This Shahs of Sunset recap could get rather lengthy as things really blow up with everyone this episode. I am already very behind tonight because my TV and my laptop are both being hinky. Maybe I have a ghost in the house that is messing with my technology? 🙁
Last week’s episode ended with Reza confronting Adam about his text messages with Ali and about playing naked Jenga with other guys. This week opens with Adam denying the naked Jenga accusations. I didn’t think he was guilty until I saw his denial. He’s guilty.
Okay, let’s try to follow what Reza is saying, “Destiny told him that Ali told MJ that Adam was playing strip Jenga with some guys.” Um WTF does MJ have to do with this? She’s on bedrest. And we saw Ali straight up telling Destiney directly in a flashback last week. So explain to me why MJ’s name is in Reza’s mouth right now? Adam implies that Ali is a lying liar who lies and is not to be trusted. he also looks pissed. Adam gets up to go to bed. He locks the door. Does Adam not even sleep in the same bed with Reza?
Behind closed doors, Adam says what he thinks Ali was talking about was when Reza was out of town (where was he? WWHL maybe?) “Corey and Marvin came over. And I jokingly told Ali that they were playing strip games.” So last week, he told Reza that he and Ali were close friends so he feels comfortable joking with his about sex and asking inappropriate questions about sex.” Now Ali is a lying liar who can’t be trusted. That was fast.
Ali Has Been Trying To Get On The Show For Years!
Reza says that Ali has invaded his friend group trying to get close to everyone. Production gives us a montage of all the events he has been an “extra” at. Looks like he is getting his wish and if finally filming this season. He also says that Ali spread personal information on them at the Vegas engagement party and Adam cut him out of their lives a year ago. Okay. That may explain things if Adam’s texts were old. Reza is still pissed. He says that Adam is either, a dick and idiot or intentionally trying to hurt him. Apparently, he goes to his bedroom?
The Worst Laid Plans?
How does Mike have two brothers who are dentist and he is so worthless? Mike has purchased a property with his two brothers and they are going to develop the building into twenty four apartments. For some reason the failure is trying to explain to his brothers how the property development will be handled by him and he expects a salary. Um, he couldn’t even do minor renovations to the property he bought. Reza had to come in and take that over. He’s delusional. Mike actually admits he has no equity in the project. He also says the dumpsters will cost $50K. He is padding the budget already.
It’s A Very Special Episode Of Surviving R Kelly
Last week I thought the girl cast to be Mike’s girlfriend this season was the R. Kelly survivor. But nope it is Sara Jeihooni who “dated” R Kelly at least as recently as 2017. She is meeting Golnesa for lunch at a kabob place. I want a kabob. GG ordered chicken. Kabobs should be skewers of lamb and mystery meats, none of which are chicken. I don’t even remember ever eating chicken in Libya. The good news aboout Sara is that she hates Destiney. She does seem to hit it off with Golnesa.
Golnesa wastes no time in showing Sara her kookoo crazy. She invites her to a grunion run. That’s not the crazy part that is the run part. Around a full moon in the late spring and summer time, the grunions (fish) swipe up to shore and get out of the water to mate on the beach. Golnesa thinks she needs to be there to increase her fertility. Alrighty then. Welcome to Shahs, Sara.
Mercedeh Tells Her Baby Journey
I’ll spare you all the graphic details, but you can read them here. I think I didn’t read the post to be sure. But the good news is she and Tommy have a very healthy baby boy who is ten months old tomorrow I think. But, MJ was on bed rest for three and a half months due to an incompetent cervix. At 34 weeks the doctor took her off bed rest. But then her gall bladder malfunctioned at 36 weeks. She had to be induced to avoid a still birth.
Meeting with Ali
Reza calls Destiney and tells her he wants her to come with him to interrogate Ali. We flash back to Destiney saying to be sure to ask Mercedeh about this because she “knows.” You know, MJ has been basically fighting for her life these past five months. I hardly think she is overly involved in this drama. Destiney arrives to the restaurant to meet with Ali and Reza and she is scared shitless because she knows her little plan could backfire and send her packing along with Ali. Reza arrives and stares down Ali. Ali says that Mercedeh told him that Reza was not happy in his marriage. Ali also says that MJ is his best friend. Reza challenges that right away saying he has known her for 25 years.
Then, Ali says that Adam was sexually harassing him with multiple sexual emails a day. This sends Reza into a tizzy and he threatens to beat the shit out of Ali. Ali throws Reza a stack of Adam’s text messages. Reza says Adam sends him the same ones and he also sends them to Mike. (ahem) Adam doesn’t get that these sorts of text that Adam thinks are funny can come back and bite you in the ass. Reza tells Destiney if she hangs out with Ali he doesn’t want to be around her. Ali senses his filming days are crashing around him. He throws more papers at Reza. He says Adam is cruising at the gym and ???? other people. I replayed it twice and not sure exactly what he said but I get the gist. Reza begins his promised ass beating of Ali.
