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Below Deck Mediterranean Recap: Bummed Out Over Bali

As I sat down for this week’s episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, I had one distinctly iconic Bravo-ism flash through my mind. “Please don’t let it be about Tom.” I just couldn’t handle the thought of having to sit through another week of Chef Tom Checketts‘ temper tantrums and histrionics taking center stage. I’ve ranted about them. I’ve railed against them. I’ve written about them ad naseum for what feels like the entire back half of the season now. And the Bravo gods seemed to hear my plaintive cries because, for the first time in Bravo history, it wasn’t about Tom.

Instead, we were treated to a full hour of Jessica More and Rob Westergaard‘s boatmance completely unraveling in the space of a single day. We’ve known since the pair’s first appearances on Watch What Happens Live that this was coming. But as the season inched toward its end, I was starting to wonder when we’d see the sinking of the ship rather than just the iceberg from 100 miles away. Err, kilometers? Knots? Whatever the unit of distance between ships and icebergs is to complete this apt metaphor for the couple’s doomed love affair.

Below Deck Mediterranean Star Jessica Moore Says “You Can STILL DO YOUR JOB SAFELY AND Take Your Prescribed Medications”

The most recent episode of Below Deck Mediterranean has been very triggering for the viewers. Instead of having a discussion with Hannah Ferrier about her anxiety or asking if there was anything she could do to make life easier on the boat, Malia White took the sneaky approach. She arranged Hannah’s prescription medication and sent a photo to Captain Sandy Yawn.

If she actually cared about Hannah or keeping peace on the boat, she could have handled that in many different ways. Why didn’t she just have a conversation with Hannah and Sandy in person if she actually cared about Hannah’s anxiety? Oh, right. Malia actually did not care. Instead, she wanted to stir up drama and rearrange all of the cabins just so she could sleep in the same room as her boyfriend Tom Checketts. Whether she was complying with maritime law or not, Malia showed zero empathy and zero compassion for Hannah.