Messiah (2020)
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We Will Not All Sleep 

Jibril has a striking vision in the desert. Eva finally gets hard intel on al-Masih, whose devotees form a convoy to follow him out of Texas.


Kate Woods




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Monaghan ... Eva Geller
Mehdi Dehbi ... Al-Masih
John Ortiz ... Felix Iguero
Tomer Sisley ... Aviram Dahan
Melinda Page Hamilton ... Anna Iguero
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Rebecca Iguero
Sayyid El Alami ... Jibril Hassan
Jane Adams ... Miriam Keneally
Wil Traval ... Will Mathers
Farès Landoulsi ... Samer (as Fares Landoulsi)
Barbara Eve Harris ... Katherine Bailey
Poorna Jagannathan ... Sanjana Mirza
Assaad Bouab ... Qamar Maloof
Emily Kinney ... Staci Hardwick
Jackson Hurst ... Jonah Hardwick


Jibril has a striking vision in the desert. Eva finally gets hard intel on al-Masih, whose devotees form a convoy to follow him out of Texas.

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Al-Masih: Look around you, what do you see? Is your world good? Is it evil? Ask yourself, who is guilty? Who is innocent? What are you? Look at your neighbor... Look at your neighbor. Be brave enough to see yourself. Your own reflection cast back at you. Each reflected in each. Look where you stand, in a shining city on a hill. In the land of the free and the brave, standing for liberty and justice. How true do those words ring for you? When did you bring liberty? Where did you cause justice? I stand at ...
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18 January 2020 | by natarajSee all my reviews

The more I watch this in´teresting show, the more I am convinced that it is not about religion at all. Neither is it about Al-Masih, the "Messiah".

It is all about the followers.

Now that the crowd has swollen to a few hundred or maybe to a few thousand, this flock develops a "mind" of its own. And, like in Shaun the Sheep, the guy in front is more often driven by the sheer power of the herd than the other way around.

They are on the move now, after descending upon Dilley like a swarm of locusts, drinking the water that was brought for the residents who had lost everything, and pressing on Al-Masih to grant their wishes.

He's still smiling. Even speaks. He's back to a few well rounded but otherwise unspecific words, and ...

back to the miracles, of course. In view of all the unfulfilled wishes, all the expectations piled up, all that energy built up in the followers

"it's about time he does something for me. I've waited long enough. I've travelled all these miles. I am ENTITLED to ..." Hm, what are you entitled to, dear follower? What bargain do you think you've struck with God? Or son of God. Or prophet or saviour or ... Let's just call him Al-Masih, the walking, talking projection area. As long as he performs a few miracles, people are satisfied. They are witnessing a holy man.

Or, like Mr. Tweedy in "Chicken Run": It's all in me head. It's all in me head!

Well done, again. And I like the new information that the guy who appeared in Damascus - out of thin air - has had a very real past on this planet. And quite real teachers. Now I'd like to know - what is his plan?

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1 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dilley, Frio County, Texas, USA See more »

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