Hannah Ferrier was under Captain Sandy Yawn’s radar for most of the season. With all the catastrophes to deal with in the galley, it was a hierarchy of needs situation. It was all about supporting fledgling chef Anastasia Surmava after Mila Kolomeitseva left. When Ben Robinson returned it not only finally gave Sirocco an experienced chef, it also elevated the expectation of professionalism and service. If the food is amazing, the service and décor better match it. Maybe that’s why Hannah was so uncomfortable upon Ben’s return.
It’s been a seasonal trend now on Below Deck Mediterranean. At some point, Hannah would have to be roused from her complacent stupor. Usually that task falls on Captain Sandy, but there have been several second stews that also voiced their concern about Hannah’s lack of initiative. Her standard of, “the guests aren’t complaining,” just doesn’t cut it. Now we can add Ben to the list of colleagues that Hannah will stubbornly refuse to learn from.
Reality TV and the desire to stay relevant makes for strange bedfellows. Someone who had watched the dynamic between Colt Johnson, ex-wife Larissa Dos Santos Lima, and her new boyfriend Eric Nichols on the 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After season 4 reunion would never guess how these relationships ended up. At the reunion, Colt professed his ongoing love for Larissa. Larissa responded by parading her new boyfriend, Eric, onscreen.
Colt descended into a rage while Larissa smirked into the camera. They had no contact after that. But that all changed recently when Larissa ended her relationship with Eric after less than a year of dating. She explained that she had jumped into the relationship too quickly and needed time to work on herself. This was shortly after Larissa revealed that she was battling depression and anxiety as a result of her arrests. Larissa claimed there were, “no hard feelings or regrettees.” But does Eric feel the same way?
Ben Robinson is the self-proclaimed “crossover dude” on Below Deck. Ben was a part of the original cast and series, and also appeared on Below Deck Mediterranean. He has not only worked with all three captains, Lee Rosbach, Sandy Yawn, and Mark Howard, but also the Chief Stews that have become an integral part of their teams.
Kate Chastain and Hannah Ferrier are the leading ladies in their respective casts. And while Bravo has kept some fan favorites, most of the other crew are replaced. Ben was always a cast fixture, except for a few seasons where he chose to be on land with Emily-Warburton Adams. Now that Ben is back in the galley, it’s unsurprising that he is asked to compare Hannah and Kate.
90 Day Fiance train-wreck duo Jay Smith and Ashley Martson were seen partying together at the same event over the weekend. This is the first time the former couple were publicly together in awhile and it is a questionable encounter since Ashley had filed a Protection From Abuse Order against Jay on July 1st. He violated the order and had a warrant issued for his arrest. A mere 2 days later, Jay turned himself in to authorities.
Jay was taken into ICE custody for over four weeks and upon his release, was picked up from the detention center by then girlfriend, Kayla O’Brien. Depending on who you ask, this was the woman that Jay started a relationship with while still married to Ashley.
It’s the question that gets posed time and time again to the cast of Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean. Who’s on your yachtie dream-team? For this season, the Med crew was pretty solid after microwave operator Mila Kolomeitseva left. Anastasia Surmava did an admiral job as chef until she stepped aside for Ben Robinson to saunter back into our lives. June Foster only made a favorable impression on smitten Colin Macy O-Toole, but her tenure was also short-lived.
So we are finishing the season with the original squad, plus an actual chef. Captain Sandy Yawn has been dishing out the hugs in proper mother hen fashion. What can be better than that? Well, according to Bosun Joao Franco, there is one person that could improve at their job.
The latest group of charter guests to booze cruise through the Med shamelessly ogled the deck crew. The sexual comments and liquor kept flowing with these ladies on Below Deck Mediterranean. Captain Sandy Yawn even had to rescue Jack Stirrup from a herd of thirsty ladies that infiltrated the bridge. Whether Jack wanted assistance or not is another story.
Travis Michalzik set his sights on one charter guest that he nicknamed “Blondie,” aka Natalie. When the group departed, Travis slipped Blondie a piece of paper. If Natalie had seen Travis after an off night, passed out and reeking of alcohol, we could guess what happened to that piece of paper. But since Travis was his polished and charming self at the time, it does raise the question; did Natalie ever contact Travis?
Paul Staehle and Karine Staehle may not be the poster parents for domestic stability. The 90 Day Fiance alums are unable to communicate efficiently in each other’s languages and were not even able to reside in the same country until recently. Basic hygiene may be an issue, given the regular state of their apartment in Brazil. Karine likes to push his buttons, resulting in Paul literally running from most of his life problems.
Regardless, Paul and Karine always showed concern and tenderness for their unborn child. Even if Paul doubted his paternity and demanded a DNA test. Since welcoming son Pierre, they were able to move to Kentucky together where they currently reside. Their domestic bliss was not free of drama though.
Larissa Dos Santos Lima may be living her best life right now. After a dysfunctional marriage that was documented on 90 Day Fiance, the Brazilian beauty is happy with devoted partner Eric Nichols. Larissa has become somewhat of an Instagram influencer with posts about dieting, fashion, and cosmetic procedures.
Ex-husband Colt Johnson and his mother Debbie Johnson threatened Larissa with deportation after the dissolution of the marriage. And after three arrests for domestic violence, Larissa feared for her immigration status. Luckily, she avoided any jail time and claims that she will be receiving a green card. But it seems that all the stress of those arrests did come with a price.