There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief. Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Decklast 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 Chastainand Second Stew JosiahCarterhooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”
CrewmateRoss Iniaput 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?
When Caroline Bedol quit Below Deck, she did so without any advance notice. Correction, she first gave two days notice. Then, she abruptly decided not to get out of bed the next morning. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter were left with a full workload, yet again. But Caroline wasn’t in a hurry to leave the boat. What happened next was one of the most talked about events all season.
In retrospect, maybe Caroline’s squatting tendencies resulted from not having a home to return to. She is certainly not in a stable situation now. Last week, Caroline was publicizing her Paypal account and asking for money. She must not have gotten the response she needed because Caroline is now “between homes.”
Caroline Bedol’s brief tenure onBelow Deckwas fraught with histrionics and paranoia. Third Stews don’t have longevity on this show, but Caroline didn’t even get a full’s day work in. She was consistently unwell. A swollen foot was the only visible and concrete ailment.
Perhaps Caroline was truly a victim of a toxic atmosphere as she claimed. If so, she certainly would be faring better on land, right? You decide. There was a cringe-worthy call into Watch What Happens Live, and a welfare check to her home in December.
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.
Last night was the season finale of Below Deck and while Krystal may have been the worst charter guest like ever, I agree with Kate Chastain. This has been the best crew and the best Below Deck season. So yay for keeping the equilibrium even at sea. Cause sharing the sea with slugs is what it’s all about, right?!
So obviously the first and worst sea slug to deal with is Krystal herself. She is passed out on deck, wrapped in a blanket, aka a shame cocoon. Except I don’t actually think Krystal has any shame about abusing her friends or the people serving her. After threatening Kate and Josiah Carter several times, Krystal suddenly remembers she has these things called legs, which are attached to there hip bones, so she stomps downstairs to her cabin, slamming the door. Kate, who is practically levitating with rage, immediately goes to bed. Poor Josiah is stuck staying up all night cleaning up after these ungrateful wenches.
Anyway, Krazy Krystal is still in her shame cocoon. Kate wants that girl served a nice, cold helping of hose in her face to wash off the drunken entitlement tantrum. It doesn’t sound like things improve between Kate and Krystal when Kate forgets it’s her birthday! Freudian slip?
Captain Lee Rosbach hates babysitting. Even so, he does trend towards giving both professional and personal advice to his crew. At least for the purpose of writing his Below Deck blog. This week he had a lot to say to Tyler Rowland for dumping Rhylee Gerber at a cheap patio bar. You wouldn’t even think you were in Tahiti sitting on that slab of concrete.
But professionally, the Captain had nothing to chastise his crew over. And he’ll always give praise where it’s due. Captain Lee had great feedback for his Bosun Ross Inia, and Chief Stew Kate Chastain. Both department heads have been keeping it drama free.
I don’t even know what to say about tonight’s Below Deck except where do they find these people? A sanitarium? A circus? A casting call for the insanely entitled? A meeting of Delusionals Anonymous? Actually I feel like Tyler Rowland is chairing that meeting. And obviously I’m delusional too if I think that’s all I’m going to say about last night’s epic episode!
So we open the episode with drunk guests falling off a moving jet ski at 10 am. The jet ski definitely would’ve failed a field sobriety test, but Captain Lee Rosbach screaming in the guests’ faces certainly knocked the sobriety into them!