You can always count onReza Farahan to tell it like it is when it comes to the up and down relationships on Shahs of Sunset. It’s usually pretty difficult to tell where these people stand when it comes to their interactions. They can go from besties, to mortal enemies, to frenemies really damn quick.
The moment we have all been waiting for is finally here: on tonight’s episode of Shahs of Sunset, we finally get to see the nuptials of former runaway groom Reza Farahan and his long-time boyfriend, Adam Neely. It’s a moment that has been highly anticipated by both viewers and the Shahs since last season’s shocker of Reza calling off their wedding in Thailand. There is only one person who hasn’t been anxiously awaiting this wedding – the other groom, Adam. Because he has NO IDEA this is happening. That’s right folks, you’re invited to an ambush wedding!
To lovingly set the stage of “marriages that shouldn’t happen,” we open with the not-that-sad Shoe Sultan, Mike Shouhed. It’s not even six months into his marriage to Jessica Parido and she has hit the trails in search of greener, less cheating grass. Reza stops by with bags of groceries and wants to know why Jessica left. Mike explains that he has been rude and neglectful of her and she decided that’s not the type of life she wants. Mike says he doesn’t blame her for teaching him a lesson. Clearly, Mike is feeling sorry for himself, and while Mike’s busy talking about how wonderful Jessica is, doesn’t mind throwing her under the bus by acting like she walked out over some trivial matter.
On tonight’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, Reza Farahan proved once again that he’s the worst friend in the world, unless you’re Mike Shouhed. He had negative things to say about everyone from Jessica Parido to MJ Javid to Golnesa. Adam is the bartender tonight and is wearing the most god-awful 70s-inspired crocheted jumpsuit I’ve ever laid eyes on. (added a partial photo below) Oh, and Luis D. Ortiz from Million Dollar Listing New York is here, too. Poor guy picked the wrong night to make an appearance.
They start out discussing that time when GG made out with Luis. He says it was just one kiss. Reza, being the class act he always is, says a string of negative things about GG and tells Luis he hopes he had a lot of alcohol to rinse it away… And then a few minutes later he makes another comment and refers to GG as “the snake.”
We’re expecting tonight to be one of the more ridiculous episodes of Shahs of Sunset– and considering some of the past episodes, that’s saying a lot.
Tonight Reza Farahan drags everyone to dinner for a surprise wedding. The wedding is not a surprise for the guests, the nuptials are a surprise for Adam Neely. Reza starts out the ambush by giving a tacky speech that’s filled with TMI as Asa Soltan Rahmati puts on a gold bedazzled headpiece and starts officiating their wedding, all the while Adam is trying to grasp what in the holy hell is happening. Will he object and flee from this bungled back room mess?
A quick recap within the recap of their relationship: Mike and Jessica meet – she was young, beautiful, and impressionable and he was…available? Not sure what exactly she saw in him, even back then. They date, she converts to Judaism for him and spends years pushing for an engagement with laser focus. Arguments ensue, cheating rumors endure, and they get married anyway so Mike could floss in a $10K Tom Ford tuxedo (does Tom Ford offer partial refunds?). Now, they are six months into the union and it has less of a chance of survival than Mike’s shoe empire. We all know how it eventually turns out but this is the beginning of the end, playing out for all viewers to see.
Mike Shouhed is busy taking what I can only assume are purchase orders for shoes on his cell while the women folk cook a pretty sad looking spread of shrimp and veggies on the grill. Awkward small talk is being made and you can tell GG is already drunk by the time she cross eyes up Mike to tell her why she is so angry at him. She doesn’t like how he talks to her and Mike sets his phone down long enough to apologize profusely and say he will let it all go. GG slurs some type of response to indicate she can move on. Asa Soltan Rahmati wastes no time turning this into a spiritual event. Asa says she wants to throw their issues into the fire while Mike and GG hug it out.
This week, the Shahs of Sunset continue to contemplate how to break through to their old friend Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi, who is struggling with issues of anger and excessive drinking. A group trip is in order and they waste no time getting the show on the road, so to speak.
GG is in her apartment, cleaning her knives and feeling sorry for herself because of her “declining health” with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I guess Asa Soltan Rahmati got the invite for this pity party and stops by to give GG her “magical” green sauce. Does everything in Asa’s life have magical powers? Note that GG has no problem shoveling carrots and green sauce into her mouth with her RA-riddled hand. GG begins to tell Asa about her fight with Mercedes “MJ” Javid and decides they all need to remember why they fell in love with each other in the first place. GG suggests the best way to do that is to go camping with the group so no one can hear their screams. They call Reza Farahan to explain the plan and he feigns excitement but agrees. GG gives Asa a hearty high-five (with her bad hand).