This has been such a crazy season so far below deck. We have a totally incompetent bosun and a third stew with a medical issue who is perhaps in a bit over her head being filmed all of the time. It’s clear from her Twitter that she is having some sort of serious breakdown and has a very different point of view of what is happening with her than what the show is showing us. I’ll say it again, Kate’s kid gloves with this one up to now terrifies me more than her usual aggressive approach. \
We start with Captain Lee putting the fear of God into the deck crew who left the guests on shore with none of the provisions. How the heck to you leave them without unloading their provisions? Captain Lee is super pissed. When the deck crew tries to once again tell Chandler that they need to have meetings where specific schedules are adhered to and specific duties are assigned, he still doesn’t get it. He barks some orders and heads for his bunk.
Chef Adrian is working hard to redeem himself at dinner service. He is no longer speaking to Caroline. Caroline’s foot seems much better. Adrian’s dinner goes over well. Caroline is sent to bed for a twelve hour rest at 8 pm. Kate continues to baby her.
Captain Lee gives Chandler very specific instructions about a difficult beach set up and lets him know it is going to take several trips including taking Chef Adrian out early, apparently to roast a pig. Chandler seems confused. But asks no questions.
The charter guests ask for orange juice and this rattles Caroline. When production puts the guests up to trash talking a stew, it’s clear her days are numbered. They complain about her bloody marys while she learns how to juice oranges with a juicer.
Meanwhile, Adrian tells Chandler that the deck crew needs to start the fire on the first trip. Chandler apparently doesn’t know how to start a fire and asks Adrian to go with them. Adrian says he will be busy in the galley doing his job.
These shots of Caroline on a phone pretending to arrange for local dancers on the day of the pig roast are ridiculous. All of those arrangements were made weeks before the crew even showed up in Tahiti. The scenes don’t add anything but inauthenticity.
Chandler tries to take Ross to shore to start setting up before putting in all the toys like Captain Lee told him to. This one here is dense as a brick. Then Chandler tells everyone to get the toys out. It won’t surprise me if he catches a nap while the deckhands do all the work. Instead, he decides to belittle Rhylee. He really gets in her face this time barking ridiculous orders within earshot of the guests. Rhylee threatens to report his behavior to Captain Lee.
There are logistical problems getting the guest to the pig luau dinner due to shallow waters and reefs. The guests all need to be back before dark because even the smallest raft isn’t safe to navigate the reef in the dark. Things are falling behind schedule quickly and it looks like clouds are rolling in. Captain Lee tells Ross that the guests must be back before dark. Then Chandler dropped one of the guests on the wooden walkway. Chandler didn’t even apologize to the injured guest who has to sit out with an ice pack on her leg. Back at the boat, Ross sends Rhylee to bed to separate Rhylee and Chandler. Chandler tells Ross that he [Ross] can “deal with her.”
Captain Lee decides to send vans to the beach to transfer the guests to a dock that the tinder can access to return them to the boat. The party goes on and the pig looks tasty, although possibly traumatizing for small children and California liberals. Actually, the kids loved it.
Chandler goes to his quarters again at the very time the tinder needs to go pick up the guests so Ross and Ashton leave without him. Meanwhile, Captain Lee asks Rhylee to make drinks for the guests to have when they get back. She goes for champagne because that’s about all she can do. Then she breaks two flutes on the deck. SIGH. She doesn’t get it cleaned up before the adorable four year old steps on a piece. His crying sends Caroline into a tailspin.
Kate and Josiah have to load up all of the provisions from the beach. There is nary a deckhand in sight.
Back on board, one of the primaries is making drinks behind the bar. Because who else is going to do it? Then the same guy starts dressing the wounds of the poor lady who fell. She got pretty banged up.
Kate and Josiah come back hungry and angry only to find that Caroline has been unable to make any drinks for the guests. They don’t even know about the glass yet. Josiah realizes the injured guest has not had any medical attention from the crew and rushes her some ice. Kate jumps on drinks. Then Adrian tells her about the little boy stepping on glass and Caroline nonchalantly explains what happened. Kate is at her boiling point and wisely chooses to step away to collect herself.
The injured guests declines Chandler’s help getting down the stairs and politely tells him she wished he would have apologized and taken care of her wounds. Chandler makes no effort to appease the guests and says it was a hectic day for him. It was hectic because he sucks! Captain Lee is on the deck above and hears the whole thing. This will not end well. Meanwhile Kate tells Captain Lee that she had to do the work for the deck crew on the shore and the guests need her on interior. Captain Lee tells Chandler to assist Kate with whatever she needs. Caroline is useless. Kate puts the deck crew on dishes. Chandler is furious that he has to take orders from Kate. The rest of the crew loves to have someone making order of the chaos. Kate sends the two early deck hands to bed. Chandler hides in his room. Then he decides to fix himself ice cream. I’m surprised Kate has not decked him yet. Chandler is furious that the ice cream was put back in the freezer. He tells Kate that he will eat his ice cream as he wishes. YES! The final nail in this idiots coffin. He is so fired now. This is actually worse than injuring a guest! Bye Chandler! Then he just throws away food, it looked like the roasted pig!!! instead of putting it in Tupperware as he was told.
It’s time for the guests to leave. These guests were great and those two children were adorable and so very well-behaved you hardly knew they were there! The tip envelope was huge. At the tip meeting Captain Lee is not happy. He says the tip was $20K and he thinks they left $5K on the table. He doesn’t even yell at anyone. He just walked away in disgust. That’s a very bad sign.
Captain Lee calls Kate to the wheelhouse to be a witness. Looks like the time has come.
But we have to wait until next week. Caroline is still claiming she is being abused next week. Are you kidding me? I’ve never seen Kate treat anyone with such kid gloves. Hopefully two people get their ticket home. I have to go recap Flipping Out Now but feel free to keep me updated on Caroline’s twitter meltdowns in comments.