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S07.E04: Javid Shah: Long Live the King

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After the tragic loss of her father, MJ tries to maintain her stability while continuing to plan her wedding; Nema is put in an awkward position when his crush, GG, and his ex-girlfriend come face to face at his sister Mona's birthday party.

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The guys plan an impromptu dinner party to get MJ out of the house! Why it's at Mike I don't know! This guy is such a slob! Is it that hard to hire a housekeeper? ;-)

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I feel badly for MJ. It’s a tough milestone in life to lose your parent. 

That was nice of Reza to try to pull something together to honor him and make her feel loved . 

Mike’s backyard looks pretty sparse. Do the dogs have water? Shade? Somewhere to walk that isn’t heated by the sun? 

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1 minute ago, Mindthinkr said:

I feel badly for MJ. It’s a tough milestone in life to lose your parent. 

That was nice of Reza to try to pull something together to honor him and make her feel loved . 

Mike’s backyard looks pretty sparse. Do the dogs have water? Shade? Somewhere to walk that isn’t heated by the sun? 

It moved me to see them rally for her! Will GG act right though? We all know she has no filter and doesn't look at the big picture even if she's at odds with a person!  ;-)

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GG and Shervin made sure Reza had "taken care of" the flowers, but Reza said "it was so nice of you, you didn't have to do that".  Why was Adam the only other main guest at the very weird Mona birthday (maybe it coincided with MJ's Dad) - Nema is the opposite of attractive in every way that has been shown to us.

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I actually liked Reza this episode. He came through for MJ, they all did. 

Who goes wedding dress shopping with 2 men? No mother, no girlfriends? I can't imagine Mike actually wanting to do that in the real world. 

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55 minutes ago, bichonblitz said:

Who goes wedding dress shopping with 2 men? No mother, no girlfriends? I can't imagine Mike actually wanting to do that in the real world. 

I was at first stunned that Vida didn’t join her for this very special rite of marriage. MJ probably didn’t want to hear any criticism from her. She was already in a delicate state of mind with her Dads death. 

Mike was trying to live up to his deathbed promise to Sham to support and love MJ for the rest of her life (as her dear friend). Reza is her maid of honor and best friend. Reza was trying to show Mike how to be a good friend to her.  This included the dress shopping (I couldn’t see GG as taking that seriously) and as MJ broke down in the dressing room she was grateful to have both of them there. They ended up being the right choice for her. 

Mike did seem a bit awkward especially when Reza asked his if he wanted help pulling his house together for the impromptu celebration of MJ’s father’s life. He’s still lower on the learning curve but Reza is showing him how to up his game and become a better man and friend. 

Adam went to the birthday celebration for Nema because Reza and Mike were away dress shopping and why not? He’s friendly with his bunch as Reza’s partner. I found it stranger that GG and Erika were both invited but glad that they didn’t fight over Nema. He isn’t worth it. 

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28 minutes ago, Mindthinkr said:

Mike was trying to live up to his deathbed promise to Sham to support and love MJ for the rest of her life (as her dear friend). Reza is her maid of honor and best friend. Reza was trying to show Mike how to be a good friend to her.  This included the dress shopping

I get all that but my question is why would MJ feel comfortable with that. Does she have NO close girlfriends? I guess not. 

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I loved this entire episode, I loved how they dropped their petty bullshit and supported their friend,  I was surprised to not see Asa in the background though.  

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2 hours ago, bichonblitz said:

I get all that but my question is why would MJ feel comfortable with that. Does she have NO close girlfriends? I guess not. 

You've got to remember that unlike most of the people on the other reality tv shows, these people have known each other and have been friends and closes for decades. They grew up together. I think  they were the perfect choice. She's going to pick whichever dress she loves best no matter what anyone else thinks. They were there for emotional support. Loved it.

And, don't hate me, but I kind of like Nemo!

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10 minutes ago, TV Diva Queen said:

I was surprised to not see Asa in the background though

I wasn’t they can’t stand each other. I mean MJ sand GG are horrible to each other but I do think they do care about each other. Definitely not the same with her and Asa.

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This episode was so sad, yet uplifting.  I cried through the whole thing.  Loved seeing everyone supporting MJ, even Vida found her heart!  I adored her telling MJ she'd go with her every day through every step.  Mike really stepped up this episode, you can tell he takes his vow very seriously.

