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Captain Sandy Almost Quit Below Deck Mediterranean

Captain Sandy Yawn knows how to keep her cool in stressful nautical situations.  Below Deck Mediterranean fans have seen her docking the yacht with inches to spare and deal with multiple anchor disasters.  She had an incompetent chef in her galley, and had to mentor deck crew members in past seasons.

Despite all these issue and more, Captain Sandy keeps returning to the series and has become the face of the show, along with Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier.  These two ladies are often in conflict regarding management of the interior, but the paycheck must be too good to part ways over table settings.  

Joao Franco Below Deck Mediterranean

Can you believe we are coming to the end of the Below Deck Mediterranean charter season? What a season it has been! Not only have we been treated to the beautiful vistas of the South of France, we have been treated to some beautiful drama from the crew and the guests.

Last season, chief stew Hannah Ferrier was the Queen of Boat Drama, mooning over bosun Conrad Empson. Hannah was freqeuntly derelict in her job duties, taking smoke breaks galore–and even took to her bed for a day with a bad case of Mediterranean Love Sickness. Try that with your boss and see what happens! This season, Hannah has seemed more committed to her job, boldly announcing at the start of the season, “I feel like this charter season my job is my number one priority.” Do Hannah’s crewmates think she has lived up to her lofty new employee performance goal?

Captain Sandy Yawn Leah Shafer

Fans have watched Captain Sandy Yawn navigate through the rough seas of boat flings with her crew on Below Deck Mediterranean. It was not the epitome of courtship when Hannah Ferrier whined about cigs to Conrad Empson. The same applies to Malia White and her non-Harlequin romance with onion lover Chef Adam Glick and/or the deck crew. Being crammed together like sardines on a yacht often leads to the occasional dalliance, but is rarely a long-lasting event.

But what about the Captain? Extensive traveling and time away from her home base has proven to be a challenge in Sandy’s own personal life.  She has previously discussed the difficulty of maintaining a relationship whilst being in a career where you aren’t just in separate time zones, you can be clear across the world. Well, you can start humming The Love Boat theme song along with me, because things have changed.

Hannah Ferrier Credits Hypnotism For Helping Her Quit Smoking

Hannah Ferrier may or may not watch herself on Below Deck Mediterranean.  Perhaps for the sake of optimism, let’s assume she did view herself last season, took stock of what the rest of us saw, and decided to do something about it.

Maybe Hannah took note of the endless smoke breaks, and the stress it put on her interior team.  Certainly, working her way through a giant carton of cigarettes and owing Conrad Empson 50 Euros seemed to backfire on her.  Hannah badgered Conrad to no end because he asked for that money back.

Captain Sandy Yawn

Below Deck Mediterranean will be back for Season 4.  Bravo revealed the familiar faces in the cast lineup for the next season.  Captain Sandy Yawn is back to navigate the picturesque waters of the Mediterranean.  This time in South of France.

Hannah Ferrier returns as Chief Stew.  That’s to be expected.  She’s been with the show since the beginning.  It doesn’t seem like any of her second or third stews ever have any longevity though.  Brooke Laughton and Kasey Cohen will not be returning.

Instagram Roundup: Reza Farahan, Lisa Vanderpump, Captain Lee, & More!

All eyes are on Lisa Vanderpump these days. If you’re searching for her, don’t look anywhere near the Beverly Hills Housewives. She’s not hanging out with any of them these days, but she does spend time with some beloved animals. Recently, she shared a photo of herself holding a giant bunny.

Flipping Out cast member Jenni Pulos posted a photo of herself and her new puppy named Jax. She did not specify if she named him after Vanderpump Rules star Jax Taylor, but that’s the first “Jax” that popped up in my mind.

Instagram Roundup:

This week was all about family time when it comes to your favorite reality TV stars and of course they posted pictures from their hangouts.

New Jersey Housewives and sisters-in-law Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga celebrated their children’s birthdays together.

Below Deck Mediterranean cast member Conrad Empson spent some quality time with his mother.

Below Deck Reunion

Last night was the Below Deck Mediterranean reunion, and Captain Sandy Yawn wants us all to know she wore her boss pants. Joao Franco, on the other hand, wore a diaper.

The set of these WWHL Reunions is so depressing, isn’t it. Like getting married in a Vegas chapel with a liquor store next door. It just doesn’t translate to ‘daytime’ activities. Who wants to bear their soul in front of a rhinestone Snoopy or a photo of Ramona Singer doing Turtle Time in a satin dress? I guess Joao’s nervous breakdowns don’t discriminate?