Messiah (2020)
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Force Majeure 

Gaining the ear of the president, al-Masih issues a challenge and causes turmoil in the White House. But he soon faces probing questions himself.

Director:

Kate Woods

Writers:

Eoghan O'Donnell, Michael Petroni (created by) | 3 more credits »
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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)
Dermot Mulroney ... President Young
Michael O'Neill ... Cameron Collier
Philip Baker Hall ... Zelman Katz
Rona-Lee Shim'on ... Mika
Barbara Eve Harris ... Katherine Bailey
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Gaining the ear of the president, al-Masih issues a challenge and causes turmoil in the White House. But he soon faces probing questions himself.

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[last lines]
Al-Masih: Are you worried about your daughter? Or are you worried about yourself?
Anna Iguero: I'm worried about you. About what you want.
Al-Masih: I only want what God wants.
Anna Iguero: And what is it that God wants?
Al-Masih: [looking out the window at the chanting crowd] He wants the flood.
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The calm before the storm
19 January 2020 | by natarajSee all my reviews

Again, like in episode 5, the pace of the story has almost grinded to a halt. Super Slo Mo

Not for lack of activities, though:

Al-Masih and the President of the U.S. have a talk about world peace - without a result, yet.

Rebecca decides to come clean and talks to her dad. He refuses to accept realities, as always.

Felix sees that everything is slipping through his fingers - he, who never had a grasp of anything but was happy being at the center of attention. He needs to wake up.

Aviram phones home and talks to Ellie - but cannot say when he'll be back. Story of his life.

Eva is worried about her father, who's in Florida. She cannot confirm suspicions about Al-Masih's past, she cannot let go of her dead husband. Too many expectations? No priority for her own wishes?

Both Samir and Jibril are with religious scholars, not quite prepared to go all in.

The calm before the storm.

It does not feel boring, at all. More like the moment when the cat crouches and prepares for the final leap - the one that gets the mouse. This is a good story, nuanced, and relevant. All of the sub-plots mean a lot to the people involved in them. Let's hope that the final two episodes deliver ...

without fake miracles, this time


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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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