Tonight is the season finale of Below Deck. This means we’re all crying sea salty tears into our wine at the loss of Kate Chastain in our lives. If it’s any consolation (it’s not) I heard Hannah Ferrier is returning for season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean. Wait – that makes me cry harder.
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!
Below Deck returns tonight, bringing some insane charter guests, and a deeper glimpse into what will become of the relationships on this show once the charter season ends. Uh-oh!
With one charter left until the end of the season, Tyler Rowland asks Rhylee Gerber out on an official date. Then, he learns that have drastically different expectations for what comes next.
The drama of Below Deck tends to manifest in different areas of the boat as a season progresses. The interactions of this crew, both good and bad, have migrated from the crew mess, to the swim platform, back to the staff quarters. On this week’s After Show, the cast dish on their experiences rooming with a member of the opposite sex.
And this season seems to have more co-ed cabins than usual. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and her bestie Josiah Carter share a room. Laura Betancourt is fending off unwanted suggestive comments from her roommate Adrian Martin. Rhylee Gerber’s cabin previously witnessed the breakdown of Caroline Bedol. Now it’s all about night-vision hookups between herself and Tyler Rowland.
On last night’s Below Deck Josiah Carter‘s childhood insecurities were triggered by demanding and flamboyant guests, and Rhylee Gerber and Tyler Rowland took their relationship next level!
After an entire season of Josiah flying under the radar, it was kinda nice to learn more about him.
Morning Afters on this show are always a shammy of shame. Except if you’re Rhylee and Tyler! I don’t know how anyone who spends like 2 hours a day cleaning and 8 hours a day screaming about how she’s being rejected from manual labor has any energy leftover to be sexing down Tyler, but Rhylee does. She has fought flounder with her barehands so clearly she is superhuman. After 3 solid days of hooking up, Rhylee and Tyler are basically levitating on the after-sex glow as they flirt through their chores.
Tonight the person having the crisis on Below Deck is Josiah Carter. I mean it’s about time he did something besides simmer and sulk behind the scenes, snipe under his breath, and slither about under the protective glare of Kate Chastain! (I kid – I find Josiah hilarious).
After a crazy crew night out Tyler Rowland and Rhylee Gerber went through the five stages of lust, dating, fighting, breaking up, and rekindling. In contrast, Ashton Pienaar and Laura Betancourt have found themselves officially flung out.
A lot of people forget that Below Deck is more than just a reality TV show. The cast members are real people, just like anyone else. They’re not actors playing characters. With that said, there is a lot of pressure and scrutiny on Caroline Bedol.
She used to be the Third Stew on Below Deck. However, she got fired in the middle of the season after several charters full of drama. Even though she’s not on the show anymore, she’s still very much in the spotlight, at least among the fandom. Now she’s dealing with some very serious drama, especially in comparison to foot injuries and broken champagne flutes.