I have great expectations for tonight’s Below Deck Reunion Recap if for no other reason that the awkward photos I pulled for it today. We start right off with sexual harassment. Not by the deckhands just yet, but by the guest that was harassing Simone. The charter guest was not confronted because they were guest and the ship had literally sailed. When asked about Kevin talking back to a guest who told him to step up his game, Captain Lee says that could have been handled better. Kate points out it is annoying when someone who tells you to step up your game. A perfect jab at Kevin for doing just that all season.
It’s time to discuss Simone and Courtney and how they performed as stews. For some odd reason Andy asks Captain Lee to weigh in first regarding Simone’s desire for more training. He gives a straightforward response about a second stew needing to come in with second stew skills. Simone wants to argue. Let’s just let Les Doggg handle this.
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 11, 2020
Simone has no leg to stand on she could not cut lemons or open a bottle of wine. Most people can do both of those things without any training whatsoever. Simone says that her resume said she had no service experience and in the next breath she complains about not getting much time on service.
Kate is being extremely professional and kind to Simone. Simone keeps whining. Kate finally suggests that she go take a course being a stew in Fort Lauderdale. This is something she needed to do before applying for a job. A viewer asks Captain Lee why he always lets Kate get away with bulling a someone to tears. This may be the case in every single season prior to this one. But that is not what happened this season. Simone is just a crybaby. Captain Lee doesn’t say that, I did. He said Kate didn’t bully Simone.
Andy Cohen Is Ride Or Die For Ashton Pienaar!
Andy has the nerve to compare Ashton’s treatment of Rhylee to Kate’s treatment of Simone. He is such and idiot. Kate points out that the guys cuss each other out all the time. There is no cursing in the interior, only giving orders. Abbi is the only one who is just happy to be there. She got flown in from Greece for this. Andy asked about her feelings on Ashton’s leadership. She gave a very polite answer.
Ashton basically said no one on his team feels like he cursed at them or treated him badly. Rhylee points out she was on his team. Then he brings up Katie on the season where she horrifically bullied Caroline by blaring speakers outside her cabin and forcing her off the yacht. Yes, that happened. Yes that was beyond horrible. But let’s stick to this season and what you did, Ashton!
Then, Ashton says that Kate could have handled their interactions more professionally this season. Kate and I both have ARE YOU KIDDING ME? type reactions at the same time. Captain Lee asked Ashton if he feels like with his limited experience he is in a place to criticize someone with way more experience? Then dumbass Andy jumps in to defend Ashton by saying he ask Ashton to… to what? Criticize Kate? Kate responds that while Ashton was still gyrating in a speedo for dollar bills she was already a chief stew and that was before Below Deck.
Ashton Tries To Come For Captain Lee And Kate? How Stupid Is He?
Then Ashton asks Kate when the last time she worked as chief stew without the cameras. She says four years ago. AND. THEN. THE. LITTLE. ASSWIPE. ASKS. CAPTAIN LEE. Are you kidding me. When was the first time you worked on a boat you little piece of shit! I am surprised Captain Lee or Kate didn’t jump up and drag his ass across the stage housewives style! The unmitigated gall and complete lack of remorse from Ashton is ASTOUNDING.
I’m gonna let Leslie Jones handle this. My ass hurts.
— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) February 11, 2020
Kate points out that Ashton is working on a yacht that belongs to someone the girl he is currently fucking owns. So it is not like he is really employable at this point. Then he starts threatening Rhylee and Kate saying they need to stop saying that or the is going to be an issue. Then, Andy defends Ashton AGAIN.
Moving On To Kevin & The Interior
Let’s face it the chef is always snippy with the stews. Is Kevin a dick? Yes, of course! But on the scale of dickish chefs, he’s certainly not in the top two or three! Andy is sticking it to Kevin way more than he did Ashton. Captain Lee and Kate are both very fair and at times very complimentary to Kevin. Kate thanks Kevin for the great food for the crew and says he is the hardest working chef she has ever worked with.
Andy asked about Kevin saying he would never bring up his daughter to be like Kate. Kevin has enough sense to apologize and tell both Kate and Rhylee that the both have attributes he admires. Apparently, Kevin is smart enough to realize he should not continue to dig his own grave on the reunion. Andy keeps offering Kevin rope and Kevin refuses to hang himself. Kevin apologizes about the comment.
It’s Time To Discuss Tanner The Fuckboy
But is looks like we are going to start with Brian. Courtney says she has not enjoyed reliving the season. Courtney says that she had to block Brian for his very aggressive messages when the episodes aired. Brian says they weren’t aggressive he just wanted answers. Brian claims he did not break up with Courtney over text message.
Both Courtney and Simone received messages from the guys they were with saying something to the effect of “We are just having fun, right?” That was no coincidence we saw them both trying to figure out how to dump the girls before charter was over so they would not be expected to keep in contact. Andy sticks up for all the girls, except when it comes to Ashton. Did Ashton have some sort of mental breakdown back stage where Andy promised to defend him if he would just get on stage and do the show?
Abbi’s Happily Ever After…
Out of the blue, Captain Lee comes for Kevin. Kevin is sort of responsible for stirring the pot with Brian and Courtney. However, Captain Lee’s ire is disproportionate to the situation. Especially, since the topic of Kevin has passed. I don’t understand why Captain Lee is so heated toward Kevin.
Finally, we get to talk to my favorite crew member this seaon, Abbi. She tells us that her visa to stay in Greece had expired so she told her Greek boyfriend that she was just going to move on with her life and perhaps visit him in the future when she could get another visa. He proposed. They got married. They have been married almost a year and they run a charting sailing business. Click the link! It’s a beautiful website and I plan to show up on Abbi’s doorstep when I start traveling again!
Time To Trash Tanner
Andy uses a viewer question to ask Tanner about his horrible treatment of Simone. Actually, I think Simone bears some responsibility for this. People treat you the way you allow them to. She did not present herself to Tanner as someone deserving of respect so he didn’t give her any. Unlike Ashton though, Tanner has the since to own up to his behavior and apologize.
And yet, Andy goes hard on Tanner. Now don’t get me wrong, I wanted Andy to go hard on all the guys, but he went hard on everyone except Ashton, the worst of them all! Andy asks what Tanner’s mom thought about his behavior. Then, Tanner starts lying. He says he is not that close with his mom. But then Rhylee brings up tweets from Tanner’s mommy that I personally read on Twitter where she blames Captain Lee for “trashing her son’s reputation.” Oh, Mama, he did that all by himself. Rhylee refers to something his mother said about Captain Lee on Facebook and Tanner says that was a private group. Well I saw his mother trashing Captain Lee on a public Twitter comment.
Nothing happened with Kate and Tanner off the boat because he has a girlfriend. When did that happen, praytell? Kate says that options were limited on the boat and that is why she was flirting with Tanner after he split with Simone. I don’t know why we are even talking about this since nothing happened! Rhylee says that Kate and Simone were not friends so girl code does not apply. She has a point.
Next week on part two of the reunion, Captain Lee has had enough and walks off the stage.