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.
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 Beadorfollowed her lead. Shannon posted a photo of herself getting some cosmetic enhancements. This is a social media trend that I just don’t understand.
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.
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!
This season of Below Deck delivers week after week, much like Chef Adrian Martin’s cooking. Well, that is until tonight’s episode. The Below Deck crew deals with some majorly picky and stuck up charter guests.
Plus, we pick up right where last week’s Below Deck episode left off with Ashton Pienaar’s man overboard incident. This was the most-teased scene of the season. Of course, we were stuck with a cliffhanger last week. They wanted to drag this out as long as possible, which is a shame, considering how serious the incident was. Thankfully, Ashton is OK!
Though the man overboard incident only took place during the last few minutes of the most recent Below Deck episode, Ashton Pienaar being dragged into the water has been the main focus for all the cast interviews this past week. The entire crew is still coming to grips with the severity of what happened, and what was narrowly avoided.
Tyler Rowlandwas a witness at the back of the boat withRhylee Gerber. As the junior deckhand of the group, Tyler was getting a lot of instruction from Ashton. Apparently, Ashton himself had warned him about the lines. Tyler said, “Ashton told us they’re super dangerous. Don’t step over those lines because they go out.”
On this week’s Below Deck, it seems as if the arrival of the new third stew Laura Betancourt started a sexual awaking of sorts onboard My Seanna. As if she brought a Canadian jet stream with her down to Tahiti.
The kind of cool and crisp air that makes a person look up from their work and say, “Hey, you’re attractive.” That, or if you give a group of people enough time to drink heavily, something is bound to take root. A far more likely scenario, but less poetic.
Caroline Bedol from Below Deck had an interesting run on the show, to say the least. At first, she came across as a very chipper and ready to please third stew. However, that persona quickly disappeared when it became evident that anything involving doing two things at once had her running in circles.
I honestly felt bad for Caroline. She was dealing with personal issues at home and just did not have the personality to handle a reality show or the new Bravo power couple that isKate Chastain and Josiah Carter.Despite her less than graceful departure from the boat, Caroline is still circling the show and its cast members.