I also appreciated the little bit of lightness: MJ shading Mike for having no curtains so everyone can see her trying to compose herself before entering…then later, Mike asking/teasing MJ if her comment on glasses was a dig about his red solo cups.

Reza did what I thought was impossible for him: he didn't make it about him.  Just supported MJ in any way she needed.

17 minutes ago, TV Diva Queen said:

I was surprised to not see Asa in the background though.  

I wasn't.  The petty runs deep.  Plus, like @biakbiak said, they truly don't like each other.  Those two details kept Princess Diamond Water away.

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I get that they don't like Asa - but Asa likes Asa and I"m surprised she didn't try and do a pop in.  My head and fingers were not of same mind this morning.  :) 

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7 minutes ago, TV Diva Queen said:

I get that they don't like Asa - but Asa likes Asa and I"m surprised she didn't try and do a pop in.  My head and fingers were not of same mind this morning.  :) 

But she’s not on the show anymore and probably knew absolutely nothing about Sham’s death, the gathering or even Mike’s address.

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2 hours ago, biakbiak said:

I wasn’t they can’t stand each other. I mean MJ sand GG are horrible to each other but I do think they do care about each other. Definitely not the same with her and Asa.

At a time like this, I seriously doubt MJ would have been upset if Asa had shown up.  It was really about Sham  And Asa had more of relationship with her family than i.e., Destiny, Nema, Sherwin. 

33 minutes ago, biakbiak said:

But she’s not on the show anymore and probably knew absolutely nothing about Sham’s death, the gathering or even Mike’s address.

 

I can't believe that no one in the circle would not have told Asa about Sham.

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7 minutes ago, twilightzone said:

And Asa had more of relationship with her family than i.e., Destiny, Nema, Sherwin. 

No clue about Nema but Destiny and Shervin knew MJ and her family before they were on the show.

I think the only people who still talk to Asa are Resa and Adam. It’s possible that Asa reached out off camera but her showing up at this small gathering would be weird as hell and be more about wanting to be on camera than supporting MJ.

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5 hours ago, bichonblitz said:

I get all that but my question is why would MJ feel comfortable with that. Does she have NO close girlfriends? I guess not. 

Why wouldn't she feel comfortable?  She's known these people for years.  They're closer to her than her own mother.

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6 hours ago, bichonblitz said:

I get all that but my question is why would MJ feel comfortable with that. Does she have NO close girlfriends? I guess not. 

I think Reza and Mike really are her best friends.  Having been wedding dress shopping, I don't recall doing anything during it that required a vagina.  Of course the one time I went it was really easy.  My friend tried on 2 dresses.  The first one was totally hot, but the second one was "The One" and it was obvious as soon as she put it on.  Then I gave some input on what type of bustle would look best as the sales person showed us what each would look like.  I think between dress one and two we took a moment to debate being super hot versus being able to breathe and sit.  Reza and Mike were capable of telling her she looked hot and the designer that was there could point her towards the right silhouette and which bustle looked best with which dress.  Also, I think Reza and Mike spend more time and money on clothes and grooming and are more vain than the majority of women, so this was firmly in their wheelhouse.  

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8 hours ago, bichonblitz said:

I actually liked Reza this episode. He came through for MJ, they all did. 

I am nowhere near a Reza fan but I thought his comment that MJ's father was ready to go because he knew that MJ now had Tommy to be there for her and help her to be strong was a very touching sentiment.  

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So I'm not trying to be an asshole, but I'm a little confused.  After poking around the Shahs in the Media thread and a tiny bit of googling, it seems like this is being edited out of sequence and Shams actually died after MJ's wedding?  Her break down still makes just as much sense because I think she was crying about him not being there to walk her down the aisle, which he was too sick to do.  I wonder why the false narrative was needed?  Or maybe he really died before she got married and it just wasn't announced until later, which is a valid choice, but there's an interview with MJ that makes it sound like he was alive when she got married.  Either way it is sad.  I'm just trying to figure out what's true and confused about why they'd change the timeline as it seems to serve no purpose and is something that could easily be proved as a false narrative.  

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4 minutes ago, yourmomiseasy said:

So I'm not trying to be an asshole, but I'm a little confused.  After poking around the Shahs in the Media thread and a tiny bit of googling, it seems like this is being edited out of sequence and Shams actually died after MJ's wedding?  ...

