Below Deck

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Even though Bobby Giancola only got into yachting during the first season of Below Deck Mediterranean, the former firefighter seems to be all about the boat life as a part of his long term plan. He is actually working toward becoming a captain himself.

I have no idea what exactly that entails, but I couldn’t imagine how wild the show would get if Bobby was in charge of the boat. I know absolutely nothing about Bobby’s yachting skills  set, but I would love to watch any show where is in the captain role. It would be a hot mess and a half. As polarizing as he is, I would be all for that, but obviously I’m really getting ahead of myself since he hasn’t even secured his captains license yet.

BELOW DECK -- Season:5 -- Pictured: Captain Lee Rosbach -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/Bravo)

Happy news, Below Deck fans! The show is back for a fifth season – with an almost all-new crew!

Captain Lee Rosbach is back on board and cruising the Caribbean, along with fan favorites Kate Chastain and Nico Scholly. Joining them is a new gang of deckhands and stews and a new chef, too! The newbies includ: Matthew Burns (chef), Brianna Adekeye (stew), Jennifer Howell (stew), Chris Brown (deckhand), Bruno Duarte (deckhand) and Baker Manning (deckhand).

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The second season of Below Deck Mediterranean is definitely exceeding all expectations. The drama is never ending. From Malia White’s love triangle with Adam Glick and Wes Walton to Hannah Ferrier’s unexpected hookup with a charter guest, there is something crazy happening during every charter.

Lauren Cohen and Max Hagley have stayed out of the fray (for the most part), but that didn’t stop them for sharing their opinions and hinting at what to expect from the rest of the season when they talked with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live.

Below Deck Mediterranean Recap

Does anyone else hate it when we don’t get a fresh episode for the week? I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast let alone what happened two weeks ago on Below Deck Mediterranean.

Good thing Bravo is there to catch us up with a quick clip of what’s happened in general: Chef Adam Glick spites guests with onions and also hooked up with Deckhand Malia White before the charter started. Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier did some hooking up of her own with a primary charter guest, which led to Christine “Bugsy” Drake to read her private messages with said guest and tell everyone about it. Bobby Giancola and Max Hagley were happy to help spread the gossip. Lauren Cohen was the only one who stayed on Hannah’s side.

Below Deck Mediterranean Captain Sandy Yawn

Even though Captain Sandy Yawn stays out of the crew drama on Below Deck Mediterranean, she does have opinions on all the major story lines that have gone down this season. The biggest story by far is Malia White’s love triangle with Wes Walton and Adam Glick. Other than that, Adam’s comment about Bugsy Drake being a better stewardess than Hannah Ferrier put him at the center of the second biggest issue this season: the stewardess tension.

Captain Sandy is not into the drama enough to truly take sides, but she does have some words of wisdom and personal insight about both of these dramatic situations.

Malia White

Nearly all the guys on this season of Below Deck Mediterranean has a thing for Malia White, but the love triangle with Adam Glick and Wes Walton has dominated the story lines. And now Malia is taking ownership for her role at the center of this drama and doing her best to explain herself.

Malia is not an evil villain by any means, but she definitely got caught up in the boy madness and she’s apologizing for all of the drama.

Below Deck Mediterranean Recap - Bugsy Drake

We hear the term professionalism tossed around a lot on Below Deck Mediterranean, especially from the crew. But there’s a better word of the day for tonight’s episode: hypocrisy. I’m looking at you, Christine “Bugsy” Drake.

Let’s back up for a minute. It’s almost 2 AM aboard the Sirocco and Chief Steward Hannah Ferrier just got more than a tip of the primary charter guest, Jason. I don’t know exactly how it went down but they connected, they flirted, he dropped his iPhone in the hot tub, they smooched after hours in his room, you get the idea. He leaves the ship after getting her email and the world of reality TV yachting keeps on turning. Unless you have a Second Stew who wanted to be First Stew and has an axe to grind. Then it’s a never ending story of gossip and passive aggressiveness in the form of say, nonchalantly mentioning to Captain Sandy Yawn that Hannah came into the room so late, Bugsy thought it was morning and time to get up already. Nothing gets by Captain Sandy, who wants to know if Hannah was up partying with the guests. 

Below Deck Mediterranean Recap - Flirting With Danger

Another week, another hook up with the Below Deck Mediterranean crew and this time, the professional lines between crew and charter guests start to blur. But before we get to all that, we rejoin what I thought was an episode of The Bachelorette: Croatian Seas Edition, starring Malia White and her number one suitor, Adam Glick.

Adam sulkily leaves the crew’s night out because he is having a “bad day”, which included refusing to adhere to food preferences in the meals, telling Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier that she had a resting bitch face, lying to Captain Sandy Yawn, and what else? Oh yeah, just being an all-around douche. Sorry, no sympathy here for the guy who thinks a charter guest needs to be punished repeatedly for simply asking him to omit onions from his meals. But all of these bad boy chef antics are like an aphrodisiac to Malia, who chases after him so they can sit next to the hot tub and make out before Adam needs another diaper change or nap or something equally baby-ish. What does Malia still see in him? Is she just in it for the omelets he’s whipping up special for her each morning? All I can assume is that she’s young and stupid because at this point, you would have to be.