Look, I love Captain Lee. But this storylines this season drive me crazy. Basically it seems the whole season was about getting Ben and David a few episodes at the end of the season. I think Ben had conflict with another job for most of it. These scripted attacks on Leon were simply to get Ben some TV time. Rocky was cast as the ditzy blonde. And even the guests were straight from casting. That last guy has an IMDb profile listing him as the primary on the ship. I miss season one of Below Deck before the scripting was so heavy handed.
From Captain Lee’s Blog:
Rocky, I had such hope for you. All you have to do to finish well is your job and just let things be. But that is not going to be the case from the looks of it. First you are going to make sure you tie Emile up into such an emotional knot that it may take months of therapy to unravel him. Poor guy can’t concentrate on his job to the point he almost hurts himself. He’s not getting on well with any of his crewmates any longer. He’s lashing out at people that don’t really deserve it and all because he wants to be your knight in shining armor.
Oh please. Emile is a grown man that navigate multiple continents and has some really striking girlfriends along the way. He not a twelve year old dealing with his first crush. Emile and Rocky seem quite chummy on social media.
I get it – you’re tired, you have been wronged, you’re losing your mind, you can’t take it anymore. But then to go and tell Amy, when you knew she had a minor crush on Eddie? Now you’ve hurt two people’s feelings while trying to get the sympathy you feel you deserve. Do you think that Amy really wanted to hear how great sex was with Eddie? Not appropriate with your coworker.
I don’t think Rocky was talking about how great the sex is. I must have missed that part. I think what Rocky was trying to convey was that Eddie is a douchebag. And how the hell would Rocky know that Amy had a crush on Eddie last season?
I’m just glad Leon isn’t here to pour more gas on this out of control fire by informing the crew about your affair with Eddie. I worry I may have erred in letting you stay on board after your jump overboard.
What the holy hell does Leon have to do with this? Is there a weekly bash Leon requirement even after he left? And of course you should have fired Rocky after her latest diving stunt. And any normal person would have if it were not part of the script.
Emile, I am continuously amazed how you let Rocky lead you down the primrose path. She gets you all fired up by telling you something that I feel you really didn’t want to hear about. You then proceed to alienate almost all of your crewmates because of Rocky. She hurt you, I get that, but you continue to allow her to do so. You may be her friend, but she certainly isn’t putting your feelings first. Your lack of attention to your job, because you are preoccupied, almost got you hurt. In my mind you deserve better than that. You did recover enough to do a good job with the guests, and for that I am grateful. I just want the best for you and you need to wake up and smell the coffee, pal, before it gets worse. But trust me, putting your misplaced loyalty to Rocky in the forefront can only bring you trouble.
It’s interesting that your bosun is having a mean and nasty breakup with one of your stews, and your concern seems to lie with Emile. The one person who is being compassionate.
Eddie, I’m glad that you seem to be handling your Bosun’s obligations better on board. I would like to see you put this thing with Rocky behind you, but I fear this is not the last we hear of a really bad situation that seems to be taking on a life of its own. The only two people that can resolve this are you and Rocky. It doesn’t seem like you two are up to that task yet. This has all the earmarks of a catastrophe I fear. I don’t think that placing all the blame on Rocky is the correct way to handle this. If you guys were playing hide the bologna, it usually takes two where I come from. Just saying. I’m hoping for the best for you both, and I guess we will find out.
Hide the bologna? Really?
Kate, good job staying above the fray and just concentrating on the charter guests. You and Ben seem to be getting on well, and the little speed bumps that you have encountered seem to be handled really well by you both. Well done and keep in mind, this is the last one. I know you will finish up strong. Love the great vibe coming from the galley and the stew department right now. Oh and great line when you said maybe Ben could get up early and make eggs benny for Rocky. Loved it.
You realize these two are fighting like cats in a sack because Ben realizes that Kate is just up to her usual mean games with Rocky now that Leon is gone.
Connie, love the way you handled the insult you received from Emile. No screaming or overreacting at all. Just all business. Well done there, but tell me what did you do to get called up to the bridge by me and with a witness present? Sounds ominous, but I guess we will have to wait until next week to find out why.
Oh surely Connie is not in any trouble. I’ll believe that when I see it.
Ben, great to have you back. You have certainly improved the atmosphere in the galley. I guess you figured out that taking up for Rocky didn’t get you any points with your chief stew. Have to work that one out on your own, and I know you will. Great job in the galley. Also a really great recovery on the blown breakfast. You really pulled that one out gracefully. Well-done sir. Love all the playful banter in the galley; the mood has improved significantly since your return.
Sure, he can’t cook breakfast and doesn’t get along with Kate much better than Leon did. But somehow he is a vast improvement? Only if the measure of a good charter is not based on pleasing the guests but more focused on keeping Kate happy.
David, you are doing exactly what I expected of you when I brought you back. You take care of your duties without a complaint, help out where needed and when needed, without being concerned about whether it’s your department or not. Way to be a team player and I just want you to know your stellar efforts have not gone unnoticed. Thanks.
Did you notice his is Rocky’s friend and not Kate’s? Shouldn’t that earn your ire?
Amy, I am sorry that Rocky got you involved in what should have remained a personal matter. I know that it wasn’t easy for you to hear all that, but in your usual style, you handled it with grace. Nice job with the guests and assessing the situation and acting accordingly again. You do that with such ease. I loved the little collection of sayings that they put together on you. I thought it was the cutest ever.
Yes, she is just adorable. As long as she remains steadfastly Team Kate.
I am dying to see the finale. I’m not ready for the season to end.