Captain Lee Rosbach structures his blogs as a critique of each Below Deck crew member. He addresses each person directly and gives them a paragraph worth of wisdom. The length depends on how off that person is from Captain Lee’s expectations of an ideal employee.
On this week’s blog, Captain Lee FORGOT TO INCLUDE JOSIAH CARTER!!! All that sweet boy got was a passing mention in Kate Chastain’s paragraph. It’s as if he is just becoming an extension of Kate. Perhaps in reality TV land Josiah has done everything wrong. He’s perfectly trained, refined, focused, and non-combative. He only gossips in with Kate in her lair. I say Josiah deserves his OWN paragraph!
It felt like there were Real Housewives meetups happening all over the country this week. Or at least that’s what it seemed like when I scroll through my Instagram feed. Kandi Burruss supported Beverly Hills Housewife Erika Jayne at her Atlanta concert. Potomac Housewives Gizelle Bryant hung out with Real Housewives of Atlanta OG NeNe Leakes. Warning: they applied way too much airbrush to their IG photo. Cynthia Bailey left the ATL to hang out with Dorinda Medley in New York City.
Bravo worlds collided when Vanderpump Rules cast members Stassi Schroeder and Beau Clark spent time with (the remaining) Summer House stars Kyle Cooke, Carl Radke, and Amanda Batula.
Real Housewives of Dallas stars Stephanie Hollman and Brandi Redmond shared photos hanging with their kids. Meanwhile, their costar Cary Deuber shared a photo of her face all marked up and ready for a cosmetic procedure. Orange County Housewife Shannon Beador followed her lead. Shannon posted a photo of herself getting some cosmetic enhancements. This is a social media trend that I just don’t understand.
Captain Lee Rosbach and Katie Chastain attended an event in Florida with Below Deck alum Connie Arias. Josiah Carter shared a picture of himself Ashton Pienaar, Ross Inia, and Adrian Martin. Meanwhile, the two most controversial cast members (who haven’t been fired yet) Rhylee Gerber and Laura Betancourt took a selfie while kayaking.
Southern Charm stars Cameran Eubanks, Craig Conover, Chelsea Meissner, and Whitney Sudler-Smith enjoyed some quality time. Naomie Olindo shared an “after” photo following some Botox injections. Kathryn Dennis slayed in a hot pink outfit at her brother’s wedding.
Teen Mom and star of the upcoming Ex on the Beach season Farrah Abraham channeled her inner Ariana Grande (who was inspired by Mean Girls) for a photo.
90 Day Fiance couples Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores, Ashley Martson and Jay Smith, and David Toborowsky and Annie Suwan let us all know that their relationships are still going strong with some photos.
Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Melissa Gorga and her daughter Antonia posed for a photo with Jennifer Lopez.
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This season of Below Deck is overflowing with drama. That’s definitely a good thing, at least for the viewers. However, it has to be tough on the crew members to be away from their friends and family for these extended periods of time.
Recently, Below Deck cast member Josiah Carter shared a sweet photo with his mother Kairen Carter on social media.
On last night’s Below Deck the crew dealt with a shocking realization. Ashton Pienaar’s fall overboard wasn’t just a dramatic television moment, but that he could’ve lost his life!
Ashton went off the back of the swim platform after stepping into a tow line which wrapped around his ankle. It was exactly like a movie, but this was actual reality and Bravo editing magic had nothing to do with the events! As Captain Lee Rosbach explained while choking up, Ashton was “within 30 seconds” of losing his life, or at the very least his foot!
The most surprising revelation, however, was that Ashton owes his life (and the continuation of his defined tricep muscles) to the rapid reaction of a Below Deck cameraman named Brent. He literally threw down his camera, raced to the side of the boat, and untangled the lines to give Ashton more time, which set him free to swim to the tender to wait until they were in safer water to bring him in! Maybe Brent should be bosun. Something tells me Rhylee Gerber wouldn’t be talking to him with a nasty attitude!
Though the man overboard incident only took place during the last few minutes of the most recent Below Deck episode, Ashton Pienaar being dragged into the water has been the main focus for all the cast interviews this past week. The entire crew is still coming to grips with the severity of what happened, and what was narrowly avoided.
Tyler Rowland was a witness at the back of the boat with Rhylee Gerber. As the junior deckhand of the group, Tyler was getting a lot of instruction from Ashton. Apparently, Ashton himself had warned him about the lines. Tyler said, “Ashton told us they’re super dangerous. Don’t step over those lines because they go out.”
Caroline Bedol from Below Deck had an interesting run on the show, to say the least. At first, she came across as a very chipper and ready to please third stew. However, that persona quickly disappeared when it became evident that anything involving doing two things at once had her running in circles.
I honestly felt bad for Caroline. She was dealing with personal issues at home and just did not have the personality to handle a reality show or the new Bravo power couple that is Kate Chastain and Josiah Carter. Despite her less than graceful departure from the boat, Caroline is still circling the show and its cast members.
Captain Lee Rosbach’s blog was brief this week, but as always, packed a punch. The Below Deck Captain was in New York earlier this week to appear on Watch What Happens Live. So he had less time to prepare, but still made his critiques very clear. We wouldn’t expect any less of him!
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 Pienaar went 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.