Most Below Deck viewers can agree that Elizabeth Frankini wasn’t the best stew in the world. Conversely, many Below Deck viewers think that Francesca Rubi was difficult to work with. Did Elizabeth deserve to get fired?
Well, she needed help learning how to iron. She made World War-style mustard gas. Yeah, she slept in the guest cabin, but so did James Hough, and he didn’t get in trouble. Was she nailing her job? No, but it was still so weird to see her get fired when there were only two charters left in the season. Then, coronavirus cut filming short, so she got fired after the last charter anyway. What a waste of a firing. But, if Captain Lee Rosbach made that move sooner, there could have been a very familiar face back in the mix, Josiah Carter, from Below Deck Season 6.
Kate Chastain may be done wearing a khaki skirt with a polyester polo on Below Deck, but she still (clearly) has a strong relationship with the Bravo network. She and Porsha Williams executive produce and host the virtual talk show Bravo’s Chat Room. Or at least they did. Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant and Summer House’s Hannah Berner have also served as co-hosts.
However, Kate has been absent from the most recent episodes. And, now, she’s apparently done with the job. But, why is that? It’s not as if she could blame her exit on the commute since it’s a virtual job. (Lame joke…. let’s continue).
Adrienne Gang may have been the chief stew for the first season of Below Deck, but it’s longtime cast member Kate Chastain that’s become synonymous with the show. Does anyone even register the name Francesca Rubi?
Kate’s pithy and direct commentary about her crew mates is greatly missed, but at least we have her on Galley Talk.