Last night’s supersized 90 minute Below Deck Mediterranean was so full of drama amongst the cast that after a while they didn’t even bother showing the guests. Like oh, yeah – those guys. I don’t think we even saw their final dinner, unless I was so distracted by all the cast issues that I blocked it out?
Lord Jesus I have the worst case of concentrationitis right now. I believe that’s called “procrastination” in actual English. Maybe Jack Stirrup is rubbing off on me when he should be rubbing the railings of Sirocco? We’ve all lost our will to carry on here. With three charters left to go, everyone has reached the point in the charter season where they’re in a haze of exhaustion. Most notably, Anastasia Surmava. Anastasia resembles a worn out sponge. Crumpled, and no amount of shoving Spongstasia in the dishwasher can bring her back to her former glory.
On tonight’s Below Deck Mediterranean, the crew begins to crack under the pressure of being over-worked and under-prepared while hitting the mid-charter season slump. Things get so bad someone either quits or is fired!
My money is on Anastasia Surmava either leaving because she realizes that she can’t handle the pressure of being a yacht chef, or getting fired because her ego won’t let her admit that she’s ill-prepared causing her to f–k up left and right until Captain Sandy Yawn has no other choice but to let Anastasia go and bring on Ben Robinson.
Aesha Scott may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but at least she’s a nice person. Sure, there are a ton of dirty jokes and way too many TMI-filled stories, but she at least seems pleasant to work with, unlike some other Below Deck Mediterranean crew members.
Joao Franco claimed that he was changed person after all of his Season 3 drama, but that change was very short-lived. Drunk Joao had the nerve to slut shame Aesha for dancing with Jack Stirrup in the club. Meanwhile, he was probably just left out because none of the female cast members showed an interest in dancing with him.
Love is brewing on Below Deck Mediterranean. There were high hopes for two couples hooking up. Aesha Scott and Jack Stirrup have an undeniable connection. Hannah Ferrier and Travis Michalzik had potential but then the Chief Stew backed out of their date.
This romance definitely fizzled out last episode. After canceling their date due to Travis‘ afternoon alcohol consumption, Hannah asked that Travis pace himself on their crew day off. He ended passing out at some swanky Monte Carlo restaurant. Which does prove Hannah’s point. Travis, however, is questioning her reason for cancelling last minute.
Something fishy is going on with Below Deck Mediterranean and with each episode we see the further unraveling of Anastasia Surmava and Travis Michalzik. Anastasia is reminding me of one of those Tudor princesses forced upon a throne she is woefully unprepared to reign; the pawn of warring factions seeking the easiest and most disposable means of domination. Anastasia is a sitting duck … and if she doesn’t watch out she might find herself served (undercooked) for dinner!
I do not understand where these sudden temperature issues have arrived from? Anastasia was doing OK the first couple charters. She assumed the mantle of chef, but now the girl needs to acquaint herself with Mila’s microwave! Or possibly have Captain Sandy Yawn invest in plate domes? Anastasia believes the problem is not with her cooking (No! Never her fault!), but in the 130 feet it takes to migrate food from the sweatshop galley – a literal hovel of doom where chefs go in like lions and out like sobbing mental patients – to the table. Um, how does 130 feet freeze rice?
Oh Below Deck Mediterranean – sailing through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world with some of the most hideous people! Johnny Damon‘s wife needs to literally take several seats. Preferably on a yacht she actually owns.
I don’t know what is going on with this boat, but the constantly twisted up anchor seems to be a metaphor for the crew as well. Anastasia Surmava is now officially WAAAAY too big for her britches, but her britches are probably a thong bikini bottoms, so… Last week Anastasia was panicking over a unicorn cake. Now, she’s marching into the Michelin Star Service Station – without her chef’s coat! – to announce that she’s here to pick up her stars. Everything Anastasia served last night was a disappointment and the guests – bless their grimy, probably sexually unsatisfied hearts – were right to complain to Captain Sandy Yawn.
Chefs of the Below Deck: If we can make it at home using a Pinterest recipe we do not want to eat it on a yacht!!
Tonight MLB legend Johnny Damon is back on Below Deck Mediterranean but it’s not anchors away. It’s anchors gotten away which means the crew is could be permanently stranded outside Monaco!
Captain Sandy Yawn sends Joao Franco and Travis Michalzik on a scuba diving mission to figure out what’s wrong with the anchor even though things could go dangerously wrong. Hopefully they can wrestle the Sirocco free without anyone getting hurt (or in a fist fight). Also hopefully a successfully problem solving with Joao will help Travis find his positivity again!
The Below Deck Mediterranean season thus-far has given us unprecedented reality TV moments. Mila Kolomeitseva served Taco Bell-style food on a luxury Jack Stirrup spit into Aesha Scott’s belly button. He’ll soon be sucking her toes too, as evidenced by the footage in the mid-season trailer.
Whatever your thoughts about the quirky courtship of Jack and Aesha, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The trailer is a great teaser of hookups, tears, and drunken antics. But the most exciting moment comes at the very end when a very familiar voice is says, “hello lovelies.”