Based on the title I am going to assume that Mike gets confronted about his drunken encounter with GG in Turkey. While I suppose that is necessary for the good of the group working through things, it would seem that there is a much larger situation going on with Mike that occurs frequently in LA during the time this was being filmed.
Reza and GG go to a really cute interior design place. It has a lot of really funky stuff. I need to find someplace like this in Atlanta. I am having the hardest time finding a new couch I want. I am seriously considered having the one I have now fixed somehow. all it really needs is to put some new stuffing in the side my fat ass sits on every day and the leather to be cleaned. Reza has decided that GG is his little sister for this season. How convenient.
All of Mike’s real estate things in the past have been bullshit. I assume this is too. If it is not that is even more embarrassing.
These scenes of MJ cooking and being happy in her new relationship make me sad. We have already found out that Charlie was full of shit and fucking other people at the same time.
Reza is and Asa drop by to discuss Adam’s 30th birthday. Seriously? He’s only 30? I know in gay years that is ancient, but still. The story line this year is for MJ and Asa to fight over who is better friends with Reza. This is a ridiculous storyline. MJ certainly puts up with more of Reza’s shit and has been friends with him the longest. Asa doesn’t care. She likes everyone fine but she is so not a vie for the gay best friend’s attention type. She’s no very convincing about pretending to in her talking heads either. WHY CAN’T THE RELATIONSHIP DYNAMICS JUST BE WHAT THEY ARE WITH THESE PEOPLE? With the except of the new one, they all know each other. They are Iranian. They don’t need any help having passionate relationships amongst themselves.
Golnesa goes off to speak to her father. She is unhappy with her partnership with her sister in their hair extensions business. GG wants to just walk away from the partnership. She also speaks to her dad about the Mike situation without mentioning names or the specifics of the problem. She is worried about causing lot of harm to Mike’s life, but she is weighing that with the fact she is very uncomfortable around him now. If this is all production manufactured I’d be very disappointed in all of these people.
Asa goes shopping for a Mercedes. Her Iranian salesman plies her with sweets from Iran and the full on tea set up. She of course has to align her chakras, burn some sage and swing some gold around before making as decision. As one does. While the tea is brewing she asks her mom advice about the secret. Her mom says if it doesn’t affect her to stay out of it and let the parties involved sort it out for themselves.
Adam’s 30th Birthday Party
Reza and Adam don’t seem to be getting along well at all. Reza is letting his mother decide everything about their wedding. I don’t know how much of this is bullshit. But I don’t see two people madly in love when I look at these two.
The party begins and Reza points out that Adam works with a lot of white geeks. But he is great with white people. That is why he points out who the white people are. I’m still unsure what his criteria for white is exactly.
The birthday party has a sit down dinner. This is already causing an issue. Mike is unhappy he is not at the main table. So Mike starts getting drunk.
Reza makes this odd announcement about a bracelet that his mother gave him when he was a kid. He claims he is giving that bracelet to Adam now. But that is total horseshit. He just gave him a 10K Hermes lockable bracelet. It is highly probably that this was a sort of G-rated public collaring ceremony. The bracelet resembles a collar and is locked into place. I’m just saying. Make of it what you will. If Hermes made cock cages… anyway. Sorry I get distracted by jewelry and gold bangles in particular.
Asifa and Shervin (Shervin appears to be a FOH awaiting a possible Mike replacement if necessary) tell GG that Mike is getting engaged next week. GG says that is a bad idea and then tells both of them that Mike “tried to fuck her.” I really want to know exactly what that means. That could be anything from “Oh, that guy, he’s been trying to fuck me for years.” to “We were both wasted and he tried to hold me down and force himself on me.” The second version is the one people tend to be going with. Ah, while I had the show paused, everyone starts asking her those types of questions. They are prodding for specifics to get a gauge on how bad this is, because really it could be anything from mildly inappropriate to attempted rape at this point. These questions seem to irritate GG who takes them to mean people don’t believe her. I think they just want a clear understanding of things. Shervin said a year is a long time. Meanwhile Mike is shit faced.
Asa and Reza tell GG she needs to be the one to tell Mike before anyone else. I do not think this night is the time to tell anyone.
Next Week: The Shit Hits The Fan. And camels and Cheetos appear to play prominent roles in how it all goes down. Or something. Did you SEE that bangle?