In all of my seasons of recapping this show, I have never seen Captain Lee engaged in a negative way with anyone on the show. When people ask him about decisions we found questionable about Captain Sandy or Captain Mark he would never contradict them and simply say perhaps he would have done something differently. Even my favorite stew of all time, Rocky, who Captain Lee never liked (to put it mildly) I don’t recall him interacting with her on Twitter. But this season, Caroline has managed to piss Captain Lee off to the point he is openly stating he is coming for her at the reunion! It’s hard to get Captain Lee that irked by someone. I am not sure we are seeing everything that is Caroline yet. Caroline is on Twitter 24/7 lately complaining about Kate. So tonight should be interesting.
Part of writing my recaps involves some technical stuff I do to help my recap’s ranking on Google. Part of it involves the official Bravo summary of the episode. Here is this week’s summary.
Below Deck: New Kids On The Dock The crew welcomes aboard their largest group of charter guests yet, including two young children, posing new challenges for everyone. While Chef Adrian jumps through hoops to please all their preferences, Chandler tries to redeem himself with Captain Lee. After being banished to the guest cabins with her injuries, Caroline struggles to find her place back with the interior, but her sour mood pushes Adrian to snap.
Pushes ADRIAN to snap? ADRIAN? He’s like the most zen person to ever exist in the world. He cooks, and in my mind does yoga in his cabin while meditating and dreaming his next meal into existence. This seems BAD.
In other news, I just woke up about an hour ago. My days and night are now TOTALLY flipped and I am not sure how to get out of it. I’m groggy and ready for bed again. I have a bit of an issue with narcolepsy at times and I apologize in advance it this is a bit disjointed. I feel like I am sleep recapping. 🙂 And the fact that it is cold and rainy just makes it more difficult to get back on track.
Just in the catch up scenes, my blood boils over Chandler. I hate him so much. I would much rather he leave than Caroline. Caroline’s foot is better and she seems ready to work.
It’s a four day charter! If that were not enough there are ten people. Two of the guests are children, Well this is new. Everyone has a different allergy and weird dietetic restrictions. One of the kids has a peanut allergy. All the peanut butter has to go off the boat. Captain Lee says the kids may not step out of the interior without a life jacket on.
Captain Lee talks to Chandler and lets him know there is no margin for error on this charter. Kate explains to Caroline that she has to be 100% for this charter. She says she can. Kate has been exceptionally nice to her this season. It’s kind of scary.
I love that these parents feed their kids regular food and not nuggets and fries. The four year old loves sparkling (and flat) water. The parents discipline them. The crew sort of expected snotty rich people and they seem quite pleasant. Yet a four year old is still a four year old no matter how outstanding the parenting may be. I can’t tell you how many parents are shocked when I tell them in parent conferences how well behaved their kids are for me. Especially my Mexican parents who let the kids run wild in the grocery store. I’ll have none of that.
Chandler continues to give mixed messages to the crew. Adrian is tired of Caroline’s negative energy intruding on his zen vibes. The four year old gets to jetski with his dad. I love this little boy. Caroline is starting to get a touch mouthy. Ashton needs a bra.
Dinner at 7:30 is way too late for the kids and way too early for Chef Adrian. The children were not thrilled by the soup course. Master Pearson is falling asleep before the main course. It’s 8:30 before the entree arrives. The fact that both children are able to cut their own meat amazes me. For the first time, Chef Adrian’s food is not going over well with children and adults alike.
Ross has a four year old of his own and is missing him desperately. He Facetimes with his son. His son has been misbehaving in school and his former girlfriend wants him to talk to him about his behavior.
Kate decides not to tell Adrian about the negative feedback. Chef Adrian seems to be in a funk, and they all cleaned their plates. Then Caroline gives Chef Adrian the negative feedback about dinner. Adrian inquires about her sad vibe and she says it is because of things back home. He points out that his father just died a month ago and he is not bringing the whole crew down over it. Caroline asks if this is a competition. I sort of get her response. It is the reason I don’t do open forums here anymore. It’s like a competition for who has the worst cancer and who has the most dead relatives. It’s draining. And he asked about her sadness. They get in a full blown argument in very quiet tones.
I want that four year old boy. In theory. lol.
Random thought. I can’t remember the last time I used hairspray. That seems so 80s to me.
Chef Adrian scores with breakfast. Chandler continues to fuck up and be clueless. Caroline still can’t make drinks. Chef Adrian continues to impress at lunch. The four year old ate quinoa. I have yet to try it even though I have some in my cupboard from 1987.
Chandler stays on the boat and plays on his phone during the excursion to the stingrays and sharks. He doesn’t respond to Ross on the radio who needs to know whether to stay or go. The guests are not loving the stingray adventure. The tender has left with all of their items. They have no water, no blankets and just want to be back on the pretty boat drinking. They have to call Kate to beg for rescue. Captain Lee is pissed. Chandler doesn’t know how to find the cove. Wasn’t he just there last time? Did I mention Captain Lee is pissed?
Like really pissed. The deck crew is called to wheelhouse. This will not end well. And yet nothing is done. YET.
Next week we are still with the same guests and the fucked up bosun is still clueless. HE HAS TO GO. Caroline continues to meltdown. Chandler continues to give Rhylee shit. Then Chandler DROPS a guest onto a walkway. When will this end? Someone breaks a glass and my favorite four year old is bleeding. That has to be the end of Caroline, right?