It is time for the last Below Deck recap of this shit show of a season. Let’s just get through this as quickly as possible. I’m with Captain Lee, I really don’t give a shit. Oh, FINALLY we are going to see the incident in the van where Kevin is begging production to pull the van over. Andy says there was a producer in the van who decided it was not safe to pull the van over in the middle of nowhere in Thailand.
Andy asks what Ashton’s reaction was to seeing the events that happened in the van. He said the first time he saw it was when the trailer was released. Up until then he didn’t know he hit the window of the van. I am not sure I believe that. The guys had to have talked about it at some point. Right? He says he immediately texted Kate and apologized. Kate also thinks he is full of shit. She asked him if his hand hurt the next day. He said, “Not really.” Bullshit.
Ashton’s Memory Comes And Goes…
Then, Ashton has full recollection of what he was thinking when Kate asked about his mother. Interesting. That is the only part of the van ride he remembers. They play his conversation with Captain Lee the next day where he doesn’t remember much of anything. Captain Lee says that is the problem he has with all four guys is that they would get blackout drunk all the time. Then they would get together in the morning and try to piece it all together. Captain Lee says Kevin was carried into his bunk five time that he knows about.
Oh, no. A viewer asks Captain Lee if he still feels like never wants to work with Ashton again. Captain Lee qualifies it now by saying if Ashton is the same guy he worked with last year then no. What? Ashton better NEVER be back on that boat. Ashton says he has stopped drinking. I doubt that sticks. Ashton apologizes to Kate for trying to kissing her. He seems to be making excuses for the first night but not the second. Ashton tears up talking about it. But, it is a result of all of the crap he is getting from the public he feels sorry for HIMSELF.
A viewer asks Captain Lee if he wishes that Kate had told him about Ashton’s unwanted sexual advances immediately. He says, “Yes.” He says if he had been told, Ashton would have been terminated on the spot.
Andy says that Ashton had mentioned that his mom had seen the show and she said she thought she had raised him better. He tenses up immediately when his mother is brought up. Ashton says she expressed her concerns to him and she is not happy with the way he behaved. He says that is why he is making changes to his behavior. Andy asked him when he stopped drinking. He said the beginning of January, which was about a month prior to filming. It seems Kate and Rhylee may know something as they both have strong physical responses to this claim. He said it was an easy decision. Kevin gives a half assed apology to Kate about kicking sand in her face.
Abbi Gives Her Perspective On Being A Female Deckhand
Andy asks Abbi and Simone (why those two?) if they felt the guys were “intensely against them.” Abbi says that while she was there, the guys respected her. She says she saw later on in the season things that she did not experience. She says she got along well with the guys. Simone says Brian was like a brother to her the whole trip and she and Kevin got along well as the season progressed. Her primary issues were with Tanner. Courtney and Kate both believe that the reason Abbi and Simone don’t feel as strongly about the situation is because they are less assertive and it is the more outspoken women who were the brunt of the misogyny.
Kate says she doesn’t feel the guys individually are bad people, she thinks they are quite lovely? WTF is going on with her? She says they all seemed to encourage bad behavior in each other. Or something I don’t know what has gotten into her at this moment. She says it was peer pressure in a very stressful environment. This opens the door for Brian to make excuses for his behavior. Rhylee and Captain Lee and Courtney all disagree. AS DOES AMERICA.
Kevin Doesn’t Think The Guys Behavior Was That Bad
When Andy asks Captain Lee again if he was aware of what was going on he says no. Then Kevin, asks why he wasn’t aware. Captain Lee says he wasn’t on shore with them, he wasn’t around the crew mess with them. Captain Lee generally stays on the bridge or in his quarters, he chooses not to mingle with the subordinates. Then Kevin says he doesn’t think the behavior was that bad! Are you kidding me? Captain Lee is pissed. I am so ready for this to be over.
Captain Lee says that Ashton tainted the other deckhands against Rhylee before she even got to the boat. He doesn’t think he gave her a fair second chance. Ashton disagrees. Ashton says he could have done more to bring his team together.
Then, he asks Captain Lee what he thinks about the problems with the fishing expedition. THAT WAS ALL FUCKING STORY LINE. The third deckhand does not have the responsibility or the authority or the knowledge of determining the fishing laws in Thailand. She did what she was told. Ultimately, that is most likely Captain Lee’s responsibility to know. Captain Lee’s answer is that he thinks Ashton has no remorse for his behavior this season whatsoever.
Captain Lee Storms Off The Stage, Housewives Style
Andy seems to be sticking up for the deckhands which is no surprise at all and he is asking why he never reprimands Kate. First, he asked about her throwing laundry. He says they were all drunk and he was the only sober one so there was no point to that. Plus, I might add they were on shore leave and not on charter. And the fucktards pissed her off while she was folding THEIR laundry. My head may be exploding and I should be used to Andy by now. Then he talks about the penis cake. I never got what the issue was with in the first place. They guests asked for a penis cake, Kevin made a penis cake. What difference did it make that the primary had gone to bed?
Captain Lee says that he has worked with Kate for six years and she deserves his respect and they can take how every they like, he doesn’t give a shit. Then Andy asks Ashton about asking Kevin if he slapped Rhylee with his dick. Oh God. Ashton says he has seen a therapist about that… at this point Captain Lee can’t take anymore and does a housewife walkoff! He mutters. “I am done putting up with these fucking dickheads.” I am sick of recapping these fucking dickheads.
Captain Lee Returns To The Stage
Kevin feels like the guys are all apologizing but the girls haven’t. BECAUSE THEY ARE THE WRONGED PARTIES YOU FUCKING MORON! Now we are just repeating shit over and over. Ashton’s insincere apology tour. I can’t.
Captain Lee is back. He said the conversations were getting very negative and he didn’t want to be a part of it. Andy asked him if he will work with Rhylee again. His answer surprises me, he says, “Good question. Unless things change, probably not.” Wow.
Andy asks the women if they have anything to grow from based on this experience. They all offer areas of growth. I really don’t give a shit about this. It is like asking a victim what they could have done not to be victimized. Simone talks about being a black stew. She says she tried not to be the angry black woman stew. Kate has moved to NYC. Andy asks if the group will go out together. Courtney says absolutely not. And that is where my recording blessedly ends.
I am not in a crappy mood and have two more recaps tonight. I’m counting on Captain Glenn to make me smile in the next one.