Below Deck Mediterranean Recap: My Big Fat Greek Threesome

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We are back to see if this is the episode that Danny gets the boot on Below Deck Mediterranean.  When last we left this horny crew, Ben had given a willing Hannah the brush off, basically because he thinks Tiffany will be less drama and less of a work disruption. It’s not like he has an emotional investment in either girl and Tiffany will be the easiest to blow off when the show ends.  While this male logic seems his best choice, he is disturbed to find Tiffany in Bryan’s bunk when he heads to his quarters. NO that this little clothing on escape was set up by production or anything. Ben tells Bryan his quarters are not a frat house and that Bryan can go bang her in the anchor locket like normal people. Ben apologizes to both of them the next morning for “overreacting.”  Bryan tells Bobby that Ben ruined his whole game and he got nowhere with her.

The new guests are “Oklahoma Millionaires.” They are in the Greek Isles so once again they want things to be just like they are at home with line dancing and two stepping. I love to mock these guests but to be fair, they get a not very big discount to put up with being portrayed as hicks. I think the do it just to be on TV because the discount is ridiculously small. About 20% off if I recall correctly. But anyway the premise is they want a lot of country crap. The Aussie chief stew has not clue other than thinking she needs to find “hays of bale” in Greece. I’m thinking that production brought he hay with them. Nope we get to see the hay being delivered. That said I doubt they could get a hay delivery with five hours before the guests arrived without planning this well in advance. Just like the daisy duke costumes all the stews suddenly have on hand.

I just happened to pack Daisy Duke and a plaid shirt!

I just happened to pack Daisy Duke and a plaid shirt!

Hannah is still sprung over Ben, or so the story goes so once she catches wind of Ben’s interest in Tiffany. Tiffany will have hell to pay. Danny already has hell to pay with the entire outside crew (except for Jen who he successfully sucked up to last last episode)   Danny is already screwing up everything. He is telling the new guests about his problems on the last charter, he is not properly stowing the lines, and he is right back to socializing with the guests and ignoring his walkie.

Bobby finally has enough and confronts Danny about his slacking and Danny says to Bobby that he has “his tampon up his pussy” and Bobby starts to bow up at him.  Frankly using that sort of language to a co-worker should be Danny’s third strike in my opinion. If they were on shore leave then no problem but not on charter. Bryan breaks them up. Danny gets left behind on the boat and Jen takes his place on the tinder. So everyone is on the beach setting up for a picnic except for Tiffany and Danny.  Danny goes to Ben for advice.  Ben gives great advice (suck it up and do your job) and Danny seems to listen. Wow Bryan is only one year older than Danny.

Bryan tells Bobby and Danny to work it out. Danny is willing to apologize, but Danny’s apology is done with laughter.

Lunch on the beach goes well but Hannah is pissed that Tiffany has not gotten the boat set up for dinner.

The guests want the crew to have a country dance off with a prize of $200 to whoever does it the best. So all the girls put on their Daisy Dukes. Unfair advantage!  I half expect Tiffany to pull out some clogging shoes she just so happened to pack.

Because we are in Greece where the cheeses are amazing, the olives divine, the ouzo is plentiful and the octopus and squid are exceedingly fresh, Ben decides to have an Asian dinner.  The Oklahomans licked their plates. Figuratively, I think.

Hannah wins the dance contest. Julia was off duty and opted out.  Danny learns to line dance with the female guests. This would probably be fine without his history.  The crew leaves the drunken guests to their hot tub.  That is except for Danny who doesn’t even disappear when a three way begins amongst the guests. He opts to stay a gawk.

Hannah calls Danny “Dumb and Dumber in one person.” She’s starting to grow on me.  Ben tries to stick up for Danny. Ben and Hannah exchange words. Ben points out that Danny is not her employee. But still. Someone needs to tell the kid not to hang out chatting with naked people standing up in the Jacuzzi. Hannah says that Ben stuck up for the junior deckhand other than the chief stew. Bryan is irritated with Danny’s behavior as well.  This was a short charter.

Danny tries to talk to Hannah and he does it in a condescending way. Danny truly believes if the guests don’t mind him hanging out with them than it is not a problem. But it is a problem.  The Crawley family loved Mr. Carson, but he maintained a professional distance and they lived in the same dwelling for years.  He is below deck, downstairs, the help, not a comrade. Mr. Carson never saw any of the Crawley family nekkid for fuck’s sake!

At the tip meeting, Captain Mark is unaware of the issues. He thinks the charter went great and everyone worked together. They got $20K in tips and $1,500 each. The math is wrong there but I can’t be bothered.

Everyone has shore leave this week and they head to a club as one big group.  After everyone is drunk, Danny tells Bryan that his contribution to the charters as sort of a social butterfly are under appreciated. Bryan of course goes off on him.

Next Week: It looks like some safety run throughs, and Bryan and Tiffany finally make out. Danny is mysteriously absent from the previews.

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33 responses to “Below Deck Mediterranean Recap: My Big Fat Greek Threesome

  1. Sari

    in hospitality, it’s incredibly difficult to work with a Danny-type person. Watching him makes me cringe.

  2. Danny is a narcissist! He thinks what he does makes more money for everyone! or else this is his line to be the creepiest person on the show, either way, huge yuk! Not watching show because he’s really creepy!

