Tyrant “A Viper in the Palace” Season 2 Episode 5

Tyrant

Tyrant “A Viper in the Palace” Season 2 Episode 5 airs Tuesday, July 14 at 10PM ET/PT on FX. In tonight’s episode, Molly and Sammy go to Abbudin to address the dispute over his inheritance; Jamal and Tariq’s feud over military strategy reaches the point of no return; Barry is afraid his cover will be blown and that those who helped him could be in danger when the Army of the Caliphate arrives.

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.