Tyrant (2014– )
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What the World Needs Now 

Barry convinces Jamal to meet with exiled opposition leader Sheik Rashid. But when the meeting takes a turn for the worse, Jamal is forced to make a difficult decision that will impact the lives of his family and his country forever.

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Fauzi Nadal (credit only)
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Sammy Al-Fayeed (credit only)
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Emma Al-Fayeed (credit only)
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Yussef (as Salim Daw)
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Abdul (credit only)
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General Tariq Al-Fayeed
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Walid Rashid
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Ziad
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Despite being angry with Barry about not being totally truthful about not meeting with Ihab but secretly meeting with the Sheik, Jamal does agree to the full delegate meeting with the Sheik, also despite the Sheik stating in front of the crowd at the plaza that he demands the meeting. While Jamal and Barry ultimately want the Sheik to use his moral suasion to disperse the crowd of approximately 2,000 protesters in the plaza, the Sheik blindsides them with a request of his own, that "request" which was not within the scope of what they were to discuss. Thinking about the request, Barry ends up having a contrary reaction to it than Jamal, who ultimately has the power to decide what to do. As Jamal takes what he considers the appropriate action taking into consideration Barry's advice, and as the public reaction over time doesn't seem to be what Jamal had envisioned, Jamal may end up taking more decisive action in the face of that public reaction and because of a comment that the Sheik ... Written by Huggo

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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29 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Goofs

Jamal says that the Norwegian President has asked him to meet him alone. Norway doesn't have a President, but a Monarch (King Harald V at the time of the episode) and a Prime Minister. See more »

Quotes

[Jamal wakes up with an erection, his first since his surgery two months ago]
Jamal Al Fayeed: [nudging Leila and pointing to his privates] Wake up. Look who's back.
Leila Al Fayeed: [looking at his erection] I'm pleased for you both.
Leila Al Fayeed: [rolling back over to sleep] Here's hoping the two of you will be very happy together.
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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Tyrant Main Title Theme
Performed by Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna
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