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Friday, August 5, 2016

Tyrant 3.5: Bassam and Daliya

Well, it's not quite Samson and Delilah, but it sure was good to see Bassam and Daliya in bed together at the end of Tyrant 3.5, and with any luck their relationship will work out better for Barry than Delilah did for Samson.

Daliya's little smile on her face at the very end certainly shows she enjoyed the evening, and, at this point there's no reason to think it's the smile of a traitor or anything more than genuine.  But, of course, with Tyrant, you never know.

Their relationship, if it it continues - and how can it not? - will certainly not have a good impact on Fauzi, who clearly loves Daliya and is counting on her in his run from President.   Neither Bassam or Daliya will want Fauzi to know about their night in bed.   If it doesn't immediately continue, we might even see Daliya enter a loveless marriage with Fauzi - well, based on affection, for sure, but not deep love - and serve as First Lady of Abuddin if Fauzi becomes President.   And if Bassam stays in town, there will be a continuing temptation ...

But that's getting ahead of the story.   At this point, Fauzi is still just a candidate for President, and he faces some strong competition from Al-Qadi, who acquitted himself very well in this episode in defusing a potentially deadly confrontation between protesters and the military, and Leila, who's not doing well in the polls, but is always a formidable contender.

Of course, we shouldn't completely count Bassam out as yet, either, regardless of what he might say to the contrary.  I'm looking forward to seeing the results of this election more than any other in the world except one - that'll take place in the United States in November.  With any luck, we should find out the results of the election in Abuddin a little sooner.

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