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 Pienaarwent 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.
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.
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 Chastainand 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 theBelow 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 Iniaseem 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.
Like the rest of the audience tuning in toBelow Deck each week, Captain Lee Rosbach has reached his limit on how much crew dysfunction he could watch during the last episode. After a bit of a hiatus, Captain Lee returned to blogging on his official website. He shared his opinions and feedback for each of the crew members. Of course, he discussed what went down on My Seanna last week.