‘Whiskey Makes You Frisky’ ..and argumentative, and loud, and craaaaazy. Although with this crew, that happens without liquor too… a lot. Here’s your December 2 Premiere recap.
Seems like I wasn’t the only one to anticipate the second season premiere of Shahs of Sunset. The ratings for the opening episode went thru the roof, up over 100% from last season. So not only do we get to again enjoy Reza & his moustache, and GG and her anger issues, but we get to meet the new girl on Sunset, a Persian Barbie.
First stop tonight is at Asa’s house…the one she’s used as income property, but now has moved into. Reza is visiting, both getting moist with excitement over the floors, and…the toilet. Yes, a $4000 toilet. To which Asa follows up being stressed over having only $500 in the bank and needing to find an income source…after she just said she had $30,000 worth of gold coins, in the floor, hidden under the floor…one of those things. I glassed over trying to replay in my head , $4000 toilet, only 500 in the bank but theres 30,000 in gold somewhere under their feet. I should have such ‘problems’.
Flash to a car, driving down the freeway, a bird and dog in the backseat, MJ and her mother, Vida, in the front seat. Cue the shrink. Mother/daughter issues. Vida verbally pokes MJ, MJ tries to offer the bird to her dog. Mom jabs again. Daughter should have just driven off the exit ramp.
Meanwhile, GG goes to her sister Leila’s house, where we meet Omid, a guy that GG claims to have “history” with. Leila and GG get into it in the kitchen about GG’s lack of involvement in their hair extension company. GG explains that Leila is in charge of the finances, she’s in charge of marketing and advertisement. Leila says GG hasn’t been doing a thing with marketing. She asks Leila, “What do I need to do?” Leila says you’re in charge of marketing – go market the product! GG argues that she doesn’t know how to market anything. Leila tells GG that it’s time she grew up.
Leila walks away. GG says, “I wish I can say the reason my sister is being so crazy is because she’s hormonal from her pregnancy, but she’s just a bitch.”
Nothing’s changed with GG’s cray cray. Which is good for us.
We now go to MJ’s aunt & uncle’s house, who will be bird-sitting Vida’s bird we saw in the car scene earlier. The family has sat down around the dinner table for a meal and Vida tells them she is going on vacation, now for six months (in the car she told MJ it was for a month). MJ cracks at her mom by toasting her departure and then asks her mom if she’s going to give her a birthday present before she leaves. Vida replies that her present is her leaving on vacation. The bickering continues and when MJ gives another toast to all the moms that don’t judge their children, Vida accuses her of drinking too much. Vida’s insults continue.. MJ starts to cry… Vida says to her, “All you ever do is drink wine and cry.” Vida leaves the room. MJ’s cousin tells her that she’s never going to get her mother’s approval and perhaps it’s time to let go. Gee, no dessert?
Welcome, Lilly. Reza introduces us to the Persian Barbie. Lilly is from Texas. She’s very rich. She’s very pretty. She’s very thin and fit. Reza wants a body just like hers (tho with his plumbing). Lilly needs to buy a house in LA. Reza is going to help her. Lilly is going to be around a while and that is good.
Then we see Mike at his friend Manny’s baby shower in Orange County. Hobnobbing with the ultra rich Persians. Manny tells Mike about his rise to the financial mountain top. Mike wants to model his success after Manny.
(these scenes change so quickly, we’re on hyper mode)
Asa drives her Mercedes to a meeting, hoping to book a gig with fashion designer Michael Costello. Girl only has $500, remember. They want her to sing at a fashion show in NYC. Asa asks for $15,000 & a business class ticket. They say budget allows for 10k. But they’ll talk it over. Mind you, the finance chick never heard of Asa or her songs, which put the sour in Asa’s puss. Asa leaves the meeting in a positive mood.
