Previously on “Tyrant” Season 1 Episode 6 “What the World Needs Now” (aired July, 29, 2014), Jamal felt the pressure of his presidency. This might be the reason why he had done such a bad thing by the end of this episode. Read on for the full recap.
It looks like Jamal is not enjoying his chance on presidency, especially now that being a president is taking a toll on him. He has been seeking for Barry’s advice, as well as his uncle’s, General Tairq, which leaves him feeling torn. He thinks that the only way is to make his own decisions, but this may bring chaos.
In “What the World Needs Now,” Jamal told Tairq to clear the plaza, and this left Ihab Rashid’s father in the square, with the people asking to talk to the president. Barry convinced Jamal to go and meet with him, but Jamal was unhappy with Barry for not following his orders. A little bit of a push made Jamal finally agree to what Barry wants.
Rashid was then allowed to go inside the palace together with his two sons. When they finally met, Rashid told him that he wanted an open election for president. Jamal was not really thrilled with this idea because it would make him look like he’s begging. During their meeting, Jamal’s uncle suggested attacking the square, while Barry pursued Jamal to go with the elections. However, the meeting ended with two contradicting minds — one from Barry and one from Tairq who clearly wants war.
Jamal decided to pursue Barry’s advice and go through with the elections. Barry told him that he has a year to gain the love of the people, and Jamal was willing to give it a try. He even appeared on a television show because it would help him gain the attention of the people and, at the same time, give him bigger chances to be liked by them. Unfortunately, after the TV show, they found out that Jamal was way behind the election polls.
Their next step would be to change the constitution for the open elections to happen. Barry thought that this would be a great move for Jamal to win over the people. During the signing, Jamal was so nervous that he excused himself and went to the bathroom. There, he met Rashid who was having one of his coughing fits once again. They exchanged a few words, and then suddenly, Jamal smacked Rashid’s head against the toilet and left, thinking that he killed him.
Jamal just put himself in a very bad position, and he did not even check if the man was really dead. What do you think of this episode? Share your thoughts by posting your comments below!
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