While I certainly would love to see Caroline and Chandler both get a plane ticket home tonight, but sadly, I think Chandler is probably only going to get demoted for now. Caroline is going to probably need to be dragged by her ankles off the ship, and I am sure Kate will be more than willing to do that if necessary. One way or another, it is going to be a crazy departure.
We start with Captain Lee having a little chat with Chandler and Kate is there to witness the slaughter. And Captain Lee straight up fires him. He’s very polite about it and doesn’t give a list of all his fuckups he just says the chemistry is off and he is not good for the team. Hurray! I should have never doubted the Captain. One down and one to go. Chandler actually seemed relieved. The good news is that Chandler can leave with Caroline who will stalk him to the ends of the earth.
Caroline’s foot is better but now she needs to go to the doctor for a sinus infection. Kate is over it. Caroline tells us in her confessional that Kate has been “covertly abusing her” all season. I’m not Kate’s biggest cheerleader but that is just not her style. She an in your face abuser, there is nothing passive aggressive about Kate. And Kate’s interactions with Caroline were the most understanding and patient we have ever seen her. Caroline talks to Ashton about Kate. Caroline seems to be thinking about quitting. Yep, she tells Kate before the group heads out on shore leave, she is going to give her, “her two days.” Um, I am sure Kate will tell her to just GTFO after this commercial.
Oh Caroline, there is no need to lecture Kate and Josiah on their poor treatment of you. This is just going to make for an even more dramatic exit.
The good news is the entire crew can fit in one van now. Off to the bars. Ashton hits on every single girl he sees. He brings some chick from the bar back to the boat. I didn’t think that was allowed. Rhylee gets into it with Kate and to a degree Adrian in the van ride back. I think she is a bit pissed that Ashton brought the girl, whose name he doesn’t know, back to the boat. So she goes banging in to her quarters and wakes Caroline out of a dead sleep to complain about the other crew members. Meanwhile Ashton does not in fact take the girl on the boat, he fucks her on the van and sends her on her way.
The next morning Josiah checks in on Caroline who has not shown up for work. She’s decided not to do any more work and just sleep the day away. Kate says Caroline is adding insult to injury and she needs to get off the damn boat. She has locked herself in her cabin and refuses to come out so Kate and Josiah blare loud music outside her door. Captain Lee is missing all of this because he is out on the tinder “checking out anchorages” or something.
Ross comes to check on Caroline and she’s having a nervous breakdown. Ross says thinks Kate and Josiah are bullying her. I disagree. When Captain Lee gets back Kate tells him that Caroline quit and to please get her off the boat as soon as possible. He calls the sobbing Caroline to the wheelhouse. She tells him an exaggerated story of the morning’s events and tells him that it was a privilege to work for him. At some point back on shore she concocted her torture stories about Captain Lee because this seems to end fairly well. But in her talking heads she made back home, she said she was disappointed he didn’t acknowledge her trauma.
Meanwhile, Adrian has decided that Rhylee can’t come into the galley the entire charter because she is aggressive and toxic. Oh for fucksake, she was not getting out of the van fast enough to suit Chef Snowflake so he pushed the back of the seat she was sitting in and she pushed it back. He felt threatened. Dear Lord. Grow some balls, Adrian. Oh then she spit in the general direction of the van while walking down the pier.
At the charter guest meeting Ross gets his new stripes and a promotion to bosun. Oh my, they are down two crew members and have charter guests who are in the yachting industry and one of whom is friends with Captain Lee. I think this friend has been on before and if it is who I am thinking of, she doesn’t gee haw well with Kate at all.
Captain Lee seems a bit nervous about this charter. He calls Kate up to speak to her. Apparently, Caroline read a written list of complaints about Kate to him and he is concerned. The conversation went nowhere. No specific allegations were made that we saw. It was all very awkward and accomplished nothing but pissing Kate off.
The guests came in with very high expectations and it was all smooth sailing until it came time for Kate to set up for the lunch by the waterfall. She seemed more interested in enjoying the waterfall herself. When Adrian arrived with the food he was pissed. Adrian has been oddly unzen this entire episode. The deck crew didn’t bring the bottle of gas for the BBQ. The script has been set. Apparently we are going to see a rare cruise where Captain Lee and Kate don’t get along. Back on the boat Rhylee has an attitude with Ross.
Between the gorgeous waterfall, Adrian’s food and the beautiful setup the guests are pleased.
Next week on Below Deck: The new stew is as disaster. The crew gets to go to a resort. Ashton’s nearly fatal accident happens where he nearly drowns.