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Rhylee Gerber Below Deck

The Below Deck crew was way overdue for a night out.  There was definitely some anticipation between My Seanna’s lovebirds for what the evening had in store.  On the Below Deck After Show, Ashton Pienaar, Laura Betancourt, Rhylee Gerber, and Tyler Rowland shared their experiences.

At first, Laura was excited to go out with Ashton.  The night was young and full of promise.  Then Adrian Martin made a sneaky comment about Ashton’s nightlife antics.

Laura Betancourt Below Deck

Lord – this is the craziest season of Below Deck ever! It is literally Wham, Bam, Thank you ma’am, next drama! Laura Betancourt and Kate Chastain went from screaming at each other to peaceably getting along as co-workers. In contrast, Laura and Ashton Pineaar transitioned from friends with benefits to, well, I don’t know what. In less than one episode!

Laura is “sore-ry, not sore-ry” that she told Kate to check herself over some towels not being hung up. This is the myopic world of luxury yachting where the placement of a pond frond can make the difference between a $17,000 tip and a $20,000 tip. Basically what I’m saying is that all the escalated drama over towels and toilet paper matters! The little things become the big things, you guys. And Kate’s refusal to see Laura as the top-notch CHIEF STEW wannabe she is, is a big thing, guys. 

Kate Chastain Below Deck

It’s been so long since we’ve had an episode of Below Deck. I seriously forgot who these people even are. Well, not really.  I think I’ve intentionally blocked Laura Betancourt from my mind, however.

When we left off, before the Christmas holiday, Laura was fighting with Kate Chastain over turndowns. Tonight we see the conclusion of that argument, and the fallout naturally! After Laura told Kate to check herself, Kate checkmated Laura by going directly to Captain Lee Rosbach to report her insubordination. 

Reality TV Listings - Below Deck Captain Lee

It’s that time of the week again!  The great anticipation of watching the next episode of Below Deck is upon us!  And we have the opportunity to rehash all the recent crew drama thanks to Captain Lee Rosbach and his insightful blogs.

It seems like Captain Lee is trying to redeem himself for skipping over Josiah Carter last week.  He’s up first this time.  And though Josiah did for once, stir up a bit of drama involving Third Stew Laura Betancourt, he also nipped any resentment in the bud by owning his faults.

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!

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.

RELATED: Instagram Roundup: MJ Javid, Ashley Martson, Ashton Pienaar, & More!

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.

RELATED: Instagram Roundup: Reza Farahan, Lisa Vanderpump, Captain Lee, & More!

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

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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!