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Caroline Bedol Quits

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?

Below Deck Jet Ski Accident

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

Below Deck - Ross Inia

Below Deck star Ross Inia might be held legally accountable for his drunken antics last year in West Palm Beach, Florida.  At first, prosecutors decided not to file charges against the New Zealand native.  But on February 12th, barely a month after the initial review, the case was reopened. The charges adjusted instead.

Ross made headlines in December of last year.  He was arrested after a night of partying with Below Deck Mediterranean bad-boy Joao Franco.  The Season 6 bosun was in an altercation with two other men. Then law enforcement arrived to break up the fight. Then, Ross allegedly attacked the police officer. He also issued verbal threats.

Below Deck - Season 6 Reunion Cast

Last night we officially sent the cast of Below Deck on their final charter and we waved farewell with Tahitian flower crowns in our hair. Don’t I wish! Actually far from sunsets, the entire affair took place in the dark, sordid Watch What Happens Live clubhouse, with the disco’d up cast perched on uncomfortable stools which are clearly the castoffs from one of Lisa Vanderpump‘s collaborations with Nick Alain gone wrong!

First off Andy Cohen clears the suspense by stating that Caroline Bedol and Chandler Brooks won’t be joining them. That statement made it pretty much apparent that the reunion would be boring as everyone else was BFF by the time the season ended. Several of them are still close friends today!

Seriously, though, I had forgotten Caroline and Chandler were even on the show this season was so busy. Other than Rhylee Gerber they were the sole sources of drama in the first half of the season. 

Captain Lee

Captain Lee Rosbach is not one to mince words.  The crew of Below Deck Season 6″ has been exceptional.”  And to mirror that sentiment, Captain Lee’s blog was filled with praise for each crew member.

Adrian Martin really kept himself focused in the galley.  He functioned mostly drama free, but earned camera time with amazing dishes and presentation.

Below Deck - Kate Chastain & Laura Betancourt in Tahiti

Last night was the season finale of Below Deck and while Krystal may have been the worst charter guest like ever, I agree with Kate Chastain. This has been the best crew and the best Below Deck season. So yay for keeping the equilibrium even at sea. Cause sharing the sea with slugs is what it’s all about, right?!

So obviously the first and worst sea slug to deal with is Krystal herself. She is passed out on deck, wrapped in a blanket, aka a shame cocoon. Except I don’t actually think Krystal has any shame about abusing her friends or the people serving her. After threatening Kate and Josiah Carter several times, Krystal suddenly remembers she has these things called legs, which are attached to there hip bones, so she stomps downstairs to her cabin, slamming the door. Kate, who is practically levitating with rage, immediately goes to bed. Poor Josiah is stuck staying up all night cleaning up after these ungrateful wenches.

Below Deck - Kate Chastain

Tonight is the season finale of Below Deck. This means we’re all crying sea salty tears into our wine at the loss of Kate Chastain in our lives. If it’s any consolation (it’s not) I heard Hannah Ferrier is returning for season 4 of Below Deck Mediterranean. Wait – that makes me cry harder.

Anyway, Krazy Krystal is still in her shame cocoonKate wants that girl served a nice, cold helping of hose in her face to wash off the drunken entitlement tantrum. It doesn’t sound like things improve between Kate and Krystal when Kate forgets it’s her birthday! Freudian slip?

Tyler Rowland

Captain Lee Rosbach hates babysitting. Even so, he does trend towards giving both professional and personal advice to his crew.  At least for the purpose of writing his Below Deck blog.  This week he had a lot to say to Tyler Rowland for dumping Rhylee Gerber at a cheap patio bar.  You wouldn’t even think you were in Tahiti sitting on that slab of concrete.

But professionally, the Captain had nothing to chastise his crew over.  And he’ll always give praise where it’s due.  Captain Lee had great feedback for his Bosun Ross Inia, and Chief Stew Kate Chastain.  Both department heads have been keeping it drama free.