Mondays really do get a bad rap, but I have to admit that it’s become one of my favorite days of the week thanks to Below Deck. Rhylee Gerber returned to the show and she upped the drama during the crew’s first night out last week.
She asked Chef Kevin Dobson about the paleo option on the menu. He mocked her in response and the whole thing spiraled out of control. Bosun Ashton Pienaar did what he could to mediate, but he got caught in the drama as well. Did Rhylee jeopardize her job already? At least they actually do need her on deck. Brian de Saint Pern’s leg injury just keeps getting worse. So, that’s kind of an advantage to Rhylee. Plus, no matter how much Captain Lee Rosbach may want to fire Rhylee, she makes great TV and she’s actually passionate about working on a boat. There’s no chance that she’s going anywhere.
On tonight’s episode, Captain Lee sends Brian to the hospital. Is this the end of his charter season? Are we done with the Brian shirtless scenes? God, I hope not. Oh, and I’m also hoping for his health to turn around, of course.
In other deckhand news, Tanner Sterback “gossips about his relationship with Simone Mashile.” I had no idea these two even had a relationship beyond that one conversation about their grandmothers, but I am all for them getting more screen time. Tanner did say the mid-season trailer that he “went down on Simone last night,” so maybe that’s the storyline we are approaching during tonight’s episode.
Simone could use the loving since her professional life really isn’t going so well. She can’t make drinks or bring them to the table effectively. Chief Stew Kate Chastain had to teach her how to open a wine bottle during a recent episode. Shouldn’t she have learned this at yachting school? No wonder she’s been stuck in the laundry room all season. The only time she came up for air, she was incessantly sexually harassed by a drunk charter guest.
Simone confronts Kate about her Second Stew duties, which I imagine is going to be a total disaster. Kate has been so patient with Simone this season. She’s gonna blow up at her eventually. Maybe tonight is the night!
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