It time once again for the season finale of Shahs of Sunset. Can you believe it has been three seasons already. We’ve loved them and hated them and loved them again and then totally despised them and now it’s time to part ways once again and wait to see what their season four personalities will be. My greatest hope for season four is that they get rid of the stupid theme song and use Asa’s song, Terangeles instead. But for now it is time to tie up all the lose ends.
First Reza and Mike head to the gym for the incredibly scripted make up scene. Reza goes to train with a gold chain around his neck. On the outside of his tee shirt. They work out for five minutes and then Reza starts the conversation by saying that he feels very distant from Mike and it hurts him. Mike says he is hurt that Reza didn’t give him 100% of his help. Reza says absolutely he did not. For some reason, Mike feels like he is partners with Reza and he should be getting a percentage of his sales. Well that would be awesome if that is the way it worked. But that is an obscene idea. You don’t just decide to partner up with someone and take a percentage of their commissions while you do nothing. All Reza owed Mike if he owed him anything was to give him some pointers. Perhaps some good neighborhoods to canvas. for listings. Let him do some open houses for Reza where he might meet some potential buyers. Tell him to go to all the Persian things his rich Persian friends do pass out as many business cards and shake as many hands as possible. Have his brothers and parents pimp him out. DO SOMETHING other than whining about what Reza is not doing for him. Reza explains that successful agents who take the time to mentor newbies receive a percentage of their commission for teaching them, not the other way around. Reza is right. Mike doesn’t want to pay his dues. Mike says he is going back to commercial real estate, as if he ever left commercial real estate. They hug it out.
MJ is celebrating her birthday with a spa day with her mother. During the massage, her mother asks about her trip to Turkey. MJ says it was a growing experience for her, she laughed, she cried, she freaked out. He mom asks her what she freaked out about. MJ tries to tell her about seeing the Persian families and the women her age and younger with families and how for the first time she felt like she might be missing out on some thing important. She shares her fear that perhaps she should have tried harder to focus on relationships and start a family. Well, that is what she meant but she didn’t really articulate it clearly to her mother.
Her mother starts going in on her saying, “What are you talking about MJ. You saw some people with children and that impressed you? These are the only people in the world having children? What was it about it that impressed you? Sometime Mercedeh, you are naïve.” In her talking head Mercedeh talks about how she shares her most intimate feeling with her mother and she crushes them with a hammer. Her mother continues, ” You are saying that I was so depressed…” MJ interrupts, “No, you don’t know what I was saying It was the first time that I saw somebody with children and that made me want to have children. And it freaked me out and yes. it was the first time that I wanted that. But it was not the first time I have seen children.” In her talking head Mercedeh says that she doesn’t know what part of her mother’s heart was killed off to let her want to do that to her, but she is trying to be brave and open up to her. Her mom continues, “I don’t get impressed if somebody has a children.” MJ says that she doesn’t care and puts on sunglasses to cover the fact she is crying. She says she doesn’t want to share anymore about her trip. He mother asks her why she is crying. MJ leaves the spa mid-treatment. Her mother is so mean to her and MJ starts to wonder if her mother even wanted to have her. Happy Birthday. That was a scene that could not be scripted. And I was quite sad.
Mike and Jessica go to dinner and he is in a foul mood from spending the day at the office (and at the gym) with Reza. He was probably hoping Reza would beg him to stay in residential sales with him but that did not happen. He is tell Jessica when he comes home from work stressed she should give him an hour before speaking to him. He does the ordering for both without consulting her. Sidenote: I actually love that but she does not look pleased. She begins talking about wedding plans and he says he doesn’t want to talk about it. She points out that he is 35 and he needs to become a father sooner rather than later. He says she wants to get married tomorrow. She says only because he is old. He says he will definitely marry her before he turns 40. She says that is unacceptable. She lists off her finer points including the fact that she is converting for him. He says he wants her to be sure and he wants to be sure. I’d say converting to his religions is a strong indication she is sure. He seems unsure. He is an idiot and will never do any better. Mike says he does want to get married until he can have at least a half a million dollar wedding. Jessica say she is not going to marry a 40 year old.
MJ is going with GG to freeze her eggs. She wants to have a baby and there is no man in sight to she wants to freeze her eggs so they don’t continue to age. It makes sense to me if she could afford it. MJ says that GG should marry the fertility doctor. She went to high school with him and he is Persian and can get her knocked up. I agree with that too. The doctor tries to get MJ to freeze her eggs too. After GG’s appointment MJ meets with the doctor and decides to make an appointment. Good idea. Options are good.
Reza is taking the gang to Palm Springs to celebrate his 40th birthday. Everyone is getting a long. Can we possibly end the season with everyone speaking? #FingersCrossed Bravo has provided a lovely resort retreat in exchange for advertising consideration. Of course Reza acts like he paid for it. Reza is preparing to propose to Adam.
GG wants to have a baby at 2015. Jessica mentions that Mike is dragging his feet. The gang razzes him for not giving her a ring yet. Reza’s talking head is about him not being such a slut anymore and settling down. Everyone gets drunk and goes in the pool. GG is the drunkest and she is pissed that during some horseplay in the pool, MJ’s bikini hit her in the head and the clasp caused an injury to her forehead. All is forgotten when they realize that Mike and Jessica were having sex. They barrage in on them and break it up. Somehow they manage to break the door down. Mike blames GG, which was off base and GG responds by throwing a plate at Mike. Asa calms her with her “hook technique they learned at some yoga class a few episodes ago. And it works!
The next day, Adam brought a slip and slide for everyone to play on. I predict multiple injuries. Miraculously, they all survive. They have dinner at a beautiful table. Reza excuses himself and returns with a black plastic bag with I Cartier box inside. It’s a ring. In the most anti-climatic, unromantic, proposal in history. Reza asks Adam if he will marry him after much prodding by the others. Adam says yes and MJ cries those sad, sad tears one cries when the gay love of your life marries a man. Reza does a talking head where it seems like he is actually in love.
I guess we do have to say goodbye to Lilly and Coconut. She’s back in LA eating take out alone with Coconut. Lilly seems to regret going off on everyone and alienating herself from the group. I doubt we will ever see her again. I’m more than okay with that.
The show actually ends on a happy note. Everyone seems to have learned something this season and is looking forward and getting along. For now. Of course next week they cut each other up at the reunion.