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"Tyrant" Season Two Quick Thoughts: Does Bassam Have a Messiah Complex?

The more and more I watch Tyrant, the more engrossed I become in most of the character storylines. To me, the Al-Fayeed storylines —the ones directly involving the members of the ruling Al-Fayeed dynasty—are the show’s brightest, most cohesive parts. However, one Al-Fayeed I have to leave out is is Bassam; even though his part in the resistance fight is becoming more fleshed out and interesting, I can’t really cosign Bassam’s reasoning for becoming a part of the resistance because I know he’s only doing it to get closer to Jamal so he can (try to) take him out.