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Tyrant recap: Cockroach

Molly may be wearing angelic white, but she’s about to embark on some dirty business

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In Season
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Justin Kirk, Alice Krige

If there’s one thing to know about Tyrant’s third season, it’s that upheaval — both of the political and emotional sort — will be a central thread in the complex, crazy, and completely unpredictable story lines ahead. And while we’re on the subject of threads — bad joke? okay, bear with me — let’s dive into this recap’s dual treatment of story line and stunning fashion, shall we?


Leila looked a-m-a-z-i-n-g in this fuchsia crepe suit set, its rich purple undertones a neat twist on her ambition this episode. Yup, she wants to run for president. First Hillary, now Leila? 2016 is a year for the books, my friends. That said, Leila is fully aware that realizing her goals in a male-dominated world will be difficult. But take note: Just as with her fashion choices, Leila is never one to play entirely by the rules.


Is that Sammy looking cozy with his new college prof? Yup, it is! Now, what’s interesting here is that they’re both wearing preppy Western clothes — blue button-downs and pants — even though Sammy there under the pretext of wanting to educate himself on the complexities of the Middle Eastern culture. And oh, don’t you think the clothes add a little extra hint of the forbidden when it comes to the electric spark that’s so clearly between them?


Molly and Emma wore complementary cream-colored outfits on their excursion to visit a military hospital. Cute, but we all know there’s actually more to it than that. Since white signals innocence, it’s a stark contrast to the events that lie ahead: Molly’s driver gave itinerary details to Ihab’s camp, which leads to an ambush en route. It was a scary affair, the end result was that Emma was kidnapped shortly after having made sure her unconscious mother was covered with a blanket and out of view.

NEXT: What Molly does next…