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Caroline gets many unwelcome surprises

Kate Chastain’s favorite ex stew is making the news for her troubles again. If you remember Caroline Bedol at all from Season 6, she was the one that did the least amount of work and complained the most. To be fair, she did have an injured and swollen attitude foot.

It seems like for most people, being on a show improves their lives but not Caroline. After having a nervous breakdown on national TV with mean girls Kate and Josiah Carter taunting her, she went back home only to be homeless and asking for donations from fans.

Josiah

Josiah Carter might be the perfect man. Trained butler, check. British accent, check. Loves his mama, check. The Below Deck yachtie also made quite an impression on our High Priestess of Snark, Kate Chastain as well. And that’s no easy challenge, right Caroline Bedol? During his season, fans watched as Josiah navigated through horrible drunken guests. We saw him rise above petty crew members. Josiah also confronted bullying issues he had during his youth. And then there was… the Gold Speedo. Shhhh, I think I hear angels singing behind me.

Anygoldendaddy, after he toured Tahiti under silver fox, Captain Lee Rosbach, Josiah found himself watching, Below Deck Mediterranean. Josiah discovered something to like in Captain Sandy Yawn and the rest of the cast. Sounds like my favorite the second stew might want to continue his journey, but with different scenery this time.

Joan Franco Below Deck Mediterranean

Below Deck Mediterranean, the younger sibling to Below Deck, has been one of the most successful reality show spinoffs. Understandably so, as the opportunity to watch beautiful people in stunning locations exhibiting sometimes ugly behavior is just too good to resist! Too much food, too much alcohol and non-stop drama make for great television. Last season, the yacht crew and guests sailed into the beautiful ports of Italy, which made me want to chuck it all and fudge my resume to apply to be a deckhand.

During Season 3, we were treated to crew hook-ups, unruly guests, alcohol-fueled melt-downs and endless tension between Captain Sandy Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. And now, the wait for a new season of merriment on the high seas is just about over!

Caroline Bedol Quits

There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief.  Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Deck last season was one of those moments.  It wasn’t Caroline quitting her Third Stew position that was shocking, but the manner in which she was treated by her superiors before she left.  Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter hooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”

Crewmate Ross Inia put a stop to it and questioned Kate’s bullying tactics.  Fans of the show agreed.  Even Captain Lee Rosbach had a similar reaction.  A question of ethics also came up.  Should audition screening be more thorough to make sure no one is put into a high-pressure situation that they may not be able to handle?

Exclusive Interview: Below Deck Charter Guest Charley Walters Shares Behind-The-Scenes Scoop

Have you ever wondered what it was like to be a Below Deck charter guest? What can you request? What is out of the question? How do the cast members really act? Are they professional? Or are the romances and workplace tension very apparent? There are just so many questions that come to mind. Personally, I’m such a fan that I would want to hang out with the crew members just as much as I would want to chill with my own friends. Who am I kidding? I would ditch my closest friends to have dinner with Captain Lee Rosbach.

Charley Walters has the answers to a lot of those questions. He was a charter guest on Below Deck multiple times. During the most recent season, Charley and his friends reminded Second Stew Josiah Carter of the bullying he faced growing up. Ultimately, it all ended well with Josiah rocking a gold speedo at their gold themed event. Nevertheless, the episode did showcase Josiah’s vulnerability, something the viewers did not get to see much of considering Josiah’s near perfection as an employee.

Below Deck - Season 6 Reunion Cast

Last night we officially sent the cast of Below Deck on their final charter and we waved farewell with Tahitian flower crowns in our hair. Don’t I wish! Actually far from sunsets, the entire affair took place in the dark, sordid Watch What Happens Live clubhouse, with the disco’d up cast perched on uncomfortable stools which are clearly the castoffs from one of Lisa Vanderpump‘s collaborations with Nick Alain gone wrong!

First off Andy Cohen clears the suspense by stating that Caroline Bedol and Chandler Brooks won’t be joining them. That statement made it pretty much apparent that the reunion would be boring as everyone else was BFF by the time the season ended. Several of them are still close friends today!

Seriously, though, I had forgotten Caroline and Chandler were even on the show this season was so busy. Other than Rhylee Gerber they were the sole sources of drama in the first half of the season. 

Captain Lee

Captain Lee Rosbach is not one to mince words.  The crew of Below Deck Season 6″ has been exceptional.”  And to mirror that sentiment, Captain Lee’s blog was filled with praise for each crew member.

Adrian Martin really kept himself focused in the galley.  He functioned mostly drama free, but earned camera time with amazing dishes and presentation.

Below Deck - Kate Chastain & Laura Betancourt in Tahiti

Captain Lee Rosbach described season 6 of Below Deck as the “best of a lifetime with the “best charter crew ever. “And he doesn’t mince words.

Of course, our points of comparison are the previous deck crew letting the yacht slam into the dock.  Or a chef with a fondness for beef-cheeks.  We don’t even have to go back that far in time.  Who could forget Chandler Brooks inept reign as bosun?