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Below Deck Mediterranean

Hannah Ferrier

Hannah Ferrier and Captain Sandy Yawn are STILL TALKING about Hannah’s premature departure from Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5.  Then they have to RESPOND to the others’ comments to whichever interviewer has them rehashing the past.  The problem is, neither will budge on their position.  So we get the same defensive statements over and over.

This time though, Sandy’s snarky responses managed to turn another Below Deck alum against her.  Perhaps all the interior crew of coastal Europe should take offense to what Sandy really thinks of their work, because it’s hardly a comment that uplifts other women.

Below Deck Mediterranean Captain Sandy Yawn Kiko Lorran

Captain Sandy Yawn has been the branded as the most intense of all micromanagers.  The Below Deck Mediterranean captain has a habit of inserting herself into any crew drama, and therefore into more camera time as well.

Maybe Sandy does this because she thinks it makes her a good leader.  Certainly it’s a management style, but Captain Lee Rosbach can run a tight ship without watching over each dinner service or assigning cabins.  So it could just for her own benefit that Sandy waltzes on screen at any opportunity, especially to the galley.  

Bugsy Drake Releases A Book On Tablescapes

Both Below Deck and Below Deck Mediterranean have undergone some haywire transformations in their most recent seasons. Among the highest ranking changes was Bugsy Drake coming on as a second strew mid-season and ending in the role of chief! Who saw that coming? And what was the new interior leader’s point of order? Tablescapes of course!!

Have you ever seen so much tablescape drama in your life? Captain Sandy Yawn shamed Hannah Ferrier for her lack of gusto for table design. It is such a weird microcosm of existence to get hung up on. Like how much emotion can one person have around napkins, those weird flat marble stone things from your grandma’s house, and forks? I guess the answer is, a lot.

Heather Gay Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City

Real Housewives of Salt Lake City fan favorite Heather Gay is many things. She is an entrepreneur who owns Beauty Lab & Laser, a successful med spa. She is divorced from “Mormon royalty,” Billy Gay III. RHOSLC co-star Lisa Barlow accused Heather of marrying for the lifestyle and money. Not cool, Lisa.

Divorce is frowned upon in the Mormon Church, however, Heather has been trying to navigate her own way. In an emotional episode of RHOSLC, Heather talked about her feelings of shame and guilt with her three daughters. She feels judged, and not able to live her life the way that she would like to. Heather may not be interested in love, but she’s still interested in sex.

Alex Radcliffe

Bravolebrities are a delightful microcosm of reality TV stars.  Whether your distraction of choice is one of the Real Housewives series or a Below Deck spinoff, the Bravo channel is a self-sustaining entertainment community.  Fan favorites from different shows get screen time on Watch What Happens Live, where they mix and mingle with Andy Cohen.

It’s a good environment for cross-cast friendships to develop.  Maybe a little flirting as well.  Take Alex Radcliffe and Heather Gay.  The Real Housewife of Salt Lake City star was on WWHL with the Below Deck Mediterranean deck hand for the holiday episode.  It was filmed virtually, but the two seem to have breached the screen barrier and hit it off.  Maybe it was the sight of Alex in a Santa suit.  More on that later.

Below Deck recap

Some Below Deck crews are better than others. This season is a perfect example of that. Captain Lee Rosbach is coming through, as usual. And Eddie Lucas‘ comeback season is going well. Other than that, it’s hard to root for most of the Season 8 cast members. Then again, it’s tough to get to know so many new cast members every season, or at least it is for me. It would be a much better show if we actually knew all of the cast members on the season, so we could jump right into watching some drama.

Well, Below Deck alum Kelley Johnson just put together his dream crew. It’s all hypothetical, of course, but it would make for an interesting season if this group actually did come together. Interestingly enough, he didn’t include his sister/fellow Below Deck alum Amy Johnson in his list.

Izzy Wouters Below Deck Charley

Watching Izzy Wouters blossom on the deck team has been like viewing the formation of a diamond.  Since moving out of interior service on Below Deck, Izzy has stood out on her team.  She is very competent and professional, looks out for her colleagues, and has a hilarious personality too.

If it seemed like Izzy and chief stew Francesca Rubi were about to but heads, bosun Eddie Lucas is encouraging and appreciative of her.  If only “sunshine” crew member Shane Coopersmith could evoke the same feelings.  And while Izzy’s transformation could be the simple result of better skill placement, it is important to have good management.

Below Deck Mediterranean Hannah Ferrier

Hannah Ferrier may have been fired from Below Deck Mediterranean, but she is still following the franchise.  Case in point are the Tweets that Hannah shared regarding Below Deck’s new chef, Rachel Hargrove.  She seems to be speaking in support of Rachel after an episode in which Chief Stew Francesca Rubi shaded her uncouth sense of humor.

It’s no epiphany that charter chefs are difficult.  Both Hannah and Kate Chastain struggled to deal with challenging personalities in the galley.  No one more so than Hannah.  She got Mila Kolomeitseva, who licked steaks and used box pancake mixes.  Then there was Tom Checketts and his mansplaining tantrums.  Adam Glick cooked decently, but belittled the interior staff.