I can never remember what I recap on what day. So I was happy to discover that tonight it is a Below Deck recap. I believe we get a new stew tonight and Izzy moves to the deck. Also, we finally get rid of the assholes and the crew gets their first shore leave together. I have shrimp and grits for the occasion! I can’t remember the last time we had a crew who was this dysfunctional. But, first we have to get these awful charter guests off my TV. Also, I don’t remember any of the crew’s names. To top that off it is pouring rain.
Wow! Charlie left a $25,000 tip! That may be the biggest tip ever. They each got close to $2,300! He has also been on social media telling people that production made them do all the over the top stuff. I believe that. Back in the early seasons I would have charter guests write me about their experiences on the boat that were not that pleasant. Apparently, they are told to do things and production really cuts in to their time enjoying their trip. Then on one of the early season the crew and even Captain Lee would trash talk them on the show. Some felt humiliated.
Rachel misses her boyfriend and one of the stews, Izzy tells us about her vibrator. Captain Lee has a preference sheet meeting. The next charters are twenty somethings. Dax and Max are the primaries. The both brought their girlfriends and a couple of random friends from high school. Their main request is sushi to be eaten off a nude model. Rachel says all she keeps thinking is fish on fish. I’ve literally only ever seen this disgusting petri dish style of serving sushi on Bravo shows. Also, I don’t eat bait.
But first, the crew gets shore leave. They have two large vans and they spilt up even though they could fit in one. They order sushi. Yuck. That was the most boring shore leave ever. They go home at 10 pm. James is pissed. So am I. Drunken shore leaves make it easier to know who’s who. That was just pathetic. James wants to find someone who will break the rules with him.
A New Stew
Shane is four minutes late to work because he is brushing his teeth. Eddie hunts him down. Shane is an idiot but Eddie is kind of a jerk. Then Ashling arrives as the new stew. She’s a blond and the guys are already smitten. Sadly, her luggage got lost on the flight. So all she has is her carry on. Once when I was coming back home my luggage got lost. I had to sleep in the Atlanta airport until it showed up because my car keys and house keys were in the checked bag. I never made that mistake again. James tells her that they are bunking together. Then, he asks if she is single. She’s not. Francesa loves her because another Aussie. She also tells her that she will bunk with her. James is irritated again. But Izzy has moved in with James.
Ashling just flew from Australia. It took 30 hours and the first charter guests are arriving in about an hour. No rest for the travel weary. Elizabeth gets promoted to second stew. For now. I think Ashling has more experience. Francesca needs a larger sized shirt. Her boob are busting out of her dress shirt. The kids are already asking for drinking games. Do they really needs a coordinator for drinking games? I wonder if this is the group that breaks the open water rules and Captain Lee takes them right back to the shore? Francesa gives Ashling a million things to do. It seems very excessive. Also, Elizabeth gives her more work to do. Elizabeth’s work.
Shane Continues To Screw Up
Eddie is being really snarky with Shane. It’s not cool. Then Shane does something to screw up a line. Eddie is pissed and even worse, Captain Lee is watching and he is not happy. Rachel is making Sushi. She really knows what she is doing! She learned in Japan. And the nekkid model has arrived. But right now the focus on Shane. Izzy is working out well on deck. At least compared to Shane. Captain Lee and Eddie are ready to give Shane a ticket home. Ashling cries from the weight of it all. The kids don’t respect the high quality sushi they were served.
Next week, it seems things get worse for Shane.