That's how I remembered it happening!  I thought I was going crazy.  Why would they edit it like that?

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Just now, heatherchandler said:

That's how I remembered it happening!  I thought I was going crazy.  Why would they edit it like that?

Me too! I thought he died shortly after the wedding, I find this gross.

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1 hour ago, yourmomiseasy said:

So I'm not trying to be an asshole, but I'm a little confused.  After poking around the Shahs in the Media thread and a tiny bit of googling, it seems like this is being edited out of sequence and Shams actually died after MJ's wedding?  Her break down still makes just as much sense because I think she was crying about him not being there to walk her down the aisle, which he was too sick to do.  I wonder why the false narrative was needed?  Or maybe he really died before she got married and it just wasn't announced until later, which is a valid choice, but there's an interview with MJ that makes it sound like he was alive when she got married.  Either way it is sad.  I'm just trying to figure out what's true and confused about why they'd change the timeline as it seems to serve no purpose and is something that could easily be proved as a false narrative.  

I was wondering about this too. All I know is that Reza asking MJ if Shams was "still with us" over the phone was a total er...sham. I'm sure he knew at that point and I'm 100% certain that conversation did not happen on the actual day of his death, nor did that "impromptu" gathering of Shahs. The producers must take us all for fools.

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Someone on FB mentioned that he actually died in January they just didn’t announce it until after the wedding/honeymoon which makes me feel better. I didn’t think the entire cast could be such great actors.

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That makes me feel better too because altering the timeline for something like that just seemed creepy and weird.  I thought maybe they had waited to announce because of the wording of MJ's announcement being something like "it took me a long time to come to terms with this," but then there's a quote from her saying he didn't walk her down the aisle because he was too sick.  The quote was kind of weird and confusing though.  I'm not gonna bust her chops for "lying" in the quote, she was probably jsut trying to skirt the issue and keep a painful part of her life private for a bit.

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First of all, condolences to MJ.  I'm sure the past year was brutal for her, and it didn't end the way she hoped.

That said, if I see another person on one of these Bravo shows, let alone a whole roomful of them, wiping tears from dry eyes, I will go through that TV screen and really give them something to cry about (as my mother always used to say).  I mean, come on, we get that you're sad or at least presenting a sad countenance.  Don't you realize we can tell you're not really crying?  It's okay not to cry.  It's better than pretend crying.

I felt terrible for Mike's dogs.  It looks as if they spend most of their time out in that miserable yard, no grass, a single sad bed, hardly any shade from the SoCal sun.  Did I hear him say "They're fucking animals"? Another reason to go through the screen and apply some rough justice.

And lastly, is it just me, or does GG's divorce lawyer look like MJ's double?  That must be awkward, if she bothers to notice the resemblance.

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1 hour ago, Mondrianyone said:

And lastly, is it just me, or does GG's divorce lawyer look like MJ's double? 

I thought so too!

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On 8/26/2018 at 3:36 PM, Mondrianyone said:

And lastly, is it just me, or does GG's divorce lawyer look like MJ's double?  That must be awkward, if she bothers to notice the resemblance.

I honestly at 1st thought it was GG's sister and they finally made up.

Is there not a new episode tonight ?

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3 hours ago, Sew Sumi said:

No new episode tonight.

What? That blows. Here I got into bed already for a new episode and read this. Letdown city. 

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Well.  I forgot that last week's ep was...last week; the heart is a funny thing.  I knew that MJ's dad was gone, and that there would be an episode, but just like Jack's death on This is Us, I didn't want to sit through it.  But, tonight, I watched.

I think I was doing okay until Sammy walked in.  Just the sight of her old friend, I was wrecked.  I think MJ looks beautiful with "no" makeup (and she should keep the short hair!).  

Never loved Mike so well as his joking, gentle demeanor at the bridal shop.  She chose rightly, to have those two big bumbling goofball Persians with her.  Because even though it's been three years, how well I know: the remembering that your baba joon is gone, often comes at you out of nowhere, like a giant hole in the ground that sucks you under and takes your breath.

See?  I'm weeping and not making any sense.

Rest in peace, Javid Shah.

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Reza stepped up for MJ in this episode. He definitely is a true friend to her for being there for her in this hard time. 

I can't stomach Nema. A total tool and he's not even a looker. Selfish POS.

GG needs to get with a guy that can understand her emotional rollercoasters LOL!

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