It feels weird going back to recapping TV shows, today. I think we are all still in shock over the events of the last 24 hours. Shout out to all the people who went back to work tired and perhaps hungover and got things done. Let’s check on the Below Deck crew and see what’s new with them this episode. Perhaps someone can drop a bigger bombshell that an affinity for dating transgendered folks, but that will be hard to top.
Wait. Why is there store-bought hummus in this kitchen. Is Ben really too lazy to through some chick peas and tahini in a food process for thirty seconds? Last week Kyle came out as a guy with a thing for transgenders and dressing in drag and this week we just so happen to have guests coming on requesting a drag party. #SofaKingScripted We get a sweet story from Kyle about how is girlfriend Ashley made him feel like he fit in for the first time in his life. That would be sweet if he wasn’t pursuing Sierra so hardcore since he got on the boat.
Katie continues to spend all her time on the phone with Ro. If this was anyone else…. I’m just saying.
The two primaries are a gay male couple who are planning the drag party to surprise the other guests who I didn’t pay that much attention to…because, cut gay guys. They brought all kinds of wigs and gowns and coincidentally are looking for a crew member or two to get in to some drag. Katie explains all of this to Kyle while punctuating her comments in the air with a very large carrot. #SofaKingScripted
Katie isn’t even bitching about the beach setup. Because, cute gay guys. The script is getting to be so distracting I can’t pay attention to the scenery or anything else. There were simultaneous “corn-fed” jokes in two different scenes. Sigh.
As usual, beach picnic set up is a clusterfuck. It is Sierra’s fault by I predict the captain will blame the deck crew. Ultimately, it is Katie’s fault but she’s just hanging out on the beach waiting for everything to magically show up. Kelly tells Kyle to gather everyone up and get them on the boat. He does, but not before some back and forth with Sierra. Rejection is hard. I wonder how Ashley will feel about these scenes? Of course Kyle and Sierra are left alone on the beach to do clean up together and work out their issues. During their spat, Sierra calls Kyle a “queen.” This will result in a huge PC argument, I’m sure. Because Kyle won’t be a queen for a few more hours. I think Sierra was referring to a drama queen. Kyle feels like she would not have used that word if she didn’t know about his lifestyle, so he has taken offense.
Ben and Kyle have a conversation about uni, which is sea urchin, while Ben is in the kitchen. First let me say how weird it is that Ben is having the crew taste food in the first place. That’s not really like him. But he did spoon some uni into Kyle’s mouth and he seem to almost immediately got into anaphylactic shock. I hope this does cause him to miss his drag show! He was so excited and had already done a wardrobe fitting! He took some antihistamines that knocked him out so Katie is literally doing his drag makeup while he is passed out. She also ha as red bull and espresso on stand by. She acts like she is gluing on eyelashes with Elmer’s glue. I’m quite sure there is glue in the package. Once Katie revives him he checks out his drag look and says, ” I look like I’ve been bombed by a Care Bear!”
The show was actually kind of adorable and everyone seemed to love it. As happy Kyle wandered off to change he muttered, “The things you do for tips, guys.” Indeed.
Time for the crew meeting. The guests were over the moon about their experience. The captain felt as though an $1,100 tip for what appeared to be a one, possibly two, night cruise per person was “sub par.”
Ben’s brother James shows up to hang out on the crew’s night off. James is very attractive in the face, but his perfect posture makes it seem like he has an actual stick up his ass. The two brothers go out alone to drink copious amounts of wine while nibbling on appetizers and reminiscing about their childhood. James gives Ben his approval on Emily. Ben seems very serious about her.
Kyle asks Katie if he can sleep in the master bedroom that evening and she says sure. Kyle needs some privacy to choke his chicken. Apparently, he’s practically having a medical crisis in that regard. unfortunately, Lauren and Nico, who are high off of some huge cigars that James brought along come in and start trashing the room. They decide they need more shots. This is going to piss off Kate who said Kyle could sleep in there. She said nothing about a party where things are getting busted. Kyle is annoyed that his wank party is being delayed by them.
As Ben and James walk back to the boat, Ben inexplicably takes off his pants and leaves them on the pier. James holds up the back of his brother’s shirt to give the camera a nice shot of his ass. It’s a nice ass. Somehow Ben becomes involved in the frat party in the master and the do some major damage to a door or a wall or both. Kyle is furious because they are all in his bathroom and won’t leave and starts chugging fireball from the bottle. This will not end well. But it does end here this week.
Next week Dean Slover or whatever his name is, is back. He’s the token asshole charter guest that comes back every season. Kate loves him and everyone else hates him. Also, the captain confines Kyle, Ben, Nico and Lauren to quarters over the damage to the boat. It’s like when some kids act up and the whole class gets punishment. I think Ben was the actual one who did it. It wasn’t Kyle and they sort of deliberately edited it not to make it clear who did what.