Below Deck

Nico Scholly On The Below Deck Reunion

Last night was the rather lackluster Below Deck reunion. It turns out, that despite the ENTIRE SEASON FOCUSING ON THIS, nobody really hates Jen Howell (except Kyle Dixon, but that just seemed silly). At least we got the satisfaction of Captain Lee Rosbach telling Nico Scholly how much he sucks. Cause he did (and does).

Nico brought the full package of his douche-holery to the WWHL reunion stage, where he feathered his bangs like a late 90’s Tom Cruise, and acted just as smarmy. Nico regrets that he was caught acting like a self-absorbed, immature, jerk on camera, which he claims was a reaction to his grief. Perhaps, but Lee isn’t buying it. He straight up calls Nico “childish” and tells him he never would have promoted him had he known what was going on behind the scenes. But then later Lee says he’d include Nico in his Fantasy Below Deck All Star A$$holes Draft picks. So which is it – do you Nico, or do you not Nico, Lee? 

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Pics or it didn’t happen- right? Or at least it seems like the case for most reality TV stars which does make sense since they do live out some of their biggest moments in front of a reality TV crew. So it’s not surprising that they shared some great photos for this week’s Instagram Roundup. This is especially true during the holiday season. It seems like almost everyone is getting into the holiday spirit these days.

Real Housewives Of New York cast members Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, Dorinda Medley, and Tinsley Mortimer got together for the annual Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center. Jersey Shore star Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s two kids sat on Santa Claus’ lap.

Teen Mom stars Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry, and Leah Messer posted some adorable family photos.

Captain Lee Rosbach

It’s been a rough season of Below Deck for Captain Lee Rosbach. He thought all had ended on a good note – and even promoted Nico Scholly to the much-coveted Bosun position, but Lee now reveals that if he’d known everything that was going on behind the scenes Nico never would’ve gotten those stripes! Yowzers.

In a tweet about his decision to promote Nico, Lee admitted, “I think betrayed would be a good adjective here. I got played. Doesn’t happen often, but you be the judge. Not ashamed to admit it. #honestplayer”

Below Deck season finale

Last night was the season finale of Below Deck. Valor whooshed into the dock for the very last time – at least it didn’t crash! Captain Lee Rosbach sent off his motley – literally – crew into the choppy seas and looked forward to a blue horizon filled with competent people. Unless Bravo has anything to do with!

Of course the last gasps of drama were still washing up onto the beach, little bottles with messages that people stopped caring about long ago. Well, all people except Jen Howell. And one little pirate of hearts who swashbuckled his way home – I’m talking about Nico Scholly. And aren’t all my sailing metaphors just as horrific as he is?!

Below Deck Season Finale Virtual Viewing Party

How did we get to the Below Deck season finale already?! This charter season has been a hell of a ride and we’re sad to see it go so soon. Bravo needs to extend the episodes for this series! Captain Lee may not agree with me, though. I’m sure he’s ready to head off on a vacation and unwind from this crew’s drama.

Tonight we say farewell and even learn the crew’s total tips for the season (hint: it’s hella huge!). From Bravo: “It’s the final night of the charter season and tensions within the crew of motor yacht Valor are running high. All departments are working overtime as return charter guest Timothy Sykes micromanages the crew to execute the perfect surprise for his guests on board. In the wake of her explosive fight with the crew, Jen attempts to be on her best behavior. Nico gathers the courage to end things with Brianna, while Jen makes a final attempt to mend things with Kate.”

We can’t wait! Join us here in the comments to snark through the finale together. And come back tomorrow for Mary’s recap.

To catch up on last week’s episode, read Mary’s recap here. And see what Captain Lee had to say about his crew here.


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It is the most wonderful time of the year! Not only are there great reality TV shows on right now, but also the winter holidays are coming up! This means that your favorite reality stars are getting festive, picking out and decorating their Christmas trees and attending big parties. They’ve shared some great photos for this week’s Instagram Roundup for their fans and followers to enjoy.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Eileen Davidson and her family chose their Christmas tree. Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Alexis Bellino went to the Christmas tree farm with her family. Terry Dubrow shared a photo of his wife Heather Dubrow decorating a massive tree at the infamously mysterious (and expensive) Chateau Dubrow. Ex Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman carried her family’s tree with help from her husband Josh Taekman.

captain Lee

It’s time for Captain Lee‘s weekly crew member comments! The Valor captain breaks down each person’s performance on this week‘s Below Deck charter and, as always, he mixes sincere critique with some blunt advice.

On Jen‘s ridiculous antics, “You may not be the worst drunk person I’ve ever observed, but you are in the top 5 no doubt. You have a mean streak that really jumps out after a couple of pops. Kate was totally correct – had I witnessed your behavior, last charter or not, you would have been walking down the dock.” 

Kate Chastain

I hope Jen Howell is getting extra gratuities from Bravo, because Jen may be a terrible stewardess, but she’s basically the only interesting thing happening this season on Below Deck.

Let’s see: Jen has generally sucked at her job, publicly called her boss, Kate Chastain, a whore, gotten sloppy drunk once, or twice, maybe thrice, entered the book of world records for slowest latte making, was sexually harassed, but NOT sexually satisfied as she so desperately wants – instead Yachterella constantly bemoaned that she never gets taken to any balling, luckily Jen also gave herself an orgasm over dinner! She’s also thrown her chief stew under the propellor to guests, fought with Brianna Adekeye, resurrected the Jan Brady hairstyle one flowby at a time, and most recently scratched Bruno Duarte. A small part of me feels like Jen and Tom Cruise are soulmates – now that she’s officially too slut shaming for Kyle Dixon.

Sheesh guys, where is Jen’s fairy godmother?!