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Below Deck Mediterranean - Chef Mila Kolomeitseva

On last night’s Below Deck Mediterranean Chef Mila Kolomeitseva continued to be like a nuke in the ocean. And no one likes nukes for dinner — or anywhere else for that matter!

Here in the beautiful, balmy waters of the French Rivera it’s just your typical family dinner: throw a few TV dinners in the microwave and chow down while watching the sunset on the main deck. At least according to Mila. After first making barf nachos that look like they came from a gas station, Mila mistimed the cooking of the main course steak and figures why not nuke them for a minute or two.

Being a Russian Mila is immune to radiation poisoning, so she puts her face right up to the doors to watch them cook second by second, before dumping them on a plate and ordering Anastasia Surmava to “Go” deliver them. Hannah Ferrier is appalled, alarmed, in a right strop – a full spectrum of emotions over what she just witnessed. Actually of that is an understatement. Hannah was actually shocked into silence carrying these plates of radiation ribeye.

Mila

If Mila Kolomeitseva didn’t make a terrible first impression on last week’s episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, tonight’s episode will not be any better. Yes, it does get worse than licking guests’ steaks and putting them in the microwave.

Chief Stew Hannah Ferrier criticizes Mila’s cooking prowess, which isn’t at-all-surprising, but very much warranted. This is especially true since Mila can’t even slice ham (for some reason) during tonight’s episode. Instead, Captain Sandy Yawn comes to her rescue. However, Mila is even worse outside of the kitchen. Yes, that’s possible.

Captain Sandy Yawn Shares Her Thoughts On Chef Mila Kolomeitseva’s Homophobic Comments

How great is it to finally have Below Deck Mediterranean back for Season 4? The wait between seasons is too long! As many of last season’s crew is back–Captain Sandy Yawn, chief stewardess Hannah Ferrier, newly promoted bosun Joao Franco and everyone’s favorite deckhand, Colin Macy-O’Toole, this week’s premiere episode was like catching up with old friends. Or enemies, depending on how you felt about Season 3! Except for Colin-who doesn’t love Colin?

Most of the drama of the first episode centered around the culinary skills–or the lack of said skills–of new cast member, chef Mila Kolomeitseva. Who can’t even seem to make a simple taco correctly! Although Mila is not off to a great culinary start, an on-camera homophobic comment she made as seen in the show’s previews might be more controversial than her questionable cooking skills. And as you can imagine, Captain Sandy has some thoughts about Mila’s judgmental declaration.

Below Deck Mediterranean Season 4 - Captain Sandy Yawn

The casting team went overboard for season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean. They combed the globe hoping to find the most incomprehensible accents and ridiculous people possible. I say, they succeeded, because last night the craziest, most outrageous, most shocking thing ever happened when it came to what new chef Mila Kolomeitseva served for dinner!

This season is taking place in the south of France, which is the place both Captain Sandy Yawn and Hannah Ferrier consider the birth of their yachting career. Something tells me the French government only allowed them in with exit visas already issued… Helping Sandy and Hannah terrorize the cobalt blue waters of a country known for its class and culinary sophistication is Joao Franco, newly returned from relationship rehab (I kid) and promoted to boson.

Below Deck Mediterranean Returns For Season 4 Tonight

Finally! Below Deck Mediterranean is back for a new season. It all begins tonight! OG cast member Hannah Ferrier is back as Chief Stew, of course. Will she be super focused on getting her tasks done? She never has been, but she’s always made for some good TV. There’s no doubt she will continue to provide polarizing entertainment in Season 4.

At the helm is Captain Sandy Yawn of course. After his Season 3 love triangle, Joao Franco is back hoping for his shot at a redemption season. And after getting virtually no screen time last year, Colin Macy-O’Toole returns. Maybe we will get to know more about him this time around.

Below Deck Mediterranean Introduces New Cast Members

Ahoy!  Below Deck Mediterranean is finally back on June 3rd, and with it a great mix of cast members.  Captain Sandy Yawn is at the helm of the Sirocco.  Bravo has, of course, realized that fans love seeing her at odds with Chief Stew Hannah FerrierJoao Franco returns as Bosun this season, and Colin Macy O’Toole rounds out the returning cast.

That leaves two positions open in both the interior and the deck crew and that’s a lot of opportunity for new hookups, dysfunction, drama, and authority questioning.

Joao Franco

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.

Joan Franco Below Deck Mediterranean

Below Deck Mediterranean, the younger sibling to Below Deck, has been one of the most successful reality show spinoffs. Understandably so, as the opportunity to watch beautiful people in stunning locations exhibiting sometimes ugly behavior is just too good to resist! Too much food, too much alcohol and non-stop drama make for great television. Last season, the yacht crew and guests sailed into the beautiful ports of Italy, which made me want to chuck it all and fudge my resume to apply to be a deckhand.

During Season 3, we were treated to crew hook-ups, unruly guests, alcohol-fueled melt-downs and endless tension between Captain Sandy Yawn and Chief Stewardess Hannah Ferrier. And now, the wait for a new season of merriment on the high seas is just about over!