Messiah (2020)
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It Came to Pass as It Was Spoken 

News of a marvel electrifies the phenomenon around al-Masih, but Eva's skepticism deepens. Jibril's and Samer's paths diverge amid political unrest.

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Kate Woods

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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)
Beau Bridges ... Edmund DeGuilles
Michael O'Neill ... Cameron Collier
Barbara Eve Harris ... Katherine Bailey
Poorna Jagannathan ... Sanjana Mirza
Makram Khoury ... Mullah Umar (as Makram J. Khoury)
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Many people came to Washington D.C. in order to meet Messiah and to see what he has to offer. Riots are starting to happen around the city because some people are with Messiah and others are against. Eva's associate down in Iran found Messiah's brother. Written by ivivalek

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The working title for "Messiah" was "Old Story." See more »

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Aviram Dahan: [after having watched al-Masih perform a miraculous feat, Avi and Eva happen to be at a local bar at the same time. As Avi sits down by him with her drink...] You drink now?
Eva Geller: Never should have stopped.
[sighs]
Aviram Dahan: L'Chaim.
[They clink glasses]
Eva Geller: [sighs again] Walking on fucking water...
Aviram Dahan: A bit of a cliche, huh?
Eva Geller: Still managed to take us all by surprise.
[Shakes her head]
Eva Geller: God only knows what he'll do next.
[...]
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Illusions, illusions!
18 January 2020 | by natarajSee all my reviews

The previous episode left us with a miracle, and this one tears it up again. So many doubts, so many ways to fake the "walk on water". All just an illusion?

This episode firmly establishes the difference between looking at individuals and looking at societies.

Washinton D.C. is in turmoil - just like the town of Dilley was a few days ago. Everybody talks about the new Messiah, and for every believer there is a doubting Thomas or Jack or Jill.

Then we see Al-Masih in action, and he is a very sensitive man, well tuned in to his visitors, he can see them, feel them at a deep level, and when he talks to them, their lives are profoundly changed.

So... is he a charlatan? A trickster? Oh, yes. He is a magician. Is he honest? Oh, yes. Much more than anybody else. Is he good for those who come to seek help? Definitely.

Is he good for the country he is in? Hm ... probably not. Societies cannot cope with fundamental changes as easily as individuals. And even the human individuals find it very hard to change.

So, the CIA is probably right - he IS a danger. And the Imams are right, too - better remove the young men from his reach. Too dangerous. We don't see much from the Catholic Church - they have a well established procedure for finding out if someone was a saint (post mortem, of course)

Which leaves us with the uncomfortable question: is it GOOD if someone helps a few individuals while his mere presence incites riots, starts wars, brings about massive changes?

It is the same question Eva (the CIA agent) faces: you can't be indifferent. you have to make a choice. If he's GOOD, then let him live. If he's BAD, then ... eliminate.

Looking forward to the next episode. With more questions ...


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