I am going to try to get caught up on some recaps this weekend. But while I was poking around on Twitter I saw some photos from tonight’s Shahs of Sunset, so I am going to try to get through a Shahs of Sunset recap. It looks like it is going to be an interesting episode.
Mike and Paulina have a new adorable puppy. The Hawaii trip storyline is that Mike planned the trip for Paulina’s birthday. Nema’s mom is in town and cooking Iranian food for her kids. Nema tells his mom that because of his childhood trauma he doesn’t want to have kids. Apparently, he asked him mom to write him a letter two years ago to explain what happened when he was a kid. She did. And he has been to anxious to read it. He finally reads the letter later in the episode and it pissed him off. She didn’t explain why the siblings were divided. It just left him with more questions. Nema and Mike get Botox injections together.
Mercedeh went out to a cafe to meet up with Destiney one-on-one. Personally, I think MJ just needs to leave the show and stay away from all of these assholes. And why on earth is she apologizing to Destiney. This is all her fought. Oh shit! Now Ali has walked in! Somehow Destiney and MJ hug it out. But neither one seems to trust this truce. Meanwhile, Adam and Reza have sort of a tense conversation. Adam says he doesn’t want MJ in their house ever again. Reza is fine with that. Adam never wants to see or speak to Mercedeh again.
Girls Night Out
Oddly, all the girls go out for drinks. Some of them barely know each other. The ones that do know each other are in the midst of some very shaky truces. MJ finds out the details of GG’s ectopic pregnancy. They both sort of bond over their difficulties with pregnancy and child birth. GG is due pretty much any day now. It must be terrifying to be pregnant during this fucking pandemic. MJ gives GG a supportive hug. This was one Debbie Downer girl’s night out.
Nema goes to see a shrink about his mommy issues and we hear a bit more of the letter. Apparently, both siblings were sent to Iran with their grandfather. They were supposed to stay at their grandparents for a month while his parents tried to sort out their relationship. The kids ended up staying with their grandparents for nine months. They must have been very young because Nema doesn’t know much Farsi at all. Nema says Iran was a scary place.
We make it to Hawaii with fifteen minutes of show left. It looks really beautiful there.They are staying in someone’s enormous home. Clearly, the homeowners have never watched a Bravo show. I fear for this house already.There is a spiritual advisor at the house who gives them all leis and has them all greet each other by touching foreheads. Awkward.
At there first glorious meal on their lovely lanai, Reza starts taking MJ and Destiney to task for talking to Ali. Destiney is the one who told Reza. She is his little lap dog. We learn in a talking head with MJ, Ali has been there for her during her father’s death and her pregnancy issues in ways that none of her other friends have shown up. I still don’t get why Reza’s feet are not being held to the fire for ignoring MJ when she was in the hospital. And harassing her when she was in ICU. MJ tells Reza that he has treated her horribly many times in the past. If she was going to do something to hurt Reza, she would have retaliated then.
Somehow the MJ and Reza argument turns to her wanting Reza in the delivery room. That’s just weird. Even weirder, Reza says he wanted to be in the delivery room. Please. He didn’t even call to check on her! Yet, somehow they both admit that had no empathy for what the other was going through. Once again, they forgive each other. FOR NOW.
Mercedeh going to start using her real name again! I can’t believe that she and GG had to basically change their names to Americanize them in season one. The whole point of the show is to learn about Iranian-Americans. OMG! It is Shams first birthday! This drama has been going on for a year!
Both MJ and Nema reallyl Like Pauliina. I am going to post this and then edit because my laptop is crashing again.