Reza is so important to the success of “Shas of Sunset” on Bravo that when he’s depressed or not around the entire show suffers. Reza is the straw that stirs the drink, and without him on screen the rest of the cast is left to stand around and ask each other “Where’s Reza?”. The past few weeks haven’t been kind to the man who looks like a gay Persian Burt Reynolds. Reza started a fight with a gay Iranian immigrant named Sasha after meeting him at him apartment, and then exploded on Sasha again at a club calling him “FOB” (Fresh Off the Boat) and a word that starts with F and ends with Aggot.
On the special “Shahs of Sunset” that aired on Sunday we experienced the fall out from the club fight. Mike even went so far as to disinvite Reza from being apart of the Pride Parade float because of his over the top reaction. Reza responded to Mike in a familiar way by hanging up the phone mid cry. While Mike and the cast rode the float, the loss of Reza was topic #1. Sasha didn’t do himself any favors when he ran into the crew during the parade. Reza had complained that Sasha was too swishy for his tastes. Sasha did little to dissuade that notion with his outfit of jockstrap and spandex pants. He showed more ass crack than a union plumber.
Tonight the fight between Reza and Sasha is still on everyone’s minds. Reza is the unifying friend for everyone on the show. He’s like a massive mood ring for the group, and when he’s not happy the show suffers. Here’s the Bravo synopsis for tonight’s show.
Mike and Jessica grow closer, whil GG and Leila argue about MJ hanging around. Meanwhile, Reza enters therapy to deal with his recent outbursts and comes to some surprising conclusions.
That’s how bad things are going for Reza that only an on screen therapy session will be able to help him move on with his anger towards Sasha. Here’s a preview from Bravo of Asa and GG attempting to point blame in the conflict. No surprise that GG blames MJ, who has been her enemy all season.
Let’s hope that Reza gets what he needs from therapy and returns back to the guy who pops champagne and makes everyone laugh. “Shahs of Sunset” is still a solid show, but we’ve suffered through downtrodden Reza for far too long.
Date: Tuesday, December 10th
Episode Title: “The Velvet Rage”
Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: BravoTV.com