I’m so glad this season is over. I had never been as excited for a show as I was for Shahs when it first came out. Sadly, by season three the whole thing had become unbearable. These shows are always best when the cast is brand new. By season two they start all the fake storylines and in the case of this show in particular, they choose one person to shit on for the whole season. It’s not fun watching a pack of bullies attack one cast member all season long. This season was particularly bad because the guys were targeting a female who suffers from a chronic illness.
We start with MJ accepting her marriage proposal from Tommy. I really hope that Tommy makes her happy. I’ve always liked MJ. I hope she will spend more time with Tommy and less with Reza and her mother. Speaking of Vida, she has a fit after the engagement. She is particularly bothered that Tommy is so handsy with MJ. It was a bit much, and she blames it on his drinking. After the fondling session, Tommy approaches Vida. Tommy is Shouhed wasted and sobs and shouts and splashes spittle all over Vida while drunkenly begging for acceptance. It so very unattractive. MJ wants to show Vida the ring and Vida asks if anyone has a magnifying glass. I feel so sorry for MJ.
I love the scenes with Asa and her mother checking out OK! Magazine. I have always received copies of anything of mine in a tabloid in the mail from the publisher. Perhaps there was no financial transaction involved for this piece ? Anyway, watching Asa and her mother is such a sad contrast to MJ and Vida. Asa entire family is very supportive of everything Asa does. Even the really out there stuff. Asa’s very lucky!
MJ goes to meet Vida. You can just look at Vida and see how much she loves being on camera. I know some people think that perhaps Vida is acting a role for the show, but I sadly find it very believable. No decent mother would even pretend to say such horrible things to her daughter on national television. MJ sets some firm boundaries with Vida about Tommy. Basically she says that she has put up with Vida being disrespectful toward her, but she will not allow her to treat Tommy the way she treats her.
Reza and Mike get together so that Reza can trash talk GG. Reza seems quite worried that GG has a video of Reza giving some dude at the gym head. He says it could destroy his marriage. This to me means that the video exists and occurred when he was with Adam. Up until then I thought it was just GG talking shit.
It’s time for Asa’s photography exhibit. One of the things that I like about Asa is that she uses the show to explore not just business ventures but artistic endeavors. Her fashion show proceeds all went to City of Hope. She’s done projects in the past about Muslim women and how they can choose to wear the veil or not. She her storylines are always genuine and have something of substance about them.
Asa’s photography exhibit is the same way. She gets to share her passion for photography with the world just was she has done with her music and her videography in the past.
And then there is Reza who comes to a photography exhibit about togetherness and love with an angry bitter agenda against GG. In his twisted little mind, he seems to think that GG owes everyone an apology for being bullied by them all season.
The photography is amazing and very moving. I continue to be impressed by Asa.
GG has a small bouquet of flowers delivered to everyone with a handwritten, very serious and meaningful apology for everything she has ever done wrong to them. It was quite touching. However, where are the apologies TO her? And how do we get from this point to Reza screaming at her again with ten minutes left in the show?
Holy Shit! Reza wrote all the letters? I did not see that coming. What an asshole he is.
That was the saddest ending to a season I’ve ever seen. It was just very, very, sad.