First Stephanie Hollman invites all their close friends and family to Medieval Times to watch Travis be crowned King of … The Over The Hill?
On last night’s Below Deck hair-brained deckhand Abbi Murphy up and left to sail off into her future. Actually it was more like she got dropped off at a random dock somewhere outside of Phuket with a “good luck” from Captain Lee Rosbach. Don’t double-cross this guy!
Mid-Charter Abbi starts having some sort of breakdown over the slide. Which has destroyed the soul of many a deckhand. At that moment, as if her massive red hair parted to reveal a message of clarity: it was time to leave Valor.
Ashton Pienaar is shocked, but probably also relieved. Babysitting Abbi all day was interfering with his ability to manage the rest of his team, but alas, they’ll be down a deckhand on a massive boat. Captain Lee is about the only one who seems upset, mainly because he envisions himself some sort of high seas professional development coach who can whip anyone and everyone into a yachtie.
It wasn’t exactly shocking when Abbi Murphy left Below Deck. She just got engaged via text message. She wasn’t exactly a quick study when it came to the deckhand tasks. And she probably started to run out of hair ties.
It was rough timing when she quit though. Tanner Sterback was in bed with a stomach bug for days and it was just Ashton Pienaar and Brian de Saint Per on deck. Abbi offered to stick it out until Tanner was feeling better, but Captain Lee Rosbach wasn’t having it. He gave Abbi her passport and she left the boat. That wasn’t the end of it though. Thank you, Twitter.
We know Abbi did in fact get married, but it also appears that she leaves the show over frustrations with the insane amount of work required to make pampered nouveau riche guests believe no demand is too outrageous!
It’s been interesting to watch newly-promoted Bosun Ashton Pienaar on Season 7 of Below Deck. Maybe he really deserved the job. Or perhaps Ashton’s advancement had something to do with him nearly dying on camera last season. It remains to be seen how Ashton will fare as bosun, but he has already made some questionable management decisions, such as trying to hook up with deckhand Abbi Murphy.
Then there are the more subtle things. Ashton seems to be straddling the fence between boss and friend. It’s certainly a harder situation when you live in close quarters with your co-workers.
Captain Lee Rosbach and Chief Stew Kate Chastain are the power duo of Below Deck. They’ve been working together since Season 2 and have a well-established rapport both personally and professionally. Their leadership onboard makes for the perfect balance of fun and personal responsibility. If you don’t pull your weight, you’re off the boat. Captain Lee is not one to give hugs and hang on to inefficient crew members.
We’ve seen it happen many times. Captain Lee will call someone to the bridge and a white envelope gets handed over. Then the newly unemployed crew member will share their hopes, dreams, and resentments in their exit interview. But what about Captain Lee? He makes some big decision and we don’t often know what his rationale is when he finally lets someone go.
On last night’s Real Housewives Of Dallas LeeAnne Locken tied the knot to Rich Emberlin and treated her wedding ceremony like the sideshow act at a carnival. She then treated her wedding guests like they needed to pay for their own corndogs.
LeeAnne also insulted her own mother from the altar, because what better opportunity to say your piece to your mother when she can’t interrupt than during your own wedding vows?!
LeeAnne’s mother, Margaret, did in fact make it to the wedding. Right on time, in fact, and wearing a gold sequined dress. LeeAnne then proceeded to spend the entire ceremony and reception ignoring her. Margaret even had to beg for a photograph with her own daughter!
Last week’s Real Housewives Of Dallas ended on a cliffhanger with LeeAnne Locken crying in her wedding gown over her mother. I mean what’s a LeeAnne Locken event without drama about how her mother abaaaaaaandoned her?!
At least it wasn’t Rich Emberlin who left LeeAnne stranded at the altar although wouldn’t that have been the most exciting drama to ever grace a Real Housewives episode anywhere?! More exciting even than incarceration and secret weddings.