Sunday, July 26, 2020

What I’m Watching: Ramy (Season Finale)

Ramy: Season 2, Episode 10 “You Are Naked in Front of Your Sheikh” (B+)

Ramy has been doing so well lately, making good choices and showing everyone that he’s finally thinking about others ahead of himself. I thought for a moment that maybe I was watching the season one finale instead that I had forgotten about when I started this episode, but the presence of a flashback to Ramy and Amani sneaking around in Egypt made a whole lot more sense when she showed up as a surprise guest to his wedding. He could have done the right thing and not indulged in the temptation, but when presented with the opportunity, he chose to give in and then dared to bring up the idea of multiple wives to his bride just after they had gotten married. Zainab responded as you’d expect anyone to, refusing to even entertain the absurdly self-involved request from her new husband, and Malik really let him have it when he showed up the next morning and started swearing after Ramy failed to appreciate the seriousness and irreversibility of the situation. Amani was not receptive to his subsequent proposal, and she didn’t even comprehend what he was trying to say when he was explaining to her what he knew he wanted. His cousin expressing an attraction to her sister was a humorous momentary subplot, and something tells me that Dena, even after everything she’s been through, will not be open to the possibility of a romantic relationship with her cousin. This has been a superb season, and I’m very glad that it was renewed for a third slate of episodes. Now it’s time for some Emmy love!

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Ramy Youssef as Ramy

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