Friday, October 16, 2020

What I’m Watching: Tehran

Tehran: Season 1, Episode 6 “The Engineer” (B+)

Things got derailed very quickly, and suddenly this operation feels like it could go south and end up with a lot of people dead. Tamar had Milad just where she wanted him, and he didn’t even seem to notice quite how aggressive she was being with Farham in trying to get him to commit. But then Karim showed up to throw a wrench in all of it, and Mohammed shot him dead right in front of a terrified Milad. It does seem like Mossad has a number of loyal agents who will do absolutely anything for them, making Tamar’s place there seem less necessary, but I guess it’s because she also possesses the hacking skills. Milad is likely to be uncooperative now if they even try to use him for anything, and Tamar is getting sentimental thinking about her father at exactly the wrong time. In the wake of Masoud’s death and his firing, Faraz got very creative in forcing Arezoo to call her brother-in-law and pull an extreme version of the “buy debit cards and drop them off to pay your parking tickets before the marshal arrests you” to get Tamar’s father to come to Istanbul. It does make sense that Mossad wouldn’t necessarily be monitoring Mordechai because they didn’t think there was a chance that he would leave the country and put himself at risk for his sister-in-law. It’s a daring ploy given that he’s not actively employed anymore, but I’m sure that Ali will be happy to work with him if he tries for something more than just trading him for his wife. It certainly intensifies things, with just two episodes left before the season ends.

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