Below Deck viewers have seen Simone Mashile struggle to cut fruit, open a wine bottle, make two-ingredient drinks, and carry plates. Yet, somehow, she secured the role of Second Stew. She has been miffed with Kate Chastain for not putting her on service as often as she’s been in the laundry room. However, Simone seems to have zero service skills. Even one of the (obnoxiously drunk) charter guests from last night’s episode carried out plates better than Simone ever has. This set Simone off. As sad as it was to see her crying in her room, I cannot help siding with Kate. Courtney Skippon is a way more competent stew than Simone is. Of course, she is getting more service opportunities.
Kate has been so patient and so nice to Simone all season, even though Simone seems to lack
all most of the skills needed for this job. Still, no one could blame her for putting Simone in her place when Simone “confronted” her during last night’s episode. Yes, I know this show is edited and it is possible that all of the footage of Simone coming through as stewardess is on the cutting room floor. However, that just doesn’t seem likely.
I’m still trying to get past Tanner Sterback’s puke and rally before he made out with Simone Mashile during last night’s episode of Below Deck . Simone couldn’t have been more happy that her crush reciprocated her feelings, so I guess that’s all that matters. Although I can’t help being curious about she thinks after seeing the episode- the puke part and the moment Tanner told the deck crew that he “went down on Simone last night.”
Interestingly enough, Simone isn’t the only Below Deck cast member Tanner has hooked up with. No, he did not get with his “cougar” crush Kate Chastain… not that I know of, at least. However, he did get with Below Deck Mediterranean star Aesha Scott.
So much déclassé about last night’s Below Deck. Also so many jelly fish. Everywhere. Simone Mashile won some and lost some. She seems like such a nice girl, but unprepared to swim in the real world, and the sharks were circling!
Despite the explosive fight Rhylee Gerber had with Ashton Pienaar and Kevin Dobson over appetizers, the crew still decides to hit the bar. I’m guessing since they were arguing OVER APPETIZERS no one even got to the main course. Maybe the reason they all got so insanely drunk was the result of low stomach contents?
Although Rhylee behaved badly, Kate Chastain still sides with her. Why? It’s because Kevin is a giant obnoxious gob of obnoxious gobbiness. To whit, he is screaming nonsense at the bar and so hammered he can barely function.
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.
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.
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.