Captain Lee Rosbach’s blog was brief this week, but as always, packed a punch. The Below Deck Captain was in New York earlier this week to appear on Watch What Happens Live. So he had less time to prepare, but still made his critiques very clear. We wouldn’t expect any less of him!
It feels like they have been teasing Ashton Pienaar’s fall on Below Deck forever. The viewers finally caught a glimpse at the moment during last episode, but it was at the very end. Of course, they hit us with a cliffhanger.
Thankfully, Ashton is OK, but the incident had a profound effect on the crew, even the normally unflappable Captain Lee Rosbach.
On last night’s Below Deck, we met the replacements. Aka, the new third stew Laura Betancourt, and new deckhand Tyler Rowland. Laura and Kate Chastain are like oil and water from the very second of interaction. So that should go about as well as still having Caroline Bedol on board.
Finally, we saw the moment when Ashton Pienaar went overboard. But, in true Bravo fashion, after so much hype, it was tacked onto the very itty bitty end of the episode. We won’t really get to see it until next week. However, it looks like it’s partially Rhylee Gerber‘s fault! As you may know Rhylee does not follow the rules! Instead, she actually makes the rules, then changes the rules, and sometimes then breaks those rules too, but everyone will all bend to her will because her red hair is a magical whip of crazy what the f–k. Truly.
And like dominoes, they fall on Below Deck! Last night the crew lost not one, but two members! It may be for the best, but good lord was everything a hot mess of crazy! My head is spinning.
Following disaster, after disaster, and dropping a guest, then pissing off Kate Chastain over ice cream, it’s Chandler Brooks time to go. Despite being fired Chandler actually waved his pink slip high in the air as he pranced off the boat hoping never to see the red hair of Rhylee Gerber again. Chandler is a free bird – ready to fly right into Jamie Jason‘s arms. He swears he’ll never leave the high seas behind, so maybe we’ll see him on Below Deck Med!
About the only person sad to see Chandler go is Caroline Bedol, who like kinda like-liked him, but kinda just like-liked having someone to funnel her dysfunction onto. BUT now that Chandler is gone Caroline has inherited his entire freezer drawer full of ice cream pints! It turns out ice cream consumption is the nail in one’s coffin on My Seanna, though! You have been warned that frozen dairy kills careers if mixed with Kate.
Captain Lee Rosbach will fire someone on Below Deck. Or at least I think he will. They have been teasing a crew member termination all season on Below Deck. So far, bosun Chandler Brooks and Third Stew Caroline Bedol are the obvious candidates.
Chandler lacks leadership and personal skills. Furthermore, he basically dropped a charter guest last week. Caroline has been a bundle of nerves all season. On top of that, she injured her foot. As a result, she has not been able to pitch in as much as Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter. Will Captain Lee fire either one of them?
Time after time, we the viewers have been hoping that the fumblings of the deck crew on My Seanna would be improved upon the following episode and the Below Deck yacht could sail into proverbial calmer waters. I hoped. We all did.
In a way, things have gotten better. Ashton Pienaar, Rhylee Gerber, and Ross Inia seem to be looking out for each other, and communicating more as a team. Then there’s Chandler Brooks, the Bosun, who picked up a charter guest and saw her slip on algae-covered concrete. After that, he didn’t think to apologize to her or offer first aid assistance.