So last night when I was pretending I didn’t have to actually blog and I could just be a commenter for the evening Below Deck was playing I the background. I wasn’t paying it that much attention, but every so often I’d watch a few minutes and my mind was blown. It seemed like opposite day on the Charter. I’m going to actually pay attention to the show now, and I have a feeling I am going to be enraged for most of this post.
First of all why is Kat telling the primary charter who she can and cannot invite on the boat. She is the client. Adrienne is not a guest on the boat like any other. Suck it up and deal with it. Adrienne is drinking with the charter guests and tells them that the reason Kat and Amy do not get along is they worked together previously. During that time, Amy had her wisdom teeth taken out and a guy she was interested in came to visit her to see how she was doing. Somehow this ended with Kat giving the guy a blow job in the cabin next to her. So that is the source of the tension between Amy and Kat. That said, they have been working together fine so far this season. Now Adrienne could have gone all day without sharing that little bit of gossip but Kat was a total bitch to Adrienne on the last season and she really did sort of have it coming.
Next Amy has a very weird conversation with Jennice about Kelly. Amy gives Jennice the hard sell on Kelly and basically says that Jennice will regret not getting with her brother. It’s awkward and weird. Who does that?
Kat wastes no time about confronting Adrienne about spreading the rumor, right there in front of the guests. Again, inappropriate. Kat claims that she was drunk and doesn’t remember much about the incident. Adrienne apologizes a few times. Kat says Adrienne is classless. Now the primary charter is comforting Kat in the bathroom. The guest is dealing with a crew person having a meltdown. Again, inappropriate.
Why is Eddie so down on Adrienne? What is wrong with these people? Ben is bitching about Adrienne as well. Amy, who doesn’t even know Adrienne has crap to say as well.
Next Kat and Katie gossip about Amy. Kat blames Amy for telling people about her blowup incident from four years ago. Um, I think this would probably come up in conversations to my friends if I were Amy. I mean surely people would ask what happened with that guy she was interested in. Kat sure does like to blame everyone else for her behavior. Kat is now telling Kate she doesn’t want anything to do with Amy. Amy overhears them and asks that they talk things out and clear the air but Kat shuts the door in her face. Bear in mind Amy has been nothing but professional with Kat despite apparently having these feeling toward her. She did not tell the crew, she did her job with a smile on her face which is more than I can say for the other stews.
Ben is nice to Adrienne to her face. Amy tries to pull it together and make the guests happy.
Captain Lee says he would rather drag his dick through ten miles of broken whiskey bottles than have these asshole on his boat again. WTF? Why are these guests consider to be such horrible creatures. They are drinking and laughing and trying to enjoy their charter while the crew appears to be completely imploding. Okay they are getting drunker and more outrageous as the night goes on. Again, what they needed to so was have lots of enticing appetizers around to soak up the alcohol. But Ben is still fucking around with dinner.
Dinner eventually happens and a spider gets on someone a freaks everyone out. Captain Lee looks miserable. He really dislikes this crowd. Adrienne is very polite at dinner and thanks her server for each thing she does. Kat doesn’t know how to pronounce turmeric.
Amy is doing turndowns and tells Kelly that Kat and Kate are being mean to her. Amy says she tried to talk to them like adults. Amy is really hurt. Later she talks to Eddie about Kat bad mouthing her and Kat walks in and acts like she is personally affronted. Why? Amy is just talking to Eddie about Kat and Kate badmouthing her. What the hell did Amy do wrong? Nothing. Adrienne leaves during dinner.
The next day the crew is basically tossing the guests out. I still didn’t see anything that warrants the crew’s attitude. Sure there was some drunken debauchery, sexual innuendo at the dinner table, and some coarse language. It was all in good fun.
Amy tries to explain that Kat and Kate talking shit about her is unacceptable. Katie is rude to Amy again. Kat decides she is taking Jennice’s bunk and Jennice is going to be moving in with Amy.
The crew each gets a thousand dollars in tips. And of course they bitch about it.
Next week: We get a new deckhand. Amy is interested and Kat interferes. It looks like Jennice’s boyfriend wants to break up so things could move forward with Kelly and there is some sort of rough landing with the boat.
Check out Captain Lee’s blog on Bravo this week. He has a very different point of view that I do on this weeks episode and actually thinks Kate did a great job. It’s pretty perplexing.