Monique Discusses “Tyrant” Season 3 on the EW Community

I’m so glad that Tyrant was renewed for a third season! Last season was an amazing ride, with well-written story arcs, compelling characterization, and scary action sequences. Because of what happened last season, I have some very high hopes for next season. Five of them I outlined in my Entertainment Weekly Community post, “5 Things That Must Happen in “Tyrant” Season 3.”

Here’s one of those reasons here:

3. The Battle of Brothers begins anew.
We may or may not be finished with the original Battle of Brothers, Bassam and Jamal, since some fans still think Jamal is going to pull through. But regardless of the gripes the OGs have with one another, I hope we finally get to see the Battle of Brothers, new-style, with Ahmed and Rami. This season had Rami stun the fans with his forthright attitude and humanitarian spirit, making him an insta-favorite. But we’ve ridden longer with Ahmed, who has shown himself to be equal to Rami in caring about others and wanting the best out of people.

Both characters also have a crouching tiger in their personalities, giving them the ability to snap off on some folks (e.g., when Ahmed went H.A.M. on Jamal’s would-be assassin early in the season, and that mysterious scar Rami acquired from one of his tours). Both could start fighting over the title of leader very soon, since Rami is basically ready to step in as that leader thanks to his military experience and humanitarian work—and Ahmed has Leila to help groom him into the role. But who will take the proverbial crown? If the battle finally happens this season, I’m all for it.

Want to read the rest? Visit my post at the EW Community!

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TYRANT — “Fathers and Sons” — Episode 208 (Airs Tuesday, August 4, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Moran Atias as Leila. CR: Kata Vermes/FX