It is finally time to see the horrific accident that sent Ashton home, and I am not sure if I am ready. But ready or not, let’s do this. This gives me such anxiety!
Wow, it was the cameraman, Brent, who saved Ashton. That was some quick thinking on his part, he literally saved Ashton’s life. Captain Lee says they were within thirty seconds of Ashton dying. He would have had to call his parents and tell them. He’s really upset. He has to step out of his confessional. I think that confessional was filmed after he came back to Lauderdale. Ross is crying in the bathroom of the boat. Ashton has to stay on the tinder until they get to anchorage which delays him from seeing the doctor.
Adrian distracts the guests with another delicious lunch. Ashton makes it back to the boat very shaken up but with both of his feet still intact. He was sure his foot was going to be ripped off his leg and he would have bled out into the water. It was really scary. Captain Lee and I both are pleased to see the ankle didn’t look bad at all. It’s black and blue and very swollen. The doctor comes and says it is not broken since he can put weight on it. She also brings much-needed pain pills. Is Ashton actually staying on for the rest of the season? I was so sure he would be going home.
Laura continues to be a Negative Nelly. Yet she doesn’t seem to know how to do turndowns.
Adrian goes for comfort food for dinner with a chicken dish. The guests hate it. They admit it tastes great. There issue is that it is food for poor people. So Adrian whips up some scallops and that seems to soothe them. They also eat the chicken. Adrian now hates the guests and thinks they are assholes. Basically, if they don’t like his food, it’s their fault for having poor taste.
Captain Lee seems furious with Ross and is riding his ass. He is watching the deck crew like hawks and doesn’t like what he sees. They still aren’t doing the lines right. Rhylee gets an ass chewing for being on the swim platform when the tinder was being released to be towed. Ross and Rhylee get into a huge fight after leaving the wheelhouse within earshot of the guests. Rhylee says Ross is just like Chandler all over again. I sort of agree with Rhylee during this argument but her delivery is terrible. I can relate to that character flaw. Ross actually realizes he was wrong or at least says he does to end the argument.
Ashton is feeling better and is up and about enough to flirt with Laura. I am shocked he rebounded and appears to be able to finish out the season. This is great news! He rallys on the final day to get up and contribute what he could.
At the crew meeting they each get $1,300. Ashton thanks everyone for taking such good care of him during his downtime. Ashton tries to give back his tip and have it split between the crew. Captain Lee says absolutely not. That is not how they roll. Something about that interchange made me teary-eyed. It was such a touching moment.
Captain Lee has another crew meeting meant to stress the importance of safety measures that really hits home. I wish the cameraman that saved Ashton was on WWHL with him tonight. Captain Lee runs the footage of what went wrong when the tinder was released as the cruise began. Rhylee’s nonchalant announcement of “man overboard” was barely audible. It should have been said multiple times so the Captain would know to kill the engine immediately. As soon as the tow rope pulls tight, it would sever Ashton’s foot. There was no time to be wasted. It was very difficult for Ashton to watch. Captain Lee leaves the meeting in tears. Even on WWHL last week he could barely speak about the accident.
OMG! The rest of the season looks AMAZING! This is by far the best show on Bravo right now.