Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly

After what felt like the longest break ever, Watch What Happens Live is back with new episodes. It’s perfect timing with the Below Deck Season 5 premiere, so it was fitting that Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly were Andy Cohen’s guests. They are the only returning crew members from last season.

Kate, Nico, and Andy discussed the Below Deck episode and even shared their commentary on some of the Below Deck Mediterranean drama that went down during its last season. Plus, two Real Housewives rang the door bell for some surprise appearances.

Andy wasted no time asking Nico if he hooked up with new cast member Brianna Adekeye when they were drunk in the back of a cab a few years ago. Nico admitted, “I was quite frankly blacked out,” which prompted Andy to conclude, “So maybe.” There was no hint at this coming up later in the season, but it wouldn’t be surprising if it does. With that said, Nico later clarified, “I’m in a relationship right now with Melissa. You see her a few times on the show. She is here tonight.”

Of course Andy had to ask Kate, “Are you attached?” She didn’t hesitate to declare, “I’m floating.” Andy also wondered, “Are you looking for a man or a lady?” Kate shared, “I’ve been dating men lately.” Which of course prompted a caller to inquire about her relationship with chef Ben Robinson. Kate said, “We’re still friends. We talk very often. We’re living in different cities. He’s doing traveling on land with catering. I’m still doing yachting. That’s it.”

They also dished on the latest Below Deck Med season and the love triangle with Malia White, Adam Glick, and Wes Walton. Kate said, “I think Malia led on Adam and it was inappropriate.” Nico chimed in with, “It was a little bit redundant.” Sure, it was, but it was entertaining television.

Unlike the crew from last season, Kate and Nico had no issue with Hannah Ferrier hooking up with a charter guest. Kate explained, “Who wouldn’t? It’s like the modern Cinderella.” Fair enough. Both Kate and Nico denied hooking up with charter guests in the past, but they both made it clear that they weren’t against the idea. Kate shared, “None of the ones that offered me were that good looking.” Nico theorized, “If someone with a lot of money wants to make out with you like that, then I’ll be the charter guest next time.”

Kate described the argument between Hannah and Bobby Giancola on Watch What Happens Live as both “amazing” and “unexpected.” When asked whose side she was on, she admitted, “I don’t even know what they were talking about.”

One person who Kate wouldn’t side with is Captain Sandy Yawn. Kate shared, “I do not know Captain Sandy, but I also do not like her leadership style. I think it’s a little bit micro-managey.”

Returning New Jersey Housewife Danielle Staub stopped by the club house with a sneak peak of the Real Housewives of New Jersey premiere, which centered around the notorious Kim D, of course. Melissa Gorga made it clear that she is not a fan of Kim DePaola and Siggy Flicker was adamant about not wanting to pick sides. Poor Kim D. She still isn’t a Housewife after all of these years, but at the same time, she is still the topic of conversation. It is a true double edged sword.

Danielle also described her one-time nemesis Teresa Giudice by saying, “She is my girl.” They’ve really come a long way since Teresa flipped a table in her direction during the iconic Season 1 finale. Danielle teased, “And here we are fast forward all these years later. You guys are going to have to watch and see what happens because it is a torturous, long journey to get to where we are now.” She even declared, “Without Teresa and I, I don’t think there would be RHONJ.”

Erika Girardi also randomly popped in because the Beverly Hills Housewives are in New York City for Fashion Week, which gave me Season 1 flashbacks to Kyle Richards yelling “You’re such a f-cking liar Camille.” Hopefully the RHOBH ladies are at that level this time around after slacking the past couple seasons. Erika also revealed that there will be new Erika Jayne music in December and “the first of the year, the EP comes out.”

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TELL US – WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE BELOW DECK SEASON 5 PREMIERE? ARE YOU HAPPY DANIELLE STAUB IS BACK ON RHONJ? WILL YOU LISTEN TO ERIKA’S NEW MUSIC IN DECEMBER?

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