On tonight’s Below Deck recap, Ashton has his hands full with the deck crew. Chef Kevin needs to do something major to win over Captain Lee after last week’s episode. We have a new group of all female charter guests who like to drink. Hopefully not as much as Brandy did.
It time to rise and shine and get things shipshape for the new charter guests but Abbi Is still in bed. She’s sick. Apparently hungover from the night before and throwing up a lot. Ashton is not pleased. When Abbi shows up almost an hour late to work. Ashton calls her out in front of the deck crew and tells here she should not drink when they go out if she is going to be unable to work the next day. He’s pretty chill about it though.
The stew drama pot is also being stirred bright and early this morning. Katie is trying to encourage Courtney to hook up with Brian. Brian is clearly interested in her. Courtney wants to get to know Brian. Get to know, someone! What a novel concept.
Preference Sheet Meeting
Oh my there are eight drunken women coming on the next charter. For some reason I thought it was only six. Their preference sheet basically says they are going to drink the boat dry. Oh joy! Kate is not worried. She thinks that will mean they just pass out early. They want a tasting menu for night two with the Captain joining them. Captain Lee says that Chef Kevin needs to blow the guests out of the water with his plating.
Tanner thinks things are weird between him and Katie since the last shore leave when he asked her out. He tells Abbi, he just thinks she is sexy and wants to sleep with her. I’m sure that can be arranged. Meanwhile, being around the deckhands makes Abbi realize that she is really into to Patrick, a guy she’s been seeing back home. It’s good she realizes that because he just proposed to her via text, and she said yes! The text was literally,”So do you wanna get married?” I’m with Courtney who says her eyes are rolling all the way off the boat.
Chef Kevin Needs A Hug
Kevin is feeling some kinda way about Captain Lee telling him he needs to really step it up. So he calls one of his sisters for emotional support. He just wants to say fuck it and hop off the boat. That is not how life works, Kevin. There is a group coming in less than 12 hours that you are expected to feed. This isn’t a pizza chef job at Domino’s. Chefs are such and arrogant yet oddly sensitive lot. His sister basically tells him to buck up.
The next morning, Kevin has a new attitude the next morning and decides to create a ten course tasting menu for the second night. He starts making gnocchi from scratch.
The new charter guests are arriving very soon and Tanner is now throwing up. This episode has way to many sick crew members. Tanner reports to work anyway.
I love these charter guests so far! They are just having drunken fun. Although Ashton might need to wear a cup or something. They are all hot for him. I suddenly understand the title. Looks like Ashton will be doing some stripping. Abbi loves the guests too. She keeps hanging out with them instead of doing her job.
Kevin is stressing like crazy over his meal. He is making ten courses. I’m worried he is over extending himself. I like Kevin and want him to do well. Captain Lee seems worried about the menu too. He’s already talking about firing him. The meal goes off without a hitch. The women loved all ten courses. Then they requested a strip tease, so Ashton was the 11th course. I had forgotten he was a stripper in a previous life. The ladies were thrilled. They are having the time of their lives.
All Hands On Deck!
While Ashton was busy giving the guests stripper lessons, Brian, the lead deck hand, was supposed to be swabbing the deck and covering the furniture for the night. But he was tasting food and mopping the kitchen floor for Kevin in exchange for treats. Ashton is pissed. He and Brian get into to a bit of a dustup about it. Poor Ashton, his crew is falling apart. Abbi has sex on the brain, Tanner has some sort of a stomach virus, and Brian isn’t doing much at all, muchless leading the other two deckhands.
Starts with chocolate croissants for the guests and apologies between Ashton and Brian. It’s a beautiful morning in Thailand! Also Kevin made granola. How the heck do you make granola? I keep getting up to stir and fiddle with my three bean salad that is marinating in the fridge. I’ve made too much once again.
Tanner is not having a beautiful morning. He is still quite ill and wants to just lie in bed and watch cartoons. Simone is going to be on late service tonight. She much prefers being on laundry. Service makes her nervous. I love that the ladies are drinking the local beer, Chang.
Now that Abbi is engaged by text, she just wants to quit and go hang out with her Greek boat captain. I get it. I’d feel the same way at her age. But she needs to learn to finish her commitments. Captain Lee is not going to tolerate her poor performance. Abbi is crying and wants to quit.
Next week: The deck team is falling into chaos. Abbi is crying and wants to quit, Tanner is sicker than ever, Brian is grumpy and Ashton is at the end of his rope. To make things worse, Kevin’s dinner which includes beef tongue seems to be a miss. I hope that is just editing.