Tyrant “A House Built on Sand” Season 2 Episode 4

Tyrant “A House Built on Sand” Season 2 Episode 4 airs Tuesday, July 7 at 10PM ET/PT on FX. In tonight’s episode, Barry adapts to his new identity and becomes involved in the life of the village. Amira introduces a highly decorated war hero to Jamal — a son he never knew he had. Ihab and Samira’s plans to flee the country are thwarted when they decide to renew their fight by joining violent extremists intent on invading Abuddin.

Show Summary: Tyrant is the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner), the youngest son of a war-torn country’s controversial dictator, returns to his homeland after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America for his nephew’s wedding.

When his father dies unexpectedly, Barry is forced back into the treacherous familial and national politics of his youth, reluctantly assuming the role of confidante and counselor to his temperamental brother Jamal (Ashraf Barhom), Abuddin’s new president.