Saturday, September 26, 2020

Take Three: Tehran

Tehran: Season 1, Episode 3 “Jasmine’s Girl” (B+)

This show continues to be fast-paced and fervently interesting, and I also like that, when things aren’t entirely clear, they’re then explained in no uncertain terms just a scene or two later. That was the case with Arezoo, who was not happy to see Tamar showing up at her door and didn’t tell her family that it was actually her niece who had shown up seeking refuge and a place to lay low. Yael didn’t waste any time in trying to deduce where Tamar might be, and she got the confirmation from Tamar’s father that his sister-in-law had converted to Islam to stay to be with her Muslim husband. Polite as he was, Sick-boy did not seem to get the urgency that Tamar had to get the passport and get out of the country, and instead she ended up being recognized by multiple people at a protest that made things much more complicated. We already know that Masoud doesn’t have a problem crossing any line to keep the mission going, though he didn’t realize, as Meir pointed out to him, that he was the one being followed who nearly got Tamar caught rather than the other way around. Fortunately, he tested that theory and ended up being taken into custody by an angry Ali, and I’m sure he’ll think twice about using a company car with a recognizable logo on his next top-secret job. Razieh didn’t like Tamar from the moment she met her, and let’s hope that Tamar can come up with a legitimate excuse to prevent her conservative-minded from getting her into much more trouble.

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