I was looking forward to watching Ben Robinson and Kate Chastain’s complicated relationship on this season of Below Deck, but then I was thrown off when the season first started and Kate was in a romantic relationship with someone else. What was going to happen to the entertaining rapport and the flirting that I got used to watching on this show? It also makes me wonder how Kate not being single affected the actual work that she and Ben needed to get done during the charter season.
Ben and Kate always argued and made up, so I don’t see a huge difference in their dynamic other than the fact that hooking up is off the table. Other than that, I feel like they argue like an old married couple and they still get their jobs done. With that said, Ben seems to have the opposite opinion and thinks Kate being a relationship made her work suffer.
Last night’s Below Deck proved that old habits die hard. Case in point number one: Ben Robinson and Kate Chastain face off yet again amidst pressure to cook not one but TWO dinners for some difficult charter guests. Ben‘s irritability was no doubt triggered by other cooking matters though, as he spent a good deal of the charter making food for a dog. Yes, apparently Fido needs haute cuisine!
Case in point number two: Trevor Walker is a sloppy drunk who insults everyone and makes an a$$ of himself while Kelley Johnson practically tears his hair out trying to manage him. So, all is ship-shape up in here, Cap’n!
Andy starts off asking Lu some questions about her upcoming wedding. Luann says the date is still set for New Year’s Eve. She says that they have about 250 guest expected for the wedding. She’s still planning to sing for Tom, but wouldn’t reveal if it was going to be an original song or a cover. Luann says her former housekeeper Rosie won’t be there, but she is inviting Jacques. Luann also shared that Tom met The Count this summer at a wedding in Switzerland and they really liked each other. She says they didn’t register anywhere but are asking for anyone wanting to give them a gift, to donate to charity (The American Cancer Society).
What could go wrong so early in the season on Below Deck?
Trevor Walker. That’s what. SENIOR deckhand under first-time bosun Kelley Johnson, Trevor came out of the gate trying everyone’s patience (and testing our vomit reflexes with his private bunk habits), but this week he decides to secure his place as #1 Boat Villain when he snarks all over Nico Scholly about…what else? Tattoos! Yes, we’re sinking that low. Drop anchor! Grab your life vests! Every man for himself!!!!!
After reliving this week’s season 4 premiere of Below Deck, Captain Lee Rosbach pretty much thinks the same thought we all do: Most of the crew look somewhat promising, except for Trevor Walker. Trevor’s a senior deckhand under bosun Kelley Johnson this year. SENIOR deckhand. Did we all get that SENIOR part? Good. Because Trevor wants everyone to know just how high his status in his own mind is!
Captain Lee breaks down his first impressions of everyone in his blog, not pulling any punches about the assortment of individuals he will be babysitting managing this year.
Ahoy mateys! It’s time for season 4 of Below Deck, the show that proves Bravo does still kinda loves us and wants us to be happy. Last night, we met a new cast of characters sure to shake things up aboard luxury yacht Valor as it sails the Caribbean seas.
Already coming in with fan bases from seasons past are no-nonsense leader Captain Lee Rosbach, chief steward Kate Chastain, head chef Ben Robinson, and newly promoted bosun Kelley Johnson (sans sister Amy this time around). Last seen, one of these characters acted like a giant bag of d–che (I’ll give you a clue…his name rhymes with Smelley), while another crew member has picked up an unexpected girlfriend along the way! They also have the odd assortment of new deckhands and stews to up the ante this year. So, let’s dive on in!
Are you ready to dive into the warm Caribbean waters tonight with an all new season of Below Deck? We here at RT couldn’t be more excited to welcome back one of Bravo’s most fun shows for its fourth run! Captain Lee Rosbach shares that there are plenty of surprises in store for us.
“I don’t surprise easily, and this season surprised me – in a good way,” he shared. Familiar faces Kate Chastain, Ben Robinson, and Kelley Johnson will join Captain Lee as they mix it up with new cast members, both interior and exterior.