It’s time to put a fork in this season of Below Deck. Quite frankly, I’m not sure I can stand one more comment section with the Kate apologists. I often wonder if they even watched the show, especially the previous season. Ben said it best. Kate always needs a target for her anger. This season she had two. On the bright side, Andy is clearly supporting Rocky and that resting bitch face on the opposing couch is boiling under her skin about it. That is a thing of glory. So let’s just get going.
So we are back to the fire incident where Rocky has just suggested that Kate drinks on the job. Kate is trying to tell the fire story to Andy but she is quite agitated. Andy asks Amy point blank if she had seen Kate drink on charter. Instead of saying “no” Amy deflects and says she thinks pointing fingers about who was drinking is petty and pointless. So that is a yes.
Finally, some facetime for Captain Lee. They play his Captain Lee, stud of the sea commercial. He says his wife gets a lot of mileage out of it. Andy says he must be very popular in the yachting community and Amy says, “yes he is.” Kate chimes in to say that people in traffic when he is driving stop to take his picture. It sounds like she is speaking from personal experience and then she says she “sees it on Twitter all the time.” They talk about all of Captain Lee’s quirky sayings. Andy sets up a confrontation between Rocky and Captain Lee.
Finally, Connie gets some attention from Andy. Discussion moves toward her love of nudity. Not much to say about that. Both her father and her grandma died when she was out working on boats. I had forgotten that Connie had a little thing for Emile. She denies it. Connie says she liked Rocky when they were one on one but when the cameras were on, Rocky was a theatrical lunatic. Yes, Connie. She’s an actress. Rocky basically admits that the production crew told her she had to take her mike off before her on camera swan dive. Which makes Captain Lee going after her so harshly for a scene planned by production now seem a bit excessive. Captain Lee is genuinely pissed at Rocky. Rocky apologizes to Amy and Kate for not being an experienced stew. Kate and Amy both say that they accept her apology and Rocky and Kate hug. Really? Kate offers to give Rocky her stew checklist. Is this hope for a Rocky to return? Nah. Not even going to hope.
Ben joins the crew on the set. Ben says with regard to Leon, he thinks that a yacht chef should follow the passenger’s preference list. He also said the kitchen would have been shut down if it had been inspected when Leon is in charge. Ben and Rocky like each other. Andy asks why Kate bitched a Ben just as much as she did Leon? Kate says Ben started it. Ben says that it’s the nature of the two positions for them to fight. Andy asks about their relationship. It was a one night stand.
Dave comes out and everyone loves him.
Andy goes back to the sex in the laundry room. Eddie admits he sent the first text but he blames Rocky enticed him first. Eddie is really trying to minimize his role. Rocky says that friends with benefits usually treat each other as friends.
Next we talk about why Rocky felt the need to confess to Emile. It seems kind of mean. Rocky seems unaware that Emile had feelings for her. Kate and Amy point out that it was a cruel thing to do. I hate agreeing with Kate. Rocky claims she really had feeling for Eddie. Connie says that Eddie never had a kind word to say about Rocky so she was floored to hear they had been screwing on the boat.
Eddie says that after she literally jumped ship he was done with her. Then Rocky drops the bomb that they have screwed two more times since the show. The night after filming he came to her hotel room and knocked on the door and said “we’re not in the laundry room anymore.” And again when they filmed pick up lines. Eddie completely denies it but he is sweating bullets and completely lying. Then they play a montage of Eddie lying on the boat. Eddie’s apology is sort of creepy and unbelievable. Captain Lee gives his “You’ve disappointed me, son” speech to Eddie. Kate says after she watched the final episode she felt bad for Rocky. A viewer wants to know why Rocky is blamed for Emile following her around like a puppy dog, Don jumping into the water with her and Eddie fucking her in the laundry room? Those were their choices! Rocky says it is very painful to find out how little Eddie thought of her. His girlfriend wasn’t the only one who got hurt.
Andy, continues quarterbacking Team Rocky saying everyone keeps blaming her but Eddie might be a better target. This non-misogynist position is very rare for Andy. He dating her father or something?
During the wrap up, we find out that Kate admits
she can’t get work isn’t a yachtie anymore and has moved on to waitress in the sky. She want’s to work for Virgin Galactic when space trips begin. Those jokes write themselves. Rocky says that she is a yachtie both as a stew and a cook. This is visibly painful on Kate’s face. Dave says he is done with yachting.
Ben is going to be the chef on Below Deck: Mediterranean ! The Americans would struggle with work visas so the rest of the crew will be foreigners. It looks FANTASTIC! Ben cries and hooks up and someone gets CPR and medics called.