We are back with Foam Party Steve (FSP) going crazy on the jet ski with no life jacket and Captain Lee trying to figure out whose ass to chew first. I need this guest off the boat by the half hour mark because I want to get to the first shore leave with the crew. Chandler knows he is in for it. But first he has to do a beach set up. Kate sends Josiah with the deck crew.
Chef Adrian doesn’t seem to be a big fan of Caroline’s. Chef Adrian! She has to be worse than we have seen so far for him not to care for her. He says she seems like she could snap at any moment. Oh yeah, he was there when she snapped at Josiah in the kitchen last week. For some reason, my post from last week isn’t showing up in my search. I think it may be putting all the Below Deck Med posts in front of it for some reason. Caroline says her shitty parents were the reason for her short temper, Then she starts crying.
Chandler leaves Rhylee on the boat. She’s not happy about not being included in set ups. They deck crew is swimming onto shore. If they can’t get any closer, how the heck are the drunk guests supposed to get there. As I am typing, they seem to be figuring that out and call off the beach set up. FSP is not happy with the cancelled beach party. He goes to Captain Lee and demands they do a beach setup. This will not work well. Steve is threatening to dive off the side of the boat, just because he’s having a tantrum. Captain Lee has Ashton jump with him to make sure he gets back to the boat. He decides to float for a while. He is missing lunch altogether. Then he decides to skip it. Meanwhile, Kate is thrilled with Josiah, finally a stew that doesn’t need training. Caroline on the other hand…
Captain Lee feels obligated to accept another dinner invitation. At least dinner is delicious. Maybe Captain Lee actually does like Steve. When he is sober. Which is almost never. Steve wants to get in the Jacuzzi, but no one wants to go with him. He came with a container of soap to make the jacuzzi into the source of a foam party. For one. He drunk and alone asking for Kate… but no one is there to hear him and he has gone to bed.
Chandler, the bosun has a bit of trouble mixing up port and starboard. This does not bode will for him. Captain Lee is irritated and throws FSP off the bridge. Chandler doesn’t appreciate Rhylee asking questions.
The crew gets off the ship at the :37 minute mark. At tip meeting, Captain compliments the chef, the interior and Ashton for wearing the cupid diaper. But, when it comes to the deck crew, he was not thrilled. He thinks Ross is outstanding. No mention of Chandler. I’m surprised we didn’t see him get crucified over the life vest issue. FSP left them, $15K so that’s $1,150 each. As usual they think they should have gotten more. For a two night cruise.
Rhylee and her ex-fiance got each other’s Instagram names tattooed on each other. That’s literal insanity. Apparently, he was a weight lifter. She has W8Pusha in giant red jagged letters on her …leg? arm? She doesn’t regret it.
Caroline apologized to Josiah. Once the guests left she attempted to bond with him by telling him she matched on Tinder with someone on the next yacht over. Then she admits she sort of has a thing for Chandler. She asks Josiah if he likes girls or boys or both. He says he likes guys. He hates talking about his sexuality. He doesn’t believe in “coming out.”
It’s finally time for the first shore leave. Rhylee selects a see-through white dress with no bra. They literally have to blur her nipples for TV. Chandler announces (again) that he used to be a male stripper. Chef Adrian asks Rhylee if she has ever had paté and she replies, “I’ve had SPAM.” This females on this crew all need to go. Clearly, Kate had no say in the matter. They are drinking way too many blue drinks. The first rule of drinking I ever was told, around age 15 or 16 was “Never drink anything blue.” Some of these people are going to learn this the hard way.
After dinner, it’s off to da club. Ashton is hitting on every girl in the bar. Chandler wants everyone to go to the boat because he wants them all washing the boat at 8 am. Ashton doesn’t want to leave and they can’t really leave without him. Everyone is pissed. They eventually leave at 1:15. On the van ride home, Rhylee asks if they still have to get up at 8. He says no, they all need to be on deck at 6 am. Rhylee is pissed. Ashton looks more like a Chandler to me. Sigh. Why are names so hard?
Chandler gets mad because Rhylee points out that he is punishing the whole crew, who wanted to leave when he did, for Ashton’s fuckery. He jumps out of the van and walks the rest of the way to the boat in a huff. I predict Ross will be Bosun by the next episode. He writes the 6 am start time on the white board. Ross tries to talk him down in his cabin but Rhylee comes busting in pissed off after reading the new start time. Ross is really already the Bosun as he tries to manage these idiots.
Chandler decides to stick with the 6 am time and Ross stops arguing. Chandler’s bunk is right by the crew mess, so when he lays down he hears Rhylee telling Kate and Josiah (who are loving the drama) a bullshit version of events at the top of her lungs. Chandler stands in his doorway listening to her. Everyone seems to sort of take Chandler’s side so she back pedals.
To be continued…Caroline continues to flip out next week and Rhylee continues to butt heads with Chandler. The primaries are there for their THIRD Below Deck Charter. Both previous cruises were less than perfect. This one may be even worse. While getting massages in the nude (under a towel) a storm kicks up sending towels flying. Rhylee can’t even get along with Ross. The guest failed to mention they don’t eat veal. Ross has to go speak with Captain Lee about the dysfunction with the deck crew.