I cannot believe that Reza’s mother would agree to be on this show. Does she watch her son on this show? How is she not humiliated? Will Reza call his mother a bitch at this lunch like he does every other human on earth that he interacts with? She seems like a really great lady. Reza doesn’t think he is like his dad. But he is.
Asa, Adam and Reza are chilling in Palm Springs. Reza thinks Palm Springs is just like Iran in the 1970s. Speaking of ridiculous, Asa …girl… you know I love you and I am all for wearing jewelry in unexpected ways, but I can’ with you and the whole necklace as a face mask thing. We spend a ridiculous amount of time looking at a potential investment property for Reza and Adam.
MJ is spending a lot of time with Tommy to decide if they are ready for her to get inseminated. She definitely wants to get married first.
Reza and MJ go out for ice cream. Reza let’s MJ know he is very happily married but is uncomfortable with the word ‘husband’ and prefers ‘partner.” Then they move on to gossiping about Jessica and Mike. Jessica has changed her phone number.
Golnesa enjoying the Mayan Ruins in Belize
It’s time for another episode of Shahs of Sunset where constantly cheating on your wife is quickly accepted by the group and met with tons of comforting words and emotional support; however, a chronic debilitating disease by a group member is cause for ostracization and public ridicule.
We start the morning after Asa, Golnesa and Shervin went out clubbing until the wee hours of the morning. Instead of Reza thinking, “Wow, I am so glad my friend got to do this since her condition is only getting worse. It’s great that she enjoying every moment!” he rants to us about how GG is faking her RA. Then he goes and talks to Mike and gives him tons of comfort and love. Because it was last season that his storyline was to degrade and humiliate Mike. This year it is GG’s turn.
The gang goes horseback riding through the jungle to the Mayan ruins. MJ wore high heeled shoes for this. Because, MJ. She rides the horse barefooted. Once they get to the ruins, everyone leaves GG in the dust. Her knees are giving her a lot of trouble with the climbing. But she makes it to the top.
At the bottom of the ruin, they gather for water and Asa tries to get Golnesa to be a part of her latest art project on couples. It was a private conversation but of course Reza has to butt in and point out that GG is not in a relationship. Because that is what friends do.
MJ and Tommy Selfie from upcoming Belize trip.
We are back in Belize, where the Shahs Resort by Bravo is apparently super far inland. Who goes to Belize without going to the beach? Yes, San Ignacio is pretty much on the border of Guatemala.
I am also appalled not just by Shervin’s aggressive behavior toward GG, but by the fact that none of the other men told him to back off. I guess when the other men are Mike and Reva that will not happen. But isn’t that Nima guy her cousin? Yes, yes he is.
The next morning, GG and Shervin get into it again. GG’s eyes are super dark. She has on eye shadow but is that eye shadow underneath too? Shervin’s confessionals show him saying he is trying to be a good friend to GG by telling her to cut back on her smoking and drinking since she is suffering from RA. First of all, attacking her and screaming at her and acting like Reza’s little do boy is not the way to do that. He cannot be that stupid. He knows his script and he has no problem following it. Because, asshole. This is the guy that stood up for Mike on WWHL by lying and saying he didn’t cheat on Jessica. He didn’t start a fight with Mike about his poor decisions. Somehow they manage to hug it out. For now.
Golnesa enjoying the Mayan Ruins in Belize
We begin tonight with the set up scenes for the trip to Belize. Reza is somehow making this his, trip. I get that production decides who is “planning the trip” because someone has to pretend to do it, but Reza isn’t playing along very well other than to use it as an excuse to get into the scandal that is Mike and Jessica’s impending divorce. He calls Mike to invite him to Belize as he is waiting for Jessica to meet him for dinner so he can
get all into Mike’s business invite her in person. Mike is NOT happy that they are meeting because he knows she will tell Reza all about his cheating.
Jessica of course tells Reza that Mike cheated on her and takes no responsibility for it. Jessica admits that she has heard the rumors for five years and she chose to believe Mike. But now she is married and it is still happening and she has seen it with her own eyes. Reza is still hopeful that they will mend their marriage. He is going to tell Mike they had a great time at dinner and not mention the conversation about his cheating. Jessica agrees.
MJ goes to meet with GG to get her lashes done, but not before she talks trash about GG on the phone. They show a flashback of the doctors visit that MJ went to with GG and the doctor lists several options of treatment one of which is, at least I the technical sense “Chemo.” I can’t really pay attention to the scene because I know that the comments of this post will now be yet another flood of detailed description of RA treatments and how chemo is an option and blah, blah, blah nobody cares. The point is that GG has RA, she has had it since season one, it’s getting worse and all her “friends” care about is if she if “exaggerating” her illness. Frankly, if you doctor lists a chemo as one treatment for what you have, whether that is the option he uses or not, it would be very frightening. But these fools don’t care. They want to make sure that they limit their compassion to some amount that they feel is sufficient and not a drop more. So they are going to harass someone dealing with a VISIBLE chronic illness, because they feel she is trying to get more compassion (or as they call it, attention) than here situation warrants.
I’m going to struggle through this recap tonight, but my heart is not really in it. I am trying to take a break from the horrible news today. I’m not sure this show is going to be much of a respite, but here goes.
Mike and Reza do an infomercial for a male focused nail salon. They discuss his bomb of a comedy routine that was basically just his usual misogynistic, racist way of being. But soon, we begin the whole GG is faking her RA conversation. I don’t think Reza understands that plenty of people take oral chemo and still go out and have a few drinks and enjoy a normal life. That said, I have noticed that GG has been sober most of the time since the campground intervention. They show old footage of drunk GG.
Mike says that he and Jessica had a great night of sex. Reza is thrilled with his manicure which inspires him to want to “finger somebody.” And with that comment Mike learns more about Reza’s sex life than he ever wanted.
MJ and Tommy go to a relationship counselor. Basically, MJ is turning in to her mother. She is at least beginning to realize that.
Later MJ calls Asa and says that there are issues with MJ and Tommy and she thinks maybe they are not compatible. MJ says she might go stay somewhere else for a while. Later, MJ confides in a neighbor that Tommy has called it quits and moved out.
It’s time for me to get on this Shahs of Sunset recap. I played hooky last night and had a party of one watching Miss USA and just had a blast. Then I was awake all night again. I should point out that Twitter is very quiet after 3 am. Apparently the rest of the world has jobs that don’t let them sleep in as long as they want on a rainy Monday morning. So I basically have been talking to myself on Twitter for the past two nights/mornings.
We pick up in the CGIed cement cell where a wedding has just taken place and both grooms dash off for their honeymoon. Mike Shouhed is shitfaced. Jefferson and the other guests around the table seem irritated. And the group breaks up to leave.
Mike commandeers the limo to drunk dial Jessica while everyone else is standing on the curb tired and ready to leave. MJ is drunk. Actually everyone is drunk. Where is Asa? She seems to have disappeared into thin air. Also, there was a long limo in the beginning of the scene and then suddenly they are squished in the back of an SUV . This is some really bad editing. MJ and Tommy and GG are all in the back of a small vehicle and MJ is having drunken arguments with everyone. Tommy tries to shut her up and she tries to get out of the moving vehicle. Continue reading