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Laura Betancourt

On last night’s Below Deck things got really really, REALLY deep. Like penetrating each other in the bunk beds deep and delving into people’s inner psychological matter deep. All the shenanigans make it hard to remember that just 3 days earlier Ashton Pienaar nearly died. He is still wearing the ankle brace to prove it!

With just 36 hours before the new charter arrives the crew heads out for a much-needed break from the close confines of My Stupida. Ashton is especially ready to let loose and be grateful for this amazing life he still gets to lead. Ashton and Ross Inia have evolved from crewmates to soulmates. They have a sweet moment where they discuss survival and friendship. The most detrimental thing they now have to face is Rhylee Gerber!

Reality TV Listings - Below Deck Captain Lee

Captain Lee Rosbach structures his blogs as a critique of each Below Deck crew member.  He addresses each person directly and gives them a paragraph worth of wisdom.  The length depends on how off that person is from Captain Lee’s expectations of an ideal employee.

On this week’s blog, Captain Lee FORGOT TO INCLUDE JOSIAH CARTER!!!  All that sweet boy got was a passing mention in Kate Chastain’s paragraph.  It’s as if he is just becoming an extension of Kate. Perhaps in reality TV land Josiah has done everything wrong. He’s perfectly trained, refined, focused, and non-combative. He only gossips in with Kate in her lair.  I say Josiah deserves his OWN paragraph!

Ashton Pienaar Details His Experience On The Below Deck Aftershow

The Below Deck After Show had a rightfully somber tone this week.  Since viewers finally saw the conclusion to the man overboard rescue, Ashton Pienaar was given the platform to share his harrowing experience.  He detailed his mental struggle to survive, his acceptance when he believed the worst would happen, and the emotions he cycled through once he was saved.

Captain Lee reacts to Ashton going overboard

On this week’s episode of Below Deck, viewers got to see a new dimension to Captain Lee Rosbach.  The Captain usually comes off as an intimidating, brusque, straight-shooter.  But he really became very emotional and almost paternal towards Ashton Pienaar after his dramatic rescue from the waters in Tahiti.

Instagram Roundup: Teresa Giudice, Stassi Schroeder, Andy

It felt like there were Real Housewives meetups happening all over the country this week. Or at least that’s what it seemed like when I scroll through my Instagram feed. Kandi Burruss supported Beverly Hills Housewife Erika Jayne at her Atlanta concert. Potomac Housewives Gizelle Bryant hung out with Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes. Warning: they applied way too much airbrush to their IG photo. Cynthia Bailey left the ATL to hang out with Dorinda Medley in New York City.

Bravo worlds collided when Vanderpump Rules cast members Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark spent time with (the remaining) Summer House stars Kyle Cooke, Carl Radke, and Amanda Batula.

Real Housewives of Dallas stars Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond shared photos hanging with their kids. Meanwhile, their costar Cary Deuber shared a photo of her face all marked up and ready for a cosmetic procedure. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beador followed her lead. Shannon posted a photo of herself getting some cosmetic enhancements. This is a social media trend that I just don’t understand.

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Captain Lee Rosbach and Katie Chastain attended an event in Florida with Below Deck alum Connie Arias. Josiah Carter shared a picture of himself  Ashton Pienaar, Ross Inia, and Adrian Martin. Meanwhile, the two most controversial cast members (who haven’t been fired yet) Rhylee Gerber and Laura Betancourt took a selfie while kayaking.

Southern Charm stars Cameran Eubanks, Craig Conover, Chelsea Meissner, and Whitney Sudler-Smith enjoyed some quality time. Naomie Olindo shared an “after” photo following some Botox injections. Kathryn Dennis slayed in a hot pink outfit at her brother’s wedding.

Teen Mom and star of the upcoming Ex on the Beach season Farrah Abraham channeled her inner Ariana Grande (who was inspired by Mean Girls) for a photo.

90 Day Fiance couples Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith, and David Toborowsky and Annie Suwan let us all know that their relationships are still going strong with some photos.

Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Melissa Gorga and her daughter Antonia posed for a photo with Jennifer Lopez.

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Check out all of those photos and even more pictures from this week’s Instagram Roundup by clicking through the gallery below.

TELL US- WHICH PHOTOS ARE YOUR FAVORITE FROM THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP? WHICH REALITY STARS DO YOU WANT US TO INCLUDE IN OUR NEXT INSTAGRAM ROUNDUP?

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Ashton Pienaar Names Below Deck Cast Member Her Never Wants To Work With

The Below Deck viewers are still reeling from that last episode. Ashton Pienaar was mere seconds away from losing his life. He fell got caught in a line, fell overboard, and nearly severed his foot.

He joined Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live last night to discuss the incident and the rest of the season.

Josiah-Carter

This season of Below Deck is overflowing with drama. That’s definitely a good thing, at least for the viewers. However, it has to be tough on the crew members to be away from their friends and family for these extended periods of time.

Recently, Below Deck cast member Josiah Carter shared a sweet photo with his mother Kairen Carter on social media.

Captain Lee reacts to Ashton going overboard

On last night’s Below Deck the crew dealt with a shocking realization. Ashton Pienaar’s fall overboard wasn’t just a dramatic television moment, but that he could’ve lost his life!

Ashton went off the back of the swim platform after stepping into a tow line which wrapped around his ankle. It was exactly like a movie, but this was actual reality and Bravo editing magic had nothing to do with the events! As Captain Lee Rosbach explained while choking up, Ashton was “within 30 seconds” of losing his life, or at the very least his foot!

The most surprising revelation, however, was that Ashton owes his life (and the continuation of his defined tricep muscles) to the rapid reaction of a Below Deck cameraman named Brent. He literally threw down his camera, raced to the side of the boat, and untangled the lines to give Ashton more time, which set him free to swim to the tender to wait until they were in safer water to bring him in! Maybe Brent should be bosun. Something tells me Rhylee Gerber wouldn’t be talking to him with a nasty attitude!