The fourth Fauda Season features the story of Avi Issacharoff and his experiences in Israel during the War of Independence. Fauda is a traditional unleavened bread that is baked on special day of the week, Avi Issacharoff’s Avraham Avram. He was born in Ethiopia, and moved with his family to Israel. He has lived in Tel Aviv all his life, and then went to work for the British in Egypt. He survived the Yom Kippur and the War of Independence.
Avi was one of the first Israelis to use Fauda, and he would take it to his death, too. I enjoyed his experience, because he had such respect for Fauda, but also because he was so knowledgeable and experienced. His death, though tragic to his family, was a turning point in the history of Fauda Season 4. The release date of the new Avi Issacharoff book, AVI RAM, coincides with the tragic death of Avi.
Avi’s death had many effects on the Fauda Season 4 development team. One was that the entire production crew knew something was wrong, even before the episode began. When they finally got the episode written, the creative team put a great deal of effort into making sure that everyone knew that Avi was not coming back. In fact, one of the earliest scenes in the new Avi story was Avi waiting by the phone, looking at his press releases. This ended up being a major help to the production team, because they were aware that Fauda Season 4 was canceled before it happened.
One of the interesting things about Avi’s death is that his name was on his passport. If you take a look at the international Passport of Israel, you will notice that Avi Issacharoff’s name appears on the International Passport for all three seasons. So, we have a possible clue as to why Avi was traveling with Yair and Danny. The other possibility is that he was just too popular in his day, and that his role as Fauda was simply to fulfill his ego.
The release date for Avi’s death actually came about a week before the first episode of the new fauda season 4, so it is quite possible that the writers and directors missed the early indication of Avi’s demise. Even if this is true, there is still no proof that it could be the case. There was another important announcement regarding the new series, and the first episode has already been aired!
We already saw how the deaths of two main characters affected the way the third season of the fauda season 4 was written. In the previous season, Shlomi wasn’t killed by Avi, but was indirectly killed by Danny. The writers made an effort to make it obvious that Shlomi was dead, but kept Danny unaware of the fact. So, according to the theory that I have formulated, Avi must have discovered Shlomi’s murder, and killed him himself to get rid of any hints that could prove he was involved in her murder. The question then becomes, why did Danny travel to Jerusalem in the first place, to find Avi and discover what really happened?
The main hint that we can think of in this regard is the presence of a mysterious caller who was calling from a hotline in the middle of the desert, near the Dead Sea. Danny went to the location and discovered that the caller was none other than Walid al-Dakhaleel, a man who was working as a doctor in a prominent hospital. According to my theory, Walid must have been trying to locate Avi, who was in hiding due to his links with Danny’s friend Miki. From the way Danny was dressed, it is clear that he was going to help out his old friend, and so this lead to the formation of a new relationship with Walid, which extended throughout the rest of season 4.
The third episode of fauda season 4 features an important relationship change for Danny and Avi, as Avi decides to finally meet his teenage idol, Danny has to go on a date with him, in order to impress his new date. Danny finally realizes that he needs to tell Avi about his past, in order for him to accept him. In the series finale, Danny and Avi finally consummate their relationship, but things are not so simple. Danny realized that he still had feelings for Miki, and so starts a new chapter in their relationship, in which he tries to convince Miki to leave her husband, Tritski. This fauda season is likely to continue in the same vein, with more guest stars joining the fold.