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Below Decks’ Brian de Saint Pern May Be Dating A Charter Guest

It looks like Below Deck’s lead deckhand Brian de Saint Pernmay have found love on the open seas.  But, he wisely waited until AFTER the boat docked to pursue his supposed love interest.

And judging by their social media, it appears as though Brian and his new friend, Kimberley Kirk, are having a blast together.

Ashton Rhylee
Below Deck fans could anticipate that Rhylee Gerber’s return would be fraught with peril for the rest of the crew.  Bosun Ashton Pienaar and Chief Stew Kate Chastain knew what to expect. However, everyone else was blind-sided by Rhylee’s aggression at the crew dinner.  Brian de Saint Pern can thank his lucky stars that he was able to sit that fiasco out, despite having to endure an infected knee and an antibiotic injection to the buttocks.
Captain Lee Rosbach had to respond to this violation of his, “don’t embarrass yourself, and don’t embarrass the boat” rule.  Rhylee and Chef Kevin Dobson initiated the meltdown by disagreeing over how involved a chef should be in ordering a Paleo appetizer for a fellow crew member.  One by one, Rhylee argued with each male crew member while Kate and Third Stew Courtney Skippon hid next to some potted plants.

Below Deck Simone Mashile

The charter guests from the last episode of Below Deck were out of hand. One of the female guests wore a mesh bathing suit as she made a play for an admittedly tempted Ashton Pienaar. Meanwhile, one of the guys continually sexually harassed Simone Mashile. He talked about “bending her over” in the bathroom and made additional comments about a garter she had on her thigh for a pirate-themed day.

It was so uncomfortable to watch as an outsider. I can’t even imagine how Simone felt on the receiving end of such lewd behavior. Captain Lee Rosbach chimed in on Twitter and I have to. be honest: he really put his foot in his mouth. He tried to backtrack and explain himself, but Twitter wasn’t having it. And neither was Simone,  Rhylee Gerber, or Abbi Murphy.

Rhylee Gerber Below deck

Ugh – The reign of Ryhlee Gerber has returned on Below Deck, and this is one kind of tyranny I’m not here for. It’s bad enough that the primary, Michael, was literally the creepiest grossest Lifetime Movie lecher of a charter guest there ever was.

Michael kept asking Simone Mashile to go shark hunting (was that some sort of double entendre I’m not getting?) but he should have asked our fishing boat captain Ryhlee. She could speared him and presented him to chef Kevin Dobson on a paleo platter.

Honestly bringing Rhylee back was just so hopelessly insincere. We all know Captain Lee Rosbach would never rehire someone who doesn’t respect her superiors or the chain of command, and the deflated way he defended his decision is all we need to know of his true feelings. With a heavy heart Ashton Pienaar accepts his burden to try and tame Rhylee from an attention-seeking lunatic to a competent deckhand. I mean I’m 100% positive they can find someone hard working (and hot) mid-season, but that person may not ruthlessly destroy a happy team of otherwise deckhands.

Rhylee Gerber

Ugh – I’m already tied of Rhylee Gerber and she hasn’t even been in one episode of this season’s Below Deck, but sadly for us all that is about to change! Literally even the preview has me drained of her drama.

As Brian de Saint Pern is dealing with his knee injury Captain Lee Rosbach calls Rhylee in just in time. Instead of rescuing the deckhands Rhylee proves to be an immediately toxic presence that pushes Ashton Pienaar almost to his breaking point.

Below Deck Captain Lee Rosbach

Simone Mashile lurked in the laundry room for most of the season on Below Deck.  Clearly, her service experience leaves much to be desired and Third Stew Courtney Skippon picked up the slack.  Since expressing a desire to better her skills, Chief Stew Kate Chastain gave Simone more services opportunities.

It’s not clear what inspired Simone to metaphorically leave the laundry room.  Perhaps it was the sexual allure of a certain deckhand named Tanner Sterback.  Maybe Simone is really thinking big picture about her career, though it’s clear that she is not ready to put in the work.

Kate Chastain Below Deck

Andy Cohen announced that Real Housewives of Salt Lake City will join the Real Housewives franchise this past weekend at BravoCon. Both Andy and the Bravo Network hinted that a new Real Housewives show was on the way. However, it’s fair to say that most people did not expect the new show to take place in Salt Lake City. Talk about random! Nevertheless, most people who complained about it will probably tune in anyway. The same thing happens with the current Real Housewives shows that may be falling short.

One show that continually comes through is Below Deck. Its successor Below Deck Mediterranean is an equally compelling show. And now, the Below Deck franchise is expanding with a third show on the network.

Captain Sandy Almost Quit Below Deck Mediterranean

Captain Sandy Yawn knows how to keep her cool in stressful nautical situations.  Below Deck Mediterranean fans have seen her docking the yacht with inches to spare and deal with multiple anchor disasters.  She had an incompetent chef in her galley, and had to mentor deck crew members in past seasons.

Despite all these issue and more, Captain Sandy keeps returning to the series and has become the face of the show, along with Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier.  These two ladies are often in conflict regarding management of the interior, but the paycheck must be too good to part ways over table settings.