It the finale of one of the best seasons of Below Deck ever and I hate to see it end. We left off with Crystal the entitled primary drunk off her ass and refusing to leave the deck Kate had just told Josiah to get the hose. Let’s hope they go through with this plan. Instead the convince her to go to fuck inside. She says she is going to go inside and shit and puke everywhere just for them. How proud her family and country club members must feel watching this behavior. When she gets to her cabin she throws her friend Kam out of the bed.
Finally the stews can all go to bed. At least for a little while. The next morning, Crystal is hungover and deeply embarrassed by her abhorrent behavior. Oh wait. That didn’t happen. When one of her friends asks Rhylee who is not even a stew to take Crystal a cup of hot tea, Crystal scream at her and tells her never to come in her room without permission. Rhylee leaves. With the tea.
Eventually, Crystal comes out of her room demanding breakfast. Neither Crystal or the other guests act like anything out of the ordinary happened the night before. This makes me think this is common behavior for these guests. Everyone places complicated special orders for breakfast. Every single one. They complain about how long the crew is taking to inflate the slide. Then they don’t eat and go back to bed. As it turns out the Shame Cocoon was not the great name we thought it was last week. Crystal literally has no shame.
Things are awkward on deck for Rhylee and Tyler after their bizarre and humiliating date last week. Laura is hungry and asks Adrian if she could possible have an avocado. He tells her they are for the guests, but he might let her have one she hugs him. She storms off and Adrian doesn’t seem to get why,despite literally telling him to stop humiliating her. Ashton is already thinking about missing Laura when the charter is over.
Eventually the guests get on the slide and I can’t be the only one hoping for injuries.
Adrian wants to do a centerpiece with his last meal that involves live sea creatures in an aquarium. No one is excited by this plan except for Adrian. He goes off diving for “treasures.” He returns with a giant sea slug. Even Captain Lee tells Adrian his plan sounds disgusting and he doesn’t usual comment on the random ridiculousness. Kate and Rhylee put the orgasming sea slug back in the ocean.
It’s the last dinner. It’s Crystal’s birthday. For reason that are unclear, Adrian only has an hour to do the four course meal before the fireworks start. IDGI. Why not start earlier? Can people not eat while watching a fireworks display? What’s the big deal?
Meanwhile while dealing with giant sea slugs and coral displays, the stews have to rush for last-minute birthday balloons and other celebratory crap. Adrian is running behind on dinner. Crystal is already drunk crying and expressing her undying love for her friends. How long until bitchmode happens again?
Suddenly, Adrian wants to make a disco ball dessert, whatever that is. Meanwhile, Crystal loves the fireworks and the birthday celebration. She is a happy, crying drunk. She loves everyone. The happy guests head to the master bedroom.
Adrian is not happy. None of Adrian’s coral was used. Kate and Adrian get into an argument over Adrian’s attitude. Adrian storms off.
The is no more happiness in the master suite either as Crystal is screaming at Kam again and telling her to get out of her room. Kam says she is tired of being treated like shit. She organized the fireworks and the party and bent over backwards to give Crystal a great birthday and in return, Crystal is treating her like crap.
Laura tells Ashton about Adrian’s vulgar behavior and off-color jokes. He seems surprised. The next day things seem fine between Adrian and Kate. The boat docks for the final time. The horrible guests finally leave. Crystal cries about how great the trip was. Kate tells us in confessional that Crystal was the most obnoxious woman she has ever met in her life and she has never been happier to see a guest leave. Ross talks about how much he wants to work things out with his girlfriend in New Zealand. Apparently she and the kid moved to Fort Lauderdale to be with Ross but things didn’t work out. Ross got arrested for assaulting a cop and being drunk and disorderly while out partying with Joao. He’s supposedly dating Crystal, the worst yacht guest ever. Wasn’t she married with a kid? I think we all have given Ross too much credit. Including Captain Lee who assisted him with his legal issues.
At the final tip meeting Captain Lee says this was the best charter crew ever and he doesn’t have a bad thing to say about any of them. As Kate says, he has never said that before. It would be great if the entire cast came back next season. The tip was $20,000. The crew made almost $14K each for the season. As Captain Lee said, “Not too shabby.” The captain needs everyone to work their asses off until five pm to get the boat back in shape. Then at seven there will be a special farewell party. There is a flat boat near the yacht all decked out in Tahitian theme with dancers and drummers and booze and everyone is happy and having a great time. After the entertainment leaves, Captain Lee bids them a good evening and heads back to the yacht. The crew has a dinner cruise to the clubs in town for a night of partying. Even Kate says this is the best crew she’s ever worked with. Ashton gets super drunk and so does Tyler. They are both falling down drunk. Tyler passes out at the club. Ashton helps him to the van to go back to the boat earlier and the rest party on. Kate and Adrian love on each other. Ashton and Laura make out. Ross is wasted too. Everyone manages to stumble back to their cabin.
Laura and Ashton have a final roll in the hay. Josiah and Kate declare themselves best friends forever. Everyone is happy. The morning comes quickly and the departures begin. But before Adrian leaves Laura wants to have a chat with him Adrian asks if it is a bad chat. So clearly he knew what he was doing. Adrian seems to think she is overreacting and says if she was offended she should have said something at the time. Then he apologizes.
Tyler says he is going back to being a firefighter in Mississippi and he is not sure that yachting is his thing. I agree, we could lose him for next season without any sense of loss. Rhylee and Tyler decide to stay in touch as friends. Rhylee would like to sail again and she says she will be more respectful of her superiors next time. Adrian says he learned to be more patient with himself. Adrian took a job in NYC working as a private chef for a very wealthy couple. Ross is going back to New Zealand to be with Allison and his son. Laura is happy that she is friends with Kate and Josiah. Ashton and Laura are going traveling together after the cruise. Josiah and Kate share a tearful goodbye promising to be best friends forever. Kate is the last to depart and Captain Lee watches her go.