Below Deck Mediterranean has hit the ground running with the season 5 premiere airing this week. Chief stewardess Hannah Ferrier wasted no time in being annoyed this season. It started almost immediately when she greeted her first surprise co-crew member and bosun, Malia White. It’s like she already can’t be bothered by coworkers of season’s past. In case you missed it, there are some teasers of tension between these two from Captain Sandy Yawn.
Hannah’s attitude only gets worse when Hannah meets new stewardess Lara Flumiani. We all saw in the season trailer that Lara would fill the role of stewardess who challenges Hannah’s management style this year. That became even more clear when we watched this year’s version of tablescape drama emerge. Before the yacht even leaves the dock for it’s first voyage you can tell Hannah is already over this charter season.
Well Below Deck Mediterranean is back, but literally nothing changed. Hannah Ferrier is still obnoxious and a terrible chief stew, Captain Sandy Yawn is overbearing and phony. OK – changed my mind. One thing has changed: Malia White is here again but this time she is a bosun who has no time for the boys. Malia actually didn’t annoy me this episode. So that has also changed.
The crew is setting sail in Mallorca Spain aboard The Wellington, the biggest yacht they’ve ever had, which means we have a 4-person deck crew, two of whom are rejects from Jersey Shore.
Captain Sandy is on my last nerve before Hannah has even stepped onto the boat. She is practically choking on her own words when she claims to truly believe Hannah is a hard worker who wants to do a good job, which is why she hired her back. See, no, this is BS that absolutely no one believes. I hate when reality television so infringes upon actual credible reality – why can’t Sandy just say Bravo made me hire Hannah.
Below Deck Mediterranean returns for its fifth season tonight. Captain Sandy Yawn is back to helm the Wellington mega-yacht. Hannah Ferrier will resume her role as Chief Stew. Season 2 deckhand Malia White returns with a promotion to bosun.
When it comes to the coronavirus, few Bravolebrities have been as outspoken as Captain Sandy Yawn. In fact, over the past few weeks, the Below Deck Mediterranean star has found herself in hot water over her controversial opinions regarding the public health crisis.
In a new interview, Captain Sandy is speaking out once again about her thoughts on the pandemic and how the new virus will affect production on the show that made her famous.
The public at large is having a hard time processing Malia White’s return to Below Deck Mediterranean. Is the reason for the outcry to do with that messy love triangle from Season 2? Chef Adam Glick and bosun Wes Walton were vying for Malia’s affections. Meanwhile, this girl just did her at the end of the season. She walked off that boat like a boss and instead focused on her professional goals.
Surely Malia is more than qualified. Last season, the show introduced the first female chef who had clearly inflated her resume and was in way over her head. Is the reaction to Malia some kind of PTSD to the last time the Below Deck franchise pushed typical industry gender roles. An inept bosun could result in injury or damage to the boat and that’s a much bigger issue than canned shrimp and licking steaks. That’s a lawsuit in the making. So my money is on Malia rocking it in her new role.
Recently, the Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5 trailer dropped. As expected, Captain Sandy Yawn and Hannah Ferrier are back and so is another franchise alum. Deckhand Malia White has returned and she has been promoted to bosun. This means that she is the first female bosun on any Below Deck show. That’s a pretty big deal and a great thing for the franchise and for yachting in general.
Well, some people don’t see it that way. Some fans actually criticized the show for having a female bosun. In 2020. WOW. Well, don’t worry. Captain Sandy came through in Malia’s defense.
Below Deck Mediterranean is back for Season 5 this summer and fans can be sure of three things. One is that Captain Sandy Yawn will be at the helm, second is that Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier will be grossly mismanaging the interior, and finally, that the two will not get along.
Of course the views will also be amazing, and this year it looks like the location has moved to the Spanish coast. Another first is the size of the yacht. Captain Sandy will be managing the largest vessel in Below Deck history this season. “The Wellington” is an 184 foot mega yacht and that’s quite a bit of space to manage. The big surprise is which former crew member is returning as Bosun.
Jack Stirrup as a deckhand on Below Deck Mediterranean left much to be desired. His work ethic was consistently low and he blamed Bosun Joao Franco for his lack of inspiration. Captain Sandy Yawn repeatedly had to ask Jack to tie his hair back. The risk of getting kicked off the boat was pretty high until Jack started to change his behaviors.
Finally, Jack found a reason to stay on the boat. Second Stew Aesha Scott caught Jack’s eye and the two started an endearing courtship. By the end of the charter season, the two were walking off the dock together. The boat-mance didn’t last, unfortunately, and Jack went back to his ex-girlfriend without giving Aesha any clarity that he was doing so. He later claimed that production coerced him into expressing deeper feelings than he had at the time.