After a season of Distracted Kate, Lesbian Kate, Matchmaker Kate, tonight’s Below Deck finally brings us the Kate we love to hate: Resting Bitch Face is back. I, for one, couldn’t be happier. It’s the final charter. Kate thinks her crew has senioritis but she’s not willing to lower her expectations. Their guests, a group of former models, sound high maintenance. They’re going to drive Kate crazy. Kelley, on the other hand, is excited. Older women love him (or so he claims). Kate makes a big deal about her crew staying on their radio so you know that’s going to be an issue this episode. And there’s Kate calling Emily while Emily and Ben snog with no radio in sight. Start the fireworks!
The guests arrive with lots of squeals and a photographer in tow. They cheer their Lifestyle blog. Does that mean they get to write off the trip? The squeals never end. Kate is already annoyed. So am I. Kelley tries to channel Kate and manipulate the guests away from the floating pool. It works. She may be a bitch but she knows what she’s doing. We get scene after scene of the girls losing their radios. Kate literally ties a radio to Sierra. She explains that brains and beauty are a hard combo to find. “And Sierra’s just really pretty. So pretty.”
Kate compares the guests to a Lifetime movie. They spend their whole lunch congratulating themselves on their amazing business acumen and generous hearts. They’re getting their money’s worth out of this (televised) trip.
Ben and Emily flirt in the kitchen while Kate runs around, working. Kate decides she needs more help so she abolishes breaks. Sierra and Emily are not pleased. It’s the final charter. Just suck it up and get through it. Gah, I can’t believe I’m defending Kate. I blame Sierra and Emily. They pushed me to this.
Sierra loses her radio again and takes it out on Kyle. Tensions run high. Kelley tells Kyle to fix it but he’s unwilling to apologize. So Kelley tries. Sierra doesn’t realize what’s going on and it turns into an argument. They’re acting like children. Sierra complains to Kate. You know Kate, the one that’s running around doing all the work. She doesn’t have much patience for it. “I don’t have time to deal with another Sierra freakout because all I have time for is the job we’re doing.” Kyle wants reassurance from his crew mates but all Nico and Lauren want to do is bash Kate. Thank goodness this is the final charter. These people need a break from each other.
We get a cute montage of the guests driving Captain Lee crazy. He manages to hide it because, adult.
The deck crew asks Sierra to pack drinks for the guest trip. She’s overwhelmed and complains to Kate. Kate asks Kelley to not add extra tasks during breakfast service. He runs to the deck crew and leads a group discussion about what a bitch Kate is. In the galley, Ben inserts himself in stewardess business (again) and scuffles with Kate. Kate checks the guest rooms and find full trashes and empty toilet paper rolls. Unacceptable. She brings the empty toilet paper rolls to her strews for show and tell. She’s actually nicer about it than I would be. But the girls are pissed. This has to-be-continued written all over it.
Next week: It’s the season finale! Kyle and Sierra fight. Ben and Kate fight. Emily tries to stay out of the fray. Kyle (maybe) proposes to his girlfriend and Ben breaks up with Kate (i.e.: I no longer want to be your friend).