    • PrincessMimi

      I called him out as a narcissist too with a faux Jesus complex. What he knows about hospitality is about as much as I know about rocket science.

  3. therealdeb

    The delusions are high with young Danny, he has zero self awareness. Hannah comes and goes with me, sometimes I really dig her and others I want to throat punch her. Also, last week someone comments on captain Mark’s eyebrows and this whole episode everyone he was in that’s all I could look at. Odd! I love Julia and I love that Bobby loves Julia, it is kind of sweet. Btw, I can comment from my phone but not my laptop??? Have I lost my mind?

  4. Auntie Velvet

    Julia seems like a lovely person, but draping herself all over Bobby and then insisting that he likes their “brother-sister” dynamic is a little disingenuous.

  5. Have to say, some of the Oklahoma comments cracked me up.

    A condom and a rattlesnake. Two things I don’t *@#$ with.

    Best thing coming out of Russia….strippers.

    Pure offensive comedy gold.

  6. PickyLongstocking

    I genuinely think that Danny has mental health issues. The outburst last week (“They always come back!”) looked like a classic bipolar episode.

  7. BKSweetheart

    WTF is wrong with this Bobby kid. I’m having a hard time believing it’s real and not just for the cameras. If it is real, dude needs therapy and meds stat.

    Hannah didn’t bother me *as* much this episode but I still don’t like her for taking every opportunity to sh*t on Tiffany. Especially when it doesn’t appear that she’s tried to work with her to improve her performance/speed at completing tasks. She just gives her a list and waves her off. Instead she should spend some time with her and show her how to better manage her time, shortcuts, etc. Find out where she’s struggling, etc.

    I waitressed for a couple years in college and understand how crazy it can get during a busy dinner service and having to also complete side work while serving guests. God forbid something gets sent back or you forget something, throws everything off. So far Tiff’s keeping a cool head about it so that’s at least a good thing.

    I just can’t wait for someone to get in Hannah’s arse and take her down a few pegs. I was LOL when Ben shut her down last week.

    • BKSweetheart

      Sorry meant WTF is wrong with Danny. Bobby’s hot albeit goofy. He seems sweet though.

    • Auntie Velvet

      Maybe the stew relationship is different than in other jobs, but it seems like it is unprofessional for Hannah to be griping to her second stew about her third stew. It puts Julia in an awkward position.

    • ~ZZZ~

      I think he’s a plant from production too. He’s WAY off.
      But honestly, I didn’t think Hannah’s dance for the $200 was very professional either!

    • Shar

      I Lolled too when Ben shut Hannah up. Hannah and Bryan are so phony. They should be taught the difference between leadership and “slavery”. I believe Bobby who should be the team leader not the now sudden- leader to be the “PERFECT” Bryan.

  8. SaraK

    Super TT….is Danny the Rocky of this season? Any previous reality TV in his history? I ask you cause…..you know everything.

  9. queenmarie

    I wanna know what is with the crew throwing plates and broken glass in the sea? Bryan did it a couple of episodes ago and now Hannah threw that broken pie plate thingy last night. I hope Captain Mark goes off on them at the reunion about it.

    • Weirdiskate

      My husband and I both noticed this! It infuriated me, although my husband did say that production and the owners of the boat could still be fined since this on camera. I also hope they get reamed by the captain.

    • kendrawm

      Broken glass and plates are the least of what boats throw/dump in the ocean…..

      • queenmarie

        Oh I know you’re right about that and it’s awful—-I am just surprised that the crew did this on camera. I guess they don’t think anything much of it.

    • JoJoFLL

      Broken glass and plates aren’t really going to hurt anything because they are organic matter that will eventually break down.

      I think this season is better because the crew isn’t trashing the charter guests.

  10. Auntie Velvet

    I’m wondering if those Oklahoma clients are getting the stank eye from their coworkers and neighbors this morning. As you said, TT, a 20 percent discount is not much — especially for showing the world your swingin’ lifestyle.

  11. Allison

    Danny annoys the shit out of me. He doesn’t understand the concept of 5 star service and that he’s not there to be the ship mascot or everyone’s buddy. The staff isn’t supposed to be in your face or hanging out with the guests, and newsflash, Daniel-not everyone finds you charming. I can’t believe he wasn’t tossed overboard after the note incident. He’s in the wrong line of work. I see him as a server at TGIFriday’s with a lot of buttons on his shirt singing happy birthday to customers. Way more his speed.

    I like Hannah, I can see how she might be annoying but I like her.

    I wish I could redo my youth, I’d be a stew in a hot second.

  12. Amanda

    TT, I laughed when I saw your title, it was funny and witty. Then, I logged on another website and they had the same title and it was written a day after you posted yours. Did you make up the title or was it the actual title of the show?

  13. emele

    Danny and Heather (from Tour Group) should hook up and hopefully destroy each other.

  14. MARIA

    The whole reality show is offensive. If one travels to the,Greek Islands on a Greek cruise line with a Greek crew there would be absolutely no drama.
    Greeks,are hospitable, friendly and professional..This show is ghetto with a ghetto trashy crew..THUMBS DOWN and not a true representation of Greek culture.

    • tamaratattles

      Um who on Earth thinks this show has anything to do with Greek culture? It’s about Yachting. The only Greeks on the boat are not shown, nor is Greece other than the occasion view from the deck. It LITERALLY has nothing to do with Greece.

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