranoia builds within Jamal, he questions where Rami’s loyalty lies. Stricken by Abdul’s death, Sammy plans to give his money to insurgents fighting the Army of the Caliphate.
9 Inside Men and Outside Women
Increasingly suspicious of those close to him, Jamal believes Khalil is the only person he can trust. Deciding he should no longer hide the truth, Barry reveals to Molly that he’s alive. Hoping to lift Nusrat’s depression, Ahmed asks Nusrat to run away with him. Skeptical of Khalil’s tactical luck, Ihab zeroes in on a traitor in the Caliphate.
10 Zanjir
Despite having depleted forces, Barry prepares to lead a crucial mission. Fueled by his delusions, Jamal takes extreme action that has far-reaching ramifications. When tragedy strikes close to the palace, Leila realizes the severity of their situation and doubts Jamal’s ability to see them through the storm.
11 Desert Storm
To secure military support, Barry takes advantage of a sandstorm to overrun the Caliphate’s military base. As the political tide shifts, Leila re-examines her loyalties and makes a bold play in the palace. Molly uses all the resources at her disposal to try and save Barry’s life.
12 Pax Abuddin
It’s a new dawn in Abuddin, and Jamal’s fate - along with that of the Al-Fayeed family - remains uncertain. Recognizing the situation is ripe for turmoil, Barry encourages Rami to stay and oversee the transition. Leila cooperates with the Arab League, hoping to secure a position for herself and Ahmed in the new world order.
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About this show

Tyrant is the story of the son of a Middle Eastern ruler who returns home after a self-imposed 20-year exile to face the reality of the country he left behind.

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1.25K reviews
July 28, 2014
This show is really good. Every time you think everything is going to be ok, someone messes up for far much worse consequences. A must see show.. it also comes on on Tuesdays at 10 pm on Fx if you don't wanna wait till the next episode is up on here.
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A Google user
September 23, 2016
Fania had it right, it's good and you think they're going to do better and stop messing it up and then they just go farther. All of them. Every character. The problem is, it made for a story line that the writers couldn't keep up with and the viewing audience slowly lost interest with. Too much of too much. But it was really awesome for awhile.
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Richard M
September 8, 2016
It's unfortunate that such a well written and acted series was cancelled. There should be more shows that care about substance, like this one, rather than a constant flow of reality-based shows.
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