Recap: The Shahs Peace Summit
Ep 16: Part 2 may have been more peaceful, but there were quite a few surprises.
It’s sad that our Shahs are coming to a close this season. It’s been quite a ride. From Mike and Reza’s bromance breaking up (to making up), Lilly being on an island of her own, Asa launching Diamond Water, MJ wanting kids, to a very emotional trip to the Middle East…we’ve been on a roller coaster with our Persians.
Part 2 of the reunion was not as explosive as Part 2 of Season 2’s reunion, but I prefer to keep things at peace sometimes. At least this season Reza left things with a hug and not name-calling. I feel like these guys have been through so much during the season, that there is nowhere else to go but to a peaceful place.
Now on to the reunion. There wouldn’t be a reunion unless the infamous F-word incident was brought up. And that it was. There was a lot of back and fourth between Mike and Reza on this one as I’d expected. What I didn’t expect was for Mike to bring up the fact that people like Reza bullied him when he was growing up. That’s information I didn’t know about Mike. I felt bad thinking about little Mike being bullied. As for Reza, he had stated before, this issue had brought up a lot of unresolved issues -- and nothing has changed -- he’s still sorry. I don't know what he went through, so all I can ask for as a viewer is an apology. As for the term F.O.B., I’d like to take the time to clear something up -- when my family came here from Iran, they were not F.O.B., they were F.O.P. (fresh off the plane). If we were F.O.B. that’d be a hell of a long boat ride across the Atlantic. Persians just don’t have that kind of patience. So derogatory or not, I feel like they should update the term. Next up was the infamous trip to Turkey. Andy went around and asked everyone what they thought of the trip, and we all know where these Shahs stand. But the kicker of the argument was GG asking if Mike would go inside the “Sixteenth” Chapel. God bless GG for trying to have a hand in the argument and screwing everything up. At least she’s come out of this season knowing where her butthole is. I’d say that’s a victory!
Moving forward, let’s talk about the border. I’m still in awe that Asa, Reza, and Zinat took the trip. There was a lot of risk involved with going to the border. But the biggest argument was who can or can’t go to Iran. The reality is no one says you can’t go, there’s just a lot of risk involved with going, and I understand why Reza and Asa didn’t want to take that risk. Even GG who goes all the time says she hasn’t gone because she doesn’t want to bring any shame on her family that lives there. But the kicker of the night was Lilly saying, “They don’t just stone gay people to death…if you are a gay, they will give you a free sex change to become a woman.” Yes, Lilly, that is true, but is she really using that as an argument for Reza to go? Really? I almost lost my sh-- laughing when she said that. And Persians love the term free, but when it comes to a sex change, that might not be a sale they’ll want to hit up.
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