Tonight’s Below Deck recap will be quite drama-filled from the sound of things. Elizabeth continues to be useless and both Ashling and Francesca are at their wits end. It seems Elizabeth is more concerned about her boatmance with James than actually doing her job. Then, the captain loses it over dangerous behavior by the charter guests. It’s never wise to ignore captain!
The Truth Comes Out
It’s the morning after Elizabeth and James hooked up in the hot tub. Elizabeth is downplaying their sexcapade. It’s February 29,2020 and the pandemic is just getting started. The first death in the US was reported It took me 13 more days to really start to get how bad things were getting. It seems that Ashling was not promoted to second stew. It’s like there are basically two third stews. As far as the deck crew goes, the boat has to be moved two hours away to Jolly Harbor to pick up the next charter guests. Eddie is still talking about Rachel’s aggressive and odd behavior when she drinks. I still feel like she must be on medication that doesn’t mix well with alcohol. James is not thrilled that Elizabeth told the girls about their hot tub adventures.
The gossip of the day is about James and Elizabeth. Izzy thinks that James just wants to get laid and Elizabeth wants a romance. Meanwhile, Francesca confronts Elizabeth about talking shit about her to everyone on the boat. She tells her that behavior is immature. Elizabeth says what she thought was the right thing to say, but she’s super insincere. At the preference sheet meeting we learn that the two primaries are boat people. So this is not their first rodeo. They want a Great Gatsby themed dinner the first night. Other than that, they just want all the boat toys out. It seems like a fairly easy charter.
I’m Going To Need Pants
Captain Lee has to radio Francesca to ask for pants. Why isn’t Francesca handling everything that Captain Lee needs? Kate always did that. Why would Francesa trust either of her stews with those tasks. She needs to at least be overseeing what they are doing. Or in this case not doing. In other news, Izzy is coming down with something. The charter guests seem nice and very excited to be there. That won’t last long. Rachel left her phone in the freezer and she is freaking out because she can’t call her boyfriend.
The guests immediately start complaining that the drinks are not coming fast enough. It’s not even lunch yet. The guests love their lunch so much they were close to tears. I really need Rachel to cook for me! The women disagree on activities. Some want to shop, some want to go horseback riding on the beach, and one wants the slide out. The more they drink the more demanding they become. Production is making a big deal out of them having four bottles of champagne. They are on vacation and there are at least eight of them. That’s half a bottle each. Big deal. That said they seem to also be drinking other things as well.
Things Fall Apart
Izzy is getting sicker by the hour, poor girl. She has also had Guillain Barre Syndrome before and it worried it will come back. The guests take out the jetskis. Captain Lee and Rachel are getting along really well. She tells him to wear his tuxedo aka dress uniform to the Gatsby dinner. Eddie urges Captain Lee to get out of the dinner. He says this group is a drunken disaster. One of the female guests is mixing all kinds of liquor, wine and champagne.
Captain Lee is miserable at this dinner with all the wasted people. The really drunk lady has said all sort of very inappropriate things to him. Even some of the other guests realized she has crossed a line into full on hot mess. Captain Lee excused himself from the table. He doesn’t even make it back to the bridge before the drunk lady decides she wants to jump into the water. The the idiot belly flops into the water. Captain Lee goes all the way of on the idiot and tells everyone their charter is over and they are going back to the dock.
Ashling and Eddie were on WWHL. Izzy came out as a lesbian on Instagram. Other than that, there was no interesting new tea.