Now we see Reza join MJ at her home. Reza helps MJ set up an online dating profile. He suggests user names such as ‘Middle Eastern Big Jugs’ and ‘Cute Middle Eastern with Bunny Lashes’. MJ shoots down both suggestions, but they settle on ‘Persian Cupcake’. Reza raises an eyebrow at Reza’s high standards. Whom she won’t date is on a mile long list. On side camera Reza says, “Bitch, you basically have three people on Earth that you’re going to be able to date, and you’ve already boned two of them.”
The next day Asa has invited everyone to dinner in Beverly Hills to celebrate getting the fashion show gig. (How is she picking up the tab with only $500 in the bank? Did she dig up a few of those gold coins in her floor?). GG brought Omid to the dinner, and we learn that Mike knows Omid. He says he’s a player. Omid declares himself “life of the party” and annoys everyone with his obnoxious laugh. Asa tells Omid that she cannot sit next to him because she’s a singer and his laugh is too loud and hurts her ears. GG gets pissed, saying, “I personally want to pluck Asa’s eyebrows off her forehead for saying that my friend Omid is loud and annoying.” Of course Asa has to get in another stab and tells Omid that she appreciates his big nose and thanks him for not getting a nose job. Then she leads a toast to “before the nose job.” Yes, she went there. And just as GG calls Asa a transvestite, Reza and Lilly show up. Welcome to the dysfuntional party you two!
Everyone welcomes Lilly to the group. (oh gurl, you have no idea what you’re in for). Mike says, “Reza is the biggest f-ing shit stirrer I’ve ever met in my life. He’s got this evil smirk, like, haha, look at my new toy.” Asa tells Lilly that she looks like a Persian Barbie, Lilly graciously thanks her. GG says she loves women like Lilly. I give it a week before GG drags our her knife collection to wave around Lilly.
GG and Omid are matching drink for drink..and getting frisky…and obnoxious. Glares start to aim their way from the others. Omid even is seen with his hand starting to slide up GG’s leg. In a classy Beverly Hills restaurant. The others are appalled by their actions. Macking and too much PDA. MJ urges GG to drink water, saying, “I want her not to, like, be at Cedars Sinai in two minutes.” Mike responds, “Don’t worry. She’s going to be in Omid’s bed, not Cedars Sinai.” GG leaves the room, saying she needs a break. That’s when Omid realizes all eyes are on him and not happy with his drunken actions. He responds with him feeling like he’s being attacked, that he should go all ‘Ric Flair’ on them all. (Ric Flair is a pro-wrestler in the news for infidelities & his wife divorcing him).
Lilly speaks up, telling Omid, “That was so disrespectful and trashy. You’ve clearly had one too many drinks. The sober people cannot understand what the drunk people are trying to say. You don’t have to be disrespectful and act like you’re going to raise a hand on a woman, You should have more class than that. And you shouldn’t make a joke that you are going to raise a hand on a woman.” Mike apologizes on Omid’s behalf and drags him out of the room. Mike comes back and says, “I’m 100% siding with you guys, but don’t egg him on.” Lilly says, “I’m not egging him on, but I’m not going sit here and get disrespected as a woman.” Cheers to Lilly for saying what needed to be said, standing up for the ladies, and not screaming it all, like we see all too often elsewhere. Lilly has class.
And we end with Lilly saying she cannot believe that these are the friends Reza was so excited for her to meet, and watch as the drunken duo of Omid & GG get into a cab, driving away. They’ll sleep it off together in some bed I’m sure.
So, now we’re set up for a whole new season of our favorite Persian Princes and Princesses. A whole lotta craaaazy is in store.
On the next episode of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ on December 9th at 10:00 PM ET/PT, on BRAVO, the aftermath of her spat with her mother has MJ heading to her therapist to confront their issues and in the process, she realizes she is carrying more baggage than she thought. Mike has fallen in love with a girl but faces obstacles in their relationship. Tempers flare at a pool party over a perceived insult. Asa and GG’s simmering resentments come to a shocking climax. We should also begin to see Reza’s new man interest too.
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