On the last episode of ‘Shah’s of Sunset’ Reza takes a trip down memory lane with his mother and opens up about how his father’s infidelity affected the family. He realizes that he needs to deal with his angry feelings about his father abandoning him if he wants to be able to move forward.
The women all meet up for a girl’s night out and as the night progresses and the drinks flow Anita decides to call MJ out on the Las Vegas incident. GG sides with Anita and ties to get to the bottom of MJ’s comment in Vegas, using her own comment as part of her example, but when an outsider at the table named Sunny decides to interject herself into the conversation and attack GG, the gloves come off.
Reza takes off to New York City with MJ to meet up with his father’s side of the family for Shabbat dinner. As Reza pulls up to the house he is fairly nervous, but as soon as he enters the house he is greeted with hugs and feels at ease. Reza takes his father aside to talk about his feelings of abandonment and reveals that he followed the same destructive path that his father had with his mother. They talk about how Reza’s grandmother was a major part of the destruction of his parents’ marriage because she didn’t approve of Reza’s mother’s background and his father tires to explain that he was caught in the middle and didn’t know what to do. Reza asks why he cut him out of his life and his father reveals that Reza’s grandmother is putting pressure on him not to contact Reza because he’s “not Jewish”.
The fact that Reza comes from a mixed Persian family, is openly gay and is as successful as he is, is really inspiring. He gives hope to future generations that it is possible to rise above anything that is thrown at you and be the best that you can be, no matter what or who tries to stand in your way.
Be sure to tune in on Sunday April 15th for the season 1 finale of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ where Mike and GG will finally face the romantic tension between them. We will also have a change to hear Asa premiere her new song and MJ and Sammi will go on a double blind date, but not before MJ and her mother have one final showdown.
Check out the preview of the season 1 finale of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ below and let us know if you plan on watching.