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The reality television show, Shahs of Sunset currently airs on the Bravo cable network in the U.S. The show features a group of Iranian Americans who live in the Beverly Hill area. The story line involves examining how the group manages career development and their social lives, as well as traditional family demands.

Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi, featured on the show, has a total of eight tattoos, one of which is on the inside of one of her lips. Financially supported by her wealthy Muslim father, she is unemployed. Much of the time, she is seen lunching during the day with friends. Nights find her socializing in the Hollywood and Los Angeles club scene.

Reza Farahan is of Jewish Muslim heritage and was raised in Beverly Hills. Born in Tehran, Iran, he is an openly gay 38 year old real estate agent in Los Angeles. He often struggles with prejudice and gossip pertaining to his sexuality. He was motivated to be a part of the show upon learning of suicides of bullied teenagers, to portray positive images of both Middle Easterners and gay people.

One show reveals that Farahan's father had to convert to Islam in order to marry his mother. After divorcing his mother, his father went back to his Jewish family in New York. It is also revealed that Farahan's grandmother rejected his father as not being Jewish. Reza identifies as Jewish primarily and his family supports him, despite pressures to ostracize him.

Mike Shouhed is of Jewish Persian decent and works as a commercial real estate agent in the Los Angeles area. After financial losses in the Vegas market, he returned back to his L.A. home to reestablish himself.

Sammy Younai is a Jewish Persian residential real estate developer in the Beverly Hills area, specializing in multi-million dollar houses.

Asa Soltan Rahmati is a Pesian Muslim artist and singer involved in Venice's art scene. Having fled from Iran as a girl, she lived in Europe before relocating to the Los Angeles area as a teenager.

Mercedeh "MJ" Javid is a 34 year old real estate agent living in Hollywood Hills.

David Golshan is a comedian living in Beverly Hills and is Reza Farahan's best friend.

The first season garnered ratings for the season finale with a 20 percent increase over previous episodes. Bravo has subsequently announced that the series has been renewed for a second season.

Sunday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
6 Seasons, 83 Episodes
March 11, 2012
Cast: Reza Farahan, Golnesa Gharachedaghi, Mercedes Javid, Asa Soltan Rahmati
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Shahs of Sunset Full Episode Guide

  • The reunion comes to a dramatic close when the Shahs are forced to confront their varying relationship issues. Golnesa's estranged husband, Shalom, pays a surprise visit to discuss the truth behind their breakup and reveals the current state of their marriage. Mike delivers the final word on his future with ex-wife Jessica and Shervin addresses the infidelity rumors surrounding his relationship with Annalise. Reza's husband, Adam, joins the group and they surprise their friends with jaw-dropping news. With everything laid out on the table, a concerned Asa is asked the question on everyone's mind – does she still care about her friends? Has Mike slept with Jessica? Has Reza been faithful to Adam? And does he believe in monogamy?

  • The reunion kicks off with unresolved tensions among the group at an all-time high. As the Shahs look back on their trip to Israel and their efforts to bring some peace to the Middle East, they waste no time reopening old wounds. As they take each other to task, Asa accuses Mike of being racially insensitive both abroad and at home. And when Asa confronts Mercedes about calling her child a “bastard,” years of conflict finally reach the breaking point.

  • GG and Reza uncover some information regarding Mike and Jessica's relationship and decide to take action. Asa, nearing the end of her pregnancy, makes a decision regarding her future with the group. Reza makes a statement to the world with his play. Adam and Reza's small tiffs come to a head when Reza makes a comment that may push Adam over the edge. At the Winter Wonderland Ball, GG and Reza put their plan to run interference between Jessica, Mike and Mike's mother into action, yielding surprising results. Mike's relationship is hurled into perspective, but Reza and Adam's remains on the edge.

  • LaToya Jackson gives Asa advice on how to deal with being a member of a famously infamous family. Tommy, MJ and some of the crew visit Tommy's family. The subject of GG's play may put her newly-engaged status in danger.

  • As the crew sets out on a trip to see GG's performance, everyone is at a crossroads in their relationships; Reza and Adam meet with a gay rabbi to find some clarity in regards to their future; MJ and Tommy endure the aftermath of a fight.

  • MJ takes steps to renovate her condominium; Shervin and Annalise have an unwanted guest who brings some unwanted news; GG's boyfriend helps her pack; Reza plans to put on a play of his own; MJ tells her mother that she wants to have a baby.

  • As Reza and Adam find out if their swimmers are strong enough to produce a little Farahan of their own, MJ continues to question how Asa became pregnant. Mike pushes forward with his baby shoe venture, but the experience raises the question of when he'll take a second chance at starting a family of his own. Asa holds an event to screen the video she filmed in Israel in the hopes of bringing everyone together.

  • Asa begins to feel more isolated. Mike decides that it's time to move forward with his love life, while MJ continues to move forward with hers. MJ hears some gossip about Swervin' Shervin that quickly spreads to the rest of the crew. Adam continues to put pressure on Reza, MJ and Tommy continue their own baby-making quest, and even GG's biological clock begins to tick. Mike decides to expand his shoe line to include baby shoes. GG's roller-skating party turns into an interrogation when Shervin is forced to confront the rumors about him head on.

