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As we walk the halls of Rawaby once again, we were introduced to new characters instead of the original cast, which primarily faced major backlash at first. This season stars Tara Abboud, Sarah Youssef, Tara Atallah, Kira Yaghnam, Talia El-Ansari, and Raneem Haitham, all guided by directors Tima Shomali and Sherine Kamal. 


Slow Start & Unexpected Ending

Divided into six captivating episodes, the second season of Rawaby School for Girls focuses on self-discovery, friendship, and the harsh realities of social hierarchy. However, for some viewers, the initial episodes may have felt like a rough draft, lacking the maturity and depth found in the latter half of the season. 

But fear not; as the story unfolds, so does its complexity! With an escalation in events and a cohesive narrative emerging, the latter episodes spotlight important issues such as social media blackmail and the quest for digital safety. That said, the show successfully left a lasting impression on audiences worldwide. 

Without revealing too much, the students' journey will keep viewers on the edge of their seats, yearning for more. Especially with the shocking and heartbreaking ending of the season, which is not new to Rawaby School for Girls, given that they left us with a cliffhanger for over three years.


Real-Life Struggles Tackled

At the heart of Rawaby School for Girls lies a tale of class struggle as students grapple with the harsh realities of financial instability. Take Sarah, for example, whose middle-class upbringing clashes with the lavish lifestyles of her peers. 

The show tackled issues faced by students far beyond the school gates, shedding light on fractured families and strained relationships, where warmth is replaced by indifference and neglect. It is a reminder that safety and security are not guaranteed, even within the walls of one's home.

With social media comes the inevitable obsession with idealism, especially for girls, with the ultimate goal of reaching perfection. A clear case of such a toxic mindset is Tasneem, who suffers because of her mother, who pushes her to be perfect to the extent of developing an eating disorder.


Nods to the Past

As viewers eagerly tuned in for the second season, one question loomed large: what became of Layan? Despite her absence from the storyline, her presence is felt, serving as a constant reminder of the dangers lurking within the halls of Rawaby School for Girls.  

From Sarah's encounter with Layan's friends to the haunting presence of graffiti, Rawaby School for Girls maintains its continuity through subtle references. However, it was most noticeable through the character development of Miss Abeer, who is more understanding since last season's escalation of events.


A Musical Journey

Just as in the first season, music plays a pivotal role in setting the tone for the show. From underground bands to classic hits, each song is carefully curated to complement the unfolding drama, enhancing the viewing experience for viewers. 


Tima's Triumph

As the credits roll on the second season of Rawaby School for Girls, one thing becomes abundantly clear; director Tima Shomali's vision has been realised in all its glory. With a strong message and a visually stunning aesthetic, Shomali and her team have created a thought-provoking sequel that is not confined to traditional high school dramas. 

As we await a third season of Rawaby School for Girls, we can only hope that Tima and her team continue to push the boundaries of storytelling, bringing us new and exciting narratives for years to come.