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Casting for Below Deck Mediterranean functions like any other reality TV show.  It’s all about aesthetics and the drama factor.  How will these set of characters mesh so that there’s the right amount of hookups, fights, and good times?

Production erred big time when casting Pete Hunziker this season, but the rest of the cast has been very refreshing especially with the return of Bugsy Drake and Malia White.  Of course Bravolebrities also have to make the rounds on Watch What Happens Live, so a charismatic or funny personality is always in order.

Below Deck Mediterranean Kiko Lorran-2

Welcome back to another week of Below Deck Mediterranean: Docked Edition. That’s right yachties, we are still stuck on the dock. Which is basically every charter guest, captain and real yachtie’s worst nightmare.

This week, the crew’s third charter remains all tied up with nowhere to go. However, that doesn’t stop the charter season — or the drama — from creating waves aboard The Wellington. From Chef Kiko Lorran being tasked with a nearly insurmountable challenge to Hannah Ferrier and Bugsy Drake finally confronting their lingering tension from charter seasons past, the episode does a decent job of serving up the smoke and mirrors to distract us all from the fact that this boat’s not leaving the harbor. 

Below deck Mediterranean Hannah Ferrier

Below Deck Mediterranean is back with an all-new episode tonight. Chef Kiko Lorran has the challenge of cooking for extra people when the charter guests invite randoms to join them for a six-course meal on the yacht.

Hannah Ferrier and Bugsy Drake’s residual drama resurfaces tonight. Will the ladies just have a mature conversation about moving on and moving forward? Or will things get heated this early in the season?

Below Deck Mediterranean Bugsy Drake Captain Sandy Yawn Malia White

What’s a crew to do when The Wellington has to stay docked for an entire charter? Looks like we’re about to find out on this week’s episode of Below Deck Mediterranean! In the closing moments of last week, Bugsy Drake brought a (literal) storm along for her return to Below Deck Med, and the torrential downpour isn’t letting up any time soon. Could this be a bad omen for the veteran second stew’s return?

But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s handle some housekeeping, shall we? Did anyone clock that Pete Hunziker has officially been removed from the show’s opening credits? It’s worth nothing, considering the lead deckhand was brusquely fired from the show after posting a perversely racist image on social media. In the aftermath of his firing, Bravo and 51 Minds vowed to “minimize” the yachtie’s appearances throughout the remainder of the season. This seems like an obvious first step. However, we can still expect to see less of Pete as the charter season goes on. (Well, and Bravo’s editing catches up with his ouster).

Below Deck Mediterranean Kiko Lorran Hannah Ferrier

Wow, so much has happened in just one week in the Below Deck universe! Last week, Pete Hunziker was gearing up to be the lead deckhand we all love to hate because of his condescending, misogynistic attitude on board The Wellington. This week, Pete’s been terminated from Below Deck Mediterranean altogether because of a vilely racist social media post.

For the remainder of the season, Bravo and 51 Minds, the show’s production company, will be editing around Pete to remove him from as much footage as possible. Of course, there’s wasn’t enough turnaround time to re-edit this week’s episode, so it will be interesting to see when the lead deckhand starts disappearing from the charter season. However, for the time being, we’ll still include Pete in our recaps. That is, with the context that we’ll soon be seeing the last of him.

Bravo Fires Pete Hunziker From Below Deck Med After Racist Post

Another week, another Bravo star bites the dust for being a complete racist.

On Wednesday (June 17), Bravo announced that Below Deck Mediterranean star Pete Hunziker had been fired from the show and the network for an abhorrently racist post on social media.

Below Deck Mediterranean Recap: Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Well, well, well. It’s only the third episode of Below Deck Mediterranean and we already have an interior war on our hands. Last week ended with a standoff between Hannah Ferrier and Lara Flumiani, with the chief stew calling Captain Sandy Yawn in to mediate in the standoff with her subordinate second stew. And this week picks up right where we left off in the heat of the battle.

At first, Captain Sandy cuts Hannah off, telling her to let Lara speak, but the captain eventually sides with Hannah after hearing the second stew’s side of the story. In my eyes, it’s a classic Below Deck story. Basically, Hannah is angry at Lara for having an attitude about every little thing and Lara is angry at Hannah for she’s being spoken to. It seems like every season, on every franchise, this issue boils down to one thing: developing an effective management style. However, as much as Hannah’s lack of leadership would probably grate on me too, Lara certainly takes her attitude problem to another level. And it’s only been one charter!

Below Deck Mediterranean Lara Flumani

There’s a new episode of Below Deck Mediterranean tonight. The tensions between Hannah Ferrier and Lara Flumiani continues. And while this is apparently Hannah’s last season of Below Deck Mediterranean, this might be the first one where the whole fandom is actually behind her. She has Lara to thank for that. Lara is extremely disrespectful as far as stews go. And she’s not providing much entertainment.

On tonight’s episode, Lara just disappears, somehow, even though they’re all living and working in close quarters on a boat. Just fire her already, Captain Sandy Yawn. Lara’s drama isn’t even enjoyable to watch. She is just so frustrating.