When we last left off, the crew was amid a major malfunction. Somehow, the anchors allow to get all twisted up into a gigantic knot. It was starting to look like cutting the anchors was the only way to go, and that would essentially end the season. But after nine hours, Wes managed to get the anchors unwound and back into the ship.
Captain Sandy calls the tip meeting but first she addressed Bobby’s disrespectful behavior. Only she didn’t directly call him out like she should have. They each got $1,500. I really wish Captain Sandy would have ripped him a new one. Captain Lee has torn into people for a lot less. On shore leave, all the guys are attracted to Malia. Adam and Wes both vie for her affections.
The new guests are celebrating birthdays and an anniversary. It’s a lot to pack in a one night cruise. They are normal people from San Diego. It looks like a nice easy trip. They do want all of the toys unpacked though, and that generally entails a lot of whining by the crew. Actually there wasn’t any whining at all. But there was an accident. Two of the women were being pulled on the inflatable banana behind the tender when they flipped at a fairly high speed. One of the women may have bruised her ribs but she’s going to be fine.
We got a nice little glimpse at Croatia this episode. The guests had lunch at a winery and Adam and Bugs went to buy fresh fish and produce and grabbed a bit to eat. Bugsy’s grandmom’s funeral was that day and everyone is trying to cut Bugs a bit of slack. Adam has newfound respect for Bugsy and her professionalism.
Lauren is stuck in the laundry room all day ironing. I could not imagine a worse job. Both Bugsy and Hannah think she is slacking. I don’t see it, but I suppose everyone needs a storyline. Later in the day both Hannah and Bugsy take a break leaving Lauren to set up for dinner service. The guests made ten friends at the winery and they are all coming back for drinks. Lauren is the only stewardess on hand. This will not go well.
Lauren was holding her own but Adam felt the need to get Hannah up to assist. While I agree with Adam, Lauren asked him not to disturb Hannah and it wasn’t really her place. Everyone seems awfully mean to Lauren. This is starting to feel like a Rocky situation. I was really unhappy with the way Captain Lee treated Rocky. I expected it from the crew but Captain Lee did not care for Rocky one little bit. Surely there were things we didn’t know about that situation. Even Adam is slamming Lauren. That’s not cool.
Hannah and Bugs set up an elaborate toga party for their Croatian dinner. Lauren appears to be on break. She is asking people to rub her shoulder which is killing her from all the ironing. Bugs get all of the credit.
One of the older men has been a grouch the entire time. He doesn’t like the toga party. He didn’t like being asked to leave the dining room while the girls were doing the set up. And now one of the guys is asking him to contribute to the tip since he hasn’t been pulling his weight. A disagreement breaks out over how much tip they should leave right in front of the crew. It is all very awkward.
Once again, Bobby makes major mistakes on the docking and drops the stern line in the water were it could get caught in the propellers. Other than the cranky old man, the guest left extremely pleased with the trip.
At the tip meeting, Captain Sandy passes out $1,100 per crew member for the one night charter. That’s a nice tip! Again, Captain Sandy does not call Bobby out for his crew mistakes. Instead she praised him for jumping in to say the injured woman after Malia told him to ten times. Oh Captain Sandy. After the meeting Lauren and Bugsy are chatting and Hannah storms in to make things worse. Lauren feels overwhelmed and unappreciated and this is not helping. Lauren is thinking she made a mistake in taking the job.I realize she is third stew but it hardly seems fair that she gets ALL the shit work while the other two decorated tables and pour cocktails.
The crew is getting ready for shore leave and Bobby is feeling left out of the quest to bed Malia. He’s sort of creepy in the way he compliments her. Apparently, Adam really does live in a van down by the river. But it’s a very nice van and more of a tiny RV. Wes tries to use the van against Adam and it backfires.
Everyone gets BEYOND trashed and things start to take a turn. Bobby buys roses for all the ladies and then has the bartender hold them until everyone is off the dance floor. In the meantime the girls notice the flowers and ask for them. This irritates Bobby. Adam is super wasted and so is Malia. Malia has been bouncing between Adam and Wes all night. Adam goes on a long diatribe with Bugs outlining all of the ways that she is better than Hannah. These guys are really good a making women feel uncomfortable.
Wes and Malia end up making out. Malia goes to Adam and says that Wes just kissed her out of the blue. Why on earth would she do that? She made it sound like she was not kissing him as well. Now Adam is pissed. Back at the boat, Wes and Bugs talk about Malia. Bugs says that she thinks the two of them will be good together and that Malia really likes him. At the same time, Adam is cornering Malia trying to get her to make out with him. So she does.
Next Week: Things are about to get a lot easier on Lauren as Malia is slut shamed and Adam continues to tell Hannah that Bugs should be first stew. Also, the new guests drink A LOT.