I am two episodes behind on this show do to Corona brain. So I am going to try to do a double Shahs of Sunset recap tonight. First we see Destiney at breakfast with her sister that she used to do The People’s Couch with. She wins to her that people aren’t showing her the respect she deserves. That’s because she doesn’t deserve any.
Tommy and MJ go to see a therapist. It is mostly for Tommy to get help dealing with MJ’s near death. It is triggering Tommy bringing up all the childhood feelings of the death of his mother. Later, Tommy’s Iranian lawyer, Polina makes a housecall to talk about his court cases. He has one in criminal court for vandalism by pot throwing. The civil case is for the restraining order. It is up to Reza to decide what happens with the restraining order. The criminal case could be either a misdemeanor or a felony. Click here to read how all the court stuff played out.
Reza Throws Yet Another Dramatic Fit For Attention
Golnesa and Sara go to see a Reiki Master to cleanse their chakras or whatever. She shares with Sara that she had an ectopic pregnancy and is on medications to have the fetus dissolve and work its way out. I am probably not explaining that correctly. The next time we see Golnesa is coming out of emergency surgery. They took both of her Fallopian tubes out. Golnesa blames herself for having too many abortions when she was younger.
Nema and Destiney come to film with her take care of her afterward.. Destiney even bought a nurse’s costume for the occasion. Later, all the guys show up with flowers. Reza brings a cake. I’d like to point out that none of this happened when Mercedeh almost died.
Reza Needs A Hug
Golnesa basically says that she feels like this is her karma for her treatment of MJ. Sort of. Then they talk about mending the friendships. Reza is not having his. No one seems to understand how hard his breakup with Mercedeh is on HIM. Why is no one showing compassion to Reza instead of the two people who nearly died? Reza cries. Then he apologizes for making everyone chose sides. Reza is a drama queen. He gets the hugs he wanted from everyone. Now he realizes he needs to talk to MJ. I am shocked that chocolate cake didn’t get tossed on someone.
Okay, I am ready for part two now. In the interim, I took a shower and put on clean PJs and I have some sort of homemade feta, sundried tomato and green olive hot pocket thingy in the oven using Pillsbury crescent rolls. I don’t have a lot of faith in this quarantine recipe. I can’t remember the last time I took a shower or changed my PJs though. So I did something right today. Now on with the tonight’s recap.
Just Shoot Me!
UPDATE: It was Golnesa and Destiney’s trip to get botox that I missed. So nothing really.
Well, fuck. I was ten minutes late to start this episode and ONCE AGAIN my DVR did not tape the show even though it was set to do so. It appears that I missed the big sit down between Reza and MJ. I hope for once this is something they talk about ten times this episode. I saw a tiny bit of it on the preview and Reza didn’t seem like he could hold it together. It looks like the episode airs again at 10:30 so I can watch it then. This gives me time to eat. So whatever.
He’s A Little Bit Country?
I am not sure why Nema is in charge of this country boots and brews scene. I don’t get his “branding company.” What good does it do to promote the event on social media after the event happens?
Do we really need another scene with Destiney fucking Sara’s brother in a hotel room? Why does she order for him as if he is a child? Then he acts like a child. Is he high or something? Is he drunk? Why does he keep burping and licking her? He’s so gross.
Tears & Apologizes
Oh good! I didn’t miss the sit down. It must have been a tease. Reza starts by giving Mercedeh a big Hermes shopping bag with a gift for the baby. Then, in his shaky voice he tells her he flushed the baby bracelet he bought for baby Shams down the toilet. I actually believe he is that stupid. Then he asks if he can wear his sunglasses inside to hide his tears. MJ does not give a fuck. Reza cries about how miserable he has been during their estrangement. He claims it started when he met with Ali. MJ was in bad shape in the hospital before that happened. He was sure able to pick up the phone to accuse her of some ridiculous conspiracy.
MJ is not having any of this. She clearly lays out all the things Reza did to her. Most importantly, he never called her to ask her what she knew about any of this. Just like he never called to check on her. Reza of course takes it back to him. Reza seems to be sincere in that he is not going to pursue charges against him. Frankly, production had a hand in that. They had to assign a member of production with the sole job of keeping Reza from self-destructing and disrupting the entire show.
Reza seems to want to make up. She is ready to get back to her husband and kid. Reza begs for a hug (he is doing a lot of that this season). They hug it out and MJ leaves. She knows she can’t trust a thing Reza says. She tells Reza he smells. Which made me giggle. Then she spritzed some perfume on in the car.
Gonna Ride ‘Til I Can’t No More
This is the most ridiculous event maybe ever for these fools. Mike is so jealous of Sherv. Golnesa is going but she is going to need to stay in a wheelchair most of the time. Because wheelchairs work so well at country western concerts out in a field. It seems Destiney is not speaking to Sam after their bizarre date. So off everyone goes in the party bus.
Except for MJ. She drove herself. Golnesa says she is not going to talk to MJ at the concert. Reza says he forgives MJ but still seems to think she was the mastermind of all his heartache. Nema got Golnesa a scooter.
After all sorts of wandering around taking photos, they all sit down for some BBQ. For whatever reason, Mike stands up and starts interrogating MJ. First, he asks if she knew about naked Jenga. He asks if she knew about the inappropriate texts Adam sent Ali. He wants to know what type of people he is homies with. Are they all a bunch of fucking liars?
Hold Your Horses, Mike
Mike Shouhed, AKA the biggest liar on the entire cast is concerned his friend might all be a bunch of fucking liars? MJ says that she knew that Ali wanted to bring up an issue with Adam. It wasn’t clear what the issue was. Mike says she is lying. I agree with Mike. EVERYBODY KNEW ABOUT ADAM. Reza says that when he sat down with MJ she wanted him to believe that she was squeaky clean.
MJ then did admit that she knew about naked Jenga and the inappropriate texts and Ali’s issues. She apologizes for not letting Reza know in advance. She was kinda busy trying not to die at the time. They all line dance. Even Golnesa who should not be doing this much. So she ended up in pain on the bus begging for an ambulance. Then she said she probably just shouldn’t have eaten mac and cheese because she is lactose intolerant. Good grief.
Next week: It looks like MJ and Ali confront the real shit stirrer, Destiney. And everyone goes to Hawaii?
WWHL With Reza & Destiney
The two most awful people on the show are on WWHL tonight. SHOCKER! Reza did not drop the restraining order against Tommy and was granted a three year restraining order. Right at the very end, when of course my DVR cut out early, it seemed like Reza was admitting that MJ had brought the Adam issue up to him multiple times in the previous two years. She certainly did it at the last reunion. I don’t understand this whole shock and awe over what Ali said. It makes no sense. This was not news. It certainly wasn’t anything that MJ’s mind was on at the time. This reminds me of that season the tiny snotty Iranian was on and Reza dumped MJ for her. Now, Destiney is Reza’s new best friend. That’s fine. MJ has Tommy and that is a million times better than Reza.