Friday, October 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Tehran

Tehran: Season 1, Episode 7 “Tamar’s Father” (B+)

I’m glad to see that this show continues to portray the Iranians who are actively working to stop the Israelis as intelligent, capable of making their own mistakes but also more perceptive than they appear to be. Ali went right to the substation once he realized that it was connected to the military systems and pegged immediately that Parham was acting suspiciously, and though it’s bad news for Tamar and the mission, it made sense that he would be listening in to his call and setting a trap for the agents. Unfortunately, his fate seems sealed just like Razieh’s was when she too tried to do the right thing and ended up getting punished for it. Kadosh’s arrival in Iran meant that Tamar, who was definitely compromised by the picture she received from Faraz of her father as a hostage, didn’t need to be on in the same way, and now it seems like what they were going to do has been called off altogether, which is good given that Ali would have surely caught them. Milad was very resentful of Tamar, and he seems to be right about what’s going to happen to him even if he cooperates. Gorev did a good job getting through to Naahid, and though he got very angry with his hostage, Faraz was smart to let Mordechai go, since he would have lost any leverage he had when he killed him and ensured that his wife would not be safely returned. I’m not sure what to expect from the finale, but things are certainly tense and worrisome right now.

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