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.
STOP! THIS IS THE MOST HYPOCRITCAL TALKING HEAD EVER TO APPEAR ON BRAVO!
Reza tries to say that GG politely responding to him that the conversation didn’t include him means that she is someone who turns on all of their friends. No one has done this more than Reza, He’s turned on every one else and now it’s GG’s turn!
I can’t even recap this abuse. Why doesn’t anyone stop Reza from attacking her? Shervin and Mike join Reza in trash talking GG on the walk out. In the car on the ride home, GG tells MJ she has a video of Reza fucking some guy from her gym. MJ says it’s bullshit.
It’s time for the final dinner. No one is into it they are exhausted and drunk. Especially Golnesa who is also taking medication. She decides to go after Mike. She more shitfaced than Mike Shouhed has ever been. Her cousin takes her to a smoke break so everyone can talk about GG. After some odd editing they are all in bed for the night. Then next morning, GG over sleeps and wakes up still drunk and angry. Not the way to prepare for a puddle jumper ride. That trip home must have been brutal.
Back in LA
MJ has a cute conversation with her dogs. This is the MJ I love. She is going to be Mike’s marriage counselor. You know, MJ who refused to go to his wedding because she knew he was cheating. That makes sense, right?
Golnesa talks with her parents about the trip. She tells them how much her knees hurt. She says it is time to do the chemo. She can’t take the pain anymore. Golnesa’s mother suggests that she try a healthy diet for six months first.
Ironically, after the sad scene about Golnesa’s RA, we cut to Reza on a couch with two monogrammed pillows, one giant R for Reza, one giant A for Adam. It is here that Reza will spew his vitriol to Adam about GG.
Oh God. Reza is going to do stand up again. Only Asa, MJ and Adam are willing to endure this shit. I just knew he would start with “What’s up bitches!” But he goes straight to “motherfuckers.” Which he says 48 times in sixty seconds. He sucks.
Asa goes to GG’s doctor to join her friend Anita and her daddy at her side as she gets her first chemo treatment. It looks brutal. After it is over Asa asks the doctor about the treatment. It is chemo, it is not at a high enough dose to cause hair loss. She asks him if there I anything she can do, a special diet or anything that would help. He says stop smoking. Then the mother chimes in and wants the doctor to give the whole smoking kills lecture as if GG doesn’t know any of this and needs to be told right after her first chemo session. Can’t these people go five seconds without lecturing her?
GG tells Asa she doesn’t want to quit smoking. Asa doesn’t understand that smoking and drinking are Golnesa’s primary coping mechanism. This is THE LAST point in time she would want to go through all of that. Asa is back to doubting she is that sick because she won’t stop smoking? Really, Asa?
I was hoping next week was the finale. No such luck.