Below Deck Mediterranean Star Joao Franco Thinks Things Went Better When Hannah Ferrier Was Sick

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Even though Hannah Ferrier is the only original cast member who is still on Below Deck Mediterranean, she is far from the most liked- at least among the crew members. Who doesn’t she have tension with on that yacht? It seems like she’s either at odds with someone, or getting along with her enemy’s enemy out of spite.

When Joao Franco and Colin Macy-O’Toole appeared on Watch What Happens Live this week, they had a lot to say about Hannah. Spoiler alert: it was not overwhelmingly positive.

Before shit talking discussing Hannah, Andy Cohen asked Joao about his tension with Hannah’s man Conrad Empson. He asked, “How much of this has to do with him being younger than you?” Joao admitted, “Ummmmm. I want to say nothing, but watching over it I think it might have had something to do with it.” Props to him for being honest about it.

Of course Andy had to ask Joao about his love triangle with Brooke Laughton and Kasey Cohen. He asked, “I don’t know. I still don’t know.” Hopefully Brooke wasn’t watching Watch What Happens Live last night. That’s not exactly the sweetest response in the world.

Andy followed up with “Really?” Joao elaborated, “It got to a point where as soon as Brooke opened up… I always had in my mind that I want to be with someone serious if I were to be with anyone and when Brooke opened up eventually, that was my mind made.”

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Then Andy turned the triangle into love square by bringing Colin into the conversation when he asked, “And then you heard this one kind of had a crush on her, so did that make things difficult?” Joao admitted, “Yeah, our bromance slowed down a little bit after that, but you know, we kept it going.”

Colin jumped in with, “It’s different in that we have to work together, not that I hate him or anything like that. It happens. Things happen and I just have to suck it up and keep powering through it.”

And finally they started going in on Hannah. Andy asked Colin, “Is it fair of Hannah to take it out on Brooke?” He couldn’t have been more honest when he replied with “It has nothing to do with her. In my opinion [she] should step back and just let them do their thing, you know…. unless you’re involved in it, which she’s not in the slightest, so just shut up.” Preach, Colin.

During the last episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, Hannah was sick, but everyone stepped it up in her absence and in all honesty it seemed like they were all working better without her in the mix. Joao confirmed this when he said, “Definitely, there’s no doubt about that.” That makes perfect sense as far as running the yacht goes, but as far as this show is concerned, we need Hannah there to stir things up and get in fights with the rest of the crew.

Speaking of fights with the crew, Hannah and Captain Sandy Yawn really got into it. Andy asked, “You obviously all didn’t see that until it aired. What was your reaction when you saw that tonight?”

Joao said, “It all made sense afterwards though because we weren’t so sure of what was going on. We know that something happened, but seeing what happened and seeing how Hannah didn’t take the initiative to come back or anything, it was interesting.”

Colin chimed in with “They were both out, but we didn’t know why Captain Sandy was  going crazy. I think it was  just miscommunication. I think if Captain Sandy said to be back by a certain time it would have been easier instead of Hannah getting yelled at at the end, but you know, it is what it is.”

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A viewer asked Joao, “Do you think Hannah is just being nice to Kasey because Brooke is with Joao and she can’t confide in her?” Without hesitation, Joao said, “Definitely. I think Hannah knows the game she’s playing. She knows she needs someone or a few on her side, so when something doesn’t go her way, I think she works toward friending people that would help her portray her opinion.”

A caller asked Colin, “If you had feelings for Brooke, why didn’t you say something to her? Do you think she still would have been with Joao if you did?” Colin admitted, “I don’t know. I think I was too…I can’t even keep a relationship with a girl the next town over from me. She lives in England, so how was that going to work out? Just thinking long term.”

Andy followed up with, “If you said something, do you think you would have won out over pretty boy here?” Colin told Andy, “I don’t know because I think a pencil could have said something to her and she would have dated that pencil.” Damn. That’s rough. Again, I hope Brooke wasn’t watching this episode.

It goes without saying that Joao is not a fan of Hannah’s, but he was still asked, “Have you spoken to Hannah since the charter season ended?” He said, “That’s a very easy answer and that answer is no.” Of course he hasn’t.

On the After Show they are asked who on the crew they’d never want to work with again. Colin gets flustered as he tries to come up with an answer and acknowledges he’ll be in trouble no matter what he says. Finally he lands on “Hannah. Just because she ruined every dinner when we went out.” Joao also says it’s difficult to admit, but for him it was Conrad. He did add that things are good between them now.


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