Shahs of Sunset is returning for its seventh dramatic season, and we have the trailer.
We already knew that Mercedes Javid married David Feight, but this video teases plenty of wedding drama. Also, other drama.
And some sadness. And a couple of fights, because hey, why not?
Before we get into MJ’s fun misadventures (and the sadness), let’s cover the roster.
First, the returning stars:
Reza Farahan, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Mike Shouhed are all back.
And we’ll be seeing more of Destiney Rose, who is still a newbie on the series.
Then there’s the new cast member, Nema Vand, who describes himself as a "white-washed Persian." Hey, so long as he’s the one saying it, right?
Remember when we openly questioned if Asa Soltan Rahmati was done with the series?
She’s sticking around … but only in a recurring capacity. It happens.
The bride-to-be is very excited about her wedding to her long-time lover, but she is the first to acknowledge that she had once ruled it out entirely.
"Remember me?" MJ asks the camera. "The one who said never?"
In case you’ve forgotten, the trailer cuts to footage of MJ saying exactly what she thinks of marriage — a stressful and expensive prelude to divorce.
Clearly, she has now changed her tune.
"Guess what, mother f–kers?" She asks. Don’t worry — it’s rhetorical. "I’m getting married!"
She sure is!
While we knew that she tied the knot already, this trailer shows us that the wedding didn’t exactly go smoothly.
Meanwhile, Mike Shouhed has a heart-to-heart with his mother.
Sometimes, when others reach life milestones, you realize that your life hasn’t led where you had imagined that it would.
He laments that he is not married with children already, as that is where he believes that he should be at this point in his life.
(We’re guessing that he’s really regretting cheating right about now)
His mother assures him that he’ll find the right person in time.
Oh, speaking of major life decisions, Reza Aslan and his husband, Adam Neely, seem to have hit a bump in their relationship.
The trailer hints that these two are at odds over whether to have children — with Reza being against it.
But … we need to circle back to MJ.
The trailer certainly does.
MJ’s lowest point in this trailer is dealing with her father’s death.
Unfortunately, that sorrow becomes almost comical — almost — as her attempt to scatter his ashes over the water goes awry.
The wind blows some of her father’s own remains back into her face, which is unpleasant on many levels. All levels, really.
Reza doesn’t take it well, either.
For the record, it is our understanding that Federal law prohibits any spreading of human remains along any coastlines unless you are three miles or more out at sea.
So … that’s another layer to this very uncomfortable scene.
MJ has more to do, by the way.
It looks like we’ll be seeing at least one fight between MJ and GG.
And then we get just a tease of some sort of mini-catastrophe at her wedding, which is every bride’s nightmare.
The trailer is punctuated perfectly by Reza’s "what happened?"
Shahs of Sunset is a gift, folks.