I am excited about this episode because I feel like someone is getting a ticket home. There are so many options. I really can’t deal with EJ. He looks like he is made of plastic and I don’t see any signs that he is any more skilled, or maybe as skilled as Nico. Chris Brown shoulda done been gone. Jen is certainly replaceable. Then again, my true love, Nico tries to take out the Maltese Falcon with a tender tonight. So that makes me kind of nervous. So there is no telling what will happen tonight!
We are back with the charter guests who do not drink alcohol. I do not begin to understand this situation. Also there is the “trained chef” who is critiquing the hell out of Matt who is in some sort of alcoholic self-shaming meltdown. So there is no joy in Mudville tonight. Jen continues to perfect her whining skills. Yet she doesn’t seem to know how to run a washing machine. It’s a foam party in the laundry room. EJ is just annoying AF.
I am not sure Below Deck has ever filmed in St. Barths during high season. All the rich and famous folks are there. And that is why we get to see the Maltese Falcon.
Matt has promised the guest lobsters but he didn’t have any lobsters. This is storyline. Totally. The guests made a huge point out of giving a specific time for lunch. They literally start bitching five minutes after their designated time. But when they got the lobsters, the guests loved them. The final dinner was exceptional. Go Matt!
Nico says, “Dealing with EJ is just like dealing with syphilis. You, like, just don’t want to deal with it, but you have to.” So Nico knows what dealing with syphilis is like?
While the guests are enjoying Casino night, Captain Lee gets feedback from EJ and Nico. EJ trashes Bruno. This is bad. Captain Lee caught Bruno with his shirt off on charter and is already pissed at him. Please, Captain Lee, do not send my Bruno home! Chris Brown has hung a hammock in the bilge, which is his new home.
Valor is moving away from the Maltese Falcon because they are way too close, so they have to reset the anchor. I’m kind of confused about what happened but it looks like Nico unhooked the tender without having the keys. I think Nico and EJ are both on Jetskis. Captain Lee could not be more furious. Hell, the whole deck crew could go home!
At the tip meeting, Captain Lee wastes no time letting the crew know he is not happy. He also says EJ is going to be hanging out for the foreseeable future. Well fuck. Bruno appears to be toast. The guests left a tip of almost $22k for a two-day cruise. I am gobsmacked by this concept. Captain Lee doesn’t fire anyone at the meeting. But he calls all of the crew in for a meeting. Eventually, Captain Lee sends Chris Brown home. He’s not angry with him, he says he just isn’t experienced enough to stay. He puts Chris in a hotel room on St. Barths with all his cash. I’ve never seen Captain Lee give a fired crew member a hotel room. I’ve also never seen a stew ask another stew to do all of their work for them like Jen just asked of Brianna.
Nico and EJ continue to butt heads. Will there be another ticket home?
EJ is obnoxious on shore. So is Jen. She definitely needs to get laid. Matt has decided he need to get back with his ex. Everyone has had enough of Jen. Brianna tells Jen she is bitter all of the time. Jen gets heated and Kate and Nico both tell Jen and Brianna they need to take it down a notch. Everyone is in a really bad mood at the bar. Brianna and Nico get more drinks and then dance together a little to close for mere co-workers. While I get the onus is entirely on Nico to be faithful in his relationship, I do think Brianna just loves torturing him.
Meanwhile, a drunk EJ, is unable to secure the tender, which leads to an argument between Nico and EJ. And it seems like it could come to blows. So that is our cliffhanger this week.
Next week, it looks like Nico and Brianna have a hot beach date. Nico threatens to quit if he is not bosun.