So after a quick check-in with the Iowa Caucus (GO PETE!) I am ready to tackle my first Below Deck Sailing Yacht Recap! But, I am fading fast as I went gallivanting in THE WORLD today for six whole hours and had so much fun but am worn slap out.
YAY, I could not be happier to see Ciara a red-haired female deckhand. I love me a red-haired female deckhand. I like this crew already; it’s only been two minutes but they have potential. And it seems like there are a lot of them. I just had to pause and add a few I didn’t know about until the introductions rolled.
Captain Glenn has been running the Parsifal III for ten years! Apparently, the charter season is only three months out of the year. There other nine months Paget, the first mate and Ciara the head stew help Captain Glenn keep the boat prepared for the next charter season. Oh and Paget and Ciara
are fucking have been dating for four years. So apparently since they were twelve.
During charter, Ciara is going to be a deckhand working under Paget. Um… you know what I mean. Adam shows up to be the chef. After he left Below Deck the last time he drove around the country living in a van with his dog for a year. Now he needs a paycheck I suppose. He’s single but not overly interesting in mingling. Jenna is a chief stew from Canada. Captain Glenn is also Canookian. Perhaps this will be a nice kind happy Canookian franchise full of people with manners. And Adam.
Madison is the second stew. She seems high maintenance. And maybe just high in general. Wait, if the Captain and the couple have been on the boat with not guests for nine months, why isn’t the boat all set up for the first charter? What the hell have they been doing? Georgia shows up and she is from South Africa. She’s third stew. Let’s hope South African women are less annoying than South African men. We also learn that Paget is British.
The Captain and Ciara work together lug in Madison’s giant hard shell suitcase. This is a bad look for many reasons but the suitcase will take up way too much space on the boat. Byron is the chief engineer. He’s worked on the boat with the captain previously. Byron is married with a one year old daughter. Parker is a deckhand who already seems overconfident. He’s been a deckhand before but not on a super yacht. He is roomies with Adam whose first comment to him was “I often go to bed smelling like garlic.”
Jenna fits perfectly into the hardass chief stew role. She’s a Kate for sure. Ciara has never been to school. She was homeschooled and she has been living and working on sailboats since she was 15. Adam and Jenna seem to be hitting it off but I am not sure how long that will actually last. Adam says exactly what I said earlier. What have Paget and Ciara been doing for the last nine months. It’s looks like their very message personal apartment. Jenna and Adam are already bonding over their annoyance with the love birds.
Captain Glenn addresses the crew by saying he is a pretty laid back person. Adam points out that he is the opposite of Sandy. That’s a good thing. Captain Glenn says he expects his department heads to handle all the personality conflicts unless absolutely necessary to speak to him. No mention of the fact that the entire boat is filled to the ceiling in every room with linens and deck cushions and miscellaneous crap. They don’t even have room for the provisions. It’s insane.
The charter guests are a family of rich people with two grown kids. And a couple who got married the day before they are being picked up. No pressure. But when the guests arrive only four are walking down the dock. Runaway bride? The story is their flight is late. I just realized that they are in Greece. Why can’t we have Abbi on season two?
Paget who has been on this boat for at least a year, somehow never figured out how to turn on the hot tub. Or even considered that hot tubs need to be turned on when guests are going to be on board. After five minutes of sailing the take the sails down.
Donkey Dick is apparently it is a technical sailing term for.. the track the sail has to fit in. Or…something. Well, one of the sails came out of the donkey dick and everything is already FUBAR and the newlyweds haven’t even found the boat yet.
Eventually, they do show up. They are drunk, as one should be in Greece. Apparently, they were supposed to marry in Vegas but somehow they missed their own wedding? Perhaps Captain Glenn can marry them? They are not making sense. They didn’t go to Vegas because some president was somewhere? I’m not the only one who has no idea what they are talking about. Then, they decide they want the captain to marry them. Right now. This has to be scripted and the plan all along, right? Or not. they don’t see to be acting.
To Be Continued…
I like this show and having Adam as a familiar face makes it all the better. So far, I’m impressed. Apparently, the captain is not. He asks for someone’s resignation. I fear it is Jenna. Sure she’s kind of a bitch, but she is the only one who really seems to know her job besides Adam.