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On last night’s Below Deck Josiah Carter‘s childhood insecurities were triggered by demanding and flamboyant guests, and Rhylee Gerber and Tyler Rowland took their relationship next level!

After an entire season of Josiah flying under the radar, it was kinda nice to learn more about him.

Morning Afters on this show are always a shammy of shame. Except if you’re Rhylee and Tyler! I don’t know how anyone who spends like 2 hours a day cleaning and 8 hours a day screaming about how she’s being rejected from manual labor has any energy leftover to be sexing down Tyler, but Rhylee does. She has fought flounder with her barehands so clearly she is superhuman. After 3 solid days of hooking up, Rhylee and Tyler are basically levitating on the after-sex glow as they flirt through their chores.

Josiah Carter Below Deck

Tonight the person having the crisis on Below Deck is Josiah Carter. I mean it’s about time he did something besides simmer and sulk behind the scenes, snipe under his breath, and slither about under the protective glare of Kate Chastain! (I kid – I find Josiah hilarious).

After a crazy crew night out Tyler Rowland and Rhylee Gerber went through the five stages of lust, dating, fighting, breaking up, and rekindling. In contrast, Ashton Pienaar and Laura Betancourt have found themselves officially flung out

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Reading Captain Lee Rosbach‘s blog is a weekly reminder that he really doesn’t know what was happening onboard My Seanna during filming.  Like the rest of us Below Deck fans, he’s had to keep up with the episodes to view all of the good, the bad, and the ugly behaviors of his crew.

In this week’s blog, Captain Lee reacted to the outbursts of junior deckhand Rhylee Gerber and Third Stew Laura Betancourt. For one suspenseful moment during the last Below Deck episode, it seemed possible that Laura could potentially upstage Rhylee’s insubordination.  But Rhylee still holds the title of most disgruntled employee.  At least Laura wizened  up enough to make nice with her boss, Chief Stew Kate Chastain.

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Laura Betancourt seemed to be going down a road many third stews on Below Deck have traveled.  Mix together the inability to properly clean a room on a luxury yacht, a generous helping of ego, and a whole lot of attitude and it could have easily ended with a flight ticket home.  Laura seemed very aware of that.  After she was called out by Captain Lee Rosbach, that is.

Perhaps it was a realization that despite being on a reality show, My Seanna is still fully functioning yacht in operation. Captain Lee could really terminate her employment.  Maybe Laura added a bit of introspection to her morning yoga routine.  Whatever the reason, by the end of the week’s episode, Laura finally found common ground with Chief Stew Kate Chastain.

Rhylee Gerber Below Deck

The Below Deck crew was way overdue for a night out.  There was definitely some anticipation between My Seanna’s lovebirds for what the evening had in store.  On the Below Deck After Show, Ashton Pienaar, Laura Betancourt, Rhylee Gerber, and Tyler Rowland shared their experiences.

At first, Laura was excited to go out with Ashton.  The night was young and full of promise.  Then Adrian Martin made a sneaky comment about Ashton’s nightlife antics.

Laura Betancourt Below Deck

Lord – this is the craziest season of Below Deck ever! It is literally Wham, Bam, Thank you ma’am, next drama! Laura Betancourt and Kate Chastain went from screaming at each other to peaceably getting along as co-workers. In contrast, Laura and Ashton Pineaar transitioned from friends with benefits to, well, I don’t know what. In less than one episode!

Laura is “sore-ry, not sore-ry” that she told Kate to check herself over some towels not being hung up. This is the myopic world of luxury yachting where the placement of a pond frond can make the difference between a $17,000 tip and a $20,000 tip. Basically what I’m saying is that all the escalated drama over towels and toilet paper matters! The little things become the big things, you guys. And Kate’s refusal to see Laura as the top-notch CHIEF STEW wannabe she is, is a big thing, guys. 

Kate Chastain Below Deck

It’s been so long since we’ve had an episode of Below Deck. I seriously forgot who these people even are. Well, not really.  I think I’ve intentionally blocked Laura Betancourt from my mind, however.

When we left off, before the Christmas holiday, Laura was fighting with Kate Chastain over turndowns. Tonight we see the conclusion of that argument, and the fallout naturally! After Laura told Kate to check herself, Kate checkmated Laura by going directly to Captain Lee Rosbach to report her insubordination. 

Laura Betancourt

Canadian import Laura Betancourt has been having trouble settling into her Third Stew role on Below Deck.  She seemed unable to properly clean the guest cabins on multiple occasions. Then, she quelled her defensive feelings against Kate Chastain by canoodling with Ashton Pienaar.