Jessica More has a lot to “puzzle” over. The latest episode of Below Deck Mediterranean had her questioning whether to trust deckhand Rob Westergaard with her burgeoinng feelings for him. Rob claimed to be in an open, casual relationship and free of obligation to explore his feelings for Jessica. But shortly before wooing Jessica into his bunk for the night, Rob shared a picture of himself with his girl back home. The post indicate anything but casual feelings. Of course, Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier saw it and told her stew. Hannah also confronted Rob about the situation. His reply was that he had broken things off with his lady on land to pursue things with Jessica.
It’s the tale as old as time. Yachties and Below Deck fans have seen how this will play out. It’s easy to forget your life on land as you traverse the wide, endless ocean. Accountability is minimal and it’s just too easy to claim open relationship status. Even if you are rooting for Rob and Jessica, the odds of things working out long-term just don’t seem to be in their favor.
Casting for Below Deck Mediterranean functions like any other reality TV show. It’s all about aesthetics and the drama factor. How will these set of characters mesh so that there’s the right amount of hookups, fights, and good times?
Production erred big time when casting Pete Hunziker this season, but the rest of the cast has been very refreshing especially with the return of Bugsy Drake and Malia White. Of course Bravolebrities also have to make the rounds on Watch What Happens Live, so a charismatic or funny personality is always in order.
Reality TV stars are quick to take on new ventures, gimmicks, and social media exposure. Some of them seek out casting roles to promote their wares. They have goals that outlast their estimated fifteen minutes of fame.
Although, Captain Sandy Yawn is clearly going to be a permanent fixture on Below Deck Mediterranean. Despite the job security, she too is putting her name on a new project. Captain Sandy is opening a restaurant.
Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin was an original cast member and stayed on for four seasons. She chose to leave at the time, but has given clear indications that she wants to return. Viewers saw Jill on the periphery of last week’s episode, trying to charm her way into the group.
The main target was Dorinda Medley, who was having none of it according to Jill. Perhaps it was not the best time to charm Dorinda. She was in fine form at Luann de Lesseps Halloween party, seemingly taking over as hostess with a very passive-aggressive toast. Maybe it wasn’t the best night for Jill to ingratiate herself to Dorinda, as Dorinda was otherwise occupied with attacking Ramona Singer.
Below Deck Season 2 stew Amy Johnson is not the most memorable alum. She was charming, sweet, hard working, and ever cheerful. Despite this, Chief Stew Kate Chastain still found a way to ostracize her. In typical Kate style, she used a friendship with her second stew to alienate the third stew. And Kat Held was happy to play along.
Amy was, in fact, fantastic at her job. But that doesn’t make for entertaining reality TV, so after Amy left the series to be closer to her boyfriend, she was quickly replaced. Ironically, she and Kate became friends after filming wrapped. Amy has been active on social media since her departure, supporting the show and her former chief stew.
Alcohol is no friend to Leah McSweeney. The Real Housewives of New York newbie chose to be sober for many years before deciding to start drinking again during filming. Her descents into alcohol-induced madness gave viewers golden reality TV moments. There was the attack on Ramona Singer’s tiki torches, the attack on Sonja Morgan’s heritage, the shredding of some decorative curtains at a quaint dinner in Rhode Island, and the throwing of some classy ravioli at a classless Ramona.
The self-destructive behavior has entertained us viewers, but certainly caused strife for Leah as she is alienating the other ladies with her unpredictable outbursts. Leah is also at odds with her mother, who does not approve of her decision to resume drinking. Besides that, it just looks plain exhausting to be that charged up on emotions and histrionics.
It’s no revelation that Darcey Silva and her sister Stacey Silva are trying to profit off of their twin lifestyle. They have a clothing line; House of 11. And Darcey shared her dating life on three seasons of the hit reality show 90 Day Fiance: Before The 90 Days. She documented her romantic journeys, first with Netherlands native Jesse Meester, then with Brit Tom Brooks. Stacey appeared on the show often enough to come off as thirsty for camera time as well.
Was Darcey really following love or did she play a role to secure a consecutive season? Judging by the tears, the sobs, and the insecurity, it seems that Darcey’s experience was genuine. Love her or hate her, she is very entertaining to watch. TLC seems to agree because Darcey and twin sister Stacey were given a spinoff on the network. And one of her exes is not too happy about it.
Geoffrey Paschel and Varya Malina were noticeably absent from the 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Day reunion. Of course, there was plenty of drama to go around without this couples’ presence. But fans were quick to conclude that Geoffrey’s absence was related to public outrage over his past arrests. Specifically, the ones regarding domestic disputes and alleged violence towards an ex-girlfriend. A prior petition that circulated demanded Geoffrey’s termination from the show.
Geoffrey seemed to be taking a page from Lisa Hamme’s book as he claims that TLC did not fire him despite his absence from the Tell-All.