We start off this week with GG and Leila meeting at their Dad’s office to discuss their extensions business. What in the holy hell is going on with Leila’s hair? She has some sort of greasy bed head thing going on. GG has her hair in a pony tail. Is this really the look these two want to have during their product placement segment of Shahs of Sunset for hair extensions? It make no sense. Nor does the lack of enthusiasm. If they were serious about this “business” they would have put some effort into it.
Leila wants to know what is going on with the MJ situation. GG says that she wants to know why Leila is hanging out with MJ since MJ called their parents and said that GG was a whore bitch. OMG. Please tell me MJ did not do that. Oh god. There is footage. Leila doesn’t believe that GG is not the cause of the problem. I get that. GG has a history of lying but this time she is telling the truth. Leila calls Mike to verify GG’s story. Mikes supports GG version of events more or less. Leila apologizes. GG’s extensions look great in her talking heads.
Asa and Reza are going shopping at Kitson’s for Soghati , gifts from your travels you bring to your friends and family. MJ arrives and says she is determined to ruin GG’s life. Asa takes MJ to lunch and tries to talk her down.
Reza and MJ go for bikini waxes. Am I going to literally skip through this entire show except for the Asa scenes? MJ gets a spray tan and it looks like she has lost a lot a weight since her infamous bikini pics on TMZ. She has a nice hourglass shape. She’s shapely, but nice. Please be respectful in comments. I admire her bravery and confidence. Her boobs are gigantic!
Reza seems over Lilly. He says he is really MJ on the inside but for a while thought he wanted to be Lilly on the inside. Say what you will about MJ (I mean that figuratively, please don’t say what you will about MJ, she is my friend and she reads here). Unlike those girls who say they keep it 100, MJ actually does. Warts and all.
Mike is shopping for a new suit for Asa’s art show. He wants something colorful and artsy. I like the plain pink suit, and the navy and white plaid suit but not the florally pink one. We don’t get to see what he settled on yet. I hope it was the solid pink.
Reza and Lilly meet for lunch. I hope this is a break up luncheon. Reza says that he feels like last year he invested a lot of time and energy in developing a special relationship with her and then one thing happened and that was it. Well, far be it from me to take Lilly’s side, but if you had such a special relationship with her, you should have spoken up for her when MJ said no one at this table is your friend, they are my friends. Lilly says she really feels closer to Asa. Lilly doesn’t want to go to Turkey but she doesn’t want to offend Asa. Clearly, Lilly has been demoted to “fake friend of the Shahs.”
I am so excited for Asa’s art show. I love her art. You can see more of it here. Her exhibit is divided into three phases. Rumi (Persian poet and mystic) , represents her childhood in Iran where heart was developed, Nietzsche (a German poet and philosopher) represents her teen years in Germany where her mind was developed, and EazyE (an American poet and rapper), represents her life in Beverly Hills where she became an adult and her body was developed. I know a lot of you guys don’t relate to Asa and that is okay. But my childhood, adolescence and adulthood were experienced in different places around the globe and I really get what she is saying. I may not be an Intergalactic Pop Priestess, but I do feel like a child of diaspora, and a kindred spirit to Asa. Okay, end of oversharing. For now. That said, I wish her exhibition was less, intellectual and picture based (from what I can see) and more her original art pieces which it doesn’t look like she is exhibiting.
At Asa’s event, Mike apologizes for Buttery Chocolate Croissant Gate 2013. MJ says he should have called her afterward and apologized. For the love of God, MJ your behavior on that trip was abysmal. Take the apology and shut up. You love Mike. MJ and Reza make some comment about never seeing Mike. Hello, he is engaged, he spends time with his fiancée and their mutual friends and quite frankly doesn’t want to take her around you guys unless he has to. Some of you can’t behave in public. Jessica says, “That’s what happens when you grow up.” MJ says, ” Excuse me little girl…” Jessica says, “Don’t call me little girl…” MJ says, ” You are ten years younger than the rest of us…” Jessica says, “I’m actually 20 years younger than you…” BURRRRN. Mike tells JESSICA to slow HER ROW? Are you kidding me? Jessica says no. Mike’s talking head is about how since his mom has endorsed Jessica, she feels empowered. Well, if you had any balls, you would be standing up for your fiancée and telling MJ to slow HER row. What the fuck Michael? You don’t take your fiancée into the lion’s den and leave her to fend for herself and then call her out when she eats the lion. Reza tries to smooth things over. Which is amazing all things considered.
GG arrives so MJ has a better target. Oh Lord. Y’all are so going to mock this. Asa does an interpretive, expressionistic piece with a sort of slide show in the back ground. Then she wears a necklace as a Persian Flu Mask in he talking head. I would totally be into her live art piece, I know that is not everyone’s bag. But the Persian Flu Mask is a little much even for me. She is starting to sound all Kanye Westy here, yo. I felt it was a bit more narcissistic than autobiographical if I am being honest. On the other hand I would have loved to be there to experience it and support her. I’m a fan. Oddly, I think MJ came the closest to “getting it” and the rest were, well let’s just say they are not intellectual peers and leave it at that.
MJ and Reza show up at Leila’s house with donuts and moral support and extra hands. Clearly, MJ is there just to fuck with GG and Reza has to know this, as does Leila. However, MJ was Leila’s realtor so she has to play nice. Leila says GG has not helped her pack a thing. MJ and Reza pretend they do not know GG is coming. GG and Leila bitch about GG not being able to help at all for a month but showing up at the last minute. Well, Leila for a month you have been hanging out with someone whose stated whole purpose is to ruin her life. So perhaps she could help you. Reza and MJ are hiding in the kitchen. Leila’s daughter is on GG’s side. They are putting Jordan’s kid in the middle of the argument. Uncool. But truly she does not get it.
GG is pissed and leaving and she sees MJ’s fat dogs. She catches Reza and MJ in the kitchen hiding. GG says she is leaving and little Jordan is begging her to stay. Leila really is a horrible sister and in the wrong here. Who would have thunk last season I would be on GG’s side this season but I am. Seems like Leila wants camera time. GG says she is going to call her ex husband and hang out with him every single day. I get the comparison. I do. But it is still sad to see siblings fighting. Leila says GG needs to work on her anger issues. OLD EXCUSE SISTER GIRL. Had she not been working on her anger issues she would have just gutted you like a fish in front of your daughter.
Reza and MJ are acting like they helped with the moving. They did not. They came and ate some donuts with the express purpose of driving another wedge between Golnesa and Leila. And it worked. Point Reza/MJ. Leila is a moron.
I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT TWO EPISODES. Other than Asa, these fools have put down their culture so much. I tried to talk to Reza early on about Iranian politics and he repeatedly said he was an American and did not care or follow that. I am so excited to see them immersed in their culture. If they do not come home whole from this experience, I fear for their …..souls …..for lack of a better word. It some of them are still shitstains after this???? There is no redemption.