Shahs of Sunset – Bad Things Happen when I Eat Salami by NMD
This is the episode where Reza turns on Lilly. He literally tells us that Lilly thinks she’s up here – and they are down there. Original. They are still at GG’s dinner party for her sister Leila’s birthday. MJ tells Lilly that no one likes her – and crickets from the rest of the table. So Lilly walks out, and the rest of them go out to party.
They all head out to a bar. GG notices Shaun – her boyfriend of the day – looking at some girl’s ass and calls him on it. Only thing is she was making out with some other guy at Lilly’s wedding. MJ decides to tell Shaun about the other guy – Shayan. GG gets mad, so MJ drags Reza out of there.
Lilly really doesn’t know her audience. She’s out to lunch with a friend and orders a ton of food. He comments that he’s jealous that she can eat like that. She says she wants to put on a little weight to gain some curves. She interviews that she’s trying to gain weight -she was 97 lbs and is up to 103 but would like to be at 105. How much of that are her breast implants. She continues on to complain about the rest of the group.
MJ and Reza are at her apartment. Reza interviews that he’s 100% on MJs team this year. MJ interviews that he strayed last year – intoxicated by the shiny and buffed Lilly. No mention of Asa. They have a huge spread of food. I’m trying to figure out if MJ is wearing a dress or a dressing gown – her bubbies are on half display. GG calls and asks to come and talk it out – so MJ asks Reza to stay. Reza interviews that GG will look you in the eye and stab you in the gut. Better that than Reza’s MO of stabbing you in the back.
GG tries to explain the girl code to MJ – but MJ seems too preoccupied with her hair and housecoat to understand what she’s saying. MJ and Reza are judge and jury of GG’s behavior and demand that they be able to rat her out any time they’d like. GG leaves in disgust.
Mike and his white teeth and family are planning a party for his younger brother’s graduation from dental school. Mom is in charge, and there is a lot of discussion about stews and whether or not to hookah. Mike is the family failure (sort of joke) having dropped out of law school (how did he get into law school?) and is hoping to make it big in real estate and no longer disappoint his parents.
Asa the diamond water princess shows up at the factory to cleanse the energy by burning sage. She interviews that she’s burning sage because the energy in California used to be Native American. She’s actually in the warehouse and not the bottling part of the facility – probably because burning sage wouldn’t be cool around food production. Is bottling water food? I would think they have strict standards for air quality and don’t want burnt sage water. The people actually working are giving her the side eye but letting her put on her show.
GG and Leila are hanging out at her home. Leila has three days to find an apartment. GG calls MJ and yells at her because the house isn’t listed and Leila doesn’t have a new place to live. When MJ says they have a bad connection, GG hangs up and blames it on eating salami. “Bad things happen when I eat salami.” Leila tries to make peace. When MJ explains she’s working her butt off but Leila’s lawyers keep changing thing up every day, Leila agrees her situation is complicated (because of the divorce and whether she can sell or just least the house.) It’s clear that the MJ – GG drama is overshadowing Leila’s quest to get out of her house and into a new place.
Mike’s family is getting ready for the party. The boys are teasing Jessica that she’ll have to make a good impression, and Mike’s mom looks worried and hurries them all along. They get to the venue and the food looks fantastic. This is a real party – not a Bravo party. Slowly the place starts to fill. Reza and boyfriend, Asa, GG and sister all show up. They smack talk Lilly a little and joke that MJ put her and Coconut in a box and shipped her back to Texas. (Same joke someone made on WWHL whe MJ was on.) MJ shows up and acts like a Diva – doing that false laugh thing and completely ignoring GG – who starts to stew. GG interviews that she’s working on herself and trying to respect Jonathon (Mike’s brother) and his family. She’s about to blow.
What follows is the most awkward dinner ever. They have piles of delicious food. MJ sits down and GG gives her the death stare. GG asks MJ if she’s enjoying her food in a very hard voice. MJ says yes – and asks GG if she’s lonely (there are empty seats on either side of her.) GG says no – she’s never lonely, and asks MJ if she’s lonely. MJ says she always is and starts throwing rose pedals at GG. GG throws some back. Finally it’s over and they all get up to dance. But it’s not finished. GG goes out to smoke and when MJ and Reza go outside as well, GG confronts her. Then they go inside and MJ is helping Leila with some paperwork while GG sulks and tries to get her attention. They go outside again and get into a huge fight with GG dropping the f-bomb and everyone looking at them.
Leila steps in when she sees Mike’s dad approaching them. She basically threatens GG into behaving, and drags her out of there without causing a scene. MJ is embarrassed, but stays. And the scene ends with GG walking away smoking furiously and saying that now that MJ has Reza back, she doesn’t need her anymore. Cut to MJ and Reza dancing.
Next week Lilly will confront Asa about not having her back when MJ said no one was Lilly’s friend.