The Shahs of Sunset – An Inconclusive Truth by SunnyGirl
First scene is at Asa’s house, where Reza and MJ and Asa are, of course, eating. Reza has purchased FitBits for each of them, so that they can lose weight for Reza’s wedding which is just one month away. Reza’s TH says “a bitch needs to lose weight.” Asifa calls and invites them to a 70’s Bollywood themed party. Asa asks if she is inviting Mike and Jessica. Asifa says yes and that she is sure it will be fine between GG and Mike. (What planet does Asifa live on?) Asa still thinks that Mike and GG should sit down and work out their problems alone.
Now we see Asifa and Bobby, with Maximus. Maximus is Bobby’s dog. (Maximus kind of reminds me of Lily Ghalichi’s dog, but Maximus doesn’t twirl in circles.) Asifa says living with Bobby is fun, but difficult. Bobby wants a traditional kind of wife; Asifa is a 21st century kind of girl. Booby says Asifa thinks she is a princess and that she needs to do the regular things in life. Therefore, he wants her to give Maximus a bath. (Come on, we all know that dog goes to the groomers.) Asifa gives the dog a bath and then says that “this bitch will not be washing that bitch ever again.”
GG arrives at MJ’s condo with flowers. MJ is crying pitifully and GG hugs her. We are told that Pablo has died, one of MJ’s dogs. MJ tells GG that Pablo died in her arms. GG is being so supportive and comforting to MJ. She tells her that Pablo is barking at the angels now. MJ says he had two seizures and then died. She claims she wants to keep Pablo’s body; that she is not ready to give him up. GG questions MJ about where Pablo’s body is. MJ says here. GG then asks where???? Turns out MJ has put Pablo in her freezer. Yes, in her freezer. GG is appalled. MJ asks is GG wants to see Pablo. At first, GG doesn’t want to because Pablo being in the freezer is really freaking her out. Then she says yes. MJ gets him out of the freezer. He is wrapped in a towel and MJ is holding him like a baby. A dead baby. When MJ opens the towel to show GG, GG runs. GG then recommends that MJ call the pet mortuary so they can figure out what to do. MJ wants Pablo stuffed. Yes, stuffed. (I am the biggest dog lover on the earth and I have three Golden Retrievers that I love nearly as much as my children. However, I have NEVER and I repeat NEVER wanted to stuff one of my dogs when they die. I understand the pain MJ is experiencing but not sending Pablo to a taxidermist. Has anyone here had their dog stuffed??)
We are at Mike’s office again. I am so surprised that we have now seen him working TWO (count them, TWO) times in one season. Jessica comes strolling in with the wedding planner and the planner’s posse. They bring in cakes and dinnerware and invitation samples. They begin setting up on Mike’s desk. Mike looks very uncomfortable and tries to remind Jessica that it’s a workplace. Mike’s co-workers are all watching. Mike says to Jessica that he really needs to get back to work. Jessica ignores this and states that they are planning a wedding in five months and she needs to get this done. Mercifully the wedding planner realizes it’s their cue to exit.
Reza is at Dr. Down’s office. Reza describes Dr. Downs as the gay relationship guru. Reza is telling Dr. Downs about asking Adam to marry him. Reza says now he is having panic attacks. He is worried about the passion/sex in their relationship. Turns out Reza and Adam only have sex about twice a month. Reza tells the doctor that he is concerned because it seems Adam is on porno websites quite a bit. Reza is concerned that Adam is spending too much time on porno and not enough on sex with Reza. Dr. Downs says they have a lot of work to do.
At Asifa’s house, her brothers and father come over. She has asked her father to pray for Bobby and Asifa. She describes her father as an observant Muslim. He covers all figures in the room and begins praying. Asifa has ordered Indian takeout for dinner. She says she knows how to cook but says it’s easier to order food. She asks her brother what he thinks is the problem in the relationship between Asifa and Bobby. He responds that they don’t listen to each other. Asifa has always been told that her tongue is faster than her brain. She doesn’t want to change that – she doesn’t see it as a problem. Her father tells her to go back to a simple way of life and quit acting like Madonna, the material girl. Smart man.
GG, MJ and a friend (that is dressed like a leopard/poodle) are walking into the bar. At first, because of the way they are dressed, that they are going to Asifa’s 70’s Bollywood party but it turns out they are just getting together to cheer MJ up. Vida shows up being her normal self until the talk turns to ping pong. Turns out, Vida describes herself as the ping pong champion of the world. GG says let’s play! Vida pulls out actual ping pong shoes to change into and the game begins. Vida wins against GG & MJ, 21 to 3. And MJ says it really has helped to have Vida around.
Mike is walking into a restaurant to meet with Reza. Things are very quiet and uncomfortable. Mike won’t even look Reza in the eye. Mike says to Reza that he is hurt about Reza and the others not telling him about GG’s claim. Reza tells Mike that if the incident with GG is fake, then he will apologize. Reza says Mike is a “horn dog” and that the story sounds as if it could have happened. Mike says GG has fabricated stories before, that she drinks too much and that she is volatile. Mike claims GG has now screwed up the dynamic of the group. Reza says that Mike has not been very friendly with the group, even before this incident. Reza says Mike hasn’t even invited him to his new house and it’s been months. Mike says Reza needs to work on the relationship with Jessica. Mike says Jessica thinks Reza is evil. Wrong thing to say to Reza. You can tell he is not at all happy about that.
Now we are at the polygrapher’s office. MJ says GG picked the right outfit for the visit. Says the innocent schoolgirl look is proper attire for taking a polygraph. GG says she is a ball of nerves. They meet the polygrapher who takes them back to a conference room. He asks GG to tell him the story. GG says it occurred in August of 2014 in Turkey where the group had all been drinking. They decide to go to a nightclub and do some more drinking. We see a flashback of Mike grabbing at GG’s thong. Both Mike and GG were being flirty with each other. GG says she was drunk. GG says it was time for her to go to bed because she was so drunk. Mike knocks at her door and asks her to come to his room to hang out. We see a flashback of Mike, in a white robe, leading GG to his room. She is in pajama pants and a tank top. She says when they got there, she laid across the bed. Mike climbed on top of her and kissed her. She told him to get off and then she left. She says it wasn’t an attack; it was a pass.
MJ says Mike has been in hiding and those actions show guilt. She is hoping its not true, but she is pretty sure it is true.
GG takes the polygraph. The polygrapher claims that the results were inconclusive because she answered differently on two of the same questions. However, I replayed that. The first question was “Between the ages of 20 and 30, have you ever lied to anybody benefit yourself?” She answered no to that. He then asked the same question but changed the age to 15 to 30. GG answered yes. He claims that caused an inconclusive result.
Now that I have seen more film about what happened in Turkey, I think GG’s story could be true. Why would Mike show up at GG’s room in a robe? Of course, why would GG go with him? Alcohol can make people do very strange things. Just ask Kim Richards.