  • During their journey towards enlightenment in Israel, drama erupts when Asa drops a bombshell during a group lunch.

  • Asa plans a trip to the ancient city of Akko to shoot a documentary, but her plan backfires as religious tension between Mike and GG comes to a head.

  • Reza and Adam have an emotional experience exploring both the surrogacy and adoption routes. GG's relationship is laid on the line when she introduces her Jewish boyfriend to her Muslim parents. The Shahs are excited for their trip to Israel, but getting into the country proves to be harder than it seems. MJ is adamant about being a mom soon, but after a wild night out, her friends wonder whether she's ready.

  • A planned trip to Israel causes a rift; Reza throws a Peace in the Middle East costume party to bring about harmony; GG tries responsibility on for size during LA Fashion Week; MJ and Tommy decide to take the next step toward becoming parents.

  • Reza and Adam throw an anniversary celebration, during which Shervin reveals he is an exclusive relationship with Annalise; Shervin hosts a party and invites Reza and GG; GG apologizes to Adam while avoiding Reza; MJ and Reza visit her father.

  • MJ and Tommy butt heads with a neighbor; Asa reveals her ``miracle'' pregnancy to Reza; former ``train wreck'' GG practices Zen; Mike hosts a housewarming party; Asa's announcement forces MJ and Reza to face a crossroads in their own lives.

  • The cast sits down to discuss the drama of the season.

  • Part one of the reunion kicks off with a bang, as rifts between the group take center stage. Golnesa and Reza waste no time picking up their jilted relationship right where it left off. Asa and Mercedes surprisingly butt heads and Mike is forced to confront the group when he opens up about his pending divorce from Jessica Parido, calling into question the bonds of their friendship. When Mama Vida Javid joins, her brutally honest opinions on her daughter's tight-knit circle cause tensions to peak.

  • A joyful MJ says yes to a proposal. Meanwhile, Reza and Adam have an interesting discussion about kids; Mike makes a hard choice; and old wounds are reopened at an unveiling of Asa's photography enterprise.

  • Facing ghosts from her past and future, MJ plans an elaborate "Rebirth" ceremony with friends and family at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Newlyweds Reza and Adam ask Asa to finally make their marriage official, and GG comes to an agreement with her mother about her chemotherapy. On a shopping expedition with Shervin, Tommy makes a grand gesture that will change MJ's life.

  • MJ faces ghosts from her past and future and prepares for a "rebirth" ceremony at a Hollywood cemetery. Meanwhile, newlyweds Reza and Adam turn to Asa to make their marriage official, and Tommy makes a grand gesture that could alter MJ's fate.

  • An argument between Reza and GG low-lights a visit to the Mayan ruins. Also: A regretful Mike tries to gain his wife back; GG participates in a drastic health regimen, shocking her inner circle; and Reza bravely returns to the comedy stage.

  • A Belize vacation continues with Mike fleeing from his marital issues by heading to the Belizean rain forest. Also, MJ confides in Asa, an unexpected visitor startles the gang, and Mike is forced to disclose a secret.

  • Reza puts together a last-minute group vacation to Belize, hoping Mike and Jessica can work out their problems while there. In Belize, Mike nervously waits for his wife to get there, MJ mulls over life without Tommy, and tensions explode during a first-night meal.

  • Mike and Jessica meet in an attempt to fix their relationship after a romantic night. Meanwhile, MJ reaches out to Asa about her relationship with Tommy, and it's high style and big drama at Asa's premier fashion show, where GG is approached about rumors.

  • MJ deals with fallout from her splintering relationship with Tommy after coming back from Palm Springs, Cal. In the meantime, Reza takes a chance at stand-up comedy, with the gang coming together for his opening performance. Also: Mike attempts to win his wife back.

  • Reza and Asa travel to Palm Springs, Cal., to plan his surprise wedding with Adam. Here, Mike shows up without his wife, MJ's insecurities arise, GG plays peacemaker, and Reza's anxiety grows as an unsuspecting Adam shows up in the desert.

  • MJ is energized as she sets her mind on a new ambition. Meanwhile, Mike and Jessica start counseling; Shervin attempts to be in top form while out with a hot Australian; and surprising information about Mike is revealed at a retirement celebration for Asa's mom.

  • GG's health problems surface during a camping trip that turns into an intervention. At the campground, Mike copes with his marriage issues but won't confide in anyone, and a ropes course brings the group together, until GG dramas unravel.

  • Stress affects Asa because of a photo shoot and her upcoming fashion line. Meanwhile, a camping vacation is planned to address GG's increasingly strange behavior, and weighty matters emerge in Mike and Jessica's relationship.

  • GG's health problems escalate, so she asks for support during a medical procedure. Also, Mike and Jessica throw a backyard Shabbat celebration to attempt to improve the group's relationships, but tensions rise when MJ reveals a secret.

  • When Reza reveals his plans for a surprise wedding, he's met with unexpected resistance from MJ. The cracks in Mike's relationship begin to show as Jessica challenges her husband about what she expects from married life.

  • In the aftermath of last year's broken engagement, Reza reveals to Asa that he's finally ready to marry Adam. Newlywed Mike tells Jessica that he's finally ready to reconnect with his old friends.

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