From the title of this post alone, we all see where this is going. We saw a bit of a different Kate on the first few episodes of the season. Kate appeared to be less of a sourpuss. She has been encouraging of Caroline. This is totally out of character for Kate. Especially given the fact that Caroline is such an easy target who apparently had issues at home that distracting her from her third stew duties. Normally, Kate just throws the third stew into the laundry room and lets her out when the charter is over, or when she gets pissed off at the second stew and wants to complain to someone. Not this season. This season she was complimenting Caroline on odd little things. And frankly, it was kind of scary.
Then at the end of the last episode, the Kate we are more accustomed to appeared. Kate and her new GBF are laughing and gossiping about Caroline and Rhylee. They were not being particularly quiet because it was time for Kate’s “coffee” apparently. So this episode there will be some sort of confrontation. This will eventually lead to Kate running to Captain Lee and issue an ultimatum that Caroline be fired. And she will be. Probably not in this episode, but Caroline is doomed.
And so she has decided to bring up the rumors about Kate drinking on the charter. The allegations that Kate drinks wine out of a coffee up every night of charter circulates nearly ever season. Sometime people with nothing to lose say it outright, like Rocky and Leon did. Other seasons people from the show have mentioned it to me off the record. On the record I will say I believe Caroline.
I feel quite knowledgeable on this subject. And the facts are, despite these allegations, despite Kate’s on camera treatment of her stews and nasty comments about guests and her off camera issues with the legal system . She could probably strangle you with one hand while swilling tequila with the other and everyone will be on her side.
Oh sweetie. The consequences will be for you. The shit storm is coming for you! Why? Because everyone loves Captain Lee. I am one of those people. People think that Captain Lee is perfect. And he’s kind of close to it. But the one place he sort of veers way off what you would expect of him is Kate Chastain. Captain Lee is RIDE OR DIE with Kate Chastain. End of story. Point blank and the period.
And so is production. You know production, those are the people who film everything that goes on ON A BOAT. There are cameras everywhere. As you said, it’s not a secret to the people on the boat. But it’s highly unlikely that anything you say about Kate’s alleged wine consumption from coffee cups will ever air on the reunion. What will air is Kate and the second stew name calling. What will air is you crying. There will be a montage of that. And if as I expect, you get a ticket home and an ass chewing from Captain Lee, that will air A LOT. I suggest you go watch the reunion of the season that Rocky was on. She was beat up on that show and Captain Lee still talks poorly of her.
I know this seems highly unfair to you. I’m sure you have hurt feelings. Life is not fair. There are really only two smart moves for you here. You could have a family emergency and bow out of the reunion entirely and then do yourself a favor and don’t watch it. Or you could doll yourself up, go in there. Give a sob story about how many things you had going on in your life and you just wanted some time away from it all and then you realized you just weren’t emotionally up for it and apologize to Captain Lee and Kate for the inconvenience.
Sometimes you are the hammer and some times you are the nail. I promise at the reunion you will be the nail and there will be lots of hammers.