We are back on Below Deck with the fire alarm going off and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum trying to figure out how to put out an oven fire. Finally Eddie comes in and tells them to close the damn door. The only one standing in the kitchen at that point is Rocky. Such great blocking for this scene. He shoot a fire extinguisher in the door. Rocky immediately tries to explain that Kate put the pizza in the oven with other pans in the oven. We saw Rocky last episode take out three potatoes and three unidentifiable objects and notice the oven was a mess.
The captain asks who was down there and Eddie says Rocky and Kate. Kate immediately denies any involvement claiming she went to fix the DVR player. It was Kate making the pizza. It was Kate who put the pizza in the oven and it was Kate who left the galley while cooking. She can’t just assume that Rocky is going to take over whatever she abandons. In her talking head, Kate says she is not taking the blame for the fire, Leon should take it.
The next day Captain Lee decides to do an incident report. Or as it should be called a pass the blame sheet. We can expect a whole lot of people saying “It wasn’t my fault!” while subtlety, or not so subtlety easing a crew member into the wood chipper. Leon arrives fresh as a daisy after sleeping through the fire alarm and the whole kitchen fire. He is furiously cleaning the kitchen though, but it’s too late. Captain Lee already white gloved the counter top the night before to collect evidence reading the grease fire. just like his script suggested.
Rocky and Leon talk about what happened. Rocky explains to Leon that Kate was making pizza and didn’t bother to pull the stored pans out of the oven. By the way, if you store pans in your oven? You’re retarded. Back when I could afford to have my house cleaned, the maids of various varieties would was pans and put them in the oven. So when I went to preheat I’d have to find places to cool the damn pans before I could put them away. #PetPeeve
Leon makes a beautiful breakfast in bed tray for the birthday boy. The birthday boy is finally going to get to dive with sharks as the weather has improved. This leaves the boat empty for Captain Lee’s interrogations of the staff.
First he calls in Kate so he can use her version as the gold standard to go by. Kate and Rocky give basically the same version. Rocky mentions that Kate left pans in the oven, but other than that what we saw seemed similar. Then Rocky decides this is a good time to tell the captain what a cunt satchel Kate is. NO! Rocky, NO! Not now! Captian Lee concludes that the fire was due to a dirty oven. Yep, that is pretty much how all oven fires start. Something falls to the bottom when food is removed and if goes unnoticed, next time, you have fire. It’s not Internet oncology.
So Captain Lee calls Leon up to the bridge. He is a bit pissy because you don’t need an incident report from a person who was asleep at the time. He’s a bit confused about why he is under interrogation. I have no idea why the Captain would ask him what stories he has heard about a fire that happened at 2 a.m. while he was off duty and sleeping. For whatever reason, Leon gives Rocky’s version of events to the captain. But he throws in that Kate was drinking. How the hell would he know that if he was sleeping? We sure didn’t see Kate drinking. Please don’t let him tell the captain that Rocky told him that. Rocky has been standing up for him! Then Captain Lee asks if he saw Kate drink last night. He says no.
Then Captain Lee wants to talk about their communication. He says the less Kate initiates conversation the better. Captain Lee says he told them to work it out and they haven’t and things cannot continue in this way. WTF does this have to do with the FIRE KATE STARTED? Leon asks the Captain what he wants to do about the situation. Captain Lee asks what Leon thinks. Leon says the captain needs to make the call and whatever he decides he will agree with. Leon has a piercing stare that seems rather aggressive even though he is sitting there half smiling at the captain. Captain Lee drops the hammer and fires him. He gets up and shakes the captain’s hand and looks at Eddie and says get Rocky to the galley. He is supposed to finish the meals for the last guests. But it looks like he is just going to grab his shit and go. Um, dude, you are anchored offshore. Are you going to steal the tender?
Leon tells Rocky he’s fired and he’s leaving and Rocky is going to do some sort of Jerry MeGuire scene with him. Doesn’t Renee Zellweger actually leave with Tom Cruise? Why don’t they show that part in the clip? Am I remembering it wrong?
Anyway, this is much less glamorous and a pussy move on Leon’s part. And Rocky is being ridiculous. Rocky is mad at Eddie for trying talk sense into her. Rocky strips to her underwear and yanks off her mike pack and dives into the water and starts swimming. I was a beautiful dive, and a strong swim, but she has no place to go and none of her belongings. This does make for some great talking heads though. I love Rocky. As she is trying to make friends with another yacht while in nothing but bra and panties, the charter guests are returning from lunch. Sadly, they saw no sharks but did get to check out some killer caves.
Captain Lee sends Amy to babysit the guests on shore with a credit card to pay for their lunch and drinks. Meanwhile, another large charter has captured Rocky and is returning her to Eros via their tender. How embarrassing. Rocky tells us that she is back for her passport and money.
Captain Lee docks the boat before the big birthday dinner. Since it is an extended check-out of sorts, they should be able to scour up some seafood on shore and perhaps Rocky will save the day? She talked to her parents who told her to suck it up. So she goes to apologize to Captain Lee. He says he is not big on apologies. He says apologies are more for the person giving the apology than the one that receives it. That’s something to think about there. I’ve never considered that perspective.
Kate orders a lava cake from shore. Eddie helps Rocky put a dinner together. Rocky puts oreos on the veggies and grenadine on the oysters. The primary went to throw up after trying the food. Raise your hands if you miss Leon yet? ! Eddie pretty much pushes Rocky aside to make steaks in an attempt to save the day.
The lava cake got knocked around in transit and is a disaster. They try to patch it up and then distract with fireworks. Then mercifully, the guests leave. Captain Lee sends everyone to bed and says they will do the tip meeting in the morning. Rocky and Kate bicker some more. Kate is such a condescending bitch.
Eddie is now trashing Rocky with Amy and everyone else. Kate wants Rocky fired and so does Eddie. What a creep Eddie turned out to be. They each got $1950 in tips. Everyone hates Rocky except Emile.
Surprise! It’s Ben! And I want his orange shoes. Who makes them? From all I have heard about Ben in real life, I just can’t look at him the same way. Kate and Ben have hooked up. I blame her for the evil in him now. It’s contagious. Kate says they should not date because they are too a like. UGH. Please don’t let them mate. Connie has heard he is really good in bed. She must have heard it from Ben. Because, British. It would be great if Rocky would screw Ben next. That would KILL Kate.
They show shots of everyone relaxing doing various things. Eddie is texting his on land girlfriend that he misses her. Oh boy. There went all his girly fans. They will switch right over to Ben, just like I hope Rocky does. Please let this happen.
Ben and Kate talk and Ben points out that Kate has to hate someone.
Next Week: It’s Cynthia and Claudia. Sadly, it looks like they are going to act a fool. Also Kate argues with the chef. Even though she sleeps with him.