Sorry for the delay on this recap tonight. Lots of court and real estate news to report on today and it was quite time-consuming. I am so ready for this episode because Hannah, Adam and Malia are all hiding big secrets that are about to come out! Last episode’s ending was a bombshell! Also, Max’s girlfriend is coming for a conjugal visit!
We start with Hannah slinking back in her bed at five a.m. after hooking up with Jason, the primary, in the master suite. Later that morning when Hannah gets up there is an awkwardness between them. Jason asks for and receives Hannah’s email address.
I love that Captain Sandy allows her crew to try their hand at docking the boat. When the guests leave and Jason brings out the tip envelope, I wonder if Hannah will take the tip amount as payment for services rendered. The total tip was $15,000 or around $1,400 each. Captain Sandy has planned a trip to the fortress for the day. I believe that is where the famous SHAME! SHAME! scene of Game of Thrones was filmed as well as many others. Or perhaps that is where the SHAME! scene was not allowed to film because there was a naked woman involved. I recall reading some controversy about that and am not sure how it was resolved. I want to say they completely shut down all traffic for it and only paid extras that were part of production could participate in filming. But never rely on my memory these days. Either way, it’s a really cool day trip for the crew.
Max’s girlfriend shows up and she is really pretty but not incredibly bright. We didn’t get to see as much of the fortress as I would have liked, but I’ll take it. On the day trip Malia continues to act like a bee pollinating two different flowers. It’s very awkward for everyone. Except Malia.
Later that night, the gang all goes out to a restaurant and they are not seated at one long table but at two or three smaller ones. Adam gets the seat next to Malia and Wes is at a table nearby. When Malia claims she needs to go to the bathroom, Wes follows her and takes her aside for a walk by the water to talk. He asks what is going on with Adam and she tells him that he asked her out on a date the next night. Wes says if that is the direction she wants to go, he won’t stand in the way, but he wants to make it clear that he would like to pursue her if she is open to it. She continues to lead him on by being noncommittal. He hugs her and she says “Let’s just see what happens.” And he kisses her. They make out for a bit and then she returns to her seat next to Adam.
Adam is aware she was just with Wes and is not pleased it. He asked her if that walk with Wes was planned. She says that Wes totally has feeling for her and they work side by side every day. She says she told Wes about their date, and she just wishes he could be supportive of the difficult position she is in. She does not mention making out with him. She says that Wes heartbroken. Adam says he just met her. Then he mentions “all they have been through. The penthouse in Santorini…”
That pops us out of the action straight to a confessional where Adam admits to production that they were in a relationship before coming on the boat. Then over to Malia’s confessional. She says that they met three weeks before coming on charter at a Yacht certification class that the Below Deck clan have to take before they are cleared to charter. They decided not to tell anyone on the show. Then Malia met Wes and fell for him.
Back in real time, Malia tells Adam things are fine with them. Malia seems to be telling production, she’s more interested in Wes. Adam makes some remarks to Wes about him going off on a walk with the girl of his dreams.
Hannah has gone back to her cabin to text with Jason rather than hanging out watching the guys all trying to hook up with Malia.
Back on the boat, Malia takes Adam aside and tells him that the drama is too much for her and she thinks it is best for the boat if she backs away from both of them. He’s pissed but decides the best thing for him is to walk away. Adam is one of those people who clean when they are angry. I really wish I had that gene. He has been cleaning the galley for hours.
The next morning, as everyone is preparing for the next charter, Hannah is texting away while Bugsy makes sure everything is in order. While working in the master suite, Bugsy hears the tablet provided for the primary guest’s use beeping. She picks it up to discover that it is displaying a series of texts between Hannah and Jason. Jason apparently logged in on the tablet when his phone was out of commission and never logged out. All of the texts between the two are there. For some odd reason she shares this information with Bobby.
Hannah and Lauren are outside having a smoke. Hannah tells Lauren that Jason found her on social media and they have been talking. She tells the story in a way where nothing happened on charter and they are now talking on social media. I suspect that Jason was Hannah’s boyfriend and got a great rate on the charter. This would explain why he was traveling without a date, and why the other women were so into Bobby. They are probably just fans of the show and didn’t recognize any of the other deckhands. It all makes sense. It also furthers the storyline that Hannah started on the first episode where she said she’s not sure she will make the entire season with Captain Sandy. This was all planned in advance, right down to the phone accidentally going in the hot tub. It’s most likely one of the waterproof phones.
But let’s continue on as if the scripting was not so obvious, shall we?
Well I can’t really do that at this point. Because clearly the reason Bugsy told Bobby is because Bobby is the one that can’t stand Hannah and will be the one to rat her out to Captain Sandy. Was all the fighting between those too on WWHL scripted crap as well? I like reality TV so much better when I thought is was mostly real. This is why I love Big Brother because the live feeds can’t be nearly as scripted as the show. Anyway, Bobby and Bugsy and Max and his girlfriend go out to dinner and Bobby brings the iPad. The problem Bobby and Bugsy claim to have is not that their conversations began during the white party, but that she told Jason the crew expected a bigger tip. Of course this entire conversation is scripted if you believe my theory that Jason is actually Hannah’s boyfriend.
Jason is still there walking past the boat waving at Hannah who has been perched on the bow texting with him the whole time. The foursome plan to follow their texts to run into accidentally out on the town.
Meanwhile, poor sweet Wes is having some sort of South African BBQ event for Max and the girlfriend. It’s called a braai. But Max and Bobby go to follow Hannah who has gone to meet Jason. Bobby and Max don’t exactly catch her in the act, but they do scare her back on the boat with the rest of them.
Bugsy wants to tell Hannah that they know so that she will confess to the Captain before they have to rat her out. So they do. Hannah says she has done nothing wrong.
The next morning, Max’s girlfriend leaves as it’s time for the next charter. Hannah plans to tell Captain Sandy about her indiscretions by pointing out how Bugsy invaded her privacy. Lauren also seems to think this is a logical bit of reasoning. Captain Sandy seems highly upset when Hannah admits to kissing Jason in the Master Suite. Captain Lee would have handed her a ticket home right then and there, but Captain Sandy gives her the non-punishment/reward of not having to work the late shift anymore so she won’t be tempted to make out with any more charter guests. WTF? Even for scripted TV this is a ridiculous script.
Hannah and Bugsy have a chat and Bugsy suggests that she change bunks with Lauren due to all the tension between the two. Hannah is more than happy to make that change. Lauren is happy about it too. Especially, because Hannah is acknowledging her existence.
Remember how they are charting a yacht to serve guests? Me neither, so I was surprised that a new batch of guests showed up. Bobby tries to take the boat off the dock, but as Captain Sandy says, “He needs a little more practice.”
Hannah is irritated by Adam’s interaction with the guests with a backwards ball cap, a dish rag on his shoulder and his cooking apron on. Hannah and Adam bicker about Adam’s lack of professional attire. More preparation for him to leave with her so Ben and Emily can come back.
Next week: Even more crew drama as Wes and Malia hook up and Hannah draws her battle lines. Also Bugsy looks over it, maybe Emily replaces Bugsy instead?