Below Deck Season 2 stew Amy Johnson is not the most memorable alum. She was charming, sweet, hard working, and ever cheerful. Despite this, Chief Stew Kate Chastain still found a way to ostracize her. In typical Kate style, she used a friendship with her second stew to alienate the third stew. And Kat Held was happy to play along.
Amy was, in fact, fantastic at her job. But that doesn’t make for entertaining reality TV, so after Amy left the series to be closer to her boyfriend, she was quickly replaced. Ironically, she and Kate became friends after filming wrapped. Amy has been active on social media since her departure, supporting the show and her former chief stew.
As invincible as Captain Lee Rosbach seems on Below Deck, he is still a human being at the end of the day. And, unfortunately, he too has aches and pains.
Recently, the Below Deck fan favorite revealed that he got surgery on his shoulder. Currently, he’s in recovery. Hopefully, he will be all healed up by the time Below Deck returns for Season 7 next month.
Kate Chastain’s favorite ex stew is making the news for her troubles again. If you remember Caroline Bedol at all from Season 6, she was the one that did the least amount of work and complained the most. To be fair, she did have an injured and swollen attitude foot.
It seems like for most people, being on a show improves their lives but not Caroline. After having a nervous breakdown on national TV with mean girls Kate and Josiah Carter taunting her, she went back home only to be homeless and asking for donations from fans.
Josiah Carter might be the perfect man. Trained butler, check. British accent, check. Loves his mama, check. The Below Deck yachtie also made quite an impression on our High Priestess of Snark, Kate Chastain as well. And that’s no easy challenge, right Caroline Bedol? During his season, fans watched as Josiah navigated through
horrible drunken guests. We saw him rise above petty crew members. Josiah also confronted bullying issues he had during his youth. And then there was… the Gold Speedo. Shhhh, I think I hear angels singing behind me.
Anygoldendaddy, after he toured Tahiti under silver fox, Captain Lee Rosbach, Josiah found himself watching, Below Deck Mediterranean. Josiah discovered something to like in Captain Sandy Yawn and the rest of the cast. Sounds like
my favorite the second stew might want to continue his journey, but with different scenery this time.
Last week, the Season 4 trailer for Below Deck Mediterranean was released. It looks like Bravo is again throwing in a casting curve-ball. And while it may be unexpected, it’s certainly the logical next step for mixing up the typical gender roles onboard.
First, it was the surprise of a female deck hand. Then Captain Sandy Yawn took the helm in Season 2 of the Mediterranean spinoff. Josiah Carter killed it as the very qualified and fabulous Second Stew last season on the original series, Below Deck. He was the first male to serve with the interior crew.
There are reality TV moments that are so outrageous and excessive that it unites fans in their disbelief. Caroline Bedol’s departure from Below Deck last season was one of those moments. It wasn’t Caroline quitting her Third Stew position that was shocking, but the manner in which she was treated by her superiors before she left. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter hooked up a speaker outside Caroline’s door to blast “eviction music.”
Crewmate Ross Inia put a stop to it and questioned Kate’s bullying tactics. Fans of the show agreed. Even Captain Lee Rosbach had a similar reaction. A question of ethics also came up. Should audition screening be more thorough to make sure no one is put into a high-pressure situation that they may not be able to handle?
When Caroline Bedol quit Below Deck, she did so without any advance notice. Correction, she first gave two days notice. Then, she abruptly decided not to get out of bed the next morning. Chief Stew Kate Chastain and Second Stew Josiah Carter were left with a full workload, yet again. But Caroline wasn’t in a hurry to leave the boat. What happened next was one of the most talked about events all season.
In retrospect, maybe Caroline’s squatting tendencies resulted from not having a home to return to. She is certainly not in a stable situation now. Last week, Caroline was publicizing her Paypal account and asking for money. She must not have gotten the response she needed because Caroline is now “between homes.”
Ahoy, readers! I must announce all of my nautical dreams and wishes have come true in the form of another series from the very popular Below Deck franchise! Always a fan of watching any and all antics on the high seas, another form of this show brings me so much joy and makes me downright giddy with excitement. This time the action on the high seas will happen aboard a luxury sailing charter rather than the charter yachts we have become accustomed to.
We are coming off the most recent season of Below Deck where we witnessed wild (“I’m a boat captain too you know!”) Rhylee Gerber yelling “Got it!” to long-suffering Bosun Ross Inia a minimum of 15 times per episode. And, of course, the amazing working relationship between Queen of the High Seas of Chief Stew-dom Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter. #bestseasonever