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Below Deck Kate Chastain

Mondays really do get a bad rap, but I have to admit that it’s become one of my favorite days of the week thanks to Below Deck. Rhylee Gerber returned to the show and she upped the drama during the crew’s first night out last week.

She asked Chef Kevin Dobson about the paleo option on the menu. He mocked her in response and the whole thing spiraled out of control. Bosun Ashton Pienaar did what he could to mediate, but he got caught in the drama as well. Did Rhylee jeopardize her job already? At least they actually do need her on deck. Brian de Saint Pern’s leg injury just keeps getting worse. So, that’s kind of an advantage to Rhylee. Plus, no matter how much Captain Lee Rosbach may want to fire Rhylee, she makes great TV and she’s actually passionate about working on a boat. There’s no chance that she’s going anywhere.

Below Decks’ Brian de Saint Pern May Be Dating A Charter Guest

It looks like Below Deck’s lead deckhand Brian de Saint Pernmay have found love on the open seas.  But, he wisely waited until AFTER the boat docked to pursue his supposed love interest.

And judging by their social media, it appears as though Brian and his new friend, Kimberley Kirk, are having a blast together.

Below Deck Simone Mashile

The charter guests from the last episode of Below Deck were out of hand. One of the female guests wore a mesh bathing suit as she made a play for an admittedly tempted Ashton Pienaar. Meanwhile, one of the guys continually sexually harassed Simone Mashile. He talked about “bending her over” in the bathroom and made additional comments about a garter she had on her thigh for a pirate-themed day.

It was so uncomfortable to watch as an outsider. I can’t even imagine how Simone felt on the receiving end of such lewd behavior. Captain Lee Rosbach chimed in on Twitter and I have to. be honest: he really put his foot in his mouth. He tried to backtrack and explain himself, but Twitter wasn’t having it. And neither was Simone,  Rhylee Gerber, or Abbi Murphy.

Rhylee Gerber Below deck

Ugh – The reign of Ryhlee Gerber has returned on Below Deck, and this is one kind of tyranny I’m not here for. It’s bad enough that the primary, Michael, was literally the creepiest grossest Lifetime Movie lecher of a charter guest there ever was.

Michael kept asking Simone Mashile to go shark hunting (was that some sort of double entendre I’m not getting?) but he should have asked our fishing boat captain Ryhlee. She could speared him and presented him to chef Kevin Dobson on a paleo platter.

Honestly bringing Rhylee back was just so hopelessly insincere. We all know Captain Lee Rosbach would never rehire someone who doesn’t respect her superiors or the chain of command, and the deflated way he defended his decision is all we need to know of his true feelings. With a heavy heart Ashton Pienaar accepts his burden to try and tame Rhylee from an attention-seeking lunatic to a competent deckhand. I mean I’m 100% positive they can find someone hard working (and hot) mid-season, but that person may not ruthlessly destroy a happy team of otherwise deckhands.

Rhylee Gerber

Ugh – I’m already tied of Rhylee Gerber and she hasn’t even been in one episode of this season’s Below Deck, but sadly for us all that is about to change! Literally even the preview has me drained of her drama.

As Brian de Saint Pern is dealing with his knee injury Captain Lee Rosbach calls Rhylee in just in time. Instead of rescuing the deckhands Rhylee proves to be an immediately toxic presence that pushes Ashton Pienaar almost to his breaking point.

Below Deck Captain Lee Rosbach

Simone Mashile lurked in the laundry room for most of the season on Below Deck.  Clearly, her service experience leaves much to be desired and Third Stew Courtney Skippon picked up the slack.  Since expressing a desire to better her skills, Chief Stew Kate Chastain gave Simone more services opportunities.

It’s not clear what inspired Simone to metaphorically leave the laundry room.  Perhaps it was the sexual allure of a certain deckhand named Tanner Sterback.  Maybe Simone is really thinking big picture about her career, though it’s clear that she is not ready to put in the work.

Kate Chastain Below Deck

It was party like it’s 1999 on last night’s Below Deck. 1999 being the year the charter guests graduated from Florida State’s School of Beerlegience. Aaahhh… reliving the glory days. Gross.

I don’t know why one would pay tens of thousands of dollars to charter a yacht in Thailand with the sole purpose of getting trashed, but then not have the decency to learn how to say “Let’s get lit!” in Thai. So gauche. And seriously these people yelled that approximately every 15 seconds. The mating call of over-the-hill frat boys everywhere!

The other problem is Smashton, aka the alter ego of Ashton Pienaar, the idea for which he stole from Joao Franco. And honestly, you never want to take any ideas from Joao. Smashton shoved his tongue down Kate Chastain‘s throat and that make Kate angry. And you won’t like Kate when she’s angry. 

Below Deck Deckhands

If we thought previous Below Deck guests came ready to party we haven’t seen anything until tonight’s Florida State University alums get on board Valor! Drunk and disorderly seem to be putting it nicely.

While Kate Chastain struggles to retain control of an unruly charter, she’s further challenged by Simone Mashile being distracted by a crush on Tanner Sterback. Simone already feels in over her head with service, and then is forced to handle an overly flirtatious attentions from a guest.