It’s time for another episode of Below Deck and it will not be a smooth sailing event. It never occurred to me that they have never had seriously bad weather in an episode, and tonight, they face a big storm they weren’t expecting. And it’s not just between Emile and Rocky. We will also have some very picky charter guests.
We start with Rocky giving Emile her breakup note. It’s so high school. Emile is embarrassed and hurt. Rocky says they are on different planets. Which is true. At Emile is on earth. To make matters worse, Dane is on the phone with his girlfriend all night long.
The new charter guests are major foodies. Leon says he may need to speak with the guests since Kate is so bad at communicating.
Rocky is just finding out that her plan for a fling with Dane may be thwarted as he is on the phone with his girlfriend every morning at 5 a.m.
Siblings Traci and Mark are from Connecticut and very preppy. The cast immediately starts ridiculing them for being wealthy. So they don’t like new money and they don’t like old money. What do they like again? Why do they work on chartered yachts? Even Connie is in on the mocking. The guests have brought so “really cool wines.” They meet with Leon to suggest a 6 course tasting menu for one of the nights. Actually, from what I understand, Leon’s restaurant in Cairns is all about wine pairings. He seems quite excited. If he brings out the beef cheeks again, I won’t be surprised. I don’t understand why Kate is so pissy that he does that so often. It’s new guests each time and they all love it.
Kate tells the guests that Connie is going to take them “hunting for lobster” I think she means diving for lobster. The guests tell Amy that their last yachting experience they hit a reef off Martha’s Vineyard after just 23 hours and had to abandon ship. They hope for better luck this time. #Foreshadowing. The storm quickly rolls in. Lobster mission is quickly aborted. All hell is breaking loose.
The captain puts Dane on anchor watch. Because, bad idea. I don’t believe Captain Lee would really do that. I think the real crew will handle the anchor watch.
Leon is going all out for this meal starting with cauliflower truffle soup. They love it as usual. And there are the beef cheeks with lobster tail. Kate moans. The guests adore the food. They retire early.
Leon gets on the phone to order a delivery of many items the guests didn’t let him know about, like foie gras and rabbit. I’d love to do a tasting menu at Wink II in Australia. Have any of my Aussie friends been there?
Disaster happens when Dane tries to bring in the jet ski that a charter drove into the prop or something. Dane hits the boat. I’m not really sure what the issue is but Captain Lee is not at all happy with Dane or Eddie at the moment.
Meanwhile, Leon’s last minute requests arrive frozen solid. Kate says that Leon is unprofessional and doesn’t know about wine pairings. This is ridiculous. Leon’s restaurant is all about the wine pairings. How is it his fault that the proteins arrived frozen? Amy joins in on this ridiculous storyline. The wine is not coming out on time. That is Kate’s fault. Yet, somehow it’s a hatchet job on Leon. Kate takes Leon to task telling him he should have been in a chef’s jacket. I’m over the bad edit for Leon. WAY over it. Captain Lee comes in while they are arguing.
On the final day of charter the guests continue to rave about Leon’s food. For some reason, Amy is sadly on board with talking ridiculous crap about Leon.
Meanwhile, they are trying to dock and the winds are super high. But it all works out. Crap I just remember I forgot to look at Rocky in talking heads. The guests rave to the Captain about Leon. So does he cut Leon some slack? Noe. He is #TeamRestingBitchFace
They got $16K in tips BECAUSE OF THE FOOD. And the owner of the boat has decided to give them a day off at a resort because of the rave reviews about the service and FOOD. But, Captain Lee needs to ream out Dane in the wheelhouse.
The stews have girl talk. Amy is nice, but Kate isn’t. Which is odd because they both go in on Rocky on WWHL
Meanwhile, Eddie is texting Rocky telling her to pay attention to him and she might get some stress relief! Oh really now? Not perfect Eddie! This feels like a set up. Meanwhile, Dane is wasted. Connie is sort of a lunatic. She makes herself a peanut butter bra and goes swimming. Then is later worries about sharing a bunk with Dane. Because, don’t do nekkid interviews and act slutty and then worry that guy might try to get with you?
Next week: Dane and Eddie get into it. And something might go on with Rocky and Eddie. Note that Eddie is at the center of the drama, but he is the golden child…so he won’t get fired.