Reza Storms Off Furious
For some reason in his fury he thinks it is a good idea to call Mercedeh who is in ICU fighting for her life. He starts going off on her for telling Ali that he was unhappy in his marriage. She starts to respond and the doctor came in and they quickly hung up. But, Destiney is in fear of her filming status so she goes running to Reza trying to make amends. Reza gives a talking head about MJ sharing his most sensitive information with someone she knows he hates.
I mean it is not like she read his VERY PERSONAL medical records on national TV and posted them on the Internet, you sorry piece of shit. AND THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE KNOWS REZA’S MARRIAGE IS SHIT! We see it every season and pray for Adam to leave him. Reza tells Destiney he is done with whoever associates with Ali and storms away ripping off his microphone.
Reza Helps Mike Pick Seder Pastries
Mike, is apparently a super jew now and is hosting Passover for 22 family members and friends. And by hosting I mean Reza is selecting all the pastries for him and Paulina will do all the cooking. What was the name of the last girl that cooked for Mike’s events? I forget and I am sure Mike has too. Her contract ran out.
While sampling the pastries for seder Reza READS THE EMAIL THAT ENDED HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH MJ AND CAUSE TOMMY TO COME TO HIS HOUSE TO KILL HIM. Because, asshole. They took the baby via C-section and Shams was fine, but MJ was rushed to ICU and nearly died. I won’t be part of spreading her personal medical information here. Then, Reza tells Mike about Ali and says he doesn’t want him associating with any people he knows. Suddenly, a rabbi stops buy and give Mike a blessing that I will let the Jewish folks explain in comments. I’ve never seen it before.
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Tonight on a new episode of #Shahs we get a tiny glimpse into the labor and delivery of baby Shams Francis coming into the world. This photo was taken when the ICU nurse snuck me off the ICU wing and wheeled me with my IV into the nursery to hold Shams for 30 minutes before I had to go back to ICU again.. I had no idea how to hold him because he was so little, born 3 and half weeks early. I was afraid to break him. I was on another level of life ♥️♥️♥️??? To think there was a possibility I could not be there to ever meet him. God is Great
Mercedeh Tells Us About Her Hospital Experience
She says that as soon as Shams was out the doctors took the baby and kicked Tommy out of the room. She says the doctor looked white as a sheet and told her that if he didn’t immediately remove her uterus she would die. After the surgery she woke up angry and gutted (literally) that she would never be able to have another baby. She was in ICU for three days and didn’t even get to see her baby for the first day or two. She heard absolutely nothing from Reza since his angry phone call.
More Reza Vitriol
Before heading off to Seder, Reza decides to ridicule his husband rather than have a rational conversation. It’s awful. He calls him dumb. He says maybe he has a sexual problem. He tells him he looks like an idiot for disrespecting his husband and his marriage that way. I have to say I was totally Team Adam in this entire situation before this episode. Because, Reza. But, Adam’s responses make him look guilty as sin. Reza tells him he has to stop sexting people or he will divorce him. Then he orders him to go get ready for Seder.
The Main Event
So much has happened this episode I can’t believe that seder is the main event. It seems completely unnecessary and off topic at this point. However, it is a gorgeous Seder. The beautiful family and the prayers were lovely. We needed a nice peaceful event to end this episode.
Oh wait, then Reza asks about the building project. And proceeds to humiliate him at a religious dinner in front of his entire family. He’s such an asshole. Even if it is Mike. This is not the time for this. Dinner is over and Mike is pushing the pastries. Then his parents double team him to reconsider the management of the building site. We get a retrospective of all of Mike’s failed endeavors over the years. This is probably only part of them. His parents say they can’t bail him out of his failed businesses anymore and he will be losing his brother’s investments if he does this.
Under The Full Moon
Meanwhile the Muslims are going out to watch fish fuck on the beach in hopes of getting pregnant. Did I get that right? Nema films the girls dancing their way to the beach. I love when Golnesa tries to explain “science” to us. She seems to enjoy the Big Bang Theory. That explains a lot.
Sadly, the fish don’t seem to be horny on this particular evening. Nema tells Destiney that Adam doesn’t want anything to do with her anymore. Of course not she blew up his game. Destiney still denies doing anything. Do we need to remind her of her gossiping with Mike and Reza and Adams housewarming party and smiling in Adam’s face while stabbing him in the back? Destiney’s days may be numbered. I’m okay with that. Golnesa is high as a kite and trying to have a conversation with Destiney that is going nowhere. In confessional, Golnesa says that Ali put Mercedeh and Destiney up to this. Do I need to repeat it again that Mercedeh was very ill for the last for or five months of her pregnancy? Golnesa is trying to pin this on MJ!
The gang gives up on he fish fucking but production stays and 15 minutes later there is a whole lotta fucking on Venice beach. I wonder if Asa was out there? I miss her.
Next week: Golnesa continues to try to set up MJ and sadly it is going to work. Golnesa is going to get an embryo implanted. Mike’s site management skills